Atlanta Technical College 2013 Annual report
Annual report of Atlanta Technical College
Framework FOR SUCCESS ANNUAL REPORT FY 2013 Campus Highlights Fiscal Year 2013 July Pinterest Launch On July 1, Atlanta Technical College expanded its social media presence by officially launching a Pinterest page. Followers of the Atlanta Technical College pinboard receive updates on campus events, news and information, recipes, career trends, and books to help in career advancement. To follow Atlanta Technical College on Pinterest, visit www. pinterest.com/atlantatech August New Library and Testing Center On August 18, Atlanta Technical College opened the new Atlanta Technical College Library and Testing Center. Housed in the building formerly used by Georgia Public Broadcasting, this learning resource center includes group study rooms, computer labs, a media production room, electronic classrooms, and staff offices. It is also home to the Robert Holmes Law Library. Focus Atlanta The community affairs program, "Focus Atlanta," aired a half-hour program on Atlanta Technical College and the Technical College System of Georgia. Georgia's Student of the Year, LaNette Holloman, and President Alvetta Peterman Thomas were featured guests on the program. Atlanta Technical College students won 16 medals, including 11 for first-place finishes at the 2013 SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary Championships, held March 21-23. FIRST PLACE • Ralph Battle, American Spirit • Sheryl Miller, American Spirit • Cody McKinney, Computer Programming • Kristin Young, Dental Assisting • Maria Allen, Entrepreneurship • Ronnie Carter, Entrepreneurship • Cherrick Riley, Entrepreneurship • Thomas Snelling, Entrepreneurship • Angela Day, Restaurant Services • Maleeya Robinson, Web Design • Betty Tate, Web Design 2012 Mirror Mirror Award On September 10, Rolling Out magazine, in partnership with CVS/Pharmacy Beauty Club, debuted the 2012 Mirror Mirror Beauty Awards in Atlanta. During an exclusive VIP reception, Atlanta Technical College was named a leader in the beauty industry for its outstanding cosmetology and barbering programs. National Voter Registration Day On September 25, Atlanta Technical College and partners from The East Point/College Park Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Rainbow PUSH, Rolling Out magazine and the Pi Alpha Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, participated in the First Annual National Voter Registration Day. During the nonpartisan voter registration activities at the college, students were able to register to vote and take home information on voting rules and regulations, election dates, and photo identification requirements. October Reverend Jesse Jackson Visits Atlanta Tech Atlanta Technical College welcomed the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., as a guest lecturer on October 11 to speak on " The Price of Freedom." More than 400 students, faculty, and members of the community were present to hear his remarks. While at Atlanta Technical College, Reverend Jackson also met with members of the Atlanta Technical College Institute for Males (AIM), during which time he encouraged the young men to be vigilant in their pursuit of post-secondary education. Atlanta Tech Wins Platinum On October 12, Atlanta Technical College was recognized for excellence in communication by the MarCom Awards competition panel. The college received Platinum Awards for Journeys Magazine: We Are Atlanta Tech and for the video Doorway to the World: Think Global. April March SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary Championships September 2013 Georgia Phi Beta Lambda State Competition Members of the Atlanta Technical College Phi Beta Lambda Chapter competed in the 2013 Georgia Phi Beta Lambda State Competition held April 12-14 at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter Hotel in Atlanta. Atlanta Tech’s Bobby Lucas was named to Who’s Who in Georgia Phi Beta Lambda, and Atlanta Tech finished first in three categories. FIRST PLACE • Diane Lewis, Small Business Management Plan • Bobby Lucas, Financial Analysis and Decision Making • Bobby Lucas, Darlene Watson, Marketing Analysis & Decision Making (Team) 2013 Bridge Builder Awards On April 17, the Atlanta Technical College Foundation (ATCF) recognized four influential members of the Atlanta business community for their work in connecting citizens of the region to resources that will enhance individual and collective quality of life: Billye Aaron, The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation; The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Inc . (AMBFF), Penny McPhee, President, accepted on behalf of the AMBFF; John Deushane, of the The Networks of Channel 11; and Joe Reinkemeyer, of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, were honored at 2013 Bridge Builders. Held at the Foundry at Puritan Mill, the event generated more than $100,000 in sponsorships and ticket sales. The National Technical Honor Society Spring Induction Seventy-six Atlanta Technical College students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) during the Spring Induction Ceremony held on April 29. The NTHS is a non-profit educational organization established to honor excellence in workforce education. This prestigious recognition is only open to students nominated by an instructor, in good standing with the college, and with a 3.5 GPA or higher. November Gate City Bar Award Mioko Bannister, an ATC paralegal studies student, was awarded a scholarship from the Gate City Bar Association on November 3 at the 2012 Gate City Bar Association Hall of