Bet Pearson Nursing Scholarship

Bet Pearson Nursing Scholarship [DALLAS, NC, March 11, 2020] On January 13, 2020, the Gaston College Foundation received a $150,000 endowed gift from Mr. Plato Pearson, Jr. in memory of Bet Pearson, his loving wife of 71 years and mother of their four children.  Bet lived a life of service to her family and community and…

Honoring Mr. Robert “Bob” Tull

Honoring Mr. Robert “Bob” Tull [DALLAS, NC, March 10, 2020] On November 22, 2019, the Gaston College Foundation received a capital gift for the Mechatronics Laboratory in the Center for Advanced Manufacturing from Mrs. Maureen Baggatta Tull to honor her late husband Mr. Robert Eugene “Bob” Tull.  Bob Tull was a U.S. Navy veteran who utilized…

Preventing Hunger

[DALLAS, NC, March 10, 2020] On February 7, 2020, Mr. and Mrs. Nazural Chowdhury presented a $6,200 gift to the Gaston College Foundation to expand the College’s Food Bank in honor of Dr. Patricia Skinner’s Retirement. The Food Bank at Gaston College was established for the benefit of all Gaston College students who face the…

Gaston Lifestyles Magazine Scholarship

[DALLAS, NC, March 9, 2020] On January 16, 2020, Mr. and Mrs. Mo Ally established the Gaston Lifestyles Magazine Scholarship.  The annual scholarship will provide financial assistance to a promising student pursuing higher education in small business administration who has the ability, but not the financial resources to attend college.  Mr. Mo Ally founded the Gaston…

Gaston College Foundation Receives Grant to Benefit Student Research

Gaston College Foundation receives $76,000 grant from the Women’s Impact Fund The Gaston College Foundation has announced a $76,000 grant from the Women’s Impact Fund. The funds will be used to expand undergraduate research through the SPARC program at Gaston College by providing students research experiences in the study of microbial populations and water quality…

New Scholarship Supports Young Business Women

Gaston and Lincoln County high school graduates can earn a full scholarship to attend Gaston College in pursuit of an associate degree in business [DALLAS, NC, April 18, 2019]  The Gaston College Foundation is excited to announce the establishment of the Mary Jo Cloninger Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship was funded in memory of their mother,…

Michael Philbeck to Receive Gaston College Student Excellence Award

The Dean’s Council of Gaston College has selected Michael Philbeck for the Gaston College Student Excellence Award in recognition of his academic achievements, college and community service, and outstanding accomplishments. Philbeck will be honored at an Awards Ceremony held on the Dallas campus of Gaston College on April 30. The North Carolina Community College System…

New Scholarship Award Established for Young Artists

Recent Gaston and Lincoln County high school graduates can earn a full scholarship to attend Gaston College in pursuit of an Associate of Fine Art and Visual Art degree The Gaston College Foundation is proud to announce the establishment of the Teri Fridley Young Artist Scholarship, an annual full-tuition award in support of young, accomplished…

President Skinner Announces Retirement

Gaston College’s President Dr. Patricia Skinner announces plans to retire in 2020 Gaston College President Dr. Patricia Skinner has announced her plans to retire in March 2020. The announcement marks a milestone in her more than 50-