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March 26, 2010

Gwinnett Tech Students Earn Honors at State Business & Marketing Competition


Four Gwinnett Technical College students were judged to be among the best in the state at the recent Delta Epsilon Chi (DEX) conference, earning the opportunity to compete at the DEX international event in April.

Delta Epsilon Chi is an international organization for college students preparing for a variety of careers and fosters development through several avenues including annual skills competitions, networking with industry leaders and leadership training.

Taking home top honors for Gwinnett Tech were:

Ellis, Deresch and Schnautz are enrolled in GTC's Marketing Management program, while Barton is in the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management program.

Faculty advisor Perry Hidalgo, program director for Gwinnett Tech's Marketing Management and Sport and Recreation Management programs, led a contingent of five students in all. Also attending was Lisa Wilson, a Culinary Arts student.

The students who placed will to advance to the 2010 International Career Development Conference to be held April 17-20 in Louisville, Kentucky.

DEX offers students an opportunity to learn leadership skills, network with peers and business leaders, and experience competition, getting them ready for the world of professional development.

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Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of the region it serves. 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 call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit

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