Student Life

Opportunities are not limited to the classroom setting at Southern Regional Technical College. Students can enjoy the experience of college life through the many student organizations and clubs. These activities open the door to leadership opportunities at not only the local level, but perhaps the state and national level as well.

Student Government Association (SGA)

The purpose of the Student Government Association (SGA), as stated in its constitution is to:

  1. Contribute to and promote the ideals, objectives, and goals of Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC);
  2. Promote school pride, community awareness, and citizenship;
  3. Improve student morale;
  4. Provide a forum for students’ expressions; and
  5. Develop leadership skills.

The SGA membership is a broad representation of students from all programs of study. Membership consists of two representatives from each of the TCSG state recognized student organizations on each campus (Phi Beta Lambda, SkillsUSA, and National Technical Honor Society); and one representative on each campus from each of the four vocational program areas.

For more information about SGA please contact the following advisors:

KaCee Holt, Bainbridge Campus at 229-243-3029 or
Adriane Thomas, Moultrie Campus at 229-217-4224 or
Leisure Cumbie, Thomasville Campus, 229-225-5205 or
Gina Chambers, Tifton Campus at 229-391-2638 or

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)

The local chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) was established in 1985. As a national organization, NTHS has as its purpose:

  1. To reward excellence in workforce education;
  2. To encourage scholastic excellence, skill development, honesty, service, leadership, citizenship, and individual responsibility.
  3. To promote business and industry's critical workplace values.

To be eligible for membership into NTHS, a student must:

  • Have successfully completed one full semester of attendance at Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) with a minimum of 6 semester hours
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 for the semester in which he/she is nominated
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Have an instructor nomination

Benefits of Membership Include:

  • Certificate of membership
  • Membership card and pin
  • Seal indicating membership on diploma or completion document
  • Three letters of recommendation sent upon request to any business, industry, or educational institution.
  • Eligibility for NTHS scholarships.

NTHS is open to every student at SRTC. The requirements for membership must be maintained through graduation to remain eligible.

For more information about NTHS please contact the following advisors:

Owen Elkins, Bainbridge Campus at 229-243-4255 or
Carolyn Jones, Lead Advisor, Moultrie Campus at 229-217-4179 or
Denik Revels, Thomasville Campus at 229-225-5087 or
Hannah VanLandingham, Thomasville Campus at 229-225-3930 or
Devon Jackson, Tifton Campus at 229-388-4591 or


FBLA Collegiate is the collegiate division of FBLA and is dedicated to inspiring and developing the next generation of leaders by preparing members for careers in business and business-related fields.

About FBLA-Collegiate: There are core themes that run throughout the FBLA Collegiate Roadmap. These themes are:

  • Honing 21st century skills
  • Developing individual vision and personal brand
  • Building relationships with mentors in the business community
  • Being a mentor to someone else
  • Networking and completing internship experiences
  • Understanding that business principles are a part of every sector

For more information about FBLA-Collegiate please contact the following advisors:

Barry Reynolds, Bainbridge Campus at 229-243-4260 or
Denise Parker, Bainbridge & Blakley at229-243-4258 or
Ann Young, Lead Advisor, Moultrie Campus at 229-217-4197or
Coy Chambers, Lead Advisor, Thomasville Campus at 229-225-5078 or
Carol Peppers, Thomasville Campus at 229-225-4096 or
Susan Davis, Lead Advisor, Tifton Campus at 229-391-2648 or
Melody Tawzer, Tifton Campus at 229-391-2621 or

Skills USA

As a national organization, SkillsUSA has as its purpose:

  1. To unite in a common bond all students enrolled in trade, industrial, technical, and health education.
  2. To develop leadership abilities through participation in educational, vocational, civic, recreational, and social activities.
  3. To foster a deep respect for the DIGNITY OF WORK.
  4. To assist students in establishing realistic vocational goals.
  5. To help students attain a purposeful life.
  6. To create enthusiasm for learning.
  7. To promote high standards in trade ethics, workmanship, scholarship, and safety.
  8. To create among students, faculty members, patrons of the College, and persons in business and labor a sincere interest and esteem for trade, industrial, technical, and health education.
  9. To develop patriotism through a knowledge of our Nation’s heritage and the practice of DEMOCRACY.

