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TCSG Commissioner Gretchen Corbin to Speak at Commencement Ceremony

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When Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) holds its June 15th commencement ceremony at the Colquitt County High School gymnasium, they will welcome a very special keynote speaker. Gretchen Corbin, the Commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), will impart words of wisdom on over 315 expected graduates.

“Commencement ceremonies are defining moments in life. We are delighted to have Commissioner Corbin share this experience with our graduates, faculty, staff, family, and friends as we pay tribute to those who have worked tirelessly to reach this milestone in their lives. As the leader of the Technical College System of Georgia and the former Deputy Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, she has a first-hand knowledge of the demands of a 21st century skilled workforce and the role our graduates will play in meeting those demands,” commented Dr. Craig Wentworth, President of Southern Regional Technical College.

As an avid supporter of Georgia’s economic success and passionate enthusiast for a highly educated, skilled and motivated workforce, Commissioner Corbin serves the mission and the 234,000 students and trainees of the Technical College System of Georgia by leading its divisions in a multi-faceted approach to meet the economic needs of the state. She is committed to meeting the goals of Complete College Georgia while building the system’s reputation as the state’s primary resource for workforce development.

During her tenure, TCSG has seen numerous advances, including an influx of dual enrollment students; new options for GED® completion and transcript acquisition; a tax credit program for employers who encourage GED completion, the opening of the Georgia BioScience Training Center and other new facilities, and a mobile app to facilitate college registration.

Corbin is involved in a number of professional and civic organizations, including Leadership Georgia, where she has served as president and chairman. She is a member of the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute External Advisory Board, the University of Georgia’s Board of Visitors, and the Fanning Institute Board of Directors. She is also a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and has been named the last four years as one of Georgia Trend magazine’s 100 most influential Georgians. A native of Cedartown, she, her husband David, and their two daughters reside in Rome, Georgia.

The SRTC Summer 2017 graduation ceremony will be held on June 15th at 7:00PM inside the Colquitt County High School gymnasium, located at 105 Doc Darbyshire Road, Norman Park, GA 31771. For more information please visit southernregional.edu/graduation.

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.

Fall Semester 2017 begins August 22nd. Don’t wait, enroll today!