Congressman Barrow Tours STC Health Science Buildings
August 22, 2013 - Congressman John Barrow toured the health science buildings on the Vidalia campus of Southeastern Technical College on August 8.
Barrow had planned to tour Vidalia and asked if a trip to Southeastern Tech was possible. His office, the Toombs-Montgomery Chamber of Commerce and the college worked together, and Barrow was able to see some of the school’s newest buildings, labs and equipment.
“We were very encouraged that Congressman Barrow expressed his heartfelt interest in visiting Southeastern Technical College and that he recognizes the value the college brings to our area,” said Dana Roessler, dean of health sciences at STC.
Barrow’s tour lasted about 90 minutes and took the congressman and two staffers from the Hugh M. Gillis Regional Medical Technology Center to the Health Science Annex and on to the Southeastern Early College and Career Academy. Along the way, Barrow met and spoke with a number of instructors and college staff members, examining their classrooms and lab facilities.
“Congressman Barrow spoke to several of our instructors at length, and knowledgably, on their subjects,” said Teresa Coleman, vice president for academic affairs at the college. “He was asking questions, he was engaged. It’s encouraging to know that our representative is so invested in technical education.”