Thomasville Times Enterprise

November 26, 2013

SWGTC Foundation receives AT&T donation

Staff report

THOMASVILLE — The Southwest Georgia Technical College (SWGTC) Foundation recently received a generous donation from AT&T. It has long been a supporter of technical education and has shown that support through numerous donations to the Foundation over the years. On Nov. 19, AT&T’s Courtney Brinson presented SWGTC President Dr. Craig Wentworth with the donation to the college’s foundation.

“AT&T recognizes the importance of technical education to our community and to the work force,” said Brinson. “AT&T is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Supporting education has been a major focus for AT&T for more than a century, and education is our key philanthropy focus. We are driven to help students succeed — in school, in the workplace and in life. We are proud to be able to make this donation to SWGTC and commend them for the great job they do in serving this area’s educational and career training needs.”

The foundation will use these funds to support scholarships that reward students for their academic achievement. They will also provide financial support to students who need assistance with tuition, books, and other fees. By offering more scholarships for students, the foundation and SWGTC hope to improve the job skills, technical training, and educational level of the citizens of their community.

“Support from organizations like AT&T is becoming increasingly more critical for our students. Changes to the HOPE Scholarship have forced many students to seek additional assistance from the Southwest Georgia Technical College Foundation, assistance we would not be able to provide without generous donations from these community partners.” said Amy Maison, executive director of Institutional Advancement and Marketing.

As one of SWGTC’s loyal contributors, AT&T is recognized on the college’s donor wall, which highlights the cumulative and annual donations of all supporters of the SWGTC Foundation.

“Without the support of our community partners such as AT&T and Mr. Courtney Brinson, we would have difficulty providing the services that are so important to both our students and our community,” said Wentworth.