Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation, Inc. received a $8,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The grant will be used to implement an advocacy program to expand Adult Education enrollment, student success and GED testing in Butts County.

Southern Crescent Technical College provides testing services for the General Educational Development (GED ®). The GED Test is a group of four tests that certifies the successful test-taker has high school level academic skills.  The credential is recognized by most educational and business organizations as the equivalent of a high school diploma.  This grant from The Dollar General Literacy Foundation will provide the opportunity to serve 68 individuals.

In order to prepare individuals to pass the GED, the Adult Education Program has classes that are specifically designed for adults who have different needs, backgrounds, and skills. A flexible program has been designed which meets the needs of any individual wishing to participate.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants to organizations in communities served by Dollar General. The literacy grants support nonprofit organizations that provide literacy services such as adult basic education, GED preparation, English language acquisition or programs for youth who struggle with reading.

In 2016, Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation, Inc. received a $2,400 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to expand Adult Education enrollment in Butts County.

The Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation promotes the cause of higher education at Southern Crescent Technical College by acquiring and administering cash, grants, and other funds and properties principally from industries, businesses, individuals, corporations, other organizations, associations or foundations, as well as from faculty, staff, alumni, and other friends of the College. In addition, the Foundation assists students by providing scholarships and provides assistance to the College for the support and development of the College in its educational, cultural, social, civic, and professional endeavors and development.  The Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation is a non-profit corporation established under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education as part of the company’s mission of Serving Others for over 20 years. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $127 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 7.9 million individuals to read, prepare for high school equivalency test or learn the English language. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.org.

The Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation and the Culinary Arts Advisory Committee's fourth annual Food and Wine Pairings, held on April 20, on the Griffin Campus, received well over 125 guests who enjoyed an evening of fine dining, wine, and fundraising.

The guests were impressed by the various appetizers, entrees and desserts, all served and prepared by students in the Culinary Arts program.  Early estimates indicate that proceeds from the event will be in excess $18,000 with that money going to support student scholarships for the Culinary Arts program.

Dr. Thomas stated that the Culinary Advisory Committee is the pace setter for all of SCTC’s advisory committees.  “You are to be commended for your outstanding fundraising efforts on behalf of the Culinary Arts program and all of the students in the program,” she said.

The evening began as guests first gathered in the atrium for a piano reception where sangria was served with various appetizers such as foccacia bruschetta with tomato, bocconcini topped with a balsamic reduction, corn fritters with a pineapple cilantro salsa and lime crema, stuffed fingerling potatoes, braised pork shoulder with a peach BBQ sauce, and California medjool dates stuffed with toasted almonds, marscapone cheese and herbs.

The event center hosted 5 impressive stations, each with exceptional presentations and service from students. Guests were encouraged to visit the various stations which included:  Aged brie with a cranberry chutney baked in a crust and paired with assorted crackers served with a Pinot Noir; Mediterranean Grilled Flank Steak with an Herbs de Provence Rub, Basil Couscous Timbale, Ratatouille and Feta Cheese Phyllo Purse, and a Marsala Wine demi glace paired with Cabernet Sauvignon; a seafood station with Bangkok Spicy Shrimp Satay, Crispy Chia Gio Spring Roll, Coconut Red Curry Peanut Sauce, Sesame Baby Bok Choy and Lotus Root Chip paired with Sauvignon Blanc; and   Bavarian Pork Tenderloin with a Pumpernickel Crust served with a Red Onion Marmalade, Duxelle Mustard Sauce, Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with a Leek and Gruyere Cheese au Gratin, paired with Chardonnay.

Always a crowd pleaser, the dessert station included Panna Cotta with Kirschwasser sour cherry sauce, profiterolles, vanilla pastry cream and strawberries, chocolate hazelnut cheesecake parfait, assorted fruit tartlets plus an action station serving New Orleans style beignets all paired with Prosecco Bellini.

The Food and Wine Pairing was successful, primarily due to the unwavering support of guests as well as in-kind contributors, including Costco, Georgia Crown Distributors, Kroger, Phoenix Wholesales, Sodexo, 6th Street Pier and U.S. Food Service.

