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Georgia Northwestern Awards Scholarships to 31 NW Georgia High Schools Grads

GNTC Assisting In Nine Different Counties

 

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“Georgia Northwestern Technical College Director of Institutional Advancement Jason Gamel awards the 2017 GNTC Foundation Scholarship to Chattooga High School graduate Megan Hardin at a May awards banquet in Summerville, Georgia.”

 

 


(Northwest Georgia) – The Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Foundation is giving scholarship awards to one deserving student at each of its 31 high schools in the college’s nine-county Northwest Georgia service area.

High school administrators and GNTC Foundation Trustees have been busy during these last few weeks. Every scholarship winner is receiving a $250 award to help pay for the expenses of the first year of college.

From GNTC employees donating to the foundation on all six of its campuses, to fundraising events in our communities throughout the year, the GNTC Foundation works hard to raise the funding for these scholarships.

The winners of the 2017 GNTC Foundation Scholarships are Casandra Moore, Armuchee HS; Christopher Parker, Calhoun HS; John Zapp, Calhoun College and Career Academy; Chase Manning, Cedartown HS; Megan Hardin, Chattooga HS; Keely Valdiva, Coahulla Creek HS; Landis Yarbrough, Coosa HS; Whitney Craig, Dade County HS; Jose Villeda, Dalton HS; Erik Fitz, Floyd College and Career Academy; Martin Pineda, Gordon Central HS; Robin Reyes, Gordon County College and Career Academy; Amber Wallin, Gordon Lee HS; Cole Ryan, Heritage HS; Timothy Chamlee, Lafayette HS; Morgan Schaefer, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe HS; Montana Wheeler, Model HS; Jordan Green, Murray County HS; Jacquelyn Reyes, Morris Innovative HS; Adriana Robertson, North Murray HS; Sierra Casteel, Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy; Samuel Weaver, Northwest Whitfield HS; Taineisha Brown, Pepperell HS; Guadalupe Adame, Phoenix HS; Braden Peace, Polk County College and Career Academy; Ashton Pritchett, Ridgeland HS; Karen Gray, Ringgold HS; Megan Bentley, Rockmart HS; Nyshaia Whatley, Rome HS; Thaley Jackson, Sonoraville HS; Cristian Antillon, Southeast Whitfield HS; and Jordan Floyd, Trion HS.

“We are truly honored to be welcomed into each of our high schools. It’s a humbling opportunity to be allowed to help recognize our latest high school graduates on their accomplishments,” said GNTC Director of Institutional Advancement Jason Gamel. “We were blessed with a surprise donation this year. An anonymous donor asked to set up an alumni scholarship at one of our high schools that would award 11 graduates for their hard work and commitment to go to college. We’d love to partner with others about doing the same at their Alma Mater.”

Alumni Scholarship Winners
“The first-ever recipients of the Chattooga Alumni Scholarships are shown here shortly after being recognized at a May awards banquet in Summerville, Georgia. Shown, from left, are Jason Gamel, Georgia Northwestern Technical College Director of Institutional Advancement, and scholarship winners Meghan Campbell, Billy Young, Alexis Ashworth, Katlyn Sutton, Jonathan Rape, Bradyn Elsberry, Talea Covington, Joshua Wyatt, Sydney Smith, and Ashlee Brumit. Not shown is scholarship winner Joshua York.”

The anonymous donor of this new annual gift was a graduate of Chattooga High School in Summerville, Georgia. This is a gift that is scheduled to continue every year to this person’s Alma Mater. This gift allowed the GNTC Foundation to award $250 Chattooga Alumni Scholarships to the following Class of 2017 graduates: Alexis Ashworth, Ashlee Brumit, Meaghan Campbell, Talea Covington, Bradyn Elsberry, Jonathan Rape, Sydney Smith, Katlyn Sutton, Joshua Wyatt, Joshua York, and Billy Young.

The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation helps fund academic and support programs at the college throughout the year. Their efforts have helped thousands of Northwest Georgia students attend college. 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 Catoosa, Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield Counties in Georgia. GNTC directly serves the residents in Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield Counties in Georgia.

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.

 

Scholarships To Dalton Student, Success In Bilingual World

Hernandez’ Work In Community Leads To Help Getting To College

 

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“Dalton Rotary Club member Rob Bradham presented Morris Innovative High School senior Marco Hernandez with the Dalton Rotary Club “Service Above All” Award earlier this month. Hernandez plans to attend Georgia Northwestern Technical College this fall.”

 

(Whitfield County, Georgia) – When Morris Innovative High School senior Marco Hernandez walks across the graduation stage in Dalton, Georgia May 26, it’s not just a diploma he’ll be leaving high school with. A historic sense of pride will accompany Hernandez as he will become the first person in his family to graduate from high school.

Paving the way for his five brothers and sisters to succeed, organizations in the Dalton, Georgia area have decided to do the same for him. To help with collegiate expenses, the First Bank of Dalton, in partnership with the Roman Open Charities, has awarded Hernandez $500. He was also awarded the Roman Open Charities Scholarship for $1,000. Also, the Dalton Rotary Club awarded the soon-to-be 2017 high school graduate with their “Service Above Self” Award.

Hernandez, 19, plans to take his first classes at Georgia Northwestern Technical College later this year. The Dalton, Georgia resident plans to build a life helping others in need. “I really want to be a social worker with families and schools,” said Hernandez. “But, I really want to have a non-profit organization that would help the homeless and the children of new families that move into the area. Giving back to my community by doing social work is the best way I can think of to begin my life.”

Beyond his academics, Hernandez has actively worked with the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce, the Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership, and the Dalton City Schools Central Office. “I want to work with people and help them see their potential,” said Hernandez.

One of Hernandez’ many passions is working with the Translation Academy at Morris Innovative High School. Hernandez, along with many other students, helps assist anyone who speaks Spanish fluently, but not English. The Academy helps train not only the importance of being bilingual, but also the importance of being an active part of the community around you. Nearly half of the residents in Dalton, Georgia are Hispanic. “I just want to be able to help the businesses and the people in the community, too,” said Hernandez.

The Translation Academy was launched five years ago by Paige Watts, a Spanish instructor with Dalton City Schools. “During their time in the Translation Academy, students realize their value to the community, the vast opportunities that are available to them, as well as how to pursue their future goals,” said Watts. The academy works with students and adults in the community, alike. More than 60-percent of the students in the Dalton City School system are Hispanic.

With the support of his parents, Joaquin and Marisol Hernandez, the future Georgia Northwestern freshman says it’s been a real team effort for him to get where he is today. “Just all of the teachers and staff at the school, as well as the organizations that I have got to work with, have really helped me decide to pursue this career,” said Hernandez. “I’m just thankful and plan to take full advantage of all of this.”

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.

Dental Assisting Grad Wins Scholarship

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Kasey Southerlin, a graduate of the Polk County Campus Dental Assisting Program, received a Dental Assisting scholarship from the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on March 25.
Kasey was pampered with a complimentary hotel room, complete with breakfast and a parking pass. She was recognized in front of Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Dental Assistants from all over the state. Way to go Kasey! We are so proud of you!

Future Heroes Scholarship Program

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The Future Heroes Scholarship Program has been established by Owen Security Solutions to provide scholarships to the children of first responders to attend the college of their choice. The $500 scholarship will be awarded annually to a student in North Georgia who has demonstrated scholastic achievement, civic engagement, and leadership in his or her community. The deadline for submitting your application is March 23, 2017. Program details along with the application can be found at www.owensecurity.com/futureheroes.

“Every community in North Georgia witnesses the bravery of police officers, firefighters and other first responders. They work every day to keep us safe. This scholarship is another way we can recognize their daily selfless actions by helping their children achieve a more secure future through advanced education”, said company President Justin Owen. “Recognizing first responders and their families is very important to us”, he explained. “We established our Protect Our Local Heroes Program which provides all active police offices, firemen and EMTs with a Free Security System or a year monitoring service. This scholarship gives us a chance to do something more and focus on the children of first responders.”

The Owen Security’s Future Heroes Scholarship Program is open to high school students who live in North Georgia. All Georgia high school students, 15 or older, whose parent is a first responder are eligible to participate in a security industry scholarship program sponsored by the Electronic Security Association (ESA). An active member of the Georgia ESA chapter, Owen Security endorses ESA’s awards given to children of first responders through its national Youth Scholarship Program. The 2015 ESA Youth Scholarship Program will award a $7,500 scholarship to the first-place winner, and $2,500 to the second-place winner selected from applicants across the country. The Georgia chapter offers a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving Georgia student. Details can be found here: www.owensecurity.com/futureheroes.

Please submit your applications by email, achastain@owensecurity.com, or to April Chastain at Owen Security Solutions, 209 South Wall Street, Calhoun, GA 30701. Please do not hesitate to contact April if you have any questions. She can be reached at 706-629-7398 Ext 114 or 706-263-5791. Thank you for your interest in the Future Heroes Scholarship.

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Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarships Winners Presented with Customized Westwood Tool Kits at GNTC

(Northwest Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) students Austin Hill and Stephanie Morris, winners of the $2,000 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship, were recently presented with their customized Westwood® tool kits that were also part of the scholarship.

Steve Garrison (c) Austin Hill (r) Stephanie Morris (l)

The toolkits were presented to Hill and Morris at GNTC’s Gordon County Campus by Steve Garrison, branch network manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s Chattanooga, Tenn. and Dalton, Ga. locations.

 

Through this scholarship program, Grainger offers qualified community college and technical college students financial scholarships in industrial and public safety programs. Nearly 800 students have earned scholarships since the program’s inception in 2006. In addition to financial support, Grainger provides each graduating scholarship recipient with a Westward® toolkit to help launch the student’s professional career.

 

Hill is a student in the Automotive Technology program on GNTC’s Walker County Campus and Morris is a student in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at the Aviation Training Center near the Floyd County Campus.

 

Morris is also the recipient of several additional scholarships including the “Pratt & Whitney Training Scholarship” and the “Taking it to the Sky with WAI” scholarship through the Association of Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM). She also received a scholarship from the Georgia Business Aviation Association.

 

The Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship program has helped technical education students across the country realize their educational goals. The scholarship was created to address the national shortage of skilled workers in manufacturing, welding, and other industrial occupations.

 

For more information, please visit the website www.graingercsr.com/serving-our-communities/skilledtrades/.

 

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.

GNTC and Educational Partners Receives Southern Company Partnership Excellence Award

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Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) was recently presented with the Southern Company Partnership Excellence Award for their role in the Instrumentation and Controls Academy – an educational partnership between GNTC, Southern Company, Central Georgia Technical College, and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

 

The academy provides students with hands-on training on the same equipment and simulators that Southern Company uses to train its employees.

 

As part of The Instrumentation and Controls Academy, all three colleges have a state-of-the-art facility on their campuses that provides both training to students seeking an associate degree in Instrumentation and Controls, and advanced training for employees of Southern Company.

 

“The I&C Academy is two part,” said Tom McNeal, workforce development specialist at Georgia Power. “It is training our workforce that we already have and it is also getting I&C students prepared for great careers with us and our customers which benefits economic development efforts throughout the state.”

 

Georgia Northwestern’s Instrumentation and Controls Academy is located on the Polk County Campus in Rockmart. Students pursuing the associate degree in Instrumentation and Controls, who also excel in the program, have the option of entering the I&C Academy.

 

“To be eligible for the academy an Instrumentation and Controls student must maintain a 3.0 grade point average, meet certain work ethics, and then I do an evaluation on them,” said Dick Tanner director of the Instrumentation and Controls program at GNTC. “Based on that evaluation they are eligible for the academy.”

 

McNeal says that with technology constantly changing additional training will be required for the workforce which is what makes educational partnerships such as the Instrumentation and Controls Academy significant.

 

“Georgia Northwestern has always been an excellent partner and we couldn’t ask for a better group of people who care about the community and they help make us better,” said McNeal.

 

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.

Brand New Scholarships for Brand New High School Grads

Manufacturing scholarships available for new high school graduates entering Technical College System of Georgia

 

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New Money For New Grads In Georgia In 2016

 

ATLANTA – Georgia manufacturers are hiring, and Georgia students wishing to pursue careers in the industry can now apply for scholarships aimed at building the manufacturing workforce in the state. The Manufacturers Education Foundation, in partnership with American Made Movie and American Town LLC and the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation, is funding $20,000 in scholarships this fall to students who enroll in the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG).

Formerly awarded only to college students who have completed 15 hours in a manufacturing program, scholarships are now also available to recent high school graduates pursuing a career in manufacturing. Scholarships apply to program areas including automated manufacturing technology, engineering technology, electronics technology, industrial systems technology, industrial maintenance, electrical maintenance and mechatronics.

“There is no greater need by manufacturers across our state than access to a pool of talent prepared to begin a career in manufacturing,” said Roy Bowen, president of the Georgia Association of Manufacturers. “To grow that pipeline of talent, the Georgia Association of Manufacturers and its member companies must make students, parents, teachers and counselors more aware of the rich career opportunities in manufacturing, and the support for continued education after beginning work.”

“Manufacturing is critically important to Georgia’s economy, and this scholarship will help students receive the high degree of training now needed to work in manufacturing,” said Lauren Pugh, Executive Director of the TCSG Foundation. “We appreciate the partnership that is making this scholarship possible.”

Information about the scholarships are available by contacting the TCSG Foundation office at 404-327-6918 or visiting https://tcsg.edu/tcsg_foundation_scholarships.php.

The mission of the TCSG Foundation is to support the Technical College System of Georgia through marketing, advocacy and fundraising to benefit college students, programs and faculty.

30 NW Georgia High Schools Benefit From GNTC Scholarships

Georgia Northwestern Helping Grads In Nine Different Counties

 

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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 GNTC.edu, 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.

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