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Zaundra Brown
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Georgia Piedmont Technical College Logo Reveal
Leadership team from Georgia Piedmont Technical College, formerly DeKalb Technical College, will unveil new college signage for students, faculty and staff in four-county bus tour on Monday, Oct. 3

September 26, 2011

Larry Teems, acting president, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC), and his leadership team will hop on the bus to tour the college's campuses on Mon., Oct. 3, unveiling GPTC's new signage and logo for students, faculty and staff at each stop as the college commemorates its name change from DeKalb Technical College.

The events are just a few in a series of celebrations this fall that introduce the college's new name and mark its 50 years of service to the community. At each stop on the tour, the college's new signage will be revealed as part of the name change celebration.

Established in 1961 as DeKalb Area Vocational School, the college now serves 18,000 students annually in four counties – DeKalb, Rockdale, Newton and Morgan – located right in the heart of the Georgia Piedmont. To better reflect its current service area, student body and business partnerships, college leaders began working with students, alumni, faculty and community leaders on a name change in 2010. In April 2011, the board of the Technical College System of Georgia approved DeKalb Tech's name change to Georgia Piedmont Technical College.

PHOTO OPP: GPTC leaders will travel in a 25-passenger bus wrapped with the college's new name and logo. New college signage will be unveiled at each campus.


  • Larry Teems, acting president, Georgia Piedmont Technical College
  • Sandra Font, Chair of the Board of Directors & Dr. Susan Eckert, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors
  • Cory Thompson, Public Relations & Information Director, Georgia Piedmont Technical College
  • Brief video presentation
  • Followed by brief reception


8:00 A.M. – Clarkston Campus
495 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021

9:30 A.M. – Rockdale Career Academy
1064 Culpepper Drive
Conyers, GA 30094

3:00 P.M. – Newton Campus Building D & Conference Center
8100 Bob Williams Parkway
Covington, GA 30014

4:30 P.M. – Madison Center
150 E. Washington Street
Madison, GA 30650

MEDIA RSVP: Cory Thompson, 404.297.9522, ext. 1118,

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About Georgia Piedmont Technical College
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, 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, 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

A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.