SCTC President Dr. Alvetta Thomas expressed gratitude on behalf of the College and thanked those in attendance which were comprised of representatives from area businesses as corporate sponsors and other faithful friends of the College. Corporate Sponsors included General Storage, Impact Office Interiors, Newton Crouch, Inc., Southern Rivers Energy and Smith, Conley and Associates.

The Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation expressed its great appreciation when Foundation Chair Jack Smith stated, “The tie that binds the College and the Foundation is that the Foundation recognizes the unmet need for funding available to technical education.  One of the greatest needs for the College is student scholarships since the College cannot use state funds for scholarships.”

Executive Chef II, William “Bill” Littiken, serves as the chair for the Culinary Arts Advisory Council welcomed guests and praised the Culinary Arts students and chefs, including Chef Patrick Boutier, Chef Barry Levey and Chef Carolyn Fludd. In addition to Littiken, Culinary Arts Advisory Council members include Jonathan Axsen, Marcie Bradberry, David Gilchrist, Tom Hamilton, Catherine Jarett, Dick Morrow, Bonnie Pfrogner, Kimberly Smith and Bill Wood.

With a crowd of over 150 guests, Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) hosted a groundbreaking celebration on April 26, 2017 for the new Education and Training Complex at Ellis Crossing.

The Education and Training Complex was made possible through funds raised in the 2008 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for Spalding County.   In 2015, the property was purchased and work on the redesign began shortly thereafter.

Architects redesigned the nearly 45,000 square feet which consisted of an abandoned grocery store and several retail locations adjacent to the Griffin Campus to house the SCTC Film Technology programs, classrooms and labs. Demolition began in early March and construction is planned to be completed near the end of 2017.  The first classes will be held in the space Spring Semester 2018.

"It's our hope that you are as excited as we are about this project," said SCTC Foundation Chairman Jack Smith. "Thankfully, it's underway. It's been a long time coming."

Griffin Mayor Rodney McCord, who lightheartedly praised the city of Griffin for doing a superb job being in charge of the weather and said the new SCTC building at Ellis Crossing has been an eyesore for a number of years, and seeing it now get a new look "makes us proud."

"You can't find weather like this is California," said Georgia Film Academy Executive Director Jeff Stepakoff in reference to McCord's remarks before describing the impact of the film industry on the economy in Georgia.

Stepakoff said Georgia ranks in the top 3 film and television production centers in the United States and in the top 5 in the world. About 6,000 students were trying to get one of the 194 spots when classes at the Georgia Film Academy first started in January 2016. Today, he added, there are 12 major studio complexes all over the state.

"It's really a remarkable narrative," said Stepakoff, pointing out that the economic activity in Georgia through the filming industry increased from $242 million in 2007 to $7.2 billion in 2015.

Southern Crescent Technical College President, Dr. Alvetta Thomas stated, “A project of this magnitude with multiple partners requires much planning and collaboration. We are beyond excited to finally see the construction underway on this important asset to our community.  We cannot thank the citizens of Griffin and Spalding County enough for creating this opportunity for our students and our community, for they will be the true winner with this addition.”

Thomas thanked the college's previous president, Randall Peters, for his foresight and hard work that started the connection between Southern Crescent Tech and the Georgia film industry.

"The film industry will continue to grow in Georgia," said Thomas. "With this complex, we intend to remain a strong economic partner for the communities we serve. It's an exciting event today, and I'm proud to be the president of Southern Crescent Technical College."

The Education and Training Complex at Ellis Crossing has been a collaborative project many years in the making between Southern Crescent Technical College, Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation, and the governments and citizens of the City of Griffin and Spalding County. In addition, Southern Crescent Technical College is one of a select few partner schools offering Georgia Film Academy courses which will be taught at this new location.

"Our impact in the community is stronger than ever," Thomas said. "Southern Crescent Technical College has a rich legacy, and the Griffin campus is a vital part of that legacy."

Prior to stakeholders and elected officials actually breaking ground on the new complex, Scott Swafford, chairman of the SCTC Board of Directors, addressed those in attendance as he delivered his closing remarks.

