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Generals Stop In For A Visit At The CCC

(Catoosa County, GA) – Students from Heritage High School (Catoosa County, Ga) toured the Catoosa County Campus (CCC) of Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Thursday. GNTC handles the largest number of dual-enrollment students in the state of Georgia.

Deadline for summer admissions to GNTC online and/or on-campus is April 23.

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College classroom full of high school students listen to college instructor at front of the class.
Students from Catoosa County, Georgia’s Heritage High School stopped in for a tour of GNTC’s Catoosa County Campus in Ringgold, Georgia Thursday.

Orange Grove and Georgia Northwestern Begin NW Georgia Venture

College helping adults with disabilities make a difference here at home

Adults walking around the front of a transit vehicle wearing cool weather clothing.
“Orange Grove Center’s Lead Direct Support Professional Blake Clark (helping people around the front of the shuttle bus) is one of several who assists these adults at the Georgia Northwestern Technical College location in Walker County, Georgia. This is a scene at the end of the day as Orange Grove Center clients climb on board a van that provides transportation to and from the new facility.”

 

(Walker County, Georgia) – More than two dozen adults in the Northwest Georgia town of Rock Spring, Georgia are getting the chance to make a difference right in their own backyard. Clients of the Orange Grove Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, are now benefitting from remote locations being established at community centers such as Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) in Walker County, Georgia.

 

In November of last year, Orange Grove Center officially reached out to GNTC about forming a relationship in the community. “Our primary purpose is to allow the people we support with intellectual disabilities to be able to receive and provide services in the community,” said Tera Roberts, Orange Grove Center Director of Adult Services. “Individuals in the program ride in vans to the college each weekday morning. From there, they will go to different places in the area to work, volunteer, and recreate.”

 

In just four months since the two organizations first spoke with each other, a lot of progress has been made. “We are new to campus, but we already feel welcomed,” added Roberts. “The administrators at Georgia Northwestern have been incredible to work with and super supportive of our mission. As we continue to grow closer, we hope some of the people we serve in the program will be able to volunteer in different capacities on campus.”

 

Orange Grove Center began as a recycling facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, approximately 20 miles away from GNTC’s Rock Spring, Georgia-based campus. Today, though, this non-profit organization is establishing remote sites like the one at GNTC across Northwest Georgia. Orange Grove Center serves nearly 1,000 people with disabilities each year.

 

“We are incredibly proud to be able to provide this opportunity for our friends from the Orange Grove Center, said Dr. Michael Fennell, GNTC Dean of Business and Industrial Technologies. Sandra McBride serves as the on-campus supervisor at GNTC’s Walker County Campus location of the Orange Grove Center. Blake Clark is the Lead Direct Support Professional and Nell Dodson and Joe Damsi are Direct Support Professionals available to help with the needs of their clients.

 

Before the remote sites, clients of the Orange Grove Center would have to be transported to other facilities, away from where they live, to be a part of other communities somewhere else. Now, the new Orange Grove Center site is up and running in Walker County, Georgia. They are looking for opportunities for their clients to work and volunteer in Walker County, Georgia. For more information, feel free to contact Orange Grove Center Coordinator Cathy Durham at 423-486-4869 or cdurham@orangegrove.org.

 

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. The Student Help Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 844-348-7659 or via online chat at https://helpcenter.gntc.edu. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

Elizabeth Anderson Named Vice President of Academic Affairs at GNTC

Close-up picture of Dr. Elizabeth Anderson from Georgia Northwestern Technical College.
Dr. Elizabeth Anderson of Rockmart the new vice president of Academic Affairs at GNTC.

 

(Rome, Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) has named Dr. Elizabeth Anderson of Rockmart the new vice president of Academic Affairs. She will fill the role previous held by Dr. Mindy McCannon, who retired in February.

 

Anderson brings more than 16 years of educational leadership experience to her new position at GNTC. Prior to her new role, she served as the dean of Arts and Sciences at Chattahoochee Technical College (CTC).

 

As vice president of Academic Affairs at GNTC, Anderson is responsible for the administration and evaluation of instructional services at all six GNTC campuses, off-site locations, and online education. She also is responsible for new program development and implementation, library services, disability services, tutoring, and apprenticeships.

 

Anderson is a member of the Georgia Mathematics Advisory Council with the Department of Education as the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) representative of higher education.

 

“We are very proud to have Dr. Elizabeth Anderson join the staff of GNTC as our new vice president of Academic Affairs,” said Pete McDonald, president of GNTC. “She brings many years of higher education experience to benefit the students of GNTC having served as a faculty member and academic dean at Chattahoochee Technical College.”

 

Anderson began her educational career as a mathematics teacher at Summerville Middle School, 2002-03, mathematics teacher at Cedartown High School, 2003-08, and a Learning Support Mathematics Instructor at Kennesaw State University, 2009-11.

 

At Chattahoochee Technical College, Anderson served as an instructor of Mathematics, 2008-11, associate dean of Mathematics, 2011-15, and dean of Arts and Sciences, 2015-18. She also served as the TCSG math representative for the Georgia Department of Education’s committee for developing effective assessment in K-12 education.

