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2017 Annual Report

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President's Message

As president of Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC), it is my pleasure to share our 2017 Annual Report. Highlights of the college-wide activities and initiatives and students’ successes within this report provide evidence of our commitment to offer accessible, high-quality education and foster economic development and growth.
This past year has been a time of growth as we continued to serve the educational needs of the community and the workforce needs of area industry. Enhanced student services; new programs of study; partnerships with high schools, four-year colleges and businesses; and facilities improvements are confirmation of our commitment to be the premier, regional center of higher education for student learning and community development.
The State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) selected Coastal Pines Technical College as the 2017 recipient of the Sonny Perdue Award for the TCSG Technical College of the Year. The 2017 Technical College of the Year honor was presented to the College based upon several factors including achieving an 87% graduation rate (highest in the State), increasing enrollment by 22% (highest in the State), improving operational efficiency more than any other technical college in the State, achieving the highest dual enrollment increase in the State and generating a superb licensure pass rate with 95% of graduates passing their licensure exams.
I am grateful to our faculty and staff for their devotion and commitment to students. To our Local Board of Directors and Foundation Board of Trustees, I am most appreciative for your steadfast leadership, counsel, stewardship, and continued support of our academic endeavors. And, of course, a “thank you” goes to the students who have chosen Coastal Pines Technical College to pursue their educational goals and prepare them for the workforce.
The Coastal Pines Technical College Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that exists to support the College in its mission of workforce development. CPTC Foundation trustees, business and community leaders who volunteer to serve on the Board, are to be commended for their tireless fundraising efforts and for helping provide student scholarships to assist our students to pursue their educational dreams. The College is also fortunate to have a dedicated Local Board of Directors. This Board is also composed of business and community leaders who serve as community advocates for the College and assist the College in a variety of ways within their local communities.
We thank each of our alumni, donors, and friends for their continued support that has made Coastal Pines Technical College the outstanding college it is and allowed us to provide opportunities necessary to ensure students and communities achieve their lifelong learning ambitions. We are proud to present this report for Coastal Pines Technical College and invite you to join us as we look back at the many accomplishments and successes of 2016-2017. We also encourage you to learn more by visiting our website at
Dr. Glenn Deibert, President, Coastal Pines Technical College

Board of Directors

The Coastal Pines Technical College Board of Directors is composed of members representing the College’s designated thirteen-county service area.
CPTC board members represent a variety of workforce areas and leadership backgrounds and bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge. They often communicate community needs to the President and administrative team; as a result, CPTC considers its local Board of Directors a vital asset in the quest to fulfill the mission of the College.
The Board meets on a regular basis, and the public is invited to attend. 

Board Members:

  • Ted Buford | Wayne (Chair)
  • Joy Burch Meeks | Wayne
  • Dr. Patrick Ebri | Glynn
  • Grant Gainer | Jeff Davis
  • Lee Gowen | Charlton
  • Joel Hanner | Camden
  • Dr. Greg Jacobs | Brantley
  • Daniel Johnson | Pierce
  • Jack Johnson | Bacon
  • Dr. Keith Johnson | Ware
  • Randal E. Morris | Glynn
  • Gwen Mungin | Camden
  • Toni Nelson | Ware (Vice Chair)


Coastal Pines Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is a multi-campus, two-year college in Southeast Georgia that supports the workforce development and lifelong learning needs of communities, businesses, and industries. Through traditional and distance delivery formats, the learner-centered College offers associate degree, diploma, and technical certificate programs; continuing education opportunities; adult education services; and customized training for economic advancement.


Coastal Pines Technical College will be the premier, regional center of higher education for student learning and community development.  


Coastal Pines Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 ( for questions about the accreditation of Coastal Pines Technical College. Inquiries such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Coastal Pines Technical College and not to the Commission’s office. Coastal Pines Technical College’s contact information is Coastal Pines Technical College, 1701 Carswell Avenue, Waycross, GA 31503,, 912-287-6584.

