Glynn Cobb to retire from SGTC as Air Conditioning Instructor
Glynn Cobb of Richland, has announced that he plans to retire from South Georgia Technical College as the Air Conditioning Technology Instructor on the Americus campus effective June 30, 2020, announced South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford. He has been with the college for 24 years.
“Glynn Cobb is an excellent instructor and we are going to miss him and his dedication to our students,” said President Watford. “He knows his subject matter and works with students to make sure that they grasp the material before he sends them out into the workplace. I know his students will miss him as well,” added Dr. Watford.
“I began working as a part-time employee at South Georgia Tech in September 1995 and have met many employees over the years that helped mold me into the person I am today,” said Cobb when he reminisced about his years at South Georgia Tech. “I learned so much about working on a variety of trades while in maintenance and since becoming an instructor. I have always put the student first. I am thankful for the opportunities SGTC has given me and I look forward to my next career working with my son in the Heating and Air Conditioning business.”
One of Glynn Cobb’s students, David Bush, was selected as the South Georgia Tech Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) student for 2020 and represented the college at the GOAL Regional competition this year against the top students from other technical colleges in this region. Bush, accompanied by Glynn Cobb and other SGTC administrators, faculty, and staff were scheduled to participate in the statewide competition in Atlanta earlier this year before the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Glynn Cobb is a graduate of the South Georgia Technical College Air Conditioning Technology Degree Program. He was taught by retired instructor Harry Dragon. He also received an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science from Georgia Southwestern College in 1995.
Cobb began working full-time at South Georgia Technical College in June 1996 as a Maintenance Technician with retired Maintenance Director Erin Smith. He was responsible for the repair and installation of air conditioning, plumbing, electrical and any other problems or tasks as needed in the overall maintenance of the college. He was promoted to the Electrician position in the Maintenance Department in 1999 and worked with Smith and current Maintenance Director Jeff Wiseman until he became the Air Conditioning Instructor for the Americus campus in 2007.
During his time as a Maintenance Technician and as an instructor at South Georgia Technical College Cobb assisted with the completion of many campus building renovations and beautification projects. He like others before him, will leave his mark on the campus as well as on the lives of the students he taught.
For the past 13 years, Cobb has concentrated on preparing his students for the workforce in the Air Conditioning Technology industry and he was succeeded with hundreds of students placed in jobs across the South Georgia Technical College service area and around the state.
The South Georgia Technical College Air Conditioning program prepares students for the HVAC industry through classroom instruction and hands-on training. Students have the option of obtaining a diploma or an Associate’s Degree and can specialist in light commercial air conditioning, residential systems or commercial refrigeration.
Cobb is married to the former Kelly Revell and that have two adult children, Will and Beth.