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Mattie Grant Named SRTC Adult Education Teacher Of The Year

Recently, Southern Regional Technical College’s (SRTC) Director of Adult Education Melissa Burtle announced that Mattie Grant was the college’s Adult Education Teacher of the Year. Grant has a career in education and literacy that spans over forty years. In that time, she has developed a unique approach to adult education and literacy. In her own words: “My classroom practices are based on the quality of how well a student listens and how well a student communicates. In 1979, I...



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Hope Through Learning in the Decatur County Prison

“Late last week, five GED students who are inmates at the Decatur County Prison were called to a meeting with Deputy Warden Johnson. They were led to a small conference room and sat at one end of a conference table. I came in and sat in a chair along the wall. They looked at me as if was going to say something. I told them that it wasn't my meeting. Then, they asked if I "knew." These 5 students had taken the GED earlier in the afternoon. What they wanted to know was if I knew the...



Tifton EAGLE Delegate Soars at State Level

On Wednesday, March 13, the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) announced their 2019 Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) winners. Out of 26 top candidates, Mr. Joshua Jackson of Tifton was recognized as first runner up. The EAGLE Program celebrates adult learners in pursuit of excellence. This state-wide program recognizes and honors students who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in statewide adult education classes. Adult Education instructors in...



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Pursuit of Learning Builds Confidence for a Career.

Casey Jones Casey Jones describes himself as a naturally nervous person. A bespectacled young man with a distinctly intellectual bearing and a purposeful way with words, Casey comes across as the kind of nerdy-cool college kid you would find in the library of any university in the country. But pulled out of public school after the 6th grade, he had become accustomed to homeschooling alone, away from the stress of other people. While he was still in his teens, he began to...



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From GED to Ed.D.

Meghan McBride 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...



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SRTC Student First to Receive Adult Ed Scholarship

Left to right: Melissa Burtle, director of Adult Education, Southern Regional Technical College; Judy Abell, adult education instructor, SRTC Tifton; Chiffon Johnson, Shirley Carver Miller scholarship recipient; Bonnie Sayles, executive director of Literacy Volunteers of Tifton-Tift County Chiffon Johnson is the first Tifton recipient of the Shirley Carver Miller scholarship and the first for Southern Regional Technical College. Eight Georgia residents were recipients in 2016. The...



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National GED® test changes have positive impact on SRTC students

National scoring system enhancements mean almost 1,900 former Georgia GED® test-takers now eligible to pass; at least 25 in surrounding area. Atlanta – Almost 1,900 Georgia students may achieve a passing grade on their GED® Test thanks to new scoring enhancements by the national GED® Testing Service. The passing score for high school equivalency has been recalibrated from 150 to 145, which means that 1,880 Georgia students who, since Jan. 1, 2014, have received scores from 145 to...



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SRTC Adult Education Partners with Literacy Volunteers to Reach Those In Need

Pictured Left to Right: student Maria Talavera, SRTC Instructor Karla Wiley, student Nora Ahmed, and student Manuel Marquez Education at Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) is continually evolving in credit and non-credit areas of instruction. The Adult Education / GED program is one of many award-winning programs area residents have the opportunity to take advantage of at no cost to them. Our Adult Education Program is designed for those individuals who need assistance with...