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Sights at the LFO Career Fair in Catoosa County

Students from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe high school are seen speaking with instructors from Georgia Northwestern inside their high school gymnasium.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Criminal Justice Technology Director Tony Adams, right, speaks with a student at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School’s Career Fair on February 23. GNTC Machine Tool Technology Director Phil Shirley speaks with students as well, left, just a couple of tables down. More than half of a dozen programs, as well as the GNTC’s Recruiting Office and GNTC’s Youth Success Academy were on hand sharing information with the students in Catoosa County, Georgia.
A student from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe high school is seen shaking hands with a recruiter from Georgia Northwestern inside their high school gymnasium.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Recruiting Director Jason Gamel speaks with a student at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School’s Career Fair on February 23. More than half a dozen programs, as well as GNTC’s Recruiting Office and GNTC’s Youth Success Academy were on hand sharing information with the students in Catoosa County, Georgia.

GNTC Student Health Specialists Pitch-In At Women’s Information Network

GNTC program gathers for picture at Women's Information Network seminar at the college's Floyd County Campus in Rome, Georgia.
FCC Medical Assisting students check blood pressure and weight for participants of WIN’s seminar: A New Look at Aging.

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.”

Graduating Soon? Read Now!

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!
Ron Satterwhite (left), Lauren Sherwood (center), and Peggy Shiflett (right) line up before Processional during the Spring Commencement Ceremony in 2016.

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!

What’ll Ya Have? Fuddruckers on campus.

Students and staff get in line for Fuddruckers as the restaurant set up a mobile kitchen on the FCC this week to serve GNTC'ers a great lunch!
Students and staff get in line for Fuddruckers as the restaurant set up a mobile kitchen on the FCC this week to serve GNTC’ers a great lunch!

GNTC Student Chris Roberson Selected for Phoenix Patriot Foundation’s Veteran Scholarship

GNTC faculty and administration stand with Phoenix Patriot Foundation's Veteran Scholarship recipient Chris Roberson, center, for a photo in the Floyd County Campus Air Conditioning Technology Program Lab.
(From left to right) Barry Williams, dean of Academic Affairs at GNTC; Chad Wheat, director of the Air Conditioning Technology program at GNTC, Chris Roberson, Phoenix Patriot Foundation’s Veteran Scholarship recipient; Michelle Beatson, administrative liaison to Institutional Advancement at GNTC; and Pete McDonald, president of GNTC, pose for a picture in the Air Conditioning Technology lab on the Floyd County Campus in Rome.

 

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.

2018 Chili Cook-Off Winners

All three winners are standing in front of their winning entries.
Congratulations to Haley Haught, right, for being selected as the winner of the GNTC Chili Cook-Off on the WCC this past week. Misty Hawkins, middle, won second place for her entry. Regina McKin, left, took home third place honors. Hawkins also won the People’s Choice award.

GNTC’s Whitfield Murray Campus Phase II Making Strides

(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!

 

You're looking at the 80,000-square foot facility Governor Nathan Deal helped break ground on in 2017 and it is now a step closer to becoming a reality. You see the Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy nearby in the photo with the GNTC campus on the right side of the screen.
You’re looking at the 80,000-square foot facility Governor Nathan Deal helped break ground on in 2017 and it is now 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!

Congratulations Dr. Carter and Dr. McCannon

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Carter and Dr. Mindy McCannon who are retiring from Georgia Northwestern Technical College this spring. Staff and faculty held celebrations this past week to honor the two veteran administrators.
We wish you well and will miss you always!

GNTC Cosmetology Students host a Spa Day for Women from the Floyd Training Center and Highland Rivers Outreach

(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 student cosmetologist is wearing a red shirt. She's holding a comb in one hand and the client's hair in a ponytail with her other hand.
Alicia Flowers of Cave Springs, a Georgia Northwestern Technical College Cosmetology student, styles a client’s hair during the college’s Valentine’s Spa Day for women on 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.

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