"What an exciting day! Throughout the years, I've seen a lot of things change in Spalding County, both for the good and the bad. This is certainly something to be proud of," said Swafford. "These things that you see today have been a long time in the making. We are plowing grounds and planting seeds and things like this don't happen without you and your support."

Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) has recently announced plans to hold a Groundbreaking Celebration for Building B at the Henry County Center to be held on May 18, 2017 at 9:30 am.

Located just behind the existing building, this 82,500 square foot multi-level, state-of-the-art facility will house various medical, computer, and industrial training programs designed to meet the immediate needs of the area. The modern, open-concept plan and floor-to-ceiling glass throughout the structure is ideal for viewing students at work in the labs and will be a showpiece of the building’s sophisticated architecture.

Included in the plan for Building B are classrooms and hands-on lab spaces to support a number of new and expanding programs. Automotive Technology, Auto Collision Repair, Mechatronics, Environmental Technology, Associate of Science in Nursing - RN, MRI/CT Scan, Phlebotomy, Cardiovascular Technology, Vascular Technology, Nurse Aide, and a myriad of Computer Information Systems Technology programs including Computer Programming, Computer Networking, Database Specialist, Web Site Design, and Web Application Development will soon be offered at the SCTC Henry County Center.

For the design and construction of Building B, the Technical College System of Georgia contributed $20,958,000 in state general obligation bond financing. Henry County contributed an additional $5 million and the City of McDonough donated an additional $1 million in SPLOST funds for this project.

Southern Crescent Technical College President Dr. Alvetta Thomas stated, “We are beyond excited to be celebrating the groundbreaking for this important asset to our college community. The Henry County business, education and government communities have long been supporters of Southern Crescent Technical College and this project is a model for true collaboration between all of these partners. This building is a great example of teamwork, dedication and vision and shows the commitment to education and workforce development from the leaders and citizens of Henry County.”

This new facility is the second of eight buildings originally proposed for SCTC’s Henry County location. It will be a major addition to the educational infrastructure of Henry County and will bring more options for technical education within range of every resident in the area.  The SCTC Henry County Center is located immediately east of Henry County High School and the Henry Academy for Advanced Studies, built on 25 acres of land donated to Southern Crescent Technical College by the Henry County Board of Education.

Site preparation and construction lead by Garbutt Construction Company began in early March. Construction is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2018 with classes slated to begin Fall Semester 2018. Praxis3 and JMA served as the architects and designers for the impressive facility.

With the addition and expansion of the SCTC Henry County Center, many students will be able to begin and finish their education in Henry County. Building B will be a huge asset to the Henry County Center, allowing for more programs to be offered at this location. The 35,000 square foot Building A at the Henry County Center opened in January of 2013 and offers Business Management, Early Childhood Education, Criminal Justice, Logistics, CISCO Computer Networking as well as various general purpose and pre-allied health classrooms and labs.

As the College grows, Southern Crescent Technical College will continue to expand our educational programs and facilities to provide students with enhanced opportunities for career success. For more information on Southern Crescent Technical College or its offerings, please visit www.sctech.edu

Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation has just completed the 2017-2018 internal fund-raising campaign. Pledges submitted include 65% of full-time faculty and staff participating to donate a grand total of $38,477.73. These contributions are used specifically for student scholarships.  Since FY11, the SCTC faculty and staff have pledged a total of $324,851.29 in the internal campaigns.  Last year alone, SCTC was able to award 146 scholarships to students from the contributions of this campaign.

Southern Crescent Technical College President Alvetta Thomas said, “Thanks to all for a strong campaign. Your hard work and drive made it successful. Please know that I sincerely appreciate all that you do for our students.”

The internal campaign ran from March 8 through April 27, 2017.  SCTC employees were randomly divided into 23 teams with roughly 13 people on each team. The winning team was the Monster Tigers, pledging $3,562.40.  The Monster Tigers team will receive a catered luncheon, a dedicated parking space and a student tuition scholarship named in their team’s honor.

Scholarships are offered each semester and are available to full-time and part-time students in good academic standing (a minimum of a 2.5 GPA) in a certificate, diploma, or degree program of study. Students must demonstrate a need for financial assistance for these scholarships.

