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2023 Grad Spotlight: Sherry Ramos Martinez

2023 Grad Spotlight: Sherry Ramos Martinez

Sherry Adrienne Ramos Martinez celebrated two graduations in May. On May 12, she received her associate of science degree from Gaston College and on May 26 she earned her diploma from Ashbrook High School. Sherry joined the iAccelerate program at Ashbrook, which gave her the opportunity to take free college courses through the College Now […]

2023 Grad Spotlight: Lance Kale

Lance Kale earned an associate degree in business administration from Gaston College in fall 2022, but it will feel official to him when he walks in the commencement ceremony on May 12. That ritual marks the culmination of a decades-long educational journey.  He first enrolled in community college in 1993, but dropped out when he […]

2023 Grad Spotlight: Adam Buchanan

Gaston College and the 49erNext program are giving Adam Buchanan the opportunity to get the education and the training he needs to pursue a career as an electrical engineer. Adam graduated from Gaston in May with an associate degree in engineering and science and will go on to study electrical engineering at the University of […]

2023 Grad Spotlight: Grace Rinaldo

For Grace Rinaldo, a senior at Lincoln Charter School, the College Now program at Gaston College presented many opportunities. “It allowed me to receive high school and college credits simultaneously,” she said, “and it also allowed me to save thousands of dollars and graduate high school with an associate degree. The best part of my […]

2023 Grad Spotlight: Jennifer Trevino

When a kitchen fire sent Jennifer Trevino’s mother to the hospital with second degree burns, 16-year-old Jennifer was told she could not translate to assist in communication between the hospital staff and her mother because she had no medical background. In the hours that passed before a translator arrived at the hospital, a Certified Nursing […]

2023 Grad Spotlight: William Bostick

William Bostick will transfer to UNC-Charlotte in fall 2023 after having graduated with an associate in science degree from Gaston College in May. William participated in the 49erNext program, a Transfer Admission Guarantee agreement between the institutions.  He plans to study exercise science at UNC-C with the intention of enrolling in a physician assistant program […]