September 19, 2021
Atlanta Technical College (ATC) and Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC) teamed up on Sunday, September 19, 2021, for their inaugural “Two Colleges, One Community” 5K Fun Run/Walk to benefit student scholarships.
Dr. Victoria Seals, President of Atlanta Tech and Dr. Georj Lewis, President of AMSC, kicked off the race in the rain by addressing the 96 participants. Dr. Seals thanked the participants for braving the rain and expressed her gratitude for the colleges’ collaboration and for the community’s support of the students at both institutions. Dr. Lewis expressed his appreciation for the runners supporting the students in “the corridor of opportunity”.
“When ATC and AMSC work together, only good things happen. We are extremely excited to partner with AMSC once again,” said ATC President Dr. Victoria Seals. “When we work as one college community, we can accomplish anything. This 5K Fun Run/Walk is proof that when we collaborate with our neighbors to create an environment of learning and inclusivity in the Metro Atlanta area, our community steps up to support our students.”
Participants included students, faculty, staff, family members, recruits from the Atlanta Police Academy who are being trained at AMSC, both presidents, members of both senior leadership teams, and board members, including 81-year old John DeVeer, ATC Foundation Board member and past Bridge Builder President’s Award recipient. First-aid stations were manned by Emergency Medical Response students from ATC, led by program chair Mr. Corbett Davis.
A great time was had by all, even in the rain, and participants are looking forward to next year’s event!