Fame Gala. Bannister beat out students from Emory, Kennesaw State and other four-year schools to win the scholarship. Established in 1948, the Gate City Bar Association is the oldest African American Bar Association in the State of Georgia. December Technical College of the Year On December 6, 2012, the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) named Atlanta Technical College the Technical College of the Year! Using more than two dozen performance measures including enrollment in technical and adult education programs, student retention and graduation rates, licensure pass rates, national awards, and administrative efficiencies, the TCSG State Board evaluates and ranks the system’s 25 technical colleges. The top-rated receives the Sonny Perdue Award and is named the Technical College of the Year for the State of Georgia. EAGLE Winner Hector Leyva made history on December 13 when he was named the winner of the first Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Award competition at Atlanta Technical College (ATC). Leyva, a student in the adult education program, competed against 11 of his peers for the title of ATC Eagle Winner. In April 2013, he went on to compete in the statewide competition, at which time he was named a state finalist. Ford Unsung Award January American Culinary Federation Accreditation The culinary arts diploma program at Atlanta Technical College received initial programmatic accreditation from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) at the Accrediting Commission meeting held at Kendall College in Chicago, Illinois, on January 13, 2013. ACFEF programmatic accreditation assures that a program is meeting a minimum number of standards and competencies set for faculty, curriculum, and student services. Atlanta Tech Martin Luther King Celebration On January 17, State Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan served as the keynote speaker for the 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at Atlanta Technical College. Morgan, one of the youngest State Representatives in the history of Georgia, challenged students to defy naysayers and achieve that which others say cannot be done. On December 7, Ford Motor Company presented Atlanta Technical College President Alvetta Peterman Thomas with the Ford Freedom Unsung Award in Education. May Georgia STEM Day Atlanta Technical College joined more than 100,000 students, faculty, and staff, representing more than 100 organizations, in celebrating Georgia STEM Day on May 3. Organized by The Technology Association of Georgia, STEM Day was created to promote the benefits of science, technology, engineering, and math education. The faculty from the Atlanta Technical College bioscience technology program visited Hapeville Charter Career Academy to inform students about bioscience careers and academic pathways. The college offers an associate degree in bioscience technology, a technical certificate of credit in bioscience environmental laboratory technology, and a technical certificate of credit in bioscience regulatory assurance technology. Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants Award Stephanie Williams, an accounting major at Atlanta Technical College, was awarded an Academic Excellence Award from the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants on May 25. The Educational Foundation of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Inc. presents the $250 award annually to exceptional students enrolled in accounting programs at two-year colleges. To be eligible, students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Williams has maintained a perfect 4.0 during her matriculation at Atlanta Technical College and has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to her educational and professional pursuits. February Student Culinarian of the Year Gary Kelly, a student in the Atlanta Technical College culinary arts associate degree program, was named the Student Culinarian of the Year by the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF). Kelly who was recognized for his skill, professionalism, and commitment to the culinary craft, was honored during the ACF Greater Atlanta President’s Gala and Awards Dinner which took place at the Georgia World Congress Center on February 11. DECA State Competition Atlanta Technical College students captured first place in six competitions during the 2013 Collegiate DECA Georgia Winter Conference, held February 8-10 at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. FIRST PLACE • Mioki Bannister and Melvin Mann, Business Law (Team) • Irene Amedegnato, Accounting • Larry Jackson, Business Research • Bobby Lucas, Banking Finance • Shalethea McEroy, Hotel and Lodging • LaShanta Sanders, Sales Management Meeting June Chinese Delegation Visits Atlanta Tech Atlanta Technical College partnered with the American Association of Community Colleges and the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) to facilitate a visit from a high-level Chinese delegation. From June 9-June 24, presidents and vice presidents from leading post-secondary institutions in China visited the Atlanta Technical College campus to gain an understanding of the U.S. technical education system. Greetings! Our theme for this academic year has been “Atlanta Technical College: Framework for Success.” According to philosopher, Marshall McLuhan, “It is the framework which changes with each new technology and not just the picture within the frame.” At the center of our framework is student success. As each class of students goes forth from our campus poised for successful engagement as global citizens, we know that We are proud of our past accomplishments and a future filled with exciting possibilities. We know that neither would be possible without community support like yours which provides the foundation for our future successes. This Annual Report provides a snapshot of our activities this year. Each year brings “new technology” and the picture is positively altered by new students and an evolving campus landscape. On behalf of the faculty, students, and staff who are the Atlanta Technical College community, I personally thank you for your continued support of Atlanta Technical College and wish you all the best for a wonderful New Year! their academic and technical preparation is structurally sound. Their experience here has been framed by dedicated faculty, academic rigor, and community involvement. