Notes from Walker State Prison: Two Re-entry Program Students Send their Appreciation to Governor Deal

Warner Robins, Ga. – Students at Walker State Prison in the Welding program of Central Georgia Technical College’s (CGTC) Office of Re-entry Services recently sent Gov. Nathan Deal and first lady Sandra Deal handcrafted gifts. The items are a token of appreciation to the couple for their commitment to the state’s prison reform, as the two students discussed in reflection notes shared with the College.
Gov. Deal’s tenure included early and sustained efforts to combat recidivism through criminal justice reform allowing inmates at Walker State Prison, Read More

December 27, 2018


CGTC Foundation Awards Inaugural Scholarship for Previously Incarcerated Citizens

Warner Robins, Ga. – Sometimes life requires a reset, and with that in mind, the Office of Re-entry Services, through the Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) Foundation, established and awarded earlier this month, its inaugural scholarship for a previously incarcerated citizen continuing their education.
The Re-entry Scholarship for Educational Transition (RESET) awards an actively enrolled student in good academic standing who have been previously incarcerated in a Georgia public or private corrections facility and has applied within two years of release. Read More

April 5, 2018


CGTC Instructor and GDC’s Vocational Teacher of the Year Finalist Teaches from the Inside, Out

Hawkinsville, Ga. – Woodrow Whipple, a Design and Media Production adjunct instructor for Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) has been named a finalist for the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Vocational Teacher of the Year, an honor he credits to his students on the inside of Pulaski State Prison.
“They say I do a lot. Personally, I feel like I don’t do a whole lot,” Whipple said. “It goes back to the success stories of my students. Read More

August 15, 2017