SRTC Acquisition of BSC to provide new opportunities for area students

Shortly after the calendar flipped into 2017, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the consolidation of Bainbridge State College (BSC) and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC). Not long after that approval was finalized, Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) was asked to assume responsibility for the technical programs being offered by BSC. During the discussions with the University System of Georgia (USG) to transfer the technical programs to...



From Eastern Europe…to the Welding Booth?

Matthew Goodwin The welding classroom on the Thomasville campus of Southern Regional Technical College is abuzz with activity. There is a continual sharp clanking of metal tools against metal objects. Bright blue sparks fly behind translucent plastic curtains, silhouetting helmeted students in vivid detail. The wide utility doors are open to the crisp autumn breeze, and dual-enrollment kids from various high schools in Thomas County circulate from station to station. One boy, Matthew,...



Southern Regional Alum adds name to list of Daisy Award winners at Colquitt Regional Medical Center

Dana Olvera (photo courtesy of Aaron Musgrove) Recently, Dana Olvera, RN, became one of a growing number of Southern Regional Technical College nursing graduates to be awarded the prestigious Daisy Award for her exemplary work in the intensive care unit at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. The Daisy Award is unique in that it recognizes and honors nurses who show extraordinary compassion towards their patients. This year, Dana went the extra mile for a patient and her family, so much...



Executive Career Starts Here

Jason Jacobs Recently, The Foundation of Southern Regional Technical College recognized the inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award Winners during the foundation’s first annual Dueling Pianos event in Moultrie, Georgia. Those recognized were Meghan McBride, Phalyn Murphy, and Jason Jacobs. This short series of articles has introduced readers to the three distinguished alumni, who each began their career as a student at SRTC. Previously, we met doctoral candidate Meghan McBride and US...



SRTC Growth Outpaces State Average

According to official data released on September 8, 2017 from the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) data center, Southern Regional Technical College experienced the fourth largest rate of growth statewide when comparing Fall 2016 and Fall 2017 enrollment by adding 320 new students. The new students resulted in a nine percent increase in the size of the student body, which significantly outpaced the state average of two percent. The College also realized an increase in Full Time...



Deal Appoints SRTC’s Bryant to State Board

Tammy Bryant On September 6th, 2017 Governor Nathan Deal announced the appointment of Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) Associate of Science in Nursing Program Chair, Tammy Bryant, to the State of Georgia Board of Nursing. “It is truly an honor for Tammy Bryant, our Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Program Director, to be named by Governor Deal to the Georgia Board of Nursing. To be named to a state board or committee is indicative of one’s professionalism,...



Military Injury Opens the Door to a New Career for Army Vet

Phaylyn Murphy On the evening of Saturday, July 29th, The Foundation of Southern Regional Technical College recognized the inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award Winners during the foundation’s first annual Dueling Pianos event in Moultrie, Georgia. Those recognized were Phalyn Murphy, Jason Jacobs, and Meghan McBride. This week and in following weeks, this series of articles will introduce readers to the three distinguished alumni, who all began their careers as students at SRTC. ...



Career in Wildlife Rooted in Childhood Memories

Taylor Cumbie Since he was a young man, Taylor Cumbie’s favorite days and fondest memories were those spent outdoors with his Grandpa. Hunting, fishing, and spending time in the idyllic wildlands of South Georgia, Taylor passed countless easy childhood days learning to be a responsible outdoorsman with his grandfather. The recent Southern Regional Technical College graduate credits his grandfather’s influence on the path he has chosen to take in life. “The best lesson my...



2017 Summer Semester Distinguished Students are Announced

President’s List Requirements At the completion of each semester, Southern Regional Technical College publishes a President’s List honoring those students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement. The requirements for the President’s List are as follows: A full-time student who has completed 12 or more semester credit hours. (Full-time status does not include learning support or transient coursework.) Earns a grade of “A” in all coursework attempted. ...



SRTC Foundation Awards over $39,000 in Scholarships for Fall Semester 2017

For Fall Semester 2017, which began on August 22nd, the Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) Foundation awarded 66 scholarships totaling over $39,000 to SRTC students. These funds assist students with education related costs such as tuition, fees, clinical scrubs, dissection kits, books, and much more. “The SRTC Foundation is proud to offer so many scholarships each semester. Scholarships provide financial support to students who need assistance with tuition, books, and other...



Tifton PN Summer Grads Honored at Pinning Ceremony

Front Row Left to Right: Antoinette Ashley, Laura Crofutt, Eneyda Delapaz, Narhiah Thomas, Brandy Rogers, and Brianna Waters Back Row Left to Right: Summer Revels, Lora Lee Holifield, Amanda Clark, Sean Richardson On August 3rd, Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) held a pinning ceremony in Tifton where the most recent class of Practical Nursing (PN) students was honored. The ceremony commemorates the students’ successful completion of their nursing coursework and clinical...



Practical Nursing Students at SRTC-Thomasville Honored in Pinning Ceremony

Bottom row from left to right: Crystal Troutman, Danielle Groh, Kaitlin McDaniel Second row from left to right: Marlie Holton, Melissa Denton Third row from left to right: ShaKayla Coleman, Monique Adams Back row from left to right: Liz Piazza, Heather Smith, Marcie Merwin On August 3rd, Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) held a pinning ceremony where the most recent class of Practical Nursing (PN) students was honored. The ceremony commemorates the students’...