Wiregrass Named Bronze Award Recipient by Military Friendly
Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has been named a Bronze Award-level Military Friendly School Award recipient in the Community College category for having outstanding programs and support for our nation’s veterans and their families. Victory Media, originator of the family of Military Friendly employment, entrepreneurship and education resources for veterans and their families, published its special awards for 2020 Military Friendly Schools and Employers at https://militaryfriendly.com.
Wiregrass Military and Veterans Services Director Tabora Temple shared, “The Bronze award and recognition signifies our commitment to serving our military and veteran communities. We try our very best to ease the transition from military to civilian life for active duty servicemembers, veterans and their families.”
Wiregrass Georgia Tech offers credit, and non-credit classes through an office located at Moody Air Force Base. Wiregrass has a partnership with the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) to provide five CCAF required general education courses through distance education. These courses are offered through in five week terms called Fast Track so that students can complete them one at a time but still in just two semesters.
The college also coordinates the National Testing Center located on base. It provides a variety of testing services including CLEP, DANTES, and Pearson Vue required for placement, academia, and certifications. The college’s Testing Center on the Valdosta Campus has been awarded Test Center Certification by the National College Testing Association (NCTA). Wiregrass met the rigorous criteria for certification based on the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines, which were developed to guide post-secondary test centers in the delivery of quality testing programs.
Wiregrass is also proud of the college’s chapter of the Student Veterans Association of America. The student organization provides an avenue for veterans and military members to seek assistance from others with a common background, become involved in college life, and give back to the community through various community service projects.
Tabora Temple has worked to improve the Veteran Lounge on the Valdosta Campus to include a Green Zone (safe zone), Skype capabilities for communicating with deployed family members, and computer access and other features to aid veteran and military students while enrolled at Wiregrass. Last year, WALB Albany News recognized Temple as one of their “Nominate a Hero” spotlighting an active duty man or woman, or veteran who goes beyond the battleground. She was recognized for her role in continuing to serve military veterans and families at Wiregrass Tech.