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GAB: Local couple donates to Gwinnett Tech

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett philanthropists Clyde and Sandra Strickland recently donated $250,000 to Gwinnett Technical College's Legacy of Lives Campaign, establishing scholarships for students in programs ranging from health sciences to public safety.

The Stricklands' gift will be also used to help students earn a GED and continue on to a college program at Gwinnett Tech.

"The Stricklands are known for contributing to organizations and efforts throughout the community to improve life for area residents, and their actions really define the term, 'giving back,'" said College President Sharon Bartels.

The $250,000 scholarship gift will enable students in need of financial assistance to begin or complete their workforce education and will specifically be used to establish scholarships for students in health sciences, public safety and general academic programs.

For more information about Gwinnett Technical College, visit www.gwinnetttech.edu.LAWRENCEVILLE -- The board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development has announced two Gwinnett County graduates from the 2011 Region Three multi-day training program.

The academy provided each of the graduates an opportunity to gain a unique understanding of the complexities of economic and community development at the local, regional and state levels.

Gwinnett County graduates at the Nov. 10 ceremony included Joe Allen, executive director of Gwinnett Place CID, and Nicole Wright, business development manager with the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce.

Created in 1993 by then-Governor Zell Miller's Development Council, the academy assembles a cross section of economic development professionals and resources to provide training in all 12 service delivery regions in Georgia.

For more information, contact Cynthia Easley at 404679-4789, or e-mail cynthia.easley@dca.ga.gov.

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