September 22, 2006
Gwinnett Tech Students Win $1,000 Scholarships from Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program
Bacchus and Hoster rewarded for academic success, community service
Gwinnett Technical College students Matthew Bacchus and Shelley Hoster have each been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.
Bacchus received his diploma in the college's EMT program and is now enrolled in its paramedic associate degree program. Hoster, an early childhood care and education student at Gwinnett Tech, also recently brought home the gold medal in the national SkillsUSA competition in the preschool teaching category.
Through the Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program, the Foundation awards a total of 400 scholarships annually to students attending higher-educating institutions granting two-year degrees. All recipients have demonstrated academic success and participated in community service within the past 12 months.
"The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program gives support and encouragement to an under-served population of college students," said J. Mark Davis, president of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. "This program is an extension of our long-standing commitment to college education throughout the United States. These fine students, who often juggle school, work and family, continue to give back to their communities through volunteer services."
The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program is made possible with funding from the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation. The Whitehead Foundation provides grants in support of human services initiatives. The late Joseph B. Whitehead was one of the original bottlers of Coca-Cola.
Now in its seventh year of funding the Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program, the Foundation has provided $2.8 million in scholarship awards to students attending two-year degree granting institutions and more than $29.7 million towards the Coca-Cola Scholars Program during the past 18 years.
For more information on Gwinnett Tech's marketing program – or about any of the other many programs offered by Gwinnett Tech , one of the state's largest technical colleges, call 770-962-7580 or visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of its community. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. GTC is Gwinnett County's largest provider of corporate training and now serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097,404-679-4500, www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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