TABLE OF 17
Board of Directors
Year in Review
Catalyst for Success
Making a Difference
Faculty & Staff Excellence
Finances & Annual Giving
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OUR VISION Creating successful futures. OUR MISSION Guilford Technical Community College provides access to lifelong learning opportunities for personal growth, workforce productivity, and community service. It serves all segments of Guilford County’s diverse population, delivering quality educational programs and services, through partnerships with business, community groups, and other educational institutions. OUR VALUES • Students • Learning • Innovative instruction and targeted services
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT It continues to be an honor to serve as president of Guilford Technical Community College. This year’s report is full of exciting developments and student success stories that illustrate how GTCC is moving our citizens and community forward.
• Employees • Diversity • Honesty and integrity
The year began with new leadership. The Board of Trustees appointed Greensboro attorney Jarvis Harris as chair, and the GTCC
JARVIS HARRIS Chair
SUSAN ALT Vice Chair
EDITH CHANCE Secretary
ROBERT A. BRUGGEWORTH
JAMES H. BRYANT III
J. PATRICK DANAHY
MARY L. JARRELL
DAVID S. MILLER
GEORGE W. RAGSDALE
DEENA Q. SAMUEL
COY O. WILLIARD, JR.
Foundation Board appointed Kip Blakely, vice president of industry and government relations at HAECO, as chair. We had the honor of hosting Senator Kay Hagan in August to assist veterans in signing up for online e-benefits, as well as N.C. Lt. Governor Dan Forest in September to tour the college’s renowned Aviation program.
ANNUAL ENROLLMENT (2013-2014)1
Curriculum ...................................................16,557 Unduplicated Headcount2 .........................17,409 Continuing Education (Calendar Year 2013) Adult Basic Education3 ...............................6,110 Corp. & Industry Training3 .........................16,456 Personal Enrichment3 ................................3,064 Unduplicated Headcount2 .........................23,683 Budget FTE ...................................................1,933 Non-Budget FTE ..........................................236 Total Individuals Served2.................... 39,986 Unduplicated by category 2 Unduplicated overall 3 May be included in other categories 1
GTCC continues to expand in Guilford County. In August, the college purchased a 253,000-square-foot warehouse that sits on 37 acres near the Jamestown Campus to expand its transportation and welding programs. To better serve the High Point community, the Small Business Center opened a new location at the High Point Chamber of Commerce. On the High Point Campus, we broke ground on the new Center for Creative and Performing Arts, a two-story facility that will serve as a teaching lab and performance space for students in our Creative and Performing Arts program. Cline Observatory installed a new telescope in May that allows star gazers to see farther into the universe. Our students continue to shine as they earn top awards in competitions including SkillsUSA, Model United Nations, SAFECON flight competition and the Culinary Knowledge Bowl. Our students often place first in these competitions while competing against colleges such as the Naval Academy, Johnson & Wales, UNC Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. The college also forged new partnerships with area colleges to offer more educational opportunities for transfer students and streamline the transfer process. GTCC signed an articulation agreement with Guilford College and a co-admission agreement with Bennett College. In addition, the North Carolina Community College System adopted a new articulation agreement which will streamline the course offerings accepted by the UNC system schools. Our student success initiatives have taken many forms. Through Completion by Design, a five-year Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
CURRICULUM STUDENT BODY CHARACTERISTICS (FALL 2013)
Male ...............................................................43% Female ..........................................................57% African-American........................................43.5% Asian .............................................................3.8% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.............0.1% Caucasian .....................................................40.7% Hispanic ........................................................6.4% Native American .........................................0.9% Two or More Races.......................................1.7% Other..............................................................0.0% Unknown.......................................................2.9% Average Age ................................................28 Full-Time .......................................................50.0% Part-Time ......................................................50.0% Average Class Size ......................................20.8 Average Credit Hours Carried.................... 10.3
initiative to increase completion rates for low-income students under age 26, we’ve been implementing innovative pathways to boost students’ success. In January 2014, the college led a new strategic planning process with constituents from inside and outside of the college who offered feedback about what GTCC means to the community now and how it will become even more relevant in the future. One of the outcomes from this process is to develop a new mission, vision, values and strategic goals for the college. As I reflect on this past year at GTCC, I am reminded of how important the community college mission truly is for Guilford County and North Carolina. I started my education at Lenior Community College, which set the path for my career. At GTCC, our dedicated faculty and staff are helping our students carve their own path to success. I want to thank our students, faculty and staff for their diligence and hard work in being part of this mission. As we continue to move into the coming year, I would like to thank the citizens of Guilford County for their support, our North Carolina legislators, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners and the city governments of High Point, Jamestown, Greensboro and Oak Ridge. At Guilford Tech, we start every day with the students’ needs at the heart of everything we do. This mission is what makes us great now and into the future. Again, thank you for all that you do from America’s Community College.
Randy Parker, GTCC President
GORKEM BAYDAR SGA President
2013-2014 YEAR IN REVIEW July July JARVIS T. HARRIS NAMED CHAIRMAN OF GTCC BOARD OF TRUSTEES Greensboro attorney Jarvis T. Harris was named chairman of
GTCC OPENS SMALL BUSINESS CENTER IN HIGH POINT Guilford Technical Community College’s Small Business Center (SBC) opened a second location in High Point. Now, in addition
the Guilford Technical Community College Board of Trustees.
to GTCC’s main Small Business Center in Greensboro, the
The 41-year-old member of the R. Steve Bowden & Associates
college has expanded its operations to better serve the
law firm is the first African-American male to chair the board
High Point community.
during GTCC’s 55-year history. He’s also the youngest board chair in GTCC’s history.
SEN. KAY HAGAN ASSISTS VETERANS AT JAMESTOWN CAMPUS
N.C. POET LAUREATE GIVES SERIES OF TALKS
GTCC PURCHASES NEW PROPERTY
Poet Laureate of North Carolina Joseph Bathanti hosted a series
property near its Jamestown Campus to expand its
GTCC’S COLLISION PROGRAM RECEIVES NATIONAL ACCREDITATION
U.S. Senator Kay Hagan and her staff visited GTCC’s Jamestown
of talks on Sept. 25 at Guilford Technical Community College’s
transportation and welding programs. The 37-acre site is
Guilford Technical Community College’s Collision Repair
Campus on Aug. 22 to assist veterans in signing up for online
Jamestown Campus. Bathanti read a selection of his works
located at 6012 Gate City Blvd. and includes a 253,000-square-
Program received national accreditation by the National
e-benefits. VA personnel from Washington, D.C. and Winston-
based on the theme “Never Leaving Home” and discussed how
foot warehouse formerly used most recently by Daimler Buses
Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and
Salem were on-site to coach veterans through the e-benefits
one can remain psychically embedded in a home as a place
and Legacy Paddlesports. The college closed on the purchase
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence
process. Sen. Hagan delivered remarks.
and a concept long after you’ve physically left it.
on Aug. 30. The cost of the purchase was $8.3 million.
(ASE). GTCC’s collision repair program has been accredited in
Plans for the new site will include education and training
the following areas: non-structural analysis/damage repair,
for transportation, heavy equipment, auto body and
painting and refinishing, structural analysis and damage repair.
The new Small Business Center is located in the High Point Bathanti, who has committed his work to veterans as part of
WELLS FARGO AWARDS $20,000 TO GTCC
been open since July 1. It is fully funded by the state of North
KIP BLAKELY NAMED FOUNDATION BOARD PRESIDENT
Carolina and offers free one-on-one, confidential consultations
Kip Blakely, vice president of industry and government
His visit concluded with Writing Creatively, a writing workshop
Wells Fargo & Co. awarded $20,000 to Guilford Technical
for prospective and existing small business owners, as well as
relations at HAECO, was named president of the Guilford
and discussion of the creative process.
Community College to support accelerated workforce
a variety of other free services including business seminars,
Technical Community College Foundation, Inc. Board of
development programs and entrepreneurial development.
skills workshops and classes.
Directors. Blakely previously served as vice president of the
Chamber of Commerce, 1634 N. Main St., High Point and has
his tenure as a poet, also hosted Conversations with Veterans.
Guilford Technical Community College purchased a vacant
To achieve this coveted recognition, the school’s collision
Included in the transaction was a charitable contribution from
training program underwent rigorous evaluation by the NATEF.
the Arthur and Emilie Samet family, and Andy Zimmerman,
Nationally accepted standards of excellence in areas such as
owner of Get Outdoors and founder and former CEO of Legacy
instruction, facilities and equipment were used. GTCC is one
Paddlesports, donated a portion of the property to the GTCC
of only two NATEF certified collision repair programs in North Carolina at the post-secondary level.
GTCC was one of 19 community colleges in the region
Foundation Board and succeeds James (Jim) H. Bryant, III, who
N.C. LT. GOVERNOR VISITS AVIATION CAMPUS
(spanning Burlington to Asheville) to receive the award.
led the board for the past three years. Blakely will serve a two-
On Sept. 18, GTCC had the honor of hosting Lt. Governor
Foundation, Inc. The Foundation has not yet determined how it
The grant will allow GTCC to train more people, which inevitably
year term on the Foundation Board — July 1, 2013 to
Dan Forest, who toured GTCC’s Aviation Campus.
will use that property.
will contribute to the growth of a more sustainable and
June 20, 2015.
thriving workforce. 3
YEAR IN REVIEW
GTCC OFFERS NEW SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GCS STUDENTS
Hosted by the North Carolina State Assembly of the Association
The 9,400-square-foot-theatre will be added to the rear of
Each gingerbread house must be at least 12x12, 100 percent
GTCC COOKS FOR A CAUSE
campus in the state has at least one former GTCC student on
of Surgical Technologists, the event consists of a series of
the H2 building adjacent to the amphitheater and will feature
edible and constructed with royal icing or caramelized sugar.
GTCC President Randy Parker and Culinary Instructor L J Rush
its campus. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State
questions related to the surgical technology field. The purpose
a stage, theater seating, dressing rooms, a scene shop and
Students also are evaluated on their piping techniques,
participated in the Aggies Go Red Cook Off event on Feb. 7 at
University, the University of North Carolina Greensboro and the
Guilford Technical Community College modified its scholarship
of the bowl is to help prepare surgical technology students for
costume shop. The $2.5 million project is expected to be
overall precision and appearance, and quality of the
opportunities for Guilford County Schools (GCS) high school
North Carolina A&T State University to help raise awareness of
University of North Carolina Charlotte are the top three schools
their national certification exam.
completed by summer 2014.
gingerbread and icing.
heart disease in women. They competed against Chancellor
of choice for college transfer for GTCC students.
year occupational program, two-year technical program or
GENERAL MOTORS DONATES FOURTH VEHICLE TO GTCC
college transfer program at GTCC. The funding for the new
In GTCC’s continued efforts to train students and technicians
GTCC COMPETES IN FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION
GTCC AND GUILFORD COLLEGE SIGN ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
GCS scholarship program will be supported by the GTCC
on the latest vehicle systems, General Motors donated a 2012
The GTCC Titan Robotics Club competed in the 2013 Association
GTCC and Guilford College developed an articulation
Foundation, Inc., the college, and annual contributions from the
Chevrolet Silverado equipped with a Duramax diesel engine to
of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
agreement between both Guilford County institutions that
community. The new scholarships will focus on key initiatives
GTCC’s General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program.
Annual Robotics Manipulator contest Nov. 20- Nov. 23 in New
will allow GTCC students to transfer seamlessly to Guilford
at GTCC, including improving access to undergraduate Science,
“This is an important donation because it allows the GM ASEP
Orleans. Participating GTCC students included Kyle Gibbons,
College. The agreement will offer students a clear pathway
Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education, increasing
students at GTCC to receive training and certification in the area
Dhanjay Yadav, Roderick Fletcher, Michael Whitley and Sean
from an associate degree at GTCC to a bachelor’s degree at
graduation rates and supporting local efforts to improve
of diesel engine performance. With the addition of this vehicle,
Younger. GTCC was the only two-year community college
economic growth in five target-industry clusters: aviation,
GTCC is able to offer experience and a credential to our students
to compete in the contest against eight four-year
that was not previously available.” - Joshua Gilbert, GM ASEP
graduates who wish to enroll at GTCC. The five new scholarships are available to eligible GCS students interested in a one-
logistics and transportation, advanced manufacturing, business services and life sciences, plus construction and the
coordinator and instructor in Automotive Systems Technology. GTCC BREAKS GROUND ON BLACK BOX THEATRE
GINGERBREAD ART: ANNUAL HOLIDAY TRADITION TESTS CULINARY STUDENTS’ SKILLS
SURGICAL TECH STUDENTS WIN SCRUB BOWL
GTCC broke ground on the Center for Creative and Performing
The gingerbread house project at GTCC has become a
Arts on Nov. 15 on its High Point Campus. The two-story
holiday tradition among its culinary arts students. Each year
Three surgical technology students won the 2013 State
facility will serve as a teaching lab and performance space for
students enrolled in the Baking I class are required to make
Conference Student Scrub Bowl on Nov. 9 at Moses Cone
students enrolled in GTCC’s Creative and Performing Arts,
a gingerbread house either on their own or with a partner
Memorial Hospital in Greensboro. GTCC students Susan
which is comprised of entertainment technology, drama and
and then display it for public viewing in the Joseph S. Koury
Hayworth, Steven Lineberger and Reda Al-Noud received a
Hospitality and Careers Center on GTCC’s Jamestown Campus.
trade industries. November
trophy and certificate.
The articulation agreement between GTCC and Guilford College is unique in that it’s a partnership between an individual fouryear college and only one or more community colleges.
Harold Martin of N.C. A&T, Chancellor Debra Saunders-White of North Carolina Central State University and President Rosalind Fuse-Hall of Bennett College for Women to create a heart-healthy meal. Dr. Parker and Chef Rush prepared seared salmon fillets with spicy corn and tomato salsa. NORTH CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM SIGNS ARTICULATION AGREEMENT WITH UNC SYSTEM
Nearly 24,000 students who began their studies at an N.C. community college. are now undergraduates on UNC campuses, accounting for more than half (54 percent) of all UNC transfer students. Those numbers are expected to grow in the years ahead, and smoothing the transfer process for these students and providing a clearer, more direct pathway to a baccalaureate degree are crucial to meeting North Carolinians’ educational goals and North Carolina’s future workforce needs.
The North Carolina Community College System and the University of North Carolina General Administration, which represents the 16 public university system, signed a new articulation agreement in February that will allow community
Under the agreement, 14 areas of study will be eligible for
college students to seamlessly transfer to one of North
transfer to Guilford College: African and African American
Carolina’s public institutions of higher learning. Focused on
studies, history, political science, psychology, religious studies,
increasing student success, the revised agreement better
accounting, business administration, community and justice studies, computing and technology and information systems, criminal justice, forensic accounting and forensic biology (B.A. and B.S.).
