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Albany Tech Announces New Dean of Evening Operations

April 30, 2013- Albany, GA- Albany Technical College is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Dean of Evening Operations. Don Laye, currently the Chair of the Fire Science Technology program at Albany Tech, has been appointed and will take the helm on May 1, 2014.

Retiring as the City of Dawson Fire Chief in 2006 after 26 years of service to the citizens of Dawson and Terrell County, Laye has been employed by Albany Tech as the Department Chair/Instructor of the Fire Science Technology program for the past nine years. Laye received his bachelor's degree in Biology from Georgia Southwestern State University and his master's degree in Public Administration from Albany State University. He is an accrediting agent and test proctor for firefighter testing with National Professional Qualifications, Pro-Board Certification, Quincy, Massachusetts.

"I am thankful for this opportunity to serve the students and faculty/staff of Albany Technical College is this new capacity," said Laye. "The position will definitely be a change, but one that I have anticipated and well prepared to meet. I feel that past experience in a command position in the fire service, and my teaching experience at Albany Tech, has prepared me for the challenges ahead as Dean of Evening Operations."

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Mr. Don Laye, new Dean of Evening Operations at Albany Technical College.

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