GC Scholars of Global Distinction (GCSGD)

Mission Statement
To build and enhance global awareness, inspire cultural competence, stimulate personal ethical growth, and deepen intellectual inquiry within Gaston College students.

GC Scholars of Global Distinction (GCSGD)

GC Scholars of Global Distinction (GCSGD)

scholars_gdThe Gaston College Scholars of Global Distinction Program (GCSGD) prepares students to be culturally competent global citizens in an increasingly global job market. Students who successfully complete the requirements of the GC Scholars of Global Distinction Program receive a special designation on their Gaston College transcript, special recognition at graduation, and a certificate of completion from World View at UNC Chapel Hill. This designation helps separate the Global Distinction Scholar from other students in college applications, scholarship applications, and in a competitive job market that requires global awareness and cultural competence. 


GCSGD is part of NC GLOBAL DISTINCTION. NC GLOBAL DISTINCTION is a collaboration between NC community colleges and UNC at Chapel Hill to globalize the curriculum and increase faculty and student involvement in global issues, activities and dialogue through the implementation of a global distinction program.


  • Complete 15 credit hours in courses designated as having globally intensive content.
  • Attend eight international activities and dialogue.
  • Participate in 30 hours of global experience through travel abroad or domestic intercultural experience and/or service.
  • Present a capstone presentation reflecting on the program experience and their global learning participation.

Requirements and How to Get Involved

Apply Here – Contact Deborah Neuman for more details on becoming a part of the GC Scholars of Global Distinction. (RCB 303, neuman.deborah@gaston.edu, or 704-922-6238).



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