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January 09, 2009
Gwinnett Senior Leadership Now Accepting Applications for New Class
Gwinnett Technical College VP Tom Travis to Serve as Program’s General Chair
Gwinnett Senior Leadership (GSL), sponsored and hosted by Gwinnett Technical College, is now accepting nominations and applications for its new 2009-2010 class which will begin August 2009.
Tom Travis, vice president of student services at Gwinnett Tech, is the GSL's new general chair, and will work along side Elliott Brack, chair, and Bill Barry, vice chair, GSL Board of Trustees, in seating the new class.
The nomination deadline is June 5, 2009 and the application deadline is July 10, 2009.
The current GSL class, the group's largest ever at 25, will complete their studies and graduate in May. In recent months, the class has completed a Power Day featuring Dr. Roger Tutterow of Mercer University speaking on the state of the economy in a session also featuring Wayne Shackelford, former DOT Commissioner; Richard Tucker, Arlington Capital; Tommy Hughes, former Gwinnett County Commissioner; and J. K. Murphy, publisher, Gwinnett Daily Post.
GSL's Education Day at the Environmental and Heritage Center included a panel of area college leaders: Sharon Bartels, president, Gwinnett Tech; Dan Kaufman, president, Georgia Gwinnett College; and Bob Boehmer, associate provost, University of Georgia, in addition to Scott Futrell, chief information officer, Gwinnett County Public Schools.
The curriculum for the upcoming GSL class will include the following programs:
|Welcome Reception||Sunday, August 23, 2009|
|Orientation Day||Wednesday, September 23, 2009|
|Justice Day||Wednesday, October 21, 2009|
|Education Day||Wednesday, November 18, 2009|
|Power Day||Wednesday, December 16, 2009|
|Growth Day||Wednesday, January 27, 2010|
|Government Day||Wednesday, February 24, 2010|
|Regional Day||Wednesday, March 24, 2010|
|Health & Human Services Day||Wednesday, April 21, 2010|
|Graduation Day||Wednesday, May 19, 2010|
To request an application for Gwinnett Senior Leadership, contact Lorri Christopher (2007), director of institutional advancement, Gwinnett Tech, and college coordinator for the Senior Leadership Gwinnett program, at 678-226-6316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Senior Leadership Gwinnett Alumni Quotes
"I can't say enough about the GSL program. To have all the programs geared towards seniors was quite beneficial and very informative. Just learning all about Gwinnett County was interesting to me. I made a lot of new friends. And being able to give back to the community with the tools I was given made it a very worthwhile experience. I would highly recommend the time invested in the program." Kathy Gestar (2004)
"For me, the Senior Leadership Gwinnett program was terrific. The opportunity to see a direction of how to use what I learned was as gratifying as any aspect of the program. Add in the new friendships and partners to help build a better community with tools we were given and it was a wonderful experience… well worth the time invested…"
Thor Johnson, (2007) President, Lilburn Business Association
"The Senior Leadership Program was one of the highlights of 2006 - 2007 for me! Each program was different and covered aspects of our community's functions that I was not as familiar with as I should have been. We could feel the incredible amount of work and planning that went into making Leadership an excellent value well worth our time. I have lived in Gwinnett since the mid-seventies and watched it change and grow. This program has given me a better understanding of why these changes occurred and how necessary most are. We got to experience some of the best speakers...well-known citizens who have been here for many years. Their historical perspective was so interesting and informative. The camaraderie and friendships among our group have stayed with me even now. I hope to always stay involved with the program and with my new friends!" Barbara Grastat-Karnitz (2007)
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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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