Athens Technical College Celebrates Outstanding Alumni of the Year

Nov. 6, 2023

Athens Technical College Celebrates Outstanding Alumni of the Year

Athens Technical College selected Lori Anne Lord, owner of Promotional Marketing Services Inc., as its 2023 Outstanding Alumni of the Year.

A graduate of the respiratory therapy program, Lord is also a current member of the Athens Tech Foundation Board of Directors, where she serves as the fundraising chair. Before becoming a small business owner, Lori worked in the healthcare field in marketing and respiratory therapy.

Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) announced the recognition of 23 exceptional individuals as the Alumni of the Year from its affiliated colleges at the annual Leadership Conference in Savannah, Georgia. This prestigious honor celebrates the remarkable achievements and contributions of these alumni to their communities and the industries they serve.

“Our Alumni of the Year exemplifies the incredible talent that emerges from our technical colleges,” said TCSG Commissioner, Greg Dozier. “They are living proof of the transformative power of technical education and serve as role models for current and future students. We are immensely proud of their achievements.”

The Alumni of the Year recognition not only acknowledges the accomplishments of these individuals but also highlights the invaluable role that TCSG plays in providing high-quality education and training that prepares graduates to excel in their chosen professions. These honorees represent a diverse range of careers and industries, from healthcare and business to information technology and public service.

The Alumni of the Year honorees have been selected based on their exceptional contributions to the following areas:

  • Professional Excellence: Demonstrated outstanding performance and leadership in their respective fields.
  • Community Engagement: Made a positive impact on their communities through volunteer work, leadership roles, or community service.
  • Advocacy for Technical Education: Supported and promoted the value of technical education and its role in workforce development.
  • Career Success: Achieved notable career milestones and success in their chosen professions.

The accomplishments of these alumni highlight the success stories that are born out of TCSG’s commitment to providing affordable, accessible, and high-quality technical education in Georgia. As TCSG continues its mission to prepare students for careers in various industries, the achievements of these distinguished alumni serve as a testament to the system’s impact on Georgia’s workforce and economy.

Athens Technical College has served citizens since 1958 by providing quality educational programs in an 11-county service area. The college offers over 130 program specializations in business, health, technical, and manufacturing-related areas. Students attend on four campuses (Athens-Clarke, Elbert and Walton) and online plus career academies, adult learning centers,  and continuing education opportunities. To learn more visit

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