This year approximately 50 gingerbread houses were on
During the past several years, about 70 students per year on
display from Dec. 2 to Dec. 9. They are culinary works of art.
average have transferred from GTCC to Guilford College.
defines transfer options for community college students and establishes distinct pathways to degree attainment. At GTCC from 2009 to 2012, 1,126 students have transferred from the college to members of the 16 public universities in the University of North Carolina system. In fact, every UNC system 6
YEAR IN REVIEW
March GTCC CONNECTS THE COMMUNITY TO JOBS GTCC hosted its annual Spring Job Fair on March 19 on GTCC’s Jamestown Campus. The free event was open to all job
more than 80 employers in the Triad, including BB&T, Fastenal, Caterpillar Inc., North State Aviation, UPS, Time Warner Cable, Aeroteams and Deuterman Law Group. This
the rule rather than the exception to landing an interview, job fairs still remain a relevant and valuable tool for both job seekers and employers. AVIATION JOB FAIR Approximately 150 students attended GTCC’s first Aviation Job Fair in March to explore employment opportunities in the growing aviation industry and network with various employers including Honda Aircraft Company, TIMCO Aviation Services, Landmark Aviation, Atlantic Aero and Graham Personnel Services staffing agency. As a result of the job fair, five students are currently working at Honda. The Student Government Association co-sponsored the event. 7
Challenge, an annual contest in which Greensboro-area college
Michael Nasrallah. Patrick Sanecki, assistant professor of
students pitch their most creative lunch menu product to
culinary arts at GTCC, and Michele Prairie, culinary instructor at
Biscuitville, a locally-grown and scratch-made restaurant chain.
GTCC, coached the team.
GTCC STUDENTS WIN NATIONAL
Thirty-nine teams submitted ideas.
MEDALS AT SKILLSUSA
The Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl is a “Jeopardy”-
Students Rebecca Follweiler, Pamela Oliver, Kathleen Reeves and
style culinary contest. Competition questions are drawn from
Mackenzie Sullivan won first place and $1,000 for their Pretty in
five nationally published textbooks for culinary professionals
Pink dessert biscuit, featuring strawberries and cream cheese.
Mo. in July.
as industry and community leaders participated in planning
Carolina Community College System Office to launch the North
sessions to develop the college’s strategic plan for 2015-2016.
Carolina Student Success Learning Institute (SSLI), a project designed to help community colleges in the state adopt and
April GTCC EMS PROGRAM RECEIVES NATIONAL ACCREDITATION GTCC’s Emergency Medical Science (EMS) curriculum program Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
a tech-savvy world where online applications are becoming
place for its innovative entries in the Brand Your Biscuit
Boston, Jessica Bower, Alexia D’Egidio, Kirsten Darnley and
Since August 2013, GTCC has been collaborating with the North
was awarded accreditation from the Commission on
few years, drawing an estimated 3,000 applicants last year. In
institution in North Carolina, tied with UNC-Chapel Hill’s
This is the third win for GTCC. This year’s team included: Aisha
Representatives from GTCC’s faculty, staff and students as well
fields from aviation and advanced manufacturing to medical
The annual job fair has been growing steadily during the past
GTCC swept the competition, winning first, second and third
will go on to compete for the national title in Kansas City,
year’s participating employers spanned a wide range of assisting and information technology.
With the installation of the CDK24, GTCC’s Cline Observatory
COMPLETION BY DESIGN
seekers, including GTCC students, alumni and the general public. Participants had the opportunity to network with
GTCC SWEEPS BRAND YOUR BISCUIT CHALLENGE
GTCC is one of five community colleges in North Carolina with a CAAHEP accredited Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program. It also is one of only eight CAAHEP accredited programs statewide. CHINESE DELEGATION MAKES FIRST VISIT TO GTCC GTCC hosted a delegation of 12 Chinese officials during their visit to the United States to meet with representatives of governmental and nongovernmental organizations working in higher education and international student services. An escort and interpreter also accompanied the group. GTCC President Dr. Randy Parker met with the delegation to discuss and answer questions regarding the role of community colleges in higher education and provide an overview of GTCC and its services. Dr. Carol Schmid, professor of sociology at GTCC, was instrumental in arranging the delegation’s visit.
scale up Completion by Design. North Carolina was one of three states selected in 2011 to participate in Completion by Design, a five-year Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation initiative to increase completion and graduation rates for low-income students under age 26. GTCC is leading the initiative with Wake Technical Community College, Central Piedmont Community College, Davidson County Community College, Martin Community College and the N.C. Community College System Office. As a pilot college, GTCC has been implementing innovative pathways to increase student completion. And now, through the SSLI, GTCC is sharing those models for success with other N.C. community colleges and teaching them how to adopt and implement the program at their institutions.
that cover topics such as nutrition, safety and sanitation, and the art of modern cooking. BENNETT COLLEGE AND GTCC SIGN CO-ADMISSION AGREEMENT The leaders of Bennett College and Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) officially signed a co-admission agreement on April 17, giving GTCC students a clear pathway from an Associate in Arts (AA) degree to a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from Bennett College. This is the first co-
is the third largest permanent telescope at an educational
GTCC claimed two national medals at the 50th Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. Erskin Tillery of Greensboro won a silver medal in Telecommunications Cabling. Tillery received a bronze medal in the same category at last
year’s national competition.
CLINE OBSERVATORY TO
Sara Apple, Dee Locklear (both of Greensboro) and Zachary
INSTALL NEW TELESCOPE MAY 14
Luckett of Summerfield won a bronze medal in Crime Scene
A new telescope at GTCC’s Cline Observatory was installed
Investigation, a team event.
on May 14 at GTCC’s Jamestown Campus. The new 24-inch reflecting telescope replaced the observatory’s existing 16inch telescope and allows star gazers to see farther into the universe and observe fainter objects with greater clarity.
GTCC NAMED CULINARY
admission agreement between GTCC and Bennett College and
Cline Observatory’s new telescope is a PlaneWave
KNOWLEDGE BOWL CHAMPIONS
the second co-admission agreement GTCC has signed with
Instruments CDK24 Corrected Dall-Kirkham Astrograph
The smartest culinary students in the Southeast represent
an area educational institution within the last year. Under
telescope with an f/6.5 aperture, allowing users to see fainter
GTCC, according to the American Culinary Federation (ACF). The
the new agreement, select students will be co-admitted to
asteroids and moons and dimmer stars in the Milky Way. The
GTCC team won overall in the ACF Southeast Region Baron H.
both GTCC and Bennett College simultaneously and offered a
telescope also features a camera for imaging and research
Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl during the 2014 ACF Southeast
variety of benefits.
projects conducted by GTCC astronomy students.
Seventeen GTCC students and 11 faculty advisors attended the conference June 23-27 in Kansas City, Mo. and competed in 14 different contests including dental assisting, CNC milling, aviation maintenance technology and collision repair technology.
