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Head shot of Dr. Glen Cannon, interim president, Georgia Piedmont Technical College.

Dr. Glen Cannon Named Interim President of GPTC

Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Matt Arthur has named Dr. D. Glen Cannon to serve as interim president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College. He replaces Dr. Jabari Simama, who served from 2012 until April. Rockdale Citizen & Newton Citizen

Three students performing at Georgia Piedmont Tech's ESL international student talent show.

Georgia Piedmont Technical College Hosts Annual International Student Talent Show

It was standing room only today at Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s Annual International Talent Show, held at the college’s Starnes Center in the heart of Clarkston, Georgia.  Students from the college’s free English as a Second Language (ESL) program showcased a wide array of festive and colorful attire and costumes from their countries of origin. … Continue Reading →

Crystal Wright, Statewide GOAL Award-Winner, steps into her new Kia, the grand prize for the competition.

Technical College System of Georgia Announces Georgia Piedmont Student as 2018 Statewide Student of the Year

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) yesterday announced the state’s top technical college student and top technical college instructor for 2018. Crystal Wright of Georgia Piedmont Technical College received the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) award and Stephanie O’Donoghue of Chattahoochee Technical College received the 2018 State Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in … Continue Reading →

Kyrsten Ledbetter of RockDale County middle school receives 1st place certificate from Governor Nathan Deal for her artwork reflecting the importance of manufacturing in Georgia.

Georgia Piedmont Technical College Announces First Place Winner in 2018 Student Design Contest: Kyrsten Ledbetter – General Ray Davis Middle School Eighth Grader

Kyrsten Ledbetter, an eighth grade student attending Rockdale County’s General Ray Davis Middle School, received the State’s First Place Award in the 6th – 8th grade category of the 2018 Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) Student Design Contest at the annual 2018 Manufacturing Appreciation Week Governor’s Awards Luncheon. Ledbetter received both her award and a $500 … Continue Reading →

Image of DART Foundation Donation of $130,000 to support Georgia Piedmont's Advanced Manufacturing Center.

Georgia Piedmont Technical College Hosts Manufacturers Luncheon; Annual Luncheon Included $130,000 Donation Presentation from DART Foundation

Georgia Piedmont Technical College recently welcomed leaders from local businesses and industries, as well as civic and elected officials, to its annual Manufacturers Luncheon.  Each year, the luncheon is coordinated to recognize companies nominated by the college to compete in the annual statewide Manufacturer of the Year competition. “Congratulations to our 2018 nominees for Manufacturer … Continue Reading →

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Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s Student Government President Receives Outstanding Citizenship Award

Essence Jones, the president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s Student Government Association (SGA), was presented with an Outstanding Citizenship Award at a recent Georgia Student Government Association (GSGA)/National Technical Honor Society (NHTS) conference.  Jones received her award on February 10, 2018 at a function held at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia.   “Once again, … Continue Reading →

Headshot of EAGLE Award-Winner LaTrevya Mitchell

Georgia Piedmont Technical College Announces its Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Winner

Administrators from Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s (GPTC) Adult Education program have selected LaTrevya Mitchell as the 2018 EAGLE award recipient.  Now in its 25th year, EAGLE (Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education) is the first statewide program in the nation that recognizes excellence among students enrolled in adult education programs.   “I applaud LaTrevya Mitchell … Continue Reading →

Photo of GOAL Student of the Year Crystal Wright; Dr. Jabari Simama, President of Georgia Piedmont Technical College; Kye Haymore, Rick Perkins Teacher of the Year

Georgia Piedmont Technical College Announces Student and Instructor of the Year

During its annual awards luncheon today,  Georgia Piedmont Technical College announced  Ms. Crystal Wright, a nursing student,  as the college’s 2018  Student of the Year.  In addition, Paralegal instructor, Ms. Kye Haymore, was announced as Instructor of the Year.   “Ms. Wright and Ms. Haymore are both high achievers, and I am inspired by the … Continue Reading →

Georgia Piedmont Tech Hosts Annual State of the College Breakfast

More than 150 leaders from business and industry, education, and non-profit organizations, as well as elected and appointed officials, attended Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s State of the College address on February 20, 2018.