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ATC Holds Spring 2014 National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) Induction Ceremony

March 19, 2014- Albany, GA- Albany Technical College will hold their annual spring National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) induction ceremony on Thursday, March 20, 2014, 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 Dr. Shirley Armstrong, Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Albany Technical College. Dr. Armstrong has been a member of the Albany Tech family for over 30 years. She previously served as Dean of Academic Affairs for the Technology, Business and Public Services division at Albany Tech. Prior to this position she was the Clinical Coordinator for the Radiography Program and then Program Director for the Radiologic Technology program for Albany Tech. After graduating from Terrell County High School, Armstrong started her formal education at Wiregrass Technical College, formerly Valdosta Technical College in Valdosta, where she grew in the field of technical education and gained valuable training in the field of Radiography.

Dr. Armstrong's passion for technical adult education runs deep. A member of the American Technical Education Association, the Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists, and the Dougherty County Development Authority, Armstrong received her bachelor's and master's degree in Trade and Industrial Education from Valdosta State University, and completed her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Florida A&M University in the fall of 2013.

Armstrong believes that every student can learn, but it takes a great teacher to get the information across in a logical and comprehensible manner. She further believes that, students don't care how much a teacher knows until they know how much the teacher cares about them.

Her professional affiliations include: Dougherty County Rotary Club, United Way Education Impact Solution Team, Girl Scouts Women of Distinction Committee, Leadership Albany, Dougherty County Developmental Authority; as well as other professional societies, including Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologies. She has been a registered radiologic technologist for more than 35 years.

Ten Albany Tech students will be inducted at Thursday'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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