Electrical Contractors Donate to Wiregrass | Local News

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta-Lowndes County Electrical Contractors Association has donated $4,421.64 to Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.

The donation will be used for general support of electrical programs, college officials said in a statement.

Thomas Stalvey, CEO Emeritus of Ace Electric, and Thomas Ley, Vice President of Cowart Electric, presented the check to the Wiregrass Foundation. The donation was made in the name of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Electrical Contractors Association in memory of Ronald Cowart, founder of Cowart Electric, college officials said.

The association dissolves after almost 20 years. Cowart was instrumental in organizing the Electrical Contractors Group, existing members felt it was only appropriate to donate the organization’s treasurer’s balance in his honor, officials said. college.

Stalvey said he graduated in 1968 from the first electrical program at Valdosta Technical Institute, now called Wiregrass Tech.

“We appreciate what this college and this program is doing for the industry here at South Georgia,” Stalvey said. “We are in an ever-changing world with the electrical industry and want to use this donation as an investment for future employees as they receive training and education at Wiregrass.”

Wiregrass President DeAnnia Clements said the college values ​​its partners.

“This is truly an investment in Wiregrass students in this program that will continue to provide training and education resources with the latest technology so our graduates can be productive employees,” she said. declared.

Ley is also an alumnus of the industrial electricity program.

If a person or company would like to support students through scholarships, contact Crissy Staley, Executive Director of Fundraising. She can be reached at [email protected] or by calling (229) 333-2124.

Wiregrass is accepting new students for Spring Express Term courses. Students can enroll in basic and/or online courses. Classes begin February 17. Visit www.wiregrass.edu to learn more.

Patricia D. Rutt