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President’s Report

A Message from the President

Welcome to Guilford Technical Community College’s report to the residents of Guilford County. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, students, faculty and staff, thank you for supporting our mission to provide innovative education, training and partnerships to Guilford County. As we embark on our 60th year serving the community, we pause to reflect on the accomplishments of our students and the college.

Over the past year, we focused on a number of activities to attract and retain students as part of a strategic enrollment plan. We expanded our marketing efforts, launched a more user-friendly website, streamlined the student application process and revamped applicant communications to help students navigate enrollment and orientation. We also hired additional recruiting staff to build awareness among recent high school graduates of the educational opportunities available at GTCC. The culmination of these efforts has positively impacted enrollment with a six percent increase for the fall 2018 semester. The new Center for Advanced Manufacturing opened at the start of the fall 2018 semester. This facility is home to our growing Transportation, Welding Technology and Computer Integrated Machining programs. We are now able to serve more students and give them access to the latest manufacturing technology. The Center for Advanced Manufacturing will also be a valuable resource for local industry to meet short-term training needs for their workers. We expanded our program offerings to include new courses and degree programs to meet the demands of local industry. We partnered with nearly two dozen local furniture companies to offer sewing and upholstery classes to meet their workforce needs. Our Aviation program launched its fifth degree program for Aerostructures Manufacturing and Repair, and designed a new course dedicated to composites manufacturing and repair. GTCC also began offering a new Culinary Arts Diploma program in mobile catering and food truck management, the only one-year program of its kind in North Carolina. The college also forged a partnership with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to offer more educational opportunities for students. G2 is a new co-admission program that expands opportunities for transfer students to access and complete their bachelor’s degrees in a selection of popular majors. We welcomed our first G2 students for the fall 2018 semester. We also had the distinct honor of hosting North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper for a tour of GTCC’s Technical Education Center on our Greensboro Campus and welcomed North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest to give the charge to the graduates at the college’s 52nd commencement ceremony. Our students continue to demonstrate their potential as they earn recognition in competitions ranging from SkillsUSA, Model United Nations, SAFECON flight competition and the Culinary Knowledge Bowl. They often compete against students from community colleges and other academic institutions nationwide and earn top awards for their efforts. At GTCC, our dedicated faculty and staff are helping students carve their own path to success. I’m deeply appreciative of the continued support GTCC receives from the residents of Guilford County, our North Carolina legislators, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners, and the city governments of High Point, Jamestown, Greensboro, and Oak Ridge in helping us fulfill our mission. Thank you from America’s Community College.

Dr. Randy Parker President Guilford Technical Community College

Board of Trustees

Susan Alt,

Lisa Stahlmann,

Dr. Treana Bowling,


Vice Chair


James H. Bryant, III

Edith S. Chance

George W. Clopton

Jarvis Harris

Dr. Samantha A. Magill

David S. Miller

John K. Snider

Matthew L. Soule

Russell D. Stellfox

Student Trustees Demarcus Washington, July – December 2017 Miguel Camacho, January – June 2018


Vision Be a catalyst for success.

Mission Supporting success through innovative education, training and partnerships.

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• Collaboration • Learning • Accessibility • Excellence • Integrity • Inclusion


Quick Facts


GTCC offers degrees in more than 80 programs, and more than 100 technical diplomas and industry certificates at approximately 300 different Guilford County locations. ANNUAL ENROLLMENT

( 2 0 1 7- 2 0 1 8 ) Curriculum Unduplicated Headcount1


Continuing Education Basic Skills and HRD2

4,097 12,021 2,475 19,840

Occupational Training2

Personal Enrichment2

Unduplicated Head Count1



Unduplicated Overall May be included in other categories




SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED ( 2 0 1 7- 2 0 1 8 )


for Full-time Students per semester (2017-2018) In-State Out-of-State Books Fees

$76.00 $268.00 $695.00 $95.50




$142,496,767 State Funding County Funding Federal Grants/Loans Other Sources

$64,529,293 $15,150,000 $49,597,210 $13,220,264



(FALL2018) Male

41.9% 58.1% 37.4% 41.9% 9.7% 8.7% 2.8 0.7% 25.9 41.4% 58.6% 17.0 9.7 Female





Graduates Percentage

A.A.S. 928 40.7% Transfer 520 22.8% Diploma 171 7.5% Certificate 660 29%



Students with Disabilities

Average Age



Average Class Size



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2017- 20162018 2017

Revenues Tuition and Fees $6,808,053 $7,516,090 State Aid $43,727,370 $42,838,170 Noncapital Grants $2,468,163 $2,800,418 Noncapital Gifts $117,196 $146,510 Sales and Services $5,416,500 $5,431,638 County Appropriations $15,150,000 $14,650,000 Investment Income $483,237 $346,202 County Capital Appropriations $11,722,978 $14,831,662 Capital Gifts $29,540 $23,250 Other Operating Revenues $83,932 $98,645 Noncapital Grants Student Financial Aid $25,527,954 $27,588,756 Other Nonoperating Revenues (Expenses) ($437,751) ($153,030) Capital Grants $377,190 $420,424 State Capital Aid $4,463,290 $1,405,005 Expenses Instruction $39,152,003 $37,429,988 Institutional Support $14,787,236 $14,103,383 Plant Maintenance and Operations $13,610,170 $12,455,770 Auxiliary Enterprises $6,767,777 $8,010,392 Student Financial Aid $11,380,888 $11,891,982 Academic Support $9,687,995 $9,324,950 Student Services $5,574,422 $5,398,203 Depreciation $6,163,832 $6,076,015

Capital Expenditures Buildings (Construction and Renovations) Equipment and Motor Vehicles Land and Land Improvements Other Structures

$15,101,980 $4,801,566 $32,622 -

$15,162,400 $2,190,164 $53,515 -


Student Success

Commencement 2018 Commencement is always an exciting time at GTCC, as our students embark on the next chapter of their lives. For some, that means the start of a new career. For others, it’s moving on to further their education. For all, it’s a time to celebrate their hard work and enjoy a feeling of accomplishment.

