NetWeaving Initiative Brings GNTC’ers Closer To World


(Atlanta, Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern Technical College nominated students Devon Armstrong, Mary Gronek, and Jairo Lerma as ambassadors to the State of Georgia NetWeaving event April 26 in Atlanta, Georgia.


This is in connection with the state’s “Pay It Forward Week” April 23-27. NetWeaving connects people across Georgia with other people who have special needs or requests. “It’s paying it forward in a way which helps people build relationships along the way,” said Bob Littell, Director of


Armstrong, Gronek, and Lerma are set to graduate from Georgia Northwestern this year. Armstrong and Gronek are Cosmetology students with GNTC. Lerma is a Business Management major.


“Part of the criteria in nominating ambassadors was selecting students with leadership ability and people who care to serve,” said Jeff King, Georgia Northwestern Technical College provost.


The three GNTC students, along with other students and business leaders from across the state, attended the luncheon event. “They really are students who are known for paying it forward. We wanted to give these students, like all of our students, the best chance at the best future possible,” said King.


President of WXIA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia, John Deushane, served as the keynote speaker. For more information on the Pay It Forward initiative in the State of Georgia, visit


Georgia Northwestern Technical College serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia with campuses located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties. Approximately 26,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in

Northwest Georgia and the fourth largest technical college in Georgia.