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GNTC’s Corey Carlile and Brittny Burns Named as Regional Finalists For the 2016 Student and Instructor of the Year Awards

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Corey Carlile (left) Georgia Northwestern’s 2016 GOAL Winner and Brittny Burns (right) Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year at GNTC pose for a picture with Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Gretchen Corbin at the Grand Hyatt in Atlanta, Georgia Tuesday. Judges selected both Carlile and Burns as regional finalists for the Technical College System of Georgia’s 2016 Student and Instructor of the Year awards.


(Atlanta, GA)
– Corey Carlile, Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) 2016 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner, and Brittny Burns, Georgia Northwestern’s 2016 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year, were both named as regional finalists for the Technical College System of Georgia’s 2016 Student and Instructor of the Year awards.

 

The finalists were announced during a banquet honoring the system’s most outstanding instructors and students from the state’s 22 technical colleges, as well as one Board of Regents college with a technical division, at the Grand Hyatt in Atlanta on Tuesday, April 19.

 

The State Goal winner and State Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year will be named at the GOAL and Rick Perkins banquet tonight (April 20). A panel of leaders from business, industry, and government will choose the Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) GOAL winner and Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year for 2016.

 

The Student of the Year and Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year will both serve as ambassadors of technical education in Georgia and will make many public appearances during a number of system and college functions.

 

As the grand prize, a new automobile provided by Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia will be awarded to the state GOAL winner. The Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize.

 

Carlile, a Marketing student from Aragon, is on the President’s List and is a member of Phi Beta Lambda at Georgia Northwestern. She received her high school diploma from Woodland High School in Cartersville, where she served on the yearbook team and as a student mentor for the Peer Facilitator Program.

 

“The faculty at Georgia Northwestern are amazing,” said Carlile. “They are extremely passionate about what they do and very energetic, which rubs off on the students.”

 

Carlile remains very active in the community by performing volunteer work for numerous organizations including: volunteer, American Cancer Society Relay for Life; marketing assistant, Atlanta Force Annual Golf Tournament; marketing assistant, Atlanta Force Annual Golf Tournament Championship Game; and top sales, Advocates for Children Duck Derby.

 

Brittny Burns, a Business Technology instructor from Kennesaw, has been an instructor at GNTC since 2010. Prior to joining Georgia Northwestern, she was a student representative for the Office of Development at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, Va. and a nuclear medicine intern at Sentara Healthcare and Bon Secours Health Systems.

 

“Technical education is essential to our local workforce,” said Burns. “As instructors, we have the unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students and our community.”

 

A Summa Cum Laude student, Burns received her bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology from ODU. As an undergraduate student, she served as vice president of the student ambassadors for the Student Government Organization and as director of Campus Outreach and Development of T.R.U.S.T., Inc., a community service organization.

 

She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta.

 

Burns is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and also currently a member of the National Association of Health Service Executives. She was an intern for the Business School Alliance for Health Management and is a certified technologist by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.

 

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.

Spring Fling 2016 Campus Calendars

***Also, on Wednesday, April 13… come out for Spring Fling fun on the Whitfield Murray Campus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Watch signage on your campus for the latest. Everything from your very own custom printed TRUCKER HATS to on-campus games for all GNTC’ers!

FCC Cosmetology Orientation Thursday!

Interested in finding out more about what Cosmetology has to offer you and your future?

Well, come by the GNTC Cosmetology during Early Registration week (March 21-25). Stop by the Cosmetology lab in B121 on the Floyd County Campus (FCC) on Thursday, March 24 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Or, give them a call at 706.295.6604 or 706.295.6208.

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Gallery: GNTC’s Top Student, Instructor Compete For Slot At State

