2014 Welcome Week

2014 Welcome Week

Good Tuesday morning, Cats Country!

It’s Welcome Week on the FCC this week. (Keep an eye out for upcoming activities on your campus)
On the FCC, beginning today, is a “Trucker Hat Giveaway!” Get a brand new hat with YOUR special design from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. today!
Wednesday – The Varsity is serving you lunch beginning at 11:45 a.m. (First 380 students in line!)
Thursday – Picture Day! Get a crack at posing in “The Big Red Chair!”
Also, Thursday – Intramural Softball begins on the FCC! (Sept 9. on the WCC.)

*For more information, contact Mr. McBurnett at dmcburnett@gntc.edu!

Have a great day at Georgia Northwestern!

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Want to sample the best in cuisine from around the world?
GNTC Culinary Arts Director Chef Greg Paulson and his understudies invite you to take part in banquet style dining on sixteen different dates during the fall term.
Join them at the Woodlee Culinary Arts Facility on the FCC next Thursday or Friday for an American Style Service. It will be a three-course set and presented meal for only $6 each! (The first two days of dining will be September 4 & 5.

For reservations, contact Chef Greg Paulson at 706.295.6880. Otherwise, if available, walk-ups will be welcomed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please arrive no later than 12:15 p.m. for seating to be arranged. All meal services begin promptly at 12:30 p.m.
Only cash or personal checks, please!

Menus will be posted soon.

 

See You Tuesday, GNTC!

Posted: August 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Reminder! The campuses of Georgia Northwestern Technical College will be closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day. All campuses will re-open on Tuesday, September 2.

Have a great Friday in Cats Country!

“Georgia Northwestern Director of College Development Jason Gamel, far right, helps encourage donations to the GNTC Foundation throughout the year. The Grainger Foundation is a previous donor who has helped make the financial burden of college a little easier for students headed to Georgia Northwestern. Last year, the Grainger Foundation donated $10,000 to help with the expense of education at Georgia Northwestern. Pictured, from left, are Vann Brown, GNTC Board Member; Karen Butler, Account Manager at Grainger; Jay Still, Branch Manager at Grainger, and Gamel.”

“Georgia Northwestern Director of College Development Jason Gamel, far right, helps encourage donations to the GNTC Foundation throughout the year. The Grainger Foundation is a previous donor who has helped make the financial burden of college a little easier for students headed to Georgia Northwestern. Last year, the Grainger Foundation donated $10,000 to help with the expense of education at Georgia Northwestern. Pictured, from left, are Vann Brown, GNTC Board Member; Karen Butler, Account Manager at Grainger; Jay Still, Branch Manager at Grainger, and Gamel.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

GNTC Foundation Honoree Among 29 From Northwest Georgia

 

(Northwest Georgia) – The 2014 class of Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation scholarship recipients are off and underway this fall. GNTC’s foundation awarded scholarships to students at 29 high schools in the college’s nine-county service area this past spring.

 

A 2013 recipient made big waves on the national stage in his first year in college, thanks in part to his gift from the GNTC Foundation. Jonathan Hammond, a 19-year-old from Chatsworth, Georgia, is on his way to being one of the region’s top computer support specialists.

 

In his freshman year on the Whitfield Murray Campus of Georgia Northwestern, Hammond was named to the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) professional skills competition team. As a result of capturing first place in the Help Desk category on the state level in Atlanta, Georgia this past spring, Hammond earned a spot in the National PBL Competition this past June. When the competition had closed, Hammond would place ninth in the nation in his computer specialty category.

 

It was just one year before he stood in the national spotlight that the Georgia Northwestern Foundation helped make that happen. In 2013, Hammond was one of 26 high school seniors to receive cash scholarships of $250 each to help handle the costs of a collegiate education.