The college awarded 1,619 degrees. The 2018 GTCC Commencement was held Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Greensboro Coliseum. The college awarded 1,619 degrees. N.C. Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest delivered the charge to the graduates. In addition to the presentation of diplomas, a number of student and faculty awards were presented. They are listed on the following pages.


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Student Awards OUTSTANDING DIPLOMA GRADUATE | Garrick Landsberg OUTSTANDING ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE GRADUATE | Katlyn Forrest OUTSTANDING COLLEGE TRANSFER GRADUATE | Robert Walsh PRESIDENT’S MEDAL | Stephanie Jarrell GOVERNOR ROBERT W. SCOTT LEADERSHIP AWARD | John Kelly PERSEVERANCE AWARDS Given to students who have been nominated by faculty, have maintained a program GPA of 3.25 or higher, and have overcome a significant challenge while enrolled at GTCC.

Jana Carver Stacey Parrish Stephanie Jarrell Claimon Tyler Matthew Lomas Robert Walsh


STUDENT EXCELLENCE AWARDS Given to students who have been nominated by faculty, have earned a program GPA of 3.5 or higher, participate in activities outside the classroom, and are progressing toward educational and/or career goals.

Jana Carver, Associate in Arts Samantha Daley, Associate in Arts Katlyn Forrest, Emergency Medical Science Stephanie Jarrell, Associate Degree Nursing Robert Walsh, Associate in Arts

NORTH CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD Given to one student in each of the 58 North Carolina community colleges. Recipients have completed at least 12 semester credit hours in an associate degree program, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, participate in GTCC activities outside the classroom, and are progressing toward educational goals.

Stephanie Jarrell, Associate Degree Nursing


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ALL-USA COMMUNITY COLLEGE ACADEMIC TEAM Students nominated for this national recognition have completed at least 45 semester credit hours, have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, are enrolled in an associate degree program, participate in campus and community activities, and have engaged in a significant endeavor since attending community college that involved academic or intellectual skills learned through community college education to benefit school, community, or society.

Pamela Ingram Stacey Parrish

CULINARY KNOWLEDGE BOWL: SOUTHEAST REGION CHAMPIONS The Culinary Knowledge Bowl is a Jeopardy!ÂŽ style tournament. Students test their culinary, baking, nutrition, sanitation, and math knowledge in competition with other colleges throughout the region and nation in a high-stress, fast-paced environment.

Brisa Clark Sydney Hester Marco Gonzalez Katie Runyan

ICE CARVING TEAM Student ice carvers compete against other teams in Frankenmuth, Michigan to turn ice blocks into wondrous sparkling creations.

Nathaniel Herman Jinnia Siironen Ryan Leblanc Jesus Vazquez-Alejandro

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2 0 1 SkillsUSA Championships involve industry in evaluating student performance to identify 7 the best career and technical education students in the nation.

Alex Millikan, Aviation Maintenance, 1st place Taryn Sunderland, Dental Assisting, 2nd place Megan Ivey, Health Occupations Professional Portfolio, 3rd place Morgan Key, CNC Turning, 3rd place

GEORGE FOUTS DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS George Fouts scholarship recipients are faculty nominated and enrolled in a developmental education course or have taken one in the past.

Tasheem Abdul-Haqq Cristina McCutcheon Krista Case Christopher Wright

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS Granted to students who are nominated by faculty, maintain a program GPA of 3.25 or higher, and regularly participate in community activities.

Donald Anders Stacey Parrish Samantha Daley Sheila Pulliam Katlyn Forrest Claimon Tyler Deloris Johnson-Collier Robert Walsh Matthew Lomas

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GTCC Students Shine at SkillsUSA State and National Conferences

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Guilford Technical Community College students excelled at the SkillsUSA North Carolina State and National Conferences in 2018. SkillsUSA is a nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. Through its local, state and national competitions, students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. In the state competition, held April 18-20 in Greensboro, GTCC had 87 students competing across 26 skilled trade areas. Of those, 45 placed in the top five in their respective contests, and 15 placed first in the competition. Fourteen of the first-place contestants, along with nail care model Savannah Spivey, then competed at the national competition. At the 54th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, held June 25-30 in Louisville, Kentucky, GTCC students earned numerous top-10 rankings. GTCC’s top winners were:

Chandler Beamon, Web Design | 3rd place – Bronze Medal Brittny Philemon, Web Design | 3rd place – Bronze Medal Jerricka Braswell, Health Occupations Professional Portfolio | 4th place Rodney Fleming, Aviation Maintenance Technician | 6th place Asia Mininall, Barbering | 6th place Daniel Anderson, First Aid/CPR | 6th place Troy Sanford, Computer Programming | 6th place Brian Wilson, CNC Milling Specialist | 8th place Najah Hines, Restaurant Service | 9th place Chad Keesee, Motorcycle Service Technology | 10th place

One student, Alex Millikan, also secured a spot to compete in the 2019 WorldSkills Competition in Kazan, Russia in aviation maintenance technology. He will be among participants from 70 countries competing in over 50 skill competitions.


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Student Success

GLOBAL SCHOLARS OF DISTINCTION NC Global Scholars of Distinction is a global honors program created in conjunction with UNC Chapel Hill’s World View program. Students must earn at least a 3.0 GPA in five globally focused courses, attend eight hours of international campus events, complete a 30-hour study abroad or global focused service learning project, and give a capstone presentation in order to receive this distinction on their transcripts and diploma.

Hamenyimana Amandine Tate Halvorsen Jana Carver April Juarez Amber Ceballos Tanner Lucas Giulia Fornasari Jade Marrero Daltan Hall Lindsay Pendleton Tyler Spencer Aubrey Woodward Vyacheslav Drobot Nahomi Curvelo-Velez


MODEL UNITED NATIONS OUTSTANDING DELEGATES Model United Nations outstanding delegates demonstrate effective caucusing strategies, public speaking, and resolution writing in a simulation of United Nations procedures.

