News Release: Moultrie Technical College
MOULTRIE, GA. Moultrie Technical College’s students, faculty and staff members will commemorate the school’s 50th Anniversary year by burying a time capsule on the pond-side lawn of the Moultrie Veterans Parkway Campus on Tuesday, April 8.
Moultrie Tech opened its doors in the fall of 1964 to 40 students, a staff of nine, and five programs of study including automotive mechanics, diesel mechanics, machine shop, drafting and design technology, and electronics on the original college campus on Industrial Drive in Moultrie.
Today, MTC serves more than 2,000 students with over 300 full and part-time employees in Colquitt, Tift, Turner and Worth counties in over 140 certificate, diploma and associate degree programs. In addition, Moultrie Tech has expanded to offer adult education and GED® test preparation classes as well as customized and continuing education training through the Economic Development division.
To celebrate the college’s accomplishments over the past 50 years, the faculty, staff and students will gather beginning at noon on April 8 for a picnic and to deliver their contributions to the time capsule. Each of 30 overall programs will submit something that exemplifies the workforce training received in their classes as of the year 2014 in addition to a printed description of the item’s current importance to their training.
The MTC Student Affairs and Admissions offices, as well as the library, the Adult Education division, and the Economic Development/Continuing Education division, will also present an item for the capsule.
The time capsule burial ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m. on the lawn with a welcome from MTC’s Acting President Jim Glass. A student representative from each of the 30 program areas will be called upon to place their program’s commemorative item in the capsule.
Acting President Glass, MTC’s Student Leadership Council President Anna Odom, 2014 GOAL Student of the Year Julie McDonald, and 2014 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year Tamara Gray will assist with lowering the capsule into the ground before ceremonially burying it.
The burial site will be preserved with a 20-inch diameter cast aluminum plaque of the college’s 50th Anniversary seal molded in concrete. The memorial seal will remind future generations at Moultrie Tech to open the time capsule upon the college’s 100th Anniversary in the year 2064.
The general public is invited to join the faculty, staff and students at 1:00 p.m. for the time capsule ceremony which will conclude by 1:30 p.m.