(Rome, GA) – Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Cosmetology program on the Floyd County Campus hosted a special Valentine’s Spa Day for the residents of the Hospitality House for Women in Rome last week.

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The GNTC Cosmetology students and instructors that participated in the special Valentine’s Spa Day for the residents of the Hospitality House for Women are: Back Row (from left to right) Instructor Anna Williams, Amelia Marks, Gabby Boyd, Christine Daniel, Nakesha Hayes, Marisa Sanchez, and Instructor Susan Stephens. Middle Row (from left to right) Allison Roebuck and Doralee Burnes. Front Row (from left to right) Aubri Gazaway, Priscilla Martin, and Katie Ramey.

The students provided free haircuts, hair styling, makeup services, and full service manicures and pedicures.

“Our students have shown a great passion for helping others and thrive on the experience of giving back,” said Anna Williams, instructor of Cosmetology at GNTC.

In addition to the services, clients also were provided with a special Valentine’s gift that consisted of various beauty products.

“As the instructors of the Cosmetology program, we hope that giving back to our community will inspire the students to continue to volunteer their time and talents when they are licensed and working in a salon,” said Williams.

Participating students included: Gabby Boyd, Doralee Burnes, Christine Daniel, Aubri Gazaway, Nakesha Hayes, Amelia Marks, Priscilla Martin, Katie Ramey, Allison Roebuck, and Marisa Sanchez.

This is the second community service project that GNTC’s Floyd County Campus Cosmetology program has taken on this year. During the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday students provided free haircuts to residents of the William S. Davies Homeless Shelter in Rome.

“We are going to make these projects an ongoing part of our program,” said Susan Stephens, instructor of Cosmetology at GNTC.

Since 1978, Hospitality House for Women, Inc. has provided services to child and adult survivors of domestic violence in Floyd County. Additionally, advocates provide residential and non-residential support services which empower victims to become safe and self-sufficient.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 13,734 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,876 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 5,858 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.