GNTC Holds 2021 Spring Drive-Thru Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 7, 2021

Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s nine-county service area participated in a vehicle procession outside of the Floyd County Campus, in Rome on Thursday to safely celebrate their success in completing their program of study.

The 2021 Spring Drive-Thru Commencement Ceremony began at 7 p.m. with a vehicle procession that started behind the college on Hemlock Street. This was GNTC’s third Drive-Thru Commencement Ceremony.

Stuart Phillips, vice president of Student Affairs at GNTC, announced the names of the graduates and their respective programs during the ceremony. When graduates pulled up to the front of the A Building, they stepped out of their vehicles and walked the blue GNTC carpet to the center awarding area.

GNTC President Dr. Heidi Popham greeted each graduate and presented them with their award during the ceremony. Each student had their photo taken with Dr. Popham as well as a ceremony portrait taken by a professional photographer.

Students received their graduation packets prior to the ceremony, which included any earned graduation cords.

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 for the ceremony.

Listed are graduates that participated in the 2021 Spring Drive-Thru Commencement Ceremony showing (from left to right) the graduate’s name and program of study. 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
Gabriela C. Arevalo, Business Management
Christopher Baine, Industrial Systems Technology
Eric Beach, Business Management
Jessica Alane Brock, Early Childhood Care and Education
Keasha Brown, Criminal Justice Technology
Quincy Chambers, Respiratory Care
Dawn Reid Charles, Criminal Justice Technology
Selvin J. Cornejo, Instrumentation and Controls Technician
Lori Marie Gallagher, Cybersecurity
Jasmin L. Garcia Barragan, Business Technology
Kaytlyn Green, Business Management
Anastasia Candida Hall, Accounting
Raphaella Hawkins, Business Management
Manuel Andres Hernandez, Industrial Systems Technology
Teresa Carpenter Hodgkins, Respiratory Care
Casey Jay Hunter, Business Management
Anna Johnson, Business Management
Jimmy R. Keithley, Business Management
Lacey Miriam Jean Leming, Business Management
Deidra Long, Business Technology
Amber Renee Lovell, Accounting
Breanna Luke, Business Technology
Vincent M. Mauro, Industrial Systems Technology
Alma Ofelia Morales, Criminal Justice Technology
Courtney Learine North, Respiratory Care
Steven H. Ollis, Construction Management
Madison V. Ozment, Respiratory Care
Labeth R. Payne, Business Management
Tjuana S. Perry, Business Technology
Jose F. Plaza, Computer Support Specialist
Charity Michelle Pogue, Early Childhood Care and Education
April Paulette Pyles, Business Technology
Jerry Ryan Redd, Industrial Systems Technology
Samantha Renee Reed Parker, Business Technology
Makinsey C. Reynolds, Business Management
Emmanuel Rodriguez, Industrial Systems Technology
Samantha Ruedas, Criminal Justice Technology
Miguel Angel Sanchez-Perez, Criminal Justice Technology
Victoria E. Smith, Early Childhood Care and Education
Celestina Snyder, Business Technology
Jessica Rae Staton, Accounting
Sarah Josie Summerville, Accounting
Rachel L. Whiteside, Accounting

Associate of Science in Nursing
Sydney A. Covington, Nursing
Sarah Michelle Green, Nursing
Sonja Powell, Nursing

Diploma         
Jessica Carnes, Business Management
Tomeka A. Carter, Computer Support Specialist
Rhonda Dekarske, Business Technology
Manuel Guzman Reyes, Precision Machining and Manufacturing
Kimberly Hicks, Accounting
Jesica Simmons Hollingsworth, Business Healthcare Technology
Kelli Renae Irvine, Business Healthcare Technology
Lesa Jackson, Health Information Management Coding
Edwin F. Ramirez Clara, Electrical Systems Technology
Dalton D. Thompson, Welding and Joining Technology
Maggie Rebecca Waid, Practical Nursing

Technical Certificate of Credit  
Susan Kristy Baker, Data Entry Clerk
Brittany Marie Dorsey, Health Care Assistant
Alondra Janet Huerta, Patient Care Assistant
India-Lynn Crystal Hutchinson, Early Child Care and Education Basics
Jazmin M. Jennings, Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician
Eric Mitchell, Medical Coding
Trinetta B. Morgan, Phlebotomy Technician
Monica Rodriguez, Medical Front Office Assistant
Markitta D. Schelleack, Construction Manager
Mikayla D. Shaw, Medical Front Office Assistant
Lindsey Thomas, Health Care Assistant
Hope B. Tyson, Healthcare Billing and Coding Specialist


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