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Graduates Entrance at Georgia Northwestern’s Fall 2017 Commencement Exercises

GNTC Grad Named Alumna Of The Year IN Georgia

Business leaders in Marietta and Rome cited for contributions to their communities and Georgia

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Pictured: L-R President Ron Newcomb (Chattahoochee Technical College), Mark Haney (Alumnus), Governor Nathan Deal, Shadae Yancey-Warren (Alumna), President Pete McDonald (Georgia Northwestern Technical College), Commissioner Gretchen Corbin (TCSG), and Deputy Commissioner Matt Arthur (TCSG).

 

ATLANTA—Shadae Yancey-Warren of Rome and Mark Haney of Marietta were named the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Alumni of the Year by the TCSG Foundation Thursday evening. The TCSG Foundation recognizes outstanding alumni of TCSG affiliated colleges each year at its “A Taste of TCSG” event. Governor Nathan Deal, along with TCSG Commissioner Gretchen Corbin, presented the awards.

“Shadae and Mark represent the best of the Technical College System of Georgia, not only through their career success, but in their commitment to improving their communities by giving back,” said TCSG Commissioner, Gretchen Corbin. “It’s truly an honor to recognize two exemplary alumni of the Technical College System of Georgia—they make us proud.”

Shadae Yancey-Warren is a 2011 graduate of the marketing management program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College in Rome. Following graduation, Yancey-Warren opened Jamwich, a specialty sandwich shop in downtown Rome. Since opening, Jamwich has garnered much attention, including being named to Georgia Tourism’s “100 Plates Locals Love” list. Yancey-Warren continues to invest in her community through her “GIVE-A-JAM” initiative, which provides meals to those in need. Yancey-Warren was named the TCSG 2017 Alumna of the Year by the TCSG Foundation.

Mark Haney is a 1977 graduate of the emergency medical technician (EMT) program at Marietta/Cobb Vocational Technical School (now Chattahoochee Technical College). Haney enrolled in the EMT program while still in high school, where he earned his certification and worked for a local ambulance service. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in respiratory therapy as well as master’s degrees in business administration and health administration from Georgia State University. He has been with WellStar Health System since 1978 and has served as President of WellStar Paulding Hospital and Nursing Center since 2009. More recently, Haney was named Senior Vice President of Real Estate, Facilities and Development Services within the WellStar Health System. Haney is committed to his community, chairing the Paulding County Economic Development Board, as well as serving on the board of the Paulding County Chamber of Commerce. Haney was named the TCSG 2017 Alumnus of the Year by the TCSG Foundation.

About The TCSG Foundation

The TCSG Foundation supports the Technical College System of Georgia through marketing, advocacy and fundraising to benefit the system’s 22 colleges and their programs, faculty and students. The TCSG Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization.

GNTC Announces Winner of 2018 EAGLE Award

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William Nichols of Calhoun was chosen to represent GNTC at the statewide EAGLE Leadership Institute in Atlanta.

(Northwest Georgia) – William Nichols, of Gordon County, was chosen to represent Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) at the statewide EAGLE Leadership Institute March 12-14, 2018, at the Atlanta Waverly Hotel.

 

The Leadership Institute recognizes and honors those students who have demonstrated superior achievement in adult education classes and programs.

 

Nichols, a resident of Calhoun, was nominated for the EAGLE award by Melissa Blevins.

 

“William will go far in life because he knows what he wants and he will do what needs to be done to accomplish his goals,” said Blevins.

 

Nichols, a member of the National Adult Education Honor Society, said that the Adult Education program at GNTC has given him the tools he needs to be successful.

 

“My career goal is computer repair or computer animation,” said Nichols.

 

The other nominees were Monica Romero Rocio of the Whitfield Murray Campus and Norberto Castaneda of the Floyd County Campus. Rocio was nominated by Cindy Nelson and Castaneda was nominated by Karen Caven.

 

EAGLE (Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education) is the first statewide program in the nation that recognizes and rewards excellence among students enrolled in adult education programs. This student recognition program is designed to create greater awareness of educational opportunities that are available in local communities across the state and to foster greater involvement in lifelong learning pursuits.

 

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) through its Office of Adult Education sponsors the annual Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Leadership Institute.

 

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, 14,151 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,956 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 6,195 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.  For more information about GNTC, visit us at GNTC.edu or contact a Student Help Center on any one of our six campus locations at 866-983-4682.  GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

Georgia Northwestern Commencement Exercises In Dalton

What: Georgia Northwestern Technical College Fall 2017 Graduation Ceremony  
Where: Dalton Convention Center Dalton, Georgia 
When: Tuesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. 
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Georgia Northwestern Technical College holds two commencement exercises every year. A fall graduation is held every December in Dalton, Georgia. A spring graduation is held every May in Rome, Georgia.

