Vaughn’s Efforts With NW Georgia College

“Dr. Barry Vaughn, left, of Vaughn Spine and Orthopedics after his annual gift to the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation and Georgia Northwestern Technical College Athletics. Also shown is Georgia Northwestern Technical College Athletic Director, David Stephenson.”
“Dr. Barry Vaughn, left, of Vaughn Spine and Orthopedics after his annual gift to the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation and Georgia Northwestern Technical College Athletics. Also shown is Georgia Northwestern Technical College Athletic Director, David Stephenson.”

(Chattanooga, Tennessee) – A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga nearly 30 years ago, Dr. Barry Vaughn, who practices in the Tennessee Valley, makes partnering with one area college a priority in his efforts to give back.

Since 2009, Vaughn Spine and Orthopedics has reached out throughout the calendar year to help the Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Foundation and Athletic Department. “The doctor (Vaughn) donates very generously to what we are trying to do here at GNTC,” said Georgia Northwestern Technical College Athletic Director David Stephenson. “Through his donations of time and funding, we are able to make a lot happen for our young men and women.”

Above making monetary donations to the home of the Bobcats, for the past four years Vaughn has also put aside his time providing his services through the years. “For about four or five years, he (Vaughn) helped do physicals for our student-athletes when it was time for those to be done,” added Stephenson. GNTC fields five intercollegiate athletic offerings in Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Competitive Cheer, Men’s Golf, and Women’s Volleyball.

With the college since 2007, Stephenson prioritizes community involvement and giving back as a top responsibility of his programs. “We are about to start our ninth season of athletic programs at GNTC,” said Stephenson. “Our local young men and women who excelled athletically in our area high schools get a great option to continue their careers, as well as their educational paths, as a result of these kinds of gifts from our community.”

Donations made to GNTC Athletics is made by way of the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation. From academic programs to intercollegiate athletic offerings at the Technical College System of Georgia institute, all gifts to any function of 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.