Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Ron Jackson, commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia, addresses graduates at Gwinnett Tech’s 2012 commencement ceremony.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- More than 600 graduates of Gwinnett Technical College crossed the stage this week to receive congratulations from local and state leaders during the institution's commencement ceremony.
Commissioner Ron Jackson of the Technical College System of Georgia delivered the following message Monday to the graduates: "Choose to become a person of influence."
Jackson advised them also to "always show gratitude, return generosity and offer thanks. Never forget those who help you along the way."
Added Jackson: "What you have learned is important for life. You are walking away with skills critically important in preparing you for work--that is the main commission of the technical college system."
As the country's 11th fastest growing public two-year college, Gwinnett Tech officials said the institution experienced across-the-board growth this academic year.
The college opened its new life sciences center in the fall of 2011. The facility serves 3,000 students per year. With the new center, GTC also added four new health science programs: health information technology, cardiovascular technology, diagnostic sonography and patient care technician.
Next fall, the college plans to offer a new LP to RN bridge program.
Gwinnett Tech 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.