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GNTC is pleased to announce a new way to apply for Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation Scholarships.AwardSpring will facilitate and streamline your scholarship application process. All returning GNTC students who have completed one semester of study are encouraged to apply.


Apply now for summer term GNTC Foundation scholarships at AwardSpring:https://gntc.awardspring.com/

For questions contact Michelle Beatsonmbeatson@gntc.edu

You may also visit http://www.gntc.edu/community/foundation/scholarships/for more details!

GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an EOI.

GNTC’s Foundation Trustees and Board of Directors honored by TCSG

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The Board of Directors at GNTC were honored during an awards ceremony at the Technical College System of Georgia 2018 Fall Leadership Conference held in Savannah. (From left to right) TCSG Commissioner Matt Arthur; Michele Taylor, superintendent of Calhoun City Schools and member of GNTC’s Board of Directors; Heidi Popham executive vice president of GNTC; Lisa Odom, executive assistant to the president at GNTC; Barbara Dooley, keynote speaker for awards ceremony; Vince Dooley former UGA football coach and athletic director, and keynote speaker for awards ceremony; Kenna Stock, chief executive officer of Harbin Clinic and member of GNTC’s Board of Directors; Paul Meredith, director of manufacturing at Mohawk and member of GNTC’s Board of Directors; and Pete McDonald, president of GNTC.

 

The Foundation Trustees and Board of Directors at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) were both honored during an awards ceremony at the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) 2018 Fall Leadership Conference held recently in Savannah.

 

The awards were bestowed during a presentation at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Vince Dooley, legendary former University of Georgia football coach and athletic director, and his wife Barbara were the keynote speakers for the ceremony.

 

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The Foundation Trustees at GNTC were honored during an awards ceremony at the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) 2018 Fall Leadership Conference held in Savannah. (From left to right) TCSG Commissioner Matt Arthur; Michelle Beatson, foundation administrator at GNTC; Linda Case, foundation trustee at GNTC; Doris White, foundation secretary at GNTC; Pete McDonald, president of GNTC; and Larry Paulk, out-going president of the Technical College Foundation Association.

 

GNTC’s Foundation Trustees were awarded the Role Model Foundation Board Certification by the Technical College Foundation Associations (TCFA) for its ongoing efforts to serve the northwest Georgia community.

 

The Board of Directors at GNTC were acknowledged for each Board member completing the Technical College Director’s Association (TCDA) certification process.

 

This marks the first time that both boards at GNTC were honored for every member completing the required activities and workshops for certification.

 

The mission of the Technical College Directors’ Association of Georgia (TCDA) is to build the capability of the local boards of directors to effectively increase the real and perceived value of technical and adult education in Georgia.

 

In order to achieve Role Model Board Certification, all members of the Foundation Trustees must be actively engaged in the work of the board, through participation in organizational meetings, college events, leadership activities, fundraising initiatives, and professional development.

 

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, 16,402 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,750 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 8,652 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.  For more information about GNTC, visit us at www.GNTC.edu. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

 

Dalton Flooring Industry Honoring Deal, Helping Fund Future Workforce

Nathan Deal Scholarships For Georgia Northwestern Students

 

Governor Deal stands with Joe Yarbrough in dark colored suits on a carpeted stage with a table and dark backdrop behind them. They are holding a framed document.
“Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, left, holds a proclamation presented to him by Technical College System of Georgia Board Member Joe Yarbrough of Rocky Face, Georgia. The proclamation honoring Deal’s service to Georgia also highlights a new scholarship being created in his honor. The Nathan Deal Scholarship program will benefit students who attend Georgia Northwestern Technical College.”

 

 

(Northwest Georgia) – It wasn’t only Georgia Governor Nathan Deal that would receive honors this month at the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce Banquet. In paying tribute to the Governor and his work towards preparing a more educated workforce, industry leaders decided to make the honor also extend to the future students of Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC), as well.

In a resolution drafted in honor of Governor Deal, the first recognition of the “Nathan Deal Scholarships” for future Georgia Northwestern students was made. The program will offer selected applicants $2,500 scholarships in the initial years with plans to increase the award to $5,000 per winner.

