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September 30, 2010
Gwinnett Tech Foundation Receives $15,000 Grant for Life Sciences Center
The David, Helen, and Marian Woodward Fund makes generous contribution
The David, Helen, and Marian Woodward Fund has gifted the Gwinnett Tech Foundation with a $15,000 grant to support the Foundation's Legacy of Lives capital campaign for Gwinnett Technical College's new Life Sciences Center.
The Legacy of Lives campaign supports the education and training of healthcare professionals for the area through the construction of the Gwinnett Technical College Life Sciences Center and expansion of GTC's existing healthcare and life sciences program offerings. When complete in the fall of 2011, the three-story, 14,000-square-foot center will serve 3,000 students. Currently, nearly 43 percent of GTC students are enrolled in one of the college's health science programs.
The David, Helen, and Marian Woodward Fund was established in 1974 upon the death of Marian Woodward Ottley in loving memory of her parents, "in order to carry out their wishes and mine in attempting to make this a better world for those who come after us."
"Gwinnett Technical College initiated the Legacy of Lives campaign to fund endowments and professorships for the new center. We have been very pleased with the interest and financial support we've received from local foundations like the David, Helen and Marian Woodward Fund as well as area businesses and individuals who are aware of our region's shortage of trained healthcare professionals and the important role Gwinnett Tech plays in meeting that need," says Mary Beth Byerly, executive director of the Gwinnett Tech Foundation.
Long-time supporters of the Gwinnett Tech Foundation, the David, Helen, and Marian Woodward Fund also made generous donations to Gwinnett Tech's Busbee Center and the D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center.
Gwinnett Tech currently offers degree, diploma or certificate options in nursing, bioscience, radiologic technology, respiratory care, surgical technology, dental assisting, medical assisting, dental lab technology, health studies, veterinary technology and EMT/paramedic technology. The new Life Sciences Center will enable the college to introduce programs in cardiovascular technology, diagnostic sonography, and health information technology, among others.
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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