Service Delivery Area

Campus Locations:

  • Alma | 101 West 17th St, Alma, GA 31510 | 912.632.0951
  • Baxley | 1334 Golden Isles Pkwy, West, Baxley, GA 31513 | 912.367.1700
  • Camden | 8001 The Lakes Blvd, Kingsland, GA 31548 | 912.510.3300
  • Hazlehurst | 677 Douglas Hwy, Hazlehurst, GA 31539 | 912.379.0041
  • Golden Isles | 3700 Glynco Pkwy, Brunswick, GA 31525 | 912.262.4999
  • Jesup | 1777 W Cherry St, Jesup, GA 31545 | 912.427.5800
  • Waycross | 1701 Carswell Ave, Waycross, GA 31503 | 912.287.6584

Enrollment Statistics

Unduplicated Credit Enrollment by Year:

  • FY2015 | 3,533
  • FY2016 | 3,531
  • FY2017 | 4,313

Dual Enrollment:

  • FY2015 | 760
  • FY2016 | 1,026
  • FY2017 | 1,806

General Enrollment Statistics:

  • 4,313 students (unduplicated) enrolled; 22.1% increase in enrollment from previous year.
  • 1,278 graduates (unduplicated) received awards.
  • 96% of graduates were placed in a job that was in or related to their field of study or went on to continue their education.
  • 1,806 high school students enrolled at CPTC (78% increase from previous year).
  • 1,524 students took at least one online course (35.3% of all students enrolled).

Enrollment by Program Area:

  • Allied Health | 1,355
  • Technical & Industrial | 949
  • Professional Services | 517
  • Business & Computers | 370

Enrollment by County:

  • Appling, 5.0%
  • Brantley, 6.9%
  • Pierce, 10.5%
  • Wayne, 11.1%
  • Glynn, 12.5%
  • Ware, 13.8%
  • Camden, 17.5%
  • Other Counties, 22.7%

Student Population Statistics


  • 2,599 female students enrolled (60.3%)
  • 1,714 male students enrolled (39.7%)

Race & Ethnicity:

  • American Indian | 0.3%
  • Asian | 1.1%
  • Black | 23.0%
  • Hispanic | 4.5%
  • Multi-Racial | 1.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien | 0.1%
  • White | 69.3%

Graduate Statistics

General Information:

  • 1,278 graduates based on Academic Year 2017

Graduates by Program Area:

  • Technical & Industrial | 516
  • Allied Health | 446
  • Professional Services | 197
  • Business & Computers | 122

Awards Conferred:

  • Associate Degrees | 78 (4.2%)
  • Diplomas | 287 (15.3%)
  • Technical Certificates of Credit | 1,513 (80.6%)

Financial Aid

Federal Aid:

  • Pell Grant | $3,174,046
  • SEOG | $88,916
  • Work Study | $48,974
  • Total | $3,311,936

State Aid:

  • Dual Enrollment | $1,873,276
  • HOPE Grant | $1,150,725
  • Zell Miller Grant | $519,401
  • HOPE Career Grant | $444,250
  • HOPE Scholarship | $95,676
  • HOPE GED Grant | $8,500
  • Zell Miller Scholarship | $2,937
  • Total | $4,094,765

Financial Report


  • State Appropriations | $13,933,183
  • Tuition and Fees | $5,391,144
  • Grants | $4,399,597
  • Other | $1,264,393
  • Bonds | $263,676
  • Total | $25,251,993

Capital Contributions:

  • Waycross Campus - Building | $3,490,000
  • Capital Equipment | $952,780
  • Camden County Land | $110,000
  • Total | $4,552,780


  • Personnel | $15,210,738
  • Operating | $7,783,844
  • Equipment | $1,022,959
  • Utilities | $1,008,979
  • Other | $884,729
  • Total | $25,911,249

Economic Development

The Economic Development Division supports the mission of Coastal Pines Technical College and strives to be Southeast Georgia's premier source for workforce development solutions through four primary functions:
  1. Continuing Education offers thousands of programs and courses that are scheduled for delivery at CPTC locations throughout the region, as well as online.
  2. Corporate Training offers business and industry customized training solutions
  3. Conference Center & Facility Rentals provide employers, individuals and organizations with high-quality venues and services for conferences, events, meetings, training retreats, weddings, receptions and reunions.
  4. Business and Industry Services facilitate Quick Start, retraining tax credits, employer relations and community relations.

General Edonomic Development Statistics:

  • 15,193 citizens served through economic development programs and services.
  • 2,145 area employees received customized training.
  • 70 companies and organizations that contracted with CPTC in FY17 to provide employee training.

