The State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia has chosen Atlanta Technical College as their college of the year for 2012.
Dr. Lynn Cornett, chair of the TCSG board, presented Atlanta Technical College President Alvetta Thomas with the Perdue Award for the TCSG Technical College of the Year during the board's monthly meeting in Atlanta on December 6.
"Our board is proud to give President Thomas, her faculty and staff, and all of the students of Atlanta Technical College this award as Georgia's technical college of the year," said Cornett. "Their many accomplishments continue to build upon to the college's great history of success and its vital role in training the workforce for business and industry throughout the Atlanta region. Atlanta Technical College delivers an outstanding level of student-centered service that changes lives, launches careers, and fills Georgia's workforce with the highly-skilled graduates that employers demand."
The award is named in honor of former Governor Sonny Perdue, who has been a strong supporter of Georgia's technical colleges and their mission to develop the state's workforce through world-class technical and adult education programs.
"I am honored to accept the Perdue Award on behalf of the students, faculty, staff, and friends of Atlanta Technical College," said Thomas. "We are committed to student success. We prepare students academically so that as graduates, they are ready to make immediate and lasting contributions to business and industry, and to their communities."