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April 13, 2012
Gwinnett Tech Students Receive More Than $196,000 in Scholarships
Corey Gibson Named 2012 Distinguished Student at Awards Ceremony
The Gwinnett Tech Foundation awarded 178 scholarships for academic excellence and achievement to Gwinnett Tech students totaling $196,624 at the college's annual Awards Ceremony. Students were recognized for achievements in academic and occupational skills, as well as leadership and community outreach.
"We look forward each year to our awards ceremony," says Sharon Bartels, president, Gwinnett Technical College. "Our students excel in so many areas. It's a great pleasure to celebrate their accomplishments, and to recognize the donors and business partners who help them achieve their goals."
Commercial Construction Management student Corey Gibson, Snellville, was named Gwinnett Tech's 2012 Distinguished Student at the ceremony. Gibson received the honor, along with four other awards, for his academic excellence, leadership and involvement in campus outreach.
Gibson serves as the student chapter president of the Associated General Contractors, president of GTC's Commercial Construction Guild, is a member of the GTC Student Leadership Council and is a GTC Student Ambassador. He was recently hired as an assistant project manager with Bowen and Watson in Toccoa, Ga. The general contracting construction firm specializes in the construction of K-12 schools both in Gwinnett County as well as throughout the state of Georgia.
Commercial Construction Management Program Director David Barrett says, "Corey epitomizes everything the technical college system stands for. He is an outstanding leader, both in the classroom and in the GTC community."
Gibson was selected from among six student finalists including Daniel Barfield, Surgical Technology, Lawrenceville; Jacqueline Solomon, Nursing, Snellville; Kimberly Horn, Business Administrative Technology, Lawrenceville; Beth Hood, Radiologic Technology, Suwanee; and Robin Knight, Business Management, Lawrenceville
GTC offers more than 50 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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