West Georgia Technical College recognized 31 students for their academic excellence as they were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society July 7 on the LaGrange Campus.
“We are proud of the academic excellence these students have shown,” said West Georgia Technical College President Steve G. Daniel. “I am proud of each one of them and congratulate them on their success.”
Of the 108 students that received membership into the National Technical Honor Society, 31 students participated in the induction ceremony. The induction ceremony included the “lighting of the candles,” a tradition where a candle is lit representing the attributes of knowledge, skill, honesty, service, responsibility, scholarship, citizenship and leadership. The ceremony also included the pinning of inductees and ended with the National Technical Honor Society pledge.
To be considered for membership in the National Technical Honor Society, students must have a 3.66 GPA and be enrolled in a diploma, degree or degree core certificate program. Additional requirements include having a 2 or better in Work Ethics, involvement in school, church, or community organizations, the completion of 15 semester credit hours, and the student must be nominated by an instructor or adviser.
Upon graduation, members of the National Technical Honor Society receive three letters of recommendation from the national office to take with them on job interviews. In addition to this, members also have access to the National Technical Honor Society Online Career Center to aid in finding employment. Members also have $135,000 in scholarship opportunities, some of which are in conjunction with other student organizations at West Georgia Technical College.
West Georgia Technical College, with campuses in Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson and Troup counties, class sites in Heard and Meriwether counties, and a virtual learning campus, offers over 115 associate degree, diploma and technical certificate programs of study. A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, West Georgia Tech is the third largest of the state’s 24 technical colleges.