Kathelen Amos Named Volunteer of the Year

November 5, 2007 – A co-chair of the Tomorrow’s Workforce… Today campaign has been named the Volunteer of the Year by Georgia’s Technical College Foundation Association (TCFA). Kathelen Amos was presented this award at the annual Leadership Conference in Atlanta on October 30, 2007. The Conference is sponsored by the TCFA and the TCDA (Technical College Directors Association) and is an opportunity for Board members, Foundation members, and staff members of the 33 technical colleges in Georgia to attend seminars and get up-to-date on policies and procedures.

October 30, 2007: Kathelen Amos accepts her award for TCFA (Technical College Foundation Association) Volunteer of the Year from TCFA President Mark Whitlock as Columbus Technical College President Bob Jones looks on.

The TCFA Volunteer of the Year award is presented to a volunteer who “has demonstrated significant volunteer support and leadership for the technical college.” Kathelen Amos was presented with a beautiful glass sculpture from Frabel Glass in Atlanta. In addition, a $1,000 scholarship will be established in Ms. Amos’ name. The scholarship will be distributed through Columbus Technical College Foundation, Inc.

“Columbus Technical College is doing remarkable things in and for our region through equipping people with the skills they need to qualify for growing demand in healthcare, service and other job sectors in our community,” Kathelen Amos said. “Expanding the college’s capacity means expanding its opportunity capacity, and helping more people become qualified for good jobs. This in turn benefits the quality of life for us all. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to be involved with a project that has the potential for both an immediate benefit, and a long term impact on our community.”

Kathelen Amos has gone above and beyond in her support for Columbus Technical College. Kathelen is the President of the Aflac Foundation, Inc. and under her leadership, the organization stepped forward with the first $1 million pledge to the Tomorrow’s Workforce… Today campaign. Ms. Amos and her husband Dan personally issued an additional $1 million challenge grant. Kathelen Amos has spoken with leaders, legislators, friends and business acquaintances across the greater Columbus area regarding the value of Columbus Technical College and its impact on the lives of our citizens. Along with co-chair Steve Melton, Ms. Amos has led the Tomorrow’s Workforce… Today campaign to its present total of more than $9 million.

For more information on the Tomorrow’s Workforce… Today campaign and the Columbus Technical College Foundation, please visit www.columbustechfoundation.org.

For more information on the Technical College Foundation Association of Georgia, please visit www.tcfa-ga.org.