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Technical colleges merge in South Georgia

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –Two technical schools have joined together to become the new Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.

Valdosta Technical College and East Central Technical College merged.

President Dr. Ray Perren, students, and faculty today raised a Wiregrass Georgia Technical College flag at the Valdosta campus. Perren says with the merger behind them, they hope to expand instructional programs.

"What we hope to do in the future is to be able to take any cost savings and put those directly into the classroom to prepare and to provide more opportunities for our students," said Dr. Ray Perren.

Summer quarter begins July 13. Wiregrass expects more than 4,700 students to enroll. The school says that's a 15 percent increase over Valdosta Tech and East Central Tech's combined enrollment last summer.

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