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Touring The College

Several classes of Gordon Lee High School 10th graders visited the Walker County Campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College this afternoon. Students are seen here during quick stops in the Machine Tool and Automotive Technology program labs. Have a great weekend to all of our high school students across Northwest Georgia!
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GNTC Student Alice Towe To Give Presentation at the TCSG

(Rome, Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) student Alice Towe, winner of the 2015 GOAL Award at GNTC, was selected to present a service project session proposal at the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) system office on Tuesday, April 21, at 10 a.m.

Alice Towe, winner of the 2015 GOAL Award at GNTC, stands in front of the gardens  at the base of the Clock Tower in Rome. Towe, and a group of volunteers that she assembled, renovated the gardens and built the railroad tie stairwell.
Alice Towe, winner of the 2015 GOAL Award at GNTC, stands in front of the gardens
at the base of the Clock Tower in Rome. Towe, and a group of volunteers that she assembled, renovated the gardens and built the railroad tie stairwell.

Towe’s proposal “Green Thumbs Re-gain Grounds at Historic Heart of Rome” will be presented to a committee for possible inclusion in the 2015 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates that will take place at Atlanta in November.

Her presentation will discuss the renovation and restoration of the gardens at the historic Clock Tower in Rome.

“I wanted to give to the community; for the enhancement of the Clock Tower and for people who come into Rome to see our historic landmarks,” said Towe.

The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates will feature more than 2,000 global leaders from all around the world and over 25,000 students to engage in discussions and activities that promote global peace. More than 20 living recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize are expected to attend the international event.

The summit will last for 3 to 4 days and consist of mini-summits, debates, meetings, workshops, and other activities related to global civilization.

Towe, a horticulture student at GNTC, will present her proposal to the TCSG Nobel Committee, which consists of representatives from the TCSG system office as well as the vice president of Academic Affairs at Southern Crescent Technical College and the vice president for Student Affairs at Southeastern Technical College. The committee will determine if her proposal and GNTC is represented at the summit.

The project was initiated under the guidance of Mary Hardin Thornton, director of Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful.

“I have a great relationship with Shannen Ferry, the director of horticulture at GNTC, and it sort of clicked in my mind that this would be a great partnership,” said Thornton. “It would give her students some real hands-on work experience in a space where they could be really creative.”

Towe not only donated many hours of volunteer work on the site, she also assembled a group of volunteers that included friends, family, and an entire GNTC Landscape Management class.

“Alice just has this passion for horticulture and she’s infectious in communicating that passion,” said Ferry. “She gets people to get excited in what she’s excited about and then they volunteer to help her.”

Towe will compete for the statewide GOAL Award on Wednesday, April 22, the day after her service project session proposal at the TCSG system office.

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.

Training Student In Green Building Techniques

Watch this!

The Georgia Contractor magazine published this feature article about GNTC’s Residential Energy Efficiency Technology Program and instructor Donny Holmes.

http://issuu.com/a4inc/docs/the_georgia_contractor_mar-apr_2015/26

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

Fast To The Finish at Georgia Northwestern

Election Day Facts and Spring Semester

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Fun Fact of the Day on this Election Day!

November was selected in America as the month to hold major elections because harvest seasons were complete by then.
The first Tuesday of November was selected as Election Day because initially many people had to travel the day before to reach the polling place in time. Since most people did not travel on Sunday for religious reasons, they did not want elections to be on a Monday.

Bobcat Fact of the Day: Application and Testing Deadline for spring semester is November 25. (gntc.edu)

Flag Football Kicksoff This Week

Intramural Football begins this week on the WCC and FCC. ALL GNTC’ers from all campuses are invited to take part. FCC plays this afternoon on Bobcat Field. WCC plays every Tuesday. Game times begin at approximately 1:30 p.m.

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Cats Captain Signs With Four-Year Toccoa

Cole, Jones Ink With NCCAA Lady Eagles

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(Rome, Georgia) – Sophomore standout Emily Cole of Adairsville, Georgia officially has a uniform waiting on her at NCCAA Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa, Georgia this fall. Cole, a Lady Cats Women’s Basketball captain for the 2012-13 program, will wear the Lady Eagles jersey in the 2013-14 season.

