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..]

Grainger scholarship winners

Grainger Foundation Scholarship Helps Four CTC Students

Four students enrolled in the automotive technology, HVAC (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning), and welding programs at Columbus Tech have an additional 625 dollars to help pay for college. The money is part of a scholarship donated by the Grainger Foundation to Columbus Technical College  in … [read more..]

CTC respiratory care students were treated to a first-hand look at an Air Evac helicopter.

With Healthcare Careers, the Sky’s the Limit

Columbus Technical College respiratory care technology got a special treat Wednesday when a medical helicopter made its way to their back door. In an effort to teach his students about the virtually countless areas where healthcare professionals may be employed, Program Director Matt Dennis called … [read more..]

Oct. 31, 2012: The "CTC Cheerleaders" led faculty and staff in a fun pep rally to get the ATD process really jump-started!

CTC + ATD = Track 2 Success!

Columbus Technical College (CTC) is now an official Achieving The Dream institution. Achieving The Dream (ATD) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping more community college students, particularly low-income students and students of color, stay in school and earn a college … [read more..]

Dental hygiene student Cheyenne Forbes shows off a certificate naming her the winner of the 2012 Emile T. Fisher Scholarship. With her is Gloria Dodds, the director of institutional advancement for Columbus Tech.

Dental Scholarship Means VERY Happy B’day for CTC Student/Mom

Columbus Technical College dental hygiene student Cheyenne Forbes celebrated her birthday in grand fashion on September 19. That's because late that afternoon, her name was called as the winner of the 2012 Emile T. Fisher Dental Scholarship. This additional $400 will be a welcomed addition to her … [read more..]

Campaign Director for the Columbus Technical College Foundation, Buddy Merrill (center) poses with winners of the 2012 Aranas Scholarship. Left to right are: Barry Grissett, Brittaney Carter, Merrill, Felisha Brown, and Michael Sandak.

Scholarship Named for Late Radiologist Helps Four Students

A scholarship honoring a late radiologist is helping secure the success of current students studying radiologic technology. The Aranas Scholarship is named after Columbus radiologist, Dr. Fred Aranas. Dr. Aranas died in a car accident in the late 1980's but the scholarship ensures his memory has … [read more..]

Machine tool technology student Marie Johnson works on a lathe with program director, Matthew Little.

Machining Student Overcomes Odds to Excel

Fifty-year-old Marie Johnson is a machine tool technology student at Columbus Technical College. While that may not seem amazing in and of itself, this dream seemed unattainable for the Valley, Alabama native. Marie came from a large family of five children; all of whom dropped out of high school. … [read more..]

(l to r) Sgt. Shawn Riley, Maj. Felix Davila, and Inv. Allen Humphrey with the Muscogee Sheriff's Special Ops team were deployed to New York after the 9-11 terrorist attack. Now-Sheriff John Darr (not pictured) was the fourth man on the team.

9-11 Anniversary Holds Special Meaning for Criminal Justice Director

September 11, 2012  The anniversary of the deadly 9-11 terrorist attack will always be a somber "where were you when?.." topic of conversation. But for thousands of first responders and volunteers, the eleventh of September is much more; it's a time for old friends to come together and pause, … [read more..]


Columbus Tech Signs Agreement with Fort Hays

August 30, 2012:     Columbus Technical College students who've completed an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree - especially in technical areas like welding, HVAC, automotive, and the like - may now transfer their entire program into the Bachelor of Technical Leadership at Fort Hays … [read more..]