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Chattahoochee Tech Honors Student Leadership Academy Graduates

Acworth, Ga. – April 16, 2021, A select group of Chattahoochee Tech students are better prepared to serve as effective workforce leaders upon graduating from the college’s 2021 Student Leadership Academy. The college honored these students in a ceremony held Friday, April 16, at the North Metro Campus.
The Student Leadership Academy is an annual, semester-long program at Chattahoochee Tech in which students participate in training sessions led by local business leaders. These students also have the opportunity to be mentored by top-level administrators from the college. Drew Tutton of Open Roads Complete RV sponsored the 2021 Student Leadership Academy and led one of the training sessions. Business leaders who also guided sessions included Darion Dunn of Atlantica Properties, Jim Larson of Yancey Bros. Co, and Jason Sleeman of United Community Bank.

Chatt Tech Student Leadership Academy 2021The Chattahoochee Tech Student 2021 Leadership Academy graduates are pictured here with Board of Trustees Vice Chair Rick Kollhoff, back row on the left, and sponsor Drew Tutton of Open Roads Complete RV, back row on the right.

In order to participate in the Student Leadership Academy, students completed a comprehensive application process that included an interview and meet GPA requirements, along with demonstrating participation in community or work-related leadership activities. The 2021 Student Leadership Academy graduates and their programs of study are:

  • Hannah Becker, Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Ahlan Filstrup, High School Dual Enrollment Student
  • Austin Haley, Marketing Management
  • Nicole Layne, Health Care Science
  • Jalan Mcclendon, Criminal Justice
  • Angela Papaleoni, Criminal Justice
  • Regina Pastorino, Business Management
  • Taleah Piehl, Interdisciplinary Studies/Health Track
  • Heather Thomas, Early Childhood Care & Education
  • Tvonia Thomas, Interdisciplinary Studies/Business Track
  • Lillian Tyre, Interdisciplinary Studies/Health Track

About Chattahoochee Technical College:
Chattahoochee Technical College awards certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees in more than 40 programs of study for students to become highly skilled professionals in some of the nation’s fastest-growing, high-demand career fields. A Unit of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), Chattahoochee Tech is the largest technical college in the state with eight campus locations serving the counties of Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Gilmer, Paulding, and Pickens. The college also offers customized workforce training, continuing education classes, and adult education programs that include free GED and HiSET preparation. More information is available at www.ChattahoocheeTech.edu.Rick Nicole Drew SLA 21 l-r, are Board of Trustees Vice Chair Rick Kollhoff, student essay contest winner Nicole Layne, and Student Leadership Academy sponsor Drew Tutton of Open Roads Complete RV.