 

Additional higher education academic leadership duties at CTC included serving as program director for Interdisciplinary Studies, presenter for CTC’s Learning Support Redesign at the SACSCOC Annual Meeting, 2013, advisor of the National Technical Honor Society, 2013-16; CTC Council on Advisement, 2015-16; Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Committee, 2013; GOAL student interview panel, 2012; and Innovative Advisory Committee, 2011.

 

“I am truly excited to be here and be a part of the GNTC team,” said Anderson. “I am confident we will do great things for our students and community.”

 

Anderson earned a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from Jacksonville State University, master’s degree from JSU in Secondary Mathematics Education, and a doctoral degree in Higher Education Leadership from Mercer University. She received Magna Cum Laude honors as an undergraduate and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi at MU.

 

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. The Student Help Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 844-348-7659 or via online chat at https://helpcenter.gntc.edu. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

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GNTC Cosmetology Students host a Spa Day for Women from the Floyd Training Center and Highland Rivers Outreach

(Northwest Georgia) – Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Cosmetology program on the Floyd County Campus hosted a special Valentine’s Spa Day for women from the Floyd Training Center and Highland Rivers Outreach that volunteer regularly for Angel Express, Inc. on Monday, Feb. 12.

 

The student cosmetologist is wearing a red shirt. She's holding a comb in one hand and the client's hair in a ponytail with her other hand.
Alicia Flowers of Cave Springs, a Georgia Northwestern Technical College Cosmetology student, styles a client’s hair during the college’s Valentine’s Spa Day for women on Feb. 12.

 

The students provided free haircuts, hair styling, makeup services, and full service manicures and pedicures.

 

“Our department takes great pride in ensuring that our students have the opportunity to provide community service,” said Susan Stevens, instructor of Cosmetology.

 

Participating GNTC Cosmetology students included: Ciara Baker, Kaycee Beard, Skylar Boyken, Emilee Crane, Alicia Flowers, Josie Forson, LaShasta Frazier, Haydee Garcia, Marilyn Hernandez, Sheliah Hogg, Robert Kimmel, Alexis Lewis, Jessica McElwee, Brittany Poole, Anna Wilkins, Sarah Williams, Cynthia Woodall, Yesenia Aldana, Savannah Bentley, Tatyana Caver, McKenzie Floyd, Gimenna Guzman, Sarah Lane, Lesly Miranda, Jennifer Reyes, Autumn Ridley, Brittany Roberts, Madeleine Sharp and Tamarsha Watkins.

 

“We would also like to give a special thanks to Janet Batlzer of Angel Express, Laura Murray and the ladies from Westminster Presbyterian Church for providing lunch, Katie Bishop, Sonja Everett, and to Dr. John Beninato’s Office for furnishing Valentine’s bags for all the ladies,” said Stevens.

 

This is the third year in a row that GNTC’s Cosmetology program has hosted a Valentine’s Spa Day. Students also volunteered their time and talent for the William S. Davies Homeless Shelter in Rome during Martin Luther King Holiday in 2016.

 

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 GNTC.edu or contact a Student Help Center at any one of our six campus locations at 866-983-4682.  GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

Graduates Entrance at Georgia Northwestern’s Fall 2017 Commencement Exercises

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.

Georgia Northwestern Commencement Exercises In Dalton

What: Georgia Northwestern Technical College Fall 2017 Graduation Ceremony  
Where: Dalton Convention Center Dalton, Georgia 
When: Tuesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. 
GNTC Graduation
Georgia Northwestern Technical College holds two commencement exercises every year. A fall graduation is held every December in Dalton, Georgia. A spring graduation is held every May in Rome, Georgia.

 
(Northwest Georgia) – More than 250 graduates from across Northwest Georgia will be walking the stage at the Dalton Convention Center December 12 as they graduate from Georgia Northwestern Technical College. 
 
GNTC’s 2017 GOAL (Georgia’s Occupational Award of Leadership) Award winner, Miguel Ramirez, will be giving the graduating class their commencement speech. The Whitfield County resident represented the college in the GOAL competition this past spring in Atlanta, Georgia. 
 
An estimated 1,500 family members and friends are anticipated to be in attendance at the college’s commencement exercises. GNTC holds two ceremonies each year. A spring graduation each May in Rome, Georgia and a fall graduation each December in Dalton, Georgia. 
 
All graduates participating in the ceremony will be recognized for their academic achievements and presented with their associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. GNTC offers more than 200 programs online and on-campus. Campuses are located in Ringgold (Catoosa County Campus), Rome (Floyd County Campus), Calhoun (Gordon County Campus), Rockmart (Polk County Campus), Rock Spring (Walker County Campus), and Dalton (Whitfield Murray Campus). 
 
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, 14,151 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,956 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 6,195 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start. For more information about GNTC, visit us at GNTC.edu or contact a Student Help Center on any one of our six campus locations at 866-983-4682. For information online, visit the college at GNTC.edu, as well as on GNTC’s Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, WordPress, and YouTube channels. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution. 

GNTC Celebrates Apprenticeship Week!

More than 500,000 apprentices are currently training in more than 1,000 occupations nationwide. The HON Company, Mohawk Industries, and the Roper Corporation are among the companies taking part in Georgia’s Apprenticeship Program.

GNTC celebrates National Apprenticeship Week November 13-19!

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