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Albany Tech Career Services Director Promoted to Associate Vice President

January 3, 2014- Albany, GA- Albany Technical College announces the promotion of current Career Services Director, Judy Jimmerson, to Associate Vice President of Career Services.

A native of Albany, Georgia, and a graduate of the Dougherty County School System, Jimmerson received her bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Albany State University School of Business and her master's degree in Management from Troy University.

Jimmerson began her career with Albany Tech in 2006 as the Director of Career Services. She holds over 13 years of dedicated service to the State of Georgia, including former employment with the Georgia Department of Labor, Albany Career Center, where she served as a Job Developer for the Albany Youth Opportunity Program, and later as an Employment Specialist for the Georgia DOL Vocational Rehabilitation Program where her focus was assisting persons with disabilities to find and maintain competitive employment.

In her position with Albany Tech, Jimmerson manages the College's first fully functional Career Development Center, which is also the only one of its kind in the Technical College System of Georgia. She was also instrumental in the development of Albany Tech's first online job search site for ATC students. Jimmerson holds strong collaborations and partnerships with many area employers in the Southwest Georgia region. She and her staff maintain a college job placement rate of 98 percent and oversee the mandatory Career Portfolio development process for ATC students.

The host of Albany Tech's Titan Career Network, which is designed to inform the community of the opportunities and benefits of matriculating at ATC, Jimmerson also facilitates career-related events and workshops for Albany Tech's students and graduates, and serves as Chairperson of Albany Tech's Loan Default Management committee. She is a certified Resume Writer and Global Career Facilitator.

"ATC is a leader in both graduation and placement and Mrs. Jimmerson allows us to place more emphasis on quality outcomes, especially as we continue to start with the end in mind," said Dr. Anthony O. Parker, President of Albany Tech.

An advocate of community service, Jimmerson currently serves as Treasurer for the Albany Area Employers Committee Executive Board. She is also an active member of the Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers, the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the National Career Development Association, the Advisory Council for the Dougherty County School System's Youth Apprenticeship Program, and a graduate of Dougherty Leadership Development Institute. Jimmerson holds a passion for helping others succeed.

"My goal is to provide services that increase the career competence of students at Albany Tech and equip them with the tools necessary to succeed in the real world workforce," said Jimmerson.

The daughter of Mitchell and Josephine Farrell, Jimmerson is married to Melvin and they have two daughters, Ashley and Andrea.

Jimmerson will officially begin her position effective January 1, 2014.

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Judy Jimmerson, Associate Vice President of Career Services,
Albany Technical College.

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