Albany Technical College will celebrate 50 years of technical education in 2011. To kick off the planned events for 2011, Albany Tech invited its faculty, staff, students, and community partners for a celebration Tuesday at the Kirkland Conference Center. Among the noted speakers were Albany Tech President Anthony Parker, state Rep. Ed Ryners, and Kenneth Cutts, U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop’s district director. Upcoming events in 2011 include a dedication ceremony on Jan. 13, 2011, for a police car, ambulance, and fire truck donated by Dougherty County, the City of Albany, and the City of Dawson. On Feb. 18, 2011, at the Albany Municipal Auditorium, there will be an official convocation with guest speaker, Lt. General Willie Williams, Director, Marine Corps Staff and Chief of Staff to the Commandant of the Marine Corps.