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Phyllis Davis-Brown of Gaston College receives ‘Patriot Boss Award’

Phyllis Davis-Brown of Gaston College receives ‘Patriot Boss Award’

Upward Bound director was nominated by Navy Reservist staff member On Thursday, July 29, Phyllis Davis-Brown, Project Director for Gaston College’s Upward Bound program, was recognized as a Patriotic Employer by the ESGR. The Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve, a program of the United States Department of Defense, is an organization that acts […]

Gaston College Honors Faculty and Staff

Gaston College Honors Faculty and Staff Gaston College recognized faculty and staff members for outstanding contributions and service to the College community in a virtual Employee Appreciation event held on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Awards were given in appreciation for work done in the 2020-2021 school year. Dr. John Hauser, President of Gaston College, opened […]

Karen Duncan develops Gaston College course that receives Quality Matters Certification

The Professional Development course at Gaston College has received certification from Quality Matters, the global organization that leads quality assurance in online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments. The course teaches realistic career-building skills and motivates students toward improving both personal and professional performance. The QM Certification Mark is the internationally recognized symbol of […]

Gaston College recognizes staffers for 25 years of service

Three Gaston College employees were recognized for 25 years of service at the College’s annual Employee Appreciation and Recognition Celebration in February. Each of them received a certificate and a $150 gift card. Those recognized were Donna English, Gail Hoyle, and Ed Stroup. Donna English is the Chair of the Industrial Systems Technology program. Prior […]

Dr. Mark Shellman honored for 35 years of service to Gaston College and its students

At the Gaston College Employee Appreciation and Recognition event in February, Dr. Mark Shellman was recognized for 35 years of service. Dr. Shellman began at the College in 1984 as an instructor in the Computer Science department, which, after several name changes, is now the Information Technology department. In 1992 he became Chair of the […]

Gaston College Music Educator Authors Educator Materials as a 2019-2020 UNC World View Global Music Fellows Program Fellow

Judith Porter, instructor of music at Gaston College, is one of 12 exceptional educators selected from applicants across North Carolina to participate in a unique professional development and curriculum fellowship program offered by UNC World View in partnership with Carolina Performing Arts. The program received financial support from the Carolina Asia Center. The UNC World […]

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 […]

Gaston College instructor Christopher Thurley opens students’ minds by introducing them to the works of Anthony Burgess

Christopher Thurley, English Instructor and Coordinator of the Writing Center at Gaston College, recently returned from a week in the United Kingdom. The trip was in conjunction with work on his doctoral dissertation on Anthony Burgess. Thurley is a Distance Education student and Ph.D. candidate at Manchester Metropolitan University, and his dissertation on Burgess, the […]

Monica Phillips: Hands-On Education for Help-Oriented Careers

Faculty Therapeutic Massage Program Meet Monica Phillips, Program Coordinator for the Therapeutic Massage program at Gaston College. With a passion for massage and a deep appreciation for education, Monica prepares graduates for meaningful careers. And in her own words, “If the student is successful, our program is successful.” Read on to learn more about Gaston […]

Ms. Lisa Jurs: Preparing Students for an Impactful Career

Meet Lisa Jurs, instructor in the Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies programs at Gaston College. A member of the GC community since 1996, Ms. Jurs is passionate about two things: learning and the law. She combines these passions to help students prepare for a variety of careers, from police officers, to legal assistants, to forensic […]