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SGTC cosmetology, barbering advisory committee meets

AMERICUS — The South Georgia Technical College cosmetology and barbering advisory committee met recently on the SGTC Americus campus.
The purpose of the advisory committee is to assist South Georgia Tech faculty and staff in continuous quality improvement of the cosmetology and barbering programs. SGTC cosmetology instructor Dorothea Lusane-McKenzie and Barbering instructor Walter Dennard provided the committee with updates and information about program changes, enrollment, community activities, and student news.
The advisory committee members provide information to SGTC faculty and staff about suggested improvements in curriculum, new training opportunities that are available in the cosmetology and barbering fields, new technology, employment/internship opportunities available for students, and salary levels students may anticipate upon graduation.
Members present at the advisory meeting were Kembrial Harris of Kem’s Beauty Palace, Martha Bruce of KB’s Beauty Salon, Tracy Finch of Dorothea’s Beauty Salon, barbering student representative Nathan Tanner, and cosmetology student representative Amber Marshall. Also present at the meeting was Dean for Academic Affairs Vanessa Wall.
The advisory committee is a crucial link that provides an avenue for South Georgia Tech instructors to learn about changing conditions or technology in the workplace that can then be passed along to students that will enable them to be fully prepared upon graduation.
For more information about SGTC’s cosmetology program, contact Dorothea Lusane-McKenzie at 229-931-2350 or dmckenzie@southgatech.edu. For information about the barbering program, contact instructor Walter Dennard at 229-931-2065 or wdennard@southgatech.edu