Wiregrass Georgia Tech receives special designation
An Airman taking a test in the Wiregrass Georgia Tech testing center at Moody Air Force Base
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has been ranked as one of the top military friendly colleges by Military Advanced Education in its 2014 guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities.
This is the fourth year in a row the college has received this designation.
"We jump through hoops to do everything we possibly can for our veterans, our active duty and for our dependants," said Margret Brogdon, Satellite Services Coordinator for Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.
Wiregrass makes sure to meet the Airmen's needs, no matter where they are.
"We have classes that are online, hybrid, I mail the books to them if they are in classes and they need to continue," Brogdon explained. "If they're in Afghanistan, we make sure the books are mailed to them...we work with our veterans. We recently opened a veteran's office, we're one of the first in the state to have a veteran's office."
Ssgt. Jamal Sutter isn't currently taking classes, but said it's nice to know that there's a college that understands what military personnel go through.
"Of course a military friendly college is what I'd look for. It's important to be goin' to a college that understands your needs, that understands your goals...It's always important to get some level of education whether it's associate, bachelors, or whatever in whatever you're pursuin'," said Sutter.
Airmen taking classes at Wiregrass will now know that the college still continues to fight for them.
Wiregrass Georgia Tech also has a partnership with the Community College of the Air Force, which allows Airmen to work towards a degree from the CCAF while taking classes at Wiregrass.