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, Ed.D., President of Atlanta Technical College FOR SUCCESS frame·work noun \ˈfrām-ˌwərk\ : the basic structure of something : a set of ideas or facts that provide support for something : a supporting structure : a structural frame suc·cess noun \sək-ˈses\ : the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame : the correct or desired result of an attempt : someone or something that is successful : a person or thing that succeeds January Framework Accreditation Atlanta Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit. The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is located at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA, 30033. Atlanta Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, located in the city of Atlanta, is an accredited institution of higher education that recognizes the importance of global education. The college provides affordable lifelong learning opportunities, associate degrees, diplomas, technical certificates of credit, customized business and industry training, continuing education, and other learning services using state-of-the-art technology. The integration of academics and applied career preparation to enhance student learning is essential in meeting the workforce demands and economic development needs of people, businesses, and the communities we serve. Core Values These core values define our enduring character and are the primary reasons that Atlanta Technical College has been a strong community influence for so long. We are proud of our reputation in the community and our traditions of academic excellence and educational success. We honor tradition yet seek to expand it, moving forward into the future informed by traditional values that transcend time, college size, business and industry trends, management changes, or external factors. Our core values are the guiding principles that direct our work as we fulfill our mission. Whether you interact with a staff member or an administrator, attend classes taught by one of our faculty members, or meet an Atlanta Tech student in the community, you will see these values at work. Service Academic Excellence Respect and Integrity Empowerment and Accountability Creativity Diversity Community Atlanta Technical Collegeâ€™s core values complement the Technical College System of Georgia belief system. February Mission Student Profile “ Angeles Landaverde Atlanta Technical College Dental Hygiene Student “Atlanta Technical College has been the framework for my success. In the field of dental hygiene, it is vital that aspiring professionals have real-world experience. By working in the college’s dental clinic, my classmates and I are gaining the expertise we need to be successful in our chosen field and, indeed, in life.” Enrollment Snapshot 2013 Difference Enrollment 7,239 7,546 +4.2% Full-time Equivalent (FTE)* 3,750 4,347 +15.9% Hours 112,509 130,436 +15.9% * Based on course enrollments, course credits hours and course level, full-time equivalent (FTE) student enrollment is part of the legislatively approved formula for funding instruction at Technical College System of Georgia institutions. Student profile Gender Female 41.4% Ethnicity Female 58.6% American Indian .2% Asian/Pacific Islander .9% Black 93.9% Hispanic .9% Two or more races .2% White 3.3% Unknown .6% Female 4,426 = 58.6% Male 3,123 = 41.4% Age 25 20 Under 21 16.3% 21-25 23.1% 26-30 15.1% 10 31-35 12.8% 36-40 9.7% 5 Over 40 23% 15 0 under 21 21-25 26-30 31-35 36-40 over 40 Fast Facts • Veterans enrolled=795 • Students enrolled in non-credit course 6,560 • Countries represented on campus 60+ • HOPE recipients = 5,276 • Loan recipients = 3,737 • Pell recipients = 5,691 March 2012 Accomplishments “ Gary Kelly Atlanta Technical College Culinary Arts Student “Atlanta Technical College has given me a framework for success by challenging me to think outside the frame! I have always had a passion for making great food. The instructors at ATC gave me the knowledge and encouragement to take my cooking to the next level and become a culinary innovator. Last summer, my teammates and I competed against some of the world’s best student culinarians, and we won first place! In addition, I was recently named Student Culinarian of the Year by The Greater Atlanta Chapter of the American Culinary Federation. “ International Awards National Awards THE COLLEGIATE DECA INTERNATIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE SKILLSUSA NATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND SKILLS CONFERENCE 1st place Bronze medal International Culinary Management Institute American Spirit Team - Wendell Berthoud, Omar Johnson, and Gary Kelly Team - Ralph Battle and Sheryl Miller Top finalists Business Law Team - Carolyn Hodges and Selynthia Wise Team - Mioko Bannister and Melvin Mann Sales Management Meeting Lashante Sanders Banking and Financial Services Bobby Lucas GAP FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS Ervin Head Lyntasha Hill Larry E. Jackson Jr. Charde Pruitt Troyance D. Williams GRAINGER NATIONAL TOOLS FOR TOMORROW SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS Jared Godley Patrick Moore GERMAN AMERICAN PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM CONTEST ON SOCIAL MEDIA 1st place Atlanta Technical College and Felix-Fechenbach Berufskolleg partnership During FY13, our students also continued to perform at extremely high levels on state licensure and certification exams, once again demonstrating that Atlanta Technical College is a framework for success. Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) – 100% • Commercial Truck Driving – 92% Advanced Emergency Medical Tech (EMT) - 90% EMT – 100% • Paramedic - 83% • Medical Assisting – 98% April Atlanta Technical College plays a vital role in the social and cultural well-being of Atlanta. We are developing leaders who excel on the local, state, national, and international stages. Next Phase “ Roderick Heard Atlanta Technical College Student and Desert Storm Veteran “I served in the army and am a proud Desert Storm Veteran. Transitioning into the civilian workforce was challenging, so I decided to enroll in Atlanta Technical College to establish my framework for success. Now, I am a student in the Health Care Science program and the newly-elected vice president of the Atlanta Technical College Student Government Association. Next fall, I hope to begin the Radiologic Technology program at Atlanta Tech so that I can continue to serve my country and my community as a radiologic technician.” ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE TECHNICAL CERTIFICATE OF CREDIT • Health Information Technology • Six Sigma Quality Assurance Specialist • Health, Safety, and Environmental Inspector • Six Sigma Quality Assurance Professional • Information Security Specialist • Digital Illustration Specialist • Internet Specialist-Web Site Design • Graphic Design and Prepress Technician • Mechanical Inspection Technician • Photographer •Industrial Systems Technology May We are continuously updating our offerings to ensure that our academic programs meet the ever-evolving demands and expectations of the business community. Eleven new programs were approved during FY13. Graduates An'cel Davis Ervin Head “ “ “ Atlanta Technical College Alumnus and Current Student at Clayton State University Atlanta Technical College Alumnus and City of Riverdale Councilman “Deciding to attend Atlanta Technical College (then Atlanta Area Tech) was one of the best decisions I made in my adult life. The instructors not only provided me with the technical skills to be successful in my chosen field of cosmetology and barbering, but they also emphasized the importance of community engagement. The core values of Atlanta Technical College have served as a framework for my success; I have owned and/or operated three businesses, and I now serve as a City Councilman for the great City of Riverdale, Georgia.” Sherilyn Kuebler “ Atlanta Technical College Health Information Technology Alumna and Current Marketing Management Student “Nothing can compare to the value of higher education; having a college degree is paramount in order to compete in today’s workplace. I earned an Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology from Atlanta Technical College, and in May of 2013, received the national Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification. There is great need for individuals with business insight to meet the demands of the healthcare industry as it transitions to an electronic, online environment. The training that Atlanta Tech gave me along with the RHIT certification has given me a framework for success at this pivotal time in healthcare history.” “ “I made poor decisions in my youth and ended up in the criminal justice system. After my incarceration, I was determined to change my life, and my second chance began at Atlanta Technical College. With the aid of the faculty and staff, I earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.8 and received my associate degree in business management in May 2012. The education and support that I received at Atlanta Tech served as a framework for my success, and now I am pursing a Bachelor of Science in organizational behavior at Clayton State University.” “ Here is a partial list of the companies that hired Atlanta Technical College graduates. 191 Grille Georgia Restaurant Association AT&T Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau Grady Hospital City of Atlanta Kaiser Foundation Decatur Dental Group Ortho Perfect Delta Airlines Phillips Arena Delta Global Services Project Open Hand Drake Dental Lab Roto-Rooter Federal Express William Jorgensen “ Atlanta Technical College Alumnus and Delta Airlines Employee “The knowledgeable and experienced faculty at Atlanta Technical College helped immensely to build my framework for success by providing me with a solid foundation of industry-pertinent skills. Classroom and practical instruction, along with a variety of extra-curricular organizations such as Phi Beta Lambda, prepared me to launch my career in Aviation Maintenance.” “ 97% AY 2013 ServSafe Gap, Inc. Sheraton Hotel Georgia Aquarium Sterling Spoon Restaurants Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services Georgia Department of Labor Tebarco Mechanical Technical College System of Georgia Georgia Department of Revenue Turner Field Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council