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

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. […]

UNC Charlotte and Gaston College sign agreement to boost transfers, increase academic preparation    

UNC Charlotte and Gaston College have signed a new joint agreement focused at increasing the number of Gaston College students with two-year associate degrees who transfer to UNC Charlotte and earn a bachelor’s degree.   Gaston College President Dr. John Hauser and UNC Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber signed the memorandum of understanding for the co-admission program, “49erNext,”  that facilitates degree completion […]

Gaston College Textile Technology Center signs Tyler Medlin as its first Apprenticeship 321 participant

The Textile Technology Center at Gaston College’s Kimbrell Campus has signed its first apprentice through the Apprenticeship 321 program. J. Tyler Medlin was introduced as a program participant at an Apprenticeship 321 Graduation and Signing ceremony held virtually on September 14, 2020.  “Tyler started out as a contract helper here after he graduated from high […]

Gaston College Apprenticeship 321 Graduation and Signing Ceremonies

The Gaston College Apprenticeship 321 program held ceremonies to honor its graduates and new apprentices in September. The ceremonies took place virtually, with participants joining the events via Zoom. The Apprenticeship 321 Graduation and Signing Ceremony for Advanced Manufacturing was on Monday, September 14. Two students graduated and received Journeyworker Certificates, eight students signed as […]

Gaston College BPT student and aspiring rap artist records album of original music

Elijah Michael Dixon, a student in the Broadcasting and Production Technology program at Gaston College, is in the process of recording an album of his own rap music at the program’s studio on the College’s Dallas campus. The album will include some songs that Dixon wrote 5 years ago, when he was 16, but most […]

Gaston College Practical Nursing program ranked as one of the best in North Carolina

The Gaston College Associate Degree Nursing program and Practical Nursing program are among the top 10 programs in North Carolina for 2020. The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program ranks number 5 statewide for the 10 Best Nursing Schools in North Carolina Offering ADN Programs, according to (a guide to Nursing and Healthcare Education). Based […]

Pinning ceremony honors Gaston College Medical Assisting students

  A pinning ceremony on September 17 honored 12 graduates of the Gaston College Medical Assisting program. The ceremony was held on a drive-through basis due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. As is traditional in health care programs, the graduates received a pin, to be worn on their uniforms, that signifies the completion of the […]

Najira Davis is the Gaston College SGA President for 2020-2021

Najira A. Davis is the current president of the Gaston College Student Government Association. She began her term in office in August 2020. Davis has attended Gaston College since 2016, her freshman year at Gaston Early College High School. The GECHS program enables Davis to graduate in May 2021 with both her high school diploma […]

Gaston College Partners with Gaston County Schools to do COVID-19 screenings

As Gaston County schoolchildren in grades K through 12 went back to school last week, Gaston College health students and the County schools partnered to screen the students for COVID-19 as they arrived at their schools.  Thirty-six health students, dressed in black shirts and wearing cloth face coverings and their Gaston College name badges for […]

Humanitarianism is a passion for Gaston College student Misty Long

Misty Long, a student in the Arts and Sciences program at Gaston College, intends to build a career based on her passion for humankind. A single mother of three, she works part-time, attends classes, and finds the time to volunteer in her community. Long enrolled at Gaston College in the 2017/2018 school year, following a […]