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Georgia Piedmont Technical College Paralegal Instructor, Kye Haymore, named President-Elect of the American Association for Paralegal Education

DeKalb County - October 25, 2016

The American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE) has tapped Georgia Piedmont Technical College instructor Kye Haymore to serve as the 2017 president-elect of the national organization.  

 “Kye Haymore’s dedication to paralegal education is evidenced by her commitment to her students at Georgia Piedmont, as well as to this important national organization,” said Dr. Jabari Simama, president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College.   “During her 10 years as an instructor at Georgia Piedmont, she has demonstrated her dedication to paralegal education and is widely respected by her colleagues.  These same skills will contribute greatly to the success of the association,” Dr. Simama said.

Haymore was nominated for the president-elect post at the association’s 35th annual conference, which was held October 12-15, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas.   As president-elect, Haymore will serve a three-year term. Haymore will serve as President Elect from now until the next conference in October 2017. During this time, she will be in charge of the organization’s membership.  From October 2017-October 2018, she will serve as President.  Then from October 2018-October 2019 she will serve as Immediate Past President and will be in charge of nominations. She has been involved with the organization for the past eight years.  In 2011, she became a member of the AAfPE Board of Directors, serving as its southeast director. 

 “I have been deeply engaged in representing my region and its members on the AAfPE Board of Directors,” Haymore says.  “I’ve enjoyed learning about the history of this association, as well as contributing to its future,” she added.  “AAfPE has helped me become a better educator, and I want to help others involved in paralegal education to share in all that AAfPE has to offer. I look forward to serving in this leadership capacity for the next three years,” Haymore continued. 

As a paralegal studies instructor, Haymore teaches courses such as Legal Research and Writing; Real Estate Law; Intellectual Property; and Introduction to Law and Ethics. Additionally, she served as chair of Georgia Piedmont’s faculty advisory committee. She also has assisted in writing state standards for courses offered through the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), the governing agency that oversees operations of 22 public technical colleges throughout Georgia.

Haymore was instrumental in developing Georgia Piedmont’s paralegal studies curriculum so it would garner approval from the American Bar Association (ABA).  A member of the State Bar of Georgia, Haymore is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Georgia, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science.  She graduated from the University of Georgia’s School of Law in 1995. 

As an active member of her church, Haymore is currently co-chair of the youth council at the First United Methodist Church of Covington. 

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Established in 1961, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is one of the top technical colleges in Georgia. As a student-centered institution, GPTC prepares individuals with the skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing, global economy. In August 2016, Georgia Piedmont was ranked among the top ten technical colleges in terms of enrollment by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. GPTC’s graduation rate is more than 74.3 percent, and its graduates secure employment at a level resulting in a 98.7 percent placement rate. With nearly 4,000 students, Georgia Piedmont’s adult education program is among the largest in the state. The college has 12 learning centers in DeKalb, Newton, Rockdale and Morgan counties. As set forth in its student catalog, Georgia Piedmont Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). Contact Lisa Peters, the ADA Coordinator, at 404/297-9522, ext. 1154, ADA504Coordinator@gptc.edu or at the main DeKalb campus, 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 Room A-170; or Dr. Debra Gordon, the Title IX Coordinator, at 404/297-9522, ext. 1176, TitleIXCoordinator@gptc.edu or at the main DeKalb campus, 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 Room A-103 for assistance. For more information about our graduation rates and other important program information, please visit our website at https://www.gptc.edu/gainfulemployment.

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