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Instructor of the Year


Manning named Altamaha Technical College’s Instructor of the Year

Betty ManningBetty Manning, R.N., is Altamaha Technical College’s 2013 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year. Manning is a practical nursing instructor at the College, and the Shift Administrator at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup. (Photo provided)

(January 30, 2013) – Practical Nursing Instructor Betty Manning, R.N., is Altamaha Technical College’s Rick Perkins’ Instructor of the Year. After a paneled interview competition Jan. 17, Manning was selected to represent the College in the state “Instructor of the Year” competition, held in Atlanta later this year. 

Altamaha Technical College President Lorette M. Hoover congratulated Manning on her selection as Altamaha Technical College’s Instructor of the Year.

“Betty Manning is an exceptional teacher who always takes pride in celebrating her students on a job well done. This honor is well-deserved, and we are proud to say she will represent Altamaha Technical College as the best of the best,” said Hoover.

Manning has served as a Practical Nursing Instructor at Altamaha Technical College since January 2009, and is the Shift Administrator at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup, a position she’s held since 1998. Prior to teaching at Altamaha Technical College, she also taught healthcare science at Long County High School in Ludowici from July 2004 to January 2009.


“I take the greatest pride in knowing that I am teaching my students the skills they need to enter a profession in which they will be helping others,” said Manning. “Not only are they bettering themselves through education, they are enhancing the community by entering the workforce in a profession that is all about helping others.
“I consider each of my students an extension of myself, and it is satisfying to know that there are dozens of nurses reaching our community – and this all started in our Altamaha Technical College classrooms,” added Manning.

Manning is not only a devoted Altamaha Technical College employee but she’s an alumna. She earned a Practical Nursing (LPN) diploma and Patient Care Technician (PCT) certificate of credit from Altamaha Technical College – and in her first two years as an Altamaha Technical College instructor, she even taught alongside her first nursing instructor, Dailene McDaniel.

“The ATC staff is really a family,” said Manning. “I have the complete support of every administrator and other staff member – everyone really pulls together to make sure each student has a chance at success.”

Manning is currently enrolled in a bachelor of science to master degree program at Armstrong Atlantic State University. She also holds an ACED (teaching certification) from Valdosta State University and an associate of nursing degree (R.N.) from South Georgia College.

She is married to Joe Manning and they have three children: Christy Manning Ogden (24), Tiffany (22) and Joseph (13). Their first grandchild, Jack Ogden, is four months old. Manning is a Ludowici, Ga., native.

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 Scholarships and financial aid are available. Summer Semester begins May 21.


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