Special Populations

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College provides support services such as customized workshops, seminars and support groups for students who are in special population categories including:

  • Single parents (one who is legally unmarried or legally separated from a spouse, who has full or partial custody of at least one minor child and who is in need of employment or career training)
  • Displaced homemakers (a parent who has been performing unpaid labor in the home, who has difficulty in securing employment and who has been dependent upon the income of another but can no longer depend on that income)
  • Economically disadvantaged
  • Non-traditional (students enrolled in programs non-traditional for their gender)
  • ESL students (students whose first language is not English)
  • Students with disabilities

Program offerings address life issues such as stress management, parenting skills, self esteem improvement and job readiness training.

Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn programs are offered free of charge to special population students and are designed to help students build a range of skills including financial management and planning, nutrition basics, study skills, stress management, and parenting skills. Sessions last about 50 minutes and are offered at 12:00 noon. Flyers and other announcements notify students of upcoming events. These sessions are organized and conducted by the Special Populations Coordinator. For information on this and other services, students should contact the Special Populations Coordinator at (229) 468-2242 or email marc.dame@wiregrass.edu.

Marc Dame
Special Populations Coordinator
Ben Hill-Irwin Campus
Room 634
O: (229) 468-2242
Shannon McConico
Dean of Enrollment Management
Valdosta Campus
Berrien Hall, Room 316
O: (229) 333-2110
Katrina Royal
Director of Testing & Special Populations, Student ADA & Section 504 Coordinator
Valdosta Campus
Berrien Hall, Room 107
O: (229) 333-2100 ext. 1236