FCC Medical Assisting students check blood pressure and weight for participants of Women’s Information Network seminar held in Rome, Georgia this past week. The theme of the event: “A New Look at Aging.”
If you are finishing your program and plan to graduate this semester, your commencement ceremony will be held at the Forum River Center in Rome, Georgia on May 10. If you have already turned in your “Application for Graduation,” you will receive a letter about the ceremony next month. If you have not turned in your “Application for Graduation,” please drop by the Student Help Center at one of our campuses as soon as possible and fill out the application so that it can be processed in a timely manner. We don’t want you to miss out!
Military experience provides individuals with in-depth technical experience and an aptitude for detail, which makes them great candidates for technical education. As a result, many of the 22 colleges in Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) have financial aid incentives specifically for veterans.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) student Chris Roberson, a resident of Cedartown, was selected to receive the Phoenix Patriot Foundation’s Veteran Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship awarded to injured military veterans. Roberson was one of two TCSG students selected for the scholarship.
Roberson, a former A5 Sargent in the Army, was deployed to Korea in 2009. He also served in Kuwait, Qatar, and United Arab of Emirates in 2012-13. He is currently pursuing a diploma in GNTC’s Air Conditioning Technology program.
“This scholarship will not only help me pay for college, I can also use it to pay for my tools,” said Roberson. “In the world of HVAC that can be very expensive, and so this is going to be great.”
To qualify for the scholarship, a student must be enrolled in a TCSG college, be an honorably discharged post 9/11 veteran who was injured or wounded, have a 2.0 or higher GPA, have completed at least 12 hours of credit, and complete the application process.
Roberson also was asked to be an ambassador for the Phoenix Patriot Foundation’s Veteran Scholarship.
“I am going to utilize this opportunity as much as I can to gain enough knowledge so I can pass it along to other veterans,” said Roberson.
Roberson graduated from Cedartown High School in 2007 and was an honor student at Cameron University in Oklahoma in 2015-16. He served as a volunteer firefighter for the Polk County Fire Department and the Temple Fire Department. Roberson chose GNTC’s Air Conditioning Technology program so he can start the process of taking over Bowen Service Company, his family’s business.
Veterans gain valuable technical experience when they serve in the military and a large amount of that experience translates into the problem-solving skills and precision that is taught in the industrial programs at GNTC.
“People that were in the military have a good work ethic and are always on time,” said Roberson. “I would say technical education is a great career opportunity for veterans.”
The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Foundation Scholarship Committee, in coordination with the Phoenix Patriot Foundation, selects the recipients for the veteran scholarship.
“We are pleased to provide this assistance to veterans striving to better themselves through education,” said John Paulson, CEO of the Phoenix Patriot Foundation.
To learn more about the Phoenix Patriot Foundation, visit the web site http://phoenixpatriotfoundation.org.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 16,402 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,750 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 8,652 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start. For more information about GNTC, visit us at GNTC.edu. The Student Help Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 844-348-7659 or via online chat at helpcenter.gntc.edu. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.
(Dalton, GA) – The 80,000-square foot facility Governor Nathan Deal helped break ground on in 2017 is a step closer to becoming a reality. See the latest from the Whitfield Murray Campus of GNTC as the Phase II site is being prepared for construction!
(Northwest Georgia) – Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Cosmetology program on the Floyd County Campus hosted a special Valentine’s Spa Day for women from the Floyd Training Center and Highland Rivers Outreach that volunteer regularly for Angel Express, Inc. on Monday, Feb. 12.
The students provided free haircuts, hair styling, makeup services, and full service manicures and pedicures.
“Our department takes great pride in ensuring that our students have the opportunity to provide community service,” said Susan Stevens, instructor of Cosmetology.
Participating GNTC Cosmetology students included: Ciara Baker, Kaycee Beard, Skylar Boyken, Emilee Crane, Alicia Flowers, Josie Forson, LaShasta Frazier, Haydee Garcia, Marilyn Hernandez, Sheliah Hogg, Robert Kimmel, Alexis Lewis, Jessica McElwee, Brittany Poole, Anna Wilkins, Sarah Williams, Cynthia Woodall, Yesenia Aldana, Savannah Bentley, Tatyana Caver, McKenzie Floyd, Gimenna Guzman, Sarah Lane, Lesly Miranda, Jennifer Reyes, Autumn Ridley, Brittany Roberts, Madeleine Sharp and Tamarsha Watkins.
“We would also like to give a special thanks to Janet Batlzer of Angel Express, Laura Murray and the ladies from Westminster Presbyterian Church for providing lunch, Katie Bishop, Sonja Everett, and to Dr. John Beninato’s Office for furnishing Valentine’s bags for all the ladies,” said Stevens.
This is the third year in a row that GNTC’s Cosmetology program has hosted a Valentine’s Spa Day. Students also volunteered their time and talent for the William S. Davies Homeless Shelter in Rome during Martin Luther King Holiday in 2016.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 16,402 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,750 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 8,652 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start. For more information about GNTC, visit us at GNTC.edu or contact a Student Help Center at any one of our six campus locations at 866-983-4682. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.