Marietta, GA, United States

Southern Polytechnic State University

www.spsu.edu
Marietta, GA, United States

Southern Polytechnic State University was a public, co-educational, state university in Marietta, Georgia, United States approximately 20 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta. It was part of the University System of Georgia and called itself "Georgia's Technology University."The university was established in 1948 as The Technical Institute in Chamblee, Georgia. The first classes were held with 116 students. It was renamed the Southern Technical Institute in 1949 and moved to its present campus in Marietta, Georgia in 1962. It went through another name change in 1987 and became the Southern College of Technology. In the summer of 1996, the university adopted its current name. It is one among a small group of polytechnic universities in the United States that tend to be primarily devoted to the instruction of technical arts and applied science.On November 1, 2013, plans were announced to consolidate Southern Polytechnic into nearby Kennesaw State University. On January 6, 2015, the Georgia Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the consolidation of Southern Poly and Kennesaw State. Wikipedia.


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News Article | May 12, 2017
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Receive press releases from RA-LIN and Associates, Inc.: By Email Derek Smith, Vice President, and Brian Fritts, Operations Manager, have been tapped to lead a new Education Division at RA-LIN and Associates which will leverage the firm’s deep experience in the secondary school and higher education facility construction market throughout the Southeast. Carrollton, GA, May 12, 2017 --( Smith is a 1992 Graduate of The Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. He has 24 years of construction industry experience and has been at RA-LIN for 13 of those years. His experience in successfully completing large, multi-building educational campus projects includes the 406,000 SF, $58 million New Manchester High School in Douglas County, Georgia, and the 270,000 SF pre-K through 8th grade school in Metter, Chandler County, Georgia among many others. Fritts, a 16-year RA-LIN veteran, holds a BS in Construction Management from Southern Polytechnic State University. His most recent educational facility project is the occupied school campus replacement of the 177,482 SF, $32 million Coosa High School in Rome, Georgia. Current projects include the new 200,884 SF, $49 million Spencer High School joint venture project in Columbus, GA. The construction phasing and logistics planning required to safely execute projects of this scale, while students are present, is a proven skill of RA-LIN operations. The company is renowned for its safety track record of phased building, demolition and on-time completion while students and faculty continue to occupy a campus. “We have an exceptional position in the educational building marketplace," said Ben Garrett, president of RA-LIN. It is very possible that we have successfully completed more educational buildings and facilities than any other contractor in Georgia since we began to focus on that marketplace in the 1990’s. The total is now over 135 educational projects with most built under a construction manager at risk contract where we guarantee a maximum price before actual construction starts. There are many processes that we have developed to help us advise school officials on the optimum size and material usage in a variety of applications. We can often save money and provide more building or amenities than originally planned. “Derek and Brian will concentrate on new educational projects and build on our considerable strengths in this market. About 90% of our customers have hired us more than once, so the Educational Division will be charged with maintaining and expanding that record,” Garrett added. Based in Carrollton, Georgia, RA-LIN is a 44-year-old construction management and general contracting company that is licensed in eight southeastern states. The company maintains a large and professional pre-construction staff, a group of experienced project managers and field superintendents and a company of skilled carpenters and masonry personnel to help expedite projects when needed. Carrollton, GA, May 12, 2017 --( PR.com )-- RA-LIN and Associates, a leader in the construction of educational facilities throughout the Southeast, has formed a specialized unit to concentrate on the firm’s deep experience in the secondary school and higher education marketplace. The new division will be led by RA-LIN veterans Derek Smith as Vice President and Brian Fritts as operations manager.Smith is a 1992 Graduate of The Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. He has 24 years of construction industry experience and has been at RA-LIN for 13 of those years. His experience in successfully completing large, multi-building educational campus projects includes the 406,000 SF, $58 million New Manchester High School in Douglas County, Georgia, and the 270,000 SF pre-K through 8th grade school in Metter, Chandler County, Georgia among many others.Fritts, a 16-year RA-LIN veteran, holds a BS in Construction Management from Southern Polytechnic State University. His most recent educational facility project is the occupied school campus replacement of the 177,482 SF, $32 million Coosa High School in Rome, Georgia. Current projects include the new 200,884 SF, $49 million Spencer High School joint venture project in Columbus, GA. The construction phasing and logistics planning required to safely execute projects of this scale, while students are present, is a proven skill of RA-LIN operations. The company is renowned for its safety track record of phased building, demolition and on-time completion while students and faculty continue to occupy a campus.“We have an exceptional position in the educational building marketplace," said Ben Garrett, president of RA-LIN. It is very possible that we have successfully completed more educational buildings and facilities than any other contractor in Georgia since we began to focus on that marketplace in the 1990’s. The total is now over 135 educational projects with most built under a construction manager at risk contract where we guarantee a maximum price before actual construction starts. There are many processes that we have developed to help us advise school officials on the optimum size and material usage in a variety of applications. We can often save money and provide more building or amenities than originally planned.“Derek and Brian will concentrate on new educational projects and build on our considerable strengths in this market. About 90% of our customers have hired us more than once, so the Educational Division will be charged with maintaining and expanding that record,” Garrett added.Based in Carrollton, Georgia, RA-LIN is a 44-year-old construction management and general contracting company that is licensed in eight southeastern states. The company maintains a large and professional pre-construction staff, a group of experienced project managers and field superintendents and a company of skilled carpenters and masonry personnel to help expedite projects when needed. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from RA-LIN and Associates, Inc.