Wolfgang Puck Catering Wells Fargo Bank FY 2013 - of Atlanta Technical College graduates are employed or continuing their education within one year of graduation. Total Graduates (unduplicated) Technical Certificates of Credit Diplomas Associate Degrees Total Awards Conferred 1,089 1,057 602 147 1,806 June Grand Hyatt Hotel Cole Electric High School Programs Nicholas Ramdular “ “ Hapeville Charter Career Academy Junior and Atlanta Technical College Automotive Repair Student “As I enter my senior year in high school, I would say that Atlanta Technical College has been a framework for success. By enrolling in the dual enrollment program, I have been able to learn skills that make me employable as well as become more prepared for college. Now I am equipped for the world that awaits me when I graduate. My name is Nicholas Ramdular, and I am a student at both Hapeville Charter Career Academy and Atlanta Technical College.” Jasmine Leavell Mundy’s Mill High School Senior and Atlanta Technical College Cosmetology Student “Atlanta Tech has helped me establish a framework for success. By enrolling in the dual enrollment program, I have been able to get a head start on my career. I am taking college courses free of charge on the Atlanta Tech campus, and I am developing cosmetology skills that will enable me to enter the workforce after I graduate. My name is Jasmine Leavell, and I am a student at Mundy’s Mill High School and Atlanta Technical College.” By teaching the next generation of leaders, we are strengthening Georgia’s economy. Atlanta Technical College partnered with six local high schools and career academies to implement dual enrollment and joint enrollment programs. These programs allow students to The following schools partnered with ATC to offer dual and joint enrollment programs: • get a head start on their college careers; many students graduate from high school and receive a technical certificate of credit from Atlanta Tech at the same time. • Carver High • take free college courses; dual enrollment classes are paid for by HOPE and the host college so the students do not incur costs for the college courses attempted. • South Atlanta High • TriCities High • Hapeville Charter Career Academy • Washington High • Perry Center High school student participation in dual and joint enrollment programs at Atlanta Tech has increased by 24.7% in three years. 250 200 150 2011 2012 2013 100 50 0 AY 2011 AY 2012 AY 2013 170 189 215 July • accumulate college credit that may be transferrable to the four-year institution of their choice. • Maynard Jackson High Adult Education “ Katie Smith Graduate of the ATC Adult Education Program and Current Atlanta Technical College Student “To say that Atlanta Technical College has given me a framework for success is an understatement. Uneducated and suffering from low self-esteem, I was unable to keep any job longer than a year. I obtained my GED at Atlanta Technical College in April 2013 and was inspired by the staff to continue my path to success by enrolling in the Business Administrative Technology diploma program. I now have a better outlook on life, and my future is promising.” The Adult Education (AE) department at Atlanta Technical College was opened in August 2012 to offer adults better educational opportunities and help them overcome the basic skill deficiencies that prevent them from obtaining solid employment. Instruction is provided in General Educational personalized coaching to help each participant overcome their unique obstacles and obtain a GED. Those who successfully complete the program are encouraged to enroll in Atlanta Technical College to develop their untapped potential, graduate, and leave prepared to sustain themselves and their families. ď Ž Adult Education Measure Obtain GED Adult Basic Education 1 Adult Basic Education 2 Adult Basic Education 3 Adult Basic Education 4 Adult Secondary Education1 Entered Postsecondary Atlanta Tech Performance 90% 45% 48% 39% 26% 100% 36% State Goal 67% 40% 39% 38% 34% 36% 25% August Development (GED) preparation, literacy, writing, math, and life skills. Staff members also provide Faculty Tiffany Stoney “ “ Pharmacy Technology Instructor “Atlanta Technical College is a framework for Britt Pitre Department Chair, Design and Media Technology success because the faculty and staff serve as educators, mentors, and counselors to the students so that we can encourage them to be all that they can be in their lives. We work to show them that you can be successful no matter where you come from or what you have been through. Through guidance and hard work the students can and will succeed.” “In design and media production, we work to demystify the creative process and teach students that design, filmmaking, and photography are crafts that anyone can master. The “Can do” attitude that we instill in our students is a framework for their success. The confidence and determination that grows out of their achievement in the department permeates their everyday lives. When this happens, our students overcome insurmountable odds and accomplish more than they thought possible.” Full-time employees 253 Part-time employees 379 Number of employees with master degree and above160 FY13 Human Resources Continuous Learning and Professional Development Programs Unlawful Harassment Cultural Diversity ADA & Equity HazMat and FERPA Training Pregnancy Sensitivity Advance Defensive Driving Team Spirit & Cooperation Barry Bates Bioscience Technology Program Coordinator Maurice Campbell Electrical Systems Technology Instructor Gregory Chambers Mathematics Instructor David Kirsch Computer Information