b'GIVING WORK A GOOD NAMEWiregrass Tech President Retire s P I H S R E D A E L T ina Anderson has traded in her hectic schedule as president of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College for a more relaxed, unscheduled life of retirement. Before her tenure as president concluded on April 29, she wrote the song Giving Work a Good Name to pay honor to technical workers that keep Americas economy moving. Serving as Wiregrass Techs unofficial anthem, the chorus sums it up:We are the new collar, were on the frontline;Bringing home the big dollars, putting in our time;Were small-town scholars giving work a good name; thats our claim to fame. The lyrics not only represent the tireless efforts of the technical workforce but are also a glimpse into Andersons professional drive to give work a good name. Our mission is workforce development, says Anderson, who served as president of Wiregrass for eight years. Every day, we get up and come to work with the thoughts: How are we training people? How are we educating students to go into businesses and fulfill the jobs that they need? Andersons career in technical education began in 1995 as director of the Career Resource Center at Middle Georgia College. She then moved quickly up the ranks serving as vice president of student services and vice president of instruction. In 2003, she was named president at Moultrie Technical College.22 SG MAGAZINE | SPRING 2021 PHOTO BY JAVON LONGIELIERE BUSINESS + CULTURE 23'