(Atlanta, GA) – GNTC’s Macey Morgan may not have taken home the top prize in the 2018 State GOAL competition, but she was one of nine remaining finalists in Atlanta, Georgia this week. The competition is held each year to help determine the state’s top student in the Technical College System of Georgia.
GNTC instructor Stephanie Kinman was a semi-finalist in the Rick Perkins Award competition also being held this week in Atlanta, Georgia. The Perkins Award is given to the state’s top instructor in the Technical College System of Georgia.
Congratulations to Macey Morgan (GOAL) and Stephanie Kinman (Perkins) for representing Georgia Northwestern Technical College exceptionally well this week!
Macey Morgan, Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) 2018 GOAL winner, was named one of nine regional finalists to become the 2018 Student of the Year for the Technical College System of Georgia.
Morgan, a Business Management and Nursing student from Dalton, is competing with the best students of the state’s 22 technical colleges for the Student of the Year award as part of the system’s annual GOAL (Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership) program that recognizes academic excellence and personal achievement.
The finalists were announced during a banquet honoring the system’s most outstanding students and instructors at the Grand Hyatt in Atlanta on Tuesday, April 24.
The 2018 Student of the Year and state GOAL winner will serve as TCSG’s student ambassador during a number of system and college functions throughout the year. The State Goal winner will be named at the GOAL and Rick Perkins Awards Banquet on Wednesday, April 25.
Morgan was a High Honor Graduate, Valley Point Alumni Scholarship Award recipient, and Color Guard Captain at Southeast Whitfield High School. She transferred to GNTC from Dalton State College.
“I was looking to transfer to another college when I began hearing endless wonderful things about Georgia Northwestern,” said Morgan. “I have experienced outstanding instructors who care about my success and most importantly I have received the best education that anyone could ever dream of.”
She volunteered for Color Guard Summer Camp, 2017; Tunnel Hill First Baptist Church, 2016; The Band Booster Club, 2012-16; Rock Bridge Community Church, 2009-16; Dalton Greater Works, 2015; and Miracle Field, 2014.
“Technical education is changing our community in many ways,” said Morgan. “Georgia Northwestern Technical College is teaching and training its students with hands-on experiences to prepare them for the work force.”
As the grand prize, a new automobile provided by Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia will be awarded to the state GOAL winner.
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 www.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 https://helpcenter.gntc.edu. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.
(Catoosa County, GA) – This may be the cutest set of pictures you’ve seen today. Watch for the story of Catoosa County Campus student Jason Warren and his young family. You’ll hear more about them later this week. Jason’s son, Lucas, is the 2018 Gerber Baby Spokesmodel!
Hear from this GNTC Logistics and Supply Chain Management major and his wife Cortney about their very special toddler and the spotlight that has been cast on them these past couple of months; as well as the light they hope gets shed on families around the world who face challenges each and every day.
Have a great week at GNTC!
Lucas Warren and his dad, Jason.
21-month-old Lucas Warren poses for the camera Tuesday on the Catoosa County Campus.
21-month-old Lucas Warren poses for the camera Tuesday on the Catoosa County Campus.
Just a couple of months after the foundation was put in place, construction is reaching towards the sky at the Phase II Project of the Whitfield Murray Campus in Dalton, Georgia!
Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s 80,000-square foot facility is well underway to completion. GNTC offers six campuses to cover the college’s nine-county service area in Northwest Georgia. GNTC offers more than 200 programs online and on-campus. For more information, check out GNTC at GNTC.edu.
Cassandra Carter Wheeler, northwest regional director at Georgia Power, was recently sworn in as Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) newest Board of Directors member by Pete McDonald, president of GNTC, at a meeting held on the Gordon County Campus in Calhoun.
Wheeler has served in leadership positions at Southern Company subsidiaries for more than 17 years. In her current role, Wheeler is responsible for the operations, sales, customer service, economic and community development, and external affairs activities for Georgia Power customers in the northwest Georgia region. Wheeler works out of the regional office in Rome.
Prior to becoming northwest regional director, Wheeler served as plant manager at Plant Hammond, Georgia Power, 2014-17; plant manager at Plant Gadsden, Alabama Power, 2012-14; maintenance manager at Plant Miller, Alabama Power, 2009-12; maintenance and engineering manager at Plant Yates, Georgia Power, 2009; compliance and support manager at E.C. Gaston Steam Plant, Alabama Power, 2006-09; operations supervisor at E.C. Gaston Steam Plant, Alabama Power, 2006-07; assistant to the vice president of Governmental Affairs, Southern Company, 2005; assistant to the executive vice president of Power Generation, Southern Company, 2003-05 and 2006; operations team leader at Miller Steam Plant, Alabama Power, 2001-03; E/I maintenance team leader at Miller Steam Plant, Alabama Power, 2002-03; and senior engineer at Miller Steam Plant, Alabama Power, 2001-02.
She also was a design engineer for Mead Corporate Engineering from 1997 to 2001 and served as an electronics/avionics technician in the U.S. Air Force from 1987 to 1994.
Wheeler received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Alabama.
Georgia Northwestern’s Board serves both in a community advisory capacity and in a limited administrative capacity, performing certain oversight responsibilities as designated by State Board policy. The local Board is comprised of 16 members from the business and industrial communities from nine counties in the service area (Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties). State Board Policy defines the role and responsibilities of the local Board. Board members are selected because of their experience, ability, and dedication to deal with issues that relate to the mission of occupational education and are without contractual, employment, or personal financial investment in the school.
Listed are members of GNTC’s Board of Directors showing (left to right) the Board member’s name, county, place of employment, and title:
• Rhonda Beasley, Walker, Roper Corporation, manager of Human Resources
• Robert Bradham, Whitfield, Dalton Chamber of Commerce, president and CEO
• Vann Brown, Whitfield, Brown Ox Ventures, Inc., president
• Dr. James Cantrell, Dade, Dade County Board of Education, director of School Operations
• James “Jay” Henry, Catoosa, Shaw Industries, director of Operations Support
• Albert “Al” Hodge, Floyd, Rome Floyd Chamber, president and CEO
• Paul Meredith, Chattooga, Mohawk, director of Manufacturing
• William “Terry” Nesbitt, Gordon, U. S. Army, retired Major General
• Robert “Bob” Owens, Floyd, OTR Wheel Engineering, Inc., chief financial officer
• Brittany Pittman , Murray, Murray County Government, former sole commissioner
• Kenna Stock, Floyd, Harbin Clinic, chief executive officer
• Michele Taylor, Gordon, Calhoun City Schools, superintendent
• John Thomas, Whitfield, Dalton Utilities, chief energy services officer
• Cassandra Wheeler, Floyd, Georgia Power, northwest regional director
• Dr. Phillip Williams, Chattooga, Trion City Schools, superintendent
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.
GNTC’s Automotive Technology program will compete in the Great Race in 2018!
The Great Race – a cross country endurance race with vintage vehicles – will take place from June 23 to July 1 and will start in Buffalo, N.Y., and end in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada! Two GNTC students will alternate as drivers and two GNTC students will alternate as navigators in a 1955 Desoto Fireflite and compete in the X-Cup Division. Watch the video to learn more about the Great Race and “Team Desoto.”
(Catoosa County, GA) – Students from Heritage High School (Catoosa County, Ga) toured the Catoosa County Campus (CCC) of Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Thursday. GNTC handles the largest number of dual-enrollment students in the state of Georgia.
Deadline for summer admissions to GNTC online and/or on-campus is April 23.