SAVANNAH, GA – Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s alumni Teresa Watson is making her alma mater proud. That’s because Watson was named as one of the outstanding alumni of the Technical College System of Georgia at a recent conference in Savannah. Watson is a graduate of the commercial truck driving program at Georgia Piedmont and has since founded her own transportation company, TRJ Transportation, Inc. In an application letter nominating Teresa Watson, GPTC President Dr. Tavarez Holston wrote, “Ms. Watson is an outstanding, motivated professional with over 18 years of leadership experience in the trucking industry. She has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to driving positive change and innovation within the sector.”

In addition to being a successful entrepreneur, Watson also serves at the national level as a contributor with the Biden-Harris Administration Truck Action Plan and leads the Minority Professional Truckers Assocation – an organization dedicated to promoting inclusivity and economic opportunities within the trucking profession.

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GPTC alum and truck driving graduate, Teresa Watson.

In order to qualify as a TCSG Alumni of the Year, honorees must exhibit professional excellence, be engaged in their community(ies), be an advocate for technical education and have achieved a notable level of success in their career.

TCSG Commissioner Greg Dozier said of the nominees, “Our Alumni of the Year exemplifies the incredible talent that emerge from our technical colleges. They are living proof of the transformative power of technical education and serve as role models for current and future students.”

Congratulations to Teresa Watson and all of her fellow honorees!