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Gaston College Vet Tech Building named in honor of Dr. Patricia A. Skinner

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Gaston College Vet Tech Building named in honor of Dr. Patricia A. Skinner

The Vet Tech Building on the Dallas campus of Gaston College was named today in honor of Dr. Patricia Skinner, who served as the President of the College from 1994 to 2020. The facility will be known as the Patricia A. Skinner Institute of Veterinary Technology. Construction on the building began in November 2018, under […]

Residential Wiring class amps up CaroMont Health Director’s DIY skills

Taking a class to learn a skill became an opportunity for Deon Lewis to give his fellow Gaston College students a chance to see first-hand how that skill is applied on a large scale. Lewis, the Director of Facility Services for CaroMont Health, and his son Andrew, a 2020 Gaston College graduate, enrolled together in […]

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 […]

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 […]

GC Grad overcomes obstacles to achieve dream

Always taking care of others, that’s how Quaowu Ohin says his friends and family would describe him. Quaowu will soon make that his full-time job when he graduates Gaston College with his associate degree in nursing in May and starts his job as an Intensive Care Unit nurse with CaroMont Health. With many obstacles along […]

GC Grad creating better life for herself and daughter

In May, Hillary Ford will walk across a stage at CaroMont Health Park surrounded by her Gaston College peers and receive an Associate of Arts degree. If you asked Hillary several years ago what her plans were for the future, she says they certainly would not have included graduating from college. A mother, domestic violence […]

Gaston College alum becomes the voice of Rhinos baseball team at Sims Park

In kindergarten, children are asked what they want to be when they grow up and typically kids say they dream of becoming a doctor, astronaut, or President of the United States. While Seth Eaves’ classmates had hopes of saving lives or making history, Seth had his eyes set on a different path. Seth dreamed that […]