From a Marine to a student body president, and now the 2013 technical college student ambassador, Aamire Greene's Journey has not been conventional.
Greene entered the Marines directly out of high school, he served 20 years and for 3 combat tours overseas, after retiring from the military in 2010 Greene was ready for the next chapter in his life.
"Once I retired in the Albany area, I decided to get an education, which is telecommunications engineering here at Albany Technical College," said Greene.
Last month, Greene was selected as the 2013 Student Ambassador for the Technical College System of Georgia. Monday he received the keys to a brand new Chevy Cruze that he will use to travel the state speaking to students and legislators on the importance of technical colleges.
"It just feels good to be the ambassador for the technical college system of Georgia. I battled against 170,000 students through the state of Georgia so it was great competition," said Greene.
ATC President Dr. Anthony Parker says the college is very proud of Greene, "He's our student president body president through the government association, does a lot of really great things for the college so we really appreciate him."
Greene say's his schedule is already filling up with speaking request and that he is looking forward to inspiring the next Technical college student ambassador.