New Gaston College NTHS chapter offers lifetime benefits to qualified students

New Gaston College NTHS chapter offers lifetime benefits to qualified students

Students in Gaston College CTE, HHS, and Early Childhood programs can qualify for induction into the National Technical Honor Society. Membership in the NTHS consists of students focused on a Career and Technical Education pathway or major who have earned a minimum 3.0 overall, cumulative GPA.

At Gaston College, students pursuing their Associate in Applied Science degrees in Career and Technical Education, or CTE, programs, can be candidates for the society.

The NTHS, which was founded in 1984, is dedicated to honoring student achievement and leadership, promoting educational excellence, awarding scholarships, and enhancing career opportunities for the nation’s top Career and Technical Education students. The organization serves over 4,000 high schools, career tech centers, colleges, and private institutions, and has chapters in all 50 states and in most U.S. territories.

“We are very excited to activate the Gaston College chapter of the National Technical Honor Society,” said Lisa Albright-Jurs, Dean of Career and Technical Education. “Membership in the organization provides lifetime benefits, and we encourage our students to strive to meet the requirements so they can take advantage of these excellent opportunities.” Albright-Jurs and Melody Gibson, Instructor of Medical Assisting, serve as advisors for the College’s NTHS chapter.

The NTHS annually awards over $250,000 in scholarship funds to CTE students who choose a skilled trade as their career. Along with scholarship opportunities and recognition for superior achievement in a CTE field, NTHS membership benefits include a professional portfolio and certificate to showcase the student’s membership; personalized Letters of Recommendation to include with college or employment applications; an official diploma seal, graduation tassel, lapel pin, and window decal; online educational and job placement resources; and the distinction of wearing official NTHS regalia during graduation.

“The National Technical Honor Society is very excited to welcome Gaston College as an active NTHS Chapter.  At NTHS, we believe it is essential to honor, celebrate and empower students in Career and Technical Education.  We know that Gaston College is helping prepare the next generation of skilled leaders in the workforce and we are so proud to partner with them to recognize their outstanding students,” said Peyton Holland, Executive Director for the National Technical Honor Society.

Five students currently are registered as members of the Gaston College chapter of the NTHS and the advisors hope to register many more members. Students who are interested in learning more about the National Technical Honor Society should contact advisors Albright-Jurs at or Gibson at

National Technical Honor Society

Membership in the Gaston College chapter of the National Technical Honor Society offers Career and Technical Education students scholarship opportunities, job placement resources, and other lifetime benefits for qualified students.




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