October 13, 2021
Southeastern Technical College (STC) welcomed two new board members at the September board meeting.
Michael Harrison and Will Heath were sworn in as STC’s Board of Directors by Judge Don Wilkes, to represent Johnson County and Treutlen County, respectively.
Harrison, replacing Donnie Sweat, is a Certified Public Accountant, employed with Sweat and Harrison, LLC. He graduated from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Accountancy-Taxation. Harrison also serves on the STC accounting advisory committee.
“I’m thankful to be chosen to be a voice for STC. The time spent to educate people on the importance of technical education is meaningful, as it benefits so many people in so many ways. I’ve always advised people to consider a technical college because a four-year program isn’t for everyone,” said Harrison.
Heath, replacing David Walden, is an Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College graduate with a bachelor’s degree and has spent his career in forestry.
“Having been an employer for more than ten years now, it’s harder and harder to find skilled labor. With a degree or diploma from a technical school, the skilled can name their price. We have to connect students with the resources like STC,” said Heath.
The new board members are scheduled to attend the annual Technical College Directors’ Association of Georgia (TCDA) Leadership Conference in Savannah, Georgia later this month to complete the requirements to become certified members.
Becoming certified denotes that board members are knowledgeable about the technical college system and demonstrates their commitment to STC, making them valuable representatives of the college.
The TCDA conference is often attended by college presidents, the state board, and the governor.
For more information on Southeastern Tech, call (912) 538-3100 or (478) 289-2200 or visit www.southeasterntech.edu.
Photo: (left to right) President Larry Calhoun, Will Heath, Michael Harrison, Judge Don Wilkes