Eye Doc, Georgia College Share Vision
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Dr. Glenn Pomerance, left, and Georgia Northwestern Technical College Athletic Director David Stephenson stop for a quick picture outside of the Pomerance Eye Center on Gunbarrel Road in Chattanooga. Dr. Pomerance has been a contributor to the GNTC Athletics programs for the past five years.
As the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Athletic Department begins to plan its 10th year of intercollegiate competition, the corporate partnerships from both sides of the Georgia/Tennessee state line continue to grow. In an era, where many schools have to work hard to make ends meet when it comes to athletics, the long-term vision of GNTC’s programs are made possible, in part, by the help of the Pomerance Eye Center in Chattanooga.
The college first launched its first two initial athletic offerings, Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Women’s Volleyball nearly a decade ago.
After seeing their first action on the court in early 2008, it wouldn’t be long after that a local doctor would see a real benefit in what GNTC was providing.
Dr. Glenn Pomerance is one of multiple donors to the Bobcat athletic programs who backs the college’s financial needs with annual gifts. Practicing vision care in the Tennessee Valley for more than 40 years, Dr. Pomerance reaches out to many local causes. GNTC tries to do the same with its time and effort in working with charities throughout the year.
“We met nearly 10 years ago and really felt like this was a man who saw the importance of a college like ours and what it had to offer everyone,” said GNTC Athletic Director David Stephenson. “The fact that he takes the time to help us as he can is really something we are thankful for.” The Pomerance Eye Center is currently an annual donor to the college’s foundation.
Donations made to GNTC Athletics are made by way of the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation. From academic programs to intercollegiate athletic offerings at the Technical College System of Georgia institute, all gifts to any function of the college are managed by the GNTC Foundation. GNTC Director of Institutional Development Jason Gamel leads a team of community leaders from across the college’s nine-county service area in helping gain support of the companies and people the college serves throughout the year.
Dr. Pomerance and his wife, Mary, have one daughter, Andrea. Dr. Pomerance was born in New York City and currently lives in Ooltewah. He is a graduate of Bard College, completed post-graduate training at the Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital, and earned his M.D. from Columbia University’s School of Physicians and Surgeons.
For more information on GNTC Athletics, the GNTC Foundation, or anything related to the college, contact them at 866-983-4682 (GNTC).