Systems Department Chair The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) annually recognizes distinguished faculty and staff at post-secondary institutions for excellence in teaching and leadership. In 2013, five members of the Atlanta Technical College family were presented with NISOD awards. We are proud to recognize these individuals who have contributed so much to the Atlanta Technical College community and who represent the faculty as finalists for the Atlanta Technical College Rick Perkins Teacher of the Year Competition. Damon Scott Accounting Instructor September Employee Statistics Economic Development â€œ Warren Pincombe shown with Alicia Spector, Training Coordinator at The Coca-Cola Company. Warren Pincombe Atlanta Technical College Economic Development Specialist â€œAtlanta Technical College has developed a strong portfolio of economic development services to assist businesses in improving efficiency and profitability. We provide customized contract training, skills assessments, continuing education, professional testing, and retraining tax credit counseling services that have proven to be a framework for success for leading companies and organizations including Newell-Rubbermaid, The Coca-Cola Company, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.â€? Customized Contract Training and Continuing Education 237 training courses were delivered to 67 companies via customized contract training. 1,545 workers benefitted from 90,569 hours of customized contract training. 1,192 Georgians participated in continuing education programs. 324 WorkKeys assessments were conducted and 288 WorkKeys certificates were earned. $205,000 in revenue came to the college as a result of business and industry training. Retraining Tax Credit Clients Included • Alston & Bird LLP • CSX Transportation, Inc. • JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA The Cleveland L. Dennard Conference Center Attendance at Dennard Conference Center events topped 45,000 FY 2013 revenue increased 16% above FY 2012 • Kimberly-Clark Corp. • King & Spalding, LLP • McDonalds Restaurants of Georgia, Inc. • Target Corp. • North Fulton Medical Center, Inc. • Vulcan Construction Materials, LP • Windstream Corporation Customized Contract Training Clients Included • Atlanta Public Schools • Atlanta Workforce Development Agency The Professional Assessment Center (PAC) at Atlanta Technical College PAC provided professional testing services for vendors including Pearson Vue, Georgia Pest Control, iNARTE/FCC, Kryterion, Comira, ATI Allied Health/HOBET, COMPASS/Remote, WorkKeys/ACT, Evolve/HESI, POST/ACT, and PAN-A-TALX. Implemented computer-based GED testing. Served approximately 1,626 customers (unduplicated) during FY2013. VENDORS NUMBER SERVED Pearson Vue 610 GED/PNP 323 GA Pest Control 178 • The Coca-Cola Production Plant-College Park Post Exam 48 • The Coca-Cola Syrup Plant-Atlanta Compass 68 ACT/Workkeys 360 Kryterion 6 Comira 5 iNARTE/FCC 7 HOBET 4 • The City of Atlanta, Department of Aviation • Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services • Fulton County Public Schools • Newell-Rubbermaid • Prevention Plus, Inc. • Zodiac Services Americas HESI 17 TOTAL NUMBER 1626 October The Economic Development staff completed Georgia retraining tax credit reviews on 418 training programs for 178 companies, yielding $13,479,810 in retraining tax credits. Resources “ Alvetta Peterman Thomas, Ed.D. President of Atlanta Technical College “Atlanta Technical College has been an active and engaged member of the metro Atlanta community for more than 40 years. We have been able to provide our students with a framework for success because we have strong support from community leaders. With the assistance of the state legislature, we have been able to enhance our students’ academic and applied preparation in their chosen fields of study.” State $12,472,126 Federal $3,067,325 Tuition $10,258,363 Miscellaneous $7,795,185 Total Revenue $33,592,999 Expenditures Personnel $23,287,336 Operating Expenses $9,273,558 Total Expenditures $32,560,894 November Revenue The Foundation Members of the Atlanta Technical College Foundation (ATCF) Board of Trustees with ATCF scholarship winners. Billye Aaron donated $208,000 to the ATCF on behalf of the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation. Cheryl Lomax awarded ATCF $200,000 on behalf of the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Grant. ATCF support of Atlanta Technical College and the community CATEGORY I: SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS PRIORITY 1: GENERAL STUDENT SUPPORT & SCHOLARSHIPS To provide student need-based and academicbased scholarships to be given each semester to students to supplement expenses related to the cost of their attendance at ATC. PRIORITY 2: EMERGENCY HARDSHIP FUNDING FOR ATC STUDENTS To provide ATC students with immediate funding to meet unusual and unexpected expenses beyond the ordinary educational expenses met through financial aid. These types of expenses (i.e. transportation, health care, or childcare) often serve as barriers to graduation. PRIORITY 3: INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL AWARENESS & EXCHANGE PROGRAM To support the student and teacher exchange to our sister school, Felix-Fechenbach Berufskolleg (FFB), in Detmold, Germany. Our students travel to Germany and stay approximately two weeks, living, studying, and working with students from FFB. Likewise, students from the Germany campus travel to Atlanta for a similar experience. CATEGORY III: COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PRIORITY 4: COMMUNITY REBUILDING PROGRAM