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April 16, 2010
Gwinnett Tech to Celebrate Groundbreaking for New Life Sciences Center
Facility will serve more than 3,000 students annually; Allow GTC to expand program offerings in healthcare and life sciences
- Officials from Gwinnett Technical College and the Technical College System of Georgia will be joined by executives from the Gwinnett Chamber, the area’s leading healthcare systems and providers, business and civic leaders, and GTC students and alumni to celebrate the groundbreaking of the college’s new Life Sciences Center. The event will be held at 3 p.m., on Thurs., April 22, beginning in the Busbee Center on campus.
- Gwinnett Tech’s Life Sciences Center will serve more than 3,000 students annually, enabling GTC to expand both student capacity and program offerings. The new 78,000-square-foot, three-story facility will house 13 classrooms and lecture halls and 12 high-tech labs. GTC currently offers 10 life science and healthcare programs, and will add new programs in bioscience, nursing, cardiovascular technology, diagnostic sonography and health information technology.
- This year, more than 45 percent of GTC students are enrolled in a life sciences program. Additionally, 50 percent of the college’s current applications for admission are to one of these programs. When the Life Sciences Center is complete, in the fall of 2011, Gwinnett Tech will have more than 140,000 square feet of learning space devoted to healthcare and life sciences education.
- Sharon Bartels, president, Gwinnett Technical College
- Ron Jackson, commissioner, Technical College System of Georgia
- Sean Murphy, board chair, Gwinnett Tech Foundation
- Jim Maran, president & CEO, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
- Dr. James Dugal, F.A.C.E.P, Stat Medical Care
- Dr. med. Cathy Scholz, Gwinnett Tech faculty and sciences program director
- Tai Le, GTC radiologic technology student and winner, 2010 Georgia Occupational Award for Leadership
- 3 p.m., Thurs., April 22, beginning in the campus Busbee Center, Building 700
- 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
**Please use North Entrance to campus on Sugarloaf Parkway. Parking available adjacent to the Busbee Center.
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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.
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