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August 20, 2010
Gwinnett Tech Environmental Horticulture Students Earn Industry Scholarships
Catherine Buckely and Barbara Fite honored by Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association
Two Gwinnett Technical College Environmental Horticulture students, Catherine Buckley and Barbara Fite, were recently awarded academic scholarships by the Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association (MALTA). MALTA is a trade organization for professionals in the landscape design, construction and maintenance industry.
"It's a great honor and opportunity for our students. Both Catherine and Barbara are passionate about their career choice and are dedicated students," says Aaron Poulsen, Gwinnett Tech's Environmental Horticulture program director. "Aside from the scholarship money, they get a MALTA membership which is important because it will get them involved in the industry."
Each year, MALTA awards $3,000 in scholarship money to college students enrolled in a horticulture program. Students are judged on their academic transcript, involvement in extracurricular activities and a letter of recommendation provided by their horticulture instructor.
Buckley, from Atlanta, was recognized for her service as Gwinnett Tech's Horticulture Club secretary, MALTA member and DeKalb Master Gardner. Fite, who also resides in Atlanta, serves as president of the Horticulture Club and is an active participant in extracurricular activities sponsored by Gwinnett Tech's Environmental Horticulture program. Both students are in the second year of the two-year program.
Gwinnett Tech offers an associate degree and a diploma program in Environmental Horticulture, plus certificate options for Landscape Design Technician, Horticulture Installation Technician, and Floral Designer.
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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