The Student Government Association (SGA)
The Student Government Association (SGA) is composed of elected officers and members from the student body. SGA’s purpose is to serve and represent the student body; provide a channel through which students may exhibit leadership; recommend activities that enhance student life outside the classroom; and provide for constructive discussions leading to improvement of Georgia Piedmont Tech. Additionally, SGA seeks to improve communication among students, faculty, staff, and the community.
The Accounting Club, promotes growth and professional development of accounting and business students. This organization seeks to develop leadership skills through student participation in educational, business, civic, and social activities. The Accounting Club assists students in establishing career goals and promotes high standards of integrity, work ethics, and scholarship. Membership in this organization means student membership within the Georgia Society of CPA’s (GSCPA).
Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
This is an organization providing superior leadership and education in Information Technology. AITP is dedicated to using Information Technology partnerships to provide education and benefits to our members while working with the industry to assist in the overall promotion and direction of Information Technology.
Cosmetology Club members participate in activities and special events including hair show conferences and other professional developments within the Cosmetology industry. The club will provide a greater understanding of our field to the public and assist cosmetology students at the college.
Future Educators of Young Children (FEYC)
Affiliated with NAEYC and GAYC, membership is for individuals enrolled in Early Childhood Education courses. The purpose of the club is to further an understanding of Early Childhood beyond the boundaries of the classroom and to provide a forum for the members to discuss issues pertinent to the field of Early Childhood Education. It intends to inform members concerning job opportunities and continued educational possibilities. This chapter will also assist the community through charitable outreach through literacy based programs.
The Humanities Society
Humanities Society explores diverse cultures and their contributions to the humanities. THS embraces music, literature, philosophy and art from various ethnicities. Moreover, THS immerses students into theatre and how it relates to the human condition. Members benefit from attending local cultural venues that provide a channel whereby they can experience and embrace social issues in present day society.
Ladies in Action (LIA)
This organization is designed to cultivate and enhance empowerment. Members of Ladies in Action represent the student body and cultivate opportunities of leadership through structured activities such as education, etiquette, skills building, networking, and mentoring, as well as personal and professional development. Students must be committed to service and excellence. Ladies in Action will strive to achieve excellence in all its endeavors.
Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX)
Student must complete no less than two-thirds (2/3) of the program requirement with an overall grade point average of at leads 3.25, plus a grade point average in their paralegal courses of at least 3.5 in order to be considered for admission to LEX.
Mu Lambda Tau (MLT)
This organization enables students to further their knowledge of Clinical Laboratory Technology and to encourage their participation in local, state, regional, and national professional organizations. Many of these students are also members of the Georgia Society of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (GA-ASCLS) The mission is to make a positive impact in the health care through leadership that will assure excellence in the practice of laboratory medicine.
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
A non-profit educational association for students preparing for careers in business, entrepreneurial, or business-related fields. Its purpose is to promote interest in the field of business and develop leadership qualities in students preparing for business careers.
An organization for trade, industrial, technical and health occupation students. It offers leadership, citizenship, and character development programs to complete skill training. SkillsUSA members work together to improve the Georgia Piedmont Tech, the work place, and the community; they also have an opportunity to compete in local, state and national Skills Olympics for recognition and achievement awards in their chosen occupational skills.
The Student Veteran Organization (SVO)
The Student Veteran Organization provides a forum where Student-Veterans can meet fellow Student-Veterans at the college, support and encourage one another, and foster a spirit of success through social events, and participation in Campus Life.
United Media Minds
United Media Minds gives Design and Media Production majors the opportunity to be creative using their talents and educational training to create digital media productions at industry standard. Using digital media mediums, students will collaborate together while getting hands-on experience in film, television, photography, audio, lighting, graphic design, animation, web design, engineering, and hair and makeup crew positions.
Student Activities Highlights
Association of Information Technology Professionals
Left to Right: Randy Akuffo, Mycael Spear, Jermaine Byrd, and James Terry
Association of Information Technology Professionals students attended the National Conference in Rosemont, Illinois. They were awarded Second Place for Banner Professional and Third Place for Banner Artistic.
Criminal Justice Club
Left to Right: Princess Gonzalez, Anthony L. Williams Senior Director – Asset Protection Northeast Division, Davia Chin, and Kimberly Lane, and Dorian Heard
Four Georgia Piedmont Tech students were selected by The International Organization of Black Security Executives to attend an annual conference in Boca Raton, Florida. The organization provides security and management-focused educational programs to college students, seasoned practitioners and senior executives.
Georgia Piedmont Tech student Thelma Clark-Thomas received the 2016 Amy Holloway Scholarship for Academic Excellence and Community Service Projects for SkillsUSA, which was presented at the Georgia Career and Leadership Development Conference.
Front Row L-R: Michael O’Neal, Thelma Clark-Thomas, Sakima Cauthen, Alex Danya, Love McNill, Emory Marshall, Erman Gunindi
Second Row L-R: Mycael Spear, Satwyneka Williams, Shawn Lee, Denard Anderson, Amy Coles
Third row L-R (Advisors): Christine H. Hamilton, Tomeika Williams, Mike Sachs (not in the photo)
Georgia Piedmont Technical National Delegation had an impressive showing at the SkillsUSA National Championships in Louisville, KY. June 20-25, 2016.