Joseph Brannon – Most Likely to Fact Check Samantha Daley – Most Personable Eve McBride – Best Page Yusra Nasri – Most Personable


Student Success

collaboration Model United Nations Club Earns High Marks at Regional Conference

Global Scholars Visit Argentina In June, a group of GTCC students were among a cohort of community college students visiting the Universidad Nacional Villa María in Argentina. The two-week trip was part of the NC Global Scholars of Distinction program and was a collaboration between GTCC, Davidson County Community College, and Forsyth Technical Community College. The students later shared their experience as part of a panel discussion about their trip during the college’s International Education Week in September.


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The college’s Model United Nations Club competed in the Southern Regional Model United Nations (SRMUN) conference held April 12-14 in Charlotte and had great success. Competing against 41 other colleges and universities including Clemson University, East Carolina University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the College of Charleston, the GTCC delegation received the Outstanding Position Paper Award, the highest honor awarded for papers. Additionally, two GTCC delegate teams achieved perfect scores for their position papers. (Position papers are written by each member of the delegation and include research about their assigned country’s policy on certain agenda topics and solutions to those issues. The papers received individual scores by the conference chairs and were evaluated for writing style, format, tone, research and purpose.) Tavin Felton-Stackhouse and Eduardo Oakley represented France in the General Assembly and earned a perfect score for their paper. Samantha Daley and Eric Diaz also scored a 100 on their position paper while representing France on the United Nations Development Programme committee. Daley, who graduated in May and is continuing her education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, also served as the club’s president.

Student Success

Student Stories Stephanie Jarrell (’18) Receives President’s Medal Stephanie Jarrell was the recipient of the 2018 GTCC President’s Medal, which recognizes the outstanding graduate of the year. To be eligible, the student must have at least a 3.5 GPA, and show traits of leadership and good citizenship. A single mother of three, Stephanie enrolled in GTCC's nursing program in fall 2016 while working full time as a CNA at High Point Regional. In addition to her academic work at GTCC, Stephanie served as a SPARK (Students Providing Alternative Resources for Knowledge) leader, helping other students work through the difficult concepts taught in anatomy and physiology, and she served on an advisory committee to help bridge the gap between the nursing program and prospective employers. She also represented GTCC as a student ambassador. In addition to the President’s Medal, her outstanding academic record at GTCC earned her the North Carolina Community College System’s Academic Excellence Award, an honor given to one student at each of the 58 North Carolina community colleges. Stephanie recently started her nursing career at Women’s Hospital in Greensboro.


Mike Blanke (’18) Joins NASA’s Orion Program

GTCC graduate Mike Blanke has joined the Orion Program at NASA as a senior spacecraft technician, where he is part of a team building a spacecraft for deep space exploration with the ability to take humans to the moon and, eventually, Mars. While earning his associate degree in Aviation Systems Technology, Mike worked at HAECO Americas as a mechanic’s helper to gain real-world experience. He was also a member of the Alpha Eta Rho aviation fraternity and competed as a member of the G-Flyers, GTCC’s competition flight team. While at GTCC, he completed a private pilot theory course and passed his private pilot written exam, which he credits in making him a well-rounded technician. He is now employed by Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor for building NASA’s Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and is working in Florida at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.


Spencer Moore (’16) Expands His Horizons In Aviation Spencer Moore completed the Aviation Electronics Technology program and graduated from GTCC in May 2016. The two-year program provides students with the basic knowledge and skills to enter the field as an avionics technician and to troubleshoot, identify and repair an aircraft’s electrical system. Moore is now employed as an avionics technician at the Textron Aviation Service Center where he performs installations and repairs on small to mid-size aircraft, but he wants to do even more. He returned to GTCC to expand his expertise by obtaining an Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) license and a degree in the Aviation Systems Technology program. His goal is to work on a new aircraft development program.



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Scholastica Nwaokeke Receives Multiple Scholarships Nigerian-born Scholastica Nwaokeke, who is pursuing an associate degree in Supply Chain Management, is the recipient of multiple scholarships. Earlier this year she was awarded a Gate City Rotary Club Scholarship Award in the amount of $1,000. In 2017, she was honored with two $750 scholarships, one from the Rosa Lee Watkins Scholarship Foundation and one from the Gertrude and Henry Robinson Scholarship Foundation. In addition to these accolades, Scholastica received a Piedmont Triad APICS Professional Student Award Scholarship in the amount of $500 after being encouraged to apply by Samuel Chinnis, GTCC’s associate professor of global logistics. Scholastica, who is currently employed by FedEx, hopes to use her degree to obtain a position with an international supply chain company, allowing her to grow and learn about other cultures.


Pamela Ingram (’18) Named 2018 New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar Pamela Ingram, who graduated in May with an associate degree in Human Services Technology with a concentration in substance abuse, was named an inaugural 2018 New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar and received a $1,250 scholarship. Sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation and Phi Theta Kappa honor society, this new scholarship is the first of its kind to support students at associate degreegranting institutions who plan to enter the workforce upon the completion of a degree or certificate on a national scale. New Century Workforce Pathway Scholars are selected based on their academic accomplishments, leadership, activities, and how they extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. More than 2,000 students were nominated from more than 1,600 college campuses across the country. Only one New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar was selected from each state, and the winners were recognized during the Association of Community College Trustees’ (ACCT) Congress in New York City in October.


Faculty Awards and Recognition

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GTCC Celebration of Excellence Awards The following awards were announced at the GTCC Convocation at the beginning of the fall 2017 semester.


Sandra Flynn – Instructor, Healthcare & Office Administration

STAFF MEMBER OF THE YEAR Martha Bergman – Associate Vice President, Corporate & Continuing Education


Tiffany Overby – Instructor, English


Cherie Bevill – Adjunct Instructor, Early Childhood Education Carla Cole – Instructor, Political Science Dr. Kiani Gardner – Instructor, Biology Chris Murphy – Instructor, Mathematics Tony Turner – Instructor, Aviation Systems Technology


Therese Coon – Business and Industry Tracey Davis – Manager, Student Accounts Dr. Rodney Foth – Special Assistant to the President Michael Hughes – Chief Disciplinary Officer Thomas “TJ” Johnson – Department Chair, Creative and Performing Arts

GTCC Celebration of Excellence Awards The following awards were announced at the GTCC Convocation at the beginning of the fall 2018 semester.