News Article | November 17, 2016
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Leading online higher education resource center AffordableCollegesOnline.org has released it’s ranking of the Best Online Vocational & Trade Schools for 2016-2017. Lists include the top 100 schools offering trade or vocational training programs online, with Washburn University, University of Southern Mississippi, Siena Heights University, Weber State University and Fort Hays State University earning the highest scores in the four-year school category and East Mississippi Community College, San Juan College, Hutchinson Community College, New Mexico Junior College and Tulsa Community College earning the highest scores in the two-year school category. "Trade and vocational programs are making more of an impact when it comes to online education than ever before,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "Although many trades require hands-on training, the schools on our lists are giving students more flexibility by offering vocational learning programs online.” Schools are evaluated on a variety of cost and quality standards to determine their position on the Best Online Vocational & Trade Schools list by AffordableCollegesOnline.org. Each is required to meet specific base standards; all institutions must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities and must offer in-state tuition below $5,000 per year at two-year schools or $25,000 per year at four-year schools. Eligible institutions are divided by whether they are two-year or four-year schools, weighed on factors such as financial aid offerings and online program variety, then scored against one another to determine rank. More information on the data points, methodology and specific scores given to each school on the Best Online Vocational & Trade Schools list can be found online at: Two-year schools receiving honors on the 2016-2017 Best Online Vocational & Trade Schools list: Atlanta Technical College Barton County Community College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Central Georgia Technical College Central Piedmont Community College Central Texas College Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Cowley County Community College Crowder College East Arkansas Community College East Mississippi Community College Edgecombe Community College Fayetteville Technical Community College Gateway Community and Technical College Georgia Piedmont Technical College Grayson College Great Falls College Montana State University Holmes Community College Hutchinson Community College Indian Hills Community College Itawamba Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Madisonville Community College Metropolitan Community College Moraine Park Technical College Navarro College New Mexico Junior College North Dakota State College of Science Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar Northwest Mississippi Community College Oconee Fall Line Technical College Ozarks Technical Community College Pamlico Community College Panola College Pitt Community College San Juan College Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Shoreline Community College Sinclair College Southwest Virginia Community College Spokane Community College State Fair Community College Surry Community College Tallahassee Community College Three Rivers Community College Tulsa Community College Tyler Junior College Volunteer State Community College Western Nebraska Community College Four-year schools receiving honors on the 2016-2017 Best Online Vocational & Trade Schools list: California State University - East Bay Central Washington University Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarkson College Clayton State University College of Southern Nevada East Carolina University East Tennessee State University Ferris State University Florida International University Fort Hays State University Granite State College Hampton University Hodges University Indiana State University Liberty University Morehead State University North Carolina Central University Northern Arizona University Northern State University Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Old Dominion University Oregon Institute of Technology Pennsylvania College of Technology Siena Heights University South Dakota State University Southern Polytechnic State University St. Petersburg College SUNY College of Technology at Canton The University of Alabama The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Tiffin University University of Cincinnati - Main Campus University of Louisiana at Monroe University of Massachusetts - Amherst University of Massachusetts - Lowell University of Michigan - Ann Arbor University of Mississippi University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Dakota University of Southern Mississippi Utah Valley University Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology Virginia Commonwealth University Washburn University Weber State University Western Carolina University Western Kentucky University Wichita State University William Woods University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.


