GNTC’s Brett Notabartolo Selected For Scholarship

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Brett Notabartolo
Brett Notabartolo

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) student Brett Notabartolo, of Trion, was selected for the 2017 Georgia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (GASFAA) Memorial Scholarship.

The Executive Board of GASFAA created the Memorial Scholarship Fund to provide a scholarship to a student enrolled in an institution of higher education in Georgia.

The $1,000 scholarship honors deceased financial aid colleagues.

Mr. Notabartolo began his educational pathway at GNTC as a dual enrollment student and is currently pursuing his associate degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management on the Catoosa County Campus.

“I spoke with some of the people at GNTC and they mentioned that Logistics was a new up and coming program on the Ringgold campus,” said Mr. Notabartolo. “So I went to the campus, spoke with Grace Beam, and did some research and one of the things that I liked about it is there are so many different fields you can go into once you graduate.”

Mr. Notabartolo remains very active in the GNTC community. As an officer for Phi Beta Lambda, his team won first place in two events in the state PBL competition in Management Analysis and Decision Marketing and Marketing Analysis and Decision Making. He went on to compete in the national PBL conference in California. He is also a recent graduate of the Institute for Leadership that is sponsored by Phi Beta Lambda.

He is a member of the Student Government Association at GNTC and also participated in the Technical College System of Georgia’s study abroad program in Scotland.

“We learned quite a bit about the history and culture of Scotland,” said Mr. Notabartolo. “I studied International Business there and they incorporate a lot of hands-on activities in the classroom just like GNTC does.”

Currently, Mr. Notabartolo is serving as an intern at Wholesale Pipe Industrial and Electrical (WPIE) Supply Inc. in LaFayette.

“This internship has really opened my mind as to how important inventory management is and how big of role it plays at a company,” he said.  

The Georgia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (GASFAA) was established in 1967 with the primary purpose of providing a common ground for financial aid administrators and others involved in assisting students with financing their postsecondary education. GASFAA consists of a diverse membership spanning over 120 institutions in the state of Georgia.

To learn more about GASFAA, visit the web site

Chattanooga State Hosts "Why Solar" Event May 4

The resurgence of interest in solar energy is one reason that the Solar Energy Technology program at Chattanooga State Community College is experiencing growth. To meet the expected increase of future solar energy engineers, Chattanooga State is hosting an opportunity called “Why Solar” on Friday, May 4, beginning at 3 the Center for Engineering, Technology, Arts and Sciences ... (click for more)

CHS Senior Named U.S. Presidential Scholars Semifinalist

Cleveland High School senior Brian Byerly has been named one of 630 semifinalists in the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Semifinalists were selected from nearly 5,300 candidates from high schools across the United States. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community ... (click for more)

McCallie Coach From 90s Who Is Now Deceased Is Accused Of Abusing Students

A McCallie School coach from the 1990s who is now deceased is being accused of abusing students at the private prep school. Two former students said Steven Lee "Steve" Carpenter sexually abused them. Carpenter was the basketball coach at McCallie for 11 seasons - through 1999. He was boys basketball coach at Ridgeland High School beginning in 2000. Carpenter was ... (click for more)

County Commission Committee Recommends 2-Year Terms For Magistrates; To Advertise For 2 Openings After Pay Raise

A committee of the County Commission has recommended that county magistrates have two-year terms, instead of one year, and for the commission to take applications on two open seats. The commission will proceed with advertising for the two posts and make an official announcement next Wednesday. Applications will then be taken until May 8. The commission will interview candidates ... (click for more)

Pluses And Minuses Of Tennessee's New Opioid Law

It was clear when Governor Haslam announced his TN Together plan in January that lawmakers were going to do something to try to address the state’s opioid abuse epidemic. With the passage of SB 2257/HB 1831, Tennessee now has one of the most comprehensive and restrictive laws of any state.   The Tennessee Medical Association was actively engaged in the process and appreciates ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘We’ll Lose The Senate!’

A guy who I admire and respect wrote me yesterday. He had just read my story defending Bob Corker for honoring “The Code” due to his true friendship with Phil Bredesen. He is also no stranger to my vivid dislike of the Republican choice to replace Corker in the Senate. Marsha Blackburn is no match against Bredesen on any tier and it is clearly the Republican Party itself that has ... (click for more)