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2023 Academic Excellence Award-Estrella Cardona Santin

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 […]

Student Spotlight: Logan Faulkenberry

Logan Faulkenberry already knows that NC State University is on his educational horizon after he graduates from Gaston College in May 2024. He is participating in the Community College Collaboration (C3) program, an agreement with NC State that guarantees admission to Gaston College students who meet certain requirements. A native of Lowell, N.C., Logan started […]

Student Spotlight: Keisha Cook

Keisha T. Cook’s interest in the Gaston College Medical Assisting program is, she says, “deep-rooted in passion and years of personal/professional experiences.” She enjoys helping others and has worked with children and adults with intellectual, developmental, physical, and mental disabilities, as well as individuals with a history of substance abuse. She intends to graduate from […]

Students Inducted into National Technical Honor Society

Twenty-seven students were inducted into the Gaston College chapter of the National Technical Honor Society at a ceremony on November 14, 2022. The society honors, recognizes, and empowers students in Career and Technical Education, and the Fall 2022 cohort includes students in the following programs: Accounting and Finance Human Services Information Technology Medical Assisting Medical […]

Cyber Security specialization puts IT student David Corley ahead of the curve

David Corley started taking online classes at Gaston College while he was still in high school, and, at 19 years old, he is now halfway to earning his associate degree in Information Technology, with a focus on Cyber Security. The courses he is taking will prepare him to acquire multiple professional certifications, such as CompTIA […]

Student Spotlight: Nelson Capehart

Since childhood, Nelson Capehart has loved animals and wanted to work with them. The good reputation of Gaston College and its Veterinary Medical Technology program led Nelson to enroll in the program in the fall of 2021. They will graduate in spring 2023. Nelson intends to gather more information about the practice of veterinary medicine […]

College Now program gives Lincolnton High grad a head start

When Emilee Reynolds graduates from Lincolnton High School in early June, she will already have earned an associate degree from Gaston College. She got this head start to a four-year degree through the College Now program at Gaston College, which allowed her to take tuition-free classes while also attending high school.    “I decided to […]

Gaston College graduate prevails over adversities to succeed

Linda Pineda-Sabas receives Academic Excellence Award  Perseverance is the byword of 2022 Gaston College graduate Linda Pineda-Sabas’ life. The 27-year-old will earn an Associate in Science degree and is the College’s recipient of the North Carolina Community College System’s Academic Excellence Award despite facing family tragedies, emigration and other setbacks in her life.    As […]

Student saves time and money with College Now program

The College Now program at Gaston College gave Gwen Campau, a senior at Stuart Cramer High School in Belmont, N.C., the opportunity to take college courses while attending high school. With her combination of high school AP exam credit and college classes, Campau will earn her Associate in Science degree from Gaston College this May, […]

GC Apprenticeship helps graduate succeed

Program provides new grad with a job and debt-free education. Ernest Meeks had been working as a Puller Locator at HanesBrands, Inc., in Kings Mountain, N.C., since February 2016. About three years ago, he decided he needed to go back to school to learn machining technology. A bulletin posted at work invited employees to submit […]