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More than 600 graduate from Gwinnett Tech

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John Addison, co-CEO of Primerica speaks during a recent commencement ceremony for Gwinnett Technical College graduates.

Special Photo John Addison, co-CEO of Primerica speaks during a recent commencement ceremony for Gwinnett Technical College graduates.

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Special Photo — Gwinnett Technical College students celebrate during recent commencement ceremonies.

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Speaking to a crowd of recent Gwinnett Technical College graduates, Primerica Co-CEO John Addison urged the young men and women to be persons of integrity.

"Life doesn't come with an easy button," Addison said. "If you want to win, you have to do today what others won't. You have to be willing to pay the price. Graduates, you've already positioned yourselves to be winners."

With hundreds of graduates celebrating commencement on May 14, the college is on pace to confer more than 2,500 graduation awards for the academic year.

Among the technical college system, Gwinnett Tech has consistently been a state leader in graduation awards. For the past decade, GTC has awarded the highest number of associate degrees and technical certificates in the Technical College System of Georgia.

During the recent ceremonies, Addison joined Gwinnett Tech administrators in congratulating nearly 600 graduates who crossed the stage at Gwinnett Arena.

While graduation is a time to celebrate accomplishments, Addison reminded students to continually push themselves.

"If you find what you're good at without trying hard, and then you really try hard, you can be great," Addison said.

Kimberly Horn, Gwinnett Tech's 2013 GOAL winner, left her fellow graduates with a challenge to "be the change you wish to see in the world. That's part of what Gwinnett Tech has taught us."

Gwinnett Tech is now accepting applications for Fall Semester 2013. For more information, visit www.gwinnetttech.edu or call 770 962-7580.