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ATC Holds Fall 2013 National Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremony

November 12, 2013- Albany, Ga.--  Albany Technical College will hold their annual fall National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) induction ceremony on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, beginning at 6pm, in the Kirkland Conference Center.

NTHS is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement and technical education. The organization also offers scholarships every year to its members.

Keynote speaker for the ceremony will be Virginia Parker, Albany Technical College Board of Directors Chairperson. Parker is a retired Human Resources Director for Mars Chocolate, North America in Albany. She was responsible for leading the Albany site's human resources operations, including recruitment and retention, associate development and relations, organizational development, leadership and management coaching, and external relations.

Parker roots for technical adult learning run deep. In her training role at Mars Albany, she partnered with Albany Tech to establish an onsite program allowing associates to take courses preparing them for their GED without leaving work. During that time, she was also an active member of Literacy Volunteers of America. Parker received her bachelor's degree in Business Education from Albany State University.

Sixteen Albany Tech students will be inducted at tonight's ceremony. Students eligible for induction into the NTHS must be enrolled at Albany Tech; must have completed two consecutive quarters of coursework, a minimum of 24 credit hours; must have at least a 3.5 GPA overall and must have made no lower than a B on any course exam. Eligible students must also exemplify the personal qualities of an honor student: safety conscious; working well with others; dependable; trustworthy; responsible; honest; takes pride in work; exhibits good citizenship; and makes a neat and clean appearance. In addition, the student must be recommended by his/her advisor and must maintain the required grade average to remain a member of NTHS.

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