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New Scholarship Supports Young Business Women

New Scholarship Supports Young Business Women

Gaston and Lincoln County high school graduates can earn a full scholarship to attend Gaston College in pursuit of an associate degree in business! The Gaston College Foundation is excited to announce the establishment of the Mary Jo Cloninger Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship was founded in memory of their mother, Margaret “Mary Jo” Cloninger, by […]

Construction Work Progresses on the Veterinary Medical Technology Building at Gaston College

  In February, construction work began on the new Veterinary Medical Technology building on the Gaston College Dallas Campus. The new, nearly 16,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility is designed to provide the best possible hands-on teaching and learning spaces for students studying to become Veterinary Technicians. The building will include offices, workspaces, classrooms, a computer […]

Gaston College Customized Training Program Leads Business and Industry Training Projects in NC

In the 1980s, there was some cynicism among business and industry leaders around the country about the effectiveness of Customized Training programs. Leadership and managers were comfortable with developing partnerships with community colleges and utilizing their expertise. However, they were concerned about the time, cost and possible waste of budget resources because companies themselves were […]

A Win For the Student, A Win for the County: Success Coach Discusses Value of Gaston’s Apprenticeship 321 Program

A win-win program: that’s how Success Coach Tanya Osbia describes Apprenticeship 321 at GastonCollege. This flexible training program marries education and work experience in a meaningful way, as the college and local manufacturers work together to cultivate highly skilled workers. Program Overview In the Apprenticeship 321 program, apprentices receive job-specific training and tuition-free education while […]

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 […]