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2024 Grad Spotlight: Celeste Scott

2024 Grad Spotlight: Celeste Scott

In May, Celeste Scott graduated from Gaston College with an Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Human Services Technology. A calling to serve others, especially the elderly, led her to enroll in the program in 2021 and she now intends to advance her education in the field of social work.  “I plan to be an […]

2024 Grad Spotlight: Emilee Reynolds

In 2022, Emilee Reynolds graduated from Lincolnton High School and, as a College Now student, she earned an associate degree from Gaston College the same month. At that time, she had planned to attend UNC-Charlotte and continue on to medical school to become a doctor.  However, Emilee developed a love for the field of Emergency […]

2024 Grad Spotlight: Gracie Brown

Gracie Brown excelled at playing softball at A.L. Brown High School in Kannapolis and with Carolina Force, a fastpitch softball league based in Concord, N.C. Gaston College offered her an athletic scholarship and, feeling that the College could provide what she needed to succeed, Gracie joined the Rhinos in 2022.  Her experience as a student-athlete […]

2024 Grad Spotlight: Adalberto Rodriguez Cruz

Adalberto Rodriguez Cruz started as a dual-enrollment student in Highland School of Technology and Gaston College in the summer of 2022 and will graduate this summer with an associate in science degree before transferring to UNC-Charlotte for fall 2024. Adalberto plans to major in math with the goal of being an actuary. While in high […]

2024 Grad Spotlight: Madison Blanton Preston

Madison Blanton Preston began the Career and College Promise (or College Now) program at Gaston College when she was a junior at East Gaston High School in 2021. Through College Now, she was admitted to the Associate Degree Nursing program in the spring of her senior year and started taking nursing classes the fall after […]

2024 Grad Spotlight: Kayla Hicks

Kayla Hicks graduated from Gaston College last week with an associate degree in business administration. A dual enrollment student, she will earn her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Arizona State University in December. This is an impressive achievement on its own, but the fact that Kayla is also a wife, the mother of two young […]

Largest Graduating Class in History of Gaston College

The 59th Commencement ceremony for Gaston College was held on Friday, May 10, 2024, at CaroMont Health Park in Gastonia, North Carolina.  The 1,225 graduates in the Gaston College Class of 2024 were honored at the ceremony. This is the largest graduating class in the nearly 60-year history of the College. The graduates received credentials, […]

Gaston College student Damian Nikolov selected as NC State Goodnight Scholar

Damian Nikolov, a member of the Gaston College Class of 2024 has been selected to participate in the Goodnight Scholars program at NC State. Damian graduated from Highland School of Technology in 2022. At that time, he was unsure of the academic path he wanted to take, but he felt that Gaston College would be […]

Student Spotlight: Tyler Russell

After his military service, Tyler Russell worked in the trades as a pipefitter/welder, but after some time he realized it wasn’t the right fit for him. In the fall of 2022, he “circled back to an early passion” and enrolled in the Vet Tech program at Gaston College. The program’s outstanding reputation – it has […]