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Free consulting for small business facing challenges prompted by COVID-19

Free consulting for small business facing challenges prompted by COVID-19

Small business is the economic backbone of the North Carolina economy, but like many businesses around the state, small businesses in Gaston and Lincoln Counties are facing unprecedented challenges. The Small Business Center at Gaston College has funds available to provide free confidential consulting services to small businesses in Gaston and Lincoln Counties experiencing economic challenges […]

Brett LaFemina is dedicated to the health and wellness of the Gaston College community

Brett LaFemina, Program Chair and Instructor for the Health and Fitness Science and Health and Physical Education programs at Gaston College, is doing what he can remotely to keep the Gaston College faculty and staff healthy and well. He leads the College’s involvement in the Healthy Gaston Challenge, an initiative of the Gaston Together Healthcare […]

Basic Law Enforcement Training graduates score a 100 percent passing rate on state exam

Fourteen graduates from the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program at Gaston College recently completed their training and passed the state certification exam. Students in the class scored a 100% passing rate. The BLET program spans over 18 weeks of intense training divided into 36 topics of instruction. Approximately 65% is in the classroom and […]

Work-Based Learning helps student gain work experience at Gaston College

The Work-Based Learning program at Gaston College allows students to gain hands-on experience and connect with professionals in their career field while earning college credit. In effect, the company worksite becomes the classroom, where a student sets and completes measurable learning objectives or goals to work toward over the course of the semester. The WBL […]

Gaston College’s New President Engages the College Community on Day One​

Dr. John Hauser (pronounced Who-zer) began his new tenure today as the seventh President of Gaston College. He was appointed to the presidency in March by the College’s Board of Trustees. The former President of Carteret Community College, he brings over thirty years of leadership and administrative experience to Gaston College. “I’m honored to be joining such […]

Gaston College helped Andrew Molby fulfill his goal to be a first responder

Andrew Molby, who will graduate from Gaston College in May, overcame learning disabilities to successfully complete the Emergency Medical Sciences program and earn an Associate in Applied Science degree. Currently employed with Gaston County EMS, Molby recently transitioned from a part-time to a full-time position with the service. “Andrew is the finest student I have […]

Sharima Natasha Harmon overcame challenges to graduate with two degrees from Gaston College—and will return for additional studies

Positivity and determination have helped Sharima Natasha Harmon pursue her studies at Gaston College. At the end of the current school semester, she will graduate with Associate in General Education and Associate in Criminal Justice Forensics degrees. Harmon is a full-time student carrying an overload of classes and is a single mother to a 10-year-old […]

David Buckner will graduate from Gaston College and Ashbrook High School and will attend UNC-Charlotte as a Levine Scholar

David Buckner will graduate from Gaston College in May with an Associate in Science degree. In June, he will graduate as valedictorian of Ashbrook High School in Gastonia. He is the second Ashbrook student to earn an associate degree before receiving a high school diploma, and the first to have an Associate in Science degree. […]