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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.

 

Foundation Trustees
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.

Stephanie Scearce named Vice President of Economic Development at GNTC

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) has named Stephanie Scearce of Woodstock the new vice president of Economic Development. She will fill the role previous held by Pete McDonald, president of GNTC, and her first day will be Thursday, Nov. 1.

 

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Stephanie Scearce of Woodstock, Georgia is the new Vice President of Economic Development.

 

“GNTC is very pleased to announce the addition of Stephanie Scearce to the college executive team as vice president of Economic Development. Stephanie has many years of work experience in economic development in northwest Georgia,” said McDonald. “She has had direct experience working with many of the companies in the region and understands the critical role of workforce development for business expansion. Stephanie will be a great asset to GNTC and continue her good work for northwest Georgia.”

 

As vice president of Economic Development at GNTC, Scearce will be responsible for the implementation of all Technical College System of Georgia sponsored initiatives to enhance the economy of the northwest Georgia region. This includes providing support to the region’s community economic development enterprises and the development of locally initiated economic development programs such as customized employee training, short term career training and locally initiated continuing education programs.

 

She will be actively involved in the recruitment of new business and the expansion of existing businesses within the college’s nine county service area and will serve as a local point of contact for Georgia Quick Start. Additionally, she will develop and maintain partnerships with area Chambers of Commerce, business leaders, local governments and community development leaders.

 

“I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity to join the GNTC family. The team possesses valuable knowledge and experience I plan to absorb in learning how best to deliver GNTC’s economic development initiatives,” said Scearce. “I’m overwhelmed by everyone’s kindness in welcoming me into the new role, and am looking forward to starting the next chapter with this fine organization.”

 

Prior to her new role, Scearce served as the regional project manager of the Georgia Department of Economic Development since 2015. In that position, she partnered with local communities and assisted companies with expansion needs to create new jobs in a 15 country region that includes GNTC’s service area. Scearce located 86 projects that helped create more than 4,100 new jobs and $938 million capital investment in the northwest Georgia region.

 

From 2009-15 Scearce served as the executive director of the Fannin County Development Authority in Blue Ridge. Her role was to promote rural economic development in the county by creating jobs through product development, new industry recruitment and existing business expansion. Scearce helped to create 400 new jobs, $18.4 million in private investment and 2.4 million in community investment for Fannin County.

 

Additional economic development certifications Scearce received includes Georgia Certified Economic Developer through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at UGA (2018), Tennessee Valley Rural Leadership Institute (2012), Georgia Tech Basic Economic Course (2009) and Georgia Academy Regional Economic and Leadership Development Course (2009).

 

Scearce earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and graduated with honors. She attended KSU through a scholarship with the Women’s Basketball Team.

 

A star basketball player, Scearce was inducted into the Fannin County Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.

 

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.

GNTC Instructors Headline International Cybersecurity Month Webinar

Watt, West Join Experts In Month Long Series With Industry Leader

Man in short-sleeved button-down shirt sits behind his desk as he looks at two computer monitors. A wall full of plaques and award cover the brick wall behind him.
“Georgia Northwestern Technical College Computer Information Systems Program Director Dr. Dwight Watt hosted a session during a month-long webinar series for CompTIA, one of the world’s top information technology trade associations.”

 

 

(Northwest Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern Technical College Computer Information Systems Program Director Dr. Dwight Watt and Georgia Northwestern Technical College Computer Technology Instructor Jill West spoke to information technology specialists around the globe October 11. It was part of the month-long international webinar series, “CyberFest 2018.”
CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, hosted the event. The session hosted by Watt and West was called, “What Is Your Network Built With? Hay, Sticks, or Bricks?” It’s all part of a series helping promote National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October). The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the non-profit National Cybersecurity Alliance first launched the initiative in 2011.
Attendees from the United States, Sweden, India, Thailand, and other nations took part in the two-hour online event. “It was a wonderful opportunity to reach out to people around the world and help them take the next step in information technology,” said Watt. “Sharing what we know with our students in the classroom is an amazing opportunity for us throughout the year. Of course, getting a chance to make an impact on someone on the other side of the planet is also pretty impressive.”

 

The session covered networking and computer technology issues in the home, workplace, and in the classroom. The series also offered a special focus on end-user security, IT project management, infrastructure security, and Cloud security.
Watt is a Doctor of Education (University of Georgia) who holds more than 30 certifications in various areas of information technology expertise, as well as taught courses in the industry on the collegiate level for more than 35 years. He also writes a newspaper column helping users with miscellaneous computer technology issues.

West holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education (University of Memphis). She has taught computer technology to all education levels from elementary school through college level coursework. West has also co-authored networking textbooks during her career.

 

CompTIA is one of the world’s premier information technology trade associations. The CyberFest 2018 series is offered through the CompTIA Instructor Network. Learn more about the association at CompTIA.org.

 

Watt teaches CompTIA certification preparation courses at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. For more information on those courses, or any of the areas covered by the college’s programs in Information Technology, visit the GNTC.edu website. Or, you can call Georgia Northwestern at 866.983.4682. GNTC offers courses online, as well as on six different campuses across Northwest 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, 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.

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GNTC Develops Campus Police Force to Increase Focus on Student Safety

Three men in police uniform against a brick wall which has the college logo on it.
Chad Cardin (center) chief of police at GNTC, poses for a picture during a regional police chief meeting held on the Gordon County Campus in Calhoun. Also pictured is Steve Blevins (left), police officer at GNTC’s Walker County Campus, and Gary McConathy (right), police lieutenant at GNTC’s Gordon County Campus.

 

Student safety is of the highest priority on any college campus these days, according to Pete McDonald, president of Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC).

 

Which is why Georgia Northwestern has recently created and gained state approval for its own police force to handle incidents and promote student, faculty, staff and visitor safety at each of GNTC’s six campuses.

 

“The safety of our students, faculty and staff as well as visitors to our campuses is of the highest priority,” said McDonald. “A safe campus environment is critical to learning and skill development. Our new police officers are highly experienced officers who bring many years of knowledge to the challenge of developing and maintaining a safe college experience for everyone.”

 

In the past, GNTC employed part-time, off-duty officers from other agencies to police its campuses in the nine county service area.

 

“If you have an officer from another police department working for you, and as something happens, they have to follow the policies and guidelines for their department,” said Chad Cardin, chief of GNTC Police.

 

One of the key advantages to GNTC having a campus police force is that it allows the college to set its own policies and procedures which allows a concentrated focus on policing in the college environment.

 

“This means that we have more control,” said Cardin. “It is also advantageous to have a campus police department because you can operate it with less expense than hiring officers from other agencies.”

 

Chad Cardin was named chief of GNTC Police in March of 2018. A veteran police officer in the northwest Georgia region, Cardin has served as a police officer and trainer for the Tunnel Hill Police Department, assistant chief of police and captain for the Ringgold PD, police officer for the Fort Oglethorpe PD, police officer for the Dalton PD, and a detention officer for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office.

 

Cardin earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, master’s degree in Public Administration, and master’s degree in Adult Education and Training from the University of Phoenix.

 

The police department at GNTC is a fully certified state police agency as signified by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council and the Georgia Crime Information Center, according to Cardin.

 

“Campus police officers have full police powers and we are the same as other law enforcement agencies in the state of Georgia,” said Cardin.

 

The jurisdiction for GNTC Police, as defined by Georgia law, is public or private property under the control of Georgia Northwestern Technical College plus a 500 feet perimeter. GNTC’s police department operates under the authority of the Technical College System of Georgia.

 

“So far we have hired four full-time officers and I have twelve part-time officers who will join the department soon,” said Cardin.

 

GNTC’s police force has also reached out to other law enforcement agencies in the area to work together whenever necessary. In early September, Cardin hosted a regional meeting of police chiefs on the Gordon County Campus to introduce GNTC police officers to other law enforcement agencies in the northwest Georgia region.

 

Agencies that participated in the regional meeting included the Basic Law Enforcement Academy at GNTC, Chatsworth PD, Calhoun PD, Dalton PD, Fort Oglethorpe PD, GNTC Police, LaFayette PD, Lookout Mountain PD, Rockmart PD, Ringgold PD, Tunnel Hill PD, and Varnell PD.

 

The Basic Law Enforcement Academy at GNTC provided a presentation during the regional meeting to discuss how their graduates could help facilitate the needs of the region.

 

GNTC Police have also entered into mutual aid agreements with surrounding counties and municipalities. Under these agreements, college police officers can operate off campus when requested by other agencies to assist them.

 

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.

GNTC’s Horticulture Program Holding Fall Mum Sale Beginning Monday

The Horticulture program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) will hold a Fall Mum Sale outside of Building L located across from GNTC’s Floyd County Campus in Rome beginning Monday, Sept. 17.

 

Seven people in a garden holding potted plants.
Horticulture students pose with the mums that will be on sale for $5 each at GNTC’s Floyd County Campus starting Sept. 17. Back row (from left to right) David Warren, director of Horticulture at GNTC; Bailey Ellenburg; and Justin Womack. Front row (from left to right) Mark King, Terra Black-Coontz, Lane Strickland, and Nick Barton.

 

The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. On Wednesdays the sale will take place all day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

The mums will cost $5 each and the sale will continue until Sept. 28 or until the mums are sold out.

 

The plants are located in a fenced area outside of Building L and buyers should stop by Building L if no one is outside with the mums, said David Warren, director of GNTC’s Horticulture program.

 

“The flowering buds are just starting to show on the mums and should be in full bloom in a week or two,” said Warren.

 

According to Horticulture student Terra Black-Coontz, the various plant sales that GNTC has throughout the year provide students with a full learning experience.

 

“We plant the mums from plugs, propagate them, raise them to maturity, and then we sell them.” said Coontz, a resident of Calhoun. “It’s a very hands-on based process.”

 

All proceeds from the plant sale will benefit the Horticulture program at GNTC. Purchases may be made with cash or check and credit cards are not accepted.

 

Warren says that before this year is over the Horticulture program plans to have a fall pansy sale and also will have a poinsettia sale around Christmas.

 

“The pansies will be ready in three or four weeks,” said Warren.

 

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.

 

GNTC Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2018 Spring Semester

Georgia Northwestern Technical College is proud to announce the students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2018 spring semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.8 or higher during the semester with a course load of at least 12 credit hours. To be eligible for the Dean’s List the student must maintain a GPA of 3.5 to 3.79 during the semester with a course load of at least 12 credit hours.

 

President’s List Students for:

 

Catoosa County: Kelly Adams, Tyler Atchison, Jack Atwood, Stormie Bonner, Timothy Cobb, Emily Connell, Dantrinh Cordell, Kristy Craig, Hannah Drake, Jack Gillispie, Victoria Harvey, Connie Lane, Brandy LeVan, Ashley McKenzie, Jessica Nabors, Charles Pitts, Samantha Powell, Kara Rittenhouse, Amy Scott, Ashley Smith, Heather Smith, Francie Songer, Casey Stephens, Hannah Taylor, Tristan Turner, Bailey West, Jaime Whittemore.

 

Chattooga County: Thomas Anderson, Brandon Battles, Robert Brooks, Rebecca Coley, Christen Cordell, Jacob Cordell, Hannah Edwards, Rachel Hammock, Cassandra Harrison, Larry Holbrooks, Christin Ingle, Clarissa Jimenez, Kassidy Kirby, Zachary Ledford, Charles Martin, Sandra Miller, Neyda Paiz, Jeremy Phillips, Tyler Rowland, Adam Shields, Erin Sipsy, Austin Tapp, Lela Wright, Joshua Wyatt.

 

Dade County: Kaylee Anderson, Ashley Benge, Austin Campbell, Brett Furgerson, Leslie Lay, Donnie West.

 

Floyd County: Yesenia Aldana, Yakelin Alvarado, Emanuel Arroyo, James Asbury, Joshua Barlow, Carson Bilbrey, Genotee Blake, James Blakley, Stephen Bottoms, Austin Boyd, Skylar Boyken, Taylor Brannon, Allyson Bridges, Breanna Callahan, Isabella Chapman, Elizabeth Cohely, Charles Collins, Ariel Crider, Melissa Crowe, Randy Crowe Jr, Gerardo Cruz Fonceca, Hien Dowdy, Courtney Elrod, Dustin Elsberry, Alicia Flowers, McKenzie Floyd, LaShasta Frazier, Alexis Gonzalez, Hannah Goss, Andrew Green, Laurie Green, Jose Guzman, Avery Hall, Matthew Hall, Joshua Hickman, Simon Hopkins, Alexandria Ingram, Timothy Johnson, Chelsey Keasler, Eric Knutsen, Maciej Kozlowski, Catherine Lankford, Daisy Mejia, Rosa Mejia, Antavia Moten, Charnice Oliver, Jacqaline Orozco, Haley Ottinger, Derrick Parker, Brandon Patten, Ashley Pawlowski, Charlotte Peach, William Peters, Emily Phillips, Brittany Poole, Amanda Pope-Turpin, Catherine Pruitt, Moises Ramirez Sanchez, Skyler Randleman, Christopher Reddish, Nathan Reed, Jennifer Reyes, Madilyne Reynolds, Autumn Ridley, Kylea Riley, Christopher Roberson, Makala Ross, Mireya Santillan-Cruz, Kirsten Schabert, Madeleine Sharp, Courtney Shepard, Emily Smith, Dacota Sprayberry, D’Andre Swain, Lanesha Teague, Justin Thornton, Tucker Tumlin, Cierra Turner, Jamie Turner, Hunter Umphrey, Cameron Walsh, Kayla Watson, Charles Williams, Lola Williams, Nicholas Williams, Sherman Wright.

 

Gordon County: Deborah Acevedo, Jessie Allen, Viridiana Armstrong, Morgan Baggett, Juan Barrios Lopez, Amanda Bonds-Carmon, Rachel Braden, Polly Brock, Tyra Brown, Dustin Bruce, John Bunch, Anna Burton, Lacey Byrn, Derrika Carroll, Jacob Chastain, Maggie Cochran, Elisabeth Cohea, Timothy Davis, Andrea Dean, Tequila East, Travis Fitzwater, Noemi Garcia, Clyde Garland, Kelsey Garner, Rachel Goforth, Hannah Gresham, Nickee Hall, Rene Hernandez, Hayden Housley, Emily Hunter, Patrick James, Elise Jones, Kristen Langston, Katlyn Lester, Latorya Manning, Kimberly Marbutt, Kiya McDaniels, Sheila Miller, Urvish Mistry, Joshua Morse, Alexis Moss, Toni O’Neal, Ivie Parker, Disha Patel, Shetu Patel, Francisco Perez-Loza, Yaina Rios, Stephanie Rittenhouse, Amber Roberts, Kathryn Russell, Kenneth Sallies, Esteysi Samayoa, Wesley Saunders, Braylan Silvers, Brooke Silvers, Breeahn Slaughter, Chelsea Stanfield, Autumn Stokes, Garret Strickland, Ashley Thomas, Logan Thomas, Jake Thomas Touchberry, Jessica Tucker, Luz Vigil, Carla Watkins, Justin Watson, Kirsten Young.

 

Murray County: Tyler Baggett, Jeffrey Ballew, Troy Beavers, Corey Bishop, Susan Black, Dustie Bridges, Keona Brinkman, Jessica Brock, Aleasha Cannon, Gloria Freeman, Courtney Garner, Kimberly Hicks, Christopher Hooker, Alesha Hughes, Austin Kelley, Emily Maddox, Breanna Massengale, Santos Mondragon DeLeon, Hannah Moore-Chavarria, Jennifer Mora, Macy Pritchett, James Shearin.

 

Polk County: Juana Aguilar, Saray Bahena, Halee Blackmon, Matthew Blake, Jeremy Campbell, Kristie Campbell, Jenna Cates, Michaela Clarke, Candice Cline, Raquel Cruz, Stacy Daughtry, Cassidy Davis, Tyler Dennis, Nahomy Diaz-Villanveva, Tracy Elkins, Patricia Escutia, Jaime Flores, Joseph Floyd, Annslie Galliher, Jose Gomez, Mason Gore, Adam Grogan, Leonel Guzman, Bailey Henderson, Lacie Johnson, Cynthia Kirk, Landry Kirkpatrick, Corey Knight, Alexis Lewis, Owen Lewis, Leslie Lopez, Arlene Martinez Belman, Riha Momin, Jeffrey Moss, James Mulcay, Jessica Neal, Jamie Nesmith, Kennedy Owens, Kiersten Pirkle, Schilling Pirkle, Marvin Pointer, Lindsay Pope, Lauren Popham, Kim Raulerson, Emily Redden, Kristi Reid, Omar Reyes-Chavez, Dedra Roberson, Sara Robinson, Alexia Sanchez, Samuel Sanders, Taylor Smith, Daysha Snipes, Donald Tinnan, Autumn Tomlinson, Andrea Walker, Abigail Williams, Justin Womack.

 

Walker County: Mallory Bradley, Shannon Bryant, Draven Burrage, Christina Champion, Tommy Champion, Sterling Clark, Kendall Cochran, Abby Dalton, Robert Dooley, Christopher Dunn, Selena Dupree, Derrick Ferguson, Kristen Green, Megan Hancock, Megan Harkins, Holly Hartsfield, Amber Kendrick, Daniel Luke, McKenzie Marshall, Madelyn Mathews, Baron O’Bryant, Cody Pemberton, Dewayne Perkins, Maisy Price, Amber Quillen, Larry Renfro, Isabelle Rousseau, Jarrod Sitton, Jessica Skinner, Jarod Streetman, Bradlee Suggs, Pamela Tallent, Amanda Teeters, Molly Thomison, Steven Thompson, Christopher Walden, Chloe Watts, Madeline Willis.

 

Whitfield County: Martin Arredondo, Ashton Avery, Jonathan Brooker, Rosa Cabrera, Jenifer Camacho, Summer Cole, Sydney Covington, Christopher Elrod, Kimberly Glover, Keymonica Hall, Misty Hawkins, Chandler Henry, Janell Herrera, Donna Joyce, Sandra Landaverde, Jose Martinez, Abel Mendiola, Eris Moonstar, Katy Motley, Gonzalo Nunez, Jennyfer Paucay, Miryam Ramirez-Najera, Jimmy Ruiz, Rigoberto Ruiz, Cady Silvius, Maria Torres, Yhalia Torres, Baleria Vasquez, Andres Viscarras, Jason Warren, Douglas Williams.

 

Other Counties: Cecily Abernathy, Brianna Armstrong, Stormy Arnold, Matthew Baker, Tanya Beckom, Chandler Biagini, Jennifer Carter, Travis Clayton, Courtney Compton, Sierra Crew, Walter Crocton, Eli Cronin, Kayla Davis-Anderson, Leah Dixon, Alexander Eckelberry, Holly Evans, Rachel Flatt, Ashley Franklin, Sarah Gallegos, Jamie Grano, Jessica Hall, Candy Hill, Andrew Hooker, Amber James, Kevin Jerome, Sarah Johnson, Steven Kemp, Brandon Lafavor, Anna Lanier, Amanda Lindsey, David Martin, Cierra McLeod, Christian Metroka, Jennifer Moore, Kevin Moreau, Holly Nichols, Patricia Philistin, Ashley Phipps, Kaitlyn Roberts, Gwendolyn Schultz, Tiffany Sharp, Savannah Shaw, William Slater, Joanna Sumner, Bonnita VanNuys, Jessica West, Amber Wilson.

 

Dean’s List Students for:

 

Catoosa County: Tiffany Alford, Misti Clark, Alisha Cowan, Michaela Davenport, Sarah Dorsey, Jesse Flanagan, Meghan Godfrey, Shelby Guinn, Wyatt Haston, Chloe Keith, Susan Kinsey, James Massingill, Brandon Neighbors, Benton Smith, Casey Williams.

 

Chattooga County: Charles Barksdale, Taylor Bethune, Stephen Clowdis, Taylor Eagle, Dakota Finster, Ashlyn Hodges, Melissa Johnson, Hayley Jones, Ivy LeBlanc, Derek Reynolds, Tiffany Romine, Christy Smith, James Spraggins, Amber Uptain.

 

Dade County: Cassandra Highfield, Stefanie Munger, Kristin Thompson.

 

Floyd County: Keyli Ajanel-Perez, Benjamin Bartley, Kaycee Beard, Joshua Borgers, Rashonda Bryant, Elizabeth Carpenter, Sarah Cato, Taylor Cato, Shanna Ely, Sedric Floyd, Cynthia Fuqua, Zachary Grady, Gimenna Guzman, Teyannah Johnson, Courtney King, Cynthia Lawrence, William Leath, Brittany Lindsay, Makayla Mccullough, Lesly Miranda, Thaddeus Moore, Richard Parris, Nya Powell, Erika Reyes, Dylan Rogers, Nicholas Sharman, Leslie Sullins, Jin Takaya, Austin Temple, Marvin Tomas Gaspar, Matthew Trapp, Drew Ware, Landis Yarbrough.

 

Gordon County: Austin Allen, Enrique Arreguin, Alexander Bennett, Linsey Boatwright, Katherine Bogue, Emily Breeden, Charles Brock, Byron Campos Gomez, Courtney Childs, Cassie Cooper, William Corley, Andrew Crow, James Daniel, Bo Dooley, Mary Dudley, Fernanda Galindo, Dylan Greeson, Hannah Hall, Brittney Hooper, Candace Horton, Thaley Jackson, Sonia Jernigan, Leigh Anne Little, Dana Loudermilk, Beyda Martinez, Kalee Meadows, William Moore, Chasta Moss, Allen Newport, Mary Owens, Leslie Renfro, Victoria Roper, Monica Smith, Sarah Stanley, Samantha Upshaw, Keiyana Ware, Alexis White, Bret Williams, Mason Woodard, John Zapp.

 

Murray County: Christian Adams, Jonathan Banuelos, Joshua Benson, Jaron Black, Peter Carrera, Jerry Cloer, Maria Gonzalez, Victor Iturbero, John Thomas Langford, Jeremy McGaha, Kaylor Mullis, Tabitha Newton, Brooke Pritchett, Harmony Ray, Justin Sisk, Karen Sloane, Jonathan Thomas.

 

Polk County: Sonny Ballard, Austin Banks, Itzel Bautista Lopez, Christopher Culver, Ross Davis, Makallie Dellinger, Ronnautica Dixon, Kristen Dobbs, Logan Dunn, Griffin Elder, Dylan Fox, Katrina Harris, Harrison Hendrix, Britney Hodges, Cadmiel Hunger, Kirkland Jolly, Robert Kimmel, Julie Lackey, Realynn Lanagan, Chloe Lee, Shelbi Lewis, Elia Lucas Vail, Nicholas McMichen, Emma Mobley, Urbein Morillon, Amaria Owens, Anthony Robinson, Tyler Rowland, Elizabeth Sanders, Dylan Smith, Autumn Wallace, Kailyn Watters, Haley White, Anita Williams, Ansley Wynn.

 

Walker County: Brittany Alexander, Mary Elizabeth Amis, Krysten Barnes, Timerra Bell, Felicia Berry, Sayde Bradford, Maddie Brown, Veronica Cameron, Jeanna Currie, Robert Evans, Courtney Goins, Savannah Hancock, Caleb Higdon, Melanie Kellogg, Loretta Lambert McClure, Rebecca Lancaster, Dylan Lanham, Deidra Long, Samantha McCarty, Alivia Mount, Savanah Pearson, Angela Perkins, Lebreska Pike, Jennifer Pryor, Emily Redden, Hailey Robertson, Toni Rogers, Stephanie Spears, Kara Thompson, Samuel Veal, Kristin West, Angela Willbanks.

 

Whitfield County: Marcos Arredondo, Maria Arredondo, Samantha Bragg, Alisha Broome, Robert Cooper, Tory Faulknor, Briana Fossett, Ivan Garcia, Vanessa Garcia, Victor Garcia, Bryan Hernandez, Cody Howard, Destiny Justice, Victoria Laird, Madelyn Logan, Alejandro Luna, Edwin Luna, Lisbeth Maldonado, Amador Mares Torres Jr, Derek Martin, Anthony Ortiz, Ivan Ortiz, Wilson Paez, Britney Parish, Lindsey Patterson, Erika Perez, Maritza Perez, Maria Pimentel, Andres Ramirez, Jose Silva, George Soto, Phoenicia Taylor, Rico Whitener, Omar Zamarron.

 

Other Counties: Kaitlin Abernathy, Cohen Andrews, Caris Barton, Hanna Bedwell, Kaila Biagini, Tatyana Caver, Patricia Clark, Reed Couch, Donna Ford, Kim Fosdick, Travis Freeman, Emily Hall, Donovan Head Singleton, Valina Hopson, Matthew Howard, Alexis Jackson, Justin Johnson, Sebastian Lech, Kaitlyn Lewallen, Beck Maxwell, Theresa McWilliams, Margaret Meuesen, Melvin Mitchell, Kendrick Parker, Nathan Pursley, Andrew Raulerson, Maranda Sauseda, Robert Schaum, Jacqueline Smith, Savannah Stephens, Justin Sumner, Azizah Syedali, Elizabeth Tanner, Joseph Turner, Thang Vu, Kayla Wallace, Ashley Widener, Jalessa Young.

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.

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