Gwinnett Tech offers a host of programs and opportunities to reward the hard work and outstanding contributions of our students, from individual designations to honor societies and more.

Academic Excellence Award

To be eligible for this award, students must first have been selected as outstanding program students. Their credentials are then judged by a screening committee on the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement.
  • Instructor rating in the areas of leadership ability, quality of work, attendance, dependability, and cooperation.
  • Representation of Gwinnett Tech (participation in school-related activities such as student advisory committees and student organizations; holding office in a student organization – local or state; or participation in student competitions – local, state and/or national).
  • The three top candidates are then interviewed by the selection committee and judged on their expressed personal goals, value of training, ability to communicate, enthusiasm, and confidence.
Ambassador Awards

This award is given in recognition of the elite group of students who were chosen to represent Gwinnett Tech as Student Ambassadors. These students are nominated, interviewed and trained to serve as the face of Gwinnett Tech. Duties include volunteering countless hours with outreach programs, school-wide events, and recruitment activities as well as meeting with media and VIPs.

Ambassador Service Award

This special award is given to Student Ambassadors who have already completed their one-year term, yet continue to support Gwinnett Tech through volunteering. These are dedicated individuals who give freely of their time and expertise to make a difference.

Award of Merit

This award of recognition is for students who by their actions are recognized as outstanding. Recipients must be either full-time students or part-time students at least halfway through their programs with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students are selected in one of the following three categories:

  • Demonstrated Excellence in Performance. This student has competed in state or national contests as a representative of Gwinnett Tech and has proven outstanding as an ambassador for our school, or this student has performed in a role which has reached out into the community, state, or nation and has promoted the good name of Gwinnett Tech. This role cannot be part of a required internship or clinical experience.
  • Demonstrated Improvement as a Student. This student has progressed within their program at a rate that deserves recognition. The student who receives this award has given extra time and/or effort to achieve exceptional growth in their program.
  • Demonstrated Excellence in Spite of Undue Hardship. This student has demonstrated academic or performance excellence despite financial, family, or time demands. The student who receives this award has made special efforts to succeed while addressing personal hardships.
Dean’s List

At the end of each semester, students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours will be placed on the dean’s list.

Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL)

This annual award is presented to the student selected most outstanding from a group of nominees submitted by instructors. Selection is based on grades, instructor rating of personal traits, and an interview before a screening committee. Gwinnett Tech’s GOAL winner then competes with other postsecondary technical college winners for this coveted state award.

Gold Tape Measure Awards

This award is given by the Interiors Program. All winners must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater, and must also show outstanding leadership, professional development, work ethics and creative potential in the design field.

Honor Graduate

Students who achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.69 or higher will be designated as honor graduates. Honor recognition will be in the graduation program, and students may wear special stoles available for purchase in the bookstore. Spring semester graduate GPAs are calculated as of winter semester for honor designations.

Lambda Nu Awards

Lambda Nu is a national honor society for the radiologic and imaging sciences. Its objectives are to foster academic scholarship at the highest academic levels, promote research and investigation in the radiologic and imaging sciences and recognize exemplary scholarship. Members must possess a minimum 3.5 GPA and 2 in Work Ethics, as well as be enrolled full time for two semesters.

National Technical Honor Society

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) promotes the ideals of honesty, service, leadership, career development and skilled workmanship among technical students in America. The organization encourages and assists students in their pursuit of educational and career goals. It also develops a greater awareness within the business, industrial and service communities about the talents and abilities of students engaged in technical education. NTHS membership eligibility is decided by faculty nomination.

Outstanding Program Student

The recipients of this award must be program students who have completed a minimum of two semesters as full-time students or 50 percent of their programs as part-time students. These students must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrated leadership ability and excellence in performance of their chosen career, and experience with representing Gwinnett Tech in a positive manner and promoting good public relations.

Phi Theta Kappa

The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. Membership eligibility is determined by semester hours and grade point average. Interested in joining? For more information please send us an email.

Rad Tech Award of Excellence

This award recognizes exceptional performance by a radiologic technology student for the entire two-year period of enrollment. The award is given to the graduating student who has maintained academic excellence, outstanding clinical performance, and a professional rapport as defined by fellow radiologic technologists.

Student Organization Leadership Award (SOLA)

Student Organization Leadership Award is given to club officers that exemplify leadership qualities within their student organization. This person motivates, encourages, provides vision for the group, and leads by example. This award recognizes their hard work and pays tribute to their achievements on campus and in the community. The recipients must have been club officers for the current school year in good academic standing. Recipients must complete one or more of the following:

  1. Fulfilled the duties of the position elected for
  2. Went above and beyond the stated requirements
  3. Made a big splash and created buzz for the organization
  4. Implemented ideas that helped grow membership
  5. Was proactive in leading students in community outreach
  6. Developed and orchestrated new programming for the organization
Spirit of GTC Award

The Spirit of GTC Award recognizes students who are consistent, active contributors to GTC Student Life and honors them for their positive impact on campus. These are students who go above and beyond the call of duty to improve the GTC experience. They demonstrate a spirit of service, leadership, volunteerism, enthusiasm, involvement and appreciation. Recipients must be an active member in at least one GTC organization and be in good academic standing and exemplify the following qualities and characteristics:

  1. Demonstrates outstanding service to the college
  2. Exhibits leadership among peers
  3. Participates in volunteerism
  4. Portrays a positive and enthusiastic attitude
  5. Gets involved on campus
  6. Appreciates growth opportunities