Thursday, May 17, 2012
Commissioner Ron Jackson of the Technical College System of Georgia addressed the new grads.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
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, 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, August 30, 2011
The gift will help the college launch its Health Information Technology program.
The Gwinnett Tech “Legacy of Lives Campaign” has received a donation of $75,000 from Cisco to will help launch the school’s new Health Information Technology program and support the new Life Sciences Center. Last week, the beginning of fall semester at the college, Gwinnett Tech opened its doors to the first class of "health informaticians" in the school’s associate degree program in Health Information Technology, according to a press release. "The partnership between education and technology is a vital cornerstone of economic development and Gwinnett Tech," Gwinnett Tech President Sharon Bartels said in the release. "Our students and our community are much richer for Cisco’s progressive investments in education.” Renee Byrd-Lewis director…
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Over 930 graduates of Gwinnett Technical College, including the charter class of the nursing program, picked up their degrees as they set courses to fulfilling their dreams.
“This graduation is different from any other graduation,” said Tai Le, at Gwinnett Technical College's commencement ceremony held Thursday evening, “because everyone graduating chose to pursue the program that is their passion. Regardless of what parents, the economy or any salary may suggest, we all hold our own fate and create our own path.” Le, a radiology technology program graduate, was selected to speak on behalf of all of Gwinnett Tech's Class of 2011. She started her address by telling the audience her personal story. She said her parents brought her to this country at the age of nine. Her parents didn’t speak English and the family lived on food stamps, but she said from that meager start to representing an entire class of college…
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
31 graduates have completed GTC's registered nursing program which started in 2009.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
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, March 26, 2011
Gwinnett Technical College hosted an Iron Chef-style competition for Georgia high school teams of aspiring chefs.
On Friday, March 12, Gwinnett Technical College welcomed 200 high school students with dreams of becoming a Top Chef to the Hospitality Education Foundation of Georgia’s (HEFG) State Championships. The competitors were made up of teams of high school juniors and seniors from schools across Georgia. Teams took part in either the ProStart Management or Culinary Arts competitions. According to Kerri Crean, the program director for Gwinnett Tech’s Culinary Arts program, The ProStart Management competition was an “opening a restaurant” competition for the high school students. Crean said teams prepared case scenarios and PowerPoint presentations pitching their restaurant ideas. Teams were judged on menu, cost analysis, restaurant blueprints, …
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, January 13, 2011
Auto service shops supports GTC's Automotive Technology program.
Gwinnett Technical College received a donation from Tires Plus Total Car Care in the amount of $3,000. This money will be used to buy more tools for the eight toolboxes the company donated to the college last year. The tools will help the 60 students enrolled in Gwinnett Tech's program to better learn how cars work and how to repair them. "[Tire Plus'] commitment to automotive education and to our program allows us to continuously improve the quality of training that we provide to our students with the expansion of our tool collection," said David Cloninger, automotive program director at Gwinnett Tech. The $3,000 gift is in coordination with the Bridgestone Trust Fund. "Our goal is to provide quality technical schools, like Gwinnett Tech…