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July 12, 2016

Makeup Artist Essentials 101-Beginning August 13

Atlanta Technical College’s Office of Continuing Education is presenting Makeup Artist Essentials 101, a non-credit course. The course will be offered as a one-day course on the campus of Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, Atlanta, GA. 30310, and as a two-day course at 124 S. Main Street, Jonesboro, GA, 30236. Instructor April Bethea will provide in-depth studies and hands-on training.

The eight-hour course at Atlanta Technical College will be offered August 27, September 10, and October 29. The 16-hour off-campus course will be offered August 13-14, September 17-18, and October 8-9. Several areas essential to the art of makeup are covered, including a professional Makeup Artist’s Tool Kit, Skincare, and Eyelash Extensions.

For information on prices and registration, call 404.225.4487and email ce@atlantatech.edu Seating is limited.

July 11, 2016

Instructor Scott Captivates Audience at AVID Conference

 

Damon Scott, accounting instructor and 2015 Teacher of the Year, recently addressed a crowd of 4000 at the AVID Conference in Denver, Colorado. His passionate, energizing speech brought the audience to its feet in thunderous applause. As soon as Scott left the stage he was mobbed by fellow educators eager to thank him for the inspiration.

“Get it straight. I don't teach accounting,” Scott said to his peers. “I use accounting to teach students how to believe in themselves.”

About AVID


AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. AVID trains educators to use proven practices in order to prepare students for success in high school, college, and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

July 1, 2016

Atlanta Technical College Selected for $3.7 Million Federal Grant

 

The White House announced a grant for $3.7 million to Atlanta Technical College for a curriculum of online and classroom learning that will include on-the-job training. “We are excited about this opportunity to serve those who have barriers to entering the workforce,” said Dr. Alvetta P. Thomas, president of Atlanta Technical College. “We'll be partnering with several organizations, including the Greater Atlanta Urban League, Technology Association of Georgia, and Syntrix Consulting to make this a reality.”

Specifically, the Atlanta Tech program will target increasing skills and opportunities for employment in high growth industries including information technology, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, business, and transportation. The Technology Impact Project will serve 425 participants over the next four years. Participants will receive degrees that lead to jobs as computer programmers, database specialists, or networking specialists in Computer Programming, Database Specialist, or Networking Specialist.

The U. S. Department of Labor TechHire grants were awarded to 39 participants providing training in 25 states across the country. More than 18,000 participants will receive services through the TechHire grant program, with a focus on youth and adults ages 17-29.

Atlanta Technical College is a vibrant part of the Technical College System of Georgia and was named its College of the Year in 2012. For more information on Atlanta Technical College and its programs visit www.atlantatech.edu.

June 28, 2016

Students Capture Gold in National SkillsUSA Competition

 

Atlanta Technical College students won the gold in the American Spirit competition of SkillsUSA. First place winners were Ahmad Johnson, Chauncy Walker, and Sykot Das. The competition was a notebook contest documenting SkillsUSA’s chapters community service, patriotism and citizenship, and promotion of career and technical education projects that demonstrate a belief in the American way of life.

Held in Louisville, Kentucky, at the Kentucky Exposition Center, the Atlanta Technical College students took first place, winning over the national competition. “They worked hard throughout the year assisting with volunteering at events such as Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless, Atlanta Children’s Shelter, and Relay for Life of South Fulton”, said Student Life Coordinator Dessie Hall“. They also volunteered during events on campus including Veterans Day, Open House, Orientation, Fall Fest, and Spring Fling.“

June 28, 2016

Students Intern at David Tutera‘s “Your Wedding Experience” Events

 

Atlanta Technical College Hospitality students recently worked David Tutera‘s “Your Wedding Experience” at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Tutera, a celebrity wedding planner, is host of WE tv‘s “My Fair Wedding” and David Tutera‘s CELEBrations.

“Atlanta Tech seemed truly engaged in the desire to make the show a success along with our team”, Tutera said. “I can‘t stress enough how invaluable each and every one of you was to the show.”

Participating students are enrolled in the Event Coordinator Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) which allows them to gain a credential in Event Planning. This TCC is offered each semester.

Tamoura Jones, Culinary Arts and Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management department chair, coordinated student participation in the event. “Thank you Ms. Jones”, said a participating student. “You provide quality opportunities that are life changing to the students.”

May 3, 2016

Atlanta Tech inducts 43 students into National Technical Honor Society

 

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Atlanta Technical College students take the oath of the National Technical Honor Society.

 

Atlanta Technical College inducted 43 students into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) during the Spring Induction Ceremony on May 2.

The purpose of NTHS is to bring well deserved recognition, scholarship opportunities, and career opportunities to students who excel in one of the 108 career and technical educational fields. Not only do NTHS students embody all the attributes and talent which is in demand today, these students also embrace a clear vision for tomorrow’s workforce and their role in it.

This prestigious recognition is only open to students nominated by an instructor, who are in good standing with the college, and have achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher.

During the ceremony, the inductees recite the NTHS pledge and to commit to maintain the highest standard of personal conduct and to strive for excellence in all aspects of their education while upholding their obligations as citizens of their community and country.

Atlanta Technical College President Alvetta Peterman (center) with ATC National Technical Honor Society officers and inductees.

NTHS members qualify for scholarship opportunities offered by the national organization and are provided with purple and white honor cords to wear during commencement. Local, national and regional offices of NTHS can provide letters of recommendations for member, which can be shared with potential employers. Induction into the honor society is America’s foremost scholastic honor for excellence in workforce education.

The National Technical Honor Society currently serves approximately 100,000 active members in 2016 and nearly a million since its inception in 1984. Over $225,000 in scholarships is awarded annually to its members. NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce. For over 30 years, NTHS has been the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.

 

April 30, 2016

Lisa Smith of Georgia Power to Deliver Atlanta Technical College 2016 Commencement Address

Lisa J. Smith, region manager for Georgia Power’s Metro South Region, will serve as the speaker for the Spring 2016 Commencement at Atlanta Technical College. The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 16, at the Georgia International Convention Center.

Smith, who has been with the Georgia Power Company since 1997, leads the company’s operations in serving more than 265,000 customers in the southern crescent of metropolitan Atlanta. She is responsible for region operations, sales, customer service, economic and community development, and external affairs activities.

A native of Meridian, Miss., Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University and an MBA from Kennesaw State University. She has served as a member of the board of directors for the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce and Fayette Education Foundation, and as vice president of the boards of both the Central Educational Center and Communities In Schools.

During the Spring 2016 Commencement, Atlanta Technical College will confer degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit.

 

April 25, 2016

LEX Holds 2016 Induction Ceremony

Four Atlanta Technical College students, Ariel Howard, Katherine McCord, Cremeithius Riggins, and Danielle Roberts, have been inducted into the paralegal honor society, Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX). The 2016 induction ceremony for the Atlanta Technical College chapter of LEX was held on April 21 at the State Bar of Georgia.

Induction into LEX signifies high levels of academic achievement. To qualify for membership in LEX, students must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.2, plus a grade point average in their paralegal classes of at least 3.5. In addition, students are eligible only after they have completed two-thirds of their paralegal degree or certificate program requirements.


(L-R) The Honorable Glenn Embree, administrative law judge, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review; Danielle Roberts, LEX inductee; Sherri Allen, JD, owner, Allen Law, LLC; Ariel Howard, LEX inductee; The Honorable Kimberly Esmond Adams, judge, Superior Court of Fulton County; Katherine McCord, LEX inductee; Cremeithius Riggins, LEX inductee; and The Honorable Robert Jackson, administrative law judge, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review.

The keynote speaker at the induction ceremony was The Honorable Kimberly Esmond Adams, Judge, Superior Court of Fulton County. Esmond Adams was elected to the bench and began her service in January 2009 on the State of Georgias largest and busiest trial court. Prior to her election, Judge Adams served the citizens of Fulton County as a Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney in the Office of the Fulton County District Attorney where she prosecuted major, complex felony cases. Her exceptional commitment to victims and community safety earned her the coveted distinction of Special Unit Trial Attorney of the Year by the Fulton County District Attorney's Office. Judge Adams began her public service career in 2002 after practicing as an employment attorney with a national labor and employment boutique. She is a past president of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and a former member of the Atlanta Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees.

Lambda Epsilon Chi became a chartered organization on the Atlanta Technical College campus fall 2014. This is the second class of paralegal students inducted through the chapter. Members of the Atlanta Technical College Paralegal Advisory Board including The Honorable Judge Glenn Embree, Sherri Allen, JD, and The Honorable Robert Jackson, attended the ceremony.

Paralegal is a robust career field. According to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024. In addition, the Atlanta area has been designated by the BLS as one of the metropolitan areas with the highest employment levels in the field. The mean wage for paralegals/legal assistants in Georgia is $55,880.

Atlanta Technical College offers a two-year paralegal associate degree. For information on the program contact Keisha Hudson, JD at (404) 225-4534 or khudson@atlantatech.edu.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Paralegals and Legal Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/legal/paralegals-and-legal-assistants.htm (visited April 25, 2016).

April 17, 2016

ATC students earn 10 awards at PBL state conference

Students from Atlanta Technical College (ATC) earned 10 awards at this year’s Georgia Phi Beta Lambda(PBL)State Leadership Conference. During the conference held at The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel, April 8-10, ATC students competed against peers from across the state in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Top winners will compete in the 2016 PBL National Leadership Conference in Chicago this summer.

This year’s winners are:

CHAPTER AWARD

Largest Local Chapter Membership

FIRST PLACE

Reva Harvey - Sales Presentation

Shanita Clark - Business Law

SECOND PLACE

Chauncy Walker, Gary Kelly, Kevin Little, Eric Mason and Dabanga Guilford

Parliamentary Procedure (Team)

THIRD PLACE

Sagar Das and Ahmad Johnson - Social Media Campaign (Team)

FOURTH PLACE

Marlicia Brewer - Entrepreneurial Concepts

Debanga Guilford - Marketing Concepts

Shante Lewis - Personal Finance

Shante Lewis - Accounting Principles

Stephen White and Leroy McIntosh - Business Ethics (Team)

FIFTH PLACE

Shanita Clark - Justice Administration

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (3) student business organization with nearly a quarter million members and advisers in 6,000 chartered high school and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, VA outside of Washington, D.C.

April 3, 2016

Atlanta Technical College offers two-day film production assistant course

The Continuing Education Department at Atlanta Technical College (ATC) is offering weekend film production assistant (PA) courses for people who want to pursue a career in the film industry. According to the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, film and television productions generated an economic impact of $6 billion in FY 2015. The ATC two-day production assistant course will prepare participants for entry-level jobs in this booming industry.

The non-credit, PA course is offered through the ATC Continuing Education Department. The fee is $199, and includes a complimentary CPR training course presented by the ATC American Heart Association Center. PA classes are taught by James Tripp-Haith, a member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA).The production assistant is the job that gets you in the door,” says Tripp-Haith. Students enrolled in the course will learn: film crew roles and responsibilities; set and office etiquette; resume writing for the entertainment industry; and set safety.

To register for the production assistant course, call 404-225-4487 or email ce@atlantatech.edu. Online registration is also available at http://www.atlantatech.edu/education/index.php.

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March 25, 2016

Atlanta Technical College Institute for Males accepting applications for the high school summer camp

Program Developed to Encourage African American Males to Acquire Leadership Skills

The Atlanta Technical College Institute for Males (AIM) is currently accepting applications for the AIM Summer Leadership Summer Camp. The four-week program is open to young men in grades 9 to 12.July 6, the young men in the AIM camp will participate in structured activities designed to build leadership skills and encourage the pursuit of post-secondary education.

The fee for the camp is $50. Breakfast and lunch are provided for all campers. The camp fee also covers visits to cultural sites and colleges throughout the state.

Parent orientation sessions will be held in the Atlanta Technical College Dennard Conference Center from 6:00 7:00 p.m. on May 5 and May 26. For additional information contact Wallace Baker at (404) 756-2706 or wbaker@atlantatech.edu.

 

 

March 21, 2016

Atlanta Technical College Students medal in 11 competitions at the Georgia SkillsUSA Competition

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Students representing the Atlanta Technical College (ATC) chapter of SkillsUSA earned medals in 11 categories at the Georgia the SkillsUSA State Championships. Held in Atlanta, Georgia, March 17-19, 2016, the SkillsUSA State Conference and Championships was a showcase of career and technical education students where state regional contest winners, competed in trade, technical and leadership fields.

ATC students finished first in five categories including Humaniod Robotics, Commercial Banking, and Welding Art Sculpture. First-place winners are eligible to compete during the 52nd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference that will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, June 20-24, 2016.

During the State Championships, elections were held for SkillsUSA State Officers. To qualify, candidates had to pass the Officer Qualification Exam, interview with the Qualifications Committee, deliver a campaign speech, and earn support from voting delegates representing all Georgia SkillsUSA chapters. Two Atlanta Tech students, Jerrod McNish and Sykot Das, were elected state officers.

Competition results

Gold Medalists:

American Spirit 1st Place - Sykot Das, Ahmad Johnson, and Chauncy Walker

Career Pathways Health Sciences 1st Place - Ronda Graham & Hazel Marshall

Commercial Baking 1st Place - Sherley Saint-Preux

Humanoid Robotics 1st Place - Carlos Keglevich and Samuel Tarfa

Welding Art Sculpture 1st Place - Ayo Abdullah

Silver Medalists:

Collision Repair Technology 2nd Place - Gilbert Bellamy

Digital Cinema 2nd Place - Michael Harris and Cory Way

Plumbing 2nd Place Tom Freeman

Bronze Medalists:

Computer Programming 3rd Place - Chelsea Newby

Photography 3rd Place - Robert Williams

Restaurant Services 3rd Place - Amadi Burt

SkillsUSA is a national partnership of students, teachers and industry, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA chapters help students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations excel. SkillsUSA has more than 300,000 students and instructors as members.

For more information, visit www.SkillsUSA.org.

 

March 5, 2016 Atlanta Technical College featured in the March edition of Georgia Trend Magazine

 

March 3, 2016

 

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February 8, 2016

Pharmacy students visit Grady Health System

Earlier this month, the Pharmacy Technology 3 level senior students visited the Grady Health System Inpatient Pharmacy to gain insight into the day-in-the-life of the hospital clinical pharmacist. Nicole Crutchfield, a graduate of the Atlanta Technical College Pharmacy Technology program who now works for Grady Health System, engaged the students in an interactive tour. When the group reached the Chemotherapy/Oncology Research Specialty Pharmacy, Crutchfield led them in laboratory demonstrations including Aseptic Sterile techniques.

These types of field trips are designed to create a dialogue between working practitioners and the students. The outings allow students to see how professionals in their chosen field interact with doctors, nurses, and patients. During the course of the pharmacy technology program, students hear from professionals working in a variety of medical setting; assisting them in making informed decisions about the type of facility that best suits their personal and professional goals.

February 6, 2016

Library hosts opening reception for black history quilt exhibition

The Atlanta Technical College Library will host an Opening Reception for “Patches of Us: Past & Present 2016 Quilt Display,” on Wednesday, February 10. The exhibition which will run through February 29, features colorful quilts that examine the history, race, and culture of African Americans. The reception is from 5:30 p.m. in the Atlanta Technical College Library located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (404) 225-4596 or send an email to tbussey@atlantatech.edu.

 

January 26, 2016

Atlanta Technical College to host annual counselor luncheon February 18

Atlanta Technical College will host the 2016 Counselor Luncheon on Thursday, February 18, 2016. The event which is designed to brief high school counselors from Atlanta Public Schools, Fulton Schools and Clayton County Schools on the programs and services offered at the college, will be held in the Dennard Conference Center from 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Representatives from the college will discuss dual enrollment programs, scholarships, campus expansion projects and new program offerings. For information on the Counselor Luncheon contact Elisa Jaden at (404) 225-4455 or ejaden@atlantatech.edu.

January 24, 2016

Atlanta Tech earns AVID Certified Institution Designation

Atlanta Technical College has been recognized as an Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) certified Institution for the 2015-2016 school year. This status is awarded to AVID institutions that have met the AVID Program Essentials and Data Collections documentation that supports program effectiveness and student progress. This self-study and validation process is designed to assist AVID campuses with achieving desired benchmarks that are precursors for academic success in college.

 

January 20, 2016

ATC holds convocation to welcome new students

Today, Atlanta Technical College hosted the Spring Semester New Student Convocation to welcome first-year and transfer students into the campus community. Held in the Auditorium of the Academic Complex, the event presented an opportunity for campus leaders to acquaint the students with the traditions, core values and history of the college.

This spring, Atlanta Technical College welcomed an estimated 1,236 first-year and transfer students. The New Student Convocation marked the beginning of their journey toward college completion and gainful employment. During the convocation, members of the cabinet, student leaders, academic deans and distinguished guests gave words of wisdom and advice for successful first-year matriculation. The Atlanta Technical College achievement coaches were also introduced. An Achievement coach is a member of the integrated team of instructional and operational staff that promotes academic skills-building by helping students: set and achieve academic goals, overcome adversity, and locate support resources.

To fully embrace the spirit of the college, each new student was asked to recite the Affirmation of Integrity which was adopted by the Student government Association during the 2013-2014 academic year. The affirmation reads”

-As students of Atlanta Technical College, we are expected to act honorably; demonstrate a keen sense of ethical conduct; behave respectfully, with particular consideration for others; act responsibly, being accountable for the safety and well-being of self and community; and regularly reflect upon the consequences of our thoughts, beliefs, decisions, and actions.*

-I am a person of honor and integrity.

-I respect myself and others at all times.

-I accept total responsibility for my words and actions.

-I am a victor, not a victim.

-I find solutions, not excuses.

-I am thoughtful and kind. And worthy.

-I always speak well of others.

-I keep the commitments I make.

-I am a positive, joyful person who enjoys an abundant, fulfilling life.

-I am authentic and respect the uniqueness of all people.

-I believe in Atlanta Technical College.

-I raise my handas an oath to who I am.

-I AM Atlanta Technical College.

Following the recitation, the class was officially presented to President Alvetta Peterman Thomas. To culminate the ceremony, current student leaders stood before the new students and presented each with a token to symbolize their membership in the Atlanta Technical College community.

 

January 14, 2016

Atlanta Tech staff and students to discuss dual enrollment on Focus Atlanta

Juli Gilyard, Maria Hernandez, and Ramona Hernandez

Atlanta Technical College students and staff recently appeared on the Focus Atlanta television show. Juli Gilyard, High School Programs Coordinator; Ramona Hernandez, ATC Early Childcare and Education Student and mother of a dual enrollment student; and Maria Hernandez, ATC dual enrollment student, talked about the benefits of Move On When Ready/Dual enrollment programs. Their interview with Keisha Lancelin of Focus Atlanta can be seen Sunday, January 17 at noon on CW69. For additional information on Atlanta Tech dual enrollment programs, click here.

Maria Hernandez, Ramona Hernandez, Juli Gilyard, and Keisha Lancelin

 

January 11, 2014

Atlanta Technical College Foundation awarded The Networks of 11Alive and the TEGNA Foundation Grant

The Atlanta Technical College Foundation (ATCF) recently received a grant from The Networks of 11Alive and the TEGNA Foundation to provide funding for emergency educational and support services for low-income students who are seeking to achieve self-sufficiency through career-focused education.

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John Deushane, WXIA-TV President and General Manager; Sykot Das, Atlanta Technical College students; and Miranda McKenzie, Interim Director of the Atlanta Technical College Foundation.

Since 1999, the ATCF has been providing scholarships, grants and hardship loans to help underserved students cover expenses that are not met through financial aid or traditional funding sources. The TEGNA Grant will help ATCF provide assistance with tuition, books, tools, emergency shelter, transportation, day care, and other barriers to program completion.

WXIA-TV President and General Manager, John Deushane, “The Networks of 11Alive strive to celebrate the human spirit through our on air and on line properties, showcasing the amazing work being done in our community helping others. We are honored and thrilled to be able, through the TEGNA Foundation, to support these local organizations that are making such a difference for all of us who call Atlanta home.”


The TEGNA Foundation is a corporate foundation sponsored by TEGNA, Inc. Through its Community Grant program, TEGNA Foundation supports non-profit activities in the communities in which TEGNA does business. Through its other programs, the Foundation invests in the future of the media industry, encourages employee giving, and contributes to a variety of charitable causes. The TEGNA Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations based on recommendations from subsidiaries of TEGNA Inc.


Other grant recipients of the grants presented by The Networks of 11Alive and the TEGNA Foundation were American Red Cross, Cool Girls, Inc, , Kate's Club, Make a Wish Foundation, Open Hand, Center for the Visually Impaired, Neighbor in Need, Inc., Rainbow Children’s Home, and Safe America Foundation, Inc.

 

January 4, 2015

Atlanta Technical College Names Finalists for GOAL Award

Four Atlanta Technical College students have been selected as the college’s finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Student Activities Coordinator Dessie Hall.

Chosen as semifinalists are: Ronda Graham, associate of science in nursing student; Ahmad Johnson, business management student; Patrice Mitchell, hotel, restaurant, and tourism management student; and Chauncy Walker, hotel, restaurant, and tourism management student.

"The purpose of the GOAL program is to spotlight the outstanding achievement by students in Georgia's technical colleges and to emphasize the importance of technical education in today’s global workforce," said Hall

In December, a screening committee of administrators interviewed all of the candidates for the GOAL award and selected the four finalists.

"The next step is for a panel of business, civic and industry leaders from the community to interview and evaluate these four students and select one to be the college’s 2016 GOAL winner," explains Hall.The one judged most outstanding will compete in the regional judging. Three finalists from our region will be selected to compete in the state GOAL competition and vie to be named as the 2016 statewide GOAL winner.”

The state GOAL winner becomes the student ambassador for the Technical College System of Georgia and receives a grand prize of a new car. Last year’s Atlanta Technical College GOAL student, Yesmeen Jiles, was named a finalist in the statewide GOAL competition.

December 13, 2015

Culinary student wins John Piskor Scholarship

The Atlanta Chapter of the American Culinary Federation awarded the Johns Piskor Culinary Scholarship to Atlanta Tech's Cynthia Scott.

Scott served three years in the United States Army and three years in the National Guard. She recently retired from the United Stated Post Office after 30 years of service and came to Atlanta Technical College to follow her passion.

 

December 12, 2015 Atlanta Technical College holds pinning ceremony for associate degree nursing students

December 10, 2015

Sorority donates gifts to the ATC Child Care Center

Christmas arrived early for several families at Atlanta Technical College as member of the East Point/ College Park (EPCP) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., delivered gifts for seven families.

EPCP has a membership of more than 500 dedicated women who focus on the immediate needs of their local community. The chapter holds its monthly membership meetings at the college and decided to present gifts to students in need. As a result of their efforts, sixteen children will have toys, gifts, and clothing, under the tree on Christmas day. The items were dropped off at the Atlanta Technical College Early Child Care Center and will be distributed to parents this week.

ATC Director of the Early Child Care Center Dr. Marsha Whittle shown with the gifts donated for one of the families in need.

November 30, 2015 Atlanta Tech students featured in Oz Magazine

November 13, 2015 Atlanta Technical College honors veterans

November 1, 2015 Atlanta Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees earns role model designation

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October 18, 2015 ATC hosts Civil Rights Symposium

October 17, 2015

NTHS and the Foundation Setters for Future Minds host a Sock Drive to benefit nursing home residents

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As temperatures drop, the need for clean, comfortable socks increases among the residents of nursing homes. The Atlanta Technical College chapters of the National Technical Honor Society and the Foundation Setters for Future Minds will host a Sock Drive October 13- November 10 to collect non-skid socks for residents of local nursing homes and rehabilitation centers.

Proper fitting socks can significantly improve the quality of life for seniors. Socks allow them to move around their facility in cozy, non-binding footwear. The non-skid surface on the bottom of the socks also helps to reduce the likelihood of falling. For patients suffering from arthritis, varicose veins, and diabetes, socks can help to improve overall health, encouraging blood to flow back up to the legs toward the heart. Clean socks can also help prevent bacteria and reduce the risks of infection.

