Sonny Perdue spent the afternoon at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College to proclaim it the 2010 Tech College of the Year.
More than 100 people graced the college lawn to hear speeches from local officials and Perdue's passion for technical education.
"It changes people's lives," said Perdue. He added, "The students who come here are looking for hope. They're optimistic about the future but they need a specific training."
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College was chosen from among 27 technical colleges in Georgia for this honor.