GPTC stu­dents award na­tional schol­ar­ships

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Five Ge­or­gia Pied­mont Tech­ni­cal Col­lege stu­dents are among 20 stu­dents, from across the U.S., re­cently awarded the Clif­ford H. “Ted” Rees Jr. Schol­ar­ship from the Air-Con­di­tion­ing, Heat­ing, and Re­frig­er­a­tion In­sti­tute — a na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tion of in­dus­try or­ga­ni­za­tions.

The fol­low­ing stu­dents, en­rolled in GPTC’s In­dus­trial and Oc­cu­pa­tional Tech­nolo­gies Di­vi­sion pro­grams, re­ceived AHRI schol­ar­ships:

Er­rol Davis Jr., Michael Lit­tles, Odelia Parsell, Camie Townes, Adolph Youmans, $2,000.

The In­sti­tute’s Clif­ford H. “Ted” Rees Jr. Schol­ar­ship was es­tab­lished to honor the legacy of Ted Rees, a former pres­i­dent of the Air-Con­di­tion­ing and Re­frig­er­a­tion In­sti­tute (ARI) — a pre­de­ces­sor or­ga­ni­za­tion to AHRI —for his ef­forts to en­cour­age heat­ing, $2,000; $2,000; $2,000; $1,500; ven­ti­la­tion, air con­di­tion­ing and re­frig­er­a­tion man­u­fac­tur­ers to pro­vide sup­port to strengthen vocational and tech­ni­cal school ed­u­ca­tion na­tion­wide. The schol­ar­ship of up to $2,000 is awarded to qual­i­fied stu­dents who are en­rolled in an HVACR pro­gram at an ac­cred­ited in­sti­tu­tion.

“We are ex­tremely proud of th­ese stu­dents, who in­di­vid­u­ally re­flect the wide spec­trum of aca­demic achiev­ers around the coun­try pur­su­ing their diplo­mas and de­grees in tech­ni­cal ed- uca­tion to­day,” said GPTC air con­di­tion­ing tech­nol­ogy fac­ulty mem­ber Jeryll McWhorter. “Hon­ors be­stowed upon our stu­dents by or­ga­ni­za­tions such as AHRI is just an­other in­di­ca­tion that tech­ni­cal ed­u­ca­tion works.”

Ge­or­gia Pied­mont Tech’s Di­vi­sion of In­dus­trial and Oc­cu­pa­tional Tech­nolo­gies HVACR pro­grams in­clude Air Con­di­tion­ing Tech­nol­ogy, Build­ing Au­to­ma­tion Sys­tems, Com­mer­cial Re­frig­er­a­tion, and the Green Tech­nolo­gies Academy.

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