New non-skid socks may be placed in the donation bins in the following campus locations:

  • Academic Complex Lower Atrium Lobby
  • Brenda Watts Jones Allied Health and Technology Complex Library
  • The Student Government Office Academic Complex, Room 2209
  • The Office of Admissions Dennard Building
  • The Atlanta Technical College Library
  • The Atlanta Technical College Early Childcare Center

 

October 15, 2015

Blood Drive exceeds goals

The fall blood drive put on by the allied health students was a rousing success. According to the American Red Cross, Atlanta Technical College exceeded the collection goal established for the October 1 event. While organizers had hoped to collect 46 units, 48 units were secured. This number included 31 first time donors. The blood collected will go toward replenishing blood supplies and ultimately saving lives.

 

October 12, 2015

Atlanta Technical College Community Health & Wellness Expo, February 25

Atlanta Technical College will host a Community Health & Wellness Expo on Thursday, February 25, 2016. Medical providers and non-profits will provide basic health screenings, lead informational workshops and conduct healthy habit demonstrations during the event. The expo, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Brenda Watts Jones Allied Health & Technology Complex on the campus of Atlanta Technical College.

There will be over 30 information booths, as well as free seminars and workshops conducted by some of Atlanta’s top physicians, nutritionists and health specialists. The Community Health & Wellness Expo is a collaborative effort organized by the Atlanta Technical College American Heart Association Center, Atlanta Technical College allied health programs, Atlanta Public Schools and Atlanta Metropolitan State College.

WHAT: Atlanta Technical College Community Health & Wellness Expo

WHERE: Brenda Watts Jones Allied Health Complex on the campus of Atlanta Technical College located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

WHEN: Thursday, February 25, 2016 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

COST: Free

For additional information on vending opportunities contact the Office of Continuing Education at 404-225-4487 or visit the Atlanta Technical College website www.AtlantaTech.edu.

 

October 7, 2015

Atlanta Technical College Receives 2015 Best of Atlanta Award
Atlanta Award Program Honors the Achievement

Atlanta Technical College has been selected for the 2015 Best of Atlanta Award in the Colleges category by the Atlanta Award Program.

Each year, the Atlanta Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Atlanta area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Atlanta Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Atlanta Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Atlanta Award Program

The Atlanta Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Atlanta area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Atlanta Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Atlanta Award Program

CONTACT:
Atlanta Award Program

 

October 5, 2015

“Loud Silence” wins ATC photography show top honor

Dionne Wimberly, a design and media technology student at Atlanta Technical College, won ‘Best of Show’ at the Third Annual Atlanta Technical College (ATC) Student Photography Show for her piece “Loud Silence.” Wimberly received the award at the exhibit opening reception held October 3 at the Arts Clayton Gallery.

The ATC Student Photography Exhibit is a joint venture between Atlanta Technical College and Arts Clayton. It is held annually during Atlanta Celebrates Photography Month to showcase and celebrate the work of the next generation of photographers.

The competition is open to all ATC students. A review board screens the submissions for inclusion in the show. Then, a juried panel of experts judges each photograph and selects the winners.

2015 Winners

PhotographerWork

Best of Show Loud Silence

First Place Polaris

Second Place Transformation

Third Place In the Field of Depth


The Atlanta Technical College exhibit runs through October 29. The public can view and purchase the students’ photographs by visiting the Arts Clayton Gallery located at 136 S. Main Street, Jonesboro, Georgia.

October 1, 2015

Georgia Driver’s Education Commission Awards Grant to Atlanta Technical College

The Georgia Driver’s Education Commission (GHEC) has awarded Atlanta Technical College $14,190 to launch a driver’s education program at the college.

The grant, which runs from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016, will help finance driver’s education locally. Funds will be used to provide students with thirty hours of classroom instruction and six hours of behind the wheel experience with a trained instructor.

“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers, and we are committed to providing students with the education and experience needed to avoid tragedy,” said GDEC chairman Harris Blackwood. “This grant will help Atlanta Technical College equip young drivers in the community to be safer when they get behind the wheel” continued Blackwood.

Driver’s education courses will be offered through the ATC Continuing Education Department beginning November 2015. A limited number of scholarships are available to help cover the cost for high school students. To obtain information about the driver’s education program, contact ce@atlantatech.edu or 404-225-4487. Information is also available online at http://www.atlantatech.edu/education/index.php.

September 30, 2015

Technically Speaking Toastmasters Club Chartered at Atlanta Tech

The Atlanta Technical College chapter of Toastmasters International was chartered Wednesday, September 30 during a ceremony held in the Atlanta Technical College Library. The club has 20 members, comprised of Atlanta Technical College students, faculty, and staff. The Chartering ceremony was attended by several current and former officers of Toastmasters International. Past District Governor of District 44, Janice Andrews, presented the Club Charter Certificate to the newly-formed local Toastmasters Club, Technically Speaking, club #4637978.

“Technically Speaking Toastmasters will provide a supportive and positive environment where members have the opportunity to become better communicators and sharpen their presentation skills,” says Tosha Bussey, Technically Speaking President. “Other benefits include the opportunity to increase self-confidence, build critical thinking skills and become an effective listener,” she says.

This newly chartered chapter is located in Toastmasters District 44. The group meets in the Atlanta Technical College Library, room G1101, the first and third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Anyone interested in joining the club may contact Tosha Bussey at tbussey@atlantatech.edu for additional details.

September 30, 2015

Celebra Atlanta Technical College!

Celebra Atlanta Technical College! was held on September 24 to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The Fiesta-style event featured food and music from Hispanic countries. Celebra was organized by the Atlanta Technical College International Club to increase awareness of Hispanic culture, traditions and norms.

There is a growing Hispanic community at Atlanta Technical College, and Celebra was an opportunity to enlighten the student body and instructors about the contributions of Hispanic people. Members of the International Club prepared table-top displays showcasing the history and traditions of Hispanics. They also gave oral presentations on the Mexican independence movement.

Hispanic Heritage Month, observed nationally from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, celebrates the heritage and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans. The observance corresponds with the anniversaries of independence for Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

September 30, 2015 Atlanta Technical College welcomes the Carolyn Young Mentor Walk view the photo gallery here.

September 20, 2015

Atlanta Tech Participates in the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge


(l-r) Enrico Mason, Ramona Hernandez, Jahmar Dudley, Dessie Hall and Ahmad Johnson.

A delegation of five students and one staff member from Atlanta Technical College traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Fifth Annual President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge Gathering. Held September 10-11, 2014 on the campus of Howard University, the event offered students, faculty, and administrators, the opportunity to share ideas about interfaith/community service programs.

On September 10, ATC Student Life Coordinator Dessie Hall and two students, Ramona Hernandez and Eric Mason, participated in the panel discussion, “What to Do When the House is Divided?” The trio was joined by Zainab Alwani of Howard University, Hal Edward Runkel and Jon Kaplan representing the ScreamFree, and Abdel Azim Elsiddig and Moima Hussain from the Bridges organization. They shared specific strategies to facilitate collaborative partnerships in integrated communities. Two other ATC students, Jahmar Dudley and Ahmad Johnson participated in conference seminars and plenary sessions.

The U.S. Department of Education Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships works with the White House, and the Corporation for National and Community Service to lead the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge.

President Obama issued the Challenge in 2011 by sending a letter to all presidents of institutions of higher education in the United States. Interfaith service involves people from different religious and non-religious backgrounds tackling community challenges together for example, Protestants and Catholics, Hindus and Jews, and Muslims and non-believers building a Habitat for Humanity house together. Interfaith service impacts specific community challenges, from homelessness to mentoring to the environment, while building social capital and civility.

September 9, 2015

Atlanta Technical College to Participate in National Voter Registration Day September 22

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On September 22, 2015, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) with a massive 50-state effort to register voters. For the fourth consecutive year, Atlanta Technical College will participate in this day of civic engagement by hosting voter registration drives on campus.

In light of national elections, the theme for this years National Voter Registration Day is Celebrating Democracy in America. With a historic presidential election approaching next year, every eligible American voter should exercise his or her right to be heard at the ballot box next year, and National Voter Registration Day is the right place to start by getting registered.

Atlanta Technical College is proud to be a National Voter Registration Day partner. Staff from the College will join with members of the East Point College Park Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to register students, faculty, staff and members of the community.

The Atlanta Technical College will host two registration drives in the lower lobby of the Academic Building located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, Georgia. The drive for the morning students and guests will take place from 11:00 AM 1:00 PM; the drive for evening students and guests will take place from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

Started in 2012 for the presidential election, National Voter Registration Day is designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their most basic rightthe right to vote.

 

September 1, 2015

ATC hosts delegation from China

For the second consecutive year, Atlanta Technical College (ATC) welcomed a delegation from the Nanjing Institute of Industry Technology (NIIT) in China. The group, consisting of 18 NIIT college administrators and instructors, was in Atlanta August 3-13. While on the ATC campus, they learned about academic programs, student support services and economic development initiatives.

ATC leadership also led the delegates on visits to key Atlanta cultural, business and government sites. They attended a Braves baseball game and toured the TOTO manufacturing plant, The King Center, Invest Atlanta and Riverdale City Hall. The NIIT visit was made possible through a partnership between the American Association of Community Colleges and the China Education Association for International Exchange.

 

August 26, 2015

ATC Celebrates New Student Induction Day

On August 25, hundreds of new Atlanta Technical College (ATC) students celebrated their entrance into the ATC community by participating in new student convocations. All first-year and transfer students were invited to attend one of two convocation ceremonies. A ceremony was held at 10 a.m. for day students; evening students participated in the ceremony held at 5 p.m.

During the convocations, the guests of honor were greeted by members of the cabinet, student leaders, and alumni. They were also introduced to the student success advisors charged with helping them adjust to college life. To fully embrace the spirit of the college, each new student was asked to recite the Affirmation of Integrity, which was adopted by the Student Government Association during the 2013-2014 academic year.

The affirmation reads,

-As students of Atlanta Technical College, we are expected to act honorably; demonstrate a keen sense of ethical conduct; behave respectfully, with particular consideration for others; act responsibly, being accountable for the safety and well-being of self and community; and regularly reflect upon the consequences of our thoughts, beliefs, decisions, and actions.

-I am a person of honor and integrity.

-I respect myself and others at all times.

-I accept total responsibility for my words and actions.

-I am a victor, not a victim.

-I find solutions, not excuses.

-I am thoughtful and kind. And worthy.

-I always speak well of others.

-I keep the commitments I make.

-I am a positive, joyful person who enjoys an abundant, fulfilling life.

-I am authentic and respect the uniqueness of all people.

-I believe in Atlanta Technical College.

-I raise my handas an oath to who I am.

-I AM Atlanta Technical College.

To close out New Student Induction Day, current student leaders, and staff presented each new student with a T-shirt bearing the college slogan for the year, “Start Strong, Stay Strong, Finish Strong!”

 

August 21, 2015

Author Pauline W. Mansfield holds book signing in ATC library

Pauline W. Mansfield

 

Noted author Pauline W. Mansfield signed copies of her newest book, Songs of a Father, on August 20 at the Atlanta Technical College Library.

The book is based on Mansfield’s journey to uncover her family’s history. She is the daughter of famed concert tenor, Emanuel Mansfield. Songs of a Father explores how Mr. Mansfield, who was the grandson of slaves,the oldest of 18 children, and a high school dropout, broke through socioeconomic and racial boundaries to pursue his dreams.

Songs Of A Father: I Never Really Knew

In a recent blog, Pauline W. Mansfield shared the following, “My life changed the day I started on this journey. I hope my story will inspire you to start your journey of discovery. When we find the roots of our families we discover who we really are.”

Copies of the book, Songs of a Father, are available on Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com.

August 10, 2015

Atlanta Technical College Hosts Annual Fall Festival, September 2

Atlanta Technical College (ATC) will host its annual Fall Festival on September 2. The event which is open to current ATC students and staff will take place on the main campus in the Academic Complex parking lot. From 10 a.m. 7:00 p.m., members of the ATC community can participate in 3 on 3 basketball tournaments, hula hoop contests, pedestal jousts, sack races, and laser tag competitions. They can also ride mechanical bulls, climb the rock wall, and enjoy xbox games. One attraction that was a favorite of festival goers last year, the Dancing Heads Machine, will return this year.


ATC student tries to beat the clock on the mechanical bull

This year, the Student Affairs team will be awarding door prizes at the Fall Festival. Students can enter to win one of two VISA gift cards that will be given away. Each card has a $50 value and students must be present to win.


The Dancing Heads attraction, a fan-favorite will return to the Fall Festival

Complimentary food and beverages will be provided for current ATC students and faculty. Campus ID’s are required to participate in activities and receive food.

 

August 3, 2015

Episode of The Carbonaro Effect filmed at ATC, to air on Thursday

 

When TruTvs hit show, The Carbonaro Effect, airs on Thursday, August 5, several of the scenes will be familiar to Atlanta Technical College students, faculty and supporters.

The Carbonaro Effect, now in its second season, is a hidden camera show featuring actor and magician, Michael Carbonaro. Last month, Carbonaro visited the ATC campus to perform jaw-dropping illusions on friendly but unsuspecting members of the public. Watch TruTv at 10 pm on Thursday to witness the mind-boggling tricks filmed in the ATC allied health complex.

For information on renting Atlanta Technical College facilities for television, film or print jobs, contact the Office of Communications at trodgers@atlantatech.edu or call (404) 225-4604.

July 30

Atlanta Tech students featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Best In Class

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July 24, 2015

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Atlanta Technical College receives four 2015 Communicator Awards

Atlanta Technical College has received four awards for creative excellence from the 2015 Communicator Awards. Silver Awards of Distinction were earned in the Film/Video, Brochure-view book, Magazine, and Annual Report categories.

The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a 600+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. With over 6000 entries received from across the US and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring the creative excellence for communications professionals.

“The work entered in the 21st Annual Communicator Awards serves as a true testament to the innovative ideas and capabilities of communications and marketing professionals around the world. Each year our entrants continue to amaze by reinventing the ways we communicate and market in an ever-changing industry,” noted Linda Day, executive director of the Academy Interactive and Visual Arts. She added, “On behalf of the entire Academy, we congratulate this year’s Communicator Award Entrants and Winners for their passion and dedication. We are humbled to be given the opportunity to recognize such amazing work.”

Atlanta Technical College winning entries

Film/Video, educational institution Start Strong (produced in association with Espeut© Productions)

Brochure- Viewbook Beyond Boundaries

Magazine, educational institution Beyond the Frame

Annual report, educational institution ATC Annual Report

Please visit www.communicatorawards.com to view the full winners list.

July 22, 2015

Liberia forges educational ties in the southeast to create a ‘New World’ - Global Atlanta

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July 21, 2015

Atlanta Technical College announces Fall Semester 2015 online continuing education courses for health professionals. Click here to view promotional flyer

July 1, 2015

Atlanta Technical College recognized with top honors
at PBL National Leadership Conference in Chicago

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), held its PBL National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Chicago on June 24-27. Participants from across the United States attended the conference to enhance their business skills and expand their networks. During the PBL NLC, 1,600 college students also participated in business-related competitive events in more than 55 categories.

Students from Atlanta Technical College earned national recognition in five categories at the PBL Awards of Excellence Program on June 27. Eloy Lopez, who competed in the Networking Concepts category, placed fifth in the nation. Demetrica Wright earned a sixth place finish in Marketing Concepts; Franklin Cochran placed ninth in Help Desk; Renee Pearson placed ninth in Word Processing; and the team of Franklin Cochran and Marvilynda Harris finished tenth in Business Decision Making.

The FBLA-PBL competitive events program rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to the competitions, students immersed themselves in educational workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and attended motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics.

June 30, 2015

Atlanta Technical College Free Application Day: July 10th

Atlanta Technical College will host Free Application Day on Friday, July 10, 2015. Prospective students may apply for the Fall 2015 semester in person between 10 AM and 2 PM or online between 12:01 AM and 11:59 PM and have the $20 application fee waived. The Fall 2015 semester will begin on August 19th. Atlanta Technical College, which is located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway in Atlanta, offers more than 100 programs of study that prepare students for high-demand careers including welding, video production, automotive repair, construction management, homeland security, nursing, paralegal studies, culinary arts, dental hygiene, physical therapist assistant, early childhood education, and cosmetology. For a full list of program offerings, visit www.AtlantaTech.edu.

On July 10th, the college will also host information sessions in the library for prospective students from 10 AM-2 PM. Representatives from admissions, financial aid, and academic advisement will be available to answer questions. Anyone who would like assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should bring their financial documents, such as federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned.

Atlanta Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, located in the city of Atlanta, is an accredited institution of higher education that provides affordable lifelong learning opportunities, associate degrees, diplomas, technical certificates of credit, customized business and industry training, continuing education, and other learning services using state-of-the-art technology.

June 30, 2015 Atlanta Technical College team second in the nation in digital cinema production

June 29, 2015 Atlanta Tech student takes third place in SkillsUSA national competition

June 19, 2015- Atlanta Journal Constitution Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Transportation

June 19, 2015- Atlanta Journal Constitution 10 Things: Tips for Staying Motivated as an Adult Learner

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June 4, 2015 ATC National Technical Honor Society earns two national awards

June 3, 2015

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June 2, 2015 Commencement photo galleries

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June 2, 2015 Atlanta Technical College holds 2015 commencement at Fox Theatre

- Rolling Out Magazine

June 1, 2015 Free Money for College! Apply for an Atlanta Technical College Foundation Scholarship

May 20, 2015 City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell to address more than 500 graduates at ATC Commencement

May 13, 2015 Joining Forces To Strengthen Scholarship Fund - Tribune 242 Magazine

May 13, 2015

Atlanta Technical College Selected for National Scholarship Program
Atlanta Technical College receives $12,000 to help low-income students realize education goals

Achieving the Dream, Inc. and OneMain Financial today announced the selection of Atlanta Technical College (ATC) as one of five community colleges selected for the OneMain Financial Completion Scholarship Program, a national effort to help low-income community college students get to the finish line and earn a certificate or degree.

By providing scholarships to students who are near completion, ATC will give these students an extra boost by reducing financial barriers that stand in the way of completion.

“Nearly 70% of community college students in our nation have to work while attending college and 33% work full-time while attending college. These students have to work because one in three community college students nationally have family incomes of less than $20,000 per year, putting them near or below the poverty line. So this scholarship program serves as a brilliant example of how corporate-community college partnerships can help students overcome financial obstacles to successful college completion,” said Dr. William E. Trueheart, President and CEO of Achieving the Dream. “Supplemental support of students is critical to successfully earning college credentials.

Community colleges are increasingly seeking strategies to improve completion rates, particularly for low-income students and students of color. Through this scholarship program, Atlanta Technical College, Achieving the Dream, and OneMain Financial are working together to help Atlanta Tech’s students overcome financial barriers.

“At OneMain Financial, we recognize the need for more students to complete their education and secure jobs that will allow them to support a family,” said Mary McDowell, OneMain Financial President and CEO. “We are excited about the OneMain Financial Completion Scholarships, which will be offered to students who are nearing graduation but are facing potential delays due to financial burdens.”

In fall 2015, Atlanta Technical College will administer and disburse the first round of scholarship funds.

The following are the five community colleges selected for the OneMain Financial Completion Scholarship. Each of these institutions will receive four $3,000 scholarships:

May 10, 2015 Atlanta Tech student awarded NTHS scholarship

Charles Mapp, an automotive technology student at Atlanta Technical College (ATC), has been awarded a 2015 John H. Poteat Scholarship by the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). Mapp received a $1,000 scholarship and a certificate of recognition during the NTHS induction ceremony held at ATC in late May 2015.

Named in memory of NTHS co-founder Jon H. Poteat, the scholarships are presented to NTHS members who consistently exemplify the seven character attributes of the organizationskill, honesty, service, responsibility, scholarship, citizenship, and leadership. Since its inception, NTHS has awarded over $1,000,000 in scholarships.

May 8, 2015

Atlanta Tech inducts 42 students into National Technical Honor Society

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Atlanta Technical College students take the oath of the National Technical Honor Society.

Atlanta Technical College inducted 42 students into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) during the Spring Induction Ceremony on May 7.

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NTHS members qualify for scholarship opportunities offered by the national organization and are provided with purple and white honor cords to wear during commencement. Local, national and regional offices of NTHS can provide letters of recommendations for member, which can be shared with potential employers. Induction into the honor society is America’s foremost scholastic honor for excellence in workforce education.

April 28, 2015

ATC spring career fair to be held May 6

Atlanta Technical College will host a spring job fair to help students and alumni connect with a variety of employers who seek new hires. The job fair will be held in the Atlanta Technical College Academic Complex Auditorium. Students and alumni may visit with recruiters from 11 am to 2 pm.

To obtain additional information on the services provided by the Atlanta Technical College Office of Career Placement contact Michael Burnside, director of career services, at (404) 225- 4448 or mburnside@atlantatech.edu.

ATC library presents financial literacy programs for Money Smart Week

The Atlanta Technical College Library celebrated Money Smart Week, April 18-25, by hosting series of free one-hour financial literacy programs. Students and members of the public visited the library to participate in sessions covering  Programs were put on with help from the Atlanta Technical College Office of Financial Aid and Student Success Center.

Money Smart Week, partnership program between the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, was launched in 2002 to provide financial literacy programming to help members of the community better manage their personal finances. Today, Money Smart Week is a national initiative that is celebrated in more than 700 libraries in 48 states.

April 27, 2015

Atlanta Tech’s Damon Scott Honored as Finalist for the
2015 TCSG Instructor of the Year

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Damon Scott and TCSG Commissioner Gretchen Corbin

Damon Scott, an accounting instructor at Atlanta Technical College, was named as one of nine finalists for the Technical College System of Georgia’s 2015 Instructor of the Year.

The top instructors from each of the state’s 23 technical colleges and one Board of Regents college with a technical division compete for the Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction. Scott, along with the other finalists and eventual award winner, was recognized during a banquet honoring the system’s top instructors and best students at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Atlanta on April 23.

Judging for the Rick Perkins Award starts at each college and then continues on to the regional and state level, where the finalists are interviewed by a panel of judges representing business, industry and higher education in Georgia. The selection criteria include teaching experience and innovative learning techniques, leadership and community involvement, and a strong commitment to the technical education mission of the TCSG.

The 2015 Rick Perkins Award winner is Christian Tetzlaff, a motorsports vehicle technology instructor from Lanier Technical College.

April 24, 2015

Yesmeen Jiles honored as one of nine regional finalists
for the TCSG Student of the Year Award

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Yesmeen Jiles and TCSG Commissioner Gretchen Corbin

Yesmeen Jiles, a business management student at Atlanta Technical College, was recognized as one of nine regional finalists in the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) 2015 student of the year competition.

The acknowledgement came during the TCSG’s annual GOAL award banquet at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead Hotel on April 23. Jiles and her nominating instructor, Michelle Roach, were introduced to the audience of 400 banquet attendees that included the TCSG leadership, college presidents and their staffs, and other dignitaries.

GOAL, the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, recognizes the best from Georgia’s 23 technical colleges and one Board of Regents college with a technical division. Judging for the GOAL award starts at the local technical colleges, then moves to the regional and state levels. In each step of the competition, the students are interviewed and judged on their academic accomplishments, leadership qualities, community involvement and future aspirations.

The competition for the award is intense, for not only is the winner named Georgia’s technical college student of the year, the student also gets the keys to a brand-new car courtesy of Chevrolet.

The 2015 state GOAL winner and student of the year is Stephanie Quinn Jackson, a paralegal studies student at Georgia Piedmont Technical College

April 24, 2015 Are MIA Workers Coming Back? The Big Unknown for Feds Rate Call

- Bloomberg News

 

April 17, 2015

The Atlanta Technical College Foundation Hosts Annual Bridge Builder Awards to Honors Top Corporate Citizens and Raise Funds for Scholarships

Hank Aaron makes a surprise donation of $50,000 to the college on behalf of the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream the Foundation

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April 15, 2015

Camp Creek Middle School Student Takes Third Place in Statewide Manufacturing Appreciation Design Contest

Jaquilla Reynolds, a seventh grader from Atlanta, Ga., was honored for her artwork supporting Georgia’s manufacturing industry.

Reynolds who was nominated by Atlanta Technical College, took third place in her division (grades 6-8) of the 2015 Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) student design contest. She received a $100 scholarship at the MAW Governor’s Awards Luncheon held at the Georgia International Convention Center.

