The 2016 Alumni meeting was held in the Ramsey-Hunter Dining Hall Annex on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Former students, staff and faculty gathered to reminisce, and seven outstanding alumni were recognized. This year's recipients included:
Hall of Fame Award:
George Milner: Machine & Tool Design Class of 1970, UGA Trade & Industrial Class of 1978. Tool maker, retired educator, US Navy, Optimist Club, Deacon, Habitat for Humanity, American Legion.
Beatrice York: Industrial Management Class of 1984, Truett McConnell College Class of 1986, Scovill Manufacturing – 33 years, presently employed at Cooperative Purchasing Agency under Pioneer RESA. Church mission trips, Lion’s Club District Hall of Fame and Melvin Jones Fellow.
Career Achievement Award:
Hilda Burke: Cosmetology Class of 1972, additional business and real estate classes at NGTC, employed at The Northeast Georgian in sales.
Stoney Farmer: Automotive Technology Class of 1977, Associate Degree in Applied Science Class of 2011, employed as Automotive Technology Instructor at NGTC.
Ed Cleveland: Automotive Mechanics Class of 1967, employed at Hart County Shop as Supervisor.
Young Alumni Award
John Mather: Horticulture Class of 2013 - employed as a Horticulture Lab Assistant for NGTC.
Bridge Builder Award
Bob Evans: Served as Chairman of NGTC Board of Directors, Trustee Emeritus of NGTC Foundation Board, Quick Start Advisory Board, Vice President of Technical College System of Georgia Board of Directors, with Jim Marlowe developed the GOAL program for the State of Georgia.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THESE OUTSTANDING ALUMNI!
Plans are already underway for next year's event. If you know of exceptional NGTC Alumni that need to be recognized, please consider submitting a nomination. Qualifications for each category are listed below.
The Young Alumni Award is given to a graduate of NGTC who completed his or her program within the last five years and who has made an outstanding contribution in his or her profession and community.
The Career Achievement Award is given to a graduate of NGTC working in the field for which he or she studied at NGTC. Nominees must have distinguished themselves in their career. (i.e., been named the company's Employee of the Year, been promoted into middle or upper management position, established a successful business or been recognized by professional peers, etc.). The nominee must be respected by fellow employees and by citizens of the community.
The Hall of Fame Award is bestowed on a deserving alumnus, alumna, or former employee of NGTC. If an alumnus, the candidate must have graduated from North Georgia Tech at least 20 years prior to nomination. The candidate must have distinguished himself or herself in his or her professional life. Candidates who are currently employed at NGTC are not eligible to be considered.