Most Requested Training Topics:

  • MS Excel 
  • CPR
  • Diversity
  • Leadership 
  • Customer Service
  • OSHA

Companies and Organizations that Contracted with CPTC in FY17 to Provide Employee Training:

  • AJM Packaging
  • AMEC Foster Wheeler
  • B&M Wood Prod
  • Beach Termite and Pest Control
  • Beach Timber 
  • Big Bend Timber Services 
  • Brunswick Navigation
  • Chaney Logging
  • City of Baxley
  • City of Douglas
  • City of Kingsland Fire & Rescue
  • City of Tybee
  • College of Coastal Georgia
  • Concerted Services
  • Cox Inc. / Paul Yarbrough
  • Crown Land & Timber
  • D Ray James
  • D&M Timber
  • Day Lumber & Pallet
  • DOC Appling
  • DOC Bacon
  • DOC Long
  • DOC Ware
  • E&J Dasher 
  • Edge Logging 
  • Farmers & Builders Supply
  • GA Biomass
  • GA Forest Prod 
  • Glynn County
  • Golden Isles Oral Surgery
  • Harrey Maine Logging
  • HomeLife on Glynco
  • Interfor
  • Jekyll Island Authority
  • Johns Manville
  • K&P Seafood 
  • K&R Inc. 
  • Kings Bay
  • Land Management Assoc Inc.
  • Langdale Company
  • Lee Container
  • Milliken
  • Pallet One 
  • Pearson Testing 
  • Pfau Trucking
  • Pinova
  • Randy Fussell
  • Rayonier - Manor 
  • Rayonier - Yulee
  • RSB Forestry
  • Scojet
  • Sea Island
  • Serta-Simmons
  • Sessoms Timber Trust
  • SGRC
  • Southeast Forest Prod
  • Southeast Georgia Health System
  • Southern Co. - Plant Hatch
  • Southern Correctional Medicine
  • St. Simons by the Sea Hospital
  • Taylor Logging
  • Taylor Timber Co
  • Triple H Speciality
  • Unison
  • Voith
  • Ware Forest Inc. 
  • Waycross Bank & Trust
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Yard Master
  • Yella Wood

Adult Education

The Adult Education program at Coastal Pines Technical College is specifically designed for adults who need assistance with academic skills. Programs offer flexible schedules that meet the needs of any individual who wishes to participate. Classes and supplies are free of charge. Students who obtain a GED® and go on to further their education receive a $500 HOPE voucher for continuing their education.

General Adult Education Statistics:

  • 1,433 students enrolled.
  • 712 learning levels completed.
  • 290 GEDs awarded.
  • 376 test-takers took all four GED exams.
  • 523 test-takers took at least one GED exam.
  • 77% CPTC GED passing rate.

Adult Education Enrollment Trends:

  • FY15 | 1,714 students enrolled.
  • FY16 | 1,787 students enrolled.
  • FY17 | 1,433 students enrolled.

Clubs in Action

CPTC sent 21 students to compete at the SkillsUSA State Competition in March 2017. CPTC students brought home a total of 6 medals; Welding Fabrication – Abran Sanchez, Brock Pendarvis and Brantley Stone, Hazlehurst Campus; Job Skills Demo A – Dawson Hickey, Golden Isles Campus; Electronics Technology – Kurtis Kling, Waycross Campus. JaVontae Harris, Jesup Campus – Welding, won a $1000 scholarship from the Skills USA Foundation.
Student Government Association (SGA) members attended Winter Conference at Callaway Gardens in Feb 2017: President Guylee Washington, Waycross Campus, along with Campus Delegates Amari Pooke, Golden Isles Campus, and Maleek Jones from the Jesup Campus.
SGA purchased charging stations for the Hazlehurst and Alma Campuses, as well as some additional ones for the Waycross and Jesup Campuses. Charging stations allow students to charge their portable electronic devices while they are on campus.
SGA sponsored Activity Days on the Waycross, Jesup and Golden Isles Campuses – held during mid-terms – to help students “relax” during their test taking times. Massages, acupuncture, lots of games, food and giveaways were available. Students on the smaller campuses were treated to pizza days along with games/contests as well.
CPTC sent 11 Students from SGA, PBL and HORT Clubs to the Georgia Fall Leadership Conference held in Atlanta in November of 2017 where the students received important training regarding clubs and organizations and attended important leadership development sessions.
HORT Club sponsored Earth Day activities on the Waycross Campus by distributing tree seedlings, packets of various types of seeds, and environmental education awareness materials. HORT Club members also participated in a number of beautification activities.
CPTC inducted 14 students into the National Technical Honor Society in May of 2017. Elizabeth Heath (Ware County), Valerie Thornton (Pierce County), Jessica Griffis, (Wayne County), Jeannette Lane (Glynn County), Derek Carter (Wayne County), JaVonta' Harris (Long County), Brantley Stone (Jeff Davis County) Josh Gardner (McIntosh County) Heather Bumgarner (Camden County), Andrew M. Fullard (Ware County), Latoya Mitchell (Glynn County), Cody T. Morris (Pierce County), John Benjamin Sasser (Ware County) and Amanda Vaughn (Coffee County).
Cody Morris (Pierce County), Radiologic Technology – Waycross Campus was named the 2017 GOAL student for CPTC. Cody stated his reason for choosing technical education was because “it opened up a reasonable and achievable gateway to a successful career – it provides me with the most efficient means for education.”

