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Zaundra Brown
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404.297.9522, ext. 1757


Georgia Piedmont Tech Presidential Welcome & Inaugural Address

Clarkston, GA - February 18, 2013

Georgia Piedmont Technical College Board of Directors and the College Foundation Board of Trustees invite you to attend the official welcome and inaugural address of Dr. Jabari Simama. Simama was recently appointed president of the college and will present his framework for taking the college to the next plateau during his inaugural address. A community reception will immediately follow the program at the same location. The event is open to the public, but an RSVP from the media is requested. Please send RSVPs to with the subject line: Presidential Welcome RSVP. An interview with Dr. Jabari Simama can be arranged upon request.

Wednesday February 27, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Georgia Piedmont Technical College Conference Center
495 N. Indian Creek Dr.,
Clarkston, GA 30021

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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.