Regional Conference April 26-29 in North Charleston, S.C. They 8
Faculty & Staff Awards
North Carolina Community Colleges Academic Excellence Award
Board of Trustees’ Teaching Innovation Award
Outstanding Graduate in a Diploma Program
BB&T Staff Person of the Year
SEYOUNG PARK | Culinary Arts
ED BOWLING | Executive Director of
Outstanding Graduate in a Technical Program
ADRIAN WRIGHT | Dept. Chair for Mechatronics
Completion by Design
MIKAYLA HUTCHINSON | Early Childhood Education Outstanding Graduate in a Transfer Program
DYLAN ROBERTS | Associate of Arts President’s Medal
HEATHER EBERT | Associate of Arts
GTCC CELEBRATES 48TH COMMENCEMENT Guilford Technical Community College celebrated its 48th Commencement on May 8. Approximately
“By utilizing resources outside of the traditional classroom setting, Adrian continues to demonstrate
800 students participated in the commencement ceremony held at the Greensboro Coliseum.
his commitment to developing innovative teaching strategies; not only to provide his current
Dr. Stuart Fountain, a member of the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges and past chair of the GTCC Board of Trustees, presented the North Carolina Community Colleges Academic
students with the tools they need for success, but to model and demonstrate that they can, and must, serve as mentors to the next generation,” Harris said.
Excellence Award to Dustin Darnell, an Associate in Arts degree graduate with a 3.9 GPA. This
Jimmie E. Ford, a member of the N.C. State Board of Community Colleges recognized Ed Bowling,
award recognizes one student from each of the 58 N.C. community colleges who has completed a
executive director of Completion by Design at GTCC, as the BB&T Staff Person of the Year Award
minimum of 12 semester hours in an associate degree program and has a cumulative GPA of
recipient. The award recognizes excellent performance and commitment from one non-teaching
at least 3.25.
staff person among the 58 community colleges in N.C. In receiving the award, Bowling was
Dr. Alison Wiers, associate vice president of student support services, awarded four graduates for their outstanding traits of leadership, good citizenship and academic excellence. Recipients included Seyoung Park, Mikayla Hutchinson, Dylan Roberts and Heather Ebert.
recognized for his commitment to the Completion by Design initiative, a five-year program funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to significantly increase completion and graduation rates for young, low-income students.
Jarvis Harris, chair of the GTCC Board of Trustees, presented the Board of Trustees’ Teaching Innovation Award to Adrian Wright, department chair for Mechatronics Engineering Technology.
GTCC OFFERS LECTURES AT CLINE OBSERVATORY GTCC’s Cline Observatory presents lectures two to three times during the academic year. In the fall, Professor of Astronomy Dr. Don Winget gave a talk titled, “Small Stars in a Large Context: All Things White Dwarf.” In the spring, noted astronomer Jay Pasachoff gave a lecture, “Transits of Venus: Science and History.” The lectures are always free and open to the public.
FACULTY ART EXHIBIT SHOWCASES ORIGINAL WORKS James Williams, associate professor of advertising and graphic design at GTCC, organized the second annual Faculty Art Exhibit, showcasing original works by 11 faculty members. The exhibit featured a wide range of mediums including photography, mixed media, graphite and pottery.
GTCC FINE ARTS THEATRE | 2013-14 SEASON ‘3XL: THE MUSICAL’
STUDENT - CENTERED
In the spring, GTCC’s Fine Arts Theatre debuted a new work, “3XL: The Musical,” with book and lyrics
parents who were chefs. The drama and animated personalities in the culinary world became the
by North Carolina native Lori Mannette and music by GTCC drama instructor Giuseppe Ritorto.
foundation for the play, but over time a larger message evolved.
“3XL: The Musical” follows the hilarious journey of newlywed chefs Nick and Jen, who are offered
“The show is about just loving yourself,” Ritorto said. “Be happy with who you are.”
a dream opportunity to host a show on the Cooking Channel. However, the test audience feels the couple is too fat to be appealing, so the station gives Nick and Jen the ultimatum to lose weight fast or give up their chance for culinary stardom.
CULTURE & CAMPUS LIFE
OUR TOWN GTCC’s Fine Arts Theatre presented Thornton Wilder’s beloved drama and masterpiece, “Our Town,”
“The media puts the idea in people’s heads that we have to look and act a particular way to be
November 7-9 and Nov. 14-16. Directed by June Guralnick, head of the GTCC Theatre Arts Program,
accepted,” Ritorto said. “What I want to say with ‘3XL’ is that we need to accept who we are and
the classic play was given a new interpretation. Set in the near future, the fictional town of Grover’s
forget about the social ideals that consume our everyday lives.”
Corners has experienced a Katrina-like disaster. As the play unfolds, the inhabitants desperately try
The play’s initial concept came from Ritorto’s upbringing in Brooklyn, where he was raised by
to rebuild their lives and find hope amidst the ruins.
WANDA STARKE VISITS JAMESTOWN CAMPUS Broadcast journalist Wanda Starke of WXII 12 News visited the GTCC Jamestown Campus on Sept. 26 to discuss her career path, changes in mass communication and the most interesting news stories she has covered. The Speakers’ Series is an annual event featuring local and regional speakers discussing issues related to the communication and foreign language disciplines. The series is presented by GTCC’s Communication and Foreign Language Department and funded through a grant from the GTCC Foundation, Inc.
E. GWYNN DANCERS PERFORM The E. Gwynn Dancers of North Carolina A&T State University performed on Feb. 25 at the Koury Auditorium on GTCC’s Jamestown Campus. Their mission is to educate and entertain audiences through multicultural dance, music and symbols of Africa and the African Diaspora. (Photo courtesy of Jackie Greenlee.)
HELPING OUR VETERANS GTCC NAMED A MILITARY FRIENDLY SCHOOL For the fifth consecutive year, Guilford Technical Community College has been named to the coveted 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list
GTCC ATHLETICS BASKETBALL • BASEBALL • VOLLEYBALL
by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. GTCC is among the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students to ensure their success on campus. “What makes our school military friendly is GTCC’s reputation in the industry,” said Flora Taylor, coordinator of GTCC’s Military Assistance Program. “Our students and graduates are sought after in the local job market.” For U.S. Navy veteran Ralph Flegal, GTCC gave him a second chance to embark on a new career after being laid off in 2008. Today he’s pursuing an associate degree in global logistics and also serves as president of GTCC’s Student Veterans Association. “If vets are looking to get back into the workforce, Guilford Tech has a wide range of opportunities and a staff that follows through with helping you find work,” Flegal said.
CARNIQUE MARKS NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK Carnique Marks, a forward on Guilford Technical Community College’s women’s basketball team, was named the NJCAA’s Division II Player of the Week for Nov. 18-24. With dominant play on both ends of the floor, Marks improved the Titans’ record to 6-0 to start the 2013-14 season, according to The National Junior College Athletic Association’s website. “Carnique had an unbelievable week,” said head coach Bobby Allison. “Her athleticism is something special to watch. She affects the game in so many different ways, from scoring and rebounding to blocking shots and getting out in transition.”
STUDENTS SEND CARE PACKAGES TO SOLDIERS
A native of Ann Arbor, Mich., Marks started playing basketball at age 6. She attended Western Guilford High School and currently resides
On Dec. 11 members of GTCC’s Student Veterans Association assembled 26 care packages that were shipped to soldiers in Afghanistan for
in Jamestown, N.C. The 6’ 1” GTCC sophomore is majoring in child care development.
the holidays. The care packages contained items such as books, snacks and socks as well as a handwritten note thanking them for their service. The project was featured on WGHP Fox 8’s evening newscast.
