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Congressman Johnson announces 2014 winners of CBCF scholarships

Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced the winners of the 2014 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Spouses Education Scholarships. The five winners hail from across the Fourth Congressional Dis


GPTC welcomes Teddy Riley for grand opening


Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) will welcome Grammy Award winning producer, writer and musician Teddy Riley to help cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the college’s new Design Media Production Technology Studio.


The grand opening will be on Thursday, July 24, 4 – 6 p.m., at the college’s DeKalb campus. The state-of-the-art production studio and mac lab will train students in the growing field of 3-D animation, Graphic Design, Web Interface, Motion Graphics, TV Production and Digital Music Production.


“Georgia Piedmont Technical College continues to be on the cutting edge of academic programs that meet the workforce needs of our region,” said Dr. Jabari Simama, president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College. “With Georgia being among the top five states in the nation for film and television production, graduates from this program will be qualified to work in this growing media industry.”


Dr. Simama said this program emphasizes hands-on production in specialized areas of new and emerging media. Students will learn how to animate objects using specialized computer software, design graphics for web-based programs, proper techniques for videography, editing, lighting and camera work.


President of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Chris Clark, is expected to attend. RSVP is required. For more information, call 404-297-9522.

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