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GTC holding open house to celebrate building renovation

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The faculty and students of Gwinnett Technical College's interiors program will celebrate the completion of a two-year renovation of its campus building and honor their industry partners with an open house today.

Guests can visit Gwinnett Technical College's Building 500 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today for the event.

"We're very eager and proud to showcase our new facility to the community and our industry partners," says Susan Arnold, Gwinnett Tech's interiors program director. "Our facility and curriculum, along with the most advanced technical resources, are helping us hone and nurture the skills of our very talented students."

Gwinnett Tech's interiors program offers an associate degree, diploma and certificate in interior design, as well as additional certificate options in painted and faux finishes and in kitchen and bath design. The kitchen and bath design certificate is supported by the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

The open house ceremony will consist of a ribbon cutting for the interiors program's building and two consecutive shows by paint company Benjamin Moore's marketing specialist, Fran Mooney. Mooney will present the company's international award-winning paint color forecast, Color Pulse 2012.

"The Interiors program is number one in the state in my opinion. I did a lot of research before choosing Gwinnett Tech's program," said Gayla Walker, Gwinnett Tech interiors student. "They are the only ones who bring practice, theory and technical skills to the table. From that, I have been able to create designs, master software and feel confident that I will be ready when I graduate for my career in interior design."