ALBANY, GA – Albany Technical College will hold a Work Ethics Special Recognition Program on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, beginning at 11 a.m. in the Logistics Education Center Auditorium. This is the first of what the college hopes to hold in honor of these students each semester of the academic year.


As part of the technical education criteria, Albany Tech students are required to excel in Work Ethics as part of the grade they receive for each academic course. Those work ethics include appearance, attendance, attitude, character, communication, cooperation, organizational skills, productivity, respect and teamwork. Almost 70 students will be recognized at the ceremony Tuesday.

Keynote speaker for the ceremony will be Chris Tipper, Program Management Division Engineering Supervisor for the Marine Depot Maintenance Command in Albany. Serving as an industrial and systems engineer who supervises the engineering efforts within the Program Management Division, Tipper is responsible for rapid prototyping, product design, and process development to support the production plant and its customers. His team has been responsible for design of such items as the Albany mine rollers, SOCOM gunner’s shield, and Mobile Trauma Bay.

A native of Tifton Georgia, Tipper is a graduate of Worth County Comprehensive High School. He attended Middle Georgia College and later, the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he graduated with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering.