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Georgia Piedmont Technical College Welcomes New President, Dr. Tavarez Holston

(DeKalb County, September 6, 2018) – – The state board of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) today approved Commissioner Matt Arthur’s appointment of Dr. Tavarez Holston as the new president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College. Dr. Holston will assume his official leadership duties on September 10, 2018. “Dr. Holston’s experience in, and passion … Continue Reading →

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Georgia Piedmont Technical College Foundation Awards Scholarships to Students as Fall Semester Gets Underway

(DeKalb County, August 21, 2018) – – Several students are arriving on the campus of Georgia Piedmont Technical College with scholarship money in hand as classes begin this week. The Georgia Piedmont Technical College Foundation awarded scholarships to six deserving students. Prospective recipients fill out an application form and, in some instances, submit a written … Continue Reading →

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Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s Director of Early Childhood Education leads delegation of Alums on Italian Study Tour

(DeKalb County, July 12, 2018) – – Dr. Linda Grant, the director of the Early Childhood Care and Education program at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, recently led a delegation of Georgia Piedmont alumni on a study tour in Italy. The purpose of the trip was to give local educators an opportunity to immerse themselves in … Continue Reading →

Georgia Piedmont Technical College Celebrates Academic Excellence at 2018 Commencement Ceremony

(Rockdale County, May 21, 2018) On Saturday, May 19, 2018, Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s spring graduates walked across the stage, accepted their hard-earned credentials, and turned their tassels. Dr. Alvetta Thomas, president of Southern Crescent Technical College, served as the keynote speaker. She offered encouraging words to the nearly 400 students who received their GEDs, … Continue Reading →

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

Dr. Glen Cannon Named Interim President of Georgia Piedmont Technical College

Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) 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 2012-2018.       “Dr. Cannon will be a tremendous leader for Georgia Piedmont during this time of transition to ensure the college continues … Continue Reading →

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 →