SGTC hosts open house for GED classes in Macon County

October 13, 2017
David Kuipers, Lillie Ann Winn and President Dr. John Watford stand in front of the Viola Bailey Center in Montezuma, where SGTC now offers Adult Education classes.
David Kuipers, Lillie Ann Winn and President Dr. John Watford stand in front of the Viola Bailey Center in Montezuma, where SGTC now offers Adult Education classes.

Montezuma, GA – South Georgia Technical College showcased its adult education program during an open house event at the Viola Bailey Building in Montezuma recently. The event marked the grand opening of the building as the official site for GED classes in Macon County.

“We would like to thank the individuals of Macon County for supporting South Georgia Technical College,” said SGTC President Dr. John Watford. “Lillie Ann Winn of Macon County is the college’s new Dean of Adult Education and we are very pleased to have her as part of our staff. The new adult education classes in Macon County are providing a great opportunity for the citizens of Macon County who need to earn a GED, but this also strengthens our commitment to those individuals who would like to continue or start college at South Georgia Technical College. We appreciate the support that we are receiving and look forward to working more closely with the individuals in Macon County who can benefit from our services.”

The facility, named after longtime Macon County educator Viola Bailey, boasts a fully functional classroom and computer lab for students, and is centrally located in Montezuma across the street from Oasis Coffee House.

Macon County residents, community members and city officials attended the event to meet with instructors and SGTC representatives, view the facility and learn about the Adult Education and GED courses that will be offered by South Georgia Tech.

SGTC Dean of Adult Education Lillie Ann Winn and Adult Education instructor Leslie Rye greeted guests and answered questions about the program. Additional SGTC representatives at the event included: President Dr. John Watford; David Kuipers, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Wally Summers, Vice President of Economic Development; Paul Farr, Director of Business and Industry Services; Tracy Israel, Adult Ed Program Specialist; and Lisa Jordan, Adult Ed administrative assistant.

The Adult Education Learning program is designed to provide instruction in basic education to the adult learner. Services range from individualized instruction for the nonreader, computer aided instruction, and GED preparation. Day and evening classes are available throughout the year in Macon, Taylor, Sumter, Crisp, Schley, Webster, and Marion counties. The services of the adult learning program are free and available to anyone in the seven county area.

South Georgia Technical College is currently hosting Adult Education and GED training in Macon County. Classes are available Monday through Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. and Monday and Tuesday nights from 5 to 8 p.m. Students can also register for online courses or attend class at the main campus in Americus or on the Crisp County Center campus.

For more information about South Georgia Technical College visit the SGTC website at or contact the admissions office at 229-931-2760.

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South Georgia Technical College hosted an open house and grand opening event at the Viola Bailey Center recently. SGTC now offers Adult Education classes in the Viola Bailey Center.