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Sights from the regional level of the G.O.A.L. (top student) and Rick Perkins (top instructor) Competitions held at Lanier Tech March 1. Seen here are, from left, GNTC Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year Brittny Burns, GNTC Board of Director Jay Henry, and GNTC G.O.A.L. Award Student of the Year Corey Carlile. Henry, Director of Operations Support at Shaw Industries, served as a regional G.O.A.L. Award judge yesterday. Both GNTC winners competed against the winners from other colleges in our region of the Technical College System of Georgia. The top finalists for the state competition will be announced in a ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia in April.
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TCSG G.O.A.L. Coordinator Dawn Schmeelk, left, congratulates Corey Carlile for her performance during the regional level of the G.O.A.L. competition held at Lanier Tech March 1.
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TCSG Perkins Award coordinator Dawn Schmeelk, left, congratulates GNTC instructor Brittny Burns for her performance during the regional level of the Rick Perkins competition (for top instructor) held at Lanier Tech March 1.
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Seen here from the regional level of the G.O.A.L. (top student) and Rick Perkins (top instructor) competition are, from left, GNTC Perkins Award Coordinator Beverly Padgett, 2016 GNTC Perkins Award winner Brittny Burns, GNTC Marketing Program Director, Corey Carlile, 2016 GNTC G.O.A.L. award winner, and GNTC G.O.A.L. Coordinator Dione Waddington.

Corey Carlile and Brittny Burns Named GNTC’s 2016 GOAL and Rick Perkins Award Winners

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Corey Carlile (right) Georgia Northwestern’s 2016 GOAL Winner and Brittny Burns (left) Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year at GNTC.

 

(Rome, Georgia) – Corey Carlile, a Marketing student from Aragon, has been named Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) 2016 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner and Brittny Burns, a Business Technology instructor from Kennesaw, was selected as the college’s 2016 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year.

 

The winners were named during the Seven Hills Rotary Club meeting at Coosa Country Club on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The awards were sponsored and presented by the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce, the Seven Hills Rotary Club of Rome, and the GNTC Student Leadership Council.

 

Brandy Weaver of Whitfield County, who was chosen in December to represent Georgia Northwestern at the EAGLE Leadership Institute, was also recognized during the banquet. The Leadership Institute recognizes and honors those students who have demonstrated superior achievement in adult education classes and programs.

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Pete McDonald (left), president of GNTC and Corey Carlile (right), GNTC’s 2016 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner.

Carlile, GNTC’s GOAL winner, is a student at the Floyd County Campus and was nominated by her instructor, Mark Upton, director of the Marketing program. She was selected from a group of four semi-finalists for her presentation on technical education by a panel of judges representing business, industry, and higher education in the Northwest Georgia region.

 

“Corey is a diligent student, personable, a leader, and a mentor to other students in the classroom,” said Upton.

 

Carlile is on the President’s List and is a member of Phi Beta Lambda at Georgia Northwestern. She received her High School diploma from Woodland High School in Cartersville, where she served on the Yearbook team and as a student mentor for the Peer Facilitator program.

 

“The faculty at Georgia Northwestern are amazing,” said Carlile. “They are extremely passionate about what they do and very energetic, which rubs off on the students.”

 

She is currently a Teller II for First Citizens Bank and has served as a receptionist at Walk-in MD, a Teller II for Hamilton State Bank, and as a Teller I for Family Savings Credit Union.

 

Carlile remains very active in the community by performing volunteer work for numerous organizations including: volunteer, American Cancer Society Relay for Life; marketing assistant, Atlanta Force Annual Golf Tournament; marketing assistant, Atlanta Force Annual Golf Tournament Championship Game; and top sales, Advocates for Children Duck Derby.

 

As the 2016 GOAL Winner for Georgia Northwestern, Carlile will move to the regional competition and if chosen as a regional winner, she will compete at the state level against winners from the other regions of Georgia. She will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Atlanta. A panel of leaders from business, industry, and government will choose the Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) GOAL winner for 2016 and recipient of the GOAL medallion. The 2016 Student of the Year and state GOAL winner will serve as TCSG’s student ambassador during a number of system and college functions throughout the year.

 

As the grand prize, a new automobile provided by Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia will be awarded to the state GOAL winner.

 

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Pete McDonald (left), president of GNTC, and Brittny Burns (right), Georgia Northwestern’s 2016 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year.

Brittny Burns, instructor of Business Technology on the Floyd County Campus, was selected as GNTC’s 2016 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year.

 

Burns was chosen for her outstanding presentation about the value of technical education.

 

“Technical education is essential to our local workforce,” said Burns. “As instructors we have the unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students and our community.”

 

Burns has been an instructor at GNTC since 2010. Prior to joining Georgia Northwestern, she was a student representative for the Office of Development at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, Va. and a nuclear medicine intern at Sentara Healthcare and Bon Secours Health Systems.

