Chattahoochee Technical College was highlighted for business and community leaders who gathered for the Paulding Chamber of Commerce 2020 Georgia Power Industry Appreciation Luncheon held Thursday, July 9, at New Season Church in Hiram. This event featured remarks by Chattahoochee Tech President Dr. Ron Newcomb and Chattahoochee Tech Vice President of Student Affairs Missy Cusack.
“We need to remember that even in times like we’re experiencing now, what we do at the technical college is more important than ever,” said Dr. Newcomb. “We make sure that our students have the skills and knowledge necessary to go to work and build productive lives.”
Cusack, an active member of the Paulding County community, served as the keynote speaker at this event. She has worked with Chattahoochee Tech for the past 20 years, serving previously as the college’s executive director of enrollment services. Cusack noted that students from Paulding County are well represented at Chattahoochee Tech, which is the largest technical college in Georgia, with eight campuses serving six counties.
Each semester, more than 1,200 Paulding County residents attend classes at Chattahoochee Tech, with 875 students attending classes at the college’s Paulding Campus. Included among the Paulding County residents who were spotlighted by Cusack as Chattahoochee Tech student success stories were Savannah Carder, Annee Kramer, Blake New and Ashlea McAllister.
The Paulding Chamber of Commerce also presented its Industry of the Year awards at this event. Receiving these awards were E Dennis Air Conditioning & Heating, and Topflight Aerostructures, Inc.