South Georgia Tech recognizes employees with over 280 years of service to students
South Georgia Technical College recognized 21 full-time employees from both the Americus and the Crisp County Center campuses who celebrated five, 10, 15, 20, and 30 years with the college recently. Those 21 employees have given over 280 years of service to the students attending South Georgia Technical College
“It is my honor to recognize the outstanding administrators, faculty and staff who are celebrating an important milestone at South Georgia Technical College,” said South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford. “Our greatest asset is our people. Each of the individuals being honored today as well as each and every employee at South Georgia Technical College are leaving a legacy. Your actions are impacting not only today’s students, but also those who come in contact our students for generations to come. We are extremely fortunate to have individuals that believe in technical education enough to dedicate their careers to training the workforce of today and tomorrow.”
Each employee who celebrated 10 years of service with the college this year were presented with a 2” X 2” marble paperweight with the college’s name and years of service engraved into the marble. The individuals with 20 years or 30 years received a larger marble paperweight with the college’s name and 20 or 30 years of service. Each employee also received a certificate for five, 10, 15, 20, and 30 years of service, if applicable.
Two employees had 30 or more years of service. They were Director of Business and Industry Services Mark Brooks with 31 years and Business Administrative Instructor Teresa Jolly from the Crisp County Center. She had 30 years of service.
Three individuals celebrated their 20th anniversary at South Georgia Tech this year. Academic Dean Raymond Holt, Americus Medical Assisting Instructor Diana Skipper and Americus Marketing Management Instructor Mary Cross were each singled out for 20 years of service.
Five employees were recognized for their 15th year anniversary and those were: Gail Clary of Administrative Services, Automotive Instructor Brandon Dean, and Auto Collision Instructor Starlyn Sampson from the Americus campus and Financial Aid’s Kelly Everett and Keith Lewis from the Maintenance Department on the Crisp County Center campus. The individuals who have been with the college for 10 years this year included: Valerie Hines from the Crisp County Center campus Media Center; Lakenya Johnson, Teresa McCook, Brett Murray, Dr. Andrea Oates, and Roy Statham from the Americus campus. Johnson serves as the college’s Special Populations Coordinator, Teresa McCook is the Criminal Justice Instructor, Brett Murray is the Law Enforcement Academy Director, Dr. Andrea Oates is an Academic Dean and Roy Statham is a member of the Maintenance staff. Those presented with five year certificates were: Terri Battle, Robin Bell, Charles Christmas, Deo Cochran, and Paul Fitzgerald. Terrie Battle is an Administrative Assistant, Robin Bell is the Director of Accounting, Charles Christmas is an Aviation Maintenance/Avionics instructor, Deo Cochran is the Testing Coordinator, and Paul Fitzgerald is the Receiving and Distribution Manager.
“Thank you for choosing to be South Georgia Technical College employees,” said Dr. John Watford as he presented the individuals with their service awards. “Thank you for what you do each and every day.”