Top Honors

Eagle Award Winner, Shawn Turberville:

  • General Educational Development Student
  • Shawn Turberville was selected as the CPTC 2017 Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) winner.  EAGLE is a statewide program that recognizes and rewards excellence among students enrolled in adult education programs. Turbeville is a student at the Adult Education Center in Jesup. Turberville states, “Technical colleges work as the background for any workforce in the state, especially in the state of Georgia.” 

GOAL Award Winner, Cody Morris:

  • Radiologic Technology Student
  • Cody Morris was named the Coastal Pines Technical College 2017 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL). Morris, a resident of Pierce County, was enrolled in the radiologic technology program at CPTC and nominated by the program director, Donna Yeomans. Morris represented CPTC  at the Southern Regional GOAL Competition in Tifton in February, and at the Technical College System of Georgia Leadership Summit in Atlanta in April.

Rick Perkins Award Winner, Thomas Wesley:

  • Electronics Technology Instructor
  • Thomas Wesley is the CPTC 2017 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year award winner. The Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction honors the Technical College System of Georgia’s most outstanding instructors. As an Okefenokee Technical College (OTC) graduate, Wesley brings a student’s perspective to his lesson plans. In fact, it is his creative teaching style, passion for teaching, and rapport with students that helped him secure the 2013 Rick Perkins Award for OTC and now the 2017 Rick Perkins award for Coastal Pines.

CPTC Foundation

Message from Foundation Chair Larry Paulk:

Each semester, hundreds of students from all walks of life take their first steps as Coastal Pines Technical College students. Among them are young women and men who are the first in their families to graduate from high school. Some are high achievers who are saving money now so they can pursue advanced degrees later. Others are parents who need new skills to support their families and some are career-changers who are no longer satisfied with the status quo. All took a courageous step toward change. All believe higher education will be key to their success.
Whether you gave to the Coastal Pines Technical College Foundation for the first time this year or your connection is longstanding, thank you for investing in scholarships and programs for CPTC students. It is our privilege to match their courage with your generosity so students stay focused and are successful. Your gifts help ensure every deserving student receives the support they need to complete their educational goals at CPTC.
We are so proud to have awarded more than six hundred students funds to continue their education this year with a scholarship!
The CPTC Foundation thanks you for your support and assistance with making things happen for our students!

Board of Trustees:

  • Larry Paulk, Chair | CPTC Foundation
  • Judge Kelly Brooks | Superior Court, Waycross Judicial Circiuit
  • Ronald Burkett | Southern Metal Works (deceased 11/20/2017)
  • Michael Conner | Conner Law Group, P.C.
  • Dr. Bonnie Davis | The GEO Group, Inc.
  • Eric Denty | The Press-Sentinel
  • “Sam” Edgar | Law Firm of William J. Edgar, PC
  • Van Herrin | Aldridge Insurance & Tax Service
  • Bill Higginson | Higginson and Paulk, CPA
  • Mike Maloy | McGinty-Gordon & Associates
  • Phil Martin | Clinch Chamber of Commerce
  • Miriam Murray | Retired, Wayne School System
  • Tommy Nimmer | Walker Jones Dealership
  • Shaun O'Quinn | Country Financial Insurance
  • Donna Gowen Poe | Ameris Bank
  • Peggy Riggins | Retired, Wayne School System
  • Betty Smiley | Retired, Georgia Department of Transportation
  • Bruce Tison | PrimeSouth Bank
  • J. D. Williamson | Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home (deceased 12/08/16)
  • James Willis | Georgia Power Company