 

The President and CEO of the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) and Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Board Member Joe Yarbrough presented the resolution to Governor Deal at the banquet. Yarbrough, a Rome, Georgia native, said this was about recognizing the Governor for his dedication to technical education in Georgia.

 

“With the Governor’s term about to expire, we wanted to make sure we honored him for his commitment and service to training Georgia’s workforce,” said Yarbrough. “Leaders of the Carpet and Rug Institute made the decision to honor his legacy by creating this endowment from which scholarships will be awarded every year to students who will be attending Georgia Northwestern Technical College.”

 

In cooperation with the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia, CRI hopes to select and award scholarships to students who qualify. “The (Community) Foundation would screen applicants and CRI would select from the finalists,” added Yarbrough. “Of course, applicants would also have to meet GNTC’s requirements. We are hoping to make a significant impact on as many students as possible.”

 

The requirements to qualify for the Nathan Deal Scholarships are still being drawn up. “The scholarships will likely go towards those who will be employed in the flooring industry,” said Georgia Northwestern Technical College President Pete McDonald. “Of course, that industry offers many career opportunities. They have everything from business to industrial technology opportunities in Northwest Georgia. And, of course, the scholarships will be set up to benefit students in the GNTC service area.”

 

Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia President David Aft says Deal has made Technical Education a priority in Georgia. “He (Deal) is very aware of the pipeline from the classroom to the workforce,” said Aft. “He is turning that into a very powerful process. One that has such an impact on the people and businesses of the region. So, this scholarship created by the Carpet and Rug Institute, and named in his honor, is more than fitting.”

 

The CRI Board of Director members behind the creation of the Nathan Deal Scholarship program are Chairman of the Board Jim McCallum (Milliken Floor Covering Division), Vice Chairman of the Board Jack Ganley (Mannington Commercial Carpets), Treasurer David Repp (Mohawk Group), Marc Ammen (Universal Fibers), Vance Bell (Shaw Industries, Inc.), Mark Clayton (Phenix Mills), Len Ferro (Tandus Centiva), Daniel Frierson (The Dixie Group), Ralph Grogan (Bentley Mills, Inc.), Chip Howalt, (Textile Rubber and Chemical Company), Jeffrey Lorerbaum  (Mohawk Industries, Inc.) Franco Rossi (Aquafil USA), and Robert Shaw (Engineered Floors, LLC).

 

The Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia serves more than a dozen counties across the region, as well as reaches out to other counties in Georgia, as needed. “We work diligently and passionately to help the families and organizations with their goals to be more philanthropic,” added Aft. “This endowment honoring Governor Deal is just one more great example of this.”

 

“We are appreciative of what the Governor has done for us,” added Yarbrough. “And, we are appreciative of what GNTC has done with the expansion of the Whitfield Murray Campus of the college. One which includes the commitment of a new building opening next year.” Governor Deal, GNTC President Pete McDonald, Yarbrough and Northwest Georgia business leaders and legislators broke ground on the 80,000-square foot facility set to open in 2019.

 

For more information on this new scholarship opportunity formed by businesses and leaders of Northwest Georgia to help fund the academic careers of students attending Georgia Northwestern, contact the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation at 706-802-5850. The GNTC Foundation helps encourage private contributions in order to build and maintain outstanding academic and support programs at the college.

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, 16,402 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,750 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 8,652 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.  GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

Manufacturing Leaders Helping Train Future of NW Georgia

MEF Scholarship Helps Pay For Manufacturing Students Education at GNTC

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“Caleb Pledger, a sophomore at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, takes a few minutes to speak with some of the administrators behind the Manufacturers Education Foundation Scholarship he won for the 2017-18 academic year.”

(Northwest Georgia) – Three Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) students are benefitting this year from the help of one of the state’s major trade organizations which represents Georgia manufacturers. Joshua Dunagan of Dalton, Georgia; Andrew Jarrett of Cedartown, Georgia; and Caleb Pledger of Lyerly, Georgia were selected for the Manufacturers Education Foundation (MEF) Scholarship.

 

The MEF Scholarship is in place to help recognize outstanding academic achievement by rewarding qualifying students with financial assistance. “Helping the students earn an education with this scholarship is a great way to help build up the future of industry here in Northwest Georgia,” said Roy Bowen, President of Georgia Association of Manufacturers (GAM).