Tony Turner – Instructor, Aviation Systems Technology


Tracey Davis – Manager, Student Accounts



Michael Brock – Instructor, English

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Crystal Drum – Instructor, Accounting Henry “Hank” Fierro – Instructor, Psychology Michelle Hayes – AutoCAD Instructor, Continuing Education Luciano Molina – Adjunct Instruction, Philosophy Jennifer Whisman – Instructor, Geology


Darrin Douglas – Technician, Network/PC Kay Edwards – Technician, II, Senior, Accounting Don Ellington – Department Chair, Manufacturing Krystal Gossett – Program Coordinator, ABE Billy Harris – Director, Physical Plant Jonathan Heard – Campus Police Officer Flora Taylor – Coordinator, Veterans, Military Assistance Program


Faculty Awards and Recognition

The faculty and staff at GTCC continue to exemplify the mission of this institution. They are the heart and soul of GTCC, empowering students with transformative learning experiences and opportunities to create their own pathways for professional and personal success. — Dr. Randy Parker


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College Awards and Recognition

Dr. Parker Honored with Phi Theta Kappa Award of Distinction

Mark Hagenbuch Named Small Business Center Network’s State Director of the Year

In February, GTCC President Dr. Randy Parker was selected to receive the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction by Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international academic honor society for community colleges and two-year colleges. College presidents are selected for the award based on outstanding efforts given toward promoting the goals of PTK. Dr. Parker was among 35 community college presidents presented with the award during PTK Catalyst 2018, the society’s annual convention, in Kansas City, Missouri, in April.

Mark Hagenbuch, director for GTCC’s Small Business Center, was named the 2018 State Director of the Year. The Director of the Year is recognized for going above and beyond in providing significant support, time and service to clients in the center’s service area as well as in support of the Small Business Center Network mission at the state level. In addition to his duties as director for GTCC’s Center, Mark is also the regional director for the Piedmont Triad, providing leadership and guidance to the directors in the seven small-business centers in that region, and he provides oversight, training and troubleshooting support for the network’s client management system.

Dr. Parker was nominated by the members of GTCC’s Alpha Pi Alpha Chapter for the strong level of support he and the college give to the chapter and their activities. The GTCC PTK Chapter was founded in 1989; the honor society rewards students who have achieved a 3.25 or higher grade point average.

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Updates and Initiatives

Program and Curriculum Updates Pharmacy Technology Program Receives Accreditation In February 2018, the GTCC Pharmacy Technology Program received accreditation from the Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission (PTAC) for a six-year term. With this achievement, GTCC became just the 11th academic institution in North Carolina with an accredited program for pharmacy technicians. GTCC’s national accreditation comes in advance of a new requirement announced by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). Effective January 1, 2020, pharmacy technicians will be required to complete a PTCB-recognized education or training program. GTCC is already helping technicians and area employers comply with this future requirement.

Fire Protection Technology and Emergency Management Programs Receive Accreditation In October 2017, GTCC’s Fire Protection Technology and Emergency Management programs received accreditation from the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC). GTCC is just the third academic institution in North Carolina with an accredited program in fire protection, and there are fewer than 40 IFSAC accredited programs in the United States. An IFSAC accredited program indicates that course offerings, institutional support, and qualified faculty are working together in completing their educational mission. Accreditation is granted only after a review by a panel consisting of representatives from other member institutions. GTCC offers associate degrees, certificates and continuing education courses in Fire Protection Technology and Emergency Management.

Furniture Academy Achieves 100 Percent Job Placement for Graduates GTCC’s Furniture Academy is an industry-driven training program designed by and for local furniture manufacturers. The college partnered with more than a dozen local furniture companies to develop an initial furniture sewing course to teach the skills needed to sew upholstered furniture and operate industrial sewing machines. The class achieved 100 percent job placement for eligible students, with all of the graduates entering the workforce. A second class in furniture upholstery has now been added.


Updates and Initiatives

Co-Admission Programs Established with UNCG and NC A&T Beginning in 2018, GTCC partnered with two local colleges — North Carolina A&T University (NC A&T) and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) — to offer co-admission programs that provide a seamless path from GTCC to the partner college. Unlike standard college transfer programs, a co-admission student is enrolled at both colleges and has many of the same benefits and privileges as students at the partner college. Students complete their first two years at GTCC, earning an associate degree while paying the lower community college tuition rate. In their third and fourth year, they take classes at NC A&T or UNCG to earn a B.A. or B.S. degree from that college. The following degree paths are currently open to co-admission students: GTCC: Associate in Engineering (A.E.)

> NC A&T: B.S., Civil Engineering or

Mechanical Engineering

GTCC: Associate in Science GTCC: A.A.S., Business Administration GTCC: Associate in Fine Arts, Theater GTCC: Associate in Arts

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UNCG: B.S., Biology UNCG: B.S., Business Administration UNCG: B.A., Drama UNCG: B.A., Psychology

FSU and GTCC Partner on $10K Pathway Degree Plan In September 2018, Dr. James A. Anderson, Chancellor of Fayetteville State University (FSU), and Dr. Randy Parker, President of GTCC, signed an agreement allowing GTCC graduates to complete an online bachelor’s degree at FSU at a total cost of no more than $10,000 in out-of-pocket expenses. Dubbed the $10K Pathway Plan, this opens the door to affordable bachelor’s degrees for GTCC graduates in the following online programs: Criminal Justice; Fire and Emergency Services Administration; Business Administration (General); Psychology; and Sociology. While these degree programs are fully online, FSU will provide regular face-to-face contact with program participants when needed. FSU and GTCC are members of the Bill and Melinda Gates Frontier Set, a group of 29 colleges and two state systems committed to significantly increasing student access and success, and eliminating racial/ethnic socioeconomic disparities in college attainment. The $10K Pathway Plan will contribute to this important national initiative.


