The Lawrenceville college and the AARP Tax-Aide team up to offer help from Feb. 1 – April 16.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Gwinnett Tech in Lawrenceville, Ga., Habitat for Humanity and The Boys and Girls Club are among the nonprofits trying to encourage people to pause in their shopping and find a way to help others.
Will donating to charity ever be as popular as shopping during the holiday season? A partnership of nonprofits hopes so. For many people, the holiday shopping marathon began on Thanksgiving day, with some national chains opening their doors just hours after the traditional turkey dinner. Then comes Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, which has morphed into Cyber Week. Now, there's a new campaign asking you to open your wallet -- Giving Tuesday. The Giving Tuesday website says the effort, coming on the heels of days devoted to consumerism, is designed "to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations." …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Pansies, vegetables, herbs and more available at annual plant sale in Lawrenceville.
The Environmental Horticulture program at Gwinnett Technical College will host a fall public plant sale Oct. 16-18. The sale will run daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the school's greenhouse located near building 600 on the Lawrenceville campus. "We had such a great response to our expanded sale last year that we are again hosting the sale for three full days. We have a great selection, including flats of annuals for fall planting and fall herbs and vegetables," stated Aaron Poulsen, program director, Environmental Horticulture at Gwinnett Tech in a press release. The following plants are scheduled to be available at the sale: First time visitors to the sale will find the GTC greenhouse adjacent to building 600 on the Gwinnett Tech campus, …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
A state board approved the increase which will affect all state technical colleges, including Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, Ga.
The cost of classes is set to go up at technical colleges in the state of Georgia, including Gwinnett Technical College. The board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia approved a $10 per credit hour increase set to go into effect starting with the spring 2013 semester. Students will now pay $85 per credit hour. Tuition for a 15-hour course load will go up by $150 to $1,275 in January. “A tuition and fee increase was made necessary by the rising expenses to deliver our programs and lower state appropriations,” said TCSG Commissioner Ron Jackson in a release. “A state technical college education remains an excellent value compared to the cost, yet we fully understand the impact that any additional expense has on our students…
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Commissioner Ron Jackson of the Technical College System of Georgia addressed the new grads.
Over 600 graduates received their diplomas from Gwinnett Technical College Monday evening at the Gwinnett Arena. However, the school projects the will confer more than 3,200 awards to 1,200 individual graduates once all the grades and graduation applications are finalized. For the last nine years, Gwinnett Tech has awarded the most associate degrees in the state of Georgia. Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson addressed the Class of 2012. "Always show gratitude, return generosity and offer thanks. Never forget those who help you along the way," Jackson advised the graduates. He also asked them to continue to be curious. “Life-long learning is critical to life success. Don’t stop here,” he said in closing. Do you …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Landscaping author Jane Bath will speak as part of the Gwinnett County Public Library's Meet the Author series.
Gardeners looking for plants for their flower beds and yards can find them at the annual community plant sale at the Gwinnett Tech greenhouse April 17-19. Sale hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Also, landscape designer and author Jane Bath will be speaking April 17 at 11 a.m. She will discuss gardening and landscape design solutions that are included in her book "The Landscape Design Answer Book." Her book will be available for purchase and signing from 9 a.m. to noon. Her appearance is part of the library's Meet the Author series. Bath's talk is scheduled in Building 600, Room 104, at Gwinnett Tech, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway. "We're very excited about this year's spring plant sale. Our students have been working hard to fill up our greenhouse with a…
Thursday, September 29, 2011
With dignitaries, students, staff and the public in attendance, Gwinnett Technical College officially opened the doors of its new Life Sciences Center.
After six years in the making, and considered by many to be an accelerated rate of speed in building, Gwinnett Technical College’s Life Sciences Center was dedicated and opened to the public. The Life Sciences Center will enable GTC to add new curricula to its course offerings, while expanding on existing programs. GTC offers more than a dozen health sciences programs. “This facility represents the greatest community partnership I know of any community in our state,” said dedication keynote speaker U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson. Working together, business, industry and private donors contributed to the Life Sciences Center through GTC’s Legacy of Lives campaign. This campaign was led by honorary chair Ed Bastian, president, Delta Air Lines, …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
31 graduates have completed GTC's registered nursing program which started in 2009.
The inaugural class of Gwinnett Technical College's nursing program will be receive their nursing pins in a special ceremony on Wednesday. The 31 graduates are the first to finish the school's registered nursing associate degree program, which began in September 2009. They will join more than 550 other Gwinnett Tech graduates at the college's commencement exercises on Thursday. Although the graduates will have to take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses in order to work as an RN, nearly 40 percent of them have already received job offers. Gwinnett Tech hopes to double the size of its nursing class to 60 with the opening of the new Life Sciences Center this fall.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Hundreds turn out to learn about heart disease warning signs, symptoms and prevention.
You have heard about them. You have read about them. But how many would you recognize in yourself or your loved ones. Would you know the warning signs and symptoms of heart disease? “One in every 3 people will die of heart disease. And that is just one too many," was the purpose and theme of Gwinnett Medical Center and Partnership Gwinnett first event of 2011 health council series. This event was held at Gwinnett Technical College. The event entitled, "The Hidden Epidemic: Heart Disease in America," drew over 250 attendees. They came from all over Gwinnett County. Many came because they suffer with heart disease. Some came because they have family, friends that were lost due to heart related diseases. “I believe the crowd is indicative of…
Thursday, February 3, 2011
The school and organization are teaming up to offer free services to community.
Gwinnett Technical College and the AARP are trying to make Tax Day a little less taxing for residents. The two are teaming up again to provide free tax preparation services to members of the community, Gwinnett Tech students and staff. Volunteers from AARP's Tax-Aide will be on campus to provide help from now until April 15th. They will be at the Busbee Center, Building 700, Room 2.106. Help will be available Mondays through Thursdays from 1pm to 4pm and Fridays from 11am to 3pm. Tax assistance will not be available the week of March 9th. The deadline to file taxes this year is April 18th due to a government holiday, Emancipation Day, being observed in Washington, D.C. on the 15th. For more information about the free income tax …