IEC Atlanta Celebrates 101 Apprenticeship Graduates
By: Marie Thornton, IEC Atlanta/Georgia Chapter Membership and Marketing Coordinator
IEC Atlanta held its 52nd Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony on July 8th at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott in Stone Mountain, GA. 101 graduates were celebrated with family, friends, IEC staff and online viewers from livestreaming this joyous occasion. It was a spectacular event!
Attendees were welcomed by the VP of the Atlanta Board of Directors, Darren Lodge, of Excel Electrical Technologies, Inc. The audience received a performance of the Star-Spangled Banner by IEC graduate and staff members John Dickerson and Melissa Slate. Allan Rogers of ECI led the invocation into an evening of music, dining, a motivational message and awards executed especially for the 2022 apprenticeship graduating class.
Thank you to vocalist Gwen Hughes for setting the celebratory energy and to Bill Fowler of Southwire for his inspiring words catapulting the graduates into great careers ahead.
Congratulations to the following graduates for standing out among their peers with extra commitment to their goal!
Perfect Attendance 4 Year Apprenticeship:
- Christiaan Albert Boll, Andrew Electric Company, Inc.
- Rodrigue Murad, Excel Electrical Technologies, Inc.
- Tomas Felix Rodriguez, Penco Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Academic Achievement Awards- A Average- 4 Year Apprenticeship Programs In-Person, Online:
- Matthew Akers, Mister Sparky, Inc.
- Joshua Anderson, J&C Electric Company
- Daniel Brown, Reinicke Athens, Inc.
- Paul Cowen, MetroPower, ColumbusPower
- James Dean, Andrew Electric Company, Inc.
- Christopher Donogan, Pat Murphy Electric, Inc.
- Blake Engelman, DC Power Specialist, LLC
- Jack Fontana, Pat Murphy
Academic Achievement Awards- A Average- Professional Electrician’s Apprenticeship Programs:
- Robert Wein, Riverside Electric South, LLC.
Academic Excellence- Highest Overall GPA:
- Christopher Donegan- Pat Murphy Electric, Inc.
- Robert Wein- Riverside Electric South, LLC.
Apprentice of the Year:
- Christopher Donegan, Pat Murphy Electric, Inc.
Additional congratulations go out to IEC Instructor Melissa Slates of Slates Electrical on receiving the Mike Gunter Achievement Award! Thank you for your dedication to the IEC!
Thank you to IEC event sponsors Harbin Insurance, Milwaukee Tool, Southwire and Federated Insurance for your support of this event and the IEC Apprenticeship Program!