Georgia Northwestern Awards Thousands To Local Graduates

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation has awarded 29 scholarships to graduates on their way to college this fall. The region’s largest college has spent the past month awarding thousands of dollars to high school graduates from all across Northwest Georgia.

Georgia Northwestern Director of Institutional Advancement Jason Gamel, along with the help of various GNTC Foundation trustees, has spent the month of May traveling to high schools to present deserving students with an award to help towards their college education at Georgia Northwestern.

These students will be enrolling this fall at Georgia Northwestern as either an on-campus or online student. Georgia Northwestern offers five different campuses for students to attend. GNTC’s five sites are located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties.

The following students have received a $250 (maximum) scholarship from the GNTC Foundation for enrollment to Georgia Northwestern in the upcoming school year: Tristen Bailey, Coosa; Sara Birge, Chattooga; Abbey Bohannon, Gordon Lee; Kendall Boran, Heritage; Kimberly Cornejo, Armuchee; Samantha Daniel, Ridgeland; Margarita “Aracelli” Esqueda, Dalton; Jordan Estes, Ringgold; Grace Fortner, Dade County; Byron Gomez, Calhoun; Charles “Tyler” Griffith, Cedartown; Marilyn Hernandez, Rome; Hannah Holtzclaw, Morris Innovative; Kayla Jennings, Gordon Central; Daniel Lopez, Southeast Whitfield; Noelle Mauldin, Sonoraville; Steve McNabb, Phoenix; Hunter Miles, North Murray; Jose Miranda, Model; Katy Motley, Northwest Georgia College & Career Academy; Emily Reynolds, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe; Tyler Shropshire, LaFayette; Lake Smith, Trion; Heather Stephens, Pepperell; Alexandria Tate, Coahulla Creek; Dustin Thrasher, Trion; Alex Tracy, Rockmart; Matthew Trollinger, Northwest Whitfield; and Jordan Walls, Murray County.

The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation helps fund academic and support programs at the college. From scholarships to program equipment, the Foundation helps raise money for various programs which helps make college a success for thousands of students every year.

Currently serving as Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation trustees are Phil Brown, Gordon County; Valerie Brown, Whitfield County; Mary Carpenter, Catoosa County; Gary Downey, Floyd County; Robert Hitchcox, Catoosa County; Jay LeGrande, Polk County; Diane Manis, Floyd County; Sherrie Patterson, Murray County; Louise Smith, Walker County; Jay Still, Whitfield County; Carolyn Walker, Walker County; Doris White, Walker County; and Jason Winters, Chattooga County.

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