GNTC Adult Education instructor Lindsey Baker, left, receives her Hometown Hero award from Modern Woodmen of America representative, Shane Catlett.


GED® Instructor Recognized By Modern Woodmen


(Catoosa County, Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Lead Instructor/Site Manager Lindsey Baker has received Ringgold, Georgia’s Hometown Hero Award for 2016. The Modern Woodmen of America awarded Baker with a certificate and a $100 donation to a charity of her choice.


Baker decided to give the money to the Catoosa Citizens for Literacy organization; a group which helps pay for GED® testing for individuals with financial need in Catoosa County, Georgia.

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“Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Lindsey Baker stops for a picture in a GNTC Adult Education classroom at the Shirley Smith Learning Center in Catoosa County, Georgia. Baker has been named the 2016 Hometown Hero by the Ringgold, Georgia Modern Woodmen of America.”

The Ringgold, Georgia branch of the Modern Woodmen of America made the presentation to Baker at the Shirley Smith Learning Center in Catoosa County on May 10. The 27-year-old Chattanooga, Tennessee resident is in her first year with GNTC. She instructs students, as well as manages the facilities, at the Adult Education sites in Catoosa and Walker County, Georgia.


“I really enjoy working in Adult Education,” said Baker. “We’ve had a successful year at the Learning Center.” During her first year, the facility has seen their completion numbers almost double. So far in 2016, the Smith Center has helped 24 students earn their GED®, General Education Development, diplomas. In all of 2015, the center assisted 17 students in earning the same diplomas.


“We hope to double the number of graduates from last year,” said Baker. Before joining GNTC, Baker taught English on the college level at Chattanooga State Technical Community College in Chattanooga, Tennessee, as well as instructed elementary school for three years at Hamilton County, Tennessee’s Falling Water Elementary School.


GNTC’s Adult Education program offers GED® classes free of charge for students who wish to study in preparing to take GED® testing. GED® examinations are available through GNTC’s Adult Education program. The college offers 14 different Adult Education centers in nine different Northwest Georgia counties for student to choose from.


For more information on Georgia Northwestern Technical College Adult Education program, call 866-983-4682 or visit the college at GNTC.edu.


Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate 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.