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2023 Grad Spotlight: Brian Rushing

2023 Grad Spotlight: Brian Rushing

Rhino fans may recognize the voice of the play-by-play announcer at select games, but they probably have no idea that the voice belongs to Brian Rushing, who graduated from the Gaston College Broadcasting and Production Technology program in May. This is the culmination of a long educational journey that began when he first enrolled at […]

2023 Grad Spotlight: Allene Leonard

Allene Leonard has been a Certified Pharmacy Tech for 20 years and has been working as a Pharmacy Technician III at CaroMont Regional Medical Center for nearly seven years. She became a hospital pharmacy tech in 2016 after having worked in a retail pharmacy for 13 years, and she has climbed the ladder at CaroMont […]

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: 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 […]

Gaston College Students shine at SkillsUSA conference

The Gaston College SkillsUSA team had an impressive showing in their first participation at the SkillsUSA North Carolina state conference, which was held in April 2023 in Greensboro. The conference, the largest showcase of Career and Technical Education in the state, featured over 120 skilled, technical, and leadership development competitive events with over 2,100 students […]

Office Administration Student Receives Scholarship

Emma Patrick, a student in the Gaston College Office Administration/Office Finance program, is the winner of a scholarship from the North Carolina Computer Instruction Association. The announcement was made on March 8 at the association’s annual conference, which was held at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem. Emma won the Jack and Argavick Scarboro Memorial […]

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 […]