Pictured (Left to Right): SRTC VP of Institutional Advancement Amy Maison, SRTC Foundation Trustee Bob Swadell, SRTC President Dr. Craig Wentworth, Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation Chair Hugh Ward, Colquitt Regional Foundation Trustee John Mark Mobley, Jr., Colquitt Regional President and CEO Jim Matney, and Colquitt Regional CFO Shamb Purohit
The Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) Foundation recently received a substantial donation from the Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation. Colquitt Regional has long been a leader in healthcare in southwest Georgia and continues to iterate that dedication by providing funds that will directly contribute to producing skilled healthcare workers for the area. In May, representatives from Colquitt Regional Medical Center and the Colquitt Regional Foundation were on hand to present SRTC President Dr. Craig Wentworth and Vice President of Institutional Advancement Amy Maison with a donation of $100,000 to the College’s Foundation.
“The Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation is proud to partner with SRTC in making healthcare education more accessible,” said Colquitt Regional CEO Jim Matney. “Ensuring a stable and qualified workforce is a priority as we prepare for the future healthcare needs of the region. Placing additional nursing faculty in Colquitt County will make it more convenient for our existing employees to further their education while still working at Colquitt Regional. We collaborate with SRTC on a number of programs and their faculty provide excellent training of healthcare workers.”
The Foundation will use these funds to support a full-time Associate of Science in Nursing faculty position in Colquitt County. Colquitt Regional and SRTC together have developed a strong partnership for excellence in Health Sciences Education for the communities of southwest Georgia. From program development, equipment purchases, scholarship opportunities, clinical support and beyond –Colquitt Regional has assisted SRTC with answering the call to provide the education and training necessary for the skilled healthcare workforce that is so desperately needed.
“As our college’s enrollment grows, the financial support of our communities is crucial to our success as a College. As a community leader and partner in Health Sciences Education, the participation of Colquitt Regional and the Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation in fundraising efforts is critical. Without their strong financial support, the College would not be able to provide the breadth of education, training, scholarships, and services that we presently provide and are planning to expand. We sincerely thank Colquitt Regional Medical Center and the Colquitt Regional Foundation, along with the other ardent community partners that we are fortunate to have,” stated SRTC President Dr. Craig Wentworth.
As noted, a portion of the donated funds will be utilized for scholarships specific to recruitment of students on the Moultrie Campus who are seeking entry into the ASN program. They will also provide financial support to students who need assistance with tuition, books, and other fees. By offering more scholarships for students, the Foundation and SRTC hope to improve the job skills, technical training, and educational level of the citizens of their community.
“The Foundation at SRTC firmly stands behind its commitment to promote the cause of higher education and expand educational opportunities to our students. We seek partners that will continue to finance the capital improvements necessary to fund an ever-burgeoning technology driven medical environment while also allowing the College to attract and retain top-level instructional talent. We are incredibly grateful for our elite community benefactors like the Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation and look forward to continuing a mutually beneficial relationship for years to come,” commented Amy Maison, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Southern Regional Technical College.
SRTC offers over 148 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 or call (888) 205 – 3449.
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