Foundation News

The mission of the Coastal Pines Technical College Foundation, Inc. (CPTC Foundation) is to further the mission and goals of Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) by providing financial and other essential support to fund emerging and existing academic initiatives and priorities.


The CPTC Foundation regularly receives donations from local stakeholders. Members of the Board of Trustees and the President of Coastal Pines Technical College, as well as other college faculty and staff accept donations on behalf of the CPTC Foundation.

Be Like Blue Memorial Scholarship Established

The Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Foundation received a donation on February 29, 2024, to establish a new memorial scholarship. The "Be like Blue" Scholarship was established with funds raised to memorialize the life of Bobby Blue Smith. Blue was a Ware County Firefighter who tragically passed away while protecting our community in June 2023. The memorial scholarship honors his dedication and commitment to service. Coastal Pines Technical College students must apply through...



Rayonier Makes Donation to the CPTC Forestry Program

The Rayonier Community Fund awarded the Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Foundation with a $2,000 donation. This donation will assist with supplies and other programmatic expenses for the CPTC Forestry Program. The CPTC Forestry Program is currently taught on the Waycross campus and the Basic Timber Harvesting certificate can be earned at Pierce, Appling, and Charlton County High Schools through the dual enrollment program. For more information on the CPTC Foundation or the Forestry...



Donation Received to Create New Terry Thomas Memorial Scholarship

The Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Foundation received a $20,000 donation from the Terry Thomas Foundation to create the new Terry Thomas Memorial Scholarship. This new scholarship will be used for Glynn County students who are attending Coastal Pines Technical College. The Terry Thomas Foundation, located in Glynn County on Sea Island, was established in 2004. Ms. Thomas passed away in 2011, but her Foundation continues to have a powerful impact on her community. Susan Goodhue,...



CPTC Foundation Purchases Scuba Immersion Suits for Commercial Fishing Program at Coastal Pines

The Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Foundation recently purchased Scuba Immersion suits for the Commercial Fisherman program for Dual Enrolled students in McIntosh County. This purchase was made possible through a donation from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources that has previously supported the Commercial Fishing program. Thanks to donors and supports like the Georgia DNR, Coastal Pines is able to continue to support the dual enrollment program at McIntosh County. For...



Green Diamond Resource Company Donates to CPTC Foundation

Green Diamond Resource Company recently donated $35,000 to the Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Foundation. These funds will be used to support the Forestry and Timber Harvesting programs at Coastal Pines to assist with expenses like student scholarships, programmatic supplies, fuel, as well as salary support for adjunct instructors for the Timber Harvesting program. Tuesday, January 16, 2024, Gordon Grizzle and Steve Smith from Green Diamond Resource Company visited the Waycross...



Georgia Power Foundation Donates to the CPTC Foundation

James Willis, Area Manager of Georgia Power presented a $10,000 check to the Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Foundation on Wednesday, December 20, 2023. These funds will be allocated to providing scholarships to students in need of financial assistance with tuition, fees, books, and other program related needs. The Foundation prides itself on being able to meet a student in that place of need and help push them toward their educational goals. “Georgia Power has been a strong...



Satilla REMC Donates to Coastal Pines Lineworker Program

On December 13, 2023, the Satilla REMC Foundation donated $20,000 to the Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Foundation. The donations are broken in to two separate donations. One $10,000 check will be used toward scholarships for the Electrical Lineworker Program to directly support the students and costs associated with the program, including tuition, books, and supplies. The second $10,000 donation was made to the general scholarship fund to assist any student at Coastal Pines who...



Students Honored at Charles Eames Travel Scholarship Luncheon

The CPTC Foundation hosted a luncheon on the Jesup Instructional Site for the Charles Eames Travel Scholarship on Wednesday, October 11, 2023. A total of 14 Travel Scholarships were awarded for the Fall Semester (not all awardees attended the luncheon) to students taking classes at the college. After the luncheon, Mr. Eames was presented with a plaque at the entrance of the Jesup Library to indicate the room naming. Earlier in the year, the CPTC Foundation announced the naming of the...



Golden Isles Student Receives Scholarship

Michele Acevedo, an Interdisciplinary Studies student in the Golden Isles campus recently received the Golden Isles ACT scholarship from the CPTC Foundation. CPTC Foundation Trustees Donna Gowen Poe and Woody Woodside presented the check to Michele. Golden Isles ACT scholarship funds are used to support students with tuition, fees, and supplies. The mission of the CPTC Foundation is to further the mission and goals of Coastal Pines Technical College by providing financial and other...



Jesup Campus Student Receives MORE Scholarship

Heather Magnotti, Associate of Science Nursing (ASN) student, on the Jesup Campus recently received a MORE Scholarship awarded by the Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Foundation for the fall semester. CPTC Foundation Trustee Miriam Murray presented the check to Heather. Ms. Murray is a longtime Trustee of the CPTC Foundation where she serves as the Secretary as well as a member of the MORE Committee that helped to raise these scholarship funds. The MORE Scholarship was created by a...



CPTC Foundation Sells Property to Former Graduates

The Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Foundation recently sold its George Street property to Waycross Heating and Cooling. This established Waycross business will soon be relocating its headquarters to George Street for its operations. Waycross Heating and Cooling has a unique tie to our college aside from purchasing the property from the Foundation. Jeffrey Wade, owner, and Jordan Cason, employee, are both former students at the college when it was Okefenokee Technical College...



Georgia DNR Donates to CPTC Foundation

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently donated to the Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Foundation. This $25,000 donation will be used for the scholarship and endowment program that was created in January of 2022 to invest in the next generation of Georgia’s commercial fishermen. Students who are entering into the college’s Basic Commercial Fisherman Program can qualify for financial assistance from this scholarship by the CPTC Foundation to cover expenses...