 

A Summa Cum Laude student, Burns received her bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology from ODU. As an undergraduate student, she served as vice president of the student ambassadors for the Student Government Organization and as director of Campus Outreach and Development of T.R.U.S.T., Inc. a community service organization.

 

She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta.

 

Burns is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and also currently a member of the National Association of Health Service Executives. She was an intern for the Business School Alliance for Health Management and is a certified technologist by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.

 

As GNTC’s Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year, Burns will compete in the regional competition. If chosen as a regional winner, she will compete at the state level in the competition. A panel of leaders from business, industry, and government will choose one instructor to be the 2016 Technical College System of Georgia’s Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize.

 

The Rick Perkins Award winner serves as an ambassador for technical education in Georgia. He or she will make many public appearances throughout the year. The last state winner to represent GNTC was 2013 Rick Perkin’s winner, Troy Peco, director of the Automotive Technology program.

 

Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate’s 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 Names Semi-Finalists For 2016 GOAL Award

Four Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) students have been selected as the college’s semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Dione Waddington, coordinator for the college’s GOAL program.

 

Listed are students chosen as semi-finalists for the GOAL award showing (from left to right) the student’s name, program of study, GNTC campus, and nominating instructor:

 

  • Crystal Brazelton, Social Work Assistant, Walker County Campus (WCC), Pam Turner
  • Corey Carlile, Marketing Management, Floyd County Campus (FCC), Mark Upton
  • Cheyenne Johnson, Marketing Management, FCC, Mark Upton
  • Brandon Williams, Horticulture, FCC, Shannen Ferry

GOAL, a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students. GOAL winners are selected at each of the state’s 22 technical colleges as well as one Board of Regents’ college with a technical education division.

 

According to Waddington, a screening committee of administrators at GNTC selected the four semi-finalists from a list of students nominated by their instructors.

 

The four semi-finalists will advance to a second round of judging at the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce where a panel of business, civic, and industry leaders from the community will interview and evaluate the students and select one to be the college’s 2016 GOAL winner. The student judged most outstanding will be announced at the GOAL and Rick Perkins Awards luncheon held Tuesday, Feb. 2, at noon at the Coosa County Club in Rome.

 

The GOAL and Rick Perkins Awards luncheon is sponsored by The Seven Hills Rotary Club, Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce, and Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

 

All college GOAL winners will compete in regional judging, which will include students from the other 22 colleges of TCSG as well as the Board of Regents’ college with a technical education division. Three finalists from the region will be named and will compete in the state GOAL competition in Atlanta and vie to be named as the 2016 statewide GOAL winner.

 

The state GOAL winner becomes the student ambassador for the Technical College System of Georgia. They will make many public appearances throughout the year, including addresses to the Georgia General Assembly, the Governor, and other the TCSG functions.

 

As the grand prize, a new automobile provided by Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia will be awarded to the state GOAL winner.

 

Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate’s 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.

MyGNTC is Heating Up!

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Things are heating up on the MyGNTC portal!
We are ramping up the student experience on MyGNTC which will change the appearance of your portal!
Check it out! You’ll love the new look and the options it gives you will be sure to get you where you need to be.
MyGNTC… check it out today!
Things are heating up on the MyGNTC portal!
We are ramping up the student experience on MyGNTC which will change the appearance of your portal!
Check it out! You’ll love the new look and the options it gives you will be sure to get you where you need to be.
http://www.gntc.edu/mygntc.php

Survivor Contest on the FCC March 27

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SURVIVOR IS COMING TO GNTC MARCH 27!
Are you a fan of Survivor? Would you like to compete in Rome, Georgia!
GNTC is hosting a “Survivor Day” competition on the Floyd County Campus for 16-20 GNTC students and faculty! The winner will receive over $150 in gifts and prizes.
Please contact David in the Office of Admissions on the FCC by email and explain why you think you can be GNTC’s Best Survivor.
For more information or to apply please contact me at dmcburnett@gntc.edu

Heartburn and Healthy Hearts

Chili Cook-Off on the WCC February 18.
Cash Prizes to the top three finishers!
Drop by Student Life in Building 500 for more information!
(Also, Blood Assurance will be taking donations at the same time…)

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