TC grad returns from International Scholar Laureate Program delegation visit to Australia

SAVANNAH – Lahoma Patton, who graduated in May after completing an associate degree in Management and Supervisory Development and a Human Resource certificate, participated in the International Scholar Laureate Program, as a member of the Australian delegation on business. They met with business leaders in fields from economics to healthcare, attended a meeting at the Melbourne Business School and conducted site visits in Sydney to meet with different business owners. She was one of only two students from Georgia in the business delegation, joining a young woman from the University of Georgia.

“This experience was unforgettable”, says Patton. “It was very rewarding to see first- hand that the education I received at Savannah Technical College prepared me to compete with graduates from more prestigious colleges and universities.”

The International Scholar Laureate Program was founded more than 25 years ago, to educate, motivate, and inspire accomplished students through interactive, experiential and engaging programs that encourage high-achievers to reach higher and achieve more in their lives and careers. The intent is to create a culturally-immersive experience that combines select career-focused site visits with unique cultural exchanges, topical lectures and discussions with host nation students and professors to foster in each participant a new sense of possibility and a renewed drive to succeed.

Patton received the invitation because of her membership in the college’s Beta Xi Tau chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the national honor society of the two year college.  More than 200 current students and alumni are members of PTK at Savannah Technical College.

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (