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June 04, 2010
Gwinnett Tech Students Receive over $95,000 in Scholarships at Awards Ceremony
Dana Bowers Named 2010 Distinguished Student
The Gwinnett Tech Foundation awarded scholarships for academic excellence and achievement to 74 students totaling $95,950 at Gwinnett Technical College's recent annual Awards Ceremony. Students were recognized for achievements in academic, vocational and occupational skills, as well as leadership and teamwork.
"We're very excited to honor so many well deserving students," says Sharon Bartels, president, Gwinnett Technical College. “We had a record number of award recipients – a great testament to our students and their dedication to community service and academic excellence."
Radiologic Technology student Dana Bowers was named Gwinnett Tech's 2010 Distinguished Student at the ceremony. Bowers was honored with the award for her academic excellence, dedication to community outreach and her ability to overcome adversity. Bowers first earned her GED at Gwinnett Tech and has become an "A" student and exemplary leader while enrolled in the Radiologic Technology program.
Bowers is also the president of the Association for Future Radiologic Technologists and has been an active Gwinnett Tech Student Ambassador since 2009. She participates in Radiologic Technology department community service projects, including Relay for Life.
Radiologic Technology Program Director Jim Sass, who nominated Bowers for the award, says, "Dana has worked hard to become a knowledgeable, proficient radiographer. While in school, she has demonstrated her enthusiasm for learning, evidenced by these clinical faculty comments: 'Dana is a pleasure to have. She catches on very quickly and absorbs new things easily. She has excelled in both the classroom and the clinical environment.' "
Bowers was selected from a group of six finalists which included Dee Gardner, Interior Design; Odam Ochea, Information Security; Lisa Dyer, Environmental Horticulture; Casey Best, Office Technology; and Richard Pickens, Commercial Construction.
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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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