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June 08, 2011
Gwinnett Tech Commencement Honors Over 930 Graduates
Associate degree graduates up almost 48 percent from last year
The faculty, staff and students of Gwinnett Technical College will celebrate commencement tomorrow evening, Thurs., June 9, at 7:30 p.m., at the Gwinnett Arena. The college is honoring a record number of graduates – more than 930 to date – with the number of associate degree graduates up almost 48 percent compared to last year.
The 930 graduates represent more than 1,740 awards conferred, as many Gwinnett Tech students earn multiple graduate awards. To date, associate degrees earned have increased 47.8 percent and diplomas earned are up 51.6 percent, both compared to last year.
In recent years, Gwinnett Tech has conferred the largest number of graduate awards in the Technical College System of Georgia. The final number of graduates and graduate awards will be determined by early July; additional students may qualify with spring term results.
Among this year's graduates are 31 students comprising Gwinnett Tech's first class of associated degree nurses.
Sharon Bartels, president, GTC
Graduation speaker Dr. Robert Rohm, author and president, Personality Insights
GTC radiologic technology student Tai Le, accepting for the graduates
When & Where:
7:30 p.m., Thurs., June 9, Gwinnett Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097
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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.