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Albany Technical College Foundation to “Roast” Dr. John Culbreath on Friday

March 15, 2012 - On Friday evening, March 16, 2012, at 7 p.m., the Albany Technical College Foundation will be holding their annual Roast in the Kirkland Conference Center on the college campus. This year, the College will be “roasting” retired educator and former Dougherty County School Superintendent, Dr. John Culbreath. A silent auction will also be held in the Conference Center atrium beginning at 6 p.m.

Throughout his career, Dr. Culbreath has been a teacher, an assistant principal, and an assistant and associate superintendent. He retired in June 2001 after serving for six years as the superintendent of the Dougherty County School System. He has been named “Administrator of the Year” by the Georgia Association of Education Office Personnel, “School and Community Leader of the Year” by the Georgia School Public Relations Association, and “Man of the Year” by the local March of Dimes, just to name a few.

Dr. Culbreath has been awarded the Excellence in Educational Leadership Award by the University Council for Educational Administration and is the recipient of the Albany Rotary Club Four-Way Test Award. Recently, the Georgia Association of Education Leaders (GAEL) awarded him the H.M. Fullbright Distinguished Service Award at its 2007 summer conference. Gamma Omicron Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. named Culbreath Alpha Man of the Year for 2007 and he is the recipient of the Ed Freeman Leadership Award from Leadership Albany, Inc.

A native of Monroe, Georgia, Dr. Culbreath received his bachelor of arts degree in French from Albany State University, his master’s degree in Administration and Supervision from Georgia State University, and his Doctor of Education degree from the University of Georgia.

Roasters for the evening include: Kenneth Cutts, District Director, Albany Office, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.; Dr. John I. Davis, Principal, South Georgia Regional Achievement Center; Dr. Kimberly Fields, SPED Coordinator and Assistant Professor, College of Education, Albany State University; Dr. Wilburn Campbell, Retired Dean, College of Education, Albany State University; and Dr. Anthony O. Parker, President of Albany Technical College.

The Albany Tech Foundation, Inc. holds two major fundraisers each year – a golf tournament in the fall and the Roast in the spring. The funds raised through these events go towards foundation and other college programs and activities.

The next Foundation fundraiser will be a golf tourney held in October. More details forthcoming.


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