GEORGIA NORTHWESTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE
LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY GRADUATION (TRAINING CLASS #201501)
Date: Thursday, July 9, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: The Conference Center on GNTC’s Gordon County Campus
Eleven Basic Law Enforcement recruits will graduate from Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) on Thursday, July 9. The ceremony will be held in the Conference Center on GNTC’s Gordon County Campus at 11 a.m.
The guest speaker at the ceremony will be Lt. Jeff W. Vanaman of the Brookhaven Police Department. Vanaman served as a coordinator for GNTC’s Basic Law Enforcement Academy from June 2010 to June 2013.
Vanaman began his law enforcement career with the College Park Police Department where he served as a field training officer, member of the Honor Guard, task force officer assigned to the DEA Atlanta Airport Group, general instructor, firearms instructor, range master, sniper team leader, assistant SWAT team commander, and patrol division sergeant.
He has earned intermediate and advanced law enforcement certifications as well as other certifications as a general instructor, firearms instructor, and emergency driving instructor.
Vanaman received a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Florida, a master’s degree from Columbus State University, and is also a graduate of the Georgia Command College.
The ceremony will honor a graduate with an award for academic distinction and the “Top Gun” award for excellence in marksmanship.
Graduates of GNTC’s Basic Law Enforcement Training class #201501 are:
Joshua P. Cole, Jordan B. DeJesus, Marissa E. Elrod, Jake D. Holley, Christopher B. Johnson, Martin A. Meza, William J. Pledger, Hunter M. J. Quarles, Jose M. Meza Sandoval, Christopher K. Wilkins, and Jason H. Winkles.
Since 1962, Georgia Northwestern Technical College has been instrumental in providing quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. The mission of Georgia Northwestern Technical College is to provide accessible, high quality technical education and workforce development opportunities. Serving the nine counties of Catoosa; Chattooga; Dade; Floyd; Gordon; Murray; Polk; Walker; and Whitfield, GNTC has five convenient campus locations in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties. With programs of study in business, health, industrial, and public service available, students have the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree, diploma, or a certificate from GNTC. This past year, 14,562 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 8,249 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fifth largest technical college in the state of Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 6,313 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.