Burger King Franchisees Give To GNTC Athletics, Foundation

“Georgia Northwestern Technical College Athletic Director David Stephenson, far left, visits with some of the management of the Dalton, Georgia-area Burger King restaurants. Shown from left are Stephenson, Dalton Burger King General Manager Mannie Lopez, Middleton & Middleton, Incorporated’s Director of Operations Dorie Nesper, and Middleton & Middleton, Incorporated’s Franchise Business partner Chris Bock.”
“Georgia Northwestern Technical College Athletic Director David Stephenson, far left, visits with some of the management of the Dalton, Georgia-area Burger King restaurants. Shown from left are Stephenson, Dalton Burger King General Manager Mannie Lopez, Middleton & Middleton, Incorporated’s Director of Operations Dorie Nesper, and Middleton & Middleton, Incorporated’s Franchise Business partner Chris Bock.”

(Northwest Georgia) – The Burger King restaurants in Dalton, Georgia are making Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) a priority. For the second straight year, franchisees Middleton & Middleton, Incorporated have donated $1,000 to GNTC Athletics and the GNTC Foundation.

“Sponsorships like this really help us get the things our student-athletes need,” said Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Athletic Director David Stephenson. With the college since 2007, Stephenson prioritizes community involvement and giving back as a top responsibility of his programs. “These restaurants taking this step by showing support of what we do really makes us feel like we are making a positive impact on more people every day. We couldn’t be more appreciative.”

Partnership signage is being manufactured to be put on display at the college’s Whitfield Murray Campus in Dalton, as well as the Rossville Athletic Complex, home of the Bobcats. “We wanted to give to (GNTC) in some way and show we are a proud partner of what they are doing here this area,” said Middleton & Middleton, Incorporated’s Franchise Business Partner Chris Bock.

Showing their partnership even further, the Burger King location on the Dalton By-Pass in Dalton, Georgia even dons a framed Georgia Northwestern Men’s Basketball jersey. This location is just a couple of miles from the main entrance of the Whitfield Murray Campus of GNTC. “We’ve even got workers from the college,” said Dorie Nesper, Middleton & Middleton, Incorporated’s Director of Operations.

Donations made to GNTC Athletics is made by way of the Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Incorporated (GNTC) Foundation. From academic program to intercollegiate athletic offerings at the Technical College System of Georgia institute, all gifts to any program at the college are managed by the GNTC Foundation. GNTC Director of Institutional Development Jason Gamel leads a team of community leaders from across the college’s nine-county service area in helping gain support of the companies and people the college serves throughout the year.

For more information on GNTC Athletics, the GNTC Foundation, or anything related to the college, contact them at 866.983.4682 (GNTC). You can find them on the Internet at GNTC.edu. Also, Georgia Northwestern can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, WordPress, and YouTube. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and an equal opportunity institute.

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.