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Albany Tech celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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Albany Tech President Dr. Anthony Parker gives a speech at the colleges 50th anniversary celebration. Albany Tech President Dr. Anthony Parker gives a speech at the colleges 50th anniversary celebration.
Albany-Dougherty Chamber of Commerce President Catherine Glover and Albany State President Dr. Everette Freeman watch a speech at Albany Tech's 50th Anniversary celebration. Albany-Dougherty Chamber of Commerce President Catherine Glover and Albany State President Dr. Everette Freeman watch a speech at Albany Tech's 50th Anniversary celebration.
The Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base Band plays at Albany Tech's 50th Anniversary celebration. The Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base Band plays at Albany Tech's 50th Anniversary celebration.
A sign proclaiming Albany Tech's 50th Anniversary. A sign proclaiming Albany Tech's 50th Anniversary.
Cupcakes at the luncheon which followed the ceremony at the Civic Center. Cupcakes at the luncheon which followed the ceremony at the Civic Center.

By Jay Polk - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A birthday party in Albany today had more than the average number of guests.

Hundreds of people were at the Albany Civic Center for Albany Technical Colleges 50th birthday party.

It included performances by the Marine Corps Logistics Base Band and a keynote address by General Willie Williams, the former commander of the base.

After the ceremony, the guests were invited back to the college for a luncheon.

The president says the school's growth should continue into the future.

Dr. Anthony Parker, the President of Albany Technical College said, "in the near future, as we transition to semesters we're hoping to grow to 5000 students, that we increase our graduation rate about 15% a year and to better.>

Dr. Parker says the skills being taught by technical colleges around the state are paving the way for a better future for all Georgians.

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