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Zaundra Brown
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GPTC Foundation Announces Gala Nominee

Clarkston, GA - March 25, 2012

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC – Formerly DeKalb Technical College) announces the nominees for the 2012 Investing In Dreams Gala.  Nominations were accepted from each of the four counties in the college’s service delivery area.  The counties include DeKalb, Rockdale, Newton and Morgan.  Individuals or organizations were nominated based on their commitment and involvement in supporting education in the region.

The organizations that were nominated for this prestigious award are:  Georgia Power, Dixie Industrial Finishing Company, The Pepsi Bottling Group, Oglethorpe Power, Trojan Battery, MARTA, Dart Container, Golden State Foods, Solo Cup Company, Bio Lab, A Chemtura Company, Pratt Industries, General Mills, Rema Tip Top, Madison-Morgan Conservancy, Flambeau, Inc., and Anthony International.  Individual nominees include: James Woodard – Newton College and Career Academy, Sheriff Thomas E. Brown – DeKalb County, Kathie Gannon – Commissioner of DeKalb County, Nick Goebeler – Chick-Fil-A, Roger House – Axiom Corporation, Sharon Barnes-Sutton – Commissioner of DeKalb County, LeRoy Tanker – Freedom Financial Services, Lu Arthur Woodson – Alpha Climate Control.

The winners will be announced at the third annual Investing in Dreams gala Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the GPTC Conference Center at 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021.  Tickets are still available for the event by going to the college website at www.gptc.edu and clicking on the Investing in Dreams link.

“We are excited about celebrating our college's 50th anniversary at the gala.  We are also excited to have the support of the Atlanta Regional Commission's Executive Director, Doug Hooker, as our Honorary Chair, as well as the Chambers of Commerce in DeKalb, Rockdale, Newton, and Morgan counties as our Event Co-Chairs,” says Cynthia Dorsey Edwards, Executive Director of the GPTC Foundation.  The event Co-Chairs include Kevin Greiner from the DeKalb County Chamber, Michelle Bryant-Johnson from the Covington-Newton Chamber, Lorraine Harrison from the Rockdale Chamber, and Erik Thompson from the Madison-Morgan Chamber.


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, ADA504Coordinator@gptc.edu 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, TitleIXCoordinator@gptc.edu 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 https://www.gptc.edu/gainfulemployment.

A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.