Our Story

Mary Beth Byerly

"Education and economic development create a powerful partnership – each being vital to the success of the other. Our partnerships with business and industry shape our efforts to educate and train the workforce these companies need."

– Mary Beth Byerly, Vice President, Institutional Advancement, Gwinnett Technical College

Our Story

Established in 1994, the Gwinnett Tech Foundation was created to support and enhance higher education at Gwinnett Tech. Within that broad mission, our actions, achievements and priorities are many – but all ultimately benefit our students and by extension, our community.

The Foundation works to secure student scholarships and additional ways to make the goal of a college education – and a rewarding career – possible. To enrich our faculty and staff, we develop and make funding possible for a host of professional development opportunities. On campus, the Foundation is the driving force behind the capital drives that made many of Gwinnett Tech’s facilities possible — including the George Busbee International Center for Workforce Development, the D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center, Life Sciences Center, and the new Alpharetta-North Fulton Campus. Learn more!