EDNA’S KIDS BRINGS JOY TO MANY Edna’s Kids is an annual Christmas drive that provides gifts for children of low-income, single-parent students. GTCC Counselor Ednalyn Hurley created the program in 1994 after learning from a single parent student that she could not afford Christmas gifts for her children. “God put it on my heart to help children,” Hurley said. Every year, Hurley gathers the children’s wish lists from their parents and then distributes the lists to sponsors. The drive culminates with a Christmas party on the Jamestown Campus, giving families an opportunity to meet and thank the sponsors and sponsors the chance to meet the families and see the lives they’ve impacted, especially the children. “My joy is seeing their little faces light up,” Hurley said.
CULINARY STUDENTS PROMOTE HEALTHY EATING IN SCHOOLS GTCC’s Culinary program has been partnering with the NC Chapter of American Culinary Federation for several years to promote healthy eating and cooking habits with local school children through the Chef & Child and Chefs Move to Schools initiatives. The program enlisted the help of culinary student Renea Myers to visit a handful of Guilford County Schools to encourage kids to eat and cook with a variety of healthy produce. The format of the program is “show and tell,” plus food sampling. Chef Keith Gardiner has been the driving force behind the outreach efforts and has involved many culinary students over the years to present these programs.
STAFF AND LADY TITANS HIT THE COURT FOR A CAUSE GTCC staff members defeated the women’s basketball team 75-72 in a basketball game fundraiser for the GTCC Food Pantry on April 22 at the Ragsdale YMCA. Coach Bobby Allison scored the winning three-point shot with seconds left on the clock. GTCC collected approximately 120 cans of food for the food pantry.
STUDENT SUCCESS STORIES SECU AWARDS $5,000 SCHOLARSHIPS TO GTCC STUDENT
SATTERFIELD GRADUATES FROM STUDENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
CULINARY STUDENTS FEATURED ON LOCAL NEWS
State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members, through
GTCC student Amelia Satterfield has graduated from the
The Good Morning Show on WFMY News 2 featured a cooking
GTCC FLIGHT TEAM WINS TOP AWARDS
GTCC MODEL UNITED NATIONS CLUB RECEIVES HONORS
GTCC STUDENTS EXCEL AT SKILLS COMPETITION
GTCC’s Flight Team – The G-Tech Flyers – won two top
Three Guilford Technical Community College students were
GTCC placed first in 17 contests in the SkillsUSA North Carolina
awards at Region X SAFECON Oct. 16 - Oct. 19 in Franklin, Va.
recently recognized for their achievements in representing
State Conference April 24–25 in Greensboro.
Hosted by the National Intercollegiate Flying Association
the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the Southeast Regional
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers
(NIFA), the regional competition consists of flight teams from
University Model Arab League competition March 14-16 at
and high school and college students who are preparing for
Washington D.C., Md., N.C., S.C. and Va. who compete in
Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C.
careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.
Austin Hanna of Raleigh, N.C. received the Distinguished
Through its local, state and national competitions, students
The GTCC Flight Team received the Red Baron Award, which
Delegation Award for his participation in the Joint Defense
demonstrate occupational and leadership skills.
is given to the team that demonstrates the best attitude and
Council. The award signifies Hanna as one of the top five
GTCC’s SkillsUSA chapter includes 101 members (75 students
sportsmanship, as well as the NIFA Safety Award.
delegations in their committee of 23 member states.
and 26 professionals). At this year’s state conference, 54
“This is a very prestigious award that is given to the team
Bilal Shah of High Point and Leigh Jones of Greensboro received
registered competitors from GTCC participated in 26 different
which best develops and presents their safety program
the Outstanding Delegation Award for their work in the
contest areas. For the first time, GTCC took home first place
consisting of industry and general aviation best practices,” said
Economic Committee, which signifies they were one of the top
in CNC Milling Technology, second place in CNC Turning
Audrey Floyd, chair of GTCC’s Aviation Management/Career Pilot
two delegations in their committee of 23 member states.
Technology as well as first place in Dental Assisting and Health
program. “The team must also demonstrate superior safety
The students are members of the GTCC Model United Nations
procedures and attitudes through the conduct of flight events
Club. Matthew DeSantis is the club’s academic advisor and an
First place recipients went on to compete in the SkillsUSA
and ramp operations throughout the competition.”
assistant professor of political science at GTCC.
49th Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC)
GTCC ALSO PICKED UP THE FOLLOWING AWARDS:
The Model UN Club went on to receive the Outstanding
2ND PLACE - GROUND EVENTS OVERALL
Delegation Award for representing the Czech Republic at the
3RD PLACE - FLIGHT EVENTS OVERALL
Southern Regional Model United Nations (SRMUN) conference
3RD PLACE - MESSAGE DROP: Hannah McFarland (Drop Master), Jason Stuehrenberg (pilot)
April 10-12 in Charlotte, N.C. The award is the SRMUN’s top
“This was our best year ever,” said Jeff Faircloth, SkillsUSA
overall delegation award and is only given to the top three
chapter advisor and department chair of Automotive Systems
3RD PLACE - AIRCRAFT RECOGNITION: Ryan Middleton
delegations at the conference. Fifty-seven delegations
Technology at GTCC. “This is the first time we’ve had four medal winners. And overall we did better than in past years,
the member-funded SECU Foundation, presented $5,000
Student Leadership Development Program (SLDP). The
segment with GTCC culinary instructor Keith Gardiner and GTCC
competed in the conference. GTCC finished in the top 3.
scholarships to GTCC students Jared M. Lindsay and Desiree’
year-long experience was developed by the North Carolina
culinary student Renea Myers, promoting healthy recipes for
Community College System (NCCCS) to broaden leadership
children. The segment featured their recipe for Spicy Whole
IN ADDITION, THE FOLLOWING GTCC STUDENTS RECEIVED INDIVIDUAL HONORS:
Based on the Credit Union philosophy of “People Helping
training opportunities and to better prepare community
Roasted Cauliflower and Apple Pear Waldorf Salad.
People,” these scholarships recognize the recipient’s
college students for professional and civic responsibilities.
leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community
Satterfield, who lives in Thomasville, was among 30 students
involvement. Scholarship funds will be applied to tuition
annually accepted by the SLDP to participate in a series of
and other expenses associated with their community college
workshops, seminars and activities where students learn the
fundamentals of leadership and are challenged to put their
Lindsay of Greensboro is pursuing an associate degree in
knowledge to work through group and individual projects.
engineering. Torain of Burlington is pursuing an associate
“I gained valuable skills that continue to help me succeed
degree in general education.
in my academic and personal life as I prepare for my future career,” said Satterfield, who is pursuing a degree in early
• LEIGH JONES OF GREENSBORO AND ZACCHARY RIDDLE OF GREENSBORO received the Outstanding Delegate Award for their performance in the General Assembly 1st Committee. This award was given to only four delegations out of the 57 represented in the General Assembly 1st Committee.
June 24-28 in Kansas City, Mo., where GTCC won four national medals. In addition, 14 of the 16 GTCC students who competed at the conference finished in the top 10.
with a top-10 finish in 11 of the 13 contests that our students competed in.” THE FOUR NATIONAL MEDAL WINNERS WERE: • TYLER ZIGLAR: Gold in Criminal Justice • MEREDITH MARTIN: Silver in Dental Assisting • MICHAEL NASRALLAH: Bronze in Restaurant Service • ERSKIN TILLERY: Bronze in Telecommunications Cabling
• T AM TRAN OF GREENSBORO AND AUSTIN HANNA OF RALEIGH, N.C. received the Outstanding Delegate Award for their work in the United Nations Population Fund, which is given to the top four delegates out of the 29 delegates in the committee.