FACULTY AWARDS & SUPPORT To support the maintenance of a quality workforceâ€”one of the major goals of the collegeâ€”not only to meet accreditation requirements, but also to ensure the best quality instruction for our students. CATEGORY II: EQUIPMENT FUNDING PRIORITY 1: MATCHING GRANT EQUIPMENT PROGRAM To ensure that our students are taught on the most modern and state-of-the-art equipment that will prepare them for the high-demand careers of the 21st century, the college depends on the local business community to donate instructional equipment. State funds received by Atlanta Technical College cannot meet the rapid pace of equipment changes. Matching funds are available from the state based on the value of equipment or cash raised for this program. PRIORITY 1: To support and to sponsor constructionrelated programs at Atlanta Technical College that may occasionally partner with locally based non-profit organizations to build and to renovate homes in the disadvantaged neighborhoods surrounding the college. PRIORITY 2: HEALTHY COMMUNITY PROGRAM To support and sponsor health programs at Atlanta Technical College that may occasionally partner with locally based non-profit organizations to host health seminars and medical screenings. PRIORITY 3: CULINARY & COSMETIC COLLABORATIONS PROGRAM To support and to sponsor the human service programs of Atlanta Technical College that may occasionally partner with locally based non-profit organizations to host events aimed at feeding the hungry and pampering the elderly with pedicures, manicures, haircuts, and hairstyling. The Atlanta Technical College Foundation awarded more than $19,400 in scholarships in FY13. La Tanya Young Thomas was selected a recipient of the Dr. Brenda Watts Jones Faculty/Staff Scholarship. Ms. Thomas, an allied health instructor, is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Educational Leadership at Mercer University. Jake McDonald, a student in the automotive repair program, received the scholarship funded by BMW North America. Hardship Loans Awarded Fall $46,632.54 Spring $42,847.26 Summer $11,007.04 Total Loans $100,486.84 Hardship Grants Awarded Fall $14,018.00 Spring $15,511.58 Summer $5,425.48 Total Grants $34,955.06 Atlanta Technical College partnered with Seedco, a national nonprofit organization that advances economic opportunity for people, to implement the EarnBenefits Program and the United Way of Greater Atlanta's Financial Stability Center Cash Assistance Program. As a result, Atlanta Technical College students received $23,271.38 in tuition assistance, $14,522 in transportation funding and $17,900 in childcare subsidies. December Foundation Mission Statement The purpose of the ATCF Board of Trustees is to acquire and to administer funds and property, which, after the payment of necessary expenses, shall be devoted exclusively to educational, charitable, scientific, and literary purposes. Donors President’s Circle ($10,000 and above) 755 Restaurant Corporation Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. Dean’s Circle ($2500 - $4999) Culpepper & Associates Security LLC Georgia Pacific BMW of North America The Halle Foundation The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation, Inc. IntegralGude Mr. Morris Jones and Mr. Brandon Jones The Merancas Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mitchell, Sr. National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame, Inc. Saddle Creek Logistics Trustee’s Circle ($5000 - $9999) AT&T Atlanta Marriott Marquis Southwest Airlines Co. Blue and Yellow Circle ($500 - $2499) The Coca-Cola Company Benefactors ($100 - $499) Mr. Mitchell King Mr. Earnest Alema-Mensa Ms. Susan Marshall-Stevens Mr. Robert Amsler Mr. Mark Milam Hillsman, Inc. Anonymous Mr. Emanuel Mitchell Mr. T. William Hizar, Jr. Ms. Mila Begley Mr. Dewey McClain Impact Office Interiors Mr. Robert Breznak Mr. Eric McIntyre Mrs. Gaytra D. Jackson Mr. Michael Burnside Mrs. Grace Jackson Ms. Susan Buterbaugh National Basketball Referees Association Junior Achievement of Georgia Mr. and Mrs. Al Byrd Mr. Daniel Karnis Dr. Gladys Hodges Camp Ms. Miranda Mack-McKenzie Mr. Henry Carter National Basketball Association Ms. Brenda Cole Mr. David G. Otto Copper Insurance Agency Mr. Warren Pincombe Ms. Cassandra Dansby Mr. and Mrs. William “Bill” Pinto Ms. Denise Edwards Mr. Ray L. Robbins, Jr. Ms. Gwen Boyd Ellis Ms. Carrolla Gardner German American Partnership Program, Inc. Mr. Samuel L. Gude Hapeville Charter Career Academy Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority Acuity Brands, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Robinson Ms. S. Jill Fields Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. American Building Supply, Inc. The Emile T. Fisher Foundation Hardin Construction, Inc. Atlanta Job Corps Mr. AJ Thomas and Dr. Alvetta P. Thomas Dr. William Pickard The Donna Boortz Foundation, Inc. Mr. Walton Wade Cameron & Associates West End Rotary Club Cascade United Methodist Church Mr. and Mrs. John Winters Publix SuperMarket Charities, Inc. Ambassador and Mrs. Andrew Young Mr. William Casey WellCare of Georgia, Inc. Woodline Solutions, LLC Mr. Thomas Flanagan Ms. Juli Gilyard Ms. Yvonne Gloster Ms. Billie Curry Greenwell Grier Law Office Mr. Joe Hindsley CBS Outdoor Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Hines Clayton County Rotary Club Ms. Sammie Holloway Citizens Trust Bank Ms. Mary Howard Mr. Harold E. Craig Ms. Audrena C. Howell Mr. Louis Culpepper Ms. Willene Ingram Mr. Jon DeVeer Mr. Barry Johnson Gap, Inc. Ms. Carrie C. Johnson Mr. Andrew Gardner Dr. Rushton Johnson Mr. Daniel Lindsey Mr. Gerald Lopes Mrs. Monica