Community Members Walk for Local Autism Support Group

October 12, 2007 – Columbus Technical College was well represented at a recent fundraiser aimed at raising awareness and money for a local autism support group. The Muscogee County Autism Support Group (MCASG) hosted the October 6, 2007 Walk/Run. Participants hoofed it for about three miles and had financial support for their effort. Ten walkers from Columbus Technical College participated, as did six volunteers. The walk was a huge success. The co-founder of MCASG, Lisa Jenkins, reported that more than 500 people attended the walk at Columbus’ Hardaway High School and more than $23,000 was raised.

Columbus Technical College is partnering with MCASG in a program that helps autistic children learn from their non-autistic peers. For more information on MCASG, visit

October 6, 2007

CTC Recruiting Manager Tara Askew and "Beamer," the mascot for the Columbus Lions football team, ham it up for the camera.

CTC Dean of Professional and Industrial Studies Tommy Wilson and Instructor Dennis McCollum are all smiles as they walk for a good cause.

CTC General Studies instructors Addie Wills and Dawn Chapman stretch out before taking an important walk.

Members of the Columbus Technical College National Technical Honor Society and Student Advisory Team greet walkers and volunteers.