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TRiO/Student Support Services Grant awarded to Gaston College

TRiO/Student Support Services Grant awarded to Gaston College

Gaston College congratulates TRiO/Student Support Service for being re-funded for the next five years through a grant received from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant is for a five-year period beginning on September 1, 2020, and ending on August 31, 2025. This is the third such grant awarded to Gaston College. The purpose of the […]

Gaston College recognizes staffers for 25 years of service

Three Gaston College employees were recognized for 25 years of service at the College’s annual Employee Appreciation and Recognition Celebration in February. Each of them received a certificate and a $150 gift card. Those recognized were Donna English, Gail Hoyle, and Ed Stroup. Donna English is the Chair of the Industrial Systems Technology program. Prior […]

Gaston College starts fall semester, first full week of classes

The first full week of fall classes started for Gaston College students with many taking online or hybrid classes. Smaller numbers of students are taking face-to-face classes at the Dallas, Lincolnton, and Belmont campuses. Last Thursday morning, as employees and students arrived on campus, they were directed to specific building entrances, where face mask and […]

Calvin Shaw is Gaston College’s Instructor of the Year

Calvin Shaw, Chair of the Criminal Justice and Paralegal Technology programs at Gaston College, was named the 2020 Instructor of the Year. The announcement was made at the College’s Employee Appreciation Ceremony in February. Shaw won the Faculty Excellence Award for Divisional Instructor of the Year, representing the Business and Information Technology division. Other Faculty […]

Gaston College Counseling Center is open and available to assist students

The staff of the Gaston College Counseling Center is available to assist students who may be struggling with career path choices or other personal issues, such as depression, anxiety, or domestic violence, or who have concerns about accessibility on the College’s campuses. Students can make appointments to meet with counselors either over the phone, in-person […]

Lynn Nichols of Gaston College wins 2020 Altrusa Award of Excellence

Lynn Nichols, Associate Dean for Health and Human Services at Gaston College, is the recipient of the 2020 Award for Excellence presented by Altrusa International of Gastonia. The award was announced in February at the annual Gaston College Employee Appreciation and Recognition Ceremony. The award was “in recognition of outstanding service to students and representation […]

Register Now for Fall Classes at Gaston College

Registration for Gaston College’s fall 2020 semester is open for returning and new students. Students can register until 6 p.m. on August 18. The fall semester begins on Thursday, August 20. Convenient online registration and virtual advising appointments are available by phone, e-mail, and video conferencing. Students will need to fill out the appropriate forms to […]

Gaston College Announces Fall Semester Safety Plan

Gaston College released its fall semester safety plan on Tuesday, July 28.  The GC Safe Plan is a guide for campus safety and health to keep students and employees safe on campus during the coronavirus pandemic. The three-level implementation plan (Plan A – C) includes detailed measures to prevent or slow the spread of COVID-19.   […]

Gaston College to Distribute CARES Act Funding to Students Over $1 million dollars available in federal aid

Gaston College will disperse over $1 million dollars in federal emergency financial aid to students provided under the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) approved by the U.S. Congress. Recently $14 billion dollars was allotted through the CARES Act with $6.28 billion going to colleges and universities […]

Free consulting for small business facing challenges prompted by COVID-19

Small business is the economic backbone of the North Carolina economy, but like many businesses around the state, small businesses in Gaston and Lincoln Counties are facing unprecedented challenges. The Small Business Center at Gaston College has funds available to provide free confidential consulting services to small businesses in Gaston and Lincoln Counties experiencing economic challenges […]