AT&T has been a solid supporter of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College for many years.  That support continues this year with Courtney Brinson, Regional Director of External Affairs at AT&T, presenting a contribution of $3,000 to Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Foundation South on Nov. 10.

Brinson said, “We are pleased to support Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s scholarship and student retention programs.  These programs are critical for the students.  We want to do everything that we can to help them succeed.  When business and industry stand behind the education of students, it sends a very powerful message.  We are proud to be helping to send that message.”

While the HOPE grants and scholarships are very helpful in making college more affordable for students, they do not cover the full costs of attending college.  That means that donations from businesses such asAT&T are greatly needed and appreciated, representatives said. By investing in workforce development for students, AT&T is investing in economic development for our community, they added.

According to Wiregrass, donations to the Wiregrass Foundation South can help students with expenses such as books, tuition, fees, and supplies as they work toward their certificates, diplomas, and degrees to use in the workplace.  Donors are welcome to establish scholarships for students, contribute to the general fund, name labs or buildings, or provide equipment for programs of their choice. Every donation meaningfully touches the lives of students either through direct assistance or through program enhancements, they said.

The Wiregrass Foundation South serves students in Lowndes, Cook, Brooks, Echols, Lanier, and Berrien counties and supports the Valdosta and Cook Campuses of the College.

To learn more about the foundation or to make a donation, please contact Dr. Penelope Schmidt at 229-293-6190 orpenelope.schmidt@wiregrass.edu.  Donations can also be made online by clicking on the “Donate” button for Wiregrass Foundation South at http://www.wiregrass.edu/about/foundation.php.  For information about enrolling at Wiregrass, call 229-333-2100 or visit the campus on Dec. 2, for Free Application Day.