 

Bowen, along with Andrea Harper, GAM Director of Workforce Development; April Howard, Miura America Co., Ltd. Human Resources; Brian Cooksey, Shaw Industries Director of Operations Training and Development; and Pete McDonald, GNTC President, took part in visiting with and congratulating GNTC’s three MEF Scholarship winners.

 

Dunagan, Jarrett, and Pledger each received a $500 stipend for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. Each winner will also have the opportunity to receive a total of $1,500 for the academic year which ends with the Summer 2018 term at GNTC.

 

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“Joshua Dunagan, one of three Manufacturers Education Foundation Scholarship winners at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, poses for a picture with administrators. Shown inside a Georgia Northwestern Technical College Lab on the Whitfield Murray Campus are, from left, Andrea Harper, Georgia Association of Manufacturers Director of Workforce Development; Pete McDonald, Georgia Northwestern Technical College President; Dunagan; Scottie Spears, Georgia Northwestern Technical College Director of Industrial Systems Technology; Roy Bowen, Georgia Association of Manufacturers President; and Brian Cooksey, Shaw Industries Director of Operations Training and Development.”

 

Dunagan applied for the scholarship during his senior year with the Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy in Dalton, Georgia. Brian Cooksey, Shaw Industries Director of Operations Training and Development, said he was impressed with Joshua from the start. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with and getting to know him through our apprenticeship program,” said Cooksey. “He’s a smart, hard-working, and goal-oriented young man.” Now, a freshman with GNTC on the Whitfield Murray Campus, Dunagan is pursuing his Industrial Systems Technology degree.

 

Jarrett, a 28-year-old United States Marine Corps veteran, is using his aid to help him earn an Electrical Technical Certificate. “My hope is to fulfill the requirements for the Electrical program,” said Jarrett. “Then, in the future, continue my education towards earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.” Jarrett served in the military as an aviation technician working on Huey and Cobra helicopters. Currently, Jarrett, his wife, and young child, live in Polk County, Georgia. Jarrett is employed at Miura in Rockmart, Georgia. The international steam boiler manufacturer first opened its 100,000-square foot plant in NW Georgia in 2009.

 

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“Andrew Jarrett and Caleb Pledger are two of three Manufacturers Education Foundation Scholarship winners for the 2017-18 academic year. Shown inside a Georgia Northwestern Technical College Lab on the Floyd County Campus are, from left, April Howard, Miura America Co., Ltd. Human Resources; Pete McDonald, Georgia Northwestern Technical College President; Jarrett; Bart Jenkins, Georgia Northwestern Technical College Program Director; Pledger; Roy Bowen, Georgia Association of Manufacturers President; and Andrea Harper, Georgia Association of Manufacturers Director of Workforce Development.”

 

Pledger, an Instrumentation and Controls major, has commuted to the Floyd County Campus from his Lyerly, Georgia home for the past two years. This spring term, thanks to the financial help of the Manufacturers Education Foundation Scholarship, Pledger plans to earn his Associate of Applied Science Degree. “I was in SkillsUSA at Chattooga High School and learned skills in welding, construction, and automotive,” said Pledger. “I chose my program at GNTC because it offered me an opportunity to continue utilizing hands-on skills in various areas of industry and technology.”

 

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“Andrew Jarrett and Caleb Pledger are two of three Manufacturers Education Foundation Scholarship winners for the 2017-18 academic year. Shown inside a Georgia Northwestern Technical College Lab on the Floyd County Campus are, from left, April Howard, Miura America Co., Ltd. Human Resources; Pete McDonald, Georgia Northwestern Technical College President; Jarrett; Bart Jenkins, Georgia Northwestern Technical College Program Director; Pledger; Roy Bowen, Georgia Association of Manufacturers President; and Andrea Harper, Georgia Association of Manufacturers Director of Workforce Development.”

 

GNTC offers more than 200 programs offering certificate, diploma, and degree 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.

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.

Training For Emergencies In Northwest Georgia

Community, Former Grads Help GNTC’s Emergency Medical Programs
Purchase State-Of-The-Art Simulator

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“Georgia Northwestern Technical College gets ready to put a brand new Ambulance Simulator into action with students on the Catoosa County Campus in Ringgold, Georgia. GNTC owns a similar trainer and is used on the Floyd County Campus in Rome, Georgia. Standing on the back of the latest simulator is GNTC Emergency Medical Services Instructor and Clinical Coordinator Claudio Leyssens.”

