Augusta Tech named finalist for Technical College of the Year

Augusta Technical College was a finalist for the Technical College System of Georgia's Perdue Award, given to the system's Technical College of the Year, according to a press release sent by the school.

Savannah Technical College received the award during the Technical College System State Board's monthly meeting in Atlanta.

Also recognized as finalists, besides Augusta Tech, were Ogeechee Technical College, Columbus Technical College and Gwinnett Technical College

"We are honored to be named a finalist," said Terry D. Elam, the president of Augusta Technical College. "Our staff always works hard to serve our students and to make sure they are getting the best educational experience."

Each year, the Technical College System board evaluates the state technical colleges for the Perdue Award using almost two dozen performance categories, including enrollment in technical and adult education programs, student retention and graduation rates, licensure pass rates, economic development measures, national awards and administrative efficiencies.

The award is named in honor of former Gov. Sonny Perdue, who was a strong supporter of Georgia's technical colleges and their mission to develop the state's workforce through world-class technical and adult education.

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