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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, 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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