Governor Nathan Deal presents Jaquilla Reynolds with a MAW certificate of achievement.

Co-hosted by the Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the awards luncheon is the highlight of MAW, celebrated this year April 13-17. This is the 21st year celebrating Manufacturing Appreciation Week in Georgia.

Atlanta Technical College President Alvetta Peterman Thomas helps Reynolds display her award-winning artwork.

April 12, 2015

Atlanta Technical College students excel at PBL state conference

Students from Atlanta Technical College (ATC) earned sixteen awards at this year’s Georgia Phi Beta Lambda(PBL)State Leadership Conference. During the conference held at The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel, April 10-11, ATC students competed against peers from across the state in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Top winners will compete in the 2015 PBL National Leadership Conference in Chicago this summer.

This year’s winners are:

First Place

Marketing Analysis:Demetrica Wright

Word Processing: Renee Pearson

Second Place

Help Desk: Franklin Cochran

Networking Concepts: Eloy Lopez

Business Decision Making: Franklin Cochran and Tamika Hampton

Hospitality Management: Gray Kelly and Enrico Mason

Third Place

Marketing Concepts: Demetrica Wright

Job Interview: Marvilynda Harris

Information Management: Tasha Mayfield

Help Desk: Daveian Morris

Fourth Place

Impromptu Speaking: Yesmeen Jiles

International Business: Enrico Mason

Computer Concepts: Daveian Morris

Public Speaking: Anetha Whitney

Computer Applications: Desiree Wilson

Desktop Publishing: Desiree Wilson and Xharleescia Shield

The Atlanta Technical chapter was also recognized for outstanding achievement in three divisional areas.

Third Place
Division IV Chapter Increase
Division IV Chapter Percent Increase
Division IV Largest Chapter

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is a non-profit 501 © (3) student business organization with nearly a quarter million members and advisers in 6,000 chartered high school and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, VA outside of Washington, D.C.

April 7, 2015 MercuryGate Partners with Atlanta Technical College in Educating Tomorrows Supply Chain Leaders

March 30, 2015

Atlanta Technical College students earn 26 medals at the Georgia SkillsUSA competition



Members of the Atlanta Technical College (ATC) chapter of SkillsUSA earned 26 medals in the Georgia the SkillsUSA State Championships. Held in Atlanta, Georgia, March 26-28, 2015, the SkillsUSA State Conference and Championships was a showcase of career and technical education students where state regional contest winners, competed in trade, technical and leadership fields.

During the event, Dessie Hall, ATC student life coordinator was named the Georgia Advisor of the Year and ATC student, Dorthea Hofler, was elected as a State Officer. In addition, Atlanta Technical College students earned medals in 26 competitions. Students who placed first are eligible to compete during the 51st annual National Leadership and Skills Conference that will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, June 22-26, 2015.

Competition results
Nurse Assisting 1st Place - Shalika Tsinger
Digital Cinema 1st Place - Michael Harris and Cory Way
Web Design 1st Place - Betty Tate and Shderrious Warner
Entrepreneurship 1st Place - Thomas Snelling, Ronnie Carter, George Matthews and Michael Rouse

Advertising Design 2nd Place - Phylicia Daniel
American Spirit 2nd Place - Dorthea Hofler, Shea McEroy, Jamarrah Dudley
Automotive Collision Technology 2nd Place - Manuel Tavera-Sanchez
Carpentry 2nd Place - Ryan Martin
Early Childhood Education 2nd Place - Taylor Robinson
Esthetics 2nd Place - Mosi Gabriel-Cross
Practical Nursing 2nd Place - Mark Booker
TV Production 2nd Place - Tawanna Easley and Christopher Eubanks
Advertising Design 3rd Place - Tiffany Collins
Automotive Service Technology 3rd Place - Jacob Girau
Community Service 3rd Place - Ahmad Johnson, Yasmeen Jiles, Kota Andrews
Customer Service 3rd Place - Regina Delaney

SkillsUSA is a national partnership of students, teachers and industry, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA chapters help students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations excel. SkillsUSA has more than 300,000 students and instructors as members.

For more information, visit www.SkillsUSA.org.

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March 9, 2015 ATC student wins BWFN scholarship

March 9, 2015

Movie airing on TVOne March 14 to feature scenes filmed at Atlanta Technical College

Hear No Evil, a movie directed by Russ Parr, will air on TVOne Saturday, March 14. The film features several scenes that were filmed at Atlanta Technical College. The production stars Richard T. Jones, Jill Marie Jones, Jackie Long and Jahnee Wallace.

March 8, 2015

ATC students join thousdans in Selma

Students and staff from Atlanta Technical College in Atlanta, Georgia, are in Selma, Alabama this weekend to participate in the Bloody Sunday, Selma-to-Montgomery March, and Voting Rights Act of 1965 commemorative activities.

Ten students and two faculty members from Atlanta Technical College are joining the tens of thousands of people visiting the Edmund Pettus Bridge today in Selma, to pay tribute to the civil rights activists who marched for voting rights in 1965. The trip was organized by the Atlanta Technical College Student Government Association and the Atlanta Technical College Office of Student Affairs to allow students to participate in the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights events and to retrace the steps of civil rights foot soldiers.

In addition to visiting the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the group is participating in a number of forums organized by Bridge Crossing Jubilee, Inc., examining the current status of civil and human rights around the world.

March 6, 2015

Supply chain students attend industry seminar and career fair

Five of the top-performing students from the Atlanta Technical College AAS Degree in Supply Chain Management program participated in the Supply Chain Management College Seminar and Career Fair held March 25 at Clayton State University.



In recognition for their high academic achievement, Chasity Bell, Joyce Hudson, Clarence Perry, Ronald Roquemore, and Antoine Sotherland, were selected by ATC supply chain program manager, Kemtih Thompson, to attend the one-day forum and career fair.

The conference offered a day of networking and learning through panel discussions and workshops led by industry leaders. Gary Campbell, director of community affairs at Hire Dynamics led a seminar on employment trends in the supply chain industry. John Hill, vice president at Pilot Air Services, and Donna Mullins, president of Mullins International, followed with a panel discussion on the global supply chain industry. During the session, the industry experts shared insight on the role of global freight providers and the importance of successful import/export compliance.

March 4, 2015 Clayton State University and Atlanta Technical College sign 2+2 agreement

March 1, 2015 ATC hosts read-in in honor of Read Across America Day

March 1, 2015 Phi Beta Lambda students shine at North Georgia Conference

February 25, 2015 SGA hosts African American History Program and Fashion Show

February 21, 2015

Atlanta Technical College hosts blood drive for the American Red Cross

February 18, 2015

Atlanta Technical College Selected for National Scholarship Program
Atlanta Technical College to award four $3,000 scholarships to help low-income students realize education goals

Baltimore, Md. (February 18, 2015) Achieving the Dream, Inc. and OneMain Financial today announced the selection of Atlanta Technical College (ATC) as one of five community colleges selected for the OneMain Financial Completion Scholarship Program, a national effort to help low-income community college students get to the finish line and earn a certificate or degree.

“Atlanta Technical College is honored to be one of the five colleges nationally to be selected for the scholarship program presented by Achieving the Dream and OneMain Financial,” said Atlanta Technical College President Alvetta Peterman Thomas.

“Nearly 70% of community college students in our nation have to work while attending college and 33% work full-time while attending college. These students have to work because one in three community college students nationally have family incomes of less than $20,000 per year, putting them near or below the poverty line. So this scholarship program serves as a brilliant example of how corporate-community college partnerships can help students overcome financial obstacles to successful college completion,” said Dr. William E. Trueheart, President and CEO of Achieving the Dream. “Supplemental support of students is critical to successfully earning college credentials.

Community colleges are increasingly seeking strategies to improve completion rates, particularly for low-income students and students of color. Through this scholarship program, Atlanta Technical College, Achieving the Dream, and OneMain Financial are working together to help Atlanta Tech’s students overcome financial barriers.

“At OneMain Financial, we recognize the need for more students to complete their education and secure jobs that will allow them to support a family,” said Mary McDowell, OneMain Financial President and CEO. “We are excited about the OneMain Financial Completion Scholarships, which will be offered to students who are nearing graduation but are facing potential delays due to financial burdens.”

In fall 2015, Atlanta Technical College will administer and disburse the first round of scholarship funds.

The following are the five community colleges selected for the OneMain Financial Completion Scholarship. Each of these institutions will receive four $3,000 scholarships:

Charlotte, NC

Philadelphia, PA

Dallas, TX

Elgin, IL

 

February 16, 2015

Multiple presidents seen at Atlanta Technical College

In honor of Presidents' Day, members of the Atlanta Technical College (ATC) Student Government Association (SGA) are traveling the campus to see how well students, faculty, staff and visitors know their presidents.

In the spirit of the day, SGA vice president Ahmad Johnson has dressed as a familiar President, Barack Obama. He is traveling the campus, with a student secret service agent in tow, quizzing fellow students on presidential history. Also joining Johnson is SGA Parliamentarian Yesmeen Jiles. Not to be outdone by Johnson, Jiles dressed as Atlanta Technical College President Alvetta Peterman Thomas. The trio is accompanied by ATC game show host Jamar Dudley, who is handing our prizes for correct answers to the trivia questions.

February 13, 2015

ATC observes National SkillUSA Week

SkillsUSA members at Atlanta Technical College celebrated SkillsUSA Week February 8-14, 2015 in conjunction with National Career and Technical Education Month.

The Atlanta Technical College chapter focused on raising awareness about SkillsUSA programs and upcoming competitions. As a result, chapter membership increased to more than 75 students. Of the 75, more than 50 will be competing in the SkillsUSA State Competition in Atlanta, Georgia from March 26-28.

SkillsUSA is a national organization serving high school and college students, and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations in high schools and college/technical schools.

SkillsUSA has more than 350,000 members annually, organized into 13,000 chapters and 54 state and territorial associations (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands).

SkillsUSA prepares America’s high-performance workers. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes, and communications skills.

It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service activities. For more information: www.skillsusa.org.

 

February 11, 2015

Sutton and Miller honored during PBL Advisers Appreciation Day

 

Members of the Atlanta Technical College Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda gathered on February 11, to honor two of their own. The group presented tokens of appreciation to faculty members Bobby Sutton and Jeanette Miller during an intimate ceremony held in the Academic building. The event was held in conjunction with the Phi Beta Lambda National Advisers Appreciation Day (NAAD).

NAAD is observed annually, usually during Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)-Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Week, to recognize the contributions of the FBLA and PBL local chapter advisers. Sutton and Miller have been instrumental in: establishing rules and guidelines for chapter operation; providing training for officers and committee chairpersons; submitting all required reports to campus officials and PBL leader; and facilitating the continued growth of the chapter membership and programs.

 

SGA organizes 2nd annual heart walk to raise awareness about heart health

The Atlanta Technical College Student Government Association hosted the 2nd Annual Campus Heart Walk on February 4 to raise awareness about heart health. Students, faculty, and gathered at the Academic Complex flag pole to hear from survivors of stroke and heart disease. The speakers encourage participants to incorporate exercise into their daily routines, increase the amount of fruits and vegetables in their diets, and take measures to reduce the amount of stress in their lives.Following the testimonials, participants set out on a spirited walk around the campus. Organizers hope that the annual walk will serve as a reminder to focus on physical and mental health.

 

February 2, 2015

Atlanta Technical College hosts annual counselor luncheon

Atlanta Technical College will host the 2015 Counselor Luncheon on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 for high school counselors from Fulton and Clayton counties. The luncheon will be held in the Brenda Watts Jones Allied Health and Technology Complex from 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. During the event, representatives from the college will discuss dual enrollment programs, scholarships, campus expansion projects and new program offerings available to students. For information on the Counselor Luncheon contact Elisa Jaden at (404) 225-4455 or ejaden@atlantatech.edu.

 

January 20, 2015

Exel partners with Atlanta Technical College to fill vacancies


Exel Human Resources Recruiter Lyntoy Pickens with Kemith Thompson, ATC supply chain management program chair

Exel, an international leader in supply chain management, is working with the Atlanta Technical College (ATC) Supply Chain Management Department and the ATC Office of Career placement to hire associates for Exel’s Atlanta operations center. Exel Human Resources Recruiter Lyntoy Pickens, visited the ATC campus on January 20 to meet with students and schedule interviews. Pickens explains that the company is looking to hire as many as 50 students over the course of the year. Their immediate needs are in the areas of warehouse and forklift operations. Exel has more than 47,000 associates at more than 500 sites throughout the U.S., Canada, and Latin America.Current and former ATC students who are interested in exploring employment opportunities with the company should contact the Office of Career Placement at (404) 225-4448.

January 15, 2015

Atlanta Technical College Awarded $1,500 Gannett Foundation Grant

For the second consecutive year, The Atlanta Technical College Foundation (ATCF) has been chosen as a recipient of a Gannett Foundation Grant.The award was announced on January 15 during an intimate ceremony in the studios of WXIA-TV, 11Alive, Atlanta’s NBC affiliate. The $1,500 grant will be used to provide funding for emergency educational and support services for low-income students who are seeking to achieve self-sufficiency through career-focused education.

Since 1999, the ATCF has been providing scholarships, grants and hardship loans to help under-served students cover expenses that are not met through financial aid or traditional funding sources. The Gannett Grant will help ATCF provide assistance with tuition, books, tools, emergency shelter, transportation, day care, and other barriers to program completion.

The Gannett Foundation is a corporate foundation sponsored by Gannett Co., Inc. Through its Community Grant program, Gannett Foundation supports nonprofit activities in the communities in which Gannett does business. The Gannett Foundation makes grants to non-profit organizations based on recommendations from subsidiaries of Gannett Co. Inc. 11Alive and the Gannett Foundation awarded more than $25,000 in grants to 14 Atlanta-based non-profit organizations. Other 2015 Gannett Grant recipients include American Heart Association, Kate's Club, The Children's Museum, Ser Familia, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta.

January 12, 2015

Atlanta Technical College Holds Information Session for Production Assistant Workshop

Atlanta Technical College (ATC) held an information session with Councilwoman Joyce M. Sheperd on January 10 to introduce a series of production assistant workshops offered through the ATC continuing education department. More than 100 persons attended the information session held in the college’s Dennard Conference Center.

In 2014, Georgia’s film industry generated over $5.1 billion.The two-day production assistant workshops will prepare participants for entry-level jobs in this booming industry.

Students enrolled in the workshops will learn: film crew roles and responsibilities; set and office etiquette; resume writing for the entertainment industry; set safety and more.The classes will be offered two times each month, on weekends, beginning January 24.

To make the training accessible to low-income Georgians, Councilwoman Sheperd and the Atlanta Technical College Foundation provide 30 scholarships for the course. “For me it’s all about jobs,” said Councilwoman Sheperd. “It’s not about making movies; it’s about making sure we have jobs for people in our community. It’s about economic development.”

While the January 24-25 session is sold out, space is still available for the next three sessions which will be held January 31-February 1; February 21-22; and February 28-March 1. The two-day course is $199.00 and includes a complimentary CPR training course presented by the American Heart Association Center at Atlanta Technical College. To register for the production assistant workshop, visit www.atlantatech.edu or call 404-225-4487.

January 12, 2015

Tillman named interim dean of Adult Education

Audra Tillman, accelerating opportunities coordinator in the Atlanta Technical College (ATC) Adult Education Department, has been promoted to interim dean of the department. In this new role, she will be instrumental in advancing the accelerating opportunities programs that allow adult education students to earn a GED and a college credential simultaneously.She will also work to increase the number of adult education students who enroll in college, and then continue on to gainful employment.

Tillman has worked with the Technical College System of Georgia for more than 11 years. From 2003 through 2012 she was employed by Chattahoochee Technical College. In early 2012, she joined the ATC team as the International Campus Manager for the Saudi project partnership with King Faisal University.

In 2014, she returned to the U.S. and the main campus of Atlanta Technical College to serve as the accelerating opportunities coordinator in the Adult Education Department.

The Virginia native received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Saint Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, Virginia and earned a Master of Education Management from Strayer University.

 

January 10, 2015

Best-In-Class Celebrates ATC's Top Students, Faculty and Adult Education Participants

Atlanta Technical College hosted the 2015 Best-In-Class Celebration on January 8 to announce the 2105 Teach of the Year, Student of the Year, and EAGLE Student of the Year.

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We are pleased to announce that Mr. Damon Scott, accounting instructor, has been named the 2015 Rick Perkins Teacher of the Year. First runner-up for the award was Mrs. Lauren Lopez, Natural Sciences and Mathematics Department Chair. Mr. Kemith Thompson, who serves as the Supply Chain Management Program Manager, was second runner-up; Ms. Candace Marshall, the dental hygiene program administrator for Atlanta Technical College, was announced as the third runner-up.


Dr. Murray Williams, vice president of academic affairs; Layren Lopez, Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, president of Atlanta Technical College; Kemith Thompson; Damon Scott.

GOAL
Yesmeen Jiles, a business management student, has been selected as the 2015 GOAL Student of the Year for Atlanta Technical College. Ms. Michelle Roach nominated Jiles for the award. The first runner-up was Mr. Ahmad Johnson, a business management student who was nominated by Mr. Cedric Haney. Surgical technology student, Shalika Tisinger was nominated by Ms. Kimberly Carter and earned the second runner-up title. Third runner-up was Ms. Catherine Lyons, a hotel, restaurant and tourism management student who was nominated by Mrs. Tamoura Jones.

Dr. Rushton Johnson, vice president of student affairs; Catherine Lyons; Shalika Tisinger; Yesmees Jiles; Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, president of Atlanta Technical College; and Ahmad Johnson.

EAGLE
Two adult education students, Ms. Chine-ya Harrell and Mr. Emmett Ruth were finalists for the 2015 EAGLE Student of the Year competition. Mr. Ruth won the coveted award, and Ms. Harrell was named first runner-up.

Dr. Thomas; Chine-ya Harrell; Emmett Ruth; Michelle Jackson, ATC adult education transition coordinator; and Audra Tillman, interim dean of adult education.

Congratulations to all of the 2015 finalists and winners. We look forward to supporting as you move to the regional and state competitions.

January 6, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave. S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303

Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce Sheperd hosts information seminar to promote a film and movie production assistant course that will be offered at Atlanta Technical College

 

Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce Sheperd has joined Atlanta Technical College President Dr. Alvetta Thomas to host an information seminar to a promote film and movie production assistant course that will be offered by the college in January and February.

The event will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 9:00 until 10:30 am in the auditorium of Atlanta Technical College, located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway.

The event is free and open to all who are interested in a job as a production assistant in the movie industry.

The two-day production assistant course that will be offered by Atlanta Technical College will introduce students to:

Production paperwork and jargon
Set and office etiquette Do’s and Don’ts
Production assistant gear and supplies
Where to find production jobs
How to prepare your resume for the film industry
Walkie-talkie and equipment use
Set safety and ethics standards

The course will be offered January 24-25, 2015 & January 31-February 1. Participants will be able to select one, two-day session.

The course will be taught by James Tripp-Haith, renowned producer, production manager, and actor.

Participants will earn 3.2 continuing education credit units. For more information call 404.225.4487 or email CE@atlantatech.edu.

Scholarships will be provided.

January 5, 2015

Commencement Ceremony Announcement

The 2015 Commencement Ceremony for Atlanta Technical College will be held on Friday, May 29, 2015, at the Fox Theater, located at 660 Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30308. The ceremony will begin at 11 AM. The commencement speaker will be announced in the spring.

Janaury 5, 2015

Atlanta Technical College hosts Community Health & Wellness Expo on Thursday, February 26

Atlanta Technical College will host a Community Health & Wellness Expo on Thursday, February 26, 2014. Medical providers and non-profits will provide basic health screenings, lead informational workshops and conduct healthy habit demonstrations during the event. The expo, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Brenda Watts Jones Allied Health & Technology Complex on the campus of Atlanta Technical College.

There will be over 30 information booths, as well as free seminars and workshops conducted by some of Atlanta’s top physicians, nutritionists and health specialists. The Community Health & Wellness Expo is a collaborative effort organized by the Atlanta Technical College American Heart Association Center, Atlanta Technical College allied health programs, Atlanta Public Schools and Atlanta Metropolitan State College.

WHAT: Atlanta Technical College Community Health & Wellness Expo

WHERE: Brenda Watts Jones Allied Health Complex on the campus of Atlanta Technical College located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

WHEN: Thursday, February 26, 2015
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

COST: Free

For additional information on vending opportunities contact the Office of Continuing Education at 404-225-4487 or visit the Atlanta Technical College website www.AtlantaTech.edu.

December 20, 2014

Atlanta Technical College Names Semi-Finalists for GOAL Award

(l-r) Johnson, Tisinger, Lyons, and Jiles

Four Atlanta Technical College students have been selected as the college’s semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Dessie Hall, coordinator for the Atlanta Technical College GOAL program.

Chosen as semifinalists are Yesmeen Jiles, business management student; Catherine Lyons, Hotel, Restaurant, and Travel Management student; Ahmad Johnson, business management student; and Shalika Tisinger, surgical technology student.

GOAL, a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia, honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students. GOAL winners are selected at each of the state’s 23 technical colleges as well as one Board of Regent college with technical education division.

All the college GOAL winners will compete in regional judging, which will include students from the other 23 colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia as well as the one Board of Regents college with technical education divisions.

GOAL winners from each college will compete in regional judging in February. In April, all college winners will come to Atlanta where the nine regional finalists, three finalists from each of the three regions, will be announced and compete at the state-level in April and one student will be named as the statewide GOAL winner.

"The purpose of the GOAL program is to spotlight the outstanding achievement by students in Georgia's technical colleges and to emphasize the importance of technical education in today’s global workforce," said Hall.

According to Hall, a screening committee of college administrators and community partners selected the four semi-finalists from a list of students nominated by their instructors.

"The next step is for a panel of business, civic and industry leaders from the community to interview and evaluate these four students and select one to be the college’s 2015 GOAL winner," explained Hall. Three finalists from the region will be named and will compete in the state GOAL competition in Atlanta on April 22, 2015 and vie to be named as the 2015 statewide GOAL winner.”

The state GOAL winner becomes the student ambassador for the Technical College System of Georgia and receives a grand prize of a new car provided by Chevrolet, the statewide corporate sponsor of Georgia’s GOAL program.

December 20, 2014

President of United Way of Greater Atlanta to keynote MLK Observance at Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta Technical College will host its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative service on Thursday, January 15, 2015. Held in the Atlanta Technical College Auditorium located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, Georgia, the event will feature student tributes to the life and legacy of King. Milton Little, president of United Way of Greater Atlanta, will give this years keynote address. The event begins at 11 AM and is open to the public.

December 19, 2014

We Are Clayton Magazine showcases images from the ATC Photography Show

The Year in Review edition of We Are Clayton Magazine features four images from the 2nd Annual Atlanta Technical College Photography Show. Held at the Arts Clayton Museum in Jonesboro, the photography show featured the work of Atlanta Technical College design and media technology students. The images produced by the students are featured on pages 11, 29, 42 and 49 of the magazine .www.weareclayton.com/assets/pdf/lblf2014.pdf

December 12, 2014

ATC hosts nursing pinning ceremony

Members of the ATC 2014 Nursing Class

The allied health and public safety department at Atlanta Technical College honored eleven nursing students during the 2014 Associate of Science in Nursing Pinning Ceremony held, December 11 at the Metropolitan Parkway campus of Atlanta Technical College.

The nursing pinning ceremony is a time-honored tradition that signifies the official initiation of students into the brotherhood and sisterhood of nurses.The modern ceremony dates back to the 1860s. During the pinning, members of the graduating class take the Florence Nightingale Pledge and vow to, “endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.”

Pinning Class of 2014

Nina Allen
Vanessa Brown
Abraham Erhunmwunse
Reniece Jimison-Walker
Michelle Kassler
Monica Langley
Tiffany Madison
Fay Morgridge
Andrea Mulgrav
Tania Seals-Alford
Dannielle Williams

Atlanta Technical College offers a nursing degree program as well as programs in radiologic technology, surgical technology, bioscience technology, dental hygiene, physical therapist assistant, Paramedicine, EMT, dental assisting, pharmacy technology, dental laboratory technology and phlebotomy through the allied health and public safety technologies department. For information on any of these programs call 404-225-4420 or email qthorpe@atlantatech.edu.