 

“I believe I was selected for the scholarship. I didn’t know I was getting it at all,” said Hammond. “Throughout high school, I would get invited to awards night each year. My senior year, I got that invite again. But, it was a different deal. When a representative from Georgia Northwestern got up and announced that I had won, that was a big shock.”

 

That representative, who has also awarded dozens of similar scholarships over the years, was GNTC’s Director of Institutional Advancement Jason Gamel. “We try to encourage private contributions in order to build and maintain outstanding academic and support programs at the college,” said Gamel. “Donations to the Foundation support areas of institutional need including scholarships to deserving students, equipment purchases, materials for the library, and staff development.” Gamel, GNTC staff, and GNTC Foundation Board of Directors have helped make these presentations across the region each spring.

 

The GNTC Foundation first began serving the people of Northwest Georgia and the Tennessee Valley in 1988. Hammond is in GNTC’s Computer Support Specialist program under the advisement of Mr. Ron Vick. Hammond plans to graduate in 2015. For more information on the GNTC Foundation, contact Jason Gamel at 706.764.3810 or by e-mail at jgamel@gntc.edu

 

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. Georgia Northwestern offers classes on-campus or online throughout the year. GNTC 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.

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Have a great Thursday in Cats Country!

It will be a bit of a longer flight Friday afternoon as the Lady Cats Volleyball program hits the road to Powell, Tennessee for a Tri-Match. Good luck to Coach Powell and the Lady Cats!

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(Walker County, GA) – Social media has been abuzz for over a month now with people from all walks of life posting videos of themselves taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and the Ice Bucket Challenge fever that has swept the nation hasn’t been lost on the coaches and athletes at Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

The Bobcats volleyball team, golf team and cheerleaders have braved the icy dousing in the past week as a way to help raise awareness and money for ALS research.

The Ice Bucket Challenge began its viral journey with Massachusetts resident Pete Frates, who at the age of 29 has lived with the disease since 2012. It has since spread to millions of people, including famous athletes and celebrities.

According to the ALS Association (ALSA) website, monetary donations spurred by the challenge have totaled $70.2 million in the past month alone. In that same span a year ago (July 29-Aug. 24), donations to the ALSA totaled $2.5 million.

The Lady Bobcats volleyball team was the first to brave the chilly water as coaches and players took the plunge after the final day of tryouts on Aug. 20 at the Rossville Athletic Center.

Head volleyball coach Carrie Powell said there was an added bonus to doing the challenge.

“I’ve seen it go around Facebook and it was nice to build up a little team unity. Well, as much team unity as can be built with ice cold water running down your back,” she said after completing the challenge. “But it’s for a good cause too. I’m going to be donating some money (for ALS) and hopefully the (players) will too.”

Returning volleyball player Layna Jenkins was among those who lined up to endure the bitter blast.

“It was cold, but it was for a good cause and we got to challenge the other teams (at GNTC) to do it too, which is good,” she said. “That was some good bonding time with some really cold water.”

Powell, in turn, challenged the other teams at GNTC after posting the video to Facebook. The Bobcat golf team and coach Jared Willerson accepted the challenge with their own social media video and the Cheer Cats answered the call after tryouts at Saddle Ridge Middle School on Aug. 23.

“It wasn’t as bad as I was anticipating, but then again, I don’t think I got as much water on me as some of the other ones did,” cheer coach Karen Stoker said. “It was for a good cause and that’s all that matters.”

Stoker said it was nice to see all the athletes at GNTC getting involved.

“That’s the most wonderful about Georgia Northwestern,” she said. ‘From the coaches to the athletes on all the teams, we have such a wonderful relationship with each other.”

 

For information on all Georgia Northwestern intercollegiate athletic programs, check out BobcatsCountry.com, e-mail GNTC Athletic Director David Stephenson at dstephenson@gntc.edu or GNTC Sports Information Director Scott Herpst at sherpst@gntc.edu. GNTC is a member of the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA), NJCAA’s Region XVII, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, and an equal opportunity institute.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia with campuses currently 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.