February / 19 / 2016
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Next Step Transfer Fair!

Stop Hunger Now!

Annual Next Step Transfer Fair is designed for GTC students and alumni who are ready to continue their education!

Details Below.

Help Student Life pack over 12,000 meals in 
an hour! Spots are limited. Find out how 
to sign up today! 

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M / FEB 22 - Phi Theta Kappa
All PTK students are invited to attend the first spring semester meeting from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the Lawrenceville campus in building 100, room 306. Bring your lunch. We will discuss the spring induction ceremony and ideas for spring semester activities. If you are unable to attend, but have suggestions for PTK activities, please post them in PTK's event forum for this meting. For more information, contact Rebecca Alexander
W / FEB 24 - Lunch 'n Learn
A new focus area in career readiness is the importance of maintaining good credit and protection from identity theft. Career Services will sponsor a Lunch 'n Learn session facilitated by Wells Fargo geared towards helping students understand the potential impact of poor credit and identity theft on their job search. In this session students will learn about building and maintaining good credit, creating a realistic budget, saving for the future, and avoiding identity theft. This one-hour session will be held on the Lawrenceville campus, beginning at 12 p.m. in the Student Life Center. For more information contact Susan Goines
TH / FEB 25 - Letters for Homeless Families 
Student Life is collecting letters of inspiration to share with 35 homeless families. It can be a poem, drawing, quote, or letter. If you would like to participate, please drop your letter off in the Student Center by Thursday, February 25th. You can write one letter or up to thirty-five. Please do not put them in a sealed envelope; we will review them before sending. Thanks again for being part of our GTC family that gives back. For more information contact Morgan Taylor-Burns.
M / FEB 29 - Next Step Transfer Fair
Gwinnett Tech will host its annual Next Step Transfer Fair for GTC students, graduates, and alumni who want to continue their education beyond their associate degree on the Lawrenceville campus from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Busbee Center, building 700. The event is free and registration is not required. Almost 20 four-year colleges and universities will participate; giving potential students the chance to "visit" and compare a large number of institutions in just a few hours. For more information please contact Rebecca Alexander. 
TH / MAR 3 - GTC Students' Toastmasters International 
Please join us March 3rd and March 17th for the GTC Students' Toastmasters International Club Meetings. We meet on the Lawrenceville campus at 6 p.m. in building 200 room 104. All students and alumni of Gwinnett Tech are welcome to attend as we work together to improve our communication and leadership skills. For more information please contact Dr. Waddell.
TH / MAR 3 - Career Conference
Career Services will host the 5th Annual Career Conference on the Lawrenceville campus in the Busbee Conference Center. This year's theme is Career Crossroads: Preparation and Opportunity Junction. This one-day event (8 a.m. - 3 p.m.) is a powerful opportunity for students to start planning NOW for life after Gwinnett Tech. The Conference agenda includes a series of career success workshops, a keynote luncheon, and panel discussions with perspectives from industry including recruiters, HR reps, hiring managers, and career management experts. Don't miss this opportunity to take the right path as you prepare for your Career Crossroad. Students are required to REGISTER HERE for the event. Contact Susan Goines for more information. 
TH / MAR 17 - Stop Hunger Now Event 
Gwinnett Tech has partnered with Stop Hunger Now to work towards ending world hunger. In one hour, GTC students, faculty and staff will work together to pack over 12,000 meals to help feed people in need throughout the world! Spots are limited. The event will be held on the Lawrenceville Campus from 12 - 1 p.m. in the Banquet Hall of building 700. Pizza will be provided! If you would like to participate in this amazing outreach project Click Here! For more information please contact Rachel Mariano
FEB - APR - AARP Foundation Offers Free Tax Assistance 
The volunteers with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will offer free tax assistance and preparation for community members now until Monday, April 18, 2016 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
Future Dates
March 19 - Gwinnett Life Run 
March 22 - WiT Career Exploration 
20 Ways to Make Water Taste Better
Not everybody has a taste for water, however, everybody needs water in order to ensure that our bodies continue to function properly. If your goal is to drink more water, but aren't crazy about the taste, gives us 20 tips on how to give boring tap water a flavor boost to ensure you get your recomended ounces per day. Drink up!
  1. Give a Squeeze of Lemon 
  2. Mint It
  3. Infuse with Fruit
  4. Add Sparkle (Half Glass of Sparkling Water, Half Glass of Tap Water)
  5. Make Juice Ice Cubes 

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.
Teen Summit: Teens Against Dating Violence 
Saturday, March 5th from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. the 7th Annual Teen Summit, produced by the Partnership Against Domestic Violence, will help young people find and use their voices - learning what the mixed signals of the dating game really mean, setting boundaries, and developing the foundations on which healthy relationships are built. PADV's 2016 Teen Summit will be an interactive experience including prizes, giveaways and sensational performances. Admission is free but space is limited. Click here for more information and to register now!
Did you know? GTC Has a No Interest Tuition Payment Plan!
Gwinnett Tech partners with Nelnet Business Solutions to let you pay tuition and fees over time,making college more affordable. Payment Plan Benefits include e asy online enrollment, f lexible payment options and n o interest.  Learn more about the tuition payment plan and enroll today!
You Shop. Amazon Gives Back to GTC! is giving back and all you have to do is go to the website and choose "Gwinnett Tech Foundation". The GTC Foundation will receive .05% of every dollar you spend that qualifies and in turn, we will apply these dollars back into Gwinnett Tech students!  Win-Win!!  If you have further questions, please contact Darcie Johnson.
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
Lamda Nu Sponsors Pregnancy Resource Center of Gwinnett
The Lamda Nu Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Honor Society is proudly sponsoring Pregnancy Resource Center of Gwinnett. Please donate baby clothes up to 24 months, high chairs, strollers, teething rings, diapers, baby washcloths, maternity clothes, formula, changing pads, bibs, and pacifiers. For the complete list of items to donate, please contact Kimberly Strong. Donations can be dropped off by March 17th on the Lawrenceville Campus in the Student Lounge of building 200. Our members are participating/volunteering in the Gwinnett Life Run, you can help too! For more information on how to sign up, click here
Run, Hide, Fight
As a part of Gwinnett Tech's preparedness objective, we want to provide everyone with a safe and healthy learning environment. With the increase of incidents on college campuses, schools and public places, it is increasingly important to have a plan for how to respond in an active shooter situation. Students and employees can help prevent and prepare for potential active shooter situations by viewing the "Run, Hide, Fight - Surviving an Active Shooter Event" video. The video will assist you in planning for your personal safety. Click the image to the right to view the video.  
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! 


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