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Dr. Alvetta P. Thomas receives award from UGA Graduate School

Photo Courtesy Dr. Alvetta Thomas

Recently, University of Georgia Athens Graduate School Dean Suzanne Barbour and provost Pam Whitten honored Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, president of Atlanta Technical College. She was awarded the 2016 Graduate School Alumni of Distinction Award.

The recipient receiving this award has achieved exceptional success in their professional careers and service to the community. They have been recognized in their professional fields at the regional, national and the international levels.

Dr. Thomas has proven her achievement by publications and awards. She has served as a mentor, role model and contributed to local and global communities.

Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas stated, “I was honored and humbled to be one of eight persons chosen for this recognition.”

Also, honored at the event was James W. Andrews Jr., Scientist at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanograhy; Martin D. Chitwood, Senior Partner at Chitwood Harley Harnes LLP; Ariel Deutch, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavorial Science at Vanderbilt School of Medicine; James K. Farr, Principal Scientist in the Office of Response and Restoration, Environmental Response Division; R. Steve McCallum, Professor of School of Psychology at the University of Tennessee; A. Allen Seals, Clinical and Interventional Cardiologist at Baker and Gilmour Cardiovascular Institute; Mary Salmon Walker, Environmental Consultant, previously was Assistant director and COO for the Georgia Environmental Protection Division in the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Each of the honoree’s achievements exemplify the University of Georgia’s, mission “to teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things.”

Atlanta Technical College has received many high achievements over the year. They were named College of the Year in 2012. Most recently, Atlanta Technical College has been ranked one of the best in the nation for their online courses and programs.

For more information on Atlanta Technical College and its 150 programs, visit

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