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Facilities and Major Projects Center for Advanced Manufacturing The Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) opened in the fall of 2018 on a 37-acre site adjacent to GTCC’s Jamestown Campus. This state-of-the-art manufacturing teaching and training center houses the college’s fast-growing Transportation Technologies, Welding, and Computer Integrated Machining programs. Currently utilizing over 157,000 square feet, long-term plans call for more than doubling the building’s useable space. CAM has been certified as a LEED Gold Facility. Among CAM’s most innovative features is a 3D printing lab with the most advanced desktop plastic 3D printers available, and a cutting-edge 3D metal printing system. The building was funded largely from a 2008 Guilford County bond referendum as well as a grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation. The college also applied state operating, state equipment, county operating, and institutional funds.

GTCC’s Aviation III Building Has a New Name The college’s Board of Trustees and the Cemela Foundation Board of Directors dedicated the building as the Ceasar Cone II Aviation Building during a special ceremony on November 15. Once chairman of the airport authority, Mr. Cone II served as secretary of the Airport Authority for 26 years. The $10-million facility opened in 2014, serves over 100 students per day and is home to the Aviation Management and Career Pilot programs. The Cemela Foundation, chartered by Martha and Ceasar Cone II in 1986, supported the expansion of GTCC’s aviation program and the Triad’s aviation cluster.


Community Outreach

Guilford Apprenticeship Partners Helps Students Learn and Earn In August 2018, Guilford Apprenticeship Partners (GAP) extended 40 high school students and recent graduates apprenticeships during a ceremony at GTCC. Over the next four years, these student apprentices will work as machinists, process technicians, welders and HVAC technicians at companies across the Triad. In exchange, the sponsor companies will pay for their hours on the job as well as their tuition, books and classroom hours at GTCC. The students will complete the program debt-free, having earned an associate degree and being guaranteed a full-time job. The GAP initiative was formed in 2015 to create a pipeline of skilled workers to meet the needs of local industry. It is sponsored by Triad Workforce Solutions Collaborative, the Greensboro Partnership, and led by 26 local business partners. The 2018 GAP apprentice class is nearly triple the size of the inaugural class and represents $5 million in scholarships.





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Over the summer, GTCC’s state-of-the-art recording studios were used to record “Artists United to End Local Poverty,” an album to benefit United Way of Greater Greensboro’s efforts to fight poverty. The album was co-produced by Grammy Award-winning music producer Andreao “Fanatic” Heard, a Greensboro native, and Thomas Johnson, who chairs GTCC’s Department of Creative and Performing Arts. GTCC Entertainment Technology students helped with the album’s engineering, giving them valuable real-world experience. Among the artists featured on the album is Sybil Lynch Newman, known professionally simply as Sybil. Sybil is a well-known American R&B and pop singer–songwriter who, when not performing, coordinates GTCC’s Titan Link program, which provides food and transportation assistance to students in need. The album will be released for digital download, and on CD and vinyl. Proceeds from physical sales, streams and downloads will go to United Way.

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In February 2018, a group of GTCC Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene students hosted students from Hope Academy at the GTCC Dental Hygiene Clinic in Jamestown. Twenty-three children between the ages of 10 and 15 received free dental care and learned about the importance of visiting the dentist. The event was part of the American Dental Association’s “Give Kids a Smile” program, which has helped more than 5.5 million underserved children receive free oral health services since 2003. GTCC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic is open to the public, largely providing services for underserved and elderly people in the area.


GTCC has partnered with The Heroes Center to create critically needed housing for homeless veterans attending, or wanting to attend, the college. Located minutes from the GTCC campus and downtown High Point, the nonprofit Heroes Center was founded by Bob Uber, who has partnered with Mark Harris, Dean of GTCC’s High Point Campus, to create a site that will offer veterans shelter, food, counseling for them and their loved ones, access to education, vocational training, job placement, healthcare and transportation to veteran healthcare and activities. The Heroes Center uses the NC Serves Central Carolina system, run by the USO. This group of nonprofits offers a one-stop shop for veterans to get assistance — services to address legal, housing, transportation and other veterans’ needs. The Heroes Center is expected to open in early 2019.





Last holiday season, for the 10th year in a row, the GTCC Student Veterans Association sent care packages to a platoon in Afghanistan in time for Christmas. The boxes included snacks, candy, and toiletry items donated across all the college’s campuses. The History Club and the Political Science Club were partners in the effort, and more than a dozen volunteer students, faculty and staff helped prepare the packages.

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The GTCC Foundation and Donors

Nancy Calkins Named Executive Director of the GTCC Foundation In October 2017, Nancy Calkins was named Executive Director of the Guilford Technical Community College Foundation. Having served as the Deputy Director for over three years, Nancy was able to step in and assume the leadership role quickly. Nancy has nearly three decades of experience working in the nonprofit sector, much of it involving fundraising. She is an excellent choice to raise support for GTCC's student scholarships and assistance services, special endowments, travel to academic and athletic competitions, faculty and staff development, arts and community programs, and capital needs. She is also a community college graduate herself, giving her an insight into the needs and goals of our students. Nancy earned her Associate of Arts degree at Mira Costa College, followed by a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arizona State University and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In her spare time, Nancy teaches yoga, tai chi, and a program she developed called TaiRoGa.

The 2018-19 GTCC Foundation Golf Classic The 9th Annual GTCC Foundation Golf Classic was held at Sedgefield Country Club on Monday, September 10, 2018. Proceeds from the tournament benefit student scholarships and support programs at GTCC. Since 2011, tournament proceeds have made it possible to award approximately $350,000 in scholarships to 350 students at GTCC. Over the last three years, The GTCC Foundation Golf Classic has raised in excess of $175,000.


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The 2017-18 GTCC Sporting Clays Challenge The annual GTCC Sporting Clays Challenge was held Friday, October 5, 2018 at Shane’s Sporting Clays in Summerfield, NC. Normally held in May, the event was postponed because of weather. Created in 2014, the GTCC Sporting Clays Challenge helps the college provide scholarships, services, and opportunities to benefit veterans and our public safety educational programs. This event raised over $20,000. The 2018-19 Sporting Clays Challenge will be held in May 2019.