 

November 24, 2014

LEX Holds Inaugural Induction Ceremony

Eight Atlanta Technical College students, Sharhonda Allen, Donald Bankhead, Sandra Brown, Devi Dejakamah, Lisa Jackson, Melvin Mann, Angela Preston, and Jacquelyn Vortice, have been inducted into the paralegal honor society, Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX). The ceremony for the Atlanta Technical College chapter of Lex was held on November 20 in the Atlanta Technical College Auditorium.

Induction into LEX signifies high levels of academic achievement. To qualify for membership in LEX, students must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.2, plus a grade point average in their paralegal classes of at least 3.5. In addition, students are eligible only after they have completed two-thirds of their paralegal degree or certificate program requirements.

Lambda Epsilon Chi became a chartered organization on the Atlanta Technical College campus Fall 2014.The November 20 celebration was the inaugural event for the organization on campus. Keisha Hudson, JD, serves as the department chair for the paralegal studies program at Atlanta Technical College.Hudson emceed the program and installed the officers. Preston, Jackson, and Dejakamah were inducted as vice president, secretary, and historian, respectively.

 

November 14, 2014

Atlanta Tech inducts 74 students into National Technical Honor Society

November 7, 2014

Atlanta Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees
earns role model designation

The Technical College Foundation Association of Georgia (TCFA) has approved The Atlanta Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees for Role Model Foundation Board status. Atlanta Technical College President Alvetta Peterman Thomas and members of theBoard accepted the award marking the accomplishment at the TCFA Fall Leadership Conference held at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta, October 27-29.

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(l-r) Harold Mitchell, co-chair of the ATCF; Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, president of Atlanta Technical College; Elizabeth King, director of the ATCF; Vickie Boone, ATCF trustee; Pat Varnell, ATCF trustee; John DeVeer, ATCF trustee; and Bill Pinto, ATCF trustee.

Role Model Foundation Board status is bestowed to foundations that engage in best practices in nonprofit governance, board management and operations.Ã They must also have policies in place to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. Lastly, boards must demonstrate that their trustees are actively engaged in fundraising, board development and technical college advocacy activities.

The Technical College Foundation Association of Georgia is a membership organization that represents the 23 TCSG foundations and over 600 trustees statewide. The TCFA Role Model Board Certification is an annual certification process.

 

November 4, 2014

Atlanta Technical College announces 2015 art competition for K-12 students

Atlanta, GA November 4 -- Atlanta Technical College is now accepting entries for the 19th annual Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) student design competition. The contest is open to all area elementary, middle and high school students. Designs must be received by the Atlanta Technical College Office of Communications, located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, by Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

The artwork submitted to Atlanta Technical College will be entered in the statewide competition where winners will be chosen in elementary, middle and high school groupings. The first-, second- and third-place and honorable mention winners in each category will be recognized at the Governor’s Awards Luncheon on April 14. First-place winners will be presented with monetary scholarships in the amount of $500. Second-place winners will receive $300 scholarhips; third-place winners, $100 scholarships; and honorable mention awardees will receive $50 scholarships.

MAW designs should celebrate the manufacturers located in the state of Georgia Entries must comply with the following guidelines established by the Technical College System of Georgia. The size of the submission must be 11”x 17.” Art may be created with paint, watercolors, pencils, markers, crayons, charcoal, etc. but should be completely dry before shipping. Submissions from high school students may be computer-generated. All work must be flat, and objects cannot be glued or pasted to the entry. Please note that designs will not be returned to contestants.

The following information must be included on the back, upper-right corner of each submission: the student’s name, grade, school, teacher, phone number to the school, contact number for parent/guardian and the words, “Atlanta Technical College submission.”

Artwork must be received by Wednesday, January 14, 2015, for consideration. Submit entries via mail or delivery to: Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, Attention: Office of Communications Building B. For more information contact Terreta A. Rodgers, Director of Communications and Marketing at 404-225-4604 or trodgers@atlantatech.edu.

For additional information on Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week or the MAW student design competition, visit www.georgiamaw.org.

November 3, 2014

Technical College Foundation Association recognizes
Atlanta Tech supporters for outstanding volunteerism

The Technical College Foundation Association of Georgia (TCFA) recently announced the recipients of the TCFA’s 2014 volunteers and benefactors of the year awards. The awards were presented during a dinner at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta Hotel on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Two of the honorees, Morris and Brandon Jones, were recognized for their outstanding commitment to Atlanta Technical College.

Morris and Brandon, the husband and son of the late past president of Atlanta Technical College, Dr. Brenda Watts Jones, have worked tirelessly to maintain her commitment to education since her untimely passing in 2007. They established the Dr. Brenda Watts Jones Memorial Foundation Student Scholarship Fund and the Dr. Brenda Watts Jones Allied Health Scholarship, to reward academic excellence and encourage students to pursue technical education. More than $7,000 in scholarships is awarded each term to Atlanta Technical College students as a result of their efforts.

Beyond scholarship opportunities, these individuals funded and directed a major grounds revitalization project on the Atlanta Technical College campus. The redesign of the grounds surrounding the Brenda Watts Jones Allied Health and Technology Complex was a three-month project conceptualized and managed by Morris and Brandon. They developed the design plan; purchased plants, fertilizer and landscaping materials; scheduled and coordinated volunteers; and installed grass and shrubs. The pair was so determined to see their vision come to fruition that they enlisted the help of relatives, friends, church members, students, faculty and staff, to help with the labor.In the end, the redesign project was a rousing success and today it stands as a visual testament to the life and legacy of Dr. Jones.

Each year, the TCFA awards Volunteer of the Year and Benefactor of the Year awards as a way to recognize outstanding contributions that individuals and companies make to their local Technical College System of Georgia college. TCFA President Dan King told the audience at the awards dinner that “The recipients of these awards embody the ideals of philanthropy, leadership, and volunteerism in the service to Georgia’s 23 technical colleges.”

In addition to Morris and Brandon, Bob Hutchison, was recognized for his long-time dedication to Southwest Georgia Technical College in Thomasville. Hutchison is a leader in his local community who has given many years of service to the students, faculty, and staff at SWGTC. He is a trustee on the SWGTC Foundation, and is also the outgoing president of the TCFA.

The TCFA Benefactor of the Year award is presented to individuals and companies who generously provide their technical colleges with much-needed funding. Benefactors are important advocates who help to build strong support for the college in its the region and throughout the state and nation.

Dr. Ed and Rhonda Mark were honored as benefactors of the year for their support of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College and the WGTC Foundation South. Dr. Mark is a well-known and highly regarded neurosurgeon in Valdosta, Ga., and Rhonda Mark is a nurse and WGTC Foundation trustee. Both have a long history of service to the college and recently made the single-largest cash donation in the history of the WGTC in the amount of $225,000. The Marks have pledged to increase their donation to one million dollars and, in doing so, their generosity will help to transform the lives and build the careers of countless current and future students at WGTC.

ADP, Inc. in Augusta, Ga., was also named as a benefactor of the year for the company’s partnership with Augusta Technical College and two other Augusta-area colleges that led to the development of the ADP STEM Scholarship program. ADP’s generosity and civic commitment is helping to ensure that the Augusta region has a workforce that’s highly skilled in information technology. Since it first began in 2009, the program has funded scholarships for Augusta Tech students and provided industry-specific training for the college’s IT faculty. In addition, ADP underwrites each scholarship student’s industry certification prior to his or her graduation.

 

October 29, 2014

Early child care education program hosts guest speaker for breast cancer awareness month

Elizabeth Wilson, executive director of the Georgia Microenterprise Network and longtime breast cancer educator, spoke to early child care education students at Atlanta Technical College on October 29.

Wilson is a member of the Pink Frog Foundation Advisory Board where she works to provide transportation, nutrition and house-cleaning services for women suffering from breast cancer. She is also member Worship in the Pink, a breast cancer ministry at Cathedral of faith Church of God and Christ; and the former membership coordinator for the National Black Women’s Health Project.

According to Wilson, her purpose for speaking at ATC was to impart information that could save lives. Statistics suggest that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Wilson emphasized that early detection is one of the best weapons women have in battling the disease.

Women should begin monthly self-exams in their early 20s, and at age 40, have annual mammograms performed at their local medical facility. Wilson cautioned students to be vigilant in their annual mammograms, stating that some women skip the annual exam after they have received a clean-bill-of-health the first few times. This risky behavior can prove deadly as studies show the incidents of breast cancer increase as women get older.

 

October 28, 2014

Students participate in AIDS Walk Atlanta

Atlanta Technical College (ATC) students participated in the annual AIDS Walk in Atlanta on Sunday, October 19th. The small group of ATC walkers and runners joined more than 12,000 of their fellow Georgians at Piedmont Park to raise money to combat AIDS.

Produced by AID Atlanta, AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run is the largest AIDS-related fundraising event in the Southeastern United States. Funds support AID Atlanta and six local agencies to provide treatment and medications, prevention education, meals, hospice care, mental health services, child care, substance abuse counseling, pastoral care, and clinical research to thousands of people living with, affected by, and at-risk for HIV/AIDS in Atlanta. While the final numbers have not been tabulated for this year’s event, the 2013 event raised more than $1 million for AIDS service organizations throughout metro Atlanta.

This is the first year that Atlanta Technical College has had a presence at the event. ATC Student life coordinator, Dessie Hall, hopes to add the AIDS Walk to the official calendar of community engagement activities and have a larger ATC delegation participate in next year’s event.

 

October 27, 2014

AIM students mentor young men at Forest Hills Academy

On Thursday, October 23, seven members of the Atlanta Technical College Institute for Males Collegiate Leadership Academy (ACLA) participated in a mentoring session with young men in 6th and 7th grade at Forrest Hill Academy. The mentees were placed in small groups and assigned an ACLA mentor.Together, they developed information technology products that could be used to improve the quality of life for elderly customers. The goal of the mentoring project was to teach both sets of young men the value of servant leadership and entrepreneurship.

October 25, 2014

Atlanta Technical College wins third place in NTHS Halloween Contest

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October 20, 2014

Atlanta Technical College earns five positions on the Community College Week list of Top 100 Producers

Community College Week published its annual “Top 100” list featuring the best two-year and four-year institutions for degrees in a variety of disciplines. Atlanta Technical College earned five positions on the 2014 lists. The college ranked second in the nation for one-year certificates awarded to African Americans. It also placed 16th for awarding one-year certificates to minorities, and 62nd for total number of one-year certificates awarded.

In the categories measuring the awarding of two-year certificates, Atlanta Technical College placed fifth in the nation for African American attainment and 42nd for completion among minority students of all races.The magazine “Community College Week” gathers data from the U.S. Department of Education to compile its annual list of top 100 associate degree producers.

Complete results can be viewed at http://ccweek.com/article-4107-associate-degree-and-certificate-producers-2014.html

 

October 16, 2014

Diverse Magazine adds Atlanta Tech to the list of top degree producers

Atlanta Technical College received national recognition for providing academic excellence to multicultural students. Diverse: Issues In Higher Education Magazine recently released the 2014 list of the Top 100 Degree Associate Degree Producers, and Atlanta Technical College earned high marks in six categories.

Atlanta Technical College rankings:

  • #10 in the nation for graduating African Americans in Business Operations Support and Assistant Services
  • #12 in the nation for graduating African Americans in Education
  • #19 in the nation for graduating African Americans in Legal Professions and Studies
  • #21 in the nation for “Total Minority” graduates in Business Operations Support and Assistant Services
  • #37 in the nation for “Total Minority” graduates in Education
  • #38 in the nation for “African American” graduates in Accounting and Related

The data for the Diverse Magazine rankings are collected from all U.S. postsecondary institutions through the Completions survey of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Set maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics. To view the complete list of top producers visit http://diverseeducation.com/top100/.

October 14, 2014

Southern Crescent Personnel sponsors allied health student scholarship at Atlanta Technical College

Krystal Pate, Owner of Southern Crescent Personnel, Inc., a leading placement agency for nursing, medical, and dental professionals has established the Southern Crescent Scholarship at Atlanta Technical College. Designed to reward academic excellence in the allied health field, the Southern Crescent Scholarship will be awarded to one deserving student each term.

“Providing Allied Health Student Scholarships is one way we can successfully match talent to opportunity,” said Krystal Pate, Southern Crescent Personnel, Inc. “We are excited to work with Atlanta Technical College and its students.”

The first recipient of the Southern Crescent Scholarship was Katrina Simmons, a radiologic technology student. She was awarded $500 to help off-set the cost of tuition and fees at the college. Awarded through the Atlanta Technical College Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the scholarship requires three things of applicants:

  • Students must be enrolled as a full-time student for the semester that they wish to be considered;
  • They must have attended Atlanta Technical College the semester immediately preceding the application period; and
  • Must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, based on a four-point system.

“We are extremely grateful to Southern Crescent Personnel for providing these scholarships and supporting the students of Atlanta Technical College,” said Elizabeth King, Director of the Atlanta Technical College Foundation. “They are making it possible for more students to establish careers in the field of allied health.”

Atlanta Technical College has become a leader in health-focused education, offering more than 30 programs in fields such as nursing, dental hygiene, radiologic technology, physical therapist assisting, pharmacy technology, medical assisting, surgical technology, paramedicine, dental assisting, health case science, phlebotomy, patient care assisting, and health information technology. In 2010, the college opened a $14.8 million complex for health studies. Current Atlanta Tech students are outpacing their peers locally and nationally, scoring at high-levels on licensure examinations. As a result, the college enjoys a job placement rate that exceeds 90 percent.

October 13, 2014

ATC cosmetology chair wins lifetime achievement award

Asbery Wilkerson II, program chair of the cosmetology program at Atlanta Technical College, received the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award at Bobbi Boss Hair Show held October 11 at the Omni Hotel and Convention Center.

Wilkerson was bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the highest honors presented by the Bobbi Boss organization, in recognition of his career achievements in teaching with emphasis on accomplishments and results. For more than 25 years, he has taught students enrolled in the Atlanta Tech program, many of whom have become salon business owners, celebrity stylists, and beauty product innovators. While technique and form have been key components of his instruction, he has also emphasized the importance of service learning. Several times each term, Wilkerson’s students leave the campus to provide complimentary grooming services to residents at local senior homes and rehabilitation centers. They also volunteer for charitable fundraising events.

Wilkerson obtained an Associate in Arts from Atlanta Junior College. He also holds a diploma in cosmetology instruction and a diploma in cosmetology from Atlanta Technical College. Wilkerson has a master cosmetology license and a master cosmetology instructor license.

October 7, 2014 Georgia CEO - Atlanta Tech Builds Skilled Workforce in the Workplace

October 3, 2014 AIM students volunteer at Books for Africa to promote global literacy

October 1, 2014 Atlanta Tech adult education department wins big at adult education conference

Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, president of Atlanta Technical College; Monique Faulkner, dean of adult education, Dr. Murray Williams, vice president of academic affairs; Beverly Smith, TCSG assistant commissioner for adult education.

October 1, 2014 Atlanta Technical College receives $2 Million job-training grant to advance transportation careers

September 25, 2014

Cosmetology students volunteer for fashion show fundraiser

Atlanta Technical College cosmetology students have signed on to volunteer as hair stylists for the 5th Annual Evolution of Curves fashion event presented by One Chance Entertainment. The Atlanta leg of the fashion tour will take place on September 27 at Greenbrier Mall. Red carpet viewing begins at 4 PM and the main event starts at 5PM. Proceeds will benefit the Haiti Cherie Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to building homes in Haiti.

The vision of Evolution of Curves is to empower women by promoting positive body images of women of all sizes. Atlanta Technical College instructors view the event as an opportunity for students to hone their styling and customer service skills while serving the community. Evolution of Curves is also a platform for students to gain real-world experience working with fashion and entertainment insiders.

The Evolution of Curves tour began in 2010. Over the course of five years, it has been a featured fashion event in Washington, D.C., Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York and Atlanta. For ticket information visit www.EvolutionofCurves.com. To learn about the Atlanta Technical College cosmetology program visit www.AtlantaTech.edu

September 23, 2014 Atlanta Tech participates in the Presidents Campus Challenge Gathering

September 21, 2014 AIM participants attend Black Male Empowerment Expo

September 11, 2014

Atlanta Technical College Open House October 17

High school seniors and adults looking to improve their employment options can find the answers to their education questions at the Atlanta Technical College Open House, Friday, October 17 at 10AM.

Faculty, administrators and student ambassadors will be on hand to greet prospective students and share tips on making a smooth transition into college. The program will include campus tours and presentations by staff on financial aid, student life, the admissions process and student support services.

Atlanta Technical College offers associate degree, diploma and certificate programs in high demand areas such: culinary arts, dental hygiene, bioscience, nursing, accounting, marketing, industrial engineering, health information technology, paralegal studies, criminal justice, firefighting, construction management, design and media technology, surgical technology, supply chain management, six sigma, welding, plumbing, HVAC repair, business management, drafting, industrial systems technology, physical therapist assistant, event coordination, hotel/restaurant/tourism management, cosmetology, barbering, early childhood care, and more.

The college offers flexible options including online, evening and weekend courses. There is also an onsite childcare center, career placement office and student success center to help students overcome barriers to successful completion.

For additional details or to pre-register, call the Atlanta Technical College Admissions Office at 404-225-4455 or visit www.AtlantaTech.edu.

What: Atlanta Technical College Open House

When: Friday, October 17, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Where:Atlanta Technical College

1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW

Atlanta, GA 30310

September 10, 2014

Atlanta Tech’s NTHS chapter hosts book drive for local children

The Atlanta Technical College student chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) will host a book drive October 6 to 27, to benefit local elementary school children. Students, staff, and members of the public are invited to donate new and used children’s books. Collection bins are located in main Academic Complex on the Atlanta Technical College campus located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway SW.

NTHS is one of the premier student organizations on the Atlanta Tech campus. It recognizes student achievement and leadership in career and technical education, and promotes workplace values. To be inducted into the NTHS, students must be recommended by a faculty member and must maintain a 3.5 GPA with at least a 90 percent attendance rate.

September 4, 2014 Atlanta Technical College joins the AARP Foundation BACK TO WORK 50+ Program

August 30, 2014 WEOP Partners with Atlanta Technical College to provide Entrepreneurial Training for Small Business Owners and Independent Contractors

August 26, 2014 ATC welcomes new students with poignant induction ceremony


Students file into the Atlanta Technical College Auditorium to participate in the inaugural New Student Convocation.

 

August 14, 2014

The ATC General Education Department Announces
FREE Tutoring Services for Students

The General Education Department at Atlanta Technical College will provide free tutoring services for students enrolled Fall semester. Flexible individual and group tutoring in Math and writing will be offered every Friday during the semester in the Academic Complex. Staffed by faculty and achievement coaches from the Arts & Sciences Division, the Friday learning labs will accept both walk-ins and appointments.

The Math Lab is located in the Academic Complex in rooms 2310D & 2310E. From 9:00AM 2:00PM, each Friday, staff will assist with content relating to MATH 1011 BUSINESS MATHEMATICS, MATH 1012 FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS, MATH 1013 COLLEGE ALGEBRA.

The Writing Lab is located in room 2310C of the Academic Complex and is open 8AM- 2PM on Fridays. Tutoring will help students with the competencies covered in ENGL 1010 FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH, ENGL 1101 COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC, ENGL 1102 COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE, and ENGL 2130 AMERICAN LITERATURE.

The general education tutoring labs are designed to help students achieve academic success by gaining an understanding of their personal learning styles. Faculty provides students with supportive environments, in which to work collaboratively to master learning strategies they can use in their courses. Tutoring is also available in most subject areas through the Learning Support Center, which is located in room 2118 of the Academic Complex.

 

August 13, 2014 ATC students attend National Urban League Conference

August 4, 2014

Applications for fall scholarships now accepted

The Atlanta Technical College Foundation (ATCF) is now accepting applications for Fall 2014 Semester scholarships. ranging from $500 to $1,000 are available.

While some of the scholarships are earmarked for students in specific programs such as allied health, hospitality, design and media production or carpentry; others provide opportunities for students with outstanding academic achievement and financial need. Applications can be downloaded from the Atlanta Technical College website at www.AtlantaTech.edu and must be received by the ATCF by September 11, 2014.

Available scholarships for Fall Semester

  • Four (4) - American Building Supply Scholarships - $500 each
  • One (1) Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management Student Scholarship - $2,500
  • Five (5) Atlanta Technical College Student Scholarships - $1,000 each
  • Four (4) Brenda Watts Jones Allied Health Scholarships - $1,000 each
  • Three (3) Brenda Watts Jones Memorial Scholarships - $1,000 each
  • Two (2) The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation “4 by 4” Endowed Scholarship up to $700 each
  • Two (2) The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation “4 for 4” Endowed Scholarship in honor of Alba and Thomas Tull - up to $700 each

July 28, 2014

Atlanta Technical College Foundation announces Hank Aaron Scholarship winners

The Atlanta Technical College Foundation has announced that four Atlanta Technical College (ATC) students have been awarded Hank Aaron “4 for 4” Foundation scholarships this summer. Two radiologic technology students, Latwana Boughter and Donald Okolo; a bioscience student, Torrie Sears; and marketing management student, Demetrica Wright, have won Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation “4 for 4” scholarships.

The four were selected based on an evaluation of academic records, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, and financial need. The selection committee also reviewed and assessed the personal essays submitted by each candidate. The four top scorers received $667 to be used in support of their educational pursuits.

July 25, 2014President Cites Atlanta BeltLine Workforce Partnership in Healthcare as National Model

July 24, 2014Atlanta Tech International Exchange Delegates Selected

July 21, 2014ATC takes first place in American Health Information Management Association contest

July 16, 2014

UPS partners with ATC to help students earn money while in college

Students and community members attended an inquiry fair in the Atlanta Technical College auditorium on July 15 hosted by the Atlanta Technical College (ATC) Office of Career Placement and UPS. During the event, participants met with recruiters from UPS to: gain professional insight, find employment opportunities, advance career goals, and develop job-seeking skills. The company has a number of fulltime, part time, and temporary opportunities that are open to college students. The recruiters worked with ATC participants to review their class itineraries and develop work schedules that would allow them to earn money while still in college.

July 15, 2014SGA hosts ice cream social to promote upcoming elections

 

July 10, 2014 Chick-Fil-A Foundation VP Rodney D Bullard is keynote speaker for AIM Summer Camp Commencement

July 2, 2014

Lamik Cosmetics Founder Kim Roxie Speaks to Atlanta Technical College Cosmetology and Barbering Departments

Kim Roxie, Founder, LAMIK Cosmetics, presented “The Mis-Education of Make-up” to Atlanta Technical College Cosmetology and Barbering Departments June 30, 2014. The entrepreneur revealed makeup secrets and what it took to launch the world’s first eco-chic cosmetics line at the age of 21.

LAMIK, an anacronym for Love and Makeup in Kindness, is part of Roxie’s vision to save women’s lives through makeup. The youngest African American female to launch a full cosmetic line at a major department store, Macy’s, she is a trailblazer. Roxie is the first African American to grace the cover of Small Business Today Magazine and she was named a Woman of Power by the Houston Sun Newspaper.

July 1, 2014Atlanta Technical College Students Medal in the National SkillsUSA Competition

June 19, 2014 Four Atlanta Tech Students Designated as State Officers

June 9, 2014 Lambda Epsilon Chi Coming to Atlanta Tech

May 23, 2014

New Students Can Apply for Fall Semesters at Atlanta Technical College


Atlanta Technical College is now accepting applications from new students for the 2014 fall semester on the college’s website, www.AtlantaTech.edu. All application materials must be submitted by the July 17 deadline for consideration for fall admittance. Classes begin on August 19 and end on December 8.

Once accepted, students can register for classes in high demand fields such as industrial engineering, bioscience technology, marketing management, culinary arts, welding, automotive repair, commercial truck driving, firefighting, or carpentry. A full list of programs of study is available on the Atlanta Technical College website.

Prospective students who complete an application and pay the application fee will receive more information about placement testing, orientation and registration by email. For more information on applying to Atlanta Technical College, contact the Office of Admissions at (404) 225-4461.

