SGTC Cosmetology and Barbering advisory committee meets

October 20, 2017
Ten individuals, all members of the advisory committee, stand side-by-side against a wall and pose for a photo.
Pictured from left to right are SGTC Cosmetology and Barbering advisory committee members Xavier Jackson, Daimian Jackson, Adrain Hicks, Dr. David Finley, Martha Bruce, Tracy Lusane-Finch, Francis Gill, Danielle McSpadden, Jessica Brown and Dorothea Lusane-McKenzie.

The South Georgia Technical College Cosmetology and Barbering advisory committee met recently in the Odom Center Conference Room on the SGTC Americus campus.

The purpose of the advisory committee is to assist South Georgia Tech faculty and staff in continuous quality improvement of the Cosmetology and Barbering programs. SGTC Cosmetology instructor Dorothea Lusane-McKenzie and Barbering instructor Xavier Jackson provided the committee with updates and information about program changes, enrollment, community activities, and student news.

The advisory committee members provide information to SGTC faculty and staff about suggested improvements in curriculum, new training opportunities that are available in the field of cosmetology and barbering, new technology, employment/internship opportunities available for students, and salary levels students may anticipate upon graduation.

Members present at the advisory meeting were Adrain Hicks of Classic Cuts, Martha Bruce of KB’s Beauty Salon, Tracy Lusane-Finch of Dorothea’s Beauty Salon, Danielle McSpadden of Shear Reflections, Jessica Brown of Jessica & Company, Barbering student representative Daimian Jackson and Cosmetology student representative Francis Gill. Also present at the meeting was Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. David Finley.

The advisory committee is a crucial link that provides an avenue for South Georgia Tech instructors to learn about changing conditions or technology in the workplace that can then be passed along to students that will enable them to be fully prepared upon graduation.

For more information about SGTC’s Cosmetology program, contact Dorothea Lusane-McKenzie at 229.931.2350 or For more information about Barbering, call Xavier Jackson at 229.931.2065 or email

South Georgia Technical College is currently registering students for spring semester on both the Americus and Crisp County Center classes, which will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. There will be a registration and orientation session on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 and another on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.

South Georgia Technical College has a one-stop admissions process that allows students to apply, enroll, and register in the same day. Students also need to apply for financial aid as soon as possible if they have not already done so.

To apply for admission to South Georgia Technical College in Americus call 229.931.2252 or 229.931.2760 or 1.800.928.0283 and in Cordele, call 229.271.4051. Students must complete an application for admission with a non-refundable $25 application fee.

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