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GTCC CELEBRATES FOUNDER’S DAY WITH ESSAY CONTEST FOUNDER’S DAY
INDIRA MANRING FIRST PLACE FOUNDER’S DAY ESSAY
This year in honor of Founder’s Day, GTCC sponsored a
Leaving the military to raise a family was rewarding, yet left me wanting more. However, becoming a student at GTCC has brought
student essay contest to celebrate the founding of the
back the excitement I have for learning and for community life as well!
college. Each participating student wrote a short essay on
This is my first year at GTCC. I intend to earn an associate degree in aviation management. Currently, I am managing a full course
how GTCC has impacted their life. A winner and runner-up were selected from each of the college’s main campuses. First place winners received a $100 gift card to the campus bookstore, while runner-ups received a $50 gift card also to the bookstore. The winning essays were read at a ceremonial luncheon on each of the campuses. GREENSBORO CAMPUS FIRST PLACE: Kristen Murphy | RUNNER-UP: Malia Minton HIGH POINT CAMPUS FIRST PLACE: Indira Manring | RUNNER-UP: Gary Robinette
(High Point Campus)
load of 16 credits and have maintained a 3.8 GPA while serving as the Student Government Association Aviation Representative and Treasurer of the Gamma Theta Chi Chapter of the Alpha Eta Rho professional aviation fraternity and the GTCC Flight Team. As a member of the GTCC Flight Team, we are constantly training to prepare for our competitions within Region X of the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA). GTCC’s Flight Team proudly places every year! Being involved in several GTCC organizations is so rewarding because we consistently participate in community service projects and strive to be a positive impact on others. When graduation rolls around, I will take what I have learned from GTCC and transition those skills into the working world. I fully intend on continuing being heavily involved in GTCC projects and giving back to the community, based upon the positive experiences I have been a part of while at GTCC. I intend on transferring to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management. I believe that a bachelor’s degree, coupled with my passion for aviation, is an integral cornerstone for my future in the industry. I am very excited
for my future, and I have the GTCC faculty to thank for motivating me in all I do. I truly wish GTCC was a four-year school because 2015
FIRST PLACE: Tiffany Luther | RUNNER-UP: Chelsea Frye
is just around the corner and moving on will be hard to do!
GTCC STUDENT CRAFTS WINNING DESIGN FOR A GOOD CAUSE Creative creatures never know when inspiration will strike.
Each spring Greensboro Urban Ministry has partnered with GTCC’s Advertising and Graphic Design
For GTCC student Katherine (Kat) Jackson, the inspiration behind one of her latest designs came in
program to give students the opportunity to submit T-shirt designs for the annual contest. The
the form of an old feed sack she found around the house. Its vintage feel and retro banners spoke to her.
organization gets a quality design in the end.
“It’s simple and timeless in design,” said Jackson, an advertising and graphic design major who
“We have worked with GTCC since well before I came on staff with Urban Ministry in 2009, and
lives in Greensboro. That feed bag provided the perfect muse for Jackson in designing the winning logo for the Greater Greensboro CROP Hunger Walk and Run, an annual 5K event that raises funds for Potter’s House Community Kitchen at Greensboro Urban Ministry and Church World Service. Jackson’s design, which incorporates this year’s theme “One World, One Community, One Step,” was featured on 4,000 T-shirts the day of the event on Oct. 20, 2013. Although Jackson, 28, says she was surprised her design was chosen, she’s happy to be supporting a good cause. Doing designs for nonprofit organizations is important to her. “It brings attention to the cool things that are happening… and it keeps people coming to Greensboro,” she said. “I like when I can be a part of something like that.”
relationship has benefitted both organizations. Students get the design experience, and the
I have found that the work presented by the graphic design students is the best to be found in Greensboro,” said Christine Byrd, director of development and communication at Greensboro Urban Ministry. “We are always pleased with the variety of designs and the skill levels of the designers. It is clear that the GTCC program provides students with a wonderful academic experience that will prepare them for successful design careers.” Twelve GTCC students submitted designs to this year’s contest. Jackson’s design, however, stood out.
GTCC STUDENTS RECOGNIZED FOR CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT
by Heather Ebert
The Student Life Office and Student Government Association awarded Courtni Battle and Indira Manring for their outstanding commitment to enhancing the student experience during the SGA end of year lunch in April. Courtni Battle was awarded the Ray Moody Leadership Scholarship Fund which commemorates GTCC’s first Director of Student Activities and Alumni Affairs. This scholarship is awarded once a year to one student who shows evidence of improvement in the quality of student life at GTCC; has a minimum GPA of 2.5; and demonstrates evidence of community involvement. Battle, who served as the 2013-2014 SGA Vice President for Clubs, dedicated herself to improving the quality of student life by encouraging and assisting 48 student-led clubs and organizations at GTCC to meet goals, plan events and develop leaders. Battle also participated in GTCC’s Domestic Leadership Exchange with the University of Massachusetts Boston and is actively involved with her church and The ARC of Greensboro, a nonprofit organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Indira Manring, who served as the 2013-2014 SGA Aviation Representative, was selected by the SGA as Representative of the Year. In her
“I was immediately struck by Katherine’s design,” Byrd said. “It has a vintage feel that was still
position, Manring reached out to local companies, such as TIMCO and Honda Jet, to coordinate networking and learning opportunities for
relevant and could appeal equally to men and women. … Katherine’s design was tasteful, creative,
aviation students through events including the Lunch and Learn luncheon and a job fair. Furthermore, Manring encouraged her peers at
and yet featured our branding very prominently.”
the Aviation Campus to participate in activities at the Jamestown Campus. Manring will continue on her journey at GTCC as the 2014-2015 SGA Vice President for Clubs.
NEW LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION DIRECTOR Harry Stillerman has been hired as director of the GTCC Foundation. Prior to GTCC, Stillerman served as the director of development and college relations at Mitchell Community College in Statesville, N.C., where for four years he worked closely with the college president and served as the primary liaison for the Mitchell Community College Endowment for Excellence Board and the Alumni Association. He designed and implemented all fundraising and development activities for the college in addition to his marketing and public relations responsibilities.
INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT DIRECTOR Susan English has been hired as director of instructional support and special projects. English will be responsible for developing schoolwide processes in the areas of scheduling, academic assessment and curriculum. In addition, she will implement new technologies for campus-wide scheduling and other instructional processes. English previously worked as assistant director for academic assessment at Chesapeake College, a two-year regional community college in Maryland, where she developed, implemented and assessed a number of processes for student learning outcomes.
DEAN OF ADULT EDUCATION Martha Bergman has been hired as dean of adult education. Bergman is responsible for the administration and operation of the Adult Education Programs on the Greensboro and High Point Campuses. She has extensive experience in the Adult Education field and the North Carolina Community College System. Previously, she has worked at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, N.C., where she served in numerous roles including: coordinator of Basic Skills Education; director of Business and Industry Services; and, most recent, senior director of Basic Skills Education.