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Honda Aircraft Company Piedmont Natural Gas GTCC Public Safety Student Team



The GTCC Foundation and Donors

2017-18 FOUNDATION BOARD ROSTER Robert J. Allison Tammy Artis, DDS Kevin Baker (Chair) Kip Blakely (Past Chair) Harry Boody Ernie Bovio James H. Bryant, III Dr. Donald Cameron Mickey Foster Michael H. Godwin Steve Johnston Judy Miller Phillip Morgan David Norbury Dr. Randy Parker (Secretary) George Ragsdale (Vice Chair) Rick Ramsey Marcia Sears Regan Karl Robinson Scott Roe Steve Showfety Nancy Sollosi (Treasurer) Brantley White

EMERITUS LIFETIME BOARD MEMBERS Dr. Lundee Amos James F. Morgan Sylvia Samet Jeanne Tannenbaum


Gold Level ($10,000-$24,999)

Visionaries ($1,000,000+)

Mr. and Mrs. David H. Griffin, Jr.

The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation The Cemala Foundation, Inc.

Philanthropists ($750,000-$999,999) Mrs. Gladys Sears Duke Energy

Champions ($500,000-$749,999) Mr. and Mrs. Robert Steven James

Leaders ($250,000-$499,999) Mr. Tom Davis and The Tom Davis Fund Koury Corporation Weaver Foundation

Founders ($100,000-$249,999) BB&T Mr. and Mrs. Hayes Clement Mr. Don Cline Cone Health Cone Health Foundation Dow Corning Corporate Giving Honda Aircraft Company, Inc. Miller Brewing Company Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. Save The Montagnard People Foundation, Inc. William and Clara Scarborough Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Norman Samet TCDI

ANNUAL DONORS PRESIDENT'S SOCIETY Platinum Level ($25,000+) Mr. and Mrs. Norman Samet


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Silver Level ($5,000-$9,999) Duke Energy Mr. and Mrs. Scott Roe

Bronze Level ($2,500-$4,999) Dr. and Mrs. Donald Cameron Mr. and Mrs. Matt Soule

Member Level ($1,000-$2,499) Ms. Susan Alt Dr. Tammy I. Artis, DDS Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Baker Mr. and Mrs. Kip Blakely Bodford Family Foundation Mr. Roy "Ed" Bowling Dr. Treana Bowling Brady Services Central Carolina Air Conditioning Energy Innovations by Harry Boody, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. James H. Bryant, III Mrs. Nancy Calkins Clark Patterson Lee Mr. and Mrs. D. Hayes Clement Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cochrane Mr. Daniel K. Davis Mrs. Kathy Fair Mr. and Mrs. Doug Fairburn Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Foster Mr. Barry S. Frank Mr. and Mrs. William Frank Mr. and Mrs. Michael Godwin D.H. Griffin Company Mr. Jarvis Harris Mr. William H. Hervey Honda Aircraft Company Ms. Mary L. Jarrell Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Craig Koretoff Koury Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Livingston, Jr. KI/ Krueger International, Inc. Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP Marie G. Dennett Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. David S. Miller

The GTCC Foundation and Donors Mr. and Mrs. James F. Morgan Mr. and Mrs. David Norbury Dr. and Mrs. Randy Parker Chief James Phillips Mr. and Mrs. George Ragsdale Mrs. Marcia S. Regan RSVP Communications Mr. Steve Showfety Mr. and Mrs. John K. Snider Ms. Nancy Sollosi Ms. Jeanne Tannenbaum Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Twilley Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Vetter

Chairman's Circle ($10,000+) Anonymous Mr. Baxter Wells Bruggeworth Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Bruggeworth Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cochrane Mrs. Joyce DeVane Dr. and Mrs. George Dominguez Mr. and Mrs. Robert Steven James Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation Honda Aircraft Company William and Clara Scarborough Foundation BB&T

Dean's Circle ($5,000-$9,999) Carolina Aviation Professionals Association Ford Motor Company Nestle USA, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Randy Parker Piedmont Natural Gas Company TCDI Wells Fargo

Director's Circle ($1,000-$4,999) Dr. Lundee Williams Amos Association of Facilities Engineers Mrs. Martha A. Bergman Mr. Harold Thomas Bobo Brady Services Mr. Bill Bumgarner Mr. and Mrs. D. Hayes Clement Cone Health

First Point Inc./Guilford Merchants Association Funding for Teams LLC Gannett Foundation- TEGNA Greensboro Community Development Fund HAECO High Point Regional Health System Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hoffman Johns Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning KI/Krueger International, Inc. Lenovo & Intel Mr. and Mrs. David Maynard Mrs. Cheryl K. Menzies Mickey Truck Bodies NC Dental Hygiene Association Parker Hannifin Foundation Chief James Phillips Ms. Katherine A. Phillips Piedmont Triad International Airport Dr. Beth Pitonzo Mr. and Mrs. Karl Robinson Mr. Billy Ragsdale Snider Fleet Solutions Tri-City Mechanical Dr. Alison Wiers

Scholar's Circle ($500-$999) Mr. Morris Boswell Mr. and Mrs. Jean Luc Caillat Dr. and Mrs. Donald Cameron Mr. Samuel Chinnis Clark Patterson Lee Mr. and Mrs. J. Patrick Danahy Mr. and Mrs. Alan W. Duncan Ms. Velina Ebert Ms. Deborah Fondow Dr. Kiani Gardner Dr. Jacqueline Greenlee Greensboro Auto Auction International Textile Group Jamestown United Methodist Church Dr. Paul Kwon, DDS Ms. Pin Pin Lin Ms. Shelia May Mr. Kirby Moore Olympus, Inc.

