SGTC Announces Ronny Roundtree, Jr. as Keynote Speaker for Black History Month Program

February 12, 2018
Image of Ronny Roundtree, Jr. standing against a wall and dressed in a gray suit.
SGTC Alumnus Ronny Roundtree, Jr. will be the keynote speaker for South Georgia Technical College’s annual Black History Month program on Thursday, February 15 at 11:00 a.m.

South Georgia Technical College Alumnus and aviation professional Ronny Roundtree, Jr. will be the keynote speaker for the 2018 African American History program at SGTC’s main campus. The program will be held on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 11:00 a.m. in the John M. Pope Industrial Technology Center in Americus. The public is invited to attend.

Roundtree, a Florida native, is a 2004 graduate of the college’s Aviation Maintenance Technology and Avionics programs. He began his career in 2005 with Piedmont Airlines in Salisbury, MD as a mechanic and later became an Avionics Lead Technician. In 2006, he took another job at nearby Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland working as an Avionics and System technician for the Department of the Navy. In 2010, Roundtree was hired by UC-35 Contractor Logistics Support Services in New Orleans, where he still works today maintaining operation support aircraft for the Department of the Navy.

Through his years as an aircraft maintenance professional, he has traveled the world, met many people and gained invaluable knowledge and experience. Through his story, he says that he teaches others that with determination and focus, dreams can be achieved.

The theme for this year’s program will be “A Legacy of Strength, a Future of Hope.”

South Georgia Tech’s 2018 Instructor of the Year Teresa McCook will preside over the event and 2018 GOAL Winner Noah McCleskey will provide the benediction. Christian Holloman, a member of the Phi Beta Lambda student organization and SGTC’s EAGLE Student, will deliver the occasion, SGTC English Instructor Raven Payne will deliver the invocation, and the SGTC Gospel Choir will perform musical selections.