SGTC students elected to state offices for 2017-18

Published 2:42 pm Thursday, June 29, 2017


HELEN — Four South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) students were selected by an external panel of judges to serve as officers for state student organizations during the Technical College System of Georgia State Student Organizations and Planning Committees retreat held recently at the Unicoi State Park and Lodge in Helen.
“This is a tremendous honor for South Georgia Technical College to have four outstanding students to represent our college as officers at the state level,” said SGTC President John Watford, Ed.D. “Congratulations to these students, the advisors, and each of the student clubs and organizations on both the Americus and Crisp County campuses.”

Shown from left are South Georgia Technical College’s Christian Powell, reporter/historian for the NTHS group with JoAnne Garza, vice president, West Georgia Technical College; and Jonas Barlow, president, Columbus Technical College. Not shown is SGTC’s Maria Rivera, who was elected secretary of this organization.

Stephanie C. Tyson, a SGTC early childhood care and education major from Americus, was elected to serve as vice president for the Skills USA Georgia Postsecondary organization.  Joshua Chappell, Christian Powell and Marie Rivera from the SGTC Crisp County Center were also elected to serve as state officers for the Georgia Student Government Association and the National Technical Honor Society.

The new 2017 – 2018 State Officers for SkillsUSA are: Brandy LeVan, secretary/treasurer, Georgia Northwestern Technical College; Trevell Pittman, president, Gwinnett Technical College; Stephaine Tyson, vice president, South Georgia Technical College; Chauncy Walker, parliamentarian, Atlanta Technical College; and Richard English, reporter/historian, Lanier Technical College.

Marie Rivera, a marketing management major from Vienna, was elected secretary for the National Technical Honor Society, and Christian Powell, a computer information systems major from Cordele, was selected to serve as the reporter for that organization.
Joshua Chappell, a culinary arts major from Cordele, will serve as historian/reporter for the Georgia Student Government Association.