A standout shooting guard for NJCAA Region XVII member Georgia Northwestern for the past two years, Cole caught the eye of Toccoa Falls College’s coaching staff during a non-region match-up with the Lady Cats in Rome, Georgia last season. Averaging 10 points per game in region play in her sophomore campaign, Cole will take her game and remaining two years of collegiate eligibility to Eagles Country this August.

The Adairsville (GA) alum closed out her last Lady Cats regular season with 16 points in a regular season finale which clinched the regular season championship for Georgia Northwestern in toppling Middle Georgia Tech, 68-66. Cole entered last season as a pre-season NJCAA All-Region First Team starter. The Lady Cats finished their regular season with a 15-10 mark.

Also joining Cole in Toccoa will be Rockmart, Georgia’s Alana Jones. After one year in a reserve role for Georgia Northwestern, the form Rockmart H.S. (GA) standout made the decision to also commit to Toccoa Falls. Jones was signed into the Lady Cats den just one year ago after coming off of a standout senior season in her prep career in GHSA’s Region 7-AA.

Tryouts and open workouts for the 2013-14 Lady Cats will be posted at BobcatsCountry.com. For more information on Bobcats and Lady Cats Athletics at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, visit BobcatsCountry.com, contact the Office of Sports Information at 706.764.3813, or e-mail to dfoley@gntc.edu.

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 26,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fourth largest technical college in Georgia.

N.E. Alabama, N.W. Georgia Focus For Lady Cats Cheer

Bobcats Round Out First Competitive Signing Season

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(Flat Rock, Alabama) – Recruiting for student-athletes in Northwest Georgia and the Tennessee Valley can be extremely competitive. For Northwest Georgia’s largest college, recruit signings have becoming more of a celebration of the best talent the region has to offer rather than an official school event.

“We’ve had colleges come and do signings all spring. However, it’s more of a family atmosphere and a showcase with (Georgia) Northwestern,” said Dade County High School’s Head Cheer Coach Lindsey Moore. “Recruiting for our region’s top cheerleaders has really picked up since they came into the picture.”

With Georgia Northwestern’s first year of intercollegiate cheerleading just months away, the Lady Cats have rounded out their NJCAA recruiting season with its focus turning to Sand Mountain and Trenton, Georgia.

The final weeks of May saw Georgia Northwestern recruiters making trips up and down Sand Mountain between, Ider, North Sand Mountain, and Dade County High Schools. As the signing season comes to a close, Georgia Northwestern has now inked Ider’s Nicolesha Russell, North Sand Mountain’s Paige Vaughn, and Dade County’s Rachelle Blansit and Maggie Tharp.

“I’m excited about competing with so many cheerleaders from across the area,” said North Sand Mountain’s Paige Vaughn after her May signing. “We’ve all competed in so many of the same competitions in high school. And now after this year with Coach Stoker recruiting me and some of the others from the area, we’ve had a lot to talk about and look forward to.”

In addition to early signees Tara Clark (LaFayette), Mikayla Derryberry (Ridgeland), Desirea Famber (Dalton), and Mina Winters (LaFayette), the Lady Cats have a solid eight NJCAA student-athletes that will serve as the cornerstones of Georgia Northwestern’s latest intercollegiate athletic offering which is expected to field an initial squad of 16 cheerleaders.

“All eight are tremendous athletes and leaders on their prep squads,” said Stoker. “We couldn’t afford to have anything less than best with this being our pilot season.”
The Gordon Lee Invitational Cheer Competition held in Chickamauga, Georgia last October gave first-year Cats Cheer Head Coach Karen Stoker a great look at what the area had to offer in 2013. “We used that event as a great recruiting tool for us,” said Stoker. “We are putting together a team that can compete, not just show up. This is an opportunity for the region’s best to take their skill sets to the collegiate level. It’s a chance to showcase what we have to offer, as well as what these athletes can do in the classroom and on the floor.”

For the 2012-13 season, the Cats Cheer program will solely cheer for the college’s NJCAA Region XVII Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs which run from October through March. The college is looking into the possibility of expanding the program in the near future, as well as adding more athletic offerings through its Northwest Georgia campuses. The Bobcat Golf program is set to tee off in spring of 2014 as the search for the program’s first coach is now underway.

For more information on Bobcats Athletics at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, contact the Office of Sports Information at 706.764.3813, through BobcatsCountry.com, or by e-mail to dfoley@gntc.edu. 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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