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June 09, 2011
Gwinnett Federal Credit Union Donates $50,000 to Gwinnett Tech Foundation for Student Scholarships
Gift in Honor of the Company's 50th Anniversary
Gwinnett Federal Credit Union has pledged $50,000 to the Gwinnett Tech Foundation to fund student scholarships over the next ten years.
The gift from Gwinnett Federal Credit Union comes in celebration of its 50th anniversary and honors Gwinnett FCU's longstanding relationship as the college's credit union.
"As part of our 50th anniversary celebration, this financial commitment to Gwinnett Tech continues our tradition of supporting the educational systems that comprise the majority of our membership," said Marshall Boutwell, president and CEO of Gwinnett Federal Credit Union. "Gwinnett Tech has been affiliated with Gwinnett Federal Credit Union since the college's inception in 1984. This financial commitment is a tangible way for us to express our appreciation for all that Gwinnett Tech does in the community."
Mary Beth Byerly, executive director of the Gwinnett Tech Foundation, said, "We are honored to receive this donation from Gwinnett Federal Credit Union and eager to realize the difference the scholarships will make in the lives of our students. In these economic times, it's wonderful to be able to assist an increasing number of students as they pursue their academic and career goals."
Gwinnett Tech is among the nation's fastest-growing two-year colleges, ranked 11th by Community College Week Magazine when compared to schools of similar size. GTC serves over 22,000 students annually in credit, adult education and continuing education classes
Gwinnett Federal Credit Union is a $180 million credit union that serves more than 33,000 members in Barrow, Clarke, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Jackson, Oconee and Walton counties. Operating as a not-for-profit financial cooperative, Gwinnett Federal Credit Union's mission is to provide quality financial services that meet the needs and exceed the expectations of its member-owners. For more information, visit www.gwinnettfcu.org.
The Gwinnett Tech Foundation is a non-profit organization that exists for the sole purpose of helping Gwinnett Tech and its students succeed through financial support. At the college's recent annual Awards Ceremony, the Foundation awarded more than 100 scholarships totaling $105,643 for academic excellence and achievement to Gwinnett Tech students.
GTC offers more than 45 degree, diploma and certificate options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.
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About Gwinnett Tech
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.
A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.