 

(Northwest Georgia) – More than 750,000 people live in the Northwest Georgia region these days. And today, with the Baby Boomer generation beginning to look for extended health care, as well as a large number of industrial workers tackling hazardous jobs day in and day out here in the Tennessee Valley, the need for Emergency Medical Service (EMS) specialists is greater than ever before.

 
This week alone, there are more than 300 EMS openings across the Peach State. When you crunch the numbers, the need for educational programs such as the one offered at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) becomes a top priority.

 
No one is more aware of that than those who call the region their home. The head of GNTC’s EMS Program, Claudio Leyssens, is one of them. With more than 25 years of experience in Emergency Medical care and instruction, the GNTC Program Director helps educate students enrolled in his certificate and diploma programs. Classes are offered on both the Catoosa County Campus (Ringgold, Georgia) and Floyd County Campus (Rome, Georgia) throughout the year.

 

Two foundations in the Northwest corner of the state have now stepped up to help the EMS program on the Catoosa County Campus in Ringgold, Georgia. The Pierce Foundation out of Chattanooga, Tennessee and the Jewell based in Chickamauga, Georgia lent a helping hand. The two groups helped purchase the majority of the new simulator from Rescue Simulation Products in McKinney, Texas.

 

 

Betts Berry and Richard Jewell, both with the Jewell Foundation, were both enrolled in the same EMS program when they went to college. “It’s powerful to see these local charities invest in what we do at the college,” said Jason Gamel, Georgia Northwestern Technical College Director of Student Recruitment. “Plus, with Betts (Berry) and Richard (Jewell) both having their own experience in training for the EMS field, they really understand just how important this kind of gift is to the program.”

 

 

Leyssens, at the helm of the program on the Catoosa County Campus and Floyd County Campus, was honored earlier this year for his work in education over the past 15 years. Leyssens was named the 2017 Northwest Georgia Region 1 “Mike Miller EMS Educator Of The Year.” The EMS Region 1 in Georgia covers, Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield Counties.

 

“The simulator was a true need that we know gives our students an upper hand,” said Leyssens. “Now, students will have real experience working in the small, closed environment of an ambulance. It makes a real difference. It will add a level of realism that cannot be achieved any other way. They’ll be better prepared as they enter the workforce.”

 

Leyssens says the Rescue Simulation Products company which came to install the simulator on the Catoosa County Campus stays very busy these days. “The representatives say they have been sending one installation crew on the road every week for quite a while,” said Leyssens. “But, they said they are now at a point where the demand for these emergency simulation installations is great enough to have two separate crews hitting the road each week. They flew in on a Monday, worked Tuesday through Thursday, then were back on a plane Friday morning.”

 

 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics states that the number of available EMS careers in the country will grow nearly 25% from 2014-2024. That’s a much faster rate of growth than that of the average occupation in the U.S. More than a quarter of a million people were employed as Emergency Medical Services specialists nationwide in 2016.

 

GNTC offers Emergency Medical Service certificate and diploma programs year round. Plus, the college offers more than 200 other 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.

19th Annual J.D. Powell Memorial Golf Tournament Raises More than $16,000 for GNTC Students

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The 19th annual J.D. Powell Memorial Golf Tournament was held at the picturesque Barnsley Resort in Adairsville.


(Northwest Georgia)
More than $16,000 was raised to provide funding and financial aid to Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) students during the 19th annual J.D. Powell Memorial Golf Tournament held at Barnsley Resort in Adairsville on Thursday, Oct. 26.

 

James Derward Powell served as the president of GNTC from 1987-1994.

 

The tournament was sponsored by Balfour Beatty Construction; Fox Systems, Inc.; The HON Company; Mohawk Industries, Inc.; and Shaw Industries Group, Inc.

 

Teams that participated included: Balfour Beatty Construction, Bank of LaFayette, Coca Cola Enterprises, Dalton Utilities/OptiLink, Flegal Insurance, Fox Systems, Inc., Georgia Power, The HON Company, Silver Comet Furniture, Mohawk Industries, Inc., Nesbitt Consulting, Powell Team, Rehab Techniques, Ringgold Telephone Company, Roper – Kay Henderson, Team “507,” and United Community Bank.

 

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Gerald Underwood, of Team Roper, is an alumnus of GNTC’s Walker County Campus.

The J.D. Powell Memorial Golf Tournament was divided into two flights and prizes were awarded to the first place teams in each flight.

1st Flight – 1st Place:

The HON Team, consisting of: Clay Cooper, Matt Hall, James Lanier, and Trevor Peek.

2nd Flight – 1st Place:

Balfour Beatty Team, consisting of: Chuck Greenway, David McBurnett, Robbie Nash, and Chuck Walker.

Dylan Trovillion won “Closest to the Pin” and Charles Walker won “Longest Drive.”

Chuck Wright was the winner of the Ball Drop Raffle.

Special guests playing in the tournament included members of the Powell family:

Danny Johnston, Todd Johnston, Jim Powell, and Tripp Powell.

Hole Sponsors that contributed $200 each are Balfour Beatty Construction; Bobbye F. Harris Foundation, Inc.; Brown & Brown Insurance; Chick-Fil-A; Coca Cola Enterprises; Dalton Utilities/OptiLink; Dukes Wings and Seafood; El Pueblito; Five Star Food Services; Flegal Insurance; Follett, GNTC Bookstore; Fox Systems, Inc.; Full Media Websites; Georgia Power; Hometown Headlines; HOK; The HON Company; International Paper; JAS Media Placement; Mohawk Industries, Inc.; Nesbitt Consulting; Parker Systems, LLC/FiberNet; Profile Custom Extrusions; Rome News Tribune/Times Journal, Inc.; Roper – Kay Henderson; Shaw Industries Group; Shelburne Advertising; Starr Matthews; Taco House; United Community Bank; V3 Magazine; Vann & Valerie Brown; VenueDog.com; and WEBS Radio.

 

Additional Support was provided by Bobbye F. Harris Foundation, Inc.; HOK; Chick-Fil-A; City Club Marietta; Coca Cola Enterprises; Dalton Utilities/OptiLink; Five Star Food Service; Graphic Advertising; Greene’s Jewelers; The HON Company; LaMar Advertising; LaFayette Golf Course; Ricoh; Rome News Tribune/Times Journal, Inc.; Sam’s Club, Rome; Screenvision; SEIDA; Stonebridge Golf Club; Three Rivers Specialty; Trenton Golf Club; WalMart, Dalton; WalMart, Lafayette; and Walker County Farm Bureau.

 

Proceeds raised from the tournament will be used to provide scholarships and financial assistance to GNTC students on all six campuses. The Foundation also assists with purchasing equipment for programs, providing training for faculty and staff, and providing materials for the library. For additional information about the Foundation, contact Michelle Beatson at 706.802.5850 or via email at mbeatson@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, 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.Barnsley Resort.JPGGerald Underwood.jpg

Images from the 19th Annual J.D. Powell Memorial Golf Tournament for GNTC

The Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Foundation held the 19th annual J.D. Powell Memorial Golf Tournament at Barnsley Resort in Adairsville Thursday. Proceeds from the tournament will provide funding and scholarship assistance to GNTC students.

 

Tournament sponsors were Balfour Beatty Construction; Fox Systems, Inc.; The HON Company; Mohawk Industries, Inc.; and Shaw Industries Group, Inc.

Hole Sponsors that contributed $200 each were Balfour Beatty Construction; Bobbye F. Harris Foundation, Inc.; Brown & Brown Insurance; Chick-Fil-A; Coca Cola Enterprises; Dalton Utilities/OptiLink; Dukes Wings and Seafood; El Pueblito; Five Star Food Services; Flegal Insurance; Follett, GNTC Bookstore; Fox Systems, Inc.; Full Media Websites; Georgia Power; Hometown Headlines; HOK; The HON Company; International Paper; JAS Media Placement; Mohawk Industries, Inc.; Nesbitt Consulting; Parker Systems, LLC/FiberNet; Profile Custom Extrusions; Rome News Tribune/Times Journal, Inc.; Roper – Kay Henderson; Shaw Industries Group; Shelburne Advertising; Starr Matthews; Taco House; United Community Bank; V3 Magazine; Vann & Valerie Brown; VenueDog.com; and WEBS Radio.