Internal scholarships offered include:

Bill Walden Memorial Textbook Scholarship is a $300 textbook scholarship established in memory of former SCTC Business Management instructor Bill Walden for his commitment and contributions to the College.

GED/Advancement-to-College Textbook Scholarship is a $250 textbook scholarship awarded to a recent Southern Crescent Technical College GED graduate (completed within the last 12 months) who scored over 500 on the GED test and who has enrolled part-time or full-time in Southern Crescent Technical College to begin work on a certificate, diploma, or degree program of study.

High School-to-College Textbook Scholarship is a $300 textbook scholarship awarded to a recent high school graduate (graduated within the last 24 months) who is planning to attend Southern Crescent Technical College as a full-time or part-time student enrolled in a certificate, diploma, or degree program of study.

John Bradley Memorial Toolbox Scholarship is a $250 scholarship established in memory of John Bradley, former Automotive Collision and Repair instructor at the College, who died of cancer in 2006. It is awarded for the purchase of program-required tools, uniforms, equipment, and/or supplies.

Trevor Alexander Memorial Tuition Scholarship is a $250 tuition scholarship established in memory of Trevor Alexander, an Assessment Specialist at the College, who died of cancer in August 2013. It is awarded to a student who is eligible for the HOPE Grant/Scholarship but is NOT eligible for PELL Grant financial aid.

Monster Tigers Tuition Scholarship is a $900 tuition and fees scholarship awarded to a student who is not eligible for the HOPE Grant/Scholarship or PELL Grant financial aid.  Applicants for this scholarship may also include those who have capped-out on HOPE financial aid.

For more information on these and other student scholarships, please contact the Advancement Office at scholarships@sctech.edu or 770.229.3466.

 

Governor Nathan Deal with MAW Art Winners Victoria Cooper (left) and Ilham Abdelkadir (right)

McDonough Eighth Grader Ilham Abdelkadir and Butler Third Grader, Victoria Cooper Win Honorable Mention in 2017 Student Design Contest

Ilham Abdelkadir, an eighth grader at McDonough’s Henry County Middle School and Victoria Cooper, a third grader at Butler’s Taylor County Upper Elementary School both had lunch with Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday. Abdelkadir and Cooper each won honorable mention in the 2017 Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) student design contest in their respective age categories. They both received a $50 scholarship check presented by Gov. Nathan Deal at the MAW awards luncheon held on April 27 at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta.

“The design contest, facilitated locally by marketing representatives at Georgia’s technical colleges, reaches out to our younger generation to show them how important manufacturing is to our lifestyle and economy, and to introduce them to the great careers available in manufacturing,” said Richard Warner, noted Georgia journalist and emcee of the event.

Students from around the state submitted design entries featuring Georgia manufacturers and their products. Winners were named for grades 9-12, 6-8, and K-5.

Dr. Alvetta Thomas, Southern Crescent Technical College president stated, “We were thrilled to be able to submit such exceptional artwork from these individuals and to have their artwork chosen to represent manufacturing in the state of Georgia. They are both talented young artists and well-deserving of this honor.”

Students from around the state submitted design entries featuring Georgia manufacturers and their products.

The awards luncheon is the highlight of MAW, celebrated this year April 24-28. Co-hosted by the Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development, MAW brings attention to this significant component of Georgia’s economy. According to Gov. Nathan Deal’s proclamation declaring Manufacturing Appreciation Week, nearly 10,059 manufacturing facilities are located in Georgia, where they provide 386,599 jobs, generate nearly $20.3 billion in wages for Georgia’s citizens, and contribute more than $100 billion to the state’s economy each year.

This is the 23rd year celebrating Manufacturing Appreciation Week in Georgia. This year’s sponsors included The Georgia Association of Manufacturers, The Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Power, and HA+W | Aprio. Other exhibitors at the luncheon included APICS – The Association for Operations Management, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Georgia’s Center of Innovation for Manufacturing, the Georgia Department of Labor, the Georgia Employers Association, the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance, Georgia Trend, Next Generation Manufacturing, and the Technology Association of Georgia Manufacturing Society.

