Georgia Northwestern Helping Grads In Nine Different Counties


GNTC Foundation Awards Thousands In Scholarships To Local HS Grads Every Year.


(Northwest Georgia) – The Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Foundation is helping graduates at 30 Northwest Georgia High Schools to get their collegiate careers off to a good start this coming fall.


Along with the help of GNTC Foundation trustees, as well as the administrators at all public high schools within the college’s nine-county service area, scholarship winners from those high schools are each receiving a $250 award to help supplement some of the expenses of the first year of college. Everything from golf tournaments to college employee donation programs have helped build up the donations for the foundation allowing it to grow into a vital community center.


GNTC Director of Institutional Advancement Jason Gamel, along with foundation trustees and a cast of others, have helped present these scholarships to each of the winners throughout the month of May. “We are so proud to be a part of something so important,” said Gamel. “Being a part of these young people’s lives is just a real privilege. We are really looking forward to seeing what each of them will become.”

The winners of the 2016 GNTC Foundation Scholarships are Dylan Young, Armuchee HS; Mayson Haney, Calhoun HS; Rebeka Neal, Cedartown HS, Alyssa Bumbalough, Chattooga HS; Sydney Kelley, Coahulla Creek HS; Brooke Hall, Coosa HS; Jacob Pickett, Dade County HS; Luis Ferrer, Dalton HS; Hunter Spezio, Floyd County College and Career Academy; Jonathan Nesbitt, Gordon Central HS; Brandon Mutter, Gordon County College and Career Academy; Shelby Thompson, Gordon Lee HS; Jesalyn Sisemore, Heritage HS; Jade Baugh, LaFayette HS; Joshua Wheeler, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe HS; Mary Beth Watson, Model HS; Tanya Ramirez, Morris Innovative HS; Emily Beaty, Murray County HS; Christopher Hooker, North Murray HS; Carmen Martinez, Northwest Georgia College & Career Academy; Mason Shepard, Northwest Whitfield HS; Austin Hann, Pepperell HS; Morgan Allmon, Phoenix HS; Gary Daniels, Ridgeland HS; Payton Poteet, Ringgold HS; Caitlin Crete, Rockmart HS; Delsey Armas, Rome HS; Crystal Hernandez, Sonoraville HS; Justin Bennett Southeast Whitfield HS; and Dawson Dodd and Tyler Pickle (Trion HS).

The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation helps fund academic and support programs at the college. From scholarships to program equipment, the Foundation helps raise money for various programs which helps make college a success for thousands of students every year.

Currently serving as Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation Trustees are Phil Brown, Gordon County; Valerie Brown, Whitfield County; Mary Carpenter, Catoosa County; Jay LeGrande, Polk County; Sherrie Patterson, Murray County; Jay Still, Whitfield County; Carolyn Walker, Walker County; Doris White, Walker County; and Jason Winters, Chattooga County.

GNTC has campuses in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield Counties in Georgia. A sixth campus, the Catoosa County Campus, is set to open its doors in Ringgold, Georgia in August as classes begin with the Fall 2016 term. GNTC directly serves the residents in Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield Counties in Georgia.

For more information on Georgia Northwestern Technical College, contact them at 866.983.4682 (GNTC). For information online, visit the college at, as well as on their Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, WordPress, and YouTube channels. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and an equal opportunity institute.


Since 1962, Georgia Northwestern Technical College has provided degrees, diplomas, and certificates 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.