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Craig Thurmond - Horticulture Instructor


Craig Thurmond Headshot

  1. What is your title?   Horticulture Instructor
  2. What campus are you based on and in what building is your office located? Clarkesville
  3. What are your major job responsibilities? Teach, recruit, train and everything else necessary to run the Horticulture program
  4. What are some things you like? Coaching Travel Baseball, Georgia Bulldogs, all sports, travel and a good restaurant
  5.  What is your favorite TV show, movie or book? The Blacklist and all Georgia Games
  6. What do you like most about what you do? Giving back to the community that I grew up in and training students with a real world perspective rather than the theory that I was taught.
  7. How long have you been at NGTC? 7 years
  8. If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you choose? Donald Trump and tell him to stop all the twitter
  9. What would people never guess you do in your role here? I have become more of a councilor than a teacher many times. Something I was not prepared for.
  10. What is one piece of advice you’d give the students at NGTC? I would tell them that if you think college is hard and that no one cares, just wait until they experience the real world with all of the daily life challenges that occur with their job challenges! Focus on the task at hand and do not become overwhelmed when times get tough.