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December 07, 2011
Gwinnett County Veterinary Medical Association Awards First Scholarship to Gwinnett Tech Student
Gwinnett Technical College student Jennifer Berndt has been awarded the Gwinnett County Veterinary Medical Association's first merit-based scholarship. Berndt, of Buford, a second-year veterinary technology student, was awarded a $500 scholarship in a ceremony last week.
"Jennifer has consistently demonstrated both her scholastic aptitude and her strong commitment to the veterinary profession through her current and past experience as a veterinary assistant. With her deep passion to serve her community as an advocate for animals, she will further our profession in a positive way and is an exceptional choice for such award," says Dr. Chris Thomas, president, Gwinnett County Veterinary Medical Association.
The Gwinnett County Veterinary Medical Association works within the community to support the continued education of its 160 members, both veterinarians and veterinary technicians, so that they can better serve clients, their pets and the community.
"Jenny is a hard working student who has a great future to look forward to in veterinary technology. We're very appreciative of the Gwinnett VMA's support of Gwinnett Tech and our students," adds Dr. Bonnie Ballard, veterinary technology program director for Gwinnett Tech.
Gwinnett Tech offers an associate of applied science degree in veterinary technology. The program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and graduates have maintained a near-perfect pass rate on the national exam since the program's inception.
GTC also offers almost 50 other 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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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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