 

May 13, 2014

Atlanta Technical College to Offer Real Estate Pre-licensing Course

The Atlanta Technical College Continuing Education Department will offer a real estate pre-licensing program this summer to help Georgians prepare for the Georgia Real Estate Exam. September 17, the course will cover basic real estate principles, state property laws, financing and contracts, listing and selling, fair housing practices and property management. The cost of the program is $696 which includes the application, compass testing, course, insurance and book fees. To enroll in this non-credit continuing education program call 404-225-4487 or email ce@atlantatech.edu.

April 30, 2014

Operation HOPE Founder John Hope Bryant to Serve as Atlanta Technical College Commencement Speaker May 16

John Hope Bryant, Founder and CEO of Operation HOPE, America’s first non-profit social investment banking organization, will address the Atlanta Technical College class of 2014 at its commencement exercises May 16 at 11am. The ceremony will be held at the Atlanta Civic Center, 395 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA, 30308.

Operation HOPE, founded during the Rodney King Riots in 1992, operates in 70 U. S. communities, Haiti and South Africa. The organization has raised more than $500 million and helped to restructure another $300 million in subprime mortgages to empower the poor.

Former U. S. President Bill Clinton described Bryant in his recent bestselling book Giving as “A 41 year-old whirlwind of ideas and action Lean, intense, focused and completely positive in his belief in the potential of poor people to prosper, with a hand up and not a hand out.”

In 2008, Bryant was appointed by President George W. Bush as vice-chairman of the bi-partisan U. S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, and chairman on the Committee on the Under-served. In 2010, in the backdrop of the global economic crisis and the historic signing of the Financial Modernization Act, President Barack Obama appointed Bryant as a member of the U. S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability.

The author of Love Leadership and Banking on Our Future, Bryant works with HOPE global spokesman Ambassador Andrew Young, bridging civil rights to silver rights.

During the 2014 Commencement, Atlanta Technical College students will be receiving technical certificates of credit, diplomas and associate degrees in business and public service technologies; health and public safety technologies; and industrial and transportation technologies.

Seven programs in the high demand fields of bioscience technology, criminal justice, surgical technology, physical therapy, nursing, dental hygiene and radiologic technology were launched in 2012. The first cohort of students in these programs will graduate from Atlanta Technical College on May 16.

Additionally, high school students who participated in Atlanta Technical College dual enrollment programs and have completed requirements for technical certificates of credit in their programs of study will graduate and participate in the 2014 commencement ceremony. Dual enrollment partner schools include Maynard Jackson High, The Perry Center, Mundy’s Mill, Jonesboro High and Hapeville Charter School and Career Academy.

Atlanta Technical College has been a leader in career-focused education and was named the Georgia Technical College of the Year in 2012. For more information on the college and its programs visit www.atlantatech.edu.

 

April 28, 2014 Instructor Robbie Howard Receives Recognition as a Finalist for the2014 TCSG Instructor of the Year Award

April 21, 2014 Atlanta Tech hosts book discussion and signing with Dr. Robert A. Holmes

April 18, 2014 Atlanta Technical College Foundation honors four outstanding leaders for their efforts to close the education divide

April 17, 2014 Ralph Bunch Middle School student places third in MAW art contest


Atlanta Tech’s Michelle Cameron and Dr. Kimberly Frazier featured in Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDU article

March 28, 2014 Atlanta Tech’s Unique Bunch named 2014 Adult Education Student of the Year

March 22, 2014

HIMS Celebrates HIP

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) celebrated health information professionals during the 25thannual Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week, March 16 - 22. This year's theme was "Transforming Healthcare with Information."

Atlanta Technical College students who are members of the Health Information Management student Association (HIMS) hosted a week of activities to heighten awareness about health information careers. Members manned campus information tables, presented a multimedia slideshow on health IT occupations and hosted a mix and mingle. On March 17th and 18th, ATC's Tasha Mayfield who is a member of AHIMA's Student Advisory Council, attended the 2014 Leadership and Advocacy Symposium in Washington, DC. The Leadership and Advocacy Symposium is a one-day collaborative educational conference that brings AHIMA's leadership together to engage in dialogue that sets the strategic direction and advocacy efforts of the HIM profession and the Association. Hill Day provides members the opportunity to advocate for HIM with their Congressmen.



 

March 20, 2014 Bioscience Information Session

The bioscience technology program hosted an information session on March 19th. Panelists Melissa Nikolic, director of programming at Georgia Bio; Aresia Terrell, operations supervisor at Silliker Laboratories; and Suzette Kramer Shipp, ATC bioscience student, gave an overview of the advantages of pursing a bioscience career.


March 20, 2014 2014 Georgia SkillsUSA Competition

Atlanta Technical College hosted the 2014 SkillsUSA competition for Georgia. Our students also participated in the challenges and we are pleased to share the results for our Atlanta Tech team.

3D Visualization and Animation - Nneka Robinson & Cornell Onofre - 1st Place

American Spirit - Dorothea Hofler, Terrence Whitehead, & Iris Reese - 1st Place

Collision Repair Technology - Veronica Hill - 1st Place

Culinary - Claudia Brown - 2nd Place

Dental Assisting - Rebecca Mills - 1st Place

Digital Cinema - Michael Harris & Larry Walker - 1st Place

Early Childhood Education - Sheryl Miller - 3rd Place

Entrepreneurship - Thomas Snelling, Ronnie Carter, & Josette Whatley - 1st Place

Health Occupational Professional Portfolio Donald Okolo - 3rd Place

Job Interview - Troy Williams - 2nd Place

Television Production - Robert Williams & Kaleb Thomas - 2nd Place
Christopher Eubanks and Robert Wilkins - 3rd Place

Web Design - Betty Tate and Tiffany Collins - 1st Place

First-place winners will advance to the national competition in Kansas City this summer!

March 12, 2014

ATC Students Attend Supply Chain Conference

Supply Chain Management (SCM) students attended the Clayton State University College Seminar and Career Fair held on Wednesday, February 26th. ATC was the only two-year institution invited to participate in the event.

ATC students participated in resume writing and interviewing seminars. They also attended industry panels where corporate leaders shared their views on the future of supply chain management and logistics.

During the event, Atlanta Tech SCM students competed in the Logistics Jeopardy Challenge against teams from Georgia Tech, Auburn, Clayton State, University of Alabama, Tuskegee Institute, Clark-Atlanta, Middle Georgia, Georgia Southern, and Albany State. The Atlanta Tech team of Clarence Perry and Ronald Roquemore made it to the finals and placed 5th.

Clarence Perry who is enrolled in the supply chain management diploma program was awarded a $1,000 scholarship at the conference.

Student attendees were: Deborah Ingram, Candace Reynolds, Clarence Perry, Dimitria Montgomery, Lisa Harris, Joyce Hudson, and Ronald Roquemore.

March 8, 2014 New Economic Study Shows Atlanta Tech has $63 Million Impact on Region

March 10, 2014

Associate Degree Nursing Students Visit the Georgia State Capitol

ATC associate degree nursing (ADN) students met with Governor Nathan Deal and Georgia Nursing Association (GNA) leaders on March 5th during the GNA Legislative Day at the Georgia State Capitol.

While at the Georgia State Capitol, one group of students attended a committee meeting on the need to address the Georgia Board of Nursing backlog that exists. Currently more than 700 nurses need to have their licenses renewed or reinstated. Budget limitations have led to delays in processing.

Another delegation of students heard a discussion on the use of Narcan by emergency personnel to reverse the effects of heroin overdoses, and ATC student Lillian Duru meet with her state legislator, Representative Keisha Waites.

 

March 9, 2014 Atlanta Skyline Civitan Club honors ATC GOAL Finalists

2014 GOAL Finalists (l-r) Whitehead, Lewis, Rigging and Wright

The Atlanta Skyline Civitan Club honored the 2014 Atlanta Technical College (ATC) GOAL finalists during a luncheon at the Commerce Club on Wednesday, March 5. Each of the four finalists, Demetrica Wright, Cremetheius Riggins, Diane Lewis and Terrance Whitehead, shared their views on the importance of technical education with attendees and ATC President Alvetta Peterman Thomas thanked the civitan members for their continued support of Atlanta Technical College. Members of the Skyline chapter serve as judges for the Atlanta Technical College GOAL competition. This year, they selected Demetrica Wright as the 2014 Atlanta Technical College GOAL/Student of the Year.

(l-r) Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, Demetrica Wright, and Atlanta Skyline Civitan President Naomi Eissner

(l-r) Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, Cremetheius Rigging and Naomi Eissner

(l-r) Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, Diane Lewis and Naomi Eissner

(l-r) Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, Terrance Whitehead and Naomi Eissner

March 9, 2014 V103 radio highlights the Atlanta Technical College Institute for Males

Mr. Henry Carter, director of the Atlanta Technical College Institute for Males (AIM) and ATC paralegal student, Cremetheius Riggins, were invited V103 radio station to tape a 20 minute interview on the services provided by AIM. The show aired at 7AM on Saturday, March 8 and at 5AM on Sunday, March 9.

March 5, 2014 ATC culinary students volunteer at Chefs of the World 2014

Atlanta Technical College culinary arts students participated in the 9th Annual Chefs of the World fundraiser on Monday, March 3. The Atlanta Tech team joined noted chefs from some of Atlanta’s most prominent culinary institutions including, Chef Ugo Okpareke of Rays in the City, Chef Martin Pfefferkorn of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, and Chef Tim Kotula of The Commerce Club. The Chefs of the World event is an annual fundraiser presented by the National Black College Hall of Fame. Proceeds from the event support student scholarships. This year, the Atlanta Technical College students prepared dinner for the 20 guests seated at their two tables.

February 24, 2014 Atlanta Technical College students shine at PBL district conference

Members of the Atlanta Technical College (ATC) Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, competed in the Georgia Phi Beta Lambda North District Conference competitions held February 21, 2014, at Central Georgia Technical College, Milledgeville, GA.

Franklin Cochran placed first in both the Business Decision Making and Financial Analysis and Decision Making categories. ATC’s student of the year, Demetrica Wright placed first in Marketing Concepts and second in Marketing Analysis &Decision Making. Joshua Brown, Mackey Robinson, and Missy Hawkins placed second in Sports Management and Marketing, Networking Concepts and Help desk, respectively. These first- and second-place winners will compete in the Georgia State Conference, April 11-13, in Atlanta, Georgia. Winners from the state competition will be eligible to compete at the National Leadership Conference, June 24-27, in Nashville, Tennessee.

In additional to the first- and second-place finishers, the following ATC students were recognized for outstanding performance during the district competition. Mackey Robinson earned third place in Network Design. Iris Reese and Missy Hawkins placed fourth in Help Desk and Business Decision Making, respectively. Donald Williams finished fifth in Business Decision Making.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is a non-profit 501© (3) student business organization with nearly a quarter million members and advisers in 6,000 chartered high school and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, VA outside of Washington, D.C.

February 24, 2014 Atlanta Technical College Hosts Lunch & Learn for South Fulton Business leaders

Atlanta Technical College’s Economic Development Office will host a Lunch & Learn for business leaders on Wednesday, February 26, from 11:30AM 1:00pm. The event will take place at the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce, 5155 Westpark Drive, SW, Atlanta, Georgia.

Held in partnership with the Atlanta Technical College Foundation and the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce, the Lunch & Learn will feature presentations on the programs and services that will be available to businesses and the community through the new Atlanta technical College Center for Supply Chain and Logistics (CSCL). The CSCL will be located on the 40,000 square foot property at 5950 Fulton Industrial Boulevard. It is scheduled to open in late 2014.

Lunch & Learn presenters will include Harold Craig, vice president of economic development; Warren Pincombe, customized contract training specialist; Dr. Deborah Johnson-Blake, director of continuing education; and Kemith Thompson, coordinator of supply chain management programs. Information will also be available on the new industrial engineering and industrial systems technology programs scheduled to begin in the fall.

The Lunch & Learn is free and open to the public, however, pre-registration is required. To rsvp visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-fulton-lunch-and-learn-tickets-10630320575 or call (404) 225-4674.

February 4, 2014 Atlanta Technical College awarded $2,500 Gannett Foundation Grant

The Atlanta Technical College Foundation (ATCF) recently received a $2,500 grant from The Networks of 11Alive and the Gannett Foundation to provide funding for emergency educational and support services for low-income students who are seeking to achieve self-sufficiency through career-focused education.

Since 1999, the ATCF has been providing scholarships, grants and hardship loans to help underserved students cover expenses that are not met through financial aid or traditional funding sources. The Gannett Grant will help ATCF provide assistance with tuition, books, tools, emergency shelter, transportation, daycare, and other barriers to program completion.

"The Networks of 11Alive strive every day to celebrate the human spirit through our on air and on line properties, showcasing the amazing work being done in our community helping others,” stated WXIA-TV President and General Manager, John Deushane. “We are honored and thrilled to be able, through the Gannett Foundation, to support Atlanta Technical College and all of the local organizations recognized today, that are making such a difference for all of us who call Atlanta home."

The Gannett Foundation is a corporate foundation sponsored by Gannett Co., Inc. Through its Community Grant program, Gannett Foundation supports nonprofit activities in the communities in which Gannett does business. The Gannett Foundation makes grants to non-profit organizations based on recommendations from subsidiaries of Gannett Co. Inc.

Other 2014 Gannett Grant recipients recognized by the Networks of 11Alive were Aid Atlanta, the American Cancer Society, Communities in Schools, the Captain Planet Foundation, Camp Horizon, Cool Girls, Inc, the East Lake Foundation, Kate's Club, Lekotek of Georgia, the Make a Wish Foundation, the Midtown Assistance Center, Our House Inc, Open Hand, True Colors Theatre Company, VOX Teen Communications and Youth Enhancement Services.

February 1, 2014 Demetrica Wright is Chosen as Atlanta Technical College’s GOAL Winner

January 24, 2014 Clayton County Rotary presents, ATC pharmacy tech student with $1,000 scholarship

January 23, 2014

Atlanta Technical College Names Finalists for GOAL Award

 

Four students have been selected as finalists for the Atlanta Technical College (ATC) Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Dessie Hall, ATC coordinator of student life.

Chosen as finalists are: Diane Lewis, a hotel, restaurant, and tourism management student; Cremeithius Riggins, a paralegal studies student; Terence Whitehead, a diesel technology student; and Demetrica Wright, a marketing management student.

During the first round of competition, twenty-two ATC students vied for the opportunity to serve as the ATC GOAL student. Candidates delivered three-minute speeches in front of a screening committee of administrators and answered a series of questions before final selections were made. Lewis, Riggins, Whitehead and Wright were named finalists and will appear before a panel of business, civic and industry leaders from the community. The 2014 Atlanta Technical College GOAL student will be announced at a campus-wide celebration on January 28.

"The purpose of the GOAL program is to spotlight the outstanding achievement by students in Georgia's technical colleges and to emphasize the importance of technical education in today’s global workforce," said Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, president of Atlanta Technical College.

GOAL, a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia, honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students. GOAL winners are selected at each of the state’s 24 technical colleges as well as one Board of Regent college with technical education division.

All the college GOAL winners will compete in regional judging, which will include students from the other 24 colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia as well as the one Board of Regents college with technical education divisions.

GOAL winners from each college will compete in regional judging in February. In April, all college winners will come to Atlanta where the nine regional finalists, three finalists from each of the three regions, will be announced and compete at the state-level in April and one student will be named as the 2014 GOAL winner for the state.

The state GOAL winner becomes the student ambassador for the Technical College System of Georgia and receives a grand prize of a new car.

In 2012, ATC’s LaNette Holloman was named GOAL Student of the Year for the state. A year later, another ATC student, Shalethea McEroy was named one of the top finalists in the state competition.

January 15, 2014 Atlanta Technical College hosts Community Health & Wellness Expo February 27

January 13, 2014 Twenty-two Atlanta Tech Students Nominated for GOAL Award

 

January 9, 2014

Dr. Kimberly Frazier Appointed Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs

Atlanta Technical College (ATC) announced today the appointment of Dr. Kimberly Frazier as associate vice president of academic affairs.

At ATC, Dr. Frazier will have direct oversight of institutional effectiveness, institutional research, grants management, and the library. In addition, she will lead the administration of key academic program areas, including curriculum review and development; distance learning; instructional design; K-12 and higher education partnerships; policy review; program development and accreditation; and faculty professional development. Working closely with Dr. Murray J. Williams, vice president of academic affairs, Dr. Frazier will be instrumental in advancing key student success initiatives, such as Achieving the Dream, Complete College Georgia, Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID), and the Carl Perkins Grant Program.

“Atlanta Technical College has experienced a period of unprecedented growth,” Williams said. “We are expanding both our U.S. and international offerings to meet the growing needs of business and industry. Dr. Frazier has a proven track record in managing major academic initiatives, and I look forward to working with her to provide a rich academic experience for all of our students.”

Dr. Frazier’s academic career spans more than 20 years. She has held numerous leadership positions, serving as the assistant vice president of student affairs for Auburn University, assistant professor of higher education and psychology at Kennesaw State University, director of new-student programs at Georgia State University, and residence education coordinator at University of South Carolina. A member of the National Association for Student Personnel Administration, Southeast Case Research Association, and Global Center for Teaching and Learning, she has conducted national and international lectures and keynote presentations on topics central to student learning and success.

Dr. Frazier received a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Georgia State University and a Master of Liberal Arts from Winthrop University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Clemson University and an associate degree in liberal arts from Anderson College.

 

January 8, 2014

Tom Close Named Atlanta Technical College Police Chief

Close has more than 19 years of domestic and international law enforcement experience.

Tom Close, a 19-year veteran of law enforcement, has been selected as the new chief of the Atlanta Technical College Police Department in Atlanta, Georgia.

As the leader of the police department, Close will oversee the daily law enforcement activities of campus operations responding to emergencies, patrolling facilities and grounds, securing campus events and activities, and enforcing parking regulations. His duties will also encompass coordinating campus crime prevention programs, communicating with partner agencies, evaluating and updating safety plans, training and recruiting law enforcement staff, and conducting investigations.

Over the course of nearly two decades, Chief Close has earned a reputation for visionary leadership in law enforcement. He served as the chief of police operations for the U.S. Department of State International Civilian Police Mission in Baghdad, Iraq, and as a vehicle homicide investigator with the Henry County Police Department in McDonough, Georgia. During his tenure as the chief of criminal investigations for the Henry County Solicitors Office, he became one of the department’s most decorated officers. Most recently, Chief Close served as the chief of the City of Meigs Police Department in Meigs, Georgia

Chief Close holds a Master of Public Administration from Columbus State University, a Master of Police Management from the Georgia Executive Law Enforcement Command College, a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from the State University of New York, and an associate degree in criminal justice from Hudson Valley Community College. He has also obtained the following certifications from the U.S. Department of Justice: International S.W.A.T. Instructor, International Master Police Trainer, International Criminal Investigator and International Fire Arms Instructor. In 2010, Close received his Executive Police Chief Certification from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.

 

Janaury 6, 2014

Atlanta Technical College announces 2014 art competition for K-12 students

January 3, 2014

Atlanta Tech dental hygiene students help to create healthy smiles for children in the metro area

Students in the Atlanta Technical College (ATC) Dental Hygiene program spent much of the Fall Semester using their talents to improve the oral health of local children. Second-year students in the ATC program volunteered on the Colgate Bright Smiles Van, working with dentists and practicing hygienists to provide free dental screenings to children. Children ranging in age from three to 12 years received free dental check-ups and instruction on proper oral health habits. The Colgate Bright Smiles vans travel to under-served rural and urban communities, reaching over 1,000 towns and more than 10 million children each year.

 

December 18, 2013

Atlanta Technical College Foundation is now accepting applications for Spring semester scholarships

The Atlanta Technical College Foundation (ATCF) is now accepting applications for scholarships for students planning to attend Atlanta Technical College for the Spring 2014 Semester.

Eleven scholarships are available to Atlanta Technical College students. Some are for specific programs; others provide opportunities for students with financial needs. Applications can be downloaded from the Atlanta Technical College website at www.AtlantaTech.edu and must be received by the ATCF by January 30, 2014.

Four Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation Scholarships in the amount of $667 each will be awarded. Students must be enrolled full-time and hold a grade point average of 2.6 on a 4.0 scale. They are also required to submit a one-page essay describing how the scholarship will aid in their academic pursuits.

The ATCF will also award three Brenda Watts Jones Memorial Foundation Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to students who meet the criteria in one of three categories.

Category I: Students enrolled in programs leading to high-wage careers. The programs are as follows: Aircraft Mechanic, Emergency Medical Technician, Database Administrator, Practical Nursing, Pharmacy, Diesel Mechanic, Hotel Manager, Dental Lab Technician, Graphic Designer, Health Information Technician, Firefighter, Paralegal, Plumber, Marketing Manager, Heating & Air Technician, Dental Assistant, Drafter, Medical Assistant; and all Health Related Programs.

Category II: Students who are currently employed in their field of study (for example (Certified Nursing Assistant majoring in Practical Nursing); but pursuing a higher level education/credential to move up the career-ladder in this field; and

Category III: Single-parent students (male or female) who have physical custody of their dependents.

Jones Memorial Foundation Scholarship applicants must be current students and are required to have a 3.0 grade point average. Additionally, awardees must enroll for a minimum of 12 semester hours each successive semester and maintain a 3.0 grade point average to continue to receive the scholarship.

The third scholarship that is available during this cycle is The Cornelia "NeNe" Williams Business Office Technology Student Scholarship. Four students will be selected to receive $300 awards to be used for tuition, books and other college-related expenses. Applicants for the Williams Business Office Technology Scholarship must be enrolled as a full-time in the Business Office Technology Program for at least one semester prior to applying for the scholarship and must remain in the program as a full-time student for a minimum of one semester following their selection. To qualify, candidates must hold a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must submit a one-to-two page essay about their academic and career goals.

Funding for each of the eleven scholarships was secured by the ATCF which was established in 1999 under the leadership of chairpersons, Joseph Johnson and Carolyn Young.

A 501(c)3 non-profit, ATCF’s mission is to provide support to Atlanta Technical College and the programs and activities carried out by the College. Its purpose is to acquire, retain, invest and administer funds exclusively for the benefit of Atlanta Technical College.

Since its inception, The Atlanta Technical College Foundation has focused on the major goals of resource development, relationship building, and financial management of resources.

December 11, 2013 Atlanta Technical College Receives 2013 Best of Atlanta Award

December 10, 2013 Atlanta Technical College hosts NTHS Fall 2013 Induction

The Atlanta Technical College Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) inducts 176 members during the Fall 2013 Induction Ceremony. Read more

December 8, 2013

Atlanta Technical College Students Complete BMW MetroSTEP Training


(l-r) Ervin Nelson, BMW MetroSTEP graduate; Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, president, Atlanta Technical College; Russ Lucas, vice president, BMW of North America Southern Region; Kris Odwarka, regional aftersales manager, BMW of North America Southern Region.

December 7, 2013

New SGA officers installed

(l-r) Larry Jackson, Jr., SGA Parliamentarian; Dorothea Hofler, SGA President; Dr. Rushton Johnson, Vice President of Student Affairs; Alvetta Peterman Thomas, Atlanta Technical College President; Courtney White, SGA Secretary; and Terence Whitehead, SGA Treasurer.

 

On December 4, Atlanta Technical College marked a new chapter as the 2013-2014 Student Government Association officers were inducted. Dorthea Hofler, a student in the pharmacy technology program was installed as president. Roderick Heard, health science student; Courtney White, Culinary arts student; Terence Whitehead, Automotive technology student; and Larry Earl Jackson, Jr., Marketing Management student, were named vice president, secretary, treasurer and parliamentarian respectively.

The SGA serves as the official representative voice of the student body at the Atlanta Technical College. Officers play an active role in planning and coordinating student activities. In addition, they serve as college ambassadors to the community.

 

December 5, 2013

Pharmacy Tech students attend seminar on pharmacy career pathways

On November 25, Amber Brown, Omarr Dixon and Natalie Jimenez, students from the South University School of Pharmacy in Savanna, Georgia visited the Atlanta Technical College (ATC) campus to host a seminar on educational and career pathways in pharmacy. The trio presented to approximately 50 pharmacy technician students who have expressed an interest in possibly pursuing a pharmacist degree at four-year institution following graduation.