Petty Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Scott M. Saylor Mr. and Mrs. Joel Shaw Dr. Kathy Baker Smith Ms. Lynda Snider Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Sprong VF Corporation Mr. Nicolas Yale

Faculty Circle ($100-$499) AC Corporation Ms. Andrea Allmond American Industrial, LLC Dr. Tammy I. Artis, DDS Mr. David Barnette Mr. James S. Belk Ms. Edith Bentley Mr. and Mrs. David Black Ms. Zeledith Blakely Mr. Ryan James Bonner Mr. Ernie Bovio Mr. William Kent Braxton Ms. Melanie Brookbank Mr. Jimmy Brown Mr. William Byrd Mr. Jerry Camp Ms. Jennifer Carreau Mr. Christopher Chafin Ms. Edith Chance Ms. Joanie Douglas Chavis Mr. David Cline Cochran Systems Ms. Maria Colozzi Mr. David Congdon Ms. Therese Coon Mr. Kent Cowan Ms. Berrilyn Cross Mr. Ronald Warren Crow, Jr. Mr. Michael F. Czysz, III Mr. Shawn Dee Mr. Joseph Dickinson DNA Military North Carolina, Inc. Ms. Nicki Dodd Mr. Thomas Doggett Mr. and Mrs. Dewayne Eakes Engineered Steel Products Ms. Kay C. English Mr. Thomas English, III Mr. Jeffrey Faircloth Mr. Keith Fields Mr. David Fisher Mr. Timothy Fitts Ms. Audrey Floyd Dr. and Mrs. Stuart B. Fountain Mr. and Mrs. George M. Fouts Fulp and Associates Ms. Dona George Mr. Michael Gray Guilford County Hotel/Motel Association Mr. Randy Gunter Mr. Mark Hagenbuch Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Hands Mr. Kevin Hanson Mr. Billy Harris Mr. Mark E. Harris Mr. David Herrick Highlands Union Bank Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Hill Mr. Doug Honn Ilderton Chrysler/Dodge/ Plymouth Mr. Ira T. Johnson Mr. Jason Johnson Ms. Linda Johnson Dr. Quentin Johnson


The GTCC Foundation and Donors Mr. Howard Kantor Ms. Barbara A. Kazazes Ms. Carol Keck Ms. Jean T. King Ms. Phyllis Kirchner Ms. Betty E. Kittner Ms. Dreama Landacre Mr. Kent Lagenwalter Ms. Jennifer Lee Ms. Letonia Lee-White Mr. Joseph Logan Mrs. Shelly Lutzweiler Ms. Bunnie Lynn Dr. Samantha Magill Ms. Jan Ma'Luf Mr. and Mrs. Aaron E. Martin Mr. and Mrs. Timothy R. Martin Mr. John Mather Ms. Anita McCoy Mr. and Mrs. William McGuinn, Jr. Ms. Kellie Melinda Ms. Janell Miller Mr. Douglas Moore Ms. Sybil Newman Mrs. Julia B. Nile Ms. Tina Ntuer Ms. Anna Phillips Ms. Susan Powell Mr. Glenn Ramey Mr. Wesley Reid Mr. Tom E. Richardson Mr. Brian Robinson Ms. Cora Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Scott Roe Ms. Pamela Rogers Ms. Carol B. Rose Ms. Meagan Rothkopf Mr. Joseph Rotunda Ms. Julia A. Scales Ms. Amy L. Schwartz Ms. Cherie Scinto Ms. Shirley Sims Ms. Margie Smith Dr. Ralph G. Soney Mr. Renard Spratling Ms. Lisa Stahlmann Mr. and Mrs. Keith Statzer Mr. Robert Stoesen Mr. Michael Stout Ms. Jennifer Sugden Ms. Sandra Sutton Mr. and Mrs. Vic Swinson Mr. and Mrs. Victor Lee Swinson Ms. Flora Taylor The Earl N. Phillips, Jr. Family Foundation Mr. Matt Thiel Mr. and Mrs. Royster Tucker Mr. Steve Turner Mr. Nathaniel Udy United Way of Greater High Point Ms. Mary D. Verkuilen Dr. Deborah Walsh Mr. Joshua S. Waterstone Ms. Jennifer Weatherly Mr. and Mrs. Gary Webb Ms. Tonya Welch Ms. Denise M. Wetli Mr. Mark Wheeler Ms. Jennifer Whisman Mr. William Wilcox Ms. Barbara Wilkerson Mr. and Mrs. Gary Wood Ms. Emily Workman Ms. Monica Young

Friend Circle ($1-$99) Mr. Vincent Alventosa Mr. and Mrs. Fred Amos Ms. Huma Asghar Mr. Joseph Badick


Ms. Antoinette Bass Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bates Ms. Linda Beitz Ms. Ghazala Bibi Ms. Janet Bost Mr. and Mrs. John Brock Ms. Shannon Burghart Mr. Keith Burkhead Ms. Betty Price Burris Mr. Tom Campbell Ms. Deborah Chambliss Mr. Kirk Chandler Ms. Alisa Chisolm Ms. Lenore Coleman Ms. Marie Collins Ms. Tina Cook Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Costantini Mr. Jesse Cross Ms. Sara S. Crow Mr. Danny Crump Ms. Elizabeth Cunningham Ms. Dianne Davis Ms. Tracey Davis Ms. Patricia Dickey Mr. Mark Dillon Ms. Crystal Drum Dr. Manuel Dudley Mr. Samuel J. Dunn Mr. Donald Ellington Mr. Mohammed Essack Ms. Tina Essick Ms. Amanda Fields Ms. Sandra Flynn Mr. Daniel Foster Ms. Kristen Fowler Ms. Adrienne Friddle Ms. Jennifer Fulk Mr. Terence Garraway Mr. Zacary Goldstein Ms. Michele Gordon Ms. Mary Hall Ms. Ragan Hall Ms. Diane Hankins Ms. Noreen Hannon Ms. Aleta Harper Ms. Jacqueline Hassen Ms. Pamela Hollern Mr. Aaron Holt Mr. Michael Hughes Mr. David Hurewitz Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Johnson Ms. Joyce Johnson Mr. Ronnie Johnson Ms. Sheila Johnson Ms. Kimberly Jordan Ms. Debra Kelton Ms. Dorothy Kennedy Ms. Nancy Lyles Kester Ms. Roxanne M. King Ms. Melissa Kinney Mr. Phillip J. Kirk, Jr. Mr. Donnie Knight Dr. Edward Knight Ms. Frankie Lane Mr. and Mrs. Kent Lawrence Mr. Danny Lee Lineberger Ms. Joanna Linn Ms. Nita Little Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lockery Ms. Harriet R. Locklear Mr. Carson Lomax Mr. Tim Mabe Ms. Tracy Mack Ms. Sandra G. Marsh Ms. LaToya McCandies Mr. Todd McDade Ms. Natashia McEachern Ms. Thelma J. McGowan Mr. and Mrs. Chris McHugh Mr. Jeffrey T. McHugh Mr. John McLaren Ms. Stephanie Mearite Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Melvin Ms. Porcha Moore

