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Savannah Tech is college of year

Liberty campus, career academy partner in workforce development

POSTED: December 11, 2013 10:52 a.m.
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TCSG State Board Chairwoman Lynn Cornett, left, Savannah Technical College President Kathy Love and TCSG Commissioner Ron Jackson pose with Savannah Tech’s Perdue Award for the TCSG Technical College of the Year.

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The Technical College System of Georgia has named Savannah Technical College its 2013 College of the Year. Savannah Tech leaders, supporters and employees celebrated the achievement Friday night at the Savannah Technical College Foundation’s 10th annual Opportunity Award Gala.
TCSG board Chairwoman Dr. Lynn Cornett recently presented the Perdue Award for the TCSG Technical College of the Year to Savannah Technical College President Kathy Love during the board’s monthly meeting in Atlanta.
“Dr. Love and the faculty and staff of Savannah Technical College are to be congratulated for their strong focus on serving their students, changing lives and building a better workforce for the Coastal Georgia region. We thank everyone, including the college’s many supporters, for their commitment to excellence in technical and adult education and strong desire to help every student succeed,” Cornett said.  
Savannah Tech’s Liberty County campus, led by Dean of Student Affairs Terrie O. Sellers, and the Liberty College and Career Academy work together with area manufacturers to help define employers’ needs and determine instructional offerings at the academy.
“As chairman of the board for Savannah Technical College, I can say that having Savannah Tech as a partner in workforce development has been a great enhancement to our labor force,” Liberty County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette said. “Through Savannah Tech, we are offering CDL classes for local citizens to achieve their CDL licenses. In addition, we opened a fully operational state-of-the-art cosmetology lab at the Liberty County campus of Savannah Tech ... ”
In addition, the Liberty County Manufacturers Roundtable, facilitated by Savannah Technical College, recently was created to put manufacturing in the forefront as a lucrative career path for this region.
“The Liberty campus of Savannah Technical College has added tremendous value to us. It has enabled us to service a community that has been extremely supportive of technical education. In coming years, we plan to expand our manufacturing capabilities. We are very excited by this possibility,” Savannah Tech marketing director Gail Eubanks said.
Also during Friday’s gala, Liberty County’s largest industrial manufacturer, SNF Inc., was honored for advancements in manufacturing. SNF President Peter Nichols accepted the award.
Gala attendees included members of Liberty County Development Authority, Liberty County commissioners and Interstate Paper representatives.

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