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Holloman to speak at Commencement


2012 Technical College System of Georgia’s Student of the Year to speak at Altamaha Technical College Graduation

LaNette-Holloman(January 22, 2013) – LaNette Holloman, Technical College System of Georgia’s 2012 Student of the Year, will address students completing 425 degrees, diplomas and certificates of credit during the Fall 2012 semester at Altamaha Technical College. The ceremony will be held Saturday, January 26 at 10 a.m. in the Wayne County High School Auditorium in Jesup.

Holloman was a business management student at Atlanta Technical College. Like many affected by the economy’s downturn, Holloman decided to return to college.   Her family lost their home, their vehicle and she, her husband and her seven youngest children were living in a one-room motel with two beds and one kitchenette, trying to make ends meet.

“At that moment, I realized all of my wits and experience were not enough to make up for what I lacked in education,” said Holloman. Holloman, now a graduate from Atlanta Technical College, is employed by the Technical College System of Georgia.

Altamaha Technical College will also welcome three other state winners and finalists to address the graduating class. They are Bob Baker, Altamaha Technical College’s GED Examiner who won State of Georgia Examiner of the Year; D.J. Everett, a Nursing and Healthcare Instructor at Altamaha Technical College, and a GED and Practical Nursing graduate of Altamaha Technical College and a Registered Nursing graduate of South Georgia College, who won the 2012 GED Outstanding Achievement Award; and, Amanda Miller, a Practical Nursing graduate from Altamaha Technical College who was the 2011 GOAL Nominee for Altamaha Technical College and a State Goal Finalist.

Family and friends are invited to attend the commencement exercises. A celebration reception will be held immediately following the ceremony.


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