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Albany Tech appoints new head of Board of Directors

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Joe Austin was appointed the new Chairman of the Albany Technical College Board of Directors Wednesday.

Austin has already served 5 years on the board. Despite tight budgets and rising tuition costs, Austin hopes to increase enrollment.

"As the economy changes, there is less and less funds I think for attending programs like this," Austin said. "One of the challenges we have is to find funding and making funding available for students to come to us and join us and get their education."

In late April, Governor Nathan Deal signed a law establishing the Zell Miller Grant. It will pay a technical college student's full tuition if they have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

It's expected to cover about 16,000 students over the next year.

 

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