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

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 […]

Work-Based Learning helps student gain work experience at Gaston College

The Work-Based Learning program at Gaston College allows students to gain hands-on experience and connect with professionals in their career field while earning college credit. In effect, the company worksite becomes the classroom, where a student sets and completes measurable learning objectives or goals to work toward over the course of the semester. The WBL […]

Gaston College’s New President Engages the College Community on Day One​

Dr. John Hauser (pronounced Who-zer) began his new tenure today as the seventh President of Gaston College. He was appointed to the presidency in March by the College’s Board of Trustees. The former President of Carteret Community College, he brings over thirty years of leadership and administrative experience to Gaston College. “I’m honored to be joining such […]

Gaston College helped Andrew Molby fulfill his goal to be a first responder

Andrew Molby, who will graduate from Gaston College in May, overcame learning disabilities to successfully complete the Emergency Medical Sciences program and earn an Associate in Applied Science degree. Currently employed with Gaston County EMS, Molby recently transitioned from a part-time to a full-time position with the service. “Andrew is the finest student I have […]

Gaston College Welcomes President Hauser

Dr. John Hauser (pronounced Who-zer) will assume his position as Gaston College’s seventh President on Monday, June 1. A 15-member committee initially conducted the presidential search. Following a rigorous evaluation and selection process, Dr. Hauser emerged as the Gaston College Board of Trustees’ top choice to serve as the new president. Dr. Hauser, former President […]

Two Gaston College students are selected for Goodnight Scholars Program

Two students in the Gaston College Class of 2020 have been selected for participation in the Goodnight Scholars Program at NC State University. The students are Jesus Vina Moreno, who will major in Biological Sciences, and Tyler Southward, who will study Statistics. The Goodnight Scholars Program is a comprehensive student development program designed to develop […]

Gaston College SGA Senator Kayla Grigg will graduate with her high school diploma and an Associate in Arts degree

For Kayla Grigg, serving as a Student Government Association Senator meant representing the voice of students and sharing with instructors, advisors, and lead staff what the student experience is like at Gaston College. Grigg is a student in Gaston Early College High School, which offered her the opportunity to receive a high school diploma while […]

Linda Barrett-Ray celebrates her journey from student to a 30-year career at Gaston College

Each year, employees who have reached milestone years of service are recognized at the Gaston College Employee Appreciation Luncheon. On February 7, 2020, Linda Barrett-Ray was honored for her 30 years on the Gaston College staff. A native of Gastonia, Barrett-Ray is the youngest of 11 children. She joined the workforce without finishing high school […]