On Thursday, Dec. 8, Atlanta Technical College and President Alvetta Peterman Thomas presented Progress & Priorities: A Gobal Community Celebrating the Holiday Season. The theme was Ready for the World, preparing students for the world in 2012. ATC’s enrollment has increased 33.4 percent since 2006.

Honorees included Dreem Penn, Atlanta Technical College graduate and 2011 Instructor of the Year; and Rachel Young, 2011 Student of the Year. Music was provided by pianist Kenny Banks.

Riverdale Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon, Atlanta Councilman Michael Julian Bond and state Sen. Vincent Fort were also in attendance.