VP OF CORPORATE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION Dr. Ralph Soney has been hired as vice president of Corporate and Continuing Education. GTCCâ€™s Corporate and Continuing Education
FACULTY & STAFF
division serves approximately 27,000 students annually and encompasses a variety of areas at the college including personal enrichment courses, adult education, and business and industry training. Soney spent 30 years in various leadership roles in the North Carolina Community College System. Before coming to GTCC, he served as president of Roanoke-Chowan Community College in Ahoskie, N.C. for seven years as well as vice president of Pitt Community College in Greenville, N.C., where he also served as chief academic officer of a curriculum program and continuing education program. He also was vice president for instruction at Mitchell Community College in Statesville, N.C. as well as dean of general education, human services and agriculture/natural sciences at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, N.C.
FACULTY & STAFF EXCELLENCE
STATE & INTERNATIONAL ACCOLADES DR. CAROL SCHMID RECEIVES UNC-DUKE FELLOWSHIP Carol Schmid, professor of sociology, was chosen as a recipient of the 2013 College Educators Research Fellowship offered by the UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, a Title VI National Resource Center. Schmid was one of three educators chosen for the fellowship. Schmid was awarded the fellowship in support of her project, “Affirmative Action and Higher Education in Brazil and the United States: A View from the Other America.” During her fellowship period (August to December), Schmid was assigned to UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University, where she had access to the libraries and the resources available on both campuses. She conducted her research while continuing to teach full-time at GTCC. Schmid’s fellowship commitments also included completing a three to five page summary of her research findings and presenting her research and new curriculum at the annual UNC-Duke Consortium Conference February 7-8, 2014.
GTCC PROFESSOR PUBLISHED IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL The international journal, “School Science and Mathematics,” has published an article by Dr. Jim Carrier, professor of computer technologies at Guilford Technical Community College, in its February issue (Volume 114, Issue 2). Carrier’s article, “Student Strategies Suggesting Emergence of Mental Structures Supporting Logical and Abstract Thinking: Multiplicative Reasoning,” represents 10 years of cutting-edge research pertaining to the identification of student cognitive strategies. The piece summarizes ways that teachers can quickly identify successful behaviors in students and reward those behaviors, thus changing the way students and teachers interact. Published monthly, October through May, the School Science and Mathematics journal emphasizes research on issues, concerns and lessons within and between the disciplines of science and mathematics in the classroom. Carrier has been teaching computer technologies at GTCC for 10 years. He enjoys helping students understand the foundations of programming and logic and has taught Introduction to Programming and Logic throughout his tenure. He received GTCC’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2012.
CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE Every year, GTCC devotes a day to recognize the accomplishments of faculty and staff
• JEFFREY FAIRCLOTH | Department Chair, Automotive Systems
GOV. MCCRORY REAPPOINTS BOSWELL TO COSMETIC ART BOARD
during the past year. Individual awards were given for Excellence in Teaching as well
• ANGELA LEAK | Director of Counseling
Morris Boswell, department chair and assistant professor of cosmetology at GTCC, has been reappointed by Governor Pat McCrory to the
as the President’s Award.
• J ANELL MILLER | Senior Human Resources Specialist, Human Resources
North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners. Boswell will serve a three-year-term as the cosmetology instructor. He’ll also chair
• DEREK SEEKE | Department Chair, Machining Technology
the board’s curriculum committee. Boswell is entering his 10th year serving on the board.
• K RISTI SHORT | Implementation Director, Completion by Design
The North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners examines and determines the qualifications and fitness of applicants for
• M ARY SKRABEC | Interim Division Chair, Business Technologies
licensure under this chapter, as well as issues, renews, denies, suspends and revokes licenses. The board also approves new cosmetic art
• RHONDA MOCK | Custodian, Administrative Services
schools, along with any other necessary actions that must be carried out. Each term length is three years.
THE 2013 EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD RECIPIENTS WERE: • JACQUELINE C. SIMPSON | Associate Professor, Social Sciences • MICHELE A. PRAIRIE | Instructor, Culinary • WILLIAM E. LANNING | Department Chair, Criminal Justice
Boswell has more than 35 years of experience in the cosmetology industry. He received a bachelor’s in art design from North Carolina
• T HOMAS ROEVER | Department Chair, Carpentry and Construction Management
THE FACULTY OF THE YEAR AWARD RECIPIENT WAS:
• T HOMAS E. STEADMAN | Instructor, Developmental English and Reading
• MATTHEW DESANTIS | Assistant Professor, Political Science
THE 2013 PRESIDENT’S AWARD RECIPIENTS WERE:
STAFF PERSON OF THE YEAR RECIPIENT WAS:
• JESSE CROSS | Director of Admissions
• ED BOWLING | Executive Director, Completion by Design
A&T State University. In 2001, Boswell joined GTCC as the department chair of cosmetology.
• KRISTIN DOTSON | Accounting Analyst, Finance
FACULTY & STAFF EXCELLENCE
and programs in order to help our students stay in college and
Martin Community College and Wake Technical Community
attain their credentials,” Bowling said.
College). Bowling has led the North Carolina cadre to develop,
Bowling started out at GTCC in 2005 as a part-time adjunct
implement and bring to scale a model that will serve as the
faculty member in developmental education and later became a full-time instructor, earning a nomination for Excellence in Teaching for four consecutive years and receiving the 2007 Claire Hunter Award for Excellence in Developmental Education.
community colleges. The five-year project involves three phrases: one year of planning, two years of implementation and two years to scale up and adopt the model at participating
From there he accepted the challenge of directing GTCC’s
ED BOWLING: STAFF OF THE YEAR
Developmental Education Initiative Grant, where he worked
“From the beginning of Completion by Design, the intent was
with a wide variety of faculty and staff to improve all aspects
to eventually scale this work across the system,” said GTCC
Ed Bowling, executive director of Completion by Design at GTCC,
of the developmental student’s experience. He also played
President Randy Parker. “Ed has worked closely with senior
received the BB&T Staff of the Year Award from the State Board
a leadership role in the system’s Developmental Education
staff at the System Office to develop an initiative to spread the
of Community Colleges. With financial support from BB&T, the
Initiative State Policy Team.
work of Completion by Design to other community colleges.
In 2011 GTCC selected Ed Bowling as executive director
His work over the past three years has significantly impacted
State Board of Community Colleges established the award in 2001 to recognize excellent performance and commitment to the community college mission by the non-teaching staff of the 58 institutions of the North Carolina Community College System and the System Office.
of Completion by Design, a national, five-year initiative
the North Carolina Community College System.”
funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to increase
Furthermore, Bowling works with a number of other
completion rates among young, low-income students. To
national partners, including the Community College
launch the project, GTCC collaborated with a cadre of four
Research Center, Jobs for the Future and Public Agenda.
“It has been a privilege to work across the system with so
other North Carolina Community College (Central Piedmont
He’s also frequently invited to make presentations at
many people who are dedicated to improving our processes
Community College, Davidson County Community College,
regional and national conferences.
quality and standards throughout the N.C. Community College
about political science is always a thrill, but getting students
System and who have consistently demonstrated excellence in
prepared to succeed after they transfer and in life is even
teaching to their students and college.