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Mr. Phillip Morgan Ms. Dina Nasreddin Ms. Bethany Neary New Arrivals Institute Ms. Jodi Newkirk Mr. John A. Nigro Ms. Janet Nowicki Mr. Christopher Osborne Mr. E. Bennett Parks, III Ms. Jane Pendry Ms. Suzanne Puchley Ms. Laura Puryear-Giadullo Ms. E. Lorene Putnam Ms. Jennifer Ray Mr. Cory Rayborn Ms. Kathryn Riffe Ms. Rebecca Rosebrough Mr. Joseph Rowbottom Ms. Gwendolyn Roy Mr. L. J. Rush Mr. Ronald K. Schick Ms. Lynn Scott Mr. William Shamburg Ms. Anne Jeffers Simpson Ms. Renetta Smith Mr. Jerry L. Sneed Ms. Samphanh Soxayachanh Ms. Patricia Spurza Ms. Deana St. Peter Mr. Roy Steed Ms. Mit Sunnassee Dr. Charles W. Surles, Jr. Mr. Michael Sutton Mr. Daniel Tarara Ms. Lenora Taylor Ms. Linda G. Tilley Ms. Kathleen Tipton Ms. Astrid Todd Mr. Bartholomew Trescott Ms. Nancy Triplett Ms. Sarah Tucker Mr. Leslie "Tony" Turner Ms. Kay Vance Ms. Sherry Waddell Mr. Michael Ward Ms. Linda Whitlow Mr. Bruce G. Wilson Ms. Pat Wood Ms. Denise Woods Mr. William Yokley Mr. Nicholas Zavediuk Ms. Liudmila Zill


1618 Concepts All Pets Considered Mr. Haseeb Anjum Ava Gardner Museum Avanti Salon & Spa BASF Corporation Battleship NC Mr. James S. Belk Berico Fuels, Inc. Biltmore Mr. Charles Boswell Body Therapy Institute Butler Lighting BuzziSpace USA Canteen Carolina Aircraft, Inc. Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Club Carolina Theatre Chakras Salon CharBar 7 Charlotte Motor Speedway Chateau Morrisette Chimney Rock State Park Mr. Glen A. Christy Chop House Costco Courtyard by Marriott. Greensboro Airport Crafted! The Art of The Taco Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Currituck County Department of Tourism Dame's Chicken & Waffles Dedon Delve Interiors Embassy Suites Hotels Energy Innovations by Harry Boody, Inc. Mr. Thomas English, III Mr. Everett Ira Baucom Fainting Goat Spirits Fleet Plummer Furnitureland South Gia: Drink Eat Listen Grandfather Mountain Grandover Resort & Conference Center Grayline Asheville Greensboro Children's Museum Greensboro Opera Greensboro Science Center Greensboro Symphony Griffin Motors Grove Winery Guilford County Hotel/Motel Association Henley Paper Company High Point Arts Council High Point Theatre Jimmy John's Kabuto Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar Kersey Valley Zip Tours KI/Krueger International, Inc. Koury Group Sheraton Greensboro Lenovo United States, Inc. Marisol Mark's Restaurant Marriott Greensboro Airport McConnell Golf, LLC MerleFest Nantahala Outdoor Center Natty Greene's Mr. Michael Nelson Mr. David L. Neugent NC Museum of Life and Science Old Salem Omega Sports Orrell Design Salon Our State Magazine Panera Bread Pastabilities Pepper Moon Catering Petty Museum Pittsburgh Steelers Quaintance Weaver Restaurants & Hotels Ralph Lauren Replacements, Ltd. Ruff Housing Schiffman's Shane's Sporting Clays Sheetz Mr. Walter L. Shuler, Jr. Ms. Mary F. Sloane Southern Roots Restaurant String & Splinter Club, Inc. Thayer Coggin, Inc The Soap Lady Triad Stage Triad Yoga Tweetsie Railroad US National Whitewater Center VF Corporation Virginia International Raceway Walt Disney World Wheel of Fortune WineStyles Wingate By Wyndham Greensboro Wonder Works Myrtle Beach Zaki Oriental Rugs, Inc.

Concluding Remarks

“I’ve been truly blessed to work for over 40 years in a career I’ve loved. The time I’ve spent at GTCC has been particularly rewarding.” Dr. Randy Parker, President of GTCC

A Fond Farewell for GTCC’s Seventh President After four decades of service to the North Carolina Community College System, including the last seven years as president of Guilford Technical Community College, Dr. Randy Parker announced that he will retire on July 31, 2019.

Last year, Dr. Parker was awarded the Phi Theta Kappa national Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction and the 2018 Distinguished College President Award from the Carolina’s Region of Phi Theta Kappa Student Honor Society.

Under his watchful eye, GTCC has experienced unparalleled growth, including a significant expansion to its aviation program, the Larry Gatlin School of Entertainment Technology and GTCC’s Center for Performing and Creative Arts in High Point. Three new campuses have opened their doors, and he designed and oversaw more than $100 million in major renovation projects.

When the board recruited Randy, we were looking for a forward-thinking leader who would best position GTCC to meet the future needs of students and businesses in the Triad area. He has done just that, and deserves a lot of credit for our progress. Under Randy’s guidance, GTCC has continued to grow and prosper. Our graduates are successful, and they are a tremendous asset to our region.

Through his leadership, we saw a 40 percent increase in student completion despite experiencing a more than 30 percent decline in student enrollment. Programs such as the Veterans Resource Center and Titan Link helped support students who needed it most. He also established the GTCC Innovative Resources Corporation to help generate additional revenue for the college through entrepreneurial activities that align with the mission of GTCC.

With a passion for academic excellence, a deep commitment to student success and a strong sense of community, Dr. Parker will leave a lasting legacy at GTCC. He has made an indelible impact on the lives of countless students, faculty and staff. —Susan Alt, Chair, GTCC Board of Trustees


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