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October 24, 2007
Gwinnett Tech Interiors Students Take On the Professionals
Interiors Program Students Participate in Charity Auction
The Gwinnett Tech Design Group, comprised of Interiors students at Gwinnett Technical College, is participating in a design contest and silent auction to benefit the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation.
Students Dawn White, Jill Rackley and Susan Ramos donated a children's table and chair set to the fundraiser. They were the sole student group to take part in the auction, while various Atlanta-area design firms also contributed table and chair sets.
"It's a great way for students in the Interiors Program at Gwinnett Tech to interface with the professional design community, get practical design experience and support a wonderful charitable organization," says Susan Arnold, the design group's faculty advisor and GTC Interiors program director.
White designed the table and chair set, while Rackley and Ramos applied the faux finishing and upholstery to the set.
"We spent about 25 hours working on the table and chairs," White says.
NFL Officeworks, a Smyrna-based office furniture dealership, is hosting the silent auction from 5 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 1 at its showroom at 2870 Plant Atkinson Road, Smyrna. The design team of the furniture set that brings in the highest winning bid will win tickets to an Atlanta Falcons game and a tour of the team's training facility. (NFL Officeworks is not affiliated with the National Football League.)
Gwinnett Tech's Interiors Program offers degree, diploma and certificate options. The associate degree in Interiors takes about two years to complete. Also available is a diploma program, as well as certificate options for an interior design assistant and in painted and faux finishes and kitchen and bath design. For more information about the Design Group project or the Gwinnett Technical College Interiors Program, contact Susan Arnold, 770-962-7580 or visit online at www.gwinnetttech.edu.
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Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of its community. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. GTC is Gwinnett County's largest provider of corporate training and now serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097,404-679-4500, www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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