(l-r) Dixon, Brown and Jimenez

While many ATC pharmacy technician students enter the workforce immediately following graduation, a growing number of students are expressing an interest in investigating articulation opportunities at Georgia colleges and universities. The pharmacy technician program coordinators and advisory board members have scheduled a number of these seminars to inform students of all of the opportunities that are available following graduation.

 

November 30, 2013

EARLY CHILD CARE CENTER SPOTLIGHT

The Atlanta Technical College early child care center was featrued in the November 3 edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The center is open to the children of students and the public. For information email mwhittle@atlantatech.edu or call 404-225-4581. Read the article here

 

November 24, 2013

BIOSCIENCE SPOTLIGHT

Watch the WSB-TV People2People profile on the Atlanta Tech Bioscience Program click here
For information on bioscience programs contact bbates@atlantatech.edu or 404-225-4583.

 

November 18, 2013

Rick Perkins Week begins at Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta Technical College faculty to nominate peers for Teacher of the Year competition

Atlanta Technical College faculty will go to the “virtual” polls this week to nominate fellow employees for the Atlanta Technical College Teacher of the Year competition. The person from each academic division who receives the highest number of nominations will be named a finalist.

The four faculty members who are named finalists will appear before the selection committee and present a statement of qualifications. They will also share how they are helping Atlanta Technical College students to develop a framework for success. The selection criteria include teaching experience and innovative learning techniques, leadership and community involvement, and a strong commitment to the technical education mission of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). The winner of the Atlanta Technical College competition will proceed to regional preliminary judging for the state Rick Perkins Award, presented by the TCSG.

 

November 4, 2013

Allied health students host American Red Cross Blood Drive

On October 30, Atlanta Technical College allied health students representing various health-related programs joined together to facilitate a Blood Drive in partnership with the American Red Cross. The Blood Drive was held in the Brenda Watts Jones Allied Health and Technology Complex Lobby and Multipurpose Room from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Under the leadership of instructor La Tanya Thomas, the students enrolled in Introduction to Healthcare hosted the Blood Drive as a way to exemplify Atlanta Technical College’s core values of service and community. The organizing committee comprised of Mataya Wells (Dental hygiene), Jessica Martin (Health care science), Joycelynn Morgan (Health care science), Logan Rudolph (Pharmacy technology), Ashley Wilson (Health care science) and Dana Wilson (Health care science, worked tirelessly to ensure that the event was well organized and successfully implemented. With the assistance of other allied health student volunteers, over 80 individuals were seen and 48 units of blood were collected.

Atlanta Technical College Blood Drive Committee

Through this service-learning project, the students experienced the joy of giving back to the community and gained a deeper understanding of how their efforts can translate into saving lives.

 

October 18, 2013

Today, the Atlanta Technical College registrar announced the President’s List and Dean’s List for the Summer 2013 term. To qualify for the President’s List, students had to take a minimum of 12 credit hours and earn a term grade point average between 3.90 and 4.0. A total of 119 students enrolled during the Summer term earned this honor. The Dean’s List for the Summer 2013 term includes the names of the 109 students who were enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, and earned a 3.50-3.89 grade point average at the conclusion of the term. Congratulations to our exceptional students!

President’s list

STUDENT NAME

PROGRAM

Hurst, Deirdee C

Health Care Science

Baisden, Toby L

Avionics Bench Technician

Baker, Patrick

Air Conditioning Technology

Banks, Jerome

Air Conditioning Technology

Battle, Eric L

Air Conditioning Technology

Battle, Ralph

Air Conditioning Technology

Bell, Marilyn J

Criminal Justice Technology

Brandon, Thomas L

Air Conditioning Technology

Brunson, Ronald L

Air Conditioning Technology

Byrd, Richard G

Air Conditioning Technology

Cameron, Michelle D

Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism

Carr, Gloria L.

Health Information Technology-Degree

Carter, Warren

Air Conditioning Technology

Chenault, Darrell C

Air Conditioning Technology

Childress, Clifton

Air Conditioning Technology

Collins, Tamarge A

Plumbing

Cook, Angela P

Design & Media Production

Covington, Tamara T

Criminal Justice Technology-Degree

Cox, Darryl N.

Air Conditioning Technology

Davis, Floyd J

Air Conditioning Technology

Davis, John H.

Air Conditioning Technology

Dawson, Edgar Eugene

Air Conditioning Technology

Durrah, Frederick O

Air Conditioning Technology

Ebegbuna, Nonye

Health Care Science

Evans, Ulysses

Air Conditioning Technology

Farmer, Algeria D.

Carpentry

Fath, Abdellatif

Avionics Bench Technician

Ferguson, Harriette D.

Early Childhood Care & Education

Fletcher, Lamar D

Accounting-Degree

Floyd, Richard B.

Air Conditioning Technology

Freeman, Calvin L.

Avionics Bench Technician

Gardner, Gregory W

Diesel Equipment Technology

Gates, Jermar D

Air Conditioning Technology

Gay, Richard

Plumbing

Gray, Michelle D

Early Childhood Care & Education

Green, Calvin G

Health Information Technology-Degree

Hall, Charles A

Carpentry

Hampton, Earnest L.

Avionics Bench Technician

Hester, Brandon M.

Air Conditioning Technology

Hodges, Charles G

Air Conditioning Technology

Hua, Khiem X

Air Conditioning Technology

Hutchinson, Shakena T.

Early Childhood Care Education-Degree

James, Arlene S.

Early Childhood Care Education-Degree

Johnson, Ahmad R

Air Conditioning Technology

Johnson, Jeffrey

Avionics Bench Technician

Jolly, Roderick C

Air Conditioning Technology

Jones, Dominic M

Computer Programming-Degree

Jones, Natasha

Early Childhood Care Education-Degree

Kinard, James T

Air Conditioning Technology

Lang, Jackie

Networking Specialist

Love, Bernita L

Early Childhood Care & Education

Lovell, Danny J

Air Conditioning Technology

Mack, Felicia M

Criminal Justice Technology

Mann, Melvin D

Paralegal Studies-Degree

Marshall, Dwayne E

Air Conditioning Technology

Mattison, Elliott D.

Air Conditioning Technology

McDowell, Danny D.

Welding & Joining Technology

Miguel, Daranice A.

Health Care Science

Nash, Kenneth

Air Conditioning Technology

Oglesby, Matthew A

Air Conditioning Technology

Perry, Clarence L

Supply Chain Management

Powe, Gerald E

Air Conditioning Technology

Redding, Earnestine N

Early Childhood Care & Education

Richardson, James A

Avionics Bench Technician

Richardson, Leon A

Air Conditioning Technology

Roberts, Benjamin L

Avionics Bench Technician

Rozier, Norekion M.

Networking Specialist

Scott, Brenda D

Early Childhood Care & Education

Stanciel, Perry A.

Air Conditioning Technology

Stevens, Nyrell

Carpentry

Stokes, Keisha S

Early Childhood Care Education-Degree

Strong, Rashed F.

Air Conditioning Technology

Thomas, Michael

Air Conditioning Technology

Tsuchida, Mitsuhiro

Avionics Bench Technician

Valencia, Alexis

Avionics Bench Technician

Walton, Jerlisa S

Avionics Bench Technician

Watson-Wilson, Michael R.

Air Conditioning Technology

Broadnax, Wilbert

Automotive Collision Repair

Clark, Shanice A

Health Care Science

Collins, Tiffany C.

Design & Media Production

Cross, Connie Gale

Design & Media Production

Elder, Kwesi W

Carpentry

Freeman, Tom

Carpentry

Gilmore, Keith E.

Design & Media Production

Harper, Arthur F.

Carpentry

Harvey, Nikki G

Automotive Collision Repair

Hill, Veronica

Automotive Collision Repair

Jackson, Luther A.

Automotive Collision Repair

Jones, Charles E

Accounting

Kinson, Trina Maria

Database Specialist

Meredith Jr., Robert Louis

Radiologic Technology

Mims, LaTanya

Radiologic Technology

Mitchell, La' Quanta S.

Barbering

Noble, Deborah A.

Radiologic Technology

Seay, Stanley E.

Automotive Collision Repair

Thomas, Saraya A

Radiologic Technology

Tilghman, Taj N.

Computer Programming-Degree

Boomer, Ted M

Networking Specialist-Degree

Brown, Eric L

Barbering

Jolly, Debra D.

Health Information Technology-Degree

Mbai, Baboucarr W.

Computer Programming-Degree

Pippins, Brian A

Automotive Technology

Tangney, Nathaniel D

Networking Specialist

Tillman III, Albert

Barbering

Weaver, Robert F.

Welding & Joining Technology

Avery, Patricia L

Criminal Justice Technology-Degree

Bass, Gerald A

Diesel Equipment Technology

Muhammad, Tony

Diesel Equipment Technology

Pearson, Gerri Renee

Health Information Technology-Degree

Blackwell, Lee

Air Conditioning Technology

Canton, Raul A.

Air Conditioning Technology

Carson, Dennis

Air Conditioning Technology

Keene, Christopher M

Air Conditioning Technology

Sanders, Arthur L

Air Conditioning Technology

Ivey, James F

Accounting-Degree

Scott, Sabrina

Health Information Technology-Degree

Williams, Stephanie

Accounting-Degree

Muhammad, Malareo

Carpentry

Okona, Matthew E

Carpentry

Dean’s List

STUDENT NAME

PROGRAM

Barnette, Meshay R

Cosmetology

Blair, Zoe A

Business Management-Degree

Busbee, Marla S

Accounting-Degree

Daniel, Antonasia S

Criminal Justice Technology-Degree

Elie, Nythia

Health Care Science

Fambro, Shehan L

Bioscience Technology

Flood, James J

Health Information Technology-Degree

Henderson, Kevin J

Criminal Justice Technology

Jackson, Genika

Early Childhood Care & Education

Johnson, Henry N.

Electrical Systems Technology

Knight, Reginal

Plumbing

Mitchell, Tasheta P.

Health Information Technology-Degree

Nolan, Chimere A.

Business Management-Degree

Shaw, Christopher J

Computer Programming-Degree

Siaw, Terita L

Early Childhood Care & Education

Sims-Eley, Tracy S

Early Childhood Care & Education

Styles, Quetta S.

Business Management

Suggs, Vintrecia D

Business Management

Teasley Jr., Mark A

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Crawford, Ezra L.

Diesel Equipment Technology

Banks, Adrian D.

Automotive Technology

Jackson, Lance D

Automotive Technology

Moss, Azalea A

Welding & Joining Technology

Smith, Darius J

Radiologic Technology

Wilson, Regina

Radiologic Technology

Nash, Tangela L

Culinary Arts

Sims, Roddrecius D.

Barbering

Allen, Rickiah D

Health Information Technology-Degree

Blasingame, Asia C

Automotive Technology

Davis, John L

Carpentry

Dupree, Carolyn W

Automotive Technology

Jones, Rosemary

Carpentry

Kendrick, Monica V

Physical Therapy Assistant

Rizzi, Ronald S

Diesel Equipment Technology

Williams, Omenicia T.

Cosmetology

Harlow, Andre M

Welding & Joining Technology

Windle, Matthew

Diesel Equipment Technology

Beasley, Andre R

Automotive Collision Repair

Bishop, Nathan W.

Automotive Collision Repair

Harper, Jamal S

Automotive Collision Repair

Ma, Ying

Pharmacy Technology Degree

Miller, Krystal Kimmanie

Health Care Science

Perry, Breghanna

Dental Hygiene

Shedrick, Shere' E

Barbering

Moreno, Joel A

Electrical Systems Technology

Ricks, Angela S.

Culinary Arts

Belt, Derrick D

Air Conditioning Technology

Brown, Nikejha S.

Carpentry

Clay, Gerald

Avionics Bench Technician

Cleveland, Lee M

Air Conditioning Technology

Daniels, Tobie F.

Air Conditioning Technology

Dixon, Tiffany R.

Computer Programming-Degree

Durden, Robert J.

Air Conditioning Technology

Evans, Shananiqua S.

Health Information Technology-Degree

Legree, Tyrone A.

Welding & Joining Technology

Mcwhorter, Johnny M

Air Conditioning Technology

Mitchell, Jarrett M

Air Conditioning Technology

Nelson, Mavis R

Computer Programming-Degree

Byrd, Randy J

Automotive Collision Repair

Clack, Todd L.

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Ferrell, Quinton C.

Carpentry

Gilbert, Antavius D

Diesel Equipment Technology

Hightower, Brandon M

Diesel Equipment Technology

Person, Jerrod D

Accounting

Rheinschmidt, Sungsoon

Health Care Science

Searcy, Quardarius R

Automotive Collision Repair

Hall, Courtney D

Paramedicine-Diploma

Allen, Lakeria

Criminal Justice Technology

Britt, Lillian A

Criminal Justice Technology-Degree

Cameron-Venson, Millicent

Accounting-Degree

Connally, Kellesai S

Marketing Management

Cottrell, Donnell

Plumbing

Davidson, Zachary

Plumbing

Davis, Zita A.

Paralegal Studies-Degree

Deveaux, Jasmine C

Marketing Management

Dixon, Derrick D

Marketing Management-Degree

Djonis, Mario

Plumbing

Edmondson, Telicia A

Early Childhood Care Education-Degree

English, Mary L

Business Management-Degree

Jackson, Morgan R

Criminal Justice Technology-Degree

Jenkins, Ralph T.

Plumbing

Johnson, Tamesha

Early Childhood Care & Education

Morris, Fitzgerald R

Carpentry

Rucker, Danielle M

Criminal Justice Technology-Degree

Ward, Antoinette J

Marketing Management

Carew-Sannoh, Irene T.

Carpentry

Davis, Reginald L.

Automotive Technology

Gaynor, Juanita E

Accounting-Degree

Gibson, Tiffany N

Health Information Technology-Degree

Harper, Lavaughn M

Diesel Equipment Technology

Lawton, Charles E

Design & Media Production

Neal, Shanee' E.

Accounting

Ellis, Christian L

Automotive Technology

Sawyer, Jeffrey L

Culinary Arts

Brown, Sandra L

Paralegal Studies-Degree

Harris, Marvilynda L

Health Information Technology-Degree

Parker, Patricia

Early Childhood Care & Education

Whatley, Josette L

Health Information Technology-Degree

Fennell, Jacob Z

Accounting-Degree

Coleman, Charles W

Health Information Technology-Degree

Favourite, Kama V

Business Management-Degree

Perry, Margaret

Early Childhood Care & Education

Castaneda, Bianca D

Health Information Technology-Degree

Davenport, Travarius M.

Automotive Technology

Miller, Harold

Automotive Technology

Simpson, Henry M

Automotive Technology

Smith, Tiara M

Barbering for Cosmetologists

Wolfe, Julie L

Diesel Equipment Technology

Warden, Malcolm

Carpentry

 

October 7, 2013

Hyatt Regency Recruitment Fair

The Hyatt Regency Atlanta has partnered with the Atlanta Technical College Office of Career Placement to host a campus recruitment fair on October 21. During the event, hiring managers will interact with current students and alumni regarding potential employment opportunities. Each student will have 10-15 minutes with a Hyatt representative to participate in a resume review.ÃÆâ€℠Qualified applicants will be asked to complete online applications for desired positions. The Hyatt is looking to fill a number of positions including: senior group sales manager, convention services manager, front office agent 3rd shift, room attendant, pastry supervisor, cook 4 and buffet attendant. To register for the event, students and alumni should visit the Office of Career Placement or email careerplacement@atlantatech.edu

October 7, 2013

ATC to participate in the Georgia Life Sciences Summit

Representatives from the Bioscience Technology program at Atlanta Technical College (ATC) will participate in the 2013 Georgia Life Sciences Summit on October 9 at the Georgia International Convention Center. During the annual conference, leaders in academia, business, research and government will convene to devise strategies to advance the study and application of life sciences in the state. Nearly 600 attendees are expected to attend and hear the keynote speakers, Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia; and John Ratliff, Quintiles President & COO.

ATC offers an associate degree in bioscience technology, a technical certificate of credit in bioscience environmental laboratory technology and a technical certificate of credit in bioscience regulatory assurance technology. The ATC bioscience technology staff will operate a booth in the exhibit hall to raise awareness about the program. “The Georgia Life Sciences Summit is the premier venue for us to connect with companies in the bioscience arena,” said Barry Bates, ATC program coordinator. “Ultimately, we can work together to implement pathways to internships and permanent employment.”

October 3, 2013

Atlanta Technical College President Named A 2013 Woman of Influence

Atlanta Technical College President Alvetta Peterman Thomas was named a Woman of Influence by the Atlanta Business League. Thomas was recognized for her strong leadership role in higher education and for exemplifying many of the attributes that make Atlanta a global leader in business and industry. She and other notable women from the Atlanta area were presented as 100 Women of Influence at the Atlanta Business League Women of Vision Breakfast on October 1. In addition to Thomas, the other honorees include Shan Cooper, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Lockheed Martin Company; Lisa Borders, Senior Vice President of Global Community Connections, The Coca-Cola Company; Evelyn Wynn Dixon, Mayor of Riverdale; Erika Alexander, Area Vice President Americas-Southern Region, Marriott International, Inc.; Letty Ashworth, General Manager, Global Diversity, Delta Air Lines, Inc.; and Stacey Key, President & CEO, Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council.

Thomas, the only African American female college president in the Technical College System of Georgia, was recognized for her efforts to develop the next generation of leaders by encouraging mentorship, and for her work in increasing the number of highly qualified, work-ready graduates in Georgia. In December 2012, Atlanta Technical College was named the Technical college of the Year by the Technical College System of Georgia. Under Thomas’ leadership, the college has reached new heights, opening a $14.8 million allied health and technology complex, and expanding program offerings to include Bioscience, registered nursing, physical therapist assistant, surgical technology, dental hygiene and radiologic technology. In 2014, the college plans to add programs in industrial engineering technology, industrial systems technology, railroad signaling services and railroad signal engineering and design.

 

October 2, 2013

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September 30, 2013

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In honor of Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Atlanta Technical College and Arts Clayton will present the First Annual Atlanta Technical College Student Photography Show. The theme for the exhibit which runs from October 11 25 is Life in Focus. The public is invited to the free opening reception on Saturday, October 12 from 1 3 PM. Arts Clayton is located at 136 Main Street, Jonesboro, Georgia 30263. The Arts Clayton Gallery is open Tuesday-Friday (9 AM - 5 PM) and Saturdays (10 AM - 4 PM). The Gallery is closed Sundays, Mondays, and holidays. For additional information on the exhibit call 770-473-5457 or 404-225-4552.

September 30, 2013

Atlanta Technical College to host an information session on business and public service career paths

Atlanta Technical College will host an information session on business and public service career paths, October 11, at 10 am. For High school students and adult learners, this is the perfect time to take a fresh look at Atlanta Technical College which has been named the Top Technical College in Georgia.

Atlanta Technical College offers more than 100 programs of study. Prospective students who attend the information session can obtain details on programs in marketing, accounting, culinary arts, cosmetology, barbering, early childhood care and education, graphic design, business administration, computer information technology, design and media, human resource management, paralegal studies, hotel/restaurant/tourism management and computer repair. Financial aid staff will also be onsite to provide information on scholarships, grants and loans.

The information session is free and open to the public. Prospective students can call 404-225-4455 or email ejaden@atlantatech.edu for additional details. The college will also host an information session on industrial and transportation programs October 18 reservations for the October 18 event can also be made by logging on to http://atcindustrial-eorg.eventbrite.com.

Atlanta Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is located at 1560 Metropolitan parkway, SW. The college offers affordable and accredited technical certificate of credit, diploma, and associate degree programs that prepare students for career success.

 

September 18, 2013

Atlanta Tech surgical technology students volunteer at MedShare for National Surgical Tech Month


Atlanta Technical College surgical technology students participated in a service-learning project on September 17th in honor of National Surgical Technology Week. The students volunteered at the MedShare office in Decatur, Georgia where they sorted and prepared medical supplies for shipping to physicians in economically disadvantaged countries around the world.

For information on the ATC Surgical Tech program click here or contact Kimberly Carter at kcarter@atlantatech.edu

September 13, 2013

CSK Students Begin Early Exploration of careers

This week, the young ladies of the Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy visited the campus of Atlanta Technical College to explore career-focused education. During the visit, the teens saw first-hand how students at the college learn in environments that simulate the workplace; thus improving their chances of being placed in the high-skilled jobs following graduation.

September 9, 2013

Atlanta Technical College will host a free information session on health and public safety programs

Atlanta Technical College is hosting free information on Friday, October 4 for prospective students who are interested in health and public safety programs. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be held in the Brenda Watts Jones Allied Health and Technology Complex.

Guests will have the opportunity to tour the allied health facilities, meet the faculty, and obtain information on admissions criteria. Financial aid representatives will also be onsite to discuss the financial aid application process. The event is free and open to the public.

Atlanta Technical College currently offers programs in:
Associate degree nursing
Bioscience Technology
EMT
Dental Assisting
Dental Hygiene
Dental Laboratory Technology
Emergency medical technician
Fire Fighter I and II
Health care science
Health Information Technology
Hemodialysis
Paramedicine
Patient Care Assistant
Pharmacy technology
Phlebotomy technician
Physical Therapist Assistant
Radiologic Technology
Surgical Technology

Atlanta Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, 30310. The college will also host an information session on business and public service programs on October 11 at 10 AM and a session on industrial and transportation programs at 10 AM on October 18. Additional information on any of the information sessions can be obtained by contacting Elisa Jaden at Ejaden@atlantatech.edu or (404) 225-4455.

September 7, 2013

Atlanta Tech and AWDA launch program to help low income residents earn GED, college credential and employment in eight months

In a bold move to modernize General Educational Development (GED) education, Atlanta Technical College (ATC) and the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency (AWDA) have joined to launch the ATC Accelerating Connections to Employment (ACE) program. Through this new initiative, the 22 students enrolled in the first cohort will be able to simultaneously earn a GED and a technical certificate of credit in pharmacy technology, at no cost to them. Their college tuition, fees, book and supplies are covered through a grant from the US Department of Labor. Once they have successfully completed the program and passed the Certification Board Exam, the students are guaranteed employment with retailer, CVS pharmacy.

The ACE model is pioneering because it creates a seamless path from unemployment to self-sufficiency, giving participants access to employment opportunities that otherwise would not be available to them. It also provides sustainable human capital for industries experiencing a shortage of qualified workers. With the assistance of the US Department of Labor Grant, ACE is being implemented and tested across nine sites in a four state consortia.

September 5, 2013

Students attend "The Road to Pharmacy School" seminar

The phrase, “Start here and go anywhere,” is often heard on the Atlanta Technical College ATC) campus, and there is good reason. For those who seek quick entry into the workforce, the college offers technical certificates of credit and diplomas. Students who wish to study at four-year institutions find that Atlanta Technical College gives them a great educational foundation and a host of credits that transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

On September 5, the pharmacy technology program hosted a seminar to educate pharmacy technology students on the academic options that are available beyond technical college. Amber Brown, a doctor of pharmacy candidate at the South University School of Pharmacy, and a member of the ATC pharmacy technology advisory board, conducted the session on the road to pharmacy school in the Brenda Watts Jones Allied Health and Technology Complex.

September 7, 2013

ATCF Accepting Application for Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management Student Scholarship

The Atlanta Technical College foundation is now accepting applications for the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management Student Scholarship. Eligible students have until September 13 to apply.Criteria and applications can be accessed at http://www.atlantatech.edu/about/scholarships.php.

The purpose of The Atlanta Marriott Marquis Scholarship is to encourage students to pursue technical education in the hospitality industry. This fall, two students will be awarded $2,500 that can be used for tuition, books, and program specific supplies.

August 26, 2013

Keepers of the Dream

50 years after the March on Washington, Atlanta Tech students and their peers from Felix-Fechenbach Berufskolleg in Germany, work to keep the dream alive. Read more

August 26, 2013

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(l to r) Dr. Bell, Dr. Thorpe, and Ms. Elbert Ajogbor

Spelman College and Atlanta Technical College begin collaborative relationship in the health sciences

On Wednesday, August 14, two representatives from the health careers program at Spelman College, Dr. Barbara Bell and Ms. Shareah Elbert Ajogbor, visited Atlanta Technical College (ATC) to establish an informal learning collaborative. The two met with the ATC dean of health and public safety, Dr. Queenston Thorpe, and toured the Brenda Watts Jones Allied Health and Technology Complex.

