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December 09, 2011
Gwinnett Tech Horticulture Students Earn Scholarships from DeKalb Master Gardener Association
Two Gwinnett Technical College Environmental Horticulture students have earned scholarships from the DeKalb Master Gardener Association (DMGA).
Andrea McMullin and Jamari Linder, both living in DeKalb County, were each awarded a $500 scholarship.
"DMGA members take great pleasure in seeing the fruits of their labors going to such worthy causes. Our annual spring plant sale in April is the sole fundraiser for the association and funds these scholarships," explains Mike Doyle, president, DeKalb Master Gardener Association. "We are very proud to be assisting in the education of the next generation of horticulture professionals."
Aaron Poulsen, Environmental Horticulture program director, Gwinnett Tech, said, "We are excited to work with so many community organizations that do so much to support our students, as the DeKalb Master Gardener Association has for so many years. These scholarships tell the students their work is important to the community – and will inspire them to greater heights."
Raised in Delaware, McMullin grew up raising and preserving vegetables for her family's use. Her move to Atlanta three years ago was a drastic change in climate, soils and plants. McMullin's interest is in landscape design and she is working towards a diploma in Environmental Horticulture. She plans to open a small garden design business in the next year or so.
Linder, from Ellenwood, Ga., is working towards an associate degree in Environmental Horticulture. He started gardening when he was 14 and attributes his interest to his father and brother, both of whom have strong eyes for detail in landscaping. Linder wants to become a landscape architect and expand the landscape business he currently runs with his brother, J. Linder Design and Consultants.
The DeKalb Master Gardener Association is a group of about 40 Master Gardeners and friends in DeKalb County, whose mission is education, service and social activities. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.dmga.org
Gwinnett Tech offers an associate degree and diploma in Environmental Horticulture, and certificate options in landscape design, horticulture installation and floral design.
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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