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August 18, 2010
Gwinnett Tech Interiors Student Earns Recognition from Duluth Mayor
Robyn Brown recognized for her sustainable outdoor design
Gwinnett Technical College Interiors student Robyn Brown has been honored by Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris for her two-part project on sustainable living completed while interning with Frugally Yours Interiors in Duluth.
As part of her internship project, Brown wrote a white paper on sustainable living and created an outdoor living landscape design in the Historic District of Downtown Duluth. Mayor Harris was impressed with Brown's project and wrote her a letter thanking her for her hard work and congratulating her on graduating from Gwinnett Tech.
"The internship was a requirement for the Interiors program at Gwinnett Tech," says Brown. "If it wasn't for the requirement, I wouldn't have ever applied for an internship and had this great experience."
Brown graduated from Gwinnett Tech in June with an associate of applied science degree in Interiors. The 50-year-old New York native resides in Duluth and is currently enrolled in the Environmental Horticulture program at Gwinnett Tech to achieve her goal of obtaining a degree in both industries.
“Robyn showed the desire and hard work needed to push herself to new heights. Her new found interest in sustainability and honed design talents were successfully applied in her classes and internships,” says Susan Arnold, Interiors program director, Gwinnett Tech. “The hands-on experience students receive in the classroom and through internships enables them to explore many areas of design and to grow professionally. The support of our industry partners through internships and program participation is integral to students understanding and developing the skills to transition from college to the work place.”
Gwinnett Tech offers an associate degree and a diploma in Interiors plus certificate programs for Interior Design Assistant, Kitchen and Bath Designer, and Painted and Faux Finishes.
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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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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