Following the tour, the three met to establish the framework for the collaborative. Tentative objectives include:

  • Developing mutually enriching educational and research experiences for students and faculty.
  • Creating an apprenticeship pipeline through which Spelman students can volunteer and/or serve as unofficial teaching-assistants at ATC.
  • Establishing a foundation for seamless health studies matriculation between the two institutions.

August 23, 2013

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ATC staff volunteer at an urban nature preserve for National Parks Day

Employees of the Dennard Conference Center (DCC) at Atlanta Technical College commemorated National Parks Day on August 21, by volunteering at the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, located at 1442 Richland Road in Atlanta. The DCC group participated in outdoor conservation activities including trail building and maintenance, invasive plant eradication, and habitat restoration.

August 21, 2013

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Atlanta Technical College students, faculty and staff were asked to help capture the excitement of the first day of the Fall semester. Using hash tag #AtlantaTechDayOne, members of the Atlanta Technical College community tweeted about first day experiences. Others sent in photos of their first day to be displayed on campus monitors and social media. Click here to view images from #AtlantaTechDayOne.

 

August 19, 2013

Atlanta Technical College to Participate in National Voter Registration Day on September 24

On September 24, 2013, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) with a massive 50-state effort to register voters before Election Day 2013. For the second consecutive year, Atlanta Technical College will participate in this day of civic engagement by hosting voter registration drives on campus.

The theme for this year’s National Voter Registration Day Millions of people will vote this year. Will you? is representative of the importance of off-year elections. Of significance are the 1,500 state-wide and local political races and ballot initiatives that will be decided this Election Day, November 5, 2013.

The goal for the 2013 National Voter Registration Day is to create awareness of off-year elections by encouraging Americans to register to vote and come out to the polls this fall.

Hundreds of national, state and local organizations will be the driving force behind National Voter Registration Day. Partner organizations will coordinate thousands of NVRD events nationwide and will drive attention to local elections and ballot initiatives, voter registration, and making civic engagement part of everyday conversation.

Atlanta Technical College is proud to be a National Voter Registration Day partner. Staff from the college will join with local civic group to register students, faculty, staff and member of the community.

The Atlanta Technical College will host two registration drives in the lower lobby of the Academic Building located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, Georgia. The drive for the morning students will take place from 8:00 AM 11:30 AM and the drive for evening students will take place from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

Started in 2012 for the presidential election, National Voter Registration Day is designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their most basic right the right to vote. More than 300,000 Americans were registered to vote in the inaugural National Voter Registration Day 2012.

 

August 6, 2013

Design and media technology students uses his talents to send a message to his fellow students

Atlanta Technical College design and media technology student, Denard Anderson, created a promotional video to encourage his fellow students to check their campus email accounts. The college frequently uses the email system to communicate important campus information including financial aid notifications, school closings, student organization updates and registration advisories. The video will air on campus monitors and will be posted on Atlanta Technical College social media sites. Click here to view.

 

August 5, 2013

Atlanta Tech Students Take First-Place in American Health Information Management Association Contest

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has notified Atlanta Technical College (ATC) that the Health Information Management Student Association (HIMSA) at the college has won the AHIMA Student Bulletin Board Contest.

Health information students across the country were encouraged to create bulletin boards promoting the field of health information management and the benefits of AHIMA membership, in honor of AHIMA’s 85th Anniversary. Teams were to use AHIMA fliers, buttons, brochures, calendars and collateral, along with resources from their local communities to create informative displays. The Atlanta Technical College team used Atlanta landmarks such as Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, The Georgia Aquarium, The M.L. K. Center, the CNN Center, and the Georgia World Congress Center to tout the benefits of AHIMA membership. One portion of the board featured scenes from the Georgia Aquarium and the caption read, “AHIMA provides the latest in industry information so dive into AHIMA newsletters and magazines.” The section of the board featuring the FOX Theater encourage viewers to, “Dramatically increase your networking potential by being involved with local CSA’s (component state association), communities of practice (social networks), and volunteer opportunities.” The ATC board also highlighted the community outreach efforts of the ATC student organization.

HIMSA was established on the campus of Atlanta Technical College in January of this year by the faculty and students of the health information technology program. Participating in the Student Bulletin Board Contest was the organization’s first official endeavor on the national level. As a reward for placing first, HIMSA, was given the option of receiving a $500 prize or five complementary student registrations to the AHIMA convention that will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, October 26-30. The officers of HIMSA chose to take advantage of the networking and experiential learning opportunities available at the convention and will be sending five students to attend.

2013 HIMSA Officers

l-r: Marvilynda Harris, treasurer; Gloria Carr, president; Sabrina Scott, secretary; Charles Coleman, Jr., vice president; Ebony Masire’, membership chair (not pictured)

 

August 2, 2013 Diverse Magazine names Atlanta Technical College one of the nations top associate degree producers

July 26, 2013

Atlanta Technical College holds pinning ceremony for practical nursing grads

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The allied health and public safety department at Atlanta Technical College honored eleven practical nursing students during the 2013 Summer Pinning Ceremony held, July 25 at the Metropolitan Parkway campus of Atlanta Technical College.

The nursing pinning ceremony is a time-honored tradition that signifies the official initiation of students into the brotherhood and sisterhood of nurses. The modern ceremony dates back to the 1860s. During the pinning, members of the graduating class take the Florence Nightingale Pledge and vow to, endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.”

The practical nursing program at Atlanta Technical College (ATC) is a six semester program that prepares students to write the NCLEX-PN for licensure. The NCLEX pass rate for recent graduates of the program is 100 percent. Career options for licensed practical nursing are vast and ATC alumni are employed in acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, physicians' offices, nursing homes and correctional facilities.

2013 Summer Pinning Ceremony Participants:
Nina Allen
Vanessa Brown
Abraham Erhunmwunse
Reniece Jimison-Walker
Michelle Kassler
Monica Langley
Tiffany Madison
Fay Morgridge
Andrea Mulgrav
Tania Seals-Alford
Dannielle Williams

Atlanta Technical College offers nursing degree programs as well as programs in radiologic technology, surgical technology, bioscience technology, dental hygiene, physical therapist assistant, Paramedicine, EMT, dental assisting, pharmacy technology, dental laboratory technology and phlebotomy through the allied health and public safety technologies department. For information on any of these programs call 404-225-4420 or email qthorpe@atlantatech.edu.

July 14, 2013 Atlanta Technical College Students Are Designing a Better Future for Georgia’s Youth

July 11, 2013

Atlanta Technical College EMT Class Achieves 100 percent pass rate
on national exam

The emergency medical technician day class, led by T. Harold Walters II and Sherwin Brown, had a 100 percent passage rate for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians cognitive and practical examinations. As a result, each student has earned national EMS certification as an emergency medical technician.

July 8, 2013 Summer 2013 Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Scholarship Winners Announced

The Atlanta Technical College Foundation is pleased to announce that Ameera Ali and Morgan Jackson, have been awarded Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation 4 for 4 scholarships for the summer term. Ali is a student in the design and media technology program and Jackson is a criminal justice student. Each winner will receive $667.00 to assist with college expenses including, but not limited to tuition, fees, books, tools or program uniforms.

The scholarships are made possible by The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation and reflect the desires of founders, Hank and Billye Aaron, to encourage and reward academic achievement. In addition to demonstrating high scholastic aptitude, applicants had to submit an essay explaining why they should receive the scholarship and how it will aid them in completing a technical education.

 

July 5, 2013 Atlanta Technical College Students Participate in the National SkillsUSA Competition

June 28, 2013 Dr. Murray J. Williams Appointed Atlanta Technical College VP, Academic Affairs

June 28, 2013 Atlanta Technical College hosts first GED Graduation

June 27, 2013

World championship swimmer visits Horizons at Atlanta Tech

Sabir Muhammad, a world championship swimmer who was the first African American to medal in a major international swimming competition visited the Horizons at Atlanta Technical College summer camp last week to offer words of encouragement to the budding swimmers.

Horizons at Atlanta Technical College is a tuition free summer enrichment program for elementary school students. Through the program, low-income children have access to the same comprehensive educational tools in the summer as their counterparts. Participants focus on academics, arts, sports, cultural enrichment and confidence-building activities. In addition, all Horizons students learn to swim, as a means to build self-confidence.

During his visit, Muhammad spoke with the students about the importance of adopting healthy lifestyles, and shared how swimming may be the path to a college education and possibly the Olympics. After reading several pages from his book, Born to Swim, Muhammad gifted each student a copy of the book.

Sabir Muhammad graduated from Stanford as an Academic All-American with a degree in International Relations. He holds an MBA from Goizueta Business School at Emory University. In 2000, he competed in the Short Course World Championships held in Athens, Greece winning both silver and bronze medals. At those world championships, Muhammad became the first African-American to win a medal at a major international swimming competition. He has broken a total 10 American Records in his career. He is a two time Short Course World Championship medalist, a four-time US Open champion, a five-time World Cup Swimming champion and a two-time runner-up at US Nationals.

June 13, 2013 TCSG Commissioner Ron Jackson to serve as keynote speaker at the Annual Atlanta Technical College Business Breakfast

June 6, 2013 Atlanta Technical College announces the Spring 2013 President's and Dean's Lists
More than 450 students recognized for academic achievement

June 5, 2013

Atlanta Technical College Continuing Education Department to offer summer wedding planning course

The Continuing Education Department at Atlanta Technical College is offering a certified wedding planner course for people who want to pursue a career in the lucrative field of wedding planning. Facilitated by Toni Driskell of Regal Events, this eight-week course teaches budding wedding professionals how to produce world-class ceremonies and wedding-related events.

Classes will be held every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the campus of Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW. Tuition for the 2013 summer wedding planning course is $299 and the summer session begins June 24.The course will be also be offered in the fall.

Students enrolled in the course will learn to plan and implement a wide range of weddings from economical to lavish. Driskell will share pre and post event tricks that will ensure that clients are highly satisfied and likely to hire you for additional life celebrations. Topics such as venue selection, vendor relations, negotiating price, client interface, food and space planning and more. To register call 404-225-4487 or email ce@atlantatech.edu.

To view a copy of the Continuing Education Summer Catalog view http://issuu.com/atlantatechnicalcollege/docs/ce_newsletter_323cb531e45e00

*Course prices are subject to change.

June 3, 2013

Horizons at Atlanta Technical College helps to close the achievement gap among elementary students

June 5, 2013 On Monday, June 3, Atlanta Technical College launched a summer program designed to close the achievement gap among elementary students. The Horizons at Atlanta Technical College program is a tuition free summer enrichment program offered on the Atlanta Technical College campus located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway in southwest Atlanta. From June 3 to July 12, fifteen students from metropolitan Atlanta will participate in this transformative program, gaining reading, math, and aquatic skills.

The data demonstrates that, low-income children tend to lack access to quality instruction during the summer months and fall behind in reading and math skills, while middle- and high- income students keep pace or jump ahead. This contributes to an achievement gap between the groups, leaving some low-income kids as much as three years behind by fifth grade. Through the Horizons at Atlanta Technical College program, low-income children will have access to the same comprehensive educational tools in the summer as their counterparts. Participants will focus on academics, arts, sports, cultural enrichment and confidence-building activities. In addition, all Horizons students learn to swim, making enormous gains in self-confidence that spill over into the classroom.

May 24, 2013 Atlanta Technical College student receives the Excellence in Accounting Studies Award from the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants

May 22, 2013 The Clayton County Rotary Club Awards Scholarships to Two
Atlanta Technical College Students

May 16, 2013 Two Atlanta Technical College students awarded West End rotary scholarships

May 14, 2013 Atlanta Technical College dedicated the Dr. Robert A, Holmes Law Library Learn more about Dr. Robert A. Holmes

April 29, 2013

Atlanta Technical College Students Inducted Into
The National Technical Honor Society

Seventy-six Atlanta Technical College students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) during the Spring Induction Ceremony held on April 29. The NTHS is a non-profit educational organization established to honor excellence in workforce education. This prestigious recognition is only open to students nominated by an instructor, in good standing with the college, and achieving a 3.5 GPA or higher. Click here to see the complete list of inductees.

Atlanta Technical College students take the oath of the
National Technical Honor Society

 

April 25, 2013 Atlanta Technical College joins program to train 10,000 older workers for jobs.

April 20, 2013 The Atlanta Technical College Foundation Hosts Annual Bridge Builder Awards to Honors Top Corporate Citizens and Raise Funds for Scholarships



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Billye Aaron, makes a surprise donation of $208,000 to the college on behalf of the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream the Foundation

April 17, 2013 Bank of American Awards Atlanta Technical College Foundation $200,000 to Improve Student Outcomes

April 16, 2013 Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves to deliver ATC commencement address

April 3, 2013

C.L. Gideons Elementary School Student Takes Third Place in Statewide Manufacturing Appreciation Design Contest

Kayla Kemp, a fifth grader from Atlanta, Ga., shared a stage with Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on April 3 in honor of Georgia’s manufacturing industry.

Kemp took third place in her division of the 2013 Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) student design contest. She received a $100 scholarship check, presented by Lt. Gov. Cagle, at the MAW Governor’s Awards Luncheon held at the Georgia International Convention Center. Winners were named for grades 9-12, 6-8, and K-5.

“These young students are our best and brightest, and our future in manufacturing depends on them,” said Larry Callahan, CEO of Patillo Industrial Real Estate, as the awards were presented.

Students from around the state submitted design entries to their local technical college. Kayla’s entry which featured a host of Georgia manufacturers including: The Coca-Cola Company, KIA, Gulfstream, Georgia Power, Milliken, The Home Depot, and Purina, was entered into the state competition by her mother’s alma mater, Atlanta Technical College. Deidre Kemp graduated from the Atlanta Technical College paralegal studies program in 2010.

Deidre Kemp, Kayla Kemp and Atlanta Technical College President Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas

During the ceremonies, Lt. Gov. Cagle named Georgia’s 2013 Manufacturers of the Year: Southwire Company in Carrollton and Douglas in the large manufacturer category (more than 500 employees); Nordson Corporation’s Swainsboro facility in the medium manufacturer category (150-500 employees); and Savannah’s DIRTT Environmental Solutions in the small manufacturer category (fewer than 150 employees).

Co-hosted by the Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the awards luncheon is the highlight of MAW, celebrated this year April 1-5. This is the 19th year celebrating Manufacturing Appreciation Week in Georgia.


March 28, 2013 Atlanta Technical College Joins Program to Train 10,000 Older Workers for New Jobs

March 28, 2013

Atlanta Tech Students Capture 14 First-place Titles at SkillUSA GA Championships

Atlanta Technical College hosted the SkillsUSA State Championships on March 22, 2013. We are pleased to report that ATC students did extremely well and capture 14 first-place awards. Theses winners will go on to compete at the national level in Kansas City, Missouri during the last week of June.

Congratulations to all of our participants and coordinators!

Ralph Battle American Spirit First GOLD
Sheryl Miller American Spirit First GOLD
Cody McKinney Computer Programming First GOLD
Kristin Young Dental Assisting First GOLD
Maria Allen Entrepreneurship First GOLD
Ronnie Carter Entrepreneurship First GOLD
Cherrick Riley Entrepreneurship First GOLD
Thomas Snelling Entrepreneurship First GOLD
Angela Day Restaurant Services First GOLD
Maleeya Robinson Web Design First GOLD
Betty Tate Web Design First GOLD

Kevin Miller Aviation Maintenance Tech. Second SILVER
Richard Johnson Collision Repair Tech. Second SILVER
Kimberly Sampson Nurse Assisting Second SILVER

Treva Atwaters Nurse Assisting Third BRONZE
Terrence Whitehead Extemporaneous Speaking Third BRONZE


March 25, 2013 Partnership with King Faisal University Enters Second Year, Program Offerings to Expand

March 20, 2013 Bank of American Awards Atlanta Technical College Foundation $200,000 to Improve Student Outcomes

March 17, 2013

Atlanta Technical College Institute for Males Hosts Summer Leadership Camp

The Atlanta Technical College Institute for Males (AIM) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2013 AIM Summer Leadership Camp. The six-week camp is open to young men entering their 11th or 12th grade year in high school. Recent high school graduates are also encouraged to participate.

The AIM Summer Leadership Camp will operate four days a week (Mondays through Thursdays) from June 3 to July 11. Activities will take place from 8:00am to 3:00pm on the campus of Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, GA

The theme for this year’s program is Developing Young Men Today to Lead Tomorrow. Classes and activities during the camp will emphasize student-centered learning. The fee covers field trips and the closing ceremony. Also, breakfast and lunch are provided free of charge.

Applications can be obtained by visiting www.AtlantaTech.edu or by calling (404) 756-2711. Forms are due May 1. 2012. There will be a parent orientation at 6:00 p.m. on May 1 at Atlanta Technical College in the Dennard Conference Center.

 

March 16, 2013

Atlanta Technical College Hosts 2013 SkillsUSA State Competition, March 22

Atlanta Technical College will host The 2013 Georgia Postsecondary Skills USA Championships on Friday, March 22. The proceedings start at 9 a.m. in Auditorium of the Academic Complex, with the day’s Occupationally Related and Skilled and Technical Sciences Contests taking place throughout the campus, until 2 p.m. Competitions will be held in areas such as Architectural Drafting, Automotive Refinishing Technology, Commercial Baking, Computer Programming, Culinary Arts, Firefighting, Extemporaneous Speaking, Plumbing, Video Product Development, Welding, Sustainability Solutions, Promotional Graphics and more.

The 2013 Georgia Postsecondary Skills USA Championships showcase the skills of Georgia’s technical college students through hands-on competitions in Leadership Development, Occupationally Related and Skilled and Technical Sciences contests. All first-place winners will represent the State of Georgia at the National SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City, Missouri, June 23-29, 2013.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. The organization helps each student to excel. Members are enrolled in trade, technical and skills service professions, including health occupations.

SkillsUSA activities foster the development of creativity, problem-solving skills, self-esteem, and integrity. Students are introduced to the corporate quality culture, which emphasizes the dignity of work, high standards in trade ethics and workmanship, lifelong learning, and job safety. Community service, patriotism, and an understanding of the free enterprise system are also core elements of a SkillsUSA education.

March 13, 2013 President Alvetta Peterman Thomas named one of the 25 Leading Women in Higher Education by Diverse Magazine.

March 12, 2013

Pharmacy Technology Program Director Participates in Taiwan Exchange


Robbie Howard, pharmacy technology program director at Atlanta Technical College, is currently in Taichung, Taiwan participating in the Rotary International Group Study Exchange (GSE) Program. The GSE is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for young business and professional men and women in their initial years of professional life. Rotary districts in different countries are paired to send and receive professional study groups of four to six non-Rotarian team members and one Rotarian team leader to travel for four to six weeks, staying in the homes of Rotarians. Howard and her group are representing Rotary District 6900. They arrived in Taiwan on Saturday, March 2, 2013 and will return to Georgia on March 30, 2013.

March 8, 2013 Atlanta Tech Receives Initial Programmatic Accreditation from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

March 8, 2013

The Greater Atlanta Chapter of the American Culinary Federation names
ATC's Gary Kelly, Student Culinarian of the Year
.

Gary Kelly, a student in the Atlanta Technical College culinary arts associate degree program, was named the Student Culinarian of the Year by the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF). Kelly who was recognized for his skill, professionalism and commitment to the culinary craft, was honored during the ACF Greater Atlanta President’s Gala and Awards Dinner which took place at the Georgia World Congress Center on February 11.

 

March 7, 2013

Atlanta Tech continuing education department to offer
real estate pre-licensing course

The Atlanta Technical College Continuing Education Department will offer a real estate pre-licensing program this spring to help Georgians prepare for the Georgia Real Estate Exam. Offered every Tuesday and Thursday from March 19 May 2, the course will cover basic real estate principles, state property laws, financing and contracts, listing and selling, fair housing practices and property management. The cost of the program is $600 which includes the application, compass testing, course, insurance and book fees. To enroll in this non-credit continuing education program call 404-225-4487 or email ce@atlantatech.edu.

March 4, 2013

Atlanta Tech Child Care Center
Celebrates Read Across America Day


Students in the Atlanta Technical College child care center (ATCCCC) joined an estimated 45 million people in the United States in celebrating the ninth annual National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America Day. The goals of the national observance are to celebrate the contributions of Dr. Seuss, a leading writer of children’s books, and to encourage a life-long love of reading. People of all ages mark Read Across America Day by reading and participating in fun learning activities.

The children, parents and staff in the ATCCC read books aloud and decorated paper ties like the one worn by beloved book character, the Cat in the Hat. They also visited face-painting stations, participated in a Dr. Seuss hat parade and ate birthday cake. The highlight of the event was a Thing one and Thing two photo booth. Parents and their children delighted in the opportunity to stick their heads through the cardboard creation and instantly transform into two of Dr. Seuss’s most notable and mischievous characters. A quirky quote from Dr. Seuss is the only one way to summarize the time that was had by all, “From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.



February 20, 2013

Prepare now for summer classes at Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta Technical College is now accepting applications for the summer 2013 term. Although the term is shorter than the fall and spring semesters, the college will offer a full battery of courses. Support services such as the library, student success center and the reading oasis will also operate on a full schedule to provide summer students with comprehensive tutoring, coaching and academic support. Classes begin Tuesday, May 21.

The application and document deadline for summer session is April 18. Prospective students should complete an application‚available online at www.AtlantaTech.edu or in the Admissions Office  provide an official high school or college transcript and sit for the compass test prior to April 18 to avoid late registration fees.

Atlanta Technical College offers more than 100 programs of study in the areas of business and public service technologies, health and public safety technologies and industrial and transportation technologies. The college provides an exceptional education to a diverse group of students, younger and older people, high school and college graduates, persons with special needs, and persons with varied backgrounds, training requirements, and interests. There are more than 60 countries represented on campus and all students are encouraged to be engaged in the social and academic life of the college and their community.

 For a complete list of admissions requirements and program offerings, visit the Atlanta Technical College website at www.AtlantaTech.edu or call (404) 225-4461. Atlanta Technical College is an equal opportunity institution.

February 10, 203

ATC Cosmetology students show high schoolers how to make the cut in cosmetology and barbering

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On January 25, three Atlanta Technical College cosmetology students, Tyrell Holmes, Eboni Moore and McKesia Trent, volunteered at the Atlanta Public Schools Dream Jamboree, sharing information on lucrative beauty and spa occupations with attendees. Dream Jamboree is an annual college and career fair for middle and high school students in the Atlanta Public Schools district. It is an opportunity for young people to gain insight into a wide range of career and educational opportunities.

The Atlanta Technical College trio wowed guests with live demonstrations. After, they shared the benefits of pursuing an education in cosmetology and barbering at Atlanta Technical College citing:

  • Students in the field generally can find work right after graduation,
  • Professionals, can move almost anywhere and still find a job,
  • Workers in the industry experience a high level of satisfaction as they help others look and feels their best,
  • The beauty arena offers a great opportunity for personal and professional fulfillment and many professionals go on to own their own enterprises.

According to the Professional Beauty Association, the salon and spa industry in the United States is responsible for more than $40 billion in annual revenue. Even during the economic downturn, the industry registered steady growth, and the U.S. Department of Labor predicts that the growth will continue well into the future. For many, the industry is a pathway to self-sufficiency and business ownership. Atlanta Technical College is home to one the most-highly regarded cosmetology and barbering programs in the nation.


February 4, 2013 German Students arrive in Atlanta for Halle Exchange Program with Atlanta Technical College

February 4, 2013 Bates named Atlanta Technical College 2013 Instructor of the Year

January 29, 2013 Two Atlanta Tech students awarded Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Scholarships for the spring

January 25, 2013 Read TCSG Commissioner Ron Jackson's Op-Ed on Technical Education

December 18, 2012 Hector Leyva named the 2012 EAGLE Award Winner for Atlanta Technical College

Hector Leyva

Hector Leyva made history on December 13 when he was named the winner of the first Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Award competition at Atlanta Technical College (ATC). Leyva, a student in the college is newly launched adult education program, competed against 11 of his peers for the title of ATC Eagle Winner.