Southern Crescent Technical College recently hosted the annual Career Fair on April 19, 2017 with more than 40 employers attending this year's event. This job fair, hosted by the Office of Career and Academic Planning, connects current students and recent graduates with potential employers in the area.

Career Connection hosted over 70 representatives who were actively recruiting to fill available jobs within their company. Each representative prepared a display showcasing their company and were on hand to discuss job opportunities with qualified students and graduates. Students were able to polish their interviewing skills and determine what companies are expecting from their future employees.

Susan Murray, Career and Academic Planning Director, stated, "Our Career Fair is designed to facilitate a positive relationship between our students and local employers. Bringing employers to our campus provides an excellent opportunity for students to market themselves in a comfortable setting."

Employers continue to look to graduates of Southern Crescent Technical College for qualified workers with the hands-on skills needed for success in the workplace. As a result of the Career Air, most employers in attendance expect to interview, offer, and/or hire the students and graduates that they met at the event.

Pictured L-R: Walker Jordan, Dr. Alvetta Thomas, SCTC President; Judge Jan Hunt; Erin Cook

Dr. Alvetta Thomas, President, Southern Crescent Technical College, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Erin Cook and Walker Jordan as members of the college’s board of directors. Both Cook and Jordan were sworn in by Spalding County Probate Judge Jan Hunt at a recent meeting.

“I am pleased to welcome these two outstanding individuals to the Southern Crescent Technical College board of directors,” Dr. Thomas stated.   “As members of several civic and charitable organizations, they both demonstrate strong leadership capabilities and exceptional community involvement. I’m certain their knowledge will be invaluable as we move forward in executing our vision for the college,” Dr. Thomas concluded.

The Southern Crescent Technical College Board of Directors serves both in a community advisory capacity and in a limited administrative capacity, performing certain oversight responsibilities as designated by State Board policy. The local Board is comprised of 14 members from the business and industrial communities from nine counties in the service area comprised of Butts, Fayette, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Pike, Spalding, Taylor and Upson counties. State Board Policy defines the role and responsibilities of the local Board. Board members are selected because of their experience, ability, and dedication to deal with issues that relate to the mission of occupational education and are without contractual, employment, or personal financial investment in the school.

“It is indeed an honor and a privilege to have been chosen to serve on the Board of Directors of Southern Crescent Technical College,” Jordan said.  “Southern Crescent Technical College does great things for the communities it serves and I’m excited about the opportunity to work with the other board members as SCTC continues to provide quality educational opportunities for its students,” he stated.

Cook currently works as the Director of Marketing/Member Services for Southern Rivers Energy, located in Barnesville, Georgia. In addition, she serves as the director of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce Board and the Secretary-Treasurer of Georgia Marketing, Member Services and Communications Association.  She is a graduate of Leadership Pike and a former board chair of the Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce and board member of the Roberta-Crawford County Chamber of Commerce, GEORGIA Magazine Advisory Board, and Green Power EMC Advisory Board.

Jordan is a resident of Monticello and serves as President of The Bank of Monticello where he has worked for almost 12 years. His civic and charitable activities include serving on the boards of the Georgia Banking School - University of Georgia, Kiwanis Club of Monticello and Hunter-Pope Country Club. He is also a graduate and former President of the Georgia Banking Association.

 

About Southern Crescent Technical College:

Southern Crescent Technical College is a multi-campus unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and serves the workforce and community needs of Butts, Fayette, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Pike, Spalding, Upson, and Taylor counties. The College is a public, accredited, two-year post-secondary institution serving a diverse student population by offering academic credit programs and services, adult education, continuing education and programs customized for business and industry.  Southern Crescent Technical College is committed to excellence and is characterized by outstanding instruction, a comprehensive commitment to state-of-the-industry training and workforce development, and a close connection to the community. As the College grows, Southern Crescent Technical College will continue to expand its educational programs and facilities to provide students with enhanced opportunities for career success. For more information on Southern Crescent Technical College or its offerings, please visit www.sctech.edu.

 

 

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The Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation awarded 41 scholarships totaling $17,800 for students enrolled in the College for Summer Semester 2017.