“Matthew is among a select group of instructors who represent
DeSantis received the 2011-2012 Excellence in Teaching Award
FACULTY & STAFF OF THE YEAR
the best faculty employed in the North Carolina Community
and was recently named GTCC Excellence in Teaching Chair by
College System,” says GTCC President Randy Parker.
the Faculty Association. He is co-chair of the Learning Evidence
MARK HAGENBUCH: STATE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
DeSantis came to GTCC in 2010 and has made efforts that
Committee and serves on several other college committees
Mark Hagenbuch, director of GTCC’s Small Business Center, has been named State Director of the Year by the North Carolina
extend beyond the classroom to enhance student life,
Community College System Small Business Center Network. “In my 12 years working with the Small Business Center Network I have had the opportunity to work with some extraordinary
standard course to completion for students in North Carolina
MATTHEW DESANTIS: FACULTY OF THE YEAR
faculty relations and GTCC’s image at the college and in the community. In the classroom, DeSantis interacts with students to create
individuals,” Hagenbuch said. “Being recognized as one of the State Directors of the Year reinforced the value of the SBC’s programs
In fall 2013, Matthew DeSantis, assistant professor of political
and services not only in Guilford County but across North Carolina. It’s a tremendous honor to have been selected from the talented
science at GTCC, was selected as a finalist for the 2014 North
pool of SBC directors across the state.”
Carolina Community College System/RJ Reynolds Excellence in
“I love teaching. Ever since I first stood in front of a classroom
Hagenbuch was one of three directors in the state to receive the honor. The Director of the Year is recognized for going above and
Teaching Award. Established in 1985 by the North Carolina State
as a teaching assistant, I knew this is what I wanted to do in
beyond in providing significant support, time and service to the clients within their center’s service area as well as in support of the
Board of Community Colleges, the Excellence in Teaching Award
life,” he said. “As an instructor I believe I have several roles.
Small Business Center Network mission at the state level.
recognizes teachers state-wide who exemplify the highest
Of course, teaching content and getting students excited
an effective and encouraging learning environment.
including the SACS Compliance Committee and the Curriculum Committee. He is the former vice president of the Faculty Association and the faculty advisor for the student-led Model United Nations Club and Political Science Club. “I believe there is so much more to my job than just showing up and teaching a class. I go back to my own undergraduate experience. I remember the wonderful outside-of-classroom activities, social organizations and opportunities I was afforded, and I want to make sure each student at GTCC has those same opportunities.”
2013-2014 FINANCES REVENUES
OPERATING REVENUES State Aid....................................................................41,440,528
State Capital Aid......................................................5,607,184
Tuition & Fees...........................................................6,815,046
County Capital Appropriations..............................35,341,195
Sales & Services.......................................................7,381,685
Other Operating Revenues....................................107,414
Noncapital Grants Student Financial Aid..............................................38,069,866
Total Operating Revenues......................................$14,304,145
Total Capital Revenues...........................................$41,425,973
Noncapital Gifts.......................................................94,255 Investment Income.................................................94,892 Other Nonoperating Revenues.............................-1,785,514 Total Nonoperating Revenues...............................$95,504,535
EXPENDITURES OPERATING EXPENDITURES
Buildings (Construction & Renovations).............32,397,588
Equipment & Motor Vehicles.................................6,314,641
Land & Land Improvements..................................2,727,613
Plant Maintenance & Operations..........................10,021,151
Total Capital Expenditures.....................................$41,439,842
Student Financial Aid..............................................15,944,488 Auxiliary Enterprises...............................................10,825,636 Depreciation.............................................................4,874,451 Total Operating Expenditures...............................$112,812,499
FINANCES & ANNUAL GIVING
2013-2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS GUILFORD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION, INC. PRESIDENT – KIP BLAKELY
JAMES (JIM) H BRYANT III
VICE PRESIDENT – VACANT
D. HAYES CLEMENT, JR.
MARCIA SEARS REGAN
ALAN PIKE, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement
SECRETARY – DR. RANDY PARKER
STEVEN J. FROST
R. TIMOTHY (TIM) RICE
RAE MARIE SMITH, Executive Vice President
CHARLES A. GREENE
JOE PARTIN, President, Faculty Association
BILL SEAWELL, Senior Vice President of GA and AGBA
CHARLENE GREEN, PRESIDENT, Alumni Association
TREASURER – HAYES CLEMENT
DR. LUNDEE WILLIAMS AMOS
JAMES F. (JIM) MORGAN
DON KNIGHT, PRESIDENT, Staff Association
FINANCES & ANNUAL GIVING DEAN’S CIRCLE ($5,000-$9,999)
Ms. Janette McNeill
Moser Mayer Phoenix Associates, PA
Dr. Peter Ennever
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Morgan
Mr. Joseph Farrar
Brady Trane Service, Inc.
NC Community Colleges Foundation, Inc.
Parker Hannifin Foundation
Ms. Darlinda Finch
Piedmont Natural Gas Company
Mrs. Julia B. Nile
Rotary Club of Furnitureland
Mr. Timothy Fitts
Premier Commercial Bank
Novant Health, Inc.
Ms. Donna L. Schena
Ms. Audrey Floyd
Mrs. Marcia S. Regan
Dr. and Mrs. Randy Parker
Mr. & Mrs. Joel and Janine Shaw
Mr. Daniel Foster
Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation, Inc.
Mr. Richard Foster
Mr. Alan Pike
Mr. William Stewart
Mr. Keith Gardiner
Plumbers and Pipefitters LU 421
Mr. Harry Stillerman
Mr. Terence Garraway
Ms. Susan Powell
Mr. Steven Trivette
Ms. Dona George
Ms. Susan Alt
Mr. Billy Ragsdale
Ms. Kellie Vestal
Mr. Terrence Gilbert
American Culinary Federation North Carolina,
Mr. and Mrs. R. Timothy Rice
Dr. Lundee Williams Amos
Mr. Steve Showfety
Ms. Rae Marie Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Baker
Ms. Nancy Sollosi
Ms. Susan Bright
Dr. Ralph G. Soney
Ms. Amy Brown
Mr. Harry Stillerman
Canada Cutlery, Inc.
Ms. Jeanne Tannenbaum
Mr. Bruce R. Taylor
Central Carolina Air Conditioning
Triad Commercial Properties
Triad Retirement Living Association
D.H. Griffin Wrecking Co., Inc.
VF Jeanswear Limited Partnership
D.S. Miller, Inc.
W.F. Mickey Body Co., Inc.
Mr. J. Patrick Danahy
Mr. Bert Davis
Dr. Alison Wiers
DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE ($1,000-$4,999)
Davis Furniture Industries Duke Energy
Mr. J. Patrick Adams Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Ms. Carol Ashbaugh Ms. Janet Bost Bright Plastics Mr. Jimmy Brown Mr. and Mrs. James H. Bryant, III Mr. David Bullins Ms. Malinda Carmon Carolina Aircraft, Inc. Mr. Stephen Castelloe
SCHOLAR’S CIRCLE ($500-$999)
Mr. Kirk Chandler
American Culinary Federation
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Cone
Mr. Curtis Clemons
(Unrestricted gift of $1,000+)
(Lifetime gift of $250,000+)
Mrs. Martha A. Bergman
Ms. Therese Coon
MS. SUSAN ALT
MR. AND MRS. JAMES F. MORGAN
THE JOSEPH M. BRYAN FOUNDATION
THE CEMALA FOUNDATION, INC.
Mr. & Mrs. William A. Frank
MR. AND MRS. KEVIN BAKER
Mr. Morris Boswell
Ms. Stephany Cousins
MR. TERRY NILE AND MRS. JULIA B. NILE
MR. TOM DAVIS
MR. AND MRS. HAYES CLEMENT
Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Frost
MR. HARRY BOODY
Mr. Ed Bowling
Mr. Kent Cowan
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