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June 23, 2005
Gwinnett Technical College Graduates Newest ‘Standard-Setters’
More than 300 students participated in the Gwinnett Technical College graduation ceremony held Thursday, June 16, at the Gwinnett Civic and Cultural Center in Duluth.
W. Kerry Armstrong, senior vice president, Duke Realty Corporation, was the keynote speaker at the ceremony. Armstrong called the graduates the “newest standard-setters.” He encouraged the graduates, now that they have completed their education, to go after new challenges in their future and to be energized by those challenges.
“The world is starving for leadership,” Armstrong said. He said that with freedom comes responsibility. “You are now a known-achiever. You have the responsibility to continue to achieve.”
“These graduates are ready to enter into their careers after receiving training that has been carefully designed to provide real-world education,” said Gwinnett Technical College President Sharon Rigsby. “They are now open to a whole new world of opportunities that their education from Gwinnett Tech has given them.”
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About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, serves more than 21,000 students annually to meet the workforce training needs of the region. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech’s service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or callÂ 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College.Â In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visitÂ www.GwinnettTech.edu.
A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.