AT&T continues support for SGTC, GSW with contribution
AMERICUS — AT&T made its 10th contribution to South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) and Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) recently for the “Two Great Choices – One Great Community” campaign that supports the efforts at both higher education institutions.
The “Two Great Choices – One Great Community” campaign was initiated in late 2007, to promote the positive educational opportunities offered by GSW and SGTC.
The fund was originally set up to help market Americus and Sumter County as a college town and encourage local students to take advantage of the educational opportunities at the two institutions of higher learning. City and county government leaders, private citizens, and local businesses have supported the efforts.
“AT&T is pleased to be able to give back to this community and to South Georgia Technical College and Georgia Southwestern State University,” said Courtney Brinson, Regional Director — External Affairs for AT&T Georgia. “We appreciate what each of you do for this community and your students.”
The “Two Great Choices – One Great Community” campaign has raised approximately $125,000 over the past decade.
The community has responded positively to the campaign and banners and signs can be seen displayed proudly throughout the local business community.
GSW and SGTC’s institutional banners are prominently featured on the light poles throughout the downtown section during special times of the year.
The “Two Great Choices – One Great Community” campaign has helped promote Americus and Sumter County as a college town and increased enrollment at both institutions through scholarships. Over 50 students have received scholarship assistance over the past 10 years.
The AT&T donation was split equally between the SGTC Foundation and the GSW Foundation and will be used to help promote, publicize, and recruit young people to GSW and SGTC.