Quinntin J. Mann awarded Lou Crouch Law Enforcement Scholarship
Quinntin J. Mann of Americus was presented with the Lou Crouch Law Enforcement Scholarship at the South Georgia Technical College Law Enforcement Academy Class 17 – 01 graduation ceremony held in the John M. Pope Industrial Technology Center on the SGTC Americus campus recently. Mann earned his Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification from the South Georgia Technical College Law Enforcement Academy.
Mann expressed his appreciation for being selected as the Lou Crouch Law Enforcement Scholarship recipient. “I am grateful for this scholarship and for Lou Crouch’s support of this program,” said Mann, who plans to use the Lou Crouch Scholarship to continue his education in criminal justice.
“From a young age, I always liked helping people and communities become better, so I gravitated to law enforcement looking for that chance. I think I can make a difference,” said Mann. “I was previously employed at the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office and after that experience, I could not see myself doing anything else career wise. So I decided to enroll in the South Georgia Technical College Law Enforcement Academy. I consider this to be a calling and a passion.”
Mann believes that he has many of the tools needed to succeed in this profession and realizes that communication is the key to being successful. “Without communication, there is no cohesion within the community or with the citizens you police. That is why higher education is something I need to accomplish, in order to better myself and to be successful.”
Lou Crouch of Bryon endowed his first scholarship in January 2013 to assist students who enrolled in the South Georgia Technical College Law Enforcement Academy and with Mann, Crouch has provided scholarships for 12 students so far.
“This scholarship is a tremendous help to the young men and women who are training to become public servants and work as law enforcement officers here in Georgia,” said SGTC Executive Foundation Director Su Ann Bird. “This scholarship is not only helping our students but it is making communities safer. We appreciate Lou Crouch’s involvement and financial support of this program and our students.”
For more information about making a donation or establishing an endowed scholarship at South Georgia Technical College contact Su Ann Bird, SGTC Foundation Executive Director at 229.931.2110 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributions may also be mailed to the SGTC Foundation, P.O. Box 6102, Americus, GA.
South Georgia Tech is one of six technical colleges in Georgia that are allowed to provide training for new law enforcement officers to receive their basic law enforcement training and obtain college credit at the same time. The cadets undergo 18 weeks and over 700 hours of intense training mentally and physically.
The LEA graduates receive their POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) certification from South Georgia Technical College as well as a technical certificate of credit that can be utilized toward a diploma or Associate Degree in Criminal Justice.
For more information about the Law Enforcement Academy contact the Law Enforcement Academy office at 229.931.2716 or SGTC Law Enforcement Academy Director Brett Murray at 229.931.2756; or SGTC Dean Academic Affairs Vanessa Wall in Americus at 229.931.2713.