January / 22 / 2016
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AARP Foundation 
Offers Free Tax Assistance!

2nd Annual 
Executive Lecture Series!

GTC has partnered with the AARP Foundation 
to offer free tax assistance and preparation.  

Details Below.

Featured lecturer, Kim Ryan, will focus on the topics of Leadership and Hurricane Katrina.  

Details Below.
TU / JAN 26 - Student Life to Host Network Lunch 
Student Life will select five lucky students to participate in its Networking Lunch. Participants will meet in the Student Life Center, building 100 at 12 p.m. on the Lawrenceville Campus. Students will have the opportunity to meet fellow Student Life Staff, engage in insightful dialogue, and learn more about the GTC community. Lunch will be provided! For more information, please contact Morgan Taylor-Burns
W / JAN 27 - SkillsUSA Student Informational Meetings  
SkillsUSA will hold student informational meetings in building 100 at the Student Life Center on the Lawrenceville Campus. The first session will be meet from 12 - 1 p.m., lunch will be provided for those who attend. The second session will meet from 5 - 6 p.m., dinner will also be provided to those who attend. Come out and learn how you can be a part of SkillsUSA! Please contact Gail Edwards for more information.
W / JAN 27 - Multicultural Club 
Welcome to the first monthly meeting of Spring Semester. Join us for a Potluck get together at the Student Life Center, building 100, room 217 at the Lawrenceville Campus from 2 - 3 p.m. Bring a dish to share and enjoy with other members. Try your hand at some Adult Coloring as well! Contact Lakshmi Ramachandran for more information. 
M / FEB 1 - AARP Foundation Offers Free Tax Assistance 
The volunteers with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will offer free tax assistance and preparation for community members from February 1st to April 18th on the second floor of the Busbee Center, building 700 on the Lawrenceville Campus. No appointment is necessary, as clients will be seen on a first come, first served basis between 1 - 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday. There is no charge for this assistance and you do not have to be an AARP member. For more information on documents needed and about the program, Click Here
TU / FEB 2 - AITP Meeting 
Everyone is welcome to join the AITP meeting in building 700, room 2201 at 5 p.m. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. The Association for Information Technology Professionals is for anyone with an interest in the computer information systems field. For more information please contact  John Thacher
W / FEB 3 - Executive Leadership Lecture Series
Come out and learn more about organizational leadership in the face of crisis with featured lecturer Kim Ryan! The featured lecture of the series will be held in the auditorium of the Busbee Center in building 700 on the Lawrenceville Campus from 12 - 1 p.m. All lectures are FREE and open to all faculty members, staff, students, and the general public. No ticket is required, seating will be appointed on a first-come, first-seated basis. The goal of the series is to educate and connect students to business enterprises. For more information contact Dr. Jermaine Whirl.
TH / FEB 4 - Toastmasters Club 
The GTC Student's Toastmaster Club will be meeting on Thursday, February 4th and Thursday, February 18th. We invite all GTC students to join us at 6 p.m. in building 200 room 104 as we work together to improve communication and leadership skills. This club meets the first and third Thursday evening of each month. Please visit us! For more information, please contact Dr. Waddell.
Future Dates
February 4 - Welcome Event at our Alpharetta-North Fulton Campus
How to Beat Stress in 15 Minutes or Less 
Having difficulty unwinding after a demanding week? Researchers have discovered that stress tends to trigger your body's flight or fight response; causing your heart beat to increase, blood pressure to rise, and adrenaline to start pumping. reveals alternative ways to de-stress in 15 minutes or less. 
  1. Smell the Roses
  2. Wake Up Early 
  3. Create a Soothing Space 
  4. Clean Out Your Junk Drawers 
  5. Sing Your Heart Out 
  6. Pick Up a Physical Hobby 
  7. Start a Scrapbook 
  8. Take Deep Breaths

If there is a topic you would like to know about or a tip that you would like to share with us, please email Morgan Taylor-Burns with your suggestions.
Did you know? GTC Has a No Interest Tuition Payment Plan!
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Collecting Corks
The Rad Tech program has collected over 12,000 corks, caps and foil from wine bottles for Clothes for Souls. Each is worth 2 cents so we can financially support this global non-profit institution dedicated to fighting poverty. Besides helping the charity, it also helps the earth. The corks are recycled and not put in landfills. Did you know that it takes over 1,500 gallons of water to grow the cotton required for just one pair of jeans and each American discards over 65 pounds of clothing per year? Help us by continuing to donate your corks! Drop off is in bldg. 200, room 245. 
Collecting Aluminum Can Tabs
The Future Cardiovascular Technologist Club and the Association for Radiologic Technologist are collecting can tabs. One gallon of tabs equals a one night stay in the Ronald McDonald House for a family. Together, we've already collected eight gallons, but we can do more! Help us by bringing your aluminum can tab donations to room 121, 245 or 133 in bldg. 200. Thank you!
ADN-RN Program Host Fundraiser
The Senior ADN-RN Program students are hosting a fundraiser! Funds  received will be used to fund the Nursing Pinning Ceremony. To participate, you can purchase a ticket to win 1 of 3 prize baskets worth over $500 in prizes or a 24' TV. Prizes include everything from entertainment (Dave and Busters, Stars and Strikes, movie tickets, Aurora Theatre, etc.), restaurants, massages, oil changes, golf, shopping, manicure/pedicure, and more. Tickets are only $2 each. The drawing will take place at the Lawrenceville campus on Tuesday, February 23rd. Be sure to help support the Nursing program! For more information, please contact
Feel Stressed? You are not Alone!
Going to school can be tough. Life can be tough. Student Life has paid for all of our students to get four free counseling sessions through the Cameron & Associates Life Balance Program. Yes - it's FREE! Just call 404-845-3727 or visit them on the web and they will give you three counselors close to you to pick from. You are worth the investment! 


Rachel Mariano, Director / x.6341

Jamie Randolph, Specialist / x.6415

Aneesha Khan-Valerio, Assistant / x.6840

Trevell Pittman, Assistant / x.6419
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