Photo courtesy of Kevin Myrick, The Polk County Standard Journal Students and instructors in the Cosmetology program on the Polk County Campus are: Back row (from left to right) Monieka Sewell, Evelisa Meza, Whitney Frasier, Laurie Kitchens, Megan Dempsey, Kyra Fay, and Sierra Mathis. Front row (from left to right) Lesa Mobbs (lab instructor), Shannon Williams, Kaysie Holder, Nancy Cervantes, Brittney Bailey, Isabella Lane, Rebecca Burgess, Brittney Sisson, and Rebecca Gilreath (instructor of Cosmetology).

(Rockmart, GA) – The Cosmetology program on Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Polk County Campus raised $588 for breast cancer awareness during the month of October.


The program offered a variety of “pink services” which included low cost temporary pink hair color, artificial pink hair extension, nail painting, and nail designs to local residents. All proceeds were donated to Venecia’s Foundation in Piedmont, Ala. and Cancer Navigators of Rome.


“I am very proud of each and every one of the students for going above and beyond by providing extra services that were added to their daily assignments,” said Rebeca Gilreath, instructor of Cosmetology on GNTC’s Polk County Campus. “Salon Centric donated some pink hair color and I personally donated all other supplies needed to raise money for this great cause.”


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.