Georgia Northwestern’s Dees Wins Grainger Scholarship

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Pictured from left to righ are GNTC President Pete McDonald, GNTC welding instructor Jeremiah Cooper, GNTC welding student and Grainger Scholarship winner James Dees, and GNTC Vice President of Student Affairs Stuart Phillips.
Pictured from left to righ are GNTC President Pete McDonald, GNTC welding instructor Jeremiah Cooper, GNTC welding student and Grainger Scholarship winner James Dees, and GNTC Vice President of Student Affairs Stuart Phillips.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) welding student James Dees is the winner of the 2014-15 Grainger Tools For Tomorrow scholarship. Mr. Dees was chosen for his academic performance within the college’s welding program. 

Mr. Dees will receive $1,000 to go towards his program at GNTC for the fall semester this year and the spring semester in 2015. Once Dees successfully completes his program at GNTC, he will also receive a Westward® Toolkit to go towards his new career. 

Mr. Dees, along with GNTC President Pete McDonald, GNTC Vice President of Student Affairs Stuart Phillips, and GNTC Welding instructor Jeremiah Cooper made the presentation to the LaFayette, Georgia resident on Tuesday. Classes for the fall semester at GNTC on-campus and online begin August 18.



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