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CGTC Participates in Bioscience Day at the Georgia State Capitol

Dr. Eric Wessinger, program chair of Central Georgia Technical College's Biotechnology program, participated in Bioscience Day at the Georgia State Capitol on Tuesday, March 3.

Bioscience Day is designed to inform legislators about the importance of the growing life sciences industry in Georgia. CGTC was among several colleges and companies displaying at the event, held in the South Rotunda. Legislators, aides and general visitors stopped by the display, which included information about Central Georgia Technical College and the Associate of Applied Science in Biotechnology degree program.

CGTC was invited to the event by sponsor Georgia Bio, The Life Sciences Partnership, based in Atlanta. Part of Georgia Bio's mission is to connect technical colleges and universities with life sciences companies to meet current and future workforce needs.

The event helped introduce new audiences to a viable central Georgia resource that prepares students for what many consider to be the most important applied science of the 21st century...the Biotechnology program at Central Georgia Technical College.

About Central Georgia Technical College

A comprehensive higher education institution, Central Georgia Technical College provides students more than 200 career program opportunities with numerous degree, diploma and certificate options, in addition to customized business and industry services, continuing education and adult education services. The College serves Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe, Putnam and Twiggs Counties. More information about CGTC can be found at

Dr. Eric Wessinger, left, talks to visitors at the State Capitol about CGTC's Biotechnology program.

Representative Tony Sellier from House District 136, left, stops by CGTC’s display and talks with Dr. Eric Wessinger about the college’s Biotechnology program.

Charles Craig, president of Georgia Bio, far left, and Dr. Cinda Herndon-King, Georgia Bio’s education director, center, stand with Dr. Eric Wessinger in the South Rotunda grand staircase at the Georgia State Capitol.

Submitted by James M. Harvey, Jr.
March 4, 2009


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