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SGT celebrates 65 years

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AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

South Georgia Technical College marked 65 years of service today, with their "Achieving Dreams for 65 years" celebration.

The school held a ribbon cutting and dedication of one of the original World War II aviation hangars that is now the college's new Energy and Transportation Center. The center will be of great assistance to the school's motorcross program and will also house an engineering program in coordination with some 4-year universities.

The celebration is just a testament to the development of the school over time.

"It was started 65 years ago as a vocational institute and that's its grown today to what it is here in south Georgia," said Georgia Technical College Commissioner Ron Jackson. "It's just a great day."

Today's keynote speaker was Flight Lieutenant William Eames, who used the grounds at the school to get his aviation training during World War II. When the school began, it used buildings and property that were developed to train aviators in the first World Wars.

"Back to WWI and WWII, if weren't for these grounds and what training that took place as a flight training base, that protected our freedom, you and I might not be talking here today," South Georgia Tech president Sparky Reeves.

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