President Dr. Jermaine Whirl of Augusta Technical College (left) and President Kimberly Ballard-Washington, J.D. of Savannah State University (right) 

SAVANNAH – President Ballard-Washington has been consistently active in building the future of Savannah State. On October 27, 2021, President Ballard-Washington met with President Jermaine Whirl of Augusta Technical College to officially sign the new Institutional Articulation Agreement that will be beneficial for the students of Augusta Technical College. The signing ceremony was held at 9 a.m. in the Science and Technology Center at Savannah State University.

The agreement allows students of Augusta Technical College to finish their electronics engineering technology degree at Savannah State University. This will boost the collaboration between Savannah State and Augusta Technical College to support students in the field of electronic engineering. 

Kimberly Ballard-Washington, president of Savannah State University, made a statement,“There is a big demand for graduates of electronics engineering technology programs. Partnering with Augusta Technical College creates a steady pipeline of students who have the requisite talent and skills to be successful in SSU’s electronic engineering program, which aids in the ultimate goal of preparing a skilled and educated workforce. I thank Augusta Tech’s president, Dr. Whirl, for a collaboration that will benefit our students by setting them on a path to high-paying careers in the electronics engineering technology field.” 

From Augusta Technical College President Jermaine Whirl, “Augusta Technical College is honored to partner with Savannah State University to provide an ABET-accredited engineering technology pathway for our associates degree students. Our ability to produce more STEM-related graduates over the next several decades is imperative for Georgia’s long-term success. “Thus, we thank Savannah State University for partnering with us to provide this exciting new transfer pathway.”

The agreement will go into effect at the beginning of the academic year of 2022-2023.

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