GNTC Holds Drive-Thru Commencement Ceremony In Dalton

Friday, December 4, 2020

Approximately 80 Georgia Northwestern Technical College graduates lined up in their cars outside the Whitfield Murray Campus in Dalton on Thursday to participate in the second Drive-Thru Commencement Ceremony of 2020.

Students from all six GNTC campuses were invited to attend the ceremony.

GNTC’s Campus Police led the procession of vehicles that were routed though the WMC parking lot. The fall semester graduates then exited their cars in their cap and gowns and walked GNTC’s blue carpet to GNTC President Dr. Heidi Popham to receive their award. All along the route, GNTC faculty and staff cheered them on with signs and noisemakers.

Graduates were encouraged to decorate their vehicles for the ceremony. Kristen Hosbach, a Diagnostic Medical Sonography major from Paulding County, took first place for best in show.

GNTC would like to offer special thanks to Shaw Industries Group, Inc. for donating the blue carpet and Allcove Industries, Inc. for cutting and binding the carpet.

Listed are graduates who participated in GNTC’s 2020 Fall Drive-Thru Commencement Ceremony showing (from left to right) the graduate’s name, program of study and county of residence. This list does not include students that have graduated, but did not participate in the ceremony, or students that registered for the ceremony after the commencement program was printed:

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Autumn Michelle Jones, Early Childhood Care and Education, Bartow

Benat Gonzalez Murguia, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Carroll

Jessica Nicole Hughes, Criminal Justice Technology, Catoosa

Rachel Stone, Business Technology, Catoosa

Crystal Dawn Brady, Accounting, Chattooga

Katlan Bullard, Business Management, Chattooga

Kaitlyn Jeanette Conner, Surgical Technology, Chattooga

Melba Njeri, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Cherokee

Samantha Taylor, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Cherokee

Mayela Alsina-Guerrero, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Cobb

Casey Hipps, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Cobb

Emily Hopkins, Business Management, Cobb

Alayna Suzanne Moss, Surgical Technology, Cobb

Jeffery Olen Bennett, Industrial Systems Technology, Floyd

William Burton III, Computer Support Specialist, Floyd

Esmeralda Guzman Cisneros, Adult Echocardiography, Floyd

Shelby Cordle, Radiologic Technology, Floyd

Alexis Cordova, Medical Assisting, Floyd

Aubrie Edwards, Surgical Technology, Floyd

Casey McGee, Business Management, Floyd

Mariana Reyes, Criminal Justice Technology, Floyd

Dawson Waits, Business Management, Floyd

Joy Brown, Adult Echocardiography, Gordon

Christina Bullock, Adult Echocardiography, Gordon

Corrina Goldsberry, Business Healthcare Technology, Gordon

Lexa Hendrix, Construction Management, Gordon

Maria Lopez, Medical Assisting, Gordon

Linzee Brown, Surgical Technology, Murray

Meredith Cleghorn, Early Childhood Care and Education, Murray

Kaitlyn Brinn Gaston, Business Management, Murray

Madison Kailie Gaston, Early Childhood Care and Education, Murray

Nicole Danielle Hatcher, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Paulding

Kristen Hosbach, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Paulding

Madalyn Pittman, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Paulding

Dana Shenice Bunch, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Pickens

Marissa Isabel Deems, Accounting, Polk

Juan Escutia, Criminal Justice Technology, Polk

Kaley Gay, Radiologic Technology, Polk

Cheyenne Nicole Ramsey, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Union

Mistina Franklin, Business Management, Walker

Skyler Dewayne Miller, Cybersecurity, Walker

Candace Brittney Williams, Early Childhood Care and Education, Walker

Alicia Diaz, Criminal Justice Technology, Whitfield

Joel Fraire, Computer Support Specialist, Whitfield

Samuel Garrett McClure, Automotive Technology, Whitfield

Esmeralda Monterrubio, Accounting, Whitfield

Atanacio Perez, Criminal Justice Technology, Whitfield

Maria Pineda, Early Childhood Care and Education, Whitfield

Adam Rodriguez, Jr., Accounting, Whitfield



Samantha Hope Powell, Cosmetology, Catoosa

Sophie Roberts, Cosmetology, Catoosa

Rachel Whiteside, Accounting, Catoosa

Ashelyn Watson, Cosmetology, Chattooga

Hilbeen Akrayee, Practical Nursing, Floyd

Valentin Jimenez, Welding and Joining Technology, Floyd

Daniela Reyes, Cosmetology, Floyd

Andghy Tatiana Rivera Reyes, Lactation Consultant, Floyd

Harley Chastain, Lactation Consultant, Gordon

Shandi Warnix, Cosmetology, Murray

Tori Bennett, Practical Nursing, Paulding

Morgan Kylee Motes, Practical Nursing, Paulding

Haley Arp, Practical Nursing, Polk

Asrealla Masha Lee, Cosmetology, Polk

Raeann Marie Watkins, Cosmetology, Polk

Trystan Mckayla Leeanne Smith, Cosmetology, Walker

Magali Herrera, Business Management, Whitfield

Shelby Ann-Marie Morrison, Cosmetology, Whitfield


Technical Certificate of Credit                  

Ashley Jones, Cosmetology for Licensure, Floyd

Tina Nguyen, Cosmetology for Licensure, Floyd

Lorren Elizabeth Waters, Cosmetology for Licensure, Floyd

Kiya McDaniels, Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician, Gordon

Meggan Lynn Elder, Supervisor/Management Specialist, Murray

Harmony Rheagan Shaw, Cosmetology for Licensure, Polk

Brenda Serrano, Healthcare Assistant, Santaquin, Utah

Marion Lay, Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician, Walker

Mark Antonio Trail, Drafter's Assistant, Walker

Blanca Espinoza, Healthcare Office Assistant, Whitfield

Tina Marie Martinez, Medical Front Office Assistant, Whitfield

Denisse Sarmiento, Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician, Whitfield


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