ATC Foundation to 'roast' John Culbreath


John Culbreath

ALBANY, Ga. -- The Albany Technical College Foundation will be holding its annual roast tonight in the Kirkland Conference Center on the college campus -- targeting retired educator and former Dougherty County School Superintendent Dr. John Culbreath.

A silent auction will also be held in the Conference Center atrium beginning at 6 p.m.

Roasters for the evening include: Kenneth Cutts, district director at the Albany office of U.S. Rep. Sanford D. Bishop; John I. Davis, principal at South Georgia Regional Achievement Center; Kimberly Fields, Special Education coordinator and assistant professor, College of Education at Albany State University; Wilburn Campbell, retired dean, College of Education, ASU; and Anthony O. Parker, president of Albany Tech.

Culbreath has been a teacher, assistant principal, and an assistant and associate school superintendent. He retired in 2001 after serving for six years as the superintendent of the Dougherty County School System. He has been named "Administrator of the Year" by the Georgia Association of Education Office Personnel, "School and Community Leader of the Year" by the Georgia School Public Relations Association, and "Man of the Year" by the local March of Dimes.

A native of Monroe, Ga., Culbreath received his bachelor of arts degree in French from Albany State University, his master's degree in Administration and Supervision from Georgia State University, and his Doctor of Education degree from the University of Georgia.

The Albany Tech Foundation, Inc. holds two major fundraisers each year -- a golf tournament in the fall and the roast in the spring. The funds raised through these events go towards Foundation and college programs and activities.

The next Foundation fundraiser will be a golf tourney in October.