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GNTC Aviation Maintenance Technology Student Receives Scholarships

Stephanie Morris, an Aviation Maintenance Technology student at GNTC, was awarded two scholarships through the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance.
Stephanie Morris, an Aviation Maintenance Technology student at GNTC, was awarded two scholarships through the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance.

Stephanie Morris, a student in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC), was recently awarded two scholarships through the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM).

Morris received the “Pratt & Whitney Training Scholarship” that covers the cost of an engine maintenance course. Pratt & Whitney, an aerospace manufacturer based in Connecticut, is one of the top manufactures of aircraft engines.

She also received the “Taking it to the Sky with WAI” scholarship that covers the cost of attending the 26th annual Women in Aviation conference in Dallas, Texas. The conference is sponsored by Women in Aviation International (WAI).

“I have loved aviation for as long as I can remember, my Daddy used to always take me out to the airports and I would watch the airplanes take off, land, and fly around. It was just always a lot of fun for me,” said Morris, a resident of Rome. “Also, I am really mechanical minded and I love to figure out how things work so it was the perfect pairing for my career choice.”

Morris applied for the scholarships through the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance, an international organization that is open to both women and men. Membership consists of maintenance technicians, engineers, teachers, scientists, vendors, and pilots. AWAM’s goal is to help women in aviation maintenance related fields find ways to network and support each other.

“Throughout the course of aviation history you can see women have always played significant roles in aviation maintenance,” said Morris. “Especially during WW II when a lot of the guys had to go to war and the women had to take over doing certain things.”

According to Morris, Jon Byrd, director of the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at GNTC, was very supportive in helping students know what sort of scholarships were available.

“Mr. Byrd is great. He gave all the scholarship information to students and he told us that there were all sorts of different opportunities out there,” said Morris. “After applying for those scholarships I actually did some research on my own and found some other scholarships that were available to aviation maintenance students.”

Georgia Northwestern Technical College serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia with campuses located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties. Approximately 16,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fifth largest technical college in Georgia.

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Georgia Northwestern Inks Northwest’s Stanley


(Tunnel Hill, GA) – After running wild through GHSA’s Region 7-AAAA, Northwest Whitfield’s Head Boy’s Basketball Coach Ryan Richards is seeing success in placing his senior standouts into college. The latest Bruin to sign his name with a college is Northwest big man Dustin Stanley. The 6-foot-6, 210-pound post player will be joining the NJCAA’s Georgia Northwestern Bobcats this fall.

Stanley played a part in the Bruins run through the 2012-13 campaign. Northwest went perfect in region play, losing only one game after December 21, 2012; a GHSA playoff loss in Atlanta, Georgia to Grady High School. The Bruins beat their opponents by an average of 15 points per win this past season as they piled up a 23-4 overall mark.

“The past two years for Dustin have been an amazing transformation,” said Richards. “He’s a good leader. He’s a vocal leader. Most of all, he is taking a lot of size away as he heads off to college and I simply can’t teach size. He really brought a lot to our rebounding effort.”

Stanley, who was a monstrous GHSA 7-AAAA prep football lineman standout in high school, trimmed down for his senior year on the high school hardwood. “I’ve cut about 45 pounds now that football is done,” said Stanley. “I was 255 for football. Then, when basketball rolled around, the weight just came off. Basketball will do that,” added Stanley.

The 18-year old incoming Bobcat freshman didn’t blossom in basketball until his junior year in high school. “He only played the last two years on the prep level,” said Georgia Northwestern Men’s Head Basketball Coach David Stephenson. “But everyone who has watched him these past 24 months, including myself, can see that his best basketball is still in front of him. Not many prep standouts can say that at this point in their careers.”

With the Bobcats losing their top two post players in NJCAA All-Region and All-District player 6-foot-6 Alex Miller (Gordon Central alum) and team captain 6-foot-5 Bud Todd (Trion alum), size and strength are key areas of concern for Stephenson. “We are emphasizing toughness and real grit this year on our roster,” said Stephenson. “He’s a former football player, too. I find that student-athletes who played football, as well as basketball, have a bit more grit in their game. Dustin gives us that.”

Stanley will be joining sophomores 6-foot-6 Cody Cochran (Gordon Lee alum) and 6-foot-6 Jordan Robinson (Mountain View Christian alum) in the paint. Another Gordon Lee grad will return for time on the hardwood in 6-foot-5 Andrew Johnson. “Andrew made things happen with hustle last year, Jordan continues to develop into a true college forward, and Cody returns from an early season injury and we expect he’ll make his presence felt early and often. ” added Stephenson.

Todd will join the Bobcat coaching staff next season as a graduate coach. “If Bud (Todd) can give some of his basketball knowledge to Dustin, he’s going to go a long, long way over the next two seasons,” said Stephenson. Stanley plans to enroll this fall at Georgia Northwestern as an Occupational Therapy Assistant student. Georgia Northwestern is one of only two colleges in the state of Georgia to offer the specialized program. “I’m just looking forward to a great chance to go to college locally and also compete on the next level.”

For more information on Bobcats Athletics at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, contact the Office of Sports Information at 706.764.3813, through, or by e-mail to Georgia Northwestern Technical College is the largest college in Northwest Georgia educating more than 10,000 students every year. GNTC offers more than 200 programs on five different campuses and online throughout the year.

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Students Get Carded This Week At Georgia Northwestern

GNTC Cards are in the mail. Please do not throw these away when you receive it. Any students financial aid refunds will be loaded on this card. There are no funds available on the card when you receive it. Financial aid refunds will begin to be issued on February 3. You will not have to wait on the mail. Funds will be available the day of issuance. You can withdraw 100% of funds at any Suntrust branch with no charge. You can get up to $400 at any Suntrust ATM with no charge. You can also use the GNTC Card anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted, such as gas stations or grocery stores, to make purchases.

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