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Student Activities

Student Activities

Student Organizations

Student Activities Director

Mary Richardson

A student must be in good standing with Albany Tech and have a validated student ID card for the current semester to participate in any of these activities.

For more information regarding ATC's student activities contact the Student Activities Director.

To view the Student Activities Calendar CLICK HERE


The Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) program was established in 1971 to recognize and reward exceptional technical college students for their academic excellence and personal achievement. The program also spotlights the important role of technical training in our economy.

Jointly sponsored and administered at the state level by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Technical College System of Georgia, the GOAL Program is an outstanding example of education joining hands with business and industry.

Instructors nominate outstanding students for the GOAL Program. At the local level, finalists are chosen by a rigorous process.  They must receive instructor recommendations; they are interviewed by an internal and an external panel; and then they give an oral presentation.  The ATC winner competes in the State GOAL competition in Atlanta where Georgia's winner is announced. The state winner serves as an ambassador for technical education, speaking to educators, students and lawmakers.

Georgia’s 2007 GOAL winner and Albany Tech student, Keldrique Lofton, accepts a new truck from corporate sponsor Chevrolet for winning the state competition. Albany Technical College’s 2008 GOAL representative, Ashlee Johnson, poses with TCSG Commissioner Ron Jackson.


Ambassador Program

The ATC Ambassadors serve as ombudsmen for the College and assist the College with various activities. They are outstanding students from various programs and represent their particular program within the community. Ambassadors assist with campus tours and special events, providing goodwill for the College.

The Ambassador Program assists students with leadership skills, work ethics and communication skills. To become an ambassador, a student must be nominated by an ATC instructor and go through an interview process. Potential ambassadors must be enrolled in a diploma or associate degree program, have not completed more than 50 percent of their coursework and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.



Chorus If you can sing, the ATC Chorus needs you! The chorus meets each Thursday at 1:00pm in Logistics 101 (Student Activities office). ATC Chorus sings various genres of music including patriotic, gospel, choral, pop and more. For further information, please contact Frederia W. Sampson at 229.430.3551 or (emails preferred).



Colliegiate DECA

Collegiate DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Collegiate DECA’s comprehensive learning program applies learning, connects to business, promotes competition, and integrates effectively into classroom instruction. Collegiate DECA inspires students to be academically prepared, community-oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.

Advisors are: Kristel Baranko ; and Lisa Riddle ; La'Quata Sumter

Delta Epsilon Chi


National Vocational-Technical Honor Society (NVTHS)


The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is an honor organization for students enrolled in vocational-technical programs.

The purpose of NTHS is to promote service, leadership, honesty, career development and skilled workmanship; to reward student achievement; to encourage and assist student education and career goal-setting; to promote a stronger linkage between local vocational-technical schools, business and industry; and to promote the image of vocational-technical education in America.

In order to become a member of ATC’s NTHS, students must meet the following criteria:

1. Be recommended in writing (on a special form) by an instructor in their program;
2. Have taken 12 credit hours per semester for two consecutive semesters in one program;
3. Have and maintain a 3.5 overall average, excluding courses in developmental studies;
4. Not make lower than a final grade of B in any course;
5. Have good character, exhibit leadership skills and plan to pursue a career in their program of study.

Benefits of membership in NTHS are numerous:

1. Certificate of membership;
2. Membership card and membership pin;
3. Seal indicating membership on diploma or completion document;
4. Letters of recommendation sent upon request to any business, industry or educational institution where the student’s making application.


Phi Beta Lambda

Phi Beta Lambda, the post-secondary division of Future Business Leaders of America, is an educational association made up of 250,000 students nationwide. The organization prepares students for careers in business and business-related fields.


This student organization is an integral part of the instructional program and, in addition, promotes a sense of civic and personal responsibility. Phi Beta Lambda strives to develop competent, aggressive business leadership, strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work, assist students in the establishment of occupational goals and facilitate the transition from school to work. Students participate in leadership conferences, workshops and competitions at the district, state and national levels.
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Student Fellowship for Christians
Students Fellowship for Christians (SFC) promotes a sense of civic and professional responsibility while embracing the student with fellowship, prayer, and empowerment. SFC works within the Christian framework to encourage the students to achieve their goals at the college and in their community. SFC provides a Christian atmosphere for students to develop the competencies needed for their chosen occupational fields of study. Students Fellowship for Christians helps the student become competent, successful, confident, and self-disciplined. SFC also assists the student in determining the directions that impact their studies and lives. Student Fellowship for Christians is a non-denominational organization that is open to all students of the college.



Student Government Association 

The Student Government Association (SGA) includes senators from all program areas. The purpose of the organization is to promote better relations between the students, faculty and administration; to enhance the physical appearance of the school; to help promote the school and schools-related functions; and to help the school in any way possible.

Each program chooses a representative and an alternate to attend SGA meetings. Students elected should have at least two semesters remaining before graduation. Officers for the Association are elected every fall semester. The SGA shall have at least two faculty advisors. SGA meets every two weeks during alternating lunch periods.




SkillsUSA is a national non-profit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).

Skill and leadership competitions are important aspects of the SkillsUSA program. Regular club meetings are scheduled each month. Membership must be established prior to March in order to compete in the annual state and national competition.


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