Gwinnett Tech Foundation Board Receives State Award for Dedication and Service

October 19, 2012

Gwinnett Tech Foundation Board Receives State Award for Dedication and Service
Board Wins Technical College Foundation Association's 'Role Model Board' Award


The Board of Trustees of the Gwinnett Tech Foundation has been honored for "dedicated work and exceptional service" by the state Technical College Foundation Association (TCFA).

The Gwinnett Tech Foundation board received the prestigious designation of "Role Model Board" by the TCFA during the Technical College System of Georgia's 2012 Leadership Conference late last month.

TCFA President David Strickland said that his association's Role Model Award is presented annually to state technical college foundations that demonstrate outstanding business practices and the highest level of commitment to their colleges and students. "I congratulate the foundations of Gwinnett Technical College and (fellow recipient) Lanier Technical College as our 2012 award winners and thank them for their many outstanding achievements during the past year," said Strickland.

The TCFA represents the 27 TCSG college foundations with over 600 trustees statewide.

Accepting the award on behalf of the Gwinnett Tech Foundation was its board chairman, Dan King, along with Gwinnett Tech President Sharon Bartels and Mary Beth Byerly, GTC vice president of institutional advancement. 

"We are so pleased that our dedicated trustees have been singled out for this honor. They work tirelessly on behalf of our college and our students, and our students and community greatly benefit from their leadership," said Gwinnett Tech's Byerly.

The Role Model Board designation recognizes that the Gwinnett Tech Foundation operates at the highest standard of legal and financial standards, and that its trustees are active and engaged in the foundation's development initiatives.

"Our trustees are focused on creating opportunities for our students to attend college through additional scholarships, on advancing the quality of our students' learning experience while enrolled and on expanding professional development opportunities for our faculty," added Byerly.

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