FRTC Annual Report FY08

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FRTC Annual Report FY08
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Miriam Elsey
Mike Greenman
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Bill Hightower
Judy Keadle
Pete Reems
Jeff Stribling
Hoppy Hopkins
Willie Kendall
Eddie Rogers
Scott Swafford
Beverly Hopson
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Rick Perkins 2008
Greg O’Neal, the psychology instructor in the General Education program, has been
chosen as the Flint River Technical College 2008 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year.
Mr. O’Neal was nominated by his peers, and through a competitive interview process,
was selected as the Flint River Technical College Instructor of the Year. The title of Instructor
of the Year qualified him as a nominee for the Technical College System of Georgia’s Rick
Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction. Mr. O’Neal represented the College
at the consortia level in July. Final state-level judging took place September 9-11, 2008, at
the Annual Lighthouse Banquet in Augusta, Georgia.
Goal 2008
Donna Thomas, a Cosmetology student at Flint River Technical College, was named
the 2008 winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) award. The
award was presented at the Thomaston-Upson Rotary Club GOAL Recognition Luncheon
on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at the Flint River Technical College Community Development
Center. The announcement was made by Dr. Kathy Love, President of Flint River Technical
College. The other GOAL finalists were John Childree, Stephanie Martin, and Lisa
Wainwright.
Donna Thomas received a three day trip to Atlanta where she competed against
students from 33 other technical colleges in Georgia for the state title.
At the local level, the program is sponsored by the Bank of Upson, Colony Bank,
United Bank, West Central Bank, Thomaston-Upson Rotary Club, Upson EMC, Griffin Area
Personnel Association, Flint River Technical College National Technical Honor Society, Phi
Beta Lambda, Student Leadership Council, and Skills USA.
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Flint River Technical College Foundation
Annual Business &
Community Appreciation Day
The Flint River Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees
hosted the Annual Business and Community Appreciation
Day on Thursday, October 18, 2008. The event took place at
beautiful Bickley’s Lake located approximately seven miles east
of Thomaston, Georgia.
The event is one way we say “thank you” to those individuals
who help Flint River Technical College be an effective
educational institution making a difference in the communities
and citizens we serve.
Approximately 200 guests enjoyed an evening of fellowship and
barbecue while relaxing in the ambiance of the cool fall evening.
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Flint River Technical College Foundation
Gala 2008
The Flint River Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees hosted their annual Foundation Gala on
Saturday, February 9, 2008 at Park Lane in Thomaston.
Everything from a Salt Water Fishing trip to Florida, to a weekend at Callaway Gardens, to a Howard Miller
Wine & Spirits buffet was auctioned off by the master of ceremonies, Kenny Coggins. At $200 per ticket, 130 tickets
were sold to benefit the College. Everyone who purchased a ticket was entered into the drawing for $5,000.
The winner of the grand prize was Mr. Billy Brannon of Thomaston. Corporate sponsors for the event were,
Connell and Wheeler Attorney at Law, Quad/Graphics, Bostwick’s Furniture, Bank of Upson, BB&T- Ingram and
McDaniel, The Citizens State Bank of Taylor County, Coggins Funeral Home, Colony Bank of Thomaston, George
Hightower, United Bank, Upson EMC, and West Central Bank.
Other Sponsors included Mr. Jimmy Adams, Mr. Gary Bedford, Mr. Wendell Tyson, Ms. Charlotte Bickley, Ms. Jill
Nunn, Ben Coggins Utility Contractors,Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Coggins, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Connell, Bea Dallas, Dender
Distributing, Five Star, Mr. and Mrs. George Flowers, Ms. Debbie Gignilliant, Mr. and Mrs. Millard Grimes, Mr. Marvin
Helms, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hightower, Mr. George Hightower, Michael’s Dalton Carpets, Ms. Sandra Miller, Nectar & Co.,
Northside Pawn Shop, Pete Reems, Serenity Day Spa & Salon, Thomaston Times, Quinton Equipment Rental and
Sales, Traditions of Thomaston, The Wellness Center of URMC, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wheeless,
and Windstream.
“We greatly appreciate our community family and friends in helping in this endeavor
to raise funds for the Flint River Technical College Foundation. Through this event, we
can give a great gift that touches the lives of many individuals in our community,”
comments Kenny Coggins, president of the Flint River Technical College Foundation.