Of those, the Foundation awarded 27 Internal Tiger Campaign scholarships totaling $11,050.  Internal scholarships are funded from contributions from the SCTC faculty and staff primarily thorough monthly payroll deduction to the Internal Fundraising Campaign. In addition, the Foundation awarded 14 external scholarships totaling $6,750. External scholarships are funded from contributions from business partners, foundations and generous donors within our service community as well as SCTC faculty and staff for program-specific scholarships not included in the Internal Tiger Campaign.

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded Internal scholarships:

The Bill Walden Memorial Textbook Scholarship is a $300 textbook scholarship established in memory of former SCTC Business Management instructor Bill Walden for his commitment and contributions to the College. The Foundation awarded six $300 scholarships for a total of $1,800.  Those receiving the scholarship for the Summer 2017 Semester are:

Harriet Atkins, Griffin - Phlebotomy Technician

Taylor Ashley Dunham - Radiologic Technology

Carlita Hatch - Forensic Science Technology

April Montgomery - Culinary Arts        

Mabee Sambolah - Healthcare Assistant/Practical Nursing

Antonio Saunders - Associate of Science Nursing

Kelli Smith Screven - Dental Assisting

The High School-to-College Textbook Scholarship is a $300 textbook scholarship awarded to a recent high school graduate (graduated within the last 24 months) who is enrolled at Southern Crescent Technical College. The Foundation awarded one $300 scholarship for the Summer 2017 Semester to:

Marcella Catherine Brandt - Health Care Science/Associate of Science Nursing

The John Bradley Memorial Toolbox Scholarship is a $250 toolbox scholarship for the purchase of program-required tools, uniforms, equipment, and/or supplies. Established in memory of John Bradley, former Automotive Collision and Repair instructor at the College, who died of cancer in 2006. The Foundation awarded 10 $250 scholarships for a total of $2,500.  Those receiving the scholarship for Summer 2017 Semester are:

Harriet Atkins - Phlebotomy Technician

Rachel Black - Medical Assisting

Taylor Ashley Dunham - Radiologic Technology

Carlita Hatch - Forensic Science Technology

April Montgomery - Culinary Arts

Alissa Perez - Orthopaedic Technology

Mabee Sambolah - Healthcare Assistant/Practical Nursing

Antonio Saunders - Associate of Science Nursing

Kelli Smith Screven - Dental Assisting

Christopher Wimbish - Plumbing and Pipefitting

The Mighty Thunder Lions Tuition Scholarship is a $900 tuition scholarship to a student who is not eligible for the HOPE Grant/Scholarship, WIOA and/or The PELL Grant and/or any other financial aid. The Foundation awarded six $900 scholarships for a total of $5,400.  Those receiving the scholarship for Summer 2017 Semester are:

Carlita Hatch - Forensic Science Technology

Tyterria James - Early Childhood Care & Education

Cynthia Salami - Respiratory Care

Kelli Smith Screven - Dental Assisting

Yasmin Thousand - Orthopaedic Technology

Erica Willoughby - Radiologic Technolgy

The Trevor Alexander Memorial Tuition Scholarship is a $250 tuition and fees scholarship to a student who is eligible for the HOPE Grant/Scholarship but is not eligible for The PELL Grant. Established in memory of Trevor Alexander, an Assessment Specialist at the College, who died of cancer in August 2013. The Foundation awarded three $250 scholarships for a total of $750.  Those receiving the scholarship for Summer 2017 Semester are:

Heather Danielle Burns - Practical Nursing

Taylor Ashley Dunham - Radiologic Technology

Dannesha White - Business Management

 

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded External scholarships:

The George Capo, D.O. Medical Assisting Tuition, Textbook & Toolbox Scholarship is a $250 tuition, textbook and toolbox scholarship awarded to a student in the Medical Assisting program. Funded by Dr. Capo, who is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine, specializes in Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine in Spalding and Upson counties. The Foundation awarded one $250 scholarship for the Summer 2017 Semester to:

Rachel Black - Medical Assisting

The Cooper Family Culinary Arts Tuition, Textbook & Toolbox Scholarship is a $250 tuition, textbook and toolbox scholarship award to a student in the Culinary Arts program. The Foundation awarded two $250 scholarships for a total of $500.  Those receiving the scholarship for Summer 2017 Semester are:

Ida Higgins - Business Management/Culinary Arts

April Montgomery - Culinary Arts

The Frank Jolly Memorial Business Management Scholarship is a $250 tuition and textbook scholarship to a student in a Business Management program. Established in memory of Victor Franklin Jolly, who retired after 41 years as a prominent banker and community leader. He served as president and Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Bank and Trust Company from 1974 until his retirement in 1991. This scholarship is provided through the generous donations of Mr. Jolly’s daughter, Nan Jolly Moore and her husband, Len Moore, both former employees of Griffin Technical College/Southern Crescent Technical College. Mr. Jolly passed away April 2011. The Foundation awarded two $250 scholarships for a total of $500.  Those receiving the scholarship for Summer 2017 Semester are:

Ida Higgins - Business Management/Culinary Arts

Dannesha White - Business Management

The Lespedeza Fund Scholarship, honoring the memory of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Allen and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnson, is a $1,000 tuition, textbook and toolbox need-based scholarship awarded to a first-generation student (defined as a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a degree or any education beyond high school. This means that you are the first in your family to attend college to attain a certificate, diploma or degree) enrolled in one of the following programs: Allied Health, Business Technology, Criminal Justice, Industrial Systems Technology and Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The Foundation awarded four $1,000 scholarships for a total of $4,000.  Those receiving the scholarship for Summer 2017 Semester are:

Heather Danielle Burns - Practical Nursing

Alissa Perez - Orthopedic Technology

Kelli Smith Screven - Dental Assisting

Jessica Turner - Radiologic Technology

The Panasonic Automotive Systems Tuition, Textbook & Toolbox Scholarship is a $500 tuition, textbook and toolbox scholarship awarded to a student in the Technical and Industrial programs. Funded by Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, a leader in automotive infotainment and connectivity system solutions, to support education for business and industry growth. The Foundation awarded one $250 scholarship for the Summer 2017 Semester to:

Christopher Wimbish - Plumbing and Pipefitting

The SCTC Culinary Arts Advisory Committee Tuition, Textbook & Toolbox Scholarship is a $250 tuition, textbook and toolbox scholarship award to a student in the Culinary Arts program. The Foundation awarded two $250 scholarships for a total of $500.  Those receiving the scholarship for Summer 2017 Semester are:

Ida Higgins - Business Management/Culinary Arts

April Montgomery - Culinary Arts

The SCTC Medical Assisting Tuition, Textbook & Toolbox Scholarship is a $250 tuition, textbook and toolbox scholarship awarded to a student in the Medical Assisting program. The Foundation awarded one $250 scholarship for the Summer 2017 Semester to:

Rachel Black - Medical Assisting

The Upson EMC Foundation Tuition, Textbook & Toolbox Scholarship is a $250 tuition, textbook and toolbox scholarship. Student must be a Georgia resident and must live in one of the six counties Upson EMC serves: Crawford, Pike, Meriwether, Talbot, Taylor and Upson. . The Foundation awarded one $250 scholarship for the Summer 2017 Semester to:

Brittany Watson - Healthcare Assistant/Practical Nursing

The Board of Directors of the Coweta-Fayette Trust, Inc. is pleased to announce plans to award scholarships totaling $9,000 to nine students enrolled at Southern Crescent Technical College. The Coweta-Fayette scholarship was established to help students in the Coweta-Fayette EMC service area acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to compete in an ever-evolving workplace. Recipients will receive a $1,000 scholarship which can be applied to tuition, books or course-specific tools and equipment. The funding for the Coweta-Fayette EMC Trust scholarship is made possible from the EMC’s Operation Round-Up Program. Winners were selected based on a combination of need and academic performance.

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded the Coweta-Fayette EMC scholarships:

Willie Byrd - Business Management

Peter Chase - Welding and Joining Technology 

Traci Durden - Radiologic Technology

Tyterria James - Early Childhood Education

Matthew McCartney - Film and Television Production Technology

Frances Pass - Culinary Arts

Kayla Varnom - Radiologic Technology

Christopher Wimbish - Move-On-When Ready, Plumbing