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Zaundra Brown
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Georgia Piedmont Tech Foundation “Investing in Dreams” Gala

Clarkston, GA - February 14, 2012

WHAT: The Georgia Piedmont Technical College Foundation hosts its third annual “Investing in Dreams” Gala. This year’s event pays tribute to individuals who and/or organizations that have enhanced their local communities and changed lives by investing their time, talents and resources in supporting environmental sustainability. The special evening coincides with the college’s ongoing 50th-anniversary celebration and will include a reception, dinner, silent auction and live entertainment. Attire: Black-tie. Individual tickets: $100.  Corporate table sponsorship is also available.

WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 2012; Reception: 5:30 p.m.; Program: 6:00

WHERE: The Georgia Piedmont Technical College Conference Center; 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, Ga. 30021

The Georgia Piedmont Technical College Foundation, a 25-year-old 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, assists in raising funds and securing resources to support the College’s strategic initiatives and is managed through a volunteer board of trustees.

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About Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Established in 1961, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is one of the top technical colleges in Georgia. As a student-centered institution, GPTC prepares individuals with the skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing, global economy. In August 2016, Georgia Piedmont was ranked among the top ten technical colleges in terms of enrollment by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. GPTC’s graduation rate is more than 74.3 percent, and its graduates secure employment at a level resulting in a 98.7 percent placement rate. With nearly 4,000 students, Georgia Piedmont’s adult education program is among the largest in the state. The college has 12 learning centers in DeKalb, Newton, Rockdale and Morgan counties. As set forth in its student catalog, Georgia Piedmont Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). Contact Lisa Peters, the ADA Coordinator, at 404/297-9522, ext. 1154, or at the main DeKalb campus, 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 Room A-170; or Dr. Debra Gordon, the Title IX Coordinator, at 404/297-9522, ext. 1176, or at the main DeKalb campus, 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 Room A-103 for assistance. For more information about our graduation rates and other important program information, please visit our website at

A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.