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College Now program gives Lincolnton High grad a head start

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 […]

CARE establishes scholarships for Gaston College Vet Tech students

CARE | Charlotte Animal Referral & Emergency recently signed an agreement with the Gaston College Foundation to fund annual scholarships for second-year students in the Gaston College Veterinary Medical Technology program. CARE, the Charlotte region’s advanced medical center for pets, is a state-of-the-art veterinary facility that offers 24/7 emergency care and board-certified specialty care. The […]

Gaston College Nursing Student steps up to save a life

What started out as a fun outing for Gaston College LPN students and their teacher turned into an actual life-or-death experience. On Thursday, July 22, seven students and their clinical nursing instructor Joyce Floyd, BSN/RN, went to the Olive Garden Italian Restaurant in Gastonia to celebrate the completion of their two-month clinical rotation at the […]

Through her faith, Chasty King turned her life around and will graduate from Gaston College in May

Through her faith, Chasty King turned her life around and will graduate from Gaston College in May Chasty King will graduate from Gaston College on May 14, 2021, with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Human Services Technology Substance Abuse. For King, earning that degree is highly significant because it represents the culmination of […]

New Gaston College NTHS chapter offers lifetime benefits to qualified students

New Gaston College NTHS chapter offers lifetime benefits to qualified students Students in Gaston College CTE, HHS, and Early Childhood programs can qualify for induction into the National Technical Honor Society. Membership in the NTHS consists of students focused on a Career and Technical Education pathway or major who have earned a minimum 3.0 overall, […]

Gaston College Scholarship Opportunities

Gaston College Scholarship Opportunities Now is the time to apply for scholarships for the Gaston College 2021-2022 academic year. Here is some important information you’ll need to get started. Do I have to complete the FAFSA to be considered for scholarships? To be considered for a Gaston College scholarship opportunity, a FAFSA must be on […]

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Certified Medical Assistant Amber Key applies skills she learned at Gaston College

Amber Key, a 2018 graduate of Gaston College’s Medical Assisting program, has been a frontline worker in helping patients adapt to COVID-19 restrictions. Key manages the anemia clinic at Metrolina Nephrology Associates in Gastonia and has had to modify her normal procedures to observe the safeguards needed to protect her patients as much as possible. […]