Georgia Northwestern, Kaleidoscope Kids Work On Futures

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Rock Spring Elementary students, from left, are Ethan Kruger, Cameron Clark, and Joshua Perea. Georgia Northwestern Technical Practical Nursing Student Molly Rodgers assists the children in an examination of Meti-Man, a medical simulator used in the college’s nursing labs.
Rock Spring Elementary students, from left, are Ethan Kruger, Cameron Clark, and Joshua Perea. Georgia Northwestern Technical Practical Nursing Student Molly Rodgers assists the children in an examination of Meti-Man, a medical simulator used in the college’s nursing labs.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Practical Nursing program is spending the spring reaching out to elementary school students in Northwest Georgia.

This week, Practical Nursing instructor Suzanne Pauley and nursing students from the Walker County Campus of Georgia Northwestern reached out to the Kaleidoscope program of Rock Spring Elementary in Walker County Georgia.

On March 25, Mrs. Shawn Turner’s gifted fifth-grade class took part in an informative field trip to Georgia Northwestern. Students have been studying human body systems. “They learned, first-hand, through simulation in our nursing labs on campus,” said Ms. Pauley. “The students worked with our nursing students in learning how the body works and what examinations are done to gather the medical information necessary on each patient.”

From the birthing process to the examination of a Meti-Man mannequin, these fifth-graders got a close-up look at the future of the healthcare world. “Students got to listen to the heartbeat, the breathing, and other symptoms of the simulated patient,” said Ms. Pauley. “If they are interested in healthcare as a future career, they definitely got a jump start on the process today.”

The Rock Spring Kaleidoscope class asked a lot of questions about becoming a physician, as well. Georgia Northwestern is a member of the Technical College System of Georgia. “We offer two years of core classes which can transfer to any University in the University System of Georgia, as well,” said Ms. Pauley. “So, no matter how far these future college students want to take their educational careers, we have something to offer them right here at home.”

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. For more information on the Practical Nursing program, call 706-764-3851 or e-mail to dcarson@gntc.edu.


New Communications Arts Building Nearing Completion At Lee University

Main Street Cleveland members got a preview tour of Lee University's nearly-finished Communications Arts Building Monday. "We wanted it to look great all the way around," Dr. Jerome Hammond, vice president for university relations, told those touring the 41,000 square foot building. The structure will be a prominent part of downtown. One foyer opens onto the Ocoee St. and Central ... (click for more)

UTC College Of Business Hosts Veterans Entrepreneurship Program

For the third consecutive year, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Veterans Entrepreneurship Program is offering free training and mentoring in entrepreneurship and small business management to our nation’s disabled and service distinguished veterans.   Participants in this year’s VEP are attending an eight-day boot camp at UTC through Saturday, July ... (click for more)

EPB Files With FCC To Expand TV, Phone, Internet Offerings Outside Electric Service Area

 EPB announced Thursday that it has filed a petition to the FCC "in an effort to respond to neighboring communities’ requests for access to the company’s gigabit enabled high-speed Internet service." Officials said, "EPB offers high-speed Internet access, video programming and voice services using a fiber optic communications network that allows the company to deliver these ... (click for more)

Black Creek Developers Say They "Followed The Rules" On $9 Million TIF: To Continue Project

The developers of the Black Creek project at Aetna Mountain said Thursday they "complied precisely by the rules when we applied for and received approval of the TIF district." Doug Stein said the group plans to continue on with the project, which he said earlier would include the creation of a small town on a huge undeveloped tract on the mountain above Black Creek (formerly ... (click for more)

Pickle Ball? - And Response

Collegedale has done some wonderful things for its residents.  The Greenway is a perfect example of money well spent on helping to give her residents the opportunity to improve their lives, at least from a health standpoint. Having taught at Wolftever Creek for a decade plus, I was fortunate to have opportunity to take my classes on walks from time to time.  It provided ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The NCAA’s “Division IV”

Jonathan Jensen and Brian Turner are two very smart guys. Not long ago the two sports researchers at Ohio State authored a story that appeared in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports that focused on the most successful college football teams in the country and, earlier this week, a writer named Ben Cohen broke it down in understandable terms for a fascinating Wall Street ... (click for more)