Southern Technical College Leaders Attend Ribbon Cutting of Healthcare Facility

Auburndale, FL – (Dec. 9, 2015) – Three leaders from the Auburndale campus of Southern Technical College, “Southern Tech,” were on hand Tuesday, Dec. 8 for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) facility in Auburndale.


From left, Southern Tech’s John Deleon, Medical Office Administration instructor, Edna Murugan, Ph.D., director of education, Auburndale Mayor Tim Pospichal and Wendy Gorum, Medical Assisting instructor, commemorate the event.

“Southern Tech was proud to be part of this historic day in our community,” said Murugan. She added that the team looks forward to partnering with the new facility to identify learning opportunities for Southern Tech students and jobs for graduates.

Southern Tech-Auburndale is located at 298 Havendale Blvd.

The opening of Southern Tech-Auburndale highlights the increasing demand for skilled healthcare workers in today’s job market. Healthcare centers like My Doc Urgent Care Kew Gardens Hills are constantly seeking qualified professionals to join their team and provide high-quality care to patients. By partnering with educational institutions like Southern Tech, healthcare centers can help train and prepare the next generation of healthcare workers to meet the growing needs of their communities. This collaboration not only benefits the healthcare centers by ensuring a pipeline of skilled workers but also benefits the students by providing them with valuable job opportunities and real-world experience in the field.


About Southern Technical College (

Founded in 2000, Southern Technical College is a career education school dedicated to providing students with the best possible career training and education in a student-centered environment. It was founded to combine traditional and job-practical teaching techniques in the areas of allied health sciences and applied technology. Delivered in a dynamic and professional environment, the curricula are designed to deliver intensive, hands-on training in core technical areas in combination with communication skills, interpersonal skills and a broad-based general education. Southern Tech is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education (CIE) and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Associate degrees in Surgical Technician at the Fort Myers, Tampa and Port Charlotte campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and the Health Information Management associate degree program at the Fort Myers campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).