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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.

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.


March SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary Championships


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.


• 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.


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


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


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



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 College’s core values complement the Technical College System of Georgia belief system.



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






Full-time Equivalent (FTE)*








* 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%


Female 58.6%

 American Indian


 Asian/Pacific Islander


 Black


 Hispanic


 Two or more races


 White


 Unknown


Female 4,426 = 58.6% Male 3,123 = 41.4%


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Under 21












Over 40



0 under 21





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




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



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


Ervin Head Lyntasha Hill Larry E. Jackson Jr. Charde Pruitt Troyance D. Williams GRAINGER NATIONAL TOOLS FOR TOMORROW SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Jared Godley Patrick Moore


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%


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.”



• 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


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.


An'cel Davis

Ervin Head

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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


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


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.”


AY 2013


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


Associate Degrees

Total Awards Conferred







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


 2011  2012  2013



0 AY 2011

AY 2012

AY 2013





• 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%


Development (GED) preparation, literacy, writing, math, and life skills. Staff members also provide


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


Employee Statistics

Economic Development


Warren Pincombe shown with Alicia Spector, Training Coordinator at The Coca-Cola Company.

Warren Pincombe Atlanta Technical College Economic Development Specialist

“Atlanta 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.�

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.



Pearson Vue




GA Pest Control


• The Coca-Cola Production Plant-College Park

Post Exam


• The Coca-Cola Syrup Plant-Atlanta













• 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






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.


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.”









Total Revenue





Operating Expenses


Total Expenditures




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.


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:


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:


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.





To support the maintenance of a quality workforce—one of the major goals of the college—not only to meet accreditation requirements, but also to ensure the best quality instruction for our students. CATEGORY II: EQUIPMENT FUNDING PRIORITY 1:


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.


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:


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:


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






Total Loans


Hardship Grants Awarded Fall






Total Grants


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.


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.


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.


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


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: 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:

Atlanta Technical College 2013 Annual report