Grainger Scholars

Grainger Foundation Helps HVAC, Automotive Students

Three students enrolled in the HVAC (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning) program at Columbus Technical College and one Automotive Technology student have an extra spring in their step, thanks to the generosity of the Grainger Foundation. The Grainger Foundation provides 625 dollars to four … [read more..]


CTC SkillsUSA Team Brings Home Gold, Silver, and Bronze

Nineteen Columbus Technical College students and their 14 faculty advisors found themselves big winners last weekend in Atlanta! Thousands of technical college students from across the State convened at the Georgia International Convention Center to compete in the 2013 SkillsUSA competition March … [read more..]

Medical Sonography Technology student Jordan Buckelew is the winner of the 2013 GOAL Award for Columbus Technical College.

Both Student and Instructor of the Year for CTC Hail from Health Sciences

For as long as she can remember, 22-year-old Columbus Technical College student of the year Jordan Buckelew has enjoyed a loving rivalry between herself and her two sisters. Being a success at college and in her future career was a “must do.” She tried the traditional four-year university route but … [read more..]

CTC President Bob Jones poses with the four finalists for the school's 2013 GOAL (Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership) award.

Columbus Tech Recognizes Top Four GOAL Students

The competition is on! Columbus Technical College, and its sister schools in the Technical College System of Georgia, are searching for the best of the best for 2013. Each year, top students are recommended by instructors for possibly earning bragging rights as the GOAL (Georgia Occupational Award … [read more..]

Columbus Technical College students patiently wait to enter the Trade Center ballroom for their graduation.

CTC Graduation Enjoys Plenty of ‘Firsts’

December 13, 2012: From watching the first students with Associate of Science degrees in Biology (2) and Paralegal Associate degrees (6)  walk across the stage, to listening to the first black mayor of Phenix City deliver the commencement address to enjoying words from a visiting delegate from … [read more..]

Winners of the first Faculty & Staff Development Grant through the CTC Foundation pose for the camera. Each person earned his or her share of more than $10,000 in grant money. Seated (left to right) are: Sherry Lifsey/Nursing Instructor and Angela Taylor/Accounts Receiveable Supervisor. Standing left to right are: Alicia Anderson/Chemistry Instructor, Mark Thorne/Assistant Dean of Health Sciences, Abigail Carter/Dean of Business, Melody Johnson/Computer Support Specialist Program Director, and Donna Emmons/Academic Advisement Center Coordinator.

CTC Foundation Grant Helps Make Dreams of Faculty, Staff Come True

The requests ranged from helping fund doctorates, masters, bachelors degrees, and beyond. Thanks to Columbus Technical College Foundation's donors, seven Columbus Tech faculty and staff members will be able to use more than ten thousand dollars to help them realize their dreams. The money is being … [read more..]

Students and faculty from Columbus Tech's carpentry, cabinet-making, and welding programs pose by their special holiday project. Pictured left to right are: Ricky Kopec/Welding, Daniel Cooper/Welding Instructor, James Jones/Carpentry, Ronnie McBride/Welding Program Director, Gordon Unrein/Carpentry & Cabinetmaking Program Director, David Whitten/Carpentry Instructor, Gary Hartley/Cabinetmaking Instructor, Thomas Smith/Welding & Carpentry, DeMarcus Johnson/Cabinetmaking, Travis Johnson/Cabinetmaking, and Joseph Young. In the sleigh is Aaliyah Cooper, daughter of Daniel Cooper.

Carpentry, Cabinetmaking, Welding Students Build Holiday Cheer

There's already been a Santa sleigh sighting in our area! That's because students and faculty from Columbus Technical College's carpentry, cabinetmaking, and welding programs took it upon themselves to build some holiday cheer in the form of a life size sleigh and reindeer. If you drive by the … [read more..]

CTC nursing student Jordan Joiner shows off his certificate naming him the winner of the Klayder scholarship. Also pictured is Columbus Technical College Director of Institutional Advancement, Gloria Dodds.

Klayder Nursing Scholar Looks Forward to Working in ICU

It's a big week for Columbus Technical College senior Jordan Joiner. Not only will he be graduating with an associate degree in nursing on Thursday, but he will also be starting his new life with an extra $500 in his bank account. That's because Joiner was named the winner of the Paul A. Klayder, … [read more..]

Cynthia Jenkins is graduating with two TCC's from Columbus Technical College. Just a few years ago, she was battling addiction and living on the streets.

Former Addict Overcomes Odds to Graduate from CTC

Cynthia Jenkins’ story reads like a movie script about a scrappy woman who overcomes insurmountable odds. But her story is real. The smile radiating from this 51-year-old always shines bright. But as she's walking across the Trade Center stage at Columbus Technical College's graduation ceremony this … [read more..]

Organizers for the Holiday Mail for Heroes postcard drive pose with the 900 or so cards signed by Columbus Tech faculty, staff, and students. Left to right are: Alicia Anderson/Chemistry Instructor, Amy Fenech Sandy/Dean of Sciences, and Carl Sandy/Surgical Technology Program Director.

CTC Sends Nearly 1,000 Cards to Hospitalized Soldiers

When Columbus Technical College chemistry instructor Alicia Anderson saw a story online about Georgia State University collecting 2,000 postcards to deliver to soldiers wounded in action, she thought "we can do that!" So she set the idea in motion. In just a few short days, Columbus Tech designed … [read more..]