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First student graduates from ATC/ASU program

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

December 18, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany man is the first to complete a special program between Albany Tech and Albany State University. James Wright graduated from Albany State University on Saturday.

The program allows Albany Tech associate degree graduates to complete their Bachelor of Applied Science by taking some courses on-line, reducing the amount of time they spend in a classroom. It's perfect for non-traditional students like Wright who works full-time.

He said,  "It was very exciting. I liked the program. I enjoyed being the first student to graduate from the program, that way other men and women, boys and girls can aspire to achieve the same thing that I achieved."

Wright now has his Bachelor's degree in Technology Management and hopes to get his master's degree next year. He currently works as an Assistant Manager at Walgreens in Albany.