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Coastal Pines Swears in New Police Chief

Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) recently hired and swore in a new Campus Police Chief, Ethan Johnson. Lonnie Roberts performed the swearing-in ceremony on the Waycross Campus. Ethan began his career in law enforcement by enrolling in the criminal justice program at South Georgia Technical College. After graduation, he enrolled in the police academy at South Georgia Technical College’s campus. Upon graduation, he was employed by Georgia Southwestern State University’s Department...



Weather Alert! Tropical Storm Elsa Update

Due to the threat of severe weather from Tropical Storm Elsa, please read below for detailed information on campus closures: All CPTC campuses will be closed beginning at 1 pm on Wednesday, July 7th. The College will resume normal business operations on Thursday, July 8th. Classes are not meeting this week due to the July 4th holiday. Please continue to monitor campus emails, emergency text alerts, and the website home page for further potential updates on the reopening of...



Rayonier Advanced Materials of Jesup Donates to the CPTC Foundation

Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Foundation recently received a $1,000 donation from Rayonier Advanced Materials. Kellie Shanklin, Manager of Office and Public Relations presented the check to Executive Director of College Advancement, Stephanie Roberts, on the Jesup campus. Rayonier Advanced Materials is located in Jesup and is a long-time community partner of the college. Through donations like these, the CPTC Foundation is able to provide scholarship funds to students in need of...



Coastal Pines Welding Student Wins Nationwide Welding Competition

Recently, David Campbell, a Welding student on the Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Jesup campus entered and won a virtual welding competition hosted by Weld.com. David is a second-semester welding student taught by instructor Shane Dowling. Weld.com held their first-ever, virtual welding competition where both students and professional welders could submit a weld sample to be judged by Chris King, Director of Skilled Training at Campbellsville University in Kentucky, and Certified...



Coastal Pines Announces Free Application Week for Fall Semester

Coastal Pines Technical College will be hosting Free Application Week July 24-30th. This event will be held on each of the seven campus locations (Alma, Baxley, Hazlehurst, Jesup, Camden, Golden Isles and Waycross) as well as online at www.coastalpines.edu. Students applying for the Fall 2021 Semester can have their $25 application fee waived at any point during the week of July 24th- 30th. This event is sponsored the Terry Thomas Foundation and the CPTC Foundation. The Fall 2021 Semester...



Students Receive Charles Eames Travel Scholarship at Coastal Pines

On Monday, June 22, 2021, the Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Foundation hosted the Charles Eames Travel Fund Scholarship Luncheon on the College's Jesup Campus. This semester, the Foundation recognized eleven students who were chosen to receive a scholarship. Through the generous support of Mr. Eames, the Foundation was able to award over $1,800 in funds to these deserving students. “The CPTC Foundation is truly thankful for the support of friends such as Mr. Charles Eames. The...



Coastal Pines Directors and Foundation Hold Joint Meeting

On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, the Local Board of Directors and the CPTC Foundation Trustees held a joint meeting on June 9th. The meeting was held at the Westin on Jekyll Island, which is located in CPTC’s service delivery area. Also in attendance were the College’s Executive Leadership Team, Mr. Dan Lingenfelter, Vice President of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Foundation Board, the 2021 GOAL (Georgia’s Occupational Award of Leadership) winning student, Evan Edge, and...



Terry Thomas Foundation Makes Generous Donation to Coastal Pines

The Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Foundation recently received a $10,000 grant from the Terry Thomas Foundation. The Terry Thomas Foundation was established in 2004 and is located in Glynn County on Sea Island. Ms. Thomas passed away in 2011, but her Foundation continues to have a powerful impact on her community. This grant will be used to help sponsor Free Application Day at Coastal Pines. Prospective students typically pay a $25 application fee for admission to the College,...



Coastal Pines Implements First Ever CAT Simulator Into Timber Harvesting Operations Program

Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) is now the first and only educational institution in the state of Georgia to own a Cat Simulator to help assist in training students. The Cat Simulator training provides a safe, hands-on experience for learners. Each simulator teaches heavy equipment operations using the same OEM controls and machine applications as found on real-world worksites. Cat® Simulators are the only Caterpillar-licensed simulators on the market. The CPTC Timber Harvesting...



2021 GOAL and Rick Perkins Award Winners Chosen for Coastal Pines Technical College

Congratulations are in order for the 2021 GOAL and Rick Perkins Award winners for Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC). Evan Edge, a Waycross resident was selected as 2021 GOAL (Georgia’s Occupational Award of Leadership) Winner for Coastal Pines Technical College. Evan is a student in the Radiologic Technology program in Waycross and will graduate in December 2021. After graduating from CPTC, Evan is interested in furthering his education within the career of Imaging into other...



Okefenoke REMC Donates to the Coastal Pines Technical College Foundation

Okefenoke Rural Electric Membership Corporation (OREMC) recently donated to the Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Foundation. Dewayne Johns of OREMC made the $7,000check presentation at the CPTC Foundation quarterly meeting on March 3rd, 2021 to Lonnie Roberts, CPTC President and Larry Paulk, CPTC Board of Trustees Chairman. These scholarship monies are available to students in all programs, with special funding allocated to the Electrical Lineworker Program for costs associated with...



First Cindy Tanner Memorial Scholarship Recipients Awarded Scholarships

Three students qualified to receive the first distribution of the Cindy Tanner Memorial Scholarship that was set up by her family for the Spring 2021 Semester. Ethan Lewis, Welding and Joining Technology Student on the Hazlehurst Site, Shonterria Thomas, Practical Nursing student on the Waycross Campus, and Vernonstine Harris, Practical Nursing student on the Waycross campus were the recipients of the scholarship. Cindy Tanner was the former Vice President of Institutional Advancement for...