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Leyner Argueta, Instructor of the Year for the TCSG, Commencement Speech

Leyner Argueta, program director of Business Management at GNTC, was named the 2019 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year for the Technical College System of Georgia. See the commencement speech he delivered during the Spring Commencement Ceremony held last month in the Forum River Center in Rome.

Returning Student Registration is NEXT WEEK!

Returning Student Registration is next week. (June 17-21)
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Darraj Wins Tech Scholarship, VW/CHATECH Sponsored

GNTC’s Kathrin Darraj has just won a CHATECH (Chattanooga Technology Council) Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year. Congratulations and see her story on our GNTC sites soon!
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Doughnuts On Campus!

Get your DOUGHNUT today on the FCC, PCC, and GCC! Celebrating National Doughnut Week!!!

Why are you eating a free delicious snack this week? Here’s how National Doughnut Day all started.

GNTC hosts the 2019 Young Scholars Program for rising eighth-grade students

Shaymaa Jabara (center), rising eighth-grader at Rome Middle School, samples the homemade ice cream that was created in Process Engineering class during the Young Scholars Program at GNTC. Adan Escutia (right), of Rome High School, served as a volunteer for the program. 

This week, Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) will be hosting the Young Scholars Program for rising eighth-grade students from Rome Middle School from Monday, June 10, through Thursday, June 13.

Teachers from Rome City Schools, and instructors and staff from GNTC, are working together to provide a quality, intellectually stimulating summer program. Approximately 55 students from Rome Middle School are spending the week at GNTC engaged in various Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs and tours of the college.

The students that attend the program are nominated by their teachers or principal for their excellent academic performance, outstanding character and positive attitude.

Theo Scott (left), rising eight-grader at Rome Middle School, jumps in the air to launch the rockets he built in Aerospace Engineering class during the Young Scholars Program at GNTC. Also pictured is Jaya Cooper (right), rising eighth-grader at Rome Middle School, and Randy Stafford (center), Physics Teacher at Rome High School.

“These are the best and brightest students,” said Frank Pharr, dean of Health Technologies at GNTC. “The students selected for the Young Scholars Program must have good grades and be in the top 20-25% of their class.”

This year’s Young Scholars Program at GNTC focuses on how STEM education relates to various careers. Activities during the week include hands-on learning projects in Process Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering.

“The program is designed for students who have an interest in STEM and they are invited to the camp to continue exploring the STEM fields that they normally wouldn’t get a chance to explore,” said Shanna O’Hara, eighth-grade camp director for the Young Scholars Program.

Through the program, students take part in a variety of hands-on learning activities that provides a head start for the upcoming school year and offers insight into future career opportunities.

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, 12,785 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,499 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 5,286 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.

Hang In There, Bobcats – Returning Students Register Next Week

Dual Enrollment Grad Recognized By His Mayor

Congratulations to Chattooga County’s Dakota Finster and to all of our DUAL ENROLLMENT GRADUATES!
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GEORGIA NORTHWESTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE YOUNG SCHOLARS PROGRAM

GEORGIA NORTHWESTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE

YOUNG SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Date: Monday, June 10, through Thursday, June 13

Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day

Location: Building H on the Floyd County Campus in Rome

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) will be hosting the Young Scholars Program for rising eighth-grade students from Rome Middle School from Monday, June 10, through Thursday, June 13.

This year’s Young Scholars Program at GNTC focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and how it relates to various careers.

Approximately 55 students from Rome Middle School are spending the week at GNTC engaged in various STEM programs and tours of 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, 12,785 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,499 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 5,286 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.

Popham Named President of Georgia Northwestern

Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Commissioner Matt Arthur has appointed a new president to lead Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Dr. Heidi Popham, Executive Vice President at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, has been named President of Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

“Dr. Popham is a strong leader for Georgia Northwestern Technical College,” said TCSG Commissioner Matt Arthur. “Her years of experience in technical education certainly equip her for the job, but it’s her passion for students and her commitment to developing a workforce within the community that make her the right choice to lead Georgia Northwestern Technical College going forward.” 

Dr. Heidi Popham has worked for Georgia Northwestern Technical College for more than 23 years. Her career at the college began when she was hired as the Executive Assistant to the President. Since then, Popham gained significant leadership experience having held positions as Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness, and in her latest role as Executive Vice President.

“I am honored to be chosen as Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s next president,” said Popham. “This college is a tremendous asset to the community and I intend to build on its legacy of providing northwest Georgia with a skilled workforce that meets the needs of the 21st century economy.” 

Popham holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Covenant College, a Master of Education degree from the University of Georgia, and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Georgia. Popham will assume her new role effective June 16th.

The State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia approved Commissioner Arthur’s appointment of Dr. Heidi Popham on Thursday, June 6th in Atlanta.

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