GNTC’s Kathy Kerce Receives Friend Of SELCA Award

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
The Southeastern Lactation Consultant Association board of directors presented Kathy Kerce, director of the Lactation Consultant program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, with the Friend of SELCA Award.
 
The award is given to an individual that is working to advance the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners within Georgia and the southeast through leadership, advocacy, professional development and research. 
 
In order to qualify for the award, an individual must show leadership in the field of lactation.
Qualifying contributions to the lactation profession may include publishing peer-review articles, presenting at professional conferences or teaching lactation-related courses.
 
The IBLCE is the independent international certification body conferring the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant credential.
 
The Lactation Consultant program is taught at GNTC’s Gordon County Campus in Calhoun. Students that complete the Lactation Consultant certificate or diploma program are trained to sit for the International Board of Lactation Examiners Certification to become an international board certified lactation consultant, which is considered the highest certification of a lactation professional.
 

Lee University Names Chan As New LEAP Director, 2019-20 Scholars

Applications Now Open For Innovative Educators

3 Students Awarded GPS Scholarships


Dr. Roy Y. Chan has been named the new director of Lee University LEAP, a federally-funded TRIO Student Support Services program designed to aid in student success. LEAP (Learn, Engage, and ... (click for more)

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and Chattanooga 2.0 invite Chattanooga region educators to apply for the 2019 Education Innovator Award recognizing creativity and innovation in Hamilton ... (click for more)

Three GPS Upper School students received notable in-school scholarships for the 2019-20 school year at the opening day assembly. Astra Burke ’20 received the Grace McCallie Scholarship, awarded ... (click for more)


Student Scene

Lee University Names Chan As New LEAP Director, 2019-20 Scholars

Dr. Roy Y. Chan has been named the new director of Lee University LEAP, a federally-funded TRIO Student Support Services program designed to aid in student success. LEAP (Learn, Engage, and Achieve Program) started in 2015 when the university was awarded a five-year grant of $1.1 million by the U.S. Department of Education. Lee also contributes over $200,000 per year of institutional ... (click for more)

Applications Now Open For Innovative Educators

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and Chattanooga 2.0 invite Chattanooga region educators to apply for the 2019 Education Innovator Award recognizing creativity and innovation in Hamilton County classrooms. The two organizations present the 2019 Education Innovator Award as part of the Chattanooga Chamber’s Spirit of Innovation Awards Oct. 23 at The Signal. The Education ... (click for more)

Breaking News

County Commission Will Not Allow Trustee To Bill For Controversial Business Improvement District After All; Move Puts BID Effort In Jeopardy For Upcoming Year

The County Commission on Wednesday reversed course and voted not to take part in any billing to downtown property owners for the controversial Business Improvement District (BID). The move puts the status of the BID in jeopardy for the upcoming year. Kim White, president of the Rivercity Company, said earlier she had been planning all along for Trustee Bill Hullander to put ... (click for more)

Undisclosed Industry Planning To Spend $61 Million On New Plant In Hamilton County; Provide 150 Jobs

An undisclosed industry plans to spend $61 million on a new facility in Hamilton County and provide 150 jobs, Charles Wood of the Chamber of Commerce told the County Commission on Wednesday. Mr. Wood said the state has changed its procedure so that economic development cases involving government grants come first to the counties. However, he said the name of the company is ... (click for more)

Opinion

What Does The White Privilege Presentation Have To Do With Education? - And Response (5)

On Aug. 2, Hamilton County Schools held a professional development presented by motivational speaker Robert Jackson. The PD was for the teachers in the Opportunity Zone, which includes the 12 lowest-performing schools in Hamilton County where 90 percent of the students are black. During the 90-minute presentation, there was a 15-20-minute segment concerning “White Privilege”. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Drum Major For Peace

There have been many Christmas Seasons when I have looked high and low for Christmas Cards that included the poem, “One Solitary Life.” I came across the revered poem easily over 40 years ago during a kiddie matinee at the famed Radio City Music Hall, which is in midtown Manhattan. The Radio Music Hall is huge – it can comfortably seat 6,000 – and so awesome is the Christmas Spectacular ... (click for more)