On February 7, 2011, Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) President, Dr. Craig McDaniel, and the Foundation Board of Trustees traveled to the State Capitol to meet with Governor Nathan Deal and many of the State Legislators.
Dr. McDaniel presented each representative with a GNTC lapel pin and writing pen on behalf of the college for their continued support and consideration during legislative matters.
Here is the letter given to the representatives:
Dear Friend of Georgia Northwestern:
Students walk through the doors of Georgia Northwestern Technical College on a daily basis trying to achieve goals and ambitions, while trying to solidify the skills to make their dreams occur. These men and women are seeking a channel of learning, while continuing to serve and strengthen the workforce of our community.
The mission of Georgia Northwestern Technical College is to provide accessible, high quality technical education and workforce development opportunities that lead to careers in technology, business, health, and public services. Georgia Northwestern Technical College supports the communities of the Northwest Georgia service area by providing adult education and economic development services, customized business and industry training, and personal enrichment programs that meet the workforce needs of area citizens, communities, and companies. To continue the tradition of Georgia Northwestern Technical College in our local communities, the Foundation Board of Trustees of Georgia Northwestern Technical College endorses the attached 2011 Legislative Priorities of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and we ask for your consideration and support. We thank you for your service and continued support of Georgia Northwestern Technical College.
Dr. McDaniel briefly discussed each of the three main legislative priorities with the representatives
which include, reserving the fund for the quarter to semester conversion, maintaining funding for
enrollment growth, and preserving the HOPE Program for all TCSG students.
Dr. McDaniel personally asked the state representatives to continue to support and inform the
college on these legislative matters.
The 2011 elected officials representing Georgia Northwestern include: Representative Phil
Gingrey, Representative Tom Graves, Senator Charlie Bethel, Senator Bill Heath, Senator Barry
Loudermilk, Senator Jeff Mullis, Representative Christian Coomer, Representative Rick Crawford,
Representative Katie Dempsey, Representative Tom Dickson, Representative Rick Jasperse,
Representative John Meadows, Representative Jay Neal, Representative Barbara Reece,
Representative Martin Scott, and Representative Tom Weldon.