Additional Support included Bobbye F. Harris Foundation, Inc.; HOK; Chick-Fil-A; City Club Marietta; Coca Cola Enterprises; Dalton Utilities/OptiLink; Graphic Advertising; Greene’s Jewelers; The HON Company; LaMar Advertising; LaFayette Golf Course; Ricoh; Rome News Tribune/Times Journal, Inc.; Screenvision; SEIDA; Stonebridge Golf Club; Three Rivers Specialty; Trenton Golf Club; WalMart, Dalton; WalMart, Lafayette; and Walker County Farm Bureau.

Proceeds raised from the tournament will be used to provide scholarships and financial assistance to GNTC students on all six campuses. The Foundation also assists with purchasing equipment for programs, providing training for faculty and staff, and materials for the library.

Dade County’s Cantrell Named GNTC’s Newest Board of Directors Member

Walker County’s White Honored For Service

 

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“Dr. James Cantrell, left, from the Dade County Board of Education poses with Georgia Northwestern Technical College President Pete McDaniel after his swearing-in becoming the newest member of the GNTC Board of Directors.”

 

(Northwest Georgia) – Dr. James Cantrell, Director of School Operations of the Dade County Board of Education, has been selected as Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s newest member of its Board of Directors.

 

Cantrell was sworn in at the college’s October 2017 Board of Directors meeting in Rock Spring, Georgia. Cantrell has served in his current director role in education administration for the past five years in Trenton, Georgia. Holding a Master’s Degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Education Leadership and Administration and a Doctoral Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Educational Leadership, Cantrell has held administrative roles in Georgia education for the past two decades.

 

From 2001-2006, Cantrell served as both the Director of College and Career Education for the Greene County Board of Education, as well as the Assistant Principal at Greensboro, Georgia’s Greene County High School. Then, from 2007-2010, Cantrell was the director of Pupil Transportation for the Barrow County Board of Education in Winder, Georgia. Cantrell would then go on to serve as the Principal of the Baldwin College & Career Academy in Milledgeville, Georgia from 2010-2012.

 

Georgia Northwestern’s Board serves both in a community advisory capacity and in a limited administrative capacity, performing certain oversight responsibilities as designated by State Board policy. The local Board is comprised of 16 members from the business and industrial communities from nine counties in the service area (Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties). State Board Policy defines the role and responsibilities of the local Board. Board members are selected because of their experience, ability, and dedication to deal with issues that relate to the mission of occupational education and are without contractual, employment, or personal financial investment in the school.

 

Foundation Trustees of GNTC
“Present for the honor of recognizing Doris White of Walker County, Georgia for her years of service to Georgia Northwestern Technical College are several fellow Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation Board of Trustee members. Pictured, from left, are GNTC Foundation Trustee Damon Raines, Walker County Schools Superintendent; GNTC Foundation Trustee Linda Case, Former Department Head at Hutcheson Medical Center; GNTC Foundation Board Treasurer Carolyn Walker, Walker County Tax Commissioner; GNTC Foundation Secretary Doris White, Walker County Supporter; GNTC Foundation Board Chair Valerie Brown, NW Georgia College & Career Academy; GNTC President Pete McDonald; GNTC Foundation Trustee Jay Still, Grainger Onsite Manager Northwest Georgia; and GNTC Foundation Trustee Sherrie Patterson, Sutter Family Practice.”

 

A former member of the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Board of Directors, Doris White of Walker County, Georgia, was honored with an award that same evening. White, a long-time supporter of education in Northwest Georgia, received a service award for her many years of service to the college. Georgia Northwestern Technical College President Pete McDonald presented White with the honor for her service as both a member of the GNTC Foundation Board of Trustees, as well as a member of the GNTC Board of Directors.

 

One of White’s latest ventures in the name of the college’s mission helped bring in a donation from a local community foundation. The monetary gift helped the college’s nursing programs purchase a Fidelis LUCINA Simulator. The brand new equipment is a childbirth apparatus that helps student healthcare specialists safely practice various procedures that can occur during the last moments of pregnancy and the first moments of life!
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.

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