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Gaston’s Small Business Center helps couple open Kava Bar

Gaston’s Small Business Center helps couple open Kava Bar

Bambe and Sam Johnson are newlyweds on a mission to cultivate a welcoming alcohol-free community in downtown Lowell at North Main Kava Bar.  When they first began thinking of starting this business on their own, they reached out to the Small Business Center at Gaston College. They received counseling that helped them determine if their […]

ADN grads achieve 100% pass rate on NCLEX

The recent graduating class of the Gaston College Associate Degree Nursing program earned a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX, an exam that tests the competency of nursing school graduates prior to their licensing. The average NCLEX pass rate in the United States is around 80%, and in North Carolina it is 90.8%. The 48 […]

2023 Academic Excellence Award-Estrella Cardona Santin

Gaston College has selected Estrella Cardona Santin as its recipient of the 2023 Academic Excellence Award. The Gaston College Dean’s Council nominated Estrella due to her leadership skills serving as a peer mentor, her work with undergraduate research, and her overall passion for learning. Each of the 58 schools in the North Carolina Community College […]

Gaston College and CaroMont Health receive Distinguished Partners in Excellence Award

The North Carolina Community College System and the State Board of Community Colleges announced on January 24, 2023, that Gaston College and CaroMont Health are the recipients of the Distinguished Partners in Excellence Award for 2023. This award “recognizes an exemplary employer, business or industry group that has demonstrated decisive involvement and firm commitment to […]

Student Spotlight: Logan Faulkenberry

Logan Faulkenberry already knows that NC State University is on his educational horizon after he graduates from Gaston College in May 2024. He is participating in the Community College Collaboration (C3) program, an agreement with NC State that guarantees admission to Gaston College students who meet certain requirements. A native of Lowell, N.C., Logan started […]

BLET graduates score 100% pass rate

Graduates of BLET program score 100% pass rate on state certification exam Students in the Gaston College Basic Law Enforcement Training program have once again achieved a 100% pass rate on their state certification exam. The 21 students completed their training on November 14 and took the exam on November 18. The graduation ceremony was […]

Student Spotlight: Loran Bolin

When Loran Bolin started at Gaston College in 2020, she considered herself a timid student and she was unsure that she could succeed in college. She will graduate with an Associate in Science degree in December 2022 as a confident, self-assured person who is going on to UNC-Charlotte with educational and career goals firmly in […]

Gaston College receives grant to expand educational opportunities for adults

Gaston College has received an Educational Opportunity Centers program grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The program provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education, and also advises participants on financial aid options, including basic financial planning skills. It is administered […]

WSGE 91.7 FM Fall 2022 Fund Drive

WSGE 91.7 FM, the award-winning radio station at Gaston College, kicked off its fall fund drive on Sunday, October 23. The station has a goal of raising $65,000 before the campaign ends on Saturday, November 5. The theme for the fund drive is “Carolina Musicians—Worldwide Appeal,” which reflects the station’s commitment to featuring the music […]

Author of NY Times bestseller to speak at Gaston

Beth Macy, author of the NY Times bestseller “Dopesick,” the inspiration for the Peabody Award-winning Hulu series that received 14 Emmy nominations, will appear at a free community event to speak about her new book, “Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, and the Future of America’s Overdose Crisis.” The event takes place on September 22 in the Myers […]