John P. Pike Memorial CPTC Scholarship Golf Tournament:

The 2017 Tee It Up For Tools Toolbox Scholarship Golf Tournament was held on a pretty fall October day at the Okefenokee Country Club. The tournament has taken on a new name in memory of former college president, Dr. John P. Pike. It is now called the John P. Pike Memorial CPTC Scholarship Golf Tournament. The Pike family and many long time friends were on hand for the unveiling of the new banner displaying the new name of the annual tournament. Proceeds benefit CPTC students by providing financial assistance for tuition, program tools, and textbooks through the Toolbox Scholarship Fund. Net funds raised totaled over $18,000.00. Thank you to everyone who made this possible.

4th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament:

Twenty two teams arrived early Saturday morning, April 15, 2017, to support the Coastal Pines Technical College Foundation at its 4th Annual Sporting Clay Tournament. The event took place at the Dorchester Hunting Preserve in Midway. With lots of awards and door prizes in hand, supporters and sportsmen did not leave before asking for next year’s date - April 28, 2018. A big thank you goes out to all sponsors, participants and volunteers. A special thank you to the major event sponsors: International Auto Processing, GP Cellulose, and CPPI. Over $20,000 was raised for toolbox scholarships.

4th Annual MORE Event:

It was standing room only at the Fourth Annual MORE Event on the Jesup campus held on October 23, 2017. Stacy Bass of Straton Hall was the featured speaker. Stacy made the audience laugh and cry as he made floral arrangements for the holiday season and revealed his real experiences in life that emphasized enjoy every day and be respectful and kind to those around you. The marketplace added to the fun as vendors brought in things to show and sell to the guests. Over $12,500 was raised from the event to support scholarships.

To Donors & Volunteers:

Thank you for all you have done during 2017 to make Coastal Pines Technical College stronger and more effective. Your donation of time and/or money to our Coastal Pines Technical College Foundation made a difference. Your contributions will allow the Foundation to provide critical resources, such as scholarships, grants, and loans that (1) make technical education more accessible, (2) impact enrollment, retention, and graduation, and (3) support and recognize student achievement and student success.
Foundation Trustees & Institutional Advancement Team

Equal Opportunity Statement

The Technical College System of Georgia and its constituent technical colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, spouse of military member or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all technical college-administered programs, programs financed by the federal government including any Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I financed programs, educational programs and activities, including admissions, scholarships and loans, student life, and  athletics. It also encompasses the recruitment and employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services.
The Technical College System and Technical Colleges shall promote the realization of equal opportunity through a positive continuing program of specific practices designed to ensure the full realization of equal opportunity. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:

Title IX, ADA & Section 504 Coordinators:

  • Cathy Montgomery, Counseling & Special Services Director, CPTC, 1777 West Cherry St, Jesup, Georgia 31545, 912.427.6265,

Title IX, EEO & AA Coordinators:

  • Katrina Howard, Human Resources Coordinator, CPTC, 1777 West Cherry St, Jesup, Georgia 31545, 912.427.5876,
  • Cynthia Linder, Director of Human Resources, CPTC, 1701 Carswell Ave, Waycross, Georgia 31503, 912.287.4098,

Telephone numbers are accessible to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing through the Georgia Relay by dialing 711 or 1-800-255-0056 from a TTY/TDD.

Los números de teléfono son accesibles a las personas que son sordos o con pérdida de la audición a través de Georgia Relay marcando 711 o 1-800-255-0056 de TTY/TDD.


Waycross Camden Baxley
1701 Carswell Ave 100 Keith Dixon Way 1334 Golden Isles Pkwy, W
Waycross, Georgia 31503 Kingsland, GA 31548 Baxley, Georgia 31513
912.287.6584 912.522.4510 912.367.1700
  Camden Golden Isles
Alma Cosmetology Program 3700 Glynco Pkwy
101 West 17th St 8001 The Lakes Blvd Brunswick, Georgia 31525
Alma, Georgia 31510 Kingsland, Georgia 31548 912.262.4999
912.632.0951 912.510.3364  
  Hazlehurst 1777 West Cherry St
  677 Douglas Hwy Jesup, Georgia 31545
  Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539 912.427.5800


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