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) through its Office of Adult Education (OAE) sponsors the annual EAGLE Leadership Institute. The program is designed to create a greater awareness of educational opportunities that are available to adult learners in local communities across the state. Many of the participants are enrolled in adult literacy and GED preparation courses at Georgia technical colleges. Students are rewarded for demonstrating good character, initiative, and commitment to self-improvement. EAGLE is the first statewide program in the nation that recognizes and rewards excellence among students enrolled in adult education programs.

Although the TCSG EAGLE Awards program is now in its 20th year, this is the first year that Atlanta Technical College has been eligible for the competition. ATC began an adult education division in August 2012. Leyva will join EAGLE winners from throughout the state at the Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Leadership Institute in February 2013. There he will compete for the title of 201 State of Georgia EAGLE Winner.




ATC EAGLE finalists - Travis Young, Latoya Rembert, Brandon Tigner, Djuanne Threet and Hakim Nelson

December 14, 2012 ATC Foundation awards $11,500 in scholarships during fall semester

December 12, 2012 Ford Foundation presents ATC President Alvetta Thomas with the Unsung Hero in Education Award

December 7, 2012 Technical College System of Georgia names Atlanta Tech the 2012 College of the Year

November 29, 2012 Ford Motor Company Announces Ford Freedom Unsung Award Winners - Atlanta Technical College president to receive education award

November 29, 2012
New SGA Leaders Take the Oath of Office

Today, Joshua Jones, an aviation maintenance major, was sworn-in as the Atlanta Technical College (ATC) Student Government Association president for the 2012-2013 academic year. The other six SGA officers are Chameka Williams, vice president; Shae McEroy, secretary; Khalid Corney, Arts & Sciences representative; Troyance Williams, Business and Public Service Technologies representative; Kevin Miller, Industrial and Transportation Technologies representative; and Tanya Seals, Health and Public Safety Technologies representative.

November 12, 2012 Atlanta Tech Students Achieve BMW Certified Technician Status Through MetroStep Program

Four Atlanta Technical College students and one Georgia Piedmont student graduated from the BMW MetroStep Program on November 12, 2012. (L to R) Jerome Ruppert, BMW Regional Aftersales Manager; James Sewell, ATC student; Raymond Kemp, ATC student; Hiroshi Nakamura, ATC student, Symetri Harlow, GA Piedmont student; Kenya Melvin, ATC student; Dr. Alvetta P. Thomas, President of ATC; and Gene Donnelly, Vice President, BMW of North America.

November 9, 2012 Atlanta Tech's Salute to Veterans a Huge Success

The men and women who served our country in the armed forces and who are now members of the Atlanta Technical College community were honored on November 8. Under the direction of Denetrice Banks, Veterans Service Coordinator, the college hosted a celebratory luncheon for daytime students, faculty and staff, and a dinner for evening veterans. Each honoree was presented with a gift bag and commemorative mug. Agencies that specialize in veterans support were also onsite to provide veterans with information on programs designed to improve their quality of life.

November 9, 2012 ATC Welcomes Jeff Turner, Chair-Elect of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners

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On Thursday, November 8, the ATC Criminal Justice program welcomed Jeff Turner, Chair-Elect of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners. A 20-year veteran in the field of law enforcement, Turner shared his views on how students can become successful criminal justice practitioners. In 2007, after working 20 years with the Clayton County Police Department, Turner was appointed as the first African American Chief of Police for the department. He has also served in the capacity of Director of the Clayton County Regional Police Academy. In January 2013, he will be sworn-in as the Chair of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners.

November 1, 2012 ATC to Honor Veterans

Atlanta Technical College will observe Veterans Day with a college-wide celebration for veterans on Thursday, November 8. From 12-7pm, faculty, staff and students who have served in the military will gather in the Auditorium for refreshments, giveaways and fellowship. Representatives from campus and nonprofit agencies will also be on hand to advise veterans on support programs.

October 30, 2012 Allied Health Students Bring ATC Core Values to Life By Hosting Blood Drive

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On Thursday October 25, 2012, Allied Health Students from various programs joined together to facilitate a Blood Drive in partnership with the American Red Cross. The Blood Drive was held in the Brenda Watts Jones Allied Health and Technology Complex Lobby and Multipurpose Room from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Under the leadership of La Tanya Thomas, BSN, MMSc., MPH, RN, PA-C, students enrolled in Introduction to Healthcare were challenged to live out Atlanta Technical College’s core values of service and community by volunteering their time to a worthy causes.

Multiple students identified a Blood Drive as an ideal way to give back and developed a committee and met with representatives of the American Red Cross to facilitate the successful event. The committee was comprised of Michael Petrone (Chair/Pharmacy Tech), Nasur Salongo (Hemodialysis), Kesha Matthews (Phlebotomy), Chelsea Butts (Phlebotomy), and Laquita Sterling (Phlebotomy). These students worked tirelessly to ensure that the event was well organized and successfully implemented. With the assistance of other class members on the day of the event, the fruits of their labor lead to over 55 individuals being seen and the collection of 35 units of blood.

The students learned firsthand the benefit of giving back to the community and more importantly, how their efforts translate into saving lives. The committee members will receive Letters of Commendation from the American Red Cross for their efforts. All blood donors were entered into a raffle for a $25.00 American Express Gift Card and the winner was Tanya Triplett.



October 29, 2012 Student Success Center Hosts Free Workshops to Improve Student Performance

In an effort to bolster student achievement at Atlanta Technical College, the college’s Student Success Center will host a series of enrichment workshops during the month of November. Each session is free-of-charge and will take place in the old Atlanta Technical College Library in the Academic Building.

The first workshop will be held from 12:00 1:00 p.m. on November 1 and will focus on techniques for effective writing.€šÃ‚ Graphing workshops will be held on November 13 at 12:30 p.m. and on November 14 at 6:00 p.m. The last set of workshops for the semester will focus on radicals. These sessions will be held on November 27 at 12:30 p.m. and November 28 at 6:00 p.m.

October 28, 2012 Dean of health science and public safety technologies named one of Atlanta's Top 25 Women

October 25, 2012 ATC Alumni Association to Host Holiday Networking Reception

The Atlanta Technical College Alumni Association will host an Alumni Holiday Networking Reception on December 19 from 5:30 -7:30 pm. The event will be held in the Dennard Conference Center on the Atlanta Technical College campus located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW in Atlanta. The reception is free to all graduates of the college but registration is required. Alumni can register at http://atlantatechalumnireception.eventbrite.com

September 21, 2012 Atlanta Technical College to host National Voter Registration Day event

September 14, 2012 Atlanta Tech to host Ken Hudson scholarship reception

September 14, 2012 Atlanta Technical College celebrates diversity during annual international day event

Atlanta Technical College will present its Annual International Day celebration On Thursday, September 20. Beginning at 10 am in the Auditorium of the Academic Complex, the celebration will feature an international marketplace where vendors will display the art, food and clothing of countries from around the world.

More than 60 countries are represented on the Atlanta Technical College campus including: Bermuda, Nigeria, The Bahamas, Togo, Korea, Egypt, Mali, Poland, Burundi, Estonia, Hungary, Vietnam, Somalia, Haiti, Peru, Colombia, The Republics of the Former Soviet Union, Japan, Eritrea, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Thailand and more. This three-hour event showcases the cultural diversity of Atlanta Technical College students and faculty. The event is free and open to the public.

September 10, 2012 Atlanta Technical College students and faculty head to Germany for International Exchange Program


September 6, 2012 TCSG State Board Approves Tuition Increase for 2013

August 18, 2012 Atlanta Technical College cuts the ribbon on a new library and testing center

August 17, 2012 Saddle Creek Logistics Services donates $3,000 to Atlanta Tech for supply chain scholarships

Saddle Creek Logistics Services, a nationwide third-party logistics provider, announced today, the donation of $3,000 to Atlanta Technical College. The funds will be used to provide book and supply scholarships to students enrolled in the supply chain program. Twenty students who begin the program on August 21 will be awarded scholarships of $150 each, covering the full cost of books and supplies.

Saddle Creek Logistics has been supporting student success at Atlanta Technical College for more than three years. During the 2010 academic year, Rob Pericht, senior vice president of warehouse operations, joined the Atlanta Technical College Supply Chain Advisory Board. The company then donated a commercial truck trailer, with an estimated value of $10,000, to the school’s supply chain management program. Earlier this Saddle Creek donated electrical supplies and equipment to the electrical wiring program.


August 6, 2012 Atlanta Tech in the Big Apple

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August 6, 2012 Atlanta Technical College to Join the Westview Community for National Night Out
August 6, 2012 Atlanta Technical College Adds Four New Online Continuing Education Programs
August 3, 2012 Things heat up as Chef Shayne Vaughn of the Loews Atlanta Hotel shares his recipe for success with culinary students
July 18, 2012 The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation donates more than $100,000 to Atlanta Technical College for scholarships
June 28, 2012 Atlanta Technical College launches Pinterest site
June 28, 2012 Atlanta Technical College to offer wedding planning course
June 19, 2012 Atlanta Technical College hosts open houses to expose Atlanta residents to health and public safety careers
June 13, 2012 Atlanta Tech to help develop technical college in Saudi Arabia
June 10, 2012 Atlanta Tech Faculty Receive National Recognition
May 21, 2012 Atlanta Technical College awarded $10,000 grant to provide community health screenings
May 9, 2012 JUDGE GLENDA HATCHETT TO GIVE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
May 8, 2012 Atlanta Business League Presents Atlanta Tech President with League Leadership Award
May 4, 2012 GAP, Inc. Awards 2012 Scholarships to Nine Atlanta Technical College Students
May 3, 2012 TCSG State Board Approves New Fee Structure for GED Test-takers
April 30, 2012 Atlanta Tech students win at International DECA Conference
April 27, 2012 Atlanta Technical College’s LaNette Holloman is TCSG Student of the Year
April 20, 2012 Atlanta Technical College to Honor Top Corporate Citizens during Annual Bridge Builder Awards
March 23, 2012 Go Build Georgia team to make stop at Atlanta Technical College
March 22, 2012 NFL linebacker gives back during offseason
March 18, 2012 Atlanta Technical College students win at state SkillsUSA competition
March 8, 2012 The 2012 Georgia Postsecondary Skills USA Championships to be hosted by Atlanta Technical College, March 16
February 29, 2012 Atlanta Technical College hosts Black History Month celebration
February 23, 2012 Atlanta Tech president named a woman of influence
February 9, 2012 Atlanta Tech to host supply chain information sessions at the Riverdale Center
Febraury 7, 2012 Atlanta Technical College recognized for health initiative
February 1, 2012 DECA students prepare for state conference
January 31, 2012 Jones Named Atlanta Tech Instructor of the Year
January 27, 2012 Atlanta Technical College hosts Community Health & Wellness Expo
January 10, 2012 Atlanta Technical College Instructor of the Year finalists named
December 8, 2011 Judy Forte to serve as keynote speaker for annual MLK Celebration
October 20, 2011 The Early Childcare Center at Atlanta Technical College earns NAEYC accreditation
October 10, 2011 Physical Therapist Assistant Program coming to Atlanta Tech
October 5, 2011 Atlanta Technical College Receives $3.65 Million in U.S. DOE Grants September 28, 2011 Atlanta Technical College President named 2011 Phenomenal Woman of the Year
September 28, 2011 Atlanta Technical College announces design competition for K-12 students
September 16, 2011 Atlanta Technical College Foundation awards more than $40,000 in scholarship and support for the fall term
September 6, 2011 Student Government Elections
September 2, 2011International Center for Technical Education
September 1, 2011 Refer-A-Friend Contest Winner Named
August 29, 2011 Governor's Town Hall on soft skills to be held at Atlanta Tech on Oct. 27
August 26, 2011 Atlanta Technical College announces the date for the Fall Open House
August 24, 2011 Atlanta Technical College has made the switch from quarters to semesters
August 19, 2011As thousands line up on ATC campus for CBC job fair, college proves that proper training is the key to employability
June 9, 2011 - Rev. Dr. Howard Creecy To Serve As Commencement Speaker
June 7, 2011 - Ron Jackson Statement Regarding BOR Vote to Transfer Courses
April 7, 2011 - GED Testing Fees Set to Increase in July
Feb 17, 2011 - Gap and Atlanta Tech Launch Job Skills Training Course for Students
Feb 11, 2011 - Atlanta Technical College Hosts Ace Fellow Mary L. Grimes-McGreer
Feb 8, 2011 - Atlanta Technical College To Celebrate Area High School Counselors
Feb 7, 2011 - Atlanta Techinical College Student Wins 2011 Piskor Scholarship
Jan 19, 2011 - Winter Quarter Scholarship Deadline Extended
Jan 18, 2011 - Atlanta Technical College Announces Design Competition
Dec 8, 2010 - Atlanta Technical College 14.8 Million Allied Health Complex
Dec 6, 2010 - Atlanta Technical College Demonstrates Can-Do Attitude
Oct 14, 2010 - Atlanta Tech Ranked as One of America's Best
Oct 9, 2010 - Atlanta Technical College to Host Fall Open House
Sept 15, 2010 - Atlanta Technical College Delegation Prepares to Depart for Germany
Sept 13, 2010 - State Recognizes Atlanta Tech GED Testing Center
Sept 1, 2010 - Atlanta Tech Receives National Acclaim for Graduating Students
Aug 24, 2010 - Atlanta Technical College to host Student Information Sessions on the Quarter to Semester Conversion
Aug 2, 2010 - Business Owners and Independent Contractors Can Now Enroll in Independent Contractors Professional Certification Program (ICP) at Atlanta Technical College
Aug 2, 2010 - Atlanta Technical College to Join the Mayor Office of Weed & Seed and Community Organizations for National Night Out
Aug 2, 2010 - Kia Donates 2011 Sorento to Atlanta Technical College
June 29, 2010 - Atlanta Technical College Students Excel at SkillsUSA National Championships
June 28, 2010 - Atlanta Technical College Will Adopt Semester Scheduling in August 2011
June 8, 2010 - Atlanta Tech's Shameka Lockhart Reaches Top Four in Statewide Competition
May 24, 2010 - Georgia Labor Commissioner, Michael Thurmond to Give Commencement Address
May 13, 2010 - Atlanta Technical College Instructor to Present at International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence

In the News

November 21, 2012 Atlanta Tech's partnership with BMW featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution
September 11, 2012 Atlanta Technical College recevies mirror award for excellence in cosmetology education - Rolling Out Magazine
September 6, 2012 VeriFone Systems Inc : Georgia State University's Robinson College of Business Announces 2012 Bergeron Scholarship Recipients - 4 Traders
August 21, 2012 Atlanta Technical College offers free adult education classes - Atlanta Journal Constitution
August 16, 2012 Businesswomen share stories of persistence, positivity - Clayton News Daily July 24, 2012 The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation donates more than $100,000 to Atlanta Technical College - PR-USA.net
July 20, 2012 Hank Aaron foundation donates $104,000 to Atlanta Tech - On Common Ground
July 20, 2012 The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation donates more than $100,000 to Atlanta Technical College for scholarships - Cascade Patch
June 20, 2012 3 state technical schools to build college in Saudi Arabia - Atlanta Business Chronicle
June 18, 2012 ATC's Rachel Young featured in Go Build GA insert - Atlanta Journal Constitution
May 14, 2012 Judge Glenda Hatchett to give Commencement Address at Atlanta Technical College - Cascade Patch
May 11, 2012 A guide to metro Atlanta education leaders - Atlanta Business Chronicle
May 11, 2012 Atlanta Tech president is one of the honorees at ABL CEO Lunch - Atlanta Daily World
May 9, 2012 Atlanta Tech president awarded ABL "League Leadership Award" - Atlanta Business Chronicle
May 8, 2012 New barber shop, program offer participants a fresh start - Newark Advocate
May 7, 2012 Midtown student wins top honor, new car - Midtown Patch
April 25, 2012 College student wins Cadillac from Ga. Lottery - 11Alive.com
April 19, 2012 Social media widens bullies' reach - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 19, 2012 Taste of Park Springs - Stone Mountain Patch
March 9, 2012 Health Information Technology Career Education in Atlanta, GA - Education-Portal.com
March 3, 2012 Atlanta Technical College Creates Health Certificate to Boost Students' Job Prospects - WABE radio and pba.org
March 2, 2012 Atlanta Technical College Creates Health Certificate to Boost Students' Job Prospects- PBA podcast
March 1, 2012 The Center for Image Guided Medicine at Emory Adventist Hospital participated in the 2012 Health and Wellness Expo at Atlanta Technical College - gotfibroids.blogspot.com
February 28, 2012 Atlanta Technical College trains health care professionals - Atlanta Journal Constitution
February 13, 2012 Atlanta Technical College to Host Health Expo - Atlanta Daily World
February 3, 2012 Atlanta Technical College to Host Free Community Health and Wellness Expo - Rolling Out
February 2, 2012 Councilwoman Joyce Sheperd Hosts Saturday Town Hall at Atlanta Tech - Cascade Patch
February 1, 2012 Atlanta Technical College Students Prepare for the State DECA Competition - Cascade Patch
January 31, 2012 Atlanta Tech continuing education programs covered in Airtran's GO Magazine
January 31, 2012 Atlanta Technical College Names 2012 Instructor of the Year - PrLog
January 24, 2012 Zeist Foundation Grants $75,000 to Birth Through Five Program - finchannel.com
January 22, 2012 A True Red Tails Tale: The Story of a Living Tuskegee Airman - ATC grad profiled - Huffington Post
January 11, 2012 Atlanta Technical College Community Health Fair - Clayton Neighbor
January 11, 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in and around Atlanta - Atlanta Journal Constitution
January 9, 2012 Poor, but feeding the rich (ATC student featured)CNN.com
January 6, 2012 Atlanta Tech grad recognized for mentoring - Power Springs Patch
December 10, 2011 Atlanta Technical College Honors Top Instructor and Student for 2011 - Rolling Out Magazine
November 4, 2011 Atlanta Tech offers multiple paths into supply chain management
October 13, 2011 Alvetta Peterman Thomas named Phenomenal Woman of the Year - Atlanta Business Chronicle
October 13, 2011 Education Dept. Awards Funds To Target Black Students - Atlanta Voice
October 8, 2011 Atlanta College Waives Fees to Help Unemployed Georgians - Fox5 TV
October 7, 2011 Atlanta Technical College Hosts Open House for Unemployed and Underemployed Georgians - CascadePatch
October 6, 2011 Labor Department Grants Millions to Atlanta Technical College and Urban League - Politico.com
October 5, 2011 Atlanta Tech Supply Chain Management Program Information Session - Atlanta Buzz
October 4, 2011 US Labor Department awards more than $159 million for technical skills training to help American workers fill jobs in high-growth fields - Marketwatch
October 4, 2011 US Labor Department awards more than $159 million for technical skills training to help American workers fill jobs in high-growth fields - Atlanta Tech awarded grant - Yahoo News
September 29, 2011 Community Colleges on Front Lines of Digital Technology Recognized - Atlanta Tech awarded 2nd place in the Mid-sized catagory - Marektwire
September 14, 2011 Atlanta Technical College participates in youth summit hosted by US Attorney’s office - Houston Chronicle
September 13, 2011 - Atlanta Tech participates in US Attorney's Youth Summit - WRCBTV
August 22, 2011 College proves that proper training is key to employability - Cascade Patch
August 23, 2011 Governor’s town hall on certifying work skills comes to Atlanta - AJC
August 1, 2011Diamonds In Our Community - Atlanta Business League News
July 26, 2011 Atl.Tech dir. of career placement gives listeners job search tips - WAOK
July 18, 2011 Atlanta Technical College Continues to Bridge the Gap - Rolling Out Magazine
July 5, 2011 ATC women featrued in More women are working nontraditional jobs - AJC
June 29, 2011 ATC Student of the Year featured in the Patch - Cascade Patch
June 25, 2011 Atlanta Technical College commencement speaker named - Cascade Patch
June 21, 2011 CASE Grant Winner at Atlanta Techncial College - CASE
June 20, 2011 ATC allied health programs/new allied health complex featured - AJC
June 20, 2011 ATC Pharmacy Tech program listed as one of the best - Go Articles
June 13, 2011 Atlanta Tech's Dreem Penn Honored As Finalist For The 2011 TCSG Instructor Of The Year - TheStreet.com
June 13, 2022 Atl Tech's Penn named TCSG finalist - AtlantaBlogSpot
June 13, 2011 ATC Student of the Year Highlited - Atlanta Business Chronicle
May 11, 2011 - Atlanta Tech Hosts the South Atlanta Film and Video Careers Workshop - South Atlanta Film & TV Careers Workshop 2
May 11, 2011 - The Grand Opening of the BWJ Complex - Rolling Out Magazine
May 11, 2011 - Atlanta Technical College President feature - Rolling Out Magazine
May 6, 2011 - President Thomas featured in the May edition - Atlantatribune.com
Apr 1, 2011 - Atlanta Techinical College featured in Georgia Trend - Georiga Trend
Mar 31, 2011 - Kenneth Swain ATC Plumbing Instrutor, Might Fix it Tape - WXIA-TV Atlanta
Mar 27, 2011 - Atl Tech President Named An Atlanta Tribune Superwoman - The Weekly
Mar 24, 2011 - Technical College System Of Georgia - TCSGSemester 411.com
Mar 17, 2011 - Atlanta Technical College Featured in AJC Article on Re-engaging Workers - Atlanta Journal Constitution
Mar 17, 2011 - Atlanta Technical College Faculty and Staff Help WXIA Channel 11 Try It Before You Buy It - WXIA Channel 11
Jan 20, 2011 - New Atlanta Tech Program Trains Students in Supply Chain Management - Atlanta Journal Consitution

In the News 2010 articles
Dec 20, 2010 - Deborah Johnson's Visit To Germany - 2010 - Photos from the Halle Exchange 2010
Dec 20, 2010 - Atlanta Technical College Community Health Fair Set - neighbornewspapers.com
Dec 20, 2010 - Atlanta Tech Customized Training Client Among GA Work Ready Honorees - The Weekly Online!
Dec 20, 2010 - Ga. Tech Schools Among Fastest-Growing 2-Year Colleges - AccessNorthGa.com
Dec 3, 2010 - Atlanta Tech Opens New Building - Atlanta Journal Constitution
Dec 3, 2010 - National Public Radio Covers the Grand Opening of the BWJ Building at Atlanta Tech - Public Broadcasting Atlanta Online Dec 3, 2010 - CBS 46 Coverage of the Grand Opening of the BWJ Allied Health and Technology Complex - cbsatlanta.com Oct 5, 2010 - ATC Student Featured in Virgin Islands Daily News - Virgin Islands Daily News
Oct 5, 2010 - President Obama and Second Lady Jill Biden Host the Summit on Community Colleges - Washington Post
Oct 4, 2010 - Mayor Drives Home Success - Atlanta Business Chronicle
Oct 1, 2010 - U.S. Department of Education Awards 23 Grants to Enhance Predominantly Black Institutions - The Cypress Times
Sept 28, 2010 - Partnership for 14 years - Lippische-wochenschau.de
Sept 28, 2010 - Detmold: "Together to Learn, Live and Work" - City Detmold
Aug 17, 2010 - Atlanta Technical College Continuing Ed Program Featured in the AJC - Atlanta Journal Constitution
July 26, 2010 - Atlanta Journal Consitution Reports on Enrollment Spike at ATC and TCSG - Atlanta Journal Constitution
July 23, 2010 - The Atlanta Journal Constitution Features ATC Visual Communications Program - Atlanta Journal Constitution
June 11, 2010 - AJC Article on ATC Partner - Hapeville Career Academy - Atlanta Journal Constitution
June 3, 2010 - Sources of Employment Uncertainty - Federal Reserve Bank of Atl Website
June 1, 2010 - Northeast Georgian Article on the TCSG GOAL Student of the Year and Finalists - The Northeast Georgian
May 27, 2010 - The Medical News Features ATC Health Information Technology Program in Article - The Medical News
May 25, 2010 - Demand for Health Information Technology Graduates on the Rise - Atlanta Journal Constitution
May 7, 2010 - Whether Flower is Red or White, Color Signifies Love of Mom - Atlanta Journal Constitution
Elroy Has Energy Efficient Housing on His Mind - The Virgin Islands StandPo!nt
Atlanta Technical College Profiled in KNOW Atlanta - Atlanta Journal Constitution
Atlanta Daily World Article on the AIM Servant Leaders Awards - Atlanta Daily World