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November 03, 2008
Gwinnett Tech Holiday Auction Goes High Tech
Holiday Auction Extravaganza Unites Student Organizations to Raise Funds; Online Bidding Starts Nov. 4; Live Auction on Campus on Nov. 20
Gwinnett Tech students are taking their fundraising efforts high tech, with a Holiday Auction Extravaganza launched and conducted online, ultimately building to a live campus event on Thursday, Nov. 20.
The Holiday Auction Extravaganza opens online on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at www.gwinnetttech.cmarket.com with a list of impressive perks and prizes only a quick click away. Online bids will be accepted through Nov. 18, with the auction culminating in a live celebration and silent auction on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Building 100, Room 401. During Powers Hours, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., there will be food and live entertainment. . The public is invited to bid – and attend.
The auction is organized by Gwinnett Tech's Student Life leaders, uniting 15 different student organizations to raise money for a host of area charities, including the Gwinnett Co-op, and for the college's new Life Sciences Building.
"We've had great support from our faculty, staff and students on the Holiday Auction Extravaganza, with well over 40 items donated by faculty and staff. There's now more than a 300 items and services to choose from," explains Rachel Mariano, Gwinnett Tech Student Life coordinator. "The proceeds will enable us to really make a difference in the community and on campus, with support for the Life Sciences Building."
What's hot on the auction block? Choose from a ticket package for the final round of the 2009 U.S. Open, a $7,000 value, or spend a day in the life of Gwinnett Tech President Sharon Bartels, a favorite item among students that is valued, of course, as priceless. If you consider yourself high-flying, bid on the hot air balloon ride with a two-night hotel stay ($1,482 value) or two airline tickets anywhere in the U.S ($1,000 value). Or, head south of the border on a five-day, four-night trip to Cancun, Mexico ($1,148). For the sports minded, hit the fast track with a NASCAR racing package, including a four-night stay and airfare for two ($7,500 value) or choose from ticket packages for the Braves and Falcons. There's also a wide range of dining, entertainment, lodging and personal service options, for both individuals and families, up for bid.
View all the items and start bidding at www.gwinnetttech.cmarket.com. For more information about the Gwinnett Tech Holiday Extravaganza Auction, contact Rachel Mariano, 768-226-6341, rmariano@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 the region it serves. 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 call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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