Business Management at SRTC Provides Community Service and Education

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Pictured Left to Right: SRTC student Keith Shelley, Give Kids the World Representatives, and Neil Clements

Fall semester is a busy time for the Business Management students in enrolled in MGMT 2215 (Team Project) at Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC). In addition to their normal course workload these students are tasked with raising money for a local charity.

Last fall, four teams partnered with an eclectic mix of local non-profits to support a variety of causes. One team worked with the Grady-Thomas Service Center on building an outdoor area for its customers, another group of students developed a medical emergency fund for SRTC students in need of assistance, a third group created a scholarship for other Business Management students, and the fourth team partnered with a charity called Give Kids the World.

“The latter was a bit unique in many respects, as they have a national reach. We normally work with charities from the surrounding areas, but one of the previous charities we worked with mentioned to me that Give Kids the World had a local chapter and was a great cause, so I invited Kaye Lamb the local representative to come speak to the class. The team decided that they wanted to work with Kaye, and see what they could do to raise as much money as they could. They held many activities in order to reach their $4,000 goal, and in the end they exceeded their own expectations by raising $4,135,” commented Neil Clements, Business Management Program Chair at SRTC.

The other teams also experienced overwhelming levels of success. The team that chose to partner with the Thomas-Grady Service Center was able to obtain in-kind and monetary donations exceeding $14,000. The scholarship team raised over $1,300 for Business Management students, and the final team gathered over $800 for the student health fund.

In 2016, the College will provide the same opportunities and experiences for students enrolled in the Business Management program in Moultrie. Prior to this term SRTC did not have a full-time instructor to lead the program, but in August of 2016 they were able to bring new instructor Denik Revels on-board in a full-time capacity. Prior to assuming her new role, Revels was an adjunct professor of Business Management at SRTC. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Thomas University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the same institution. She previously held an administrative position with Allen, Mooney, and Barnes Investments in Thomasville and provided administrative support for the department of Academic Affairs at Thomas University.

“I am excited to join the SRTC Business Management program in a full-time capacity. I look forward to adding my personal experiences to the program, interacting with the students, connecting with the faculty and increasing enrollment. As an instructor I intend to prepare students for their careers as business professionals and establish long- term relationships that will be mutually beneficial for many years to come,” stated Revels.

The Business Management program is a 6 semester sequence of courses designed to prepare students for entry into management and supervisory positions within a wide variety of businesses and industries. Learning opportunities will introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement in management. Graduates of the program receive a Business Management degree with a specialization in General Management, Small Business Management, Operations Management, or Human Resource Management.

SRTC offers over 155 degree, diploma, and certificate programs that are designed to get you quickly into your desired career, and 27 general education courses that transfer to the University System of Georgia institutions and 19 private colleges and universities in Georgia. SRTC has instructional sites located in Ashburn, Cairo, Camilla, Moultrie, Thomasville, Tifton, and Sylvester for the convenience of our students. The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. For the most up-to-date information on registration, class dates, and program offerings, log on to www.southernregional.edu.

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