Pat Hannon to Serve as Keynote Speaker for Central Georgia Technical College Commencement Ceremony
Pat Hannon, interim president at West Georgia Technical College, will serve as the keynote speaker for the first-ever graduation ceremony for the NEW Central Georgia Technical College. The NEW CGTC was formed as a result of the administrative consolidation of Middle Georgia Technical College in Warner Robins and the former Central Georgia Technical College in Macon and Milledgeville in July 2013.
Hannon was selected as the interim president for WGTC, the state’s third largest technical college, in January 2014. Prior to this appointment, Hannon served as the College’s vice president for Academic Affairs for 16 years. After coming to the College in 1987 to oversee the business operations, he eventually became the vice president for Administrative Services and later the vice president of Student Affairs before taking the helm of the Academic Affairs department.
As the vice president for Academic Affairs, Hannon helped lead WGTC through a time of tremendous growth. The College merged with West Central Technical College in 2009 and now has six campuses across a seven county service delivery area.
“What we do as the Technical College System of Georgia is vitally important to our communities,” Hannon said. “We supply a competently trained workforce to both new and existing industries and at the same time, we provide an opportunity to help real people change their lives for the better.”
Hannon holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of West Georgia and is a resident of Bowdon. He and his wife of 38 years have two daughters and four grandchildren.
CGTC’s graduation ceremony will take place Friday, May 9th at the Macon Coliseum at 7 p.m. Approximately 500 Associate Degree and diploma students will march, as well as over 200 GED® students. Dr. Ivan Allen, president of Central Georgia Technical College, will confer the graduates and Tom McMichael and Dr. Sarah Hawthorne, chair and vice chair, respectively, of the CGTC Board of Directors, along with Hannon, will assist in the awarding of the credentials.
This ceremony will be the inaugural commencement exercise for the NEW Central Georgia Technical College as students from across the middle Georgia area converge to receive their awards. CGTC now offers credit courses at three campus and four centers across an 11-county service area. Additionally, Adult Education courses are offered at numerous locations throughout the 11 counties.
|Submitted by Janet Kelly
May 5, 2014
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