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Altamaha Technical College recognizes graduates


(June 2012 Grads) Altamaha Technical College’s Class of 2012 is joined by President Lorette Hoover, keynote speaker Rep. Chad Nimmer and members of the Altamaha Technical College Board. Pictured left to right in the front row are Grant Gainer of Jeff Davis County, Dr. Patrick Ebri of Glynn County, Jeff Baxley of Appling County, President Hoover, Rep. Nimmer, Joel Hanner of Camden County, Ted Buford of Wayne County and Joy Burch of Wayne County. (Photo by Portraits by Angie)



Altamaha Technical College held its summer graduation ceremony Saturday, June 16 at the Wayne County High School Auditorium in Jesup.

Assisted by Board Chair Randal Morris, Altamaha Technical College President Lorette Hoover conferred 241 diplomas and technical certificates of credit and General Education Diplomas (GED) to an excited Class of 2012, most whom completed their coursework during the Spring 2012 semester. A total of 46 students completed their GED during the Spring 2012 semester.

President Hoover congratulated the term’s recipient of the President’s Scholastic Medal, Teresa Warner. To qualify for this high honor, students must maintain a 4.0 graduation grade point average during their career at Altamaha Technical College. Also recognized were 16 Honor Graduates. They are signified in the listing of graduates with an asterisk. To qualify as an honor graduate, a student must maintain a 3.50 or better graduation grade point average throughout their tenure at Altamaha Technical College.

Ga. Representative Chad Nimmer addressed the graduates as the keynote speaker. Rep. Nimmer is a recognized leader in the forestry industry and former technical college student. He studied forestry at Okefenokee Technical College and began work as a forester in 1998 with Georgia Pacific. He later worked for Pierce Timber Company as a procurement forester and now owns his own forestry business, Suwannee Forest Products. In 2011, Nimmer was elected to the Georgia State House of Representatives to represent House District 178. He currently serves on the Natural Resources & Environment, Transportation, and Information and Audits committees.

A reception for the graduates and their family and friends was held in the C. Paul Scott Polytechnical Center on the College’s Jesup Campus.

Members of the Spring Semester 2012 Graduating Class include the following:


Accounting: Rebecca Gardner, Jermeka Herring, Nancy Larsen, Brittany Needham. Air Conditioning Technology: Demin Fang*, William McLeod*, Robbie Rue, Joshua Ward*. Business Administrative Technology: Ashley Coe, Mary Davis, Melba Davis, Rachel Helmer, Cathy Parlor, Cynthia Shuman, Jean Souza, Amy Stone. Computer Support Specialist: Angela Reed*. Cosmetology: Tammie Beckworth, Satonya Cann, April Carter, Tabatha Clements, Aundrea Jones, Lorren Pucciariello, Shann Roncaglione.
Diesel Equipment Technology: Paul McGowen*. Early Childhood Care and Education: Audra Burgess*, Felicia Ferretiz, Geraldine Hendrix, Jennifer McDaniel*. Electrical Construction and Maintenance: James Horton. Electrical Systems Technology: James Hill. Electronics Technology: Charles Bracewell, Kyle Denison, Teresa Warner*. Industrial Mechanical Systems: Taylor Crews. Industrial Systems Technology:Tyler Beach, Daniel Long , David Ramsey. Machine Tool Technology: Russell Gray. Welding & Joining Technology: David Bennes*, Jason Crawford, Issac Curtis*, Lee Gaddis, Nathan Johnson, Steven Lanasa, Travis Unruh*, Quentin Wilson.

Technical Certificate of Credit: 

Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welder: Tyler Jackson. Air Conditioning Technology Assistant: Thomas Smith. Basic Electricity: John Bailey, Samantha Denison, Regina Gray, Dustin Griffin, Judah Kinard, Christopher McKinzie, Willie Milner. Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder: Steven Hutcheson, Patricio Lopez, Marcus Odum. Catering Specialist: Cathy Brock, Richard Drury, Aubrey Harper, William McLendon.Commercial Truck Driving: Lewis Dupree, Larry Hudson, Connie Jessen, Tony Morton, Casey Reeves, Brent Richardson, Scott Tennyson, James Thompson, Jason Williams. Commercial Wiring Technician:Joshua Ernst, William Girtman, Tyler Steverson.  CompTIA A+ Certification Prep: Carlos Blanco. Criminal Justice Specialist: Jade Atwood, Arran Baldwin, Lamaree Beckham, William Carter, Taylor Forton, Alexander Gordon, Michael Graham, Taylor Horne, Brittany Howard, Kathryn Lewis, Matthew Mangram, Ji'mara Palmer, Zimara Palmer, Jordan Perkins, Bridgette Unger. Health Care Assistant: Jody Bass, Kimberly Connell, Rasheta Jackson, Shayna Jones, Lindsey Mills, Angelia Roberts. Industrial Fluid Power Technician: Chase Copeland. Industrial Motor Control Technician: Tyler Bowen, James Davis, Jeffery Gaius, Dustin Hughes, Chadwick Miles, Kevin Sellers. Medical Coding: Tracy Brom, Kristopher Cohrs, Lynn Cohrs, Lora Holmes, Barbara Johnson, Lashanta Smith, Sallie Trowbridge. MSOffice Application Specialist: Paulette Smith.  Naval Maintenance Apprentice: Tony Ackerberg, Jonathan Aviles, John Avril, Jessica Banks, Gregory Begley, Robert Bryant, John Choquette, Harvey Crews, Joel Davis, Bru DeWitt, Jonathan Durbin, Lee Dutton, Erin Eitel, Christopher Galyean, Cameron Gardell, Jeffrey Gentile, Nicholas Goss, Joshua Groover, William Hagins, Corey Hamburg, William Harris, Jeff Harrison, Erin Horton, Stephanie King, Kyle Landor, James Lawson, Meghann Matousch, Taylor McBride, Marc McKinnerney, John Mobley, Benjamin Montgomery, Kevin Morris, Joshua Moyer, Sherri Nelson, Katherine Parrish, Dustin Payne, Angela Petersen, Philip Petit, Robert Roberson, Arthur Schomber, Joshua Schwartz, Ryan Schwartz, Joshua Sorrell, Joshua Sullivan, James Tuttle, Russell Wallach, Andrew Welsh, Steven Wilson.Nurse Aide: Andreanna Carson, Miranda Crapps, Patricia Faulk, Yessica Garcia, Charlene King, Shelby McDaniel, Jennifer Norris, Sandy Rutherford, Shalayna Smith, Holly Solomon. Office Accounting Specialist: Shann Aldridge, Elaine Castro, Donna Hinson, Adasha Thomas. Patient Care Technician:Terry Corey. Prep Cook: Thomas Bandy, Camrie Noble, Jack Brunson, Bridgette Carlin, Rachel Carter, Trampas Clance, DeAnna Clay, Hailey Hand, Heather Hughes, Rachel Nichols, Jessica Tyree.Programmable Control Technician I: Jerry Music Shampoo Technician: Mariah Beck, Kiara Boyd, Christina Herrington, Alexas Ihde, Lillianna Keeney, Ashley Miller, Michelle Sallions.


Porter Adams, Cheyenne Anderson, Derrik Anderson, Yanetra Billue, Jasmine Blalock*, Kelsey Bradley, Tavante Bryant, Larry Burton, Tyler Busler, Bridgett Carter, Somer Carter, Jerry Carver, Jessica Cathcart, Jonathan Crapps, Dana Davison, Charlotte Demps, Shuntisk Gaskins, Eddie Green, Samuel Hannan, Jade Hanshaw, Jelisia Hayes, Kanecka Higgins, Tatyanna Horne, Melanie Houston, Ashley  Hutchins, Loretta Jones, Janice Kersey, Jina  Kidd, Anthony Long*, Deserie Magee*, Tessa Middleton, J'Nade Mixson, Peri Poppell*, Brianna Powell, Whittney Roddenberry, Marco Rojas, Laura Rush, Victor Salazar-Vega, Arlene Smith, Maegan Thornton, Tiffany Vars, Erik Washburn, Tessa White, Candis Wilbert, Christopher Wilkerson, Michelle Williams, Victoria Wiseman*.

To learn more about registering for one of Altamaha Technical College’s more than 80 degree, diploma and certificate programs, contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-645-8284 or go online to Scholarships and financial aid are available. Registration is going on now for the Fall 2012 semester, which begins August 20, 2012.


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