For more information about SkillsUSA please contact the following advisors:

Ben White, Bainbridge Campus at 229-243-4271 or
Brad Braswell , Bainbridge Campus at 229-243-4262or
Tim Morton, Moultrie IDC at 229-217-4169 or
Stephen Mathis, Moultrie Campus at 229-217-4225 or
Corey Nawolski , Thomasville Campus at 229-225-5085 or
Tammy Barnes, Lead Advisor, Tifton Campus at 229-391-2631 or
Brad Simmons, Tifton Campus at 229-391-2634 or

Other Student Activities

SRTC offers additional opportunities to get involved! Involvement in these organizations is an excellent opportunity for networking and teambuilding interaction amongst faculty, staff, & students.

Inkwell Literary Magazine
The Inkwell Literary Magazine is a student run and student organized scholarly production for Southern Regional Technical College. It is comprised of works that are contributed by students, faculty, staff, and the community of the College. The works are poetry, short stories, essays, both fiction and non-fiction works, one-act plays, fine arts such as photography, paintings, and sculpture, and any other mediums that can be considered part of the humanities. All works are copyrighted under the College and Library of Congress. This is the first scholarly publication for the College and its first publication was fall 2013. Issues are twice a year in the fall and spring. Students come and workshop and serve as the editors and the editing staff for the magazine. The magazine also supports and sponsors poetry readings in the community. The advisors for the magazine are Dr. Jay Snodgrass and Maria Studebaker-Coppage.

For more information about the Inkwell Literary Magazine please contact Dr. Jay Snodgrass at 229-225-3993

Electronics & Amateur Radio Club
The Electronics and Amateur Radio Club (ARC) is established to promote a better understanding of Amateur Radio Operators and students enrolled at Southern regional Technical College. The club’s purposes are to increase the knowledge both from an operating and theoretical standpoint, and to further the technical knowledge of the club through the presentations; to promote interest in amateur radios and Electronics; and to organize an active, reliable group of Amateur Radio Operators to handle communications during such emergencies as may disrupt other lines of communications.

For more information about Electronics & Amateur Radio Club please contact Andy Clark at 229-217-4173

The Georgia Association of Nursing Students (GANS) is a pre-professional organization that aims to support pre-nursing and nursing students throughout the state as they work towards becoming a Registered Nurse. As a constituent of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA), GANS is committed to aiding in the personal and professional development of future nurses through education and leadership promotion. Through various efforts, GANS provides a resource for students to join together and participate in activities involving community health, legislation efforts, and improving the image of nursing.

For more information about GANS, please contact: Bobbie Hester, Tifton Campus at 229-391-2652 or

Vet Tech Club
The Veterinary Technology Club at SRTC strives to promote our profession, perform works of service to the community, and raise money for club activities. We, the instructors, believe this also instills in the students the importance of teamwork, organization, responsibility, and commitment to our school and community.

For more information about Vet Tech Club please contact: Sharon Poitevint at 229-227-3174 or

Roentgen Ray Society
The Roentgen Ray Society is an organization for Radiologic Technology students. The purpose of this organization is to promote involvement in activities intended to foster, support, and encourage the development of professional attributes and affiliations among the students of the Radiologic Technology program.

For more information about Roentgen Ray Society, please contact: Buffie Spencer on the Moultrie campus at 229-891-7030 or or Tony Turpin on the Thomasville campus at 229-225-3957 or

GOAL Program

The Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) program was established in 1971 to recognize and reward excellence among students studying at Georgia’s technical colleges. GOAL is an outstanding example of education joining hands with business and industry. Each year, instructors nominate students to represent their program in the annual competition. The College winner competes for the honor of representing the Technical College System of Georgia during the next year. The GOAL program is the first program of its kind in the nation to honor excellence among technical students at the postsecondary level.

For more information about GOAL contact: Darbie Avera at 229-217-4145 or

Eagle Program

The Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Program was launched in 1993 to recognize and honor adult learners that have demonstrated exceptional achievement in adult literacy classes. EAGLE is designed to create a greater awareness of educational opportunities that are available in local communities across the state and to encourage involvement in lifelong learning pursuits.

Each year, adult education teachers identify their most outstanding students and nominate them for the EAGLE competition. To be eligible for consideration, students must meet certain criteria that includes: leadership skills, community involvement, and academic progress. One student is selected to represent each College through the use of local competitions. This student is designated as the College’s EAGLE Delegate and will compete at the regional level. Two delegates will be selected from each of the four regional competitions to compete during the State EAGLE Leadership Institute. The winner of this competition will be designated as the State EAGLE Winner. EAGLE delegates serve as ambassadors and promote literacy education in Georgia.

For more information about Eagle, contact: Andy Semones at 229-225-3932 or