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College Earns National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Designation

College Earns National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Designation

The National Security Agency has designated Gaston College a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. Institutions receiving this designation have met rigorous requirements established by the NSA and have a commitment to “producing cybersecurity professionals that will reduce vulnerabilities in our national infrastructure,” as per the Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity. “This […]

College Now program gives Lincolnton High grad a head start

When Emilee Reynolds graduates from Lincolnton High School in early June, she will already have earned an associate degree from Gaston College. She got this head start to a four-year degree through the College Now program at Gaston College, which allowed her to take tuition-free classes while also attending high school.    “I decided to […]

Gaston College graduate prevails over adversities to succeed

Linda Pineda-Sabas receives Academic Excellence Award  Perseverance is the byword of 2022 Gaston College graduate Linda Pineda-Sabas’ life. The 27-year-old will earn an Associate in Science degree and is the College’s recipient of the North Carolina Community College System’s Academic Excellence Award despite facing family tragedies, emigration and other setbacks in her life.    As […]

Gaston College student’s work as an EMT inspires pursuit of a medical career

Steven Lugo’s prescription for success is hard work Steven Villela Lugo will graduate with high honors and an Associate in Science degree from Gaston College on Friday, May 13. When he enters the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall, it will mark his next step on a circuitous journey that began in […]

Local firefighter earns award and degree from Gaston College

Michael Chafin earns honors as outstanding Public Safety student ahead of graduation Michael Chafin, who will graduate from Gaston College with an Associate in Applied Science degree on May 13, is right where he wants to be. At the recent Student Awards Celebration ceremony he was named the Outstanding Public Safety Student for his excellence […]

Apply for Scholarships!

College is a major financial and time commitment that can be a challenge for any student to take on. The Gaston College Foundation hopes to ease those burdens for some students with the help of scholarships. Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are now being accepted through the Gaston College scholarship portal. All prospective and […]

Student saves time and money with College Now program

The College Now program at Gaston College gave Gwen Campau, a senior at Stuart Cramer High School in Belmont, N.C., the opportunity to take college courses while attending high school. With her combination of high school AP exam credit and college classes, Campau will earn her Associate in Science degree from Gaston College this May, […]

GC Apprenticeship helps graduate succeed

Program provides new grad with a job and debt-free education. Ernest Meeks had been working as a Puller Locator at HanesBrands, Inc., in Kings Mountain, N.C., since February 2016. About three years ago, he decided he needed to go back to school to learn machining technology. A bulletin posted at work invited employees to submit […]