The ceremony recognized School of Hospitality and School of Industrial Trade graduates, most of whom have already attained jobs in their fields of study.
Macon, Ga., February 1, 2023 —
Helms College Director of Education & Compliance Bill Dindy received the Distinguished Service Award during the college’s winter commencement ceremonies for his years of dedicated service.
President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia & the CSRA and President of Helms College James Stiff spoke about how Dindy helped guide the creation and molding of Helms College in its early years and has helped the college overcome many challenges since. Dindy has served the college in different capacities for over 12 years.
“Bill Dindy has been a cornerstone of Helms College for over a decade. His commitment to student success is nothing short of legendary,” said Helms College Executive Vice President for Education Luke Schultheis, Ph.D.
Dindy was hired in July 2010 as the Dean of Student Services. Over the past 12 years, his jobs also included Director of Administrative Affairs, Director of Compliance and most recently, Director of Education & Compliance since October 2020.
Helms College was created as a continuation of the work and legacy of service of Rev. Edgar J. Helms, founder of Goodwill Industries.
Rev. Helms helped people receive training in trades to develop their God-given gifts, get better jobs, better support their families, have better lives, and create dynamic communities.
About Helms College
Helms College is a private, accredited, not-for-profit postsecondary career school licensed by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission. Helms College provides a unique approach to experiential learning and career education. Named in honor of Rev. Edgar Helms, the founder of Goodwill Industries, Helms College creates opportunities for students to discover their strengths and build upon their knowledge, skills, and attitudes through extensive integrative and experiential learning. Helms College is operated by Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia.
About Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, Inc.
Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, Inc., a non-profit, 501c3 charity, builds lives, families, and communities one career at a time by helping people develop their God-given gifts through education, work, and career services. More than 86 cents of every dollar of Goodwill revenue underwrites job training and placement services within the agency’s 35-county service delivery area. Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, Inc. is accountable to local Board of Directors, belongs to this community and is not owned by any individual or company.
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