Albany Tech honors Mayor Willie Adams

Mayor Willie Adams receives a framed picture showcasing some of his achievements as mayor. / Wendy Howell

Albany Technical College held a luncheon today to honor Mayor Willie Adams.

Albany Technical College held a luncheon today, in the Kirkland Conference Center, to honor Mayor Willie Adams as a "Friend of the College." While in office, Mayor Adams has been instrumental in helping Albany Technical College with several initiatives to help the college be more successful. Today, the college's president and senior management team, deans, board and foundation members will present him with the "Friend of the College" award, as well as a commemorative framed photo collage to highlight some of the events he shared with Albany Tech while serving as Mayor of the City of Albany.

"With Dr. Adams support, Albany Tech has been able to secure SPLOST funding for the relocation of Lowe Road, as well as a pedestrian bridge across Slappey Boulevard," said Dr. Anthony Parker, President of Albany Technical College. "Our Law Enforcement Technology program has been able to secure an out of service police cruiser and our Fire Science Technology program has become nationally accredited and is the training agency for the Albany
Fire Department," said Dr. Parker. "Besides doing all he could to see that Albany is recognized as a college town, Dr. Adams is the education mayor for both K-12 and higher education. He has gone out of his way to seek state and federal funding for the college and our community. He will always be appreciated by the Albany Tech family."