Southeastern Technical College (STC) alum, Michelle Smith Lank, is among The Technical College System of Georgia's (TCSG) individuals named Alumni of the Year. This prestigious honor celebrates the remarkable achievements and contributions of alumni to their communities and the industries they serve.
“Our Alumni of the Year exemplifies the incredible talent that emerges from our technical colleges,” said TCSG Commissioner, Greg Dozier. “They are living proof of the transformative power of technical education and serve as role models for current and future students. We are immensely proud of their achievements.”
The Alumni of the Year recognition not only acknowledges the accomplishments of these individuals, but also highlights the invaluable role that TCSG plays in providing high-quality education and training that prepares graduates to excel in their chosen professions. These honorees represent a diverse range of careers and industries, from healthcare and business to information technology and public service.
The Alumni of the Year honorees have been selected based on their exceptional contributions to the following areas:
• Professional Excellence: Demonstrated outstanding performance and leadership in their respective fields.
• Community Engagement: Made a positive impact on their communities through volunteer work, leadership roles, or community service.
• Advocacy for Technical Education: Supported and promoted the value of technical education and its role in workforce development.
• Career Success: Achieved notable career milestones and success in their chosen professions.
Michelle Smith Lank, Early Childhood Care & Education graduate of Southeastern Technical College, now own and operates Kids World Learning Center of Statesboro, Georgia.
The accomplishments of these alumni highlight the success stories that are born out of TCSG’s commitment to providing affordable, accessible, and high-quality technical education in Georgia. As TCSG and STC continue the mission to prepare students for careers in various industries, the achievements of these distinguished alumni serve as a testament to the systems' impact on Georgia’s workforce and economy.