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Emergency Aid Provided by GNTC and TCSG for Residents of the South Georgia Region

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Tim Willis, GNTC maintenance, operates the forklift to load donated items on to the semi-trailer truck provided by Albany Technical College.

 

 

(Northwest Georgia) – A multi-campus endeavor by Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) and other colleges in the Technical College of Georgia (TCSG) system was undertaken this week to provide aid for residents of the south Georgia region.

 

The donations were part of a larger effort by the TCSG for people that were affected by the extensive storm and flooding damage that occurred in January.

 

Albany Technical College, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, and Southern Regional Technical College sent semi-trailer trucks to six designated TCSG colleges spread throughout the state. Other schools in the TCSG system were able to coordinate their donations with one of the six designated colleges that was closest to their location.

 

GNTC’s Floyd County Campus was one of the six designated pick up locations. Albany Technical College (ATC) sent two semi-trailer trucks that were part of their Commercial Truck Driving program, to the Rome campus.

 

The GNTC campuses in Catoosa, Gordon, Polk, Walker and Whitfield counties sent items to the Floyd County Campus throughout the week to be consolidated for the ATC pickup on Friday.

 

West Georgia Technical College sent a bus load of items to the Rome campus. A significant donation was also provided by Big Time Products, Calhoun City Schools, Hillshire Farms, and Kellogg’s.

 

“We would like to thank everyone for all the very generous donations,” said Pete McDonald, president of GNTC.

 

Items that were collected included food, blankets, towels, clothing, cleaning supplies, non-perishable food items, sodas, juices, and cash donations.

 

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.

 

 

 

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GNTC staff work with West Georgia Technical College staff to unload the bus of supplies sent by WGTC to re-load on to the semi-trailer trucks sent by Albany Technical College.

GNTC Cosmetology Students Donate Time and Talent To William S. Davies Homeless Shelter During Holiday

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GNTC Cosmetology student Aubri Gazaway gives a client a haircut at the William s. Davies Homeless Shelter.

 

Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Cosmetology program on the Floyd County Campus recently volunteered their time and talent to the William S. Davies Homeless Shelter in Rome.

 

The students provided free haircuts to people in need during Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday as part of an initiative developed by Southern Company to give back to the community.

 

“The students jumped at the opportunity to be a part of this once we heard about it,” said Susan Stephens, instructor of Cosmetology at GNTC. “It didn’t matter that it was during a holiday, every one of them showed up.”

 

In addition to the haircuts, clients also were provided with personal hygiene bags with supplies donated by Dr. John Beninato and his staff and Paris Beauty Supply.

 

“One of the best things about the field of Cosmetology is we acquire a talent so we can provide this sort of service to the community,” said Anna Williams, instructor of Cosmetology at GNTC.

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The GNTC Cosmetology students that participated in the community service at the William S. Davies Homeless shelter are: Back row (from left to right) Nakesha Hayes, Allison Roebuck, Priscilla Martin, Marisa Sanchez, and Doralee Burnes. Front Row (from left to Right) Amelia Marks, Gabby Boyd, Aubri Gazaway, and Christine Daniel.

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

 

Katie Bishop, instructor of Cosmetology at GNTC, also led the students alongside Williams and Stephens.

 

According to Stephens, Cosmetology students and instructors plan to make community service an ongoing part of the program.

 

“I think the students left the shelter with more than they came in with,” said Stephens. “It was just a great day all around.”

 

The William S. Davies Homeless Shelter works solely on contributions with no government assistance. For more information about the William S. Davies Homeless Shelter visit the web site http://daviesshelter.com/ or call (706) 622-5622.

 

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.

 

Tennessee Specialist Makes GNTC Foundation, Athletics Priority

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.

All For The Cure

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Restaurant Group Makes Georgia Northwestern A Priority

Burger King Franchisees Give To GNTC Athletics, Foundation

“Georgia Northwestern Technical College Athletic Director David Stephenson, far left, visits with some of the management of the Dalton, Georgia-area Burger King restaurants. Shown from left are Stephenson, Dalton Burger King General Manager Mannie Lopez, Middleton & Middleton, Incorporated’s Director of Operations Dorie Nesper, and Middleton & Middleton, Incorporated’s Franchise Business partner Chris Bock.”
“Georgia Northwestern Technical College Athletic Director David Stephenson, far left, visits with some of the management of the Dalton, Georgia-area Burger King restaurants. Shown from left are Stephenson, Dalton Burger King General Manager Mannie Lopez, Middleton & Middleton, Incorporated’s Director of Operations Dorie Nesper, and Middleton & Middleton, Incorporated’s Franchise Business partner Chris Bock.”

(Northwest Georgia) – The Burger King restaurants in Dalton, Georgia are making Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) a priority. For the second straight year, franchisees Middleton & Middleton, Incorporated have donated $1,000 to GNTC Athletics and the GNTC Foundation.

“Sponsorships like this really help us get the things our student-athletes need,” said Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Athletic Director David Stephenson. With the college since 2007, Stephenson prioritizes community involvement and giving back as a top responsibility of his programs. “These restaurants taking this step by showing support of what we do really makes us feel like we are making a positive impact on more people every day. We couldn’t be more appreciative.”

Partnership signage is being manufactured to be put on display at the college’s Whitfield Murray Campus in Dalton, as well as the Rossville Athletic Complex, home of the Bobcats. “We wanted to give to (GNTC) in some way and show we are a proud partner of what they are doing here this area,” said Middleton & Middleton, Incorporated’s Franchise Business Partner Chris Bock.

Showing their partnership even further, the Burger King location on the Dalton By-Pass in Dalton, Georgia even dons a framed Georgia Northwestern Men’s Basketball jersey. This location is just a couple of miles from the main entrance of the Whitfield Murray Campus of GNTC. “We’ve even got workers from the college,” said Dorie Nesper, Middleton & Middleton, Incorporated’s Director of Operations.

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

Blood and Football on the GNTC

Today only!!! Thursday September 3rd!

It’s time once again to help save lives by donating blood. With your donation you will save 3 lives and receive a  free college logo t-shirt. The blood mobile will be located in front of building A from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. These t-shirts are really cool! image001

(The UTC Moc shirt will be replaced with Auburn University)

OMNOVA, GNTC Partner

Pictured Left to Right: Jessica Mahan, OMNOVA Human Resources Generalist, Annette Wilson, OMNOVA Associate Accountant, Francisco Campa, OMNOVA director of Operations, Jason Gamel, GNTC director of Institutional Advancement, and Spunkey Mitchell, OMNOVA Sr. Human Resources Manager
Pictured Left to Right: Jessica Mahan, OMNOVA Human Resources Generalist, Annette Wilson, OMNOVA Associate Accountant, Francisco Campa, OMNOVA director of Operations, Jason Gamel, GNTC director of Institutional Advancement, and Spunkey Mitchell, OMNOVA Sr. Human Resources Manager

(Calhoun, Georgia) – A company with offices on three different continents continues to make its name known around the world, as well as right here in Northwest Georgia.

Calhoun, Georgia’s OMNOVA Solutions donated $4,000 to the Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Foundation on Tuesday. The company has given to GNTC, and other area schools, on an annual basis for several years.

“They are a great example of giving back to the community,” said Georgia Northwestern Technical College Director of Institutional Development Jason Gamel. “This gift will help buy training equipment for the Fire Science, Basic Law Enforcement, and Cosmetology programs at the college.”

OMNOVA is a global company with roots dating back to 1915. Their main selling point is production of upholstery fabrics and laminates. With locations in Europe, Asia, and North America, OMNOVA is a Lean Six Sigma company which puts intense focus on the customer while taking employee input on helping make their products truly standout in the marketplace.

The GNTC Foundation was first established to encourage private contributions in order to build and maintain outstanding academic and support programs at the college. Donations to the Foundation support areas of institutional need including scholarships to deserving students, equipment purchases, materials for the library, and staff development.

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.

OMNOVA Donates To GNTC Foundation

With locations on three continents, OMNOVA Solutions in Calhoun, Georgia is making a huge name for itself worldwide and right here at home. In a ceremony yesterday, OMNOVA made a donation of $4,000 to the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation to help with the purchase of training supplies for our students.

Thanks to OMNOVA for helping GNTC get you ready for the future!

Pictured Left to Right: Jessica Mahan, OMNOVA Human Resources Generalist, Annette Wilson, OMNOVA Associate Accountant, Francisco Campa, OMNOVA director of Operations, Jason Gamel, GNTC director of Institutional Advancement, and Spunkey Mitchell, OMNOVA Sr. Human Resources Manager
Pictured Left to Right: Jessica Mahan, OMNOVA Human Resources Generalist, Annette Wilson, OMNOVA Associate Accountant, Francisco Campa, OMNOVA director of Operations, Jason Gamel, GNTC director of Institutional Advancement, and Spunkey Mitchell, OMNOVA Sr. Human Resources Manager

GNTC Student Earns GED, Honors, And Becomes Business Owner

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(Calhoun, GA) – When Michael Johns began pursuing his GED® diploma at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) he was just doing it for himself. In the process he became the statewide EAGLE representative for the State of Georgia and then went on to earn a scholarship as a Construction Management major at GNTC. Today, he owns his own construction business in Calhoun.

“When I went to school, I was scared at first but once it began I started believing I could do this,” said Johns. “Once I really saw what it was about, I enjoyed it, and the more I went the more fun I had at school.”

Johns was the recipient of the statewide EAGLE (Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education) Award in 2009. The EAGLE Awards program was the first Adult Education statewide effort in the U.S. to turn the spotlight on successful adults using the local adult education programs to improve their lives through learning.

“A lot of times I’d stay over and help people in class. I loved to work with people and I think that’s one of the reasons they elected me for the EAGLE Award,” said Johns. “I love to help people and I like to see people happy and it’s the same with my customers in my construction work.”

As a Construction Management major, Johns was awarded the Helen and Vernon Crawford Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to students who have completed the GED® program and have elected to continue in secondary education.

The Helen and Vernon Crawford Scholarship is named for the couple who first began their work in literacy at Literacy Action, the largest community based adult basic education provider in Georgia, and soon became strong advocates for advancing the literacy of anyone who wished to learn to read.

“After I got my GED® I wanted to get my diploma in Construction Management,” said Johns. “I had already worked in that field a little bit and so I said ‘this is what I want to do’ because I enjoyed it.”

According to Donny Holmes, director of the Construction Management program at GNTC, Johns was one of those people that always went above and beyond.

“There was a time we were building a garage for a person in Calhoun and Michael even brought some of his own equipment to help make it work and he didn’t get paid a dime for it,” said Holmes. “He was a leader and he already had some experience so he would kind of try to help and encourage other students who maybe didn’t have as much knowledge in construction.”

Today, Johns owns Mike Johns Services and provides construction work in the North Georgia region and the surrounding areas.

“I always wanted to start my own business and the best thing about my job is it’s always something different,” said Johns. “Every day may be construction work, but it is always different.”

Johns says that anyone considering the GED® program should simply believe in themselves.

“I got to know people, see different situations, and see other people reach their accomplishments,” said Johns. “It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life.”

The Adult Education program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College served 3,245 students and graduated 699 students with a GED® Diploma in Fiscal Year 2014. The Adult Education program at GNTC serves approximately 3,000 students in nine counties with campuses located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties and off-campus learning centers in Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Murray, Polk, and Walker counties. Classes are also held in seven different Correctional facilities. GED® Testing Centers are located on campus in Floyd, Gordon, Walker, and Whitfield counties.

GNTC is an official General Educational Development® Testing Center and a site for computer-based GED® Testing in partnership with Pearson Vue and the Technical College System of Georgia. The mission of GNTC’s Adult Education program is to enable every adult learner in the service delivery area to acquire the necessary basic skills to be able to compete successfully in today’s workplace, strengthen family foundations, and exercise full citizenship.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia with campuses located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties. Approximately 16,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fifth largest technical college in Georgia.

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