Billy Brannon
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Grant Gift to Flint River
Technical College
The Windhover Foundation presented a check for $300,000 to President
Kathy Love on Thursday, December 20, 2007, at Flint River Technical College.
The donation will be used in expanding and enhancing the College’s library. The
library’s expansion will allow for increased student seating, space for additional
books and other learning materials, and will include private study areas.
“This is the largest single donation we have ever received,” said FRTC
President Kathy Love. “We are thrilled that the gift is from Quad/Graphics because
of the great relationship we have with the company and with Barbara Tyson. This
donation will allow us to expand our library and receive more funds on a state level
for the library,” explained Love.
Established in 1983 by Quad/Graphics founder, Harry V. Quadracci, the
Windhover Foundation is a private foundation funded by Quad/Graphics and the
Quadracci family to fuel innovative, entrepreneurial organizations that focus on
meeting unfilled social needs.
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Financial Report
• Revenue*
LOCAL
32%
FEDERAL
STATE
56%
12%
*Unaudited financial information
• Expenses*
ADULT EDUCATION
OPERATING
30%
5%
PERSONNEL
65%
*Unaudited financial information
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Career Services
94.78%
Total placement rate
Graduates by Fiscal Year
AWARDS
cON F E RR E D
457
Technical Certificates of Credit
198
Diplomas
19
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Associate Degrees
674
TOTAL AWARDS
(some Graduates received more than one award)
55.1%
Student Affairs
Full-time Students
Unduplicated credit enrollment
By Fiscal Year
Part-time Students
88.8%
1,653
FY 2007
1,620
FY 2006
Received HOPE Grant
or Scholarship
1,586
FY 2005
1,540
44.9%
1,639
FY 2008
1,560
1,580
Race & Ethnicity . . .
0.0% American Indian: 0
0.1% Asian:
2
48.8% Black:
800
0.5% Hispanic:
9
45.6% White:
748
0.0% Non‑Resident Alien:0
4.9% Multi‑Racial:
80
1,600
1,620
1,640
1,660
40.8%
Received Pell
Students reside . . .
Upson
821 50.1%
Taylor
151 9.2%
Lamar
112 6.8%
Talbot
99 6.0%
Meriwether 85 5.2%
Other 371 22.7%
Males 30%
Females 70%
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Continuing Education &
Industry Specific Training
• Economic Development - 5170 total enrolled
Contr ac t
Tra ining
• 27 companies
• 1033 enrolled
• 75 courses
• 6915 training hours
Continuing
Education
2858 enrolled
Two new projects
14 enrolled
20 enrolled
12 certificates awarded
•Adult Education
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The Adult Education Program at Flint River Technical College served clients in basic education,
GED preparation, English/Language/Civics, corrections, health literacy programs, and Work
Ready GAP training in Talbot, Taylor, and Upson counties. A total of 690 students were served
in fiscal year 2008 in Adult Basic Education classes that generated 69,262 contact hours. With
an outstanding passing rate of 81%, 154 individuals earned their General Educational Development diploma (GED). In order to provide services to the citizens of Service Delivery Area 13,
the program collaborated with organizations such as Family Connections, Department of Family
and Children Services, Department of Labor, local government agencies, Boards of Education,
Chambers of Commerce, and Certified Literate Community Programs (CLCP).
Mission
The mission of Flint River Technical College is to promote the
economic development of Upson, Talbot, and Taylor counties
by providing quality academic and technical education. The
College will provide certificate programs, diploma programs,
associate degrees, adult education, continuing education, and
economic development services that meet the needs of citizens
and employers.
Accreditation
• INSTITUTIONAL
Flint River Technical College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education.
• PROGRAM
Medical Assisting - National Healthcareer Association
Surgical Techology - Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
• Licensure and/or Certification Eligible Programs
Commercial Truck Driving - Georgia Commercial Driver’s License
Cosmetology - Georgia State Board of Cosmetology Examination
Practical Nursing - Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses
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Main Campus
Flint River Technical College
1533 Highway 19 South
Thomaston, Georgia 30286
706.646.6148
Community Development Center
115 East Main Street
Thomaston, Georgia 30286
Taylor County Center
Taylor County Center
196 East Main Street
Butler, Georgia 31006
478.862.2323
Talbot County Center
Talbot County Center
501 West Tyler Street
Talbotton, Georgia 31827
706.665.2206
An Equal Opportunity Institution
A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia

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