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July 25, 2008
Senior Leadership Gwinnett Announces 2008-2009 Class
Senior Leadership Gwinnett announces the members of the 2008-09 class of its leadership program, which is sponsored by Gwinnett Technical College.
The class consists of 26 seniors from across Gwinnett County who will begin the nine-month program with their first session on Wed., Sept. 17, at the Pierce Park Senior Center in Suwanee.
"The goal of Senior Leadership Gwinnett is to make seniors aware of what's going on around them, so that they can help contribute to the county success with their unique backgrounds and experiences," says Elliott Brack, chairman. "We want to arm seniors with information so they can make a difference in the county."
The members will receive a host of information on the life in Gwinnett County during their program year, meeting at multiple sites around the area. The group will meet at the Gwinnett Detention Center, the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, the state Capitol, Emory Eastside Medical Center and the Snellville Senior Citizens Center, as well as many other locations around Gwinnett.
Members of the 2008-09 class are: Roger Blais, Lawrenceville; Margaret Cain, Buford; Larry Christopher, Peachtree Corners; Sal DeGaetano, Snellville; Zach Doppel, Lilburn; Gary Galloway, Monroe; Herbert George, Lawrenceville; James Gillespie, Grayson; Margo Hunt, Lilburn; Richard Gray, Lawrenceville; Joanne Johnson, Lawrenceville; Carol Lee, Snellville; Tom Long; Braselton; Joe Markham, Loganville; Debbie Mason, Norcross; Gloria McGuire, Suwanee; Margaret Morgan, Gainesville; Julia Nash, Lilburn; Brenda Pruitt, Buford; Ann Sechrist, Snellville; Navin Shah, Duluth; Don Smith, Grayson; Tom Stratton, Snellville; Jackie Thornberry, Lilburn; Ron Weber, Lawrenceville; and Charles Whitehead, Lawrenceville.
Senior Leadership Gwinnett offers people age 55 and older an opportunity to interact with others across the county, find out what is happening in this county, and apply what they learn in finding ways to make the county a better place to live. Classes are limited to 30 members each year.
The program meets for a day-long session once a month from September through May. Topics for each day are well-planned and present an overall view of key elements of the community.
One of the benefits of the program is that it allows people from all corners of the county to know key people from other parts of the county.
Senior Leadership Gwinnett is sponsored by Gwinnett Technical College.
For more information about any of Gwinnett Tech's programs, contact 770-962-7580 or visit www.gwinnetttech.edu.
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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.
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