Gwinnett Tech Confers the Highest Number of Graduation Awards in Georgia's Technical College System
GTC also awards the highest number of associate degrees
Gwinnett Technical College's 2010 graduates – more than 1,350 students in all – were honored at the college's June commencement ceremony, urged by teachers and mentors to gain confidence from their proven strengths and abilities.
Gwinnett Tech conferred a total of 2,541 graduation awards so far this year, the most in the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). GTC also awarded the highest number of associate degrees in the TCSG with 456. The 2010 graduation ceremony was held at the Gwinnett Arena in Duluth.
Augusta Technical College President Terry Elam gave the keynote speech at commencement while Gwinnett Tech President Sharon Bartels also spoke to the graduating class of 2010, offering students words of encouragement about their post-graduation plans.
"You all have already made a positive and substantial change by choosing to come to Gwinnett Tech for an education that provides practical, relevant knowledge. You must continue to believe in your own individual abilities and strengths. In addition, you must continue to have faith in the knowledge your instructors gave you, in your fellow students, in the power of Gwinnett County to attract new businesses, and finally in the ability of our state and nation to gain economic health," advised Bartels.
This marks the third consecutive year that Gwinnett Tech has conferred the state's largest number of graduate awards, reflecting both the college's strong growth trend and the commitment to student retention and success championed by college administrators and instructors. GTC has recorded double-digit enrollment growth for 13 consecutive quarters, with enrollment for Spring Quarter 2010 up more than 20 percent as compared to the prior year.
GTC offers more than 45 degree, diploma and certificate program options that you can finish in two years or less. For more information on all programs, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.
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