Pearson Ms. Beth Riley Mr. Michael B. Robinson Mrs. Terreta Rodgers Mr. and Mrs. Michael Russell Ms. Patricia Sims Stanley Love-Stanley PC Ms. Dorothy Steele Styles Mr. Mike Stogner Ms. India Sylvester Mr. Kemith Thompson Ms. ViaKristi Varnell Mr. Ron Wilkey Dr. Joni Williams Ms. Lisa C. Williams Dr. Murray Williams Ms. Bonnie Williamson Donors Contributors ($1 - $99) Mr. David Kirsch Mr. Asberry Wilkerson Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Ms. Mortissa Knight Dr. Miriam Wise-Fox Sharp Business Systems of Georgia Mr. Barry Bates Mr. Stephen Lipper Southwest Airlines Ms. Dentrice Banks Ms. Avice Marshall Friends (in-kind gifts) Ms. Donna Boisseau Ms. Patricia Miller Ms. Bernice Bowen-Montgomery Mr. Michael Montgomery AEE Productions Ms. Ina Braxton Ms. Sylvie Moses Agave Mr. Fred Brown Ms. Sonya McCoy-Wilson American Airlines Mrs. Teresa Brown Mr. Michael Nwokocha Atlanta Braves Ms. Helen Burkhalter Ms. Barbara Paige Atlanta Hawks Ms. Lisa Bynum Ms. Dreem Penn Atlanta History Center Ms. Rachquel Carter Ms. Michelle Roach Atlanta Rocks Mr. Hector Celis Ms. Inell Robinson Ms. Cathy Clements Ms. LaKisha Robinson The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Mr. Cedric Curtis Mr. John Ross Ms. Katie Day Dr. Constance Russell Ms. Beverly Dorsey Mr. Yacub Saafir Ms. Algernetta Edwards Mr. Michael Saffels Mrs. Lynrita T. Farmer Ms. Nayera Salam Mr. Brian Ford Ms. Debra Saunders Ms. Antoinette France-Harris Mr. Michael Simpson Mr. Byron Hicks Ms. Gwendolyn Smith Ms. Doris Hines Mrs. Marilyn Smith-Robinson Ms. Juanita Huntley Ms. Tiffany Stoney Ms. Mattie Goss Mr. Kenneth Swain Ms. Mary Jackson Mrs. Jennifer Tahan Ms. Marquisa T. Jenkins Ms. Gwen Taylor Mr. Norman Johnson Mr. Kenneth Toogood Dr. Deborah Johnson-Blake Ms. Tess Vismale Ms. Laura Jones Ms. Shunda Ware Ms. Nicole Jones Ms. Sallie Watson Mrs. Tamoura Jones Ms. Yah-Marian Webba Ms. Elizabeth King Dr. Marsha Whittle Mrs. Velva Lewis Bobi Diamond Photography Sam Burston Café Intermezzo Carey Limousine Cerese D Jewelry Delta Air Lines The Gap, Inc. Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hyatt Regency Savannah Mary Pat King Metrotainment Group Mini Maid Newell Rubbermaid No Mas Cantina O So Sweet Bakery Ritz-Carlton of Buckhead Mrs. Terreta Rodgers Rolling Out Magazine Rose Marie Jones The Atlanta Journal Constitution The Atlanta Tribune Wag-A-Lot WXIA 11Alive James (Jim) Williams (Chair) Senior Advisor to the Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves Darris Rollins (Vice Chair) Government Accounts Manager T-Mobile Roosevelt Council Aviation Deputy General Manager/ CFO Department of Aviation, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport Local Board Stacey Key President/CEO Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council Rengen Li, Ph.D. Manager, Supplier Diversity The Coca-Cola Company Meredith Mays General Counsel—Georgia AT&T Krystal Pate President/CEO Southern Crescent Personnel Alvetta P. Thomas, Board Secretary President Atlanta Technical College Richard (Rick) Pelc General Manager Southwest Airlines Michael Robinson General Manager, Transmission Planning & Administration Georgia Power Foundation Board of Trustees John DeVeer Vice President Merrill Lynch Roger Johnson Corp. Community Affairs Manager The Coca-Cola Company William “Bill” Pinto President Hardin Construction, LLC Christina Dixon Food Service Director Gourmet Services, Inc. Woodrow Hall President Diversapack Walton Wade Meeting Concierge Manager Hyatt Regency Atlanta LaDawn Blackett-Jones Owner The LBJ Group, LLC Dr. Frank Glover, Sr. Education Consultant John Lee President Business Resources USA, Inc. Carolyn Young Assistant to the Chairman Good Works International, LLC Vickye Bone President SmithBone Consulting Sam L. Gude Chief Executive Officer IntegralGude Daniel Karnis Director Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP Michael Young President Emeritus MPY & Associates Louis Culpepper Chief Executive Officer Culpepper & Associates Security Grace Jackson Sr. Vice President Sun Trust Bank Harold Mitchell, Sr. (Chair) State Farm Insurance Company (Ret.) Arlane Robinson (Vice Chair) Owner My Dwelling Place Miranda Mack McKenzie Area Development Director UNCF NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY The Technical College System of Georgia and its constituent Technical Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, spouse of military member or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all technical college-administered programs, programs financed by the federal government including any Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) Title I financed programs, educational programs and activities, including admissions, scholarships and loans , student life, and athletics. It also encompasses the recruitment and employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services. The Technical College System and Technical Colleges shall promote the realization of equal opportunity through a positive continuing program of specific practices designed to ensure the full realization of equal opportunity. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Sylvie Moses, equity/special needs coordinator, Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, Cleveland Dennard Building, Suite B164, 404.225.4434. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Faculty and staff with questions about equity or reasonable accommodations should contact Marilyn Smith-Robinson, director, human resources, Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, Cleveland Dennard Building, Suite 217, 404.225.4613. Email: email@example.com.