News Article | November 16, 2016
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leader in higher education resources at AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org, has released the 2016-2017 list of Best Online Vocational Schools in the nation. Analyzing more than a dozen unique data points, the site scored and ranked schools offering vocational training programs online to determine the Best, with the following scoring highest: Washburn University, Weber State University, Siena Heights University, University of Southern Mississippi and Champlain College for four-year schools; East Mississippi Community College, Crowder College, Hutchinson Community College, State Fair Community College and Tulsa Community College for two-year schools. “Vocational occupations have been growing rapidly since 2000, with some industries showing much higher than average job growth projections through 2024,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “Schools on our list are seizing this opportunity, offering top-notch vocational training programs online to help more students prepare to work in fast-growing fields like construction management, medical assisting and other technical or health care positions.” The Community for Accredited Online Schools requires colleges to meet several qualifying standards before they can be considered for the Best Online Vocational Schools ranking. Each school must hold regional accreditation and be a public or private not-for-profit institutions. Schools are also required to provide students career placement services to be eligible. Comparing thousands of eligible programs nationwide, the site scores and ranks each based on statistics such as student-teacher ratios and graduation rates. A full description of the data and methodology used to score and rank the Best Online Vocational Schools, as well as a full list of programs with scores is published at: Top 50 Two-Year Schools recognized on the Best Online Vocational Programs listed alphabetically: Atlanta Technical College Barton County Community College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Bramson ORT College Central Georgia Technical College Central Piedmont Community College Central Texas College Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Collin College Columbus State Community College Crowder College East Mississippi Community College Fayetteville Technical Community College Gateway Community and Technical College Georgia Northwestern Technical College Georgia Piedmont Technical College Grayson College Great Falls College Montana State University Hutchinson Community College Indian Hills Community College Lakeshore Technical College Madisonville Community College Metropolitan Community College Minnesota State Community and Technical College Moraine Park Technical College New Mexico Junior College North Dakota State College of Science Northeast Iowa Community College - Calmar Ozarks Technical Community College Pamlico Community College Panola College Pitt Community College San Antonio College San Juan College Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Shoreline Community College Sinclair College Southwest Virginia Community College Southwestern Oregon Community College Spokane Community College St. Philip's College State Fair Community College Three Rivers Community College Tulsa Community College Tyler Junior College Volunteer State Community College Wallace State Community College - Hanceville West Kentucky Community and Technical College Western Nebraska Community College Westmoreland County Community College Top 50 Four-Year Schools recognized on the Best Online Vocational Programs listed alphabetically: Buena Vista University California State University - East Bay Champlain College Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clayton State University College of Southern Nevada East Carolina University Ferris State University Florida International University Fort Hays State University Granite State College Hampton University Hodges University Indiana State University Liberty University MCPHS University Misericordia University North Carolina Central University Northern Arizona University Northern State University Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Old Dominion University Oregon Institute of Technology Pennsylvania College of Technology Roger Williams University Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Siena Heights University South Dakota State University Southern Polytechnic State University St. Petersburg College SUNY College of Technology at Canton The University of Alabama The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Tiffin University University of Bridgeport University of Hartford University of Massachusetts - Amherst University of Massachusetts - Lowell University of Michigan - Ann Arbor University of Mississippi University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Dakota University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center University of Southern Mississippi Utah Valley University Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology Washburn University Weber State University Western Carolina University Western Kentucky University About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.


News Article | February 16, 2017
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“Restoration: A Story of Restoration from Desperation”: 12 essential life-skills that teach success through the will of God. “Restoration: A Story of Restoration from Desperation” is the creation of published author, Jim Draper, co-founder and managing member of JEC Development LLC and Broad Street Realty LLC. A husband, father, and grandfather, he is a resident of Bethlehem, Georgia with an Associates Degree in Civil Engineering from Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia. He is also a graduate of Logos Bible College and takes continuing education courses at Emory University at the Candler School of Theology. “As he began to restore me from a life of desperation, I was restoring an old barn to make a house for me to live, out of necessity. I learned that the principles are the same. You have to remove all the unusable material in a structure in order to replace them with good materials so your building will be solid and will last. It is the same with your life: you have to remove all the old habits and thoughts that keep you from being a whole and successful person.” – Jim Draper Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Jim Draper’s new book reveals how to succeed by giving oneself to God. What began as an effort to restore an old barn into a house became a journey of personal healing and spiritual growth. Through the author’s personal journey to salvation, he explores what spiritual restoration means. After thirty-three years of doing it his way, which ended in utter desperation, the author finally learned that God must be in control. After thirty-six years of never-ending success, he has been shown God’s ways are best. “Restoration: A Story of Restoration from Desperation,” Jim Draper shares the twelve life-skills he learned from the scripture. In applying them throughout his life, he has experienced the results they promise. The key is to apply them, not just know them. View a synopsis of “Restoration: A Story of Restoration from Desperation” on YouTube. Consumers can purchase “Restoration: A Story of Restoration from Desperation” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, Kobo or Barnes and Noble. For additional information or inquiries about “Restoration: A Story of Restoration from Desperation”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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