Last month, Atlanta Technical College (ATC) dedicated its Student Success Center in honor of Arlane O. Robinson, a charter member of the ATC Foundation Board of Trustees. The Arlane Robinson Center for Student Success will continue to provide academic coaching, financial literacy, academic advisement, and student support coaching to ATC students.
“It was our distinct privilege to honor Arlane Robinson for her commitment to Atlanta Technical College with the dedication of our Student Success Center,” said Victoria Seals Ph.D., president of Atlanta Technical College. “She was a successful businesswoman, noted philanthropist, and servant leader throughout Atlanta. Arlane left an indelible mark on not only our college but the city as a whole. Though her physical absence is felt around the college, her presence lives on through her legacy and passionate commitment to student success.”
A dedicated champion of ATC, Robinson is remembered for her warm smile, joyful laughter, devoted allegiance, and unrivaled support of the college. Throughout her time with ATC, she lent her vibrant talents in mind, heart, and business to the ATC Foundation for the benefit of thousands of students. The results of her greatest passion and efforts on campus now live on through The Arlane Robinson Center for Student Success.
“The Robinson family is overjoyed with the recognition and naming of The Arlane Robinson Center for Student Success,” said Christy Robinson, daughter and ATC Foundation Board Member. “As a wife, mother, and devoted friend, her strong faith, the sacred belief in family, and the investment in one’s future was core to how she lived and all she was able to touch during her life.
“We are excited about the continuation of her legacy in both the center and the Arlane Robinson Scholars programming that will support young people on their journey. As a member of the Foundation Board of Trustees, it is a privilege to ‘walk in her shoes.’”
In addition to her commitment at ATC, Arlane served the community through various philanthropic endeavors as an advocate for young people and performing arts. She was a board member of Cool Girls, Inc., a supporter of the Youth Ensemble of Atlanta, and a patron of the Alliance Theater and True Colors Theatre.
Beyond her board service, Robinson was a community servant through the volunteerism and support of many other charitable organizations, including the March of Dimes, American Heart Association, the Arthritis Foundation, and the Smithsonian Museum of African Art.
Apart from her philanthropy, Robinson was an astute businesswoman. She started her own interior design company, My Dwelling Place, birthed out of her belief that the home is a sacred space for the development of a strong family. However, her most rewarding position was being “the COO of my life!”
ATC proudly welcomed Robinson’s family, friends, and former colleagues as they celebrated her legacy and her lasting impact on the college.