 
(Northwest Georgia) – More than 250 graduates from across Northwest Georgia will be walking the stage at the Dalton Convention Center December 12 as they graduate from Georgia Northwestern Technical College. 
 
GNTC’s 2017 GOAL (Georgia’s Occupational Award of Leadership) Award winner, Miguel Ramirez, will be giving the graduating class their commencement speech. The Whitfield County resident represented the college in the GOAL competition this past spring in Atlanta, Georgia. 
 
An estimated 1,500 family members and friends are anticipated to be in attendance at the college’s commencement exercises. GNTC holds two ceremonies each year. A spring graduation each May in Rome, Georgia and a fall graduation each December in Dalton, Georgia. 
 
All graduates participating in the ceremony will be recognized for their academic achievements and presented with their associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. GNTC offers more than 200 programs online and on-campus. Campuses are located in Ringgold (Catoosa County Campus), Rome (Floyd County Campus), Calhoun (Gordon County Campus), Rockmart (Polk County Campus), Rock Spring (Walker County Campus), and Dalton (Whitfield Murray Campus). 
 
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, 14,151 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,956 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 6,195 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start. For more information about GNTC, visit us at GNTC.edu or contact a Student Help Center on any one of our six campus locations at 866-983-4682. For information online, visit the college at GNTC.edu, as well as on GNTC’s Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, WordPress, and YouTube channels. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution. 

Fall Graduation Is Two Weeks Away!

Horticulture Program to hold a Christmas Poinsettia Sale Through December 6

 

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Horticulture students pose in front of the poinsettias that are on sale for $4 each at GNTC’s Floyd County Campus. Front row (from left to right) Nick Barton, Deshaun Rozier, Morgan Lathem, Mark King, Terra Coontz, and John Tarvin. Back Row (from left to right) Lane Strickland, Rachel Barden, Shannon Bryant, and Jeffery King.

 

(Rome, Georgia) – The Horticulture program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) will hold a Christmas poinsettia sale at the greenhouses and Building L located across from GNTC’s Floyd County Campus in Rome Monday, Nov. 27, through Wednesday, Dec. 6.

 

The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

 

The sale will continue until Dec. 6 or until the plants are sold out. The poinsettias will cost $4 each.

 

The plants will be located in the main Horticulture greenhouses, but buyers should stop by Building L first, said David Warren, director of GNTC’s Horticulture program.

 

“I wanted my students to grow and sell poinsettias since they are a very popular traditional symbol of Christmas,” said Warren.

 

All proceeds from the Poinsettia Sale will benefit the Horticulture program at GNTC. Purchases may be made with cash or check.

 

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, 14,151 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,956 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 6,195 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.  For more information about GNTC, visit us at GNTC.edu or contact a Student Help Center on any one of our six campus locations at 866-983-4682.  GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

Notabartolo, GNTC Leaders Speak To Dalton Chamber

Trion's Brett Notabartolo
Brett Notabartolo is a Logistics and Supply Chain Management major from Trion, Georgia.


(Dalton, Georgia)
– Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Brett Notabartolo spoke at the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce Thursday morning. The Logistics and Supply Chain major from Trion, Georgia spoke about his program and the college’s impact on his life and career path.

Notabartolo, an active member of Georgia Northwestern’s Student Government Association, is also a winner of the 2017 Georgia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Scholarship and was the 2017 state winner and national qualifier in the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Professional Skills Competition. He and his team won first place in the Management Analysis and Decision Marketing and Marketing Analysis and Decision Making categories.

A student of the college’s Catoosa County Campus in Ringgold, Georgia, Notabartolo also studied overseas through the Technical College System of Georgia’s Study Abroad program in Scotland.

 

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GNTC President Pete McDonald speaks to the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce Thursday morning.

 

Georgia Northwestern President Pete McDonald and Georgia Northwestern Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Ginger Mathis also spoke to members of the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce during the event. It was all part of the group’s special “Spotlight On Higher Education” event held Thursday morning at the Dalton Convention Center.

 

 

Apply For Spring 2018 Today – Deadline November 30

Flag Football 2017 Kicks-Off At WCC, FCC

Intramural Football kicked off today at GNTC! The Walker County Campus hosted the first game of the season. This co-ed offering is available each fall semester on the WCC and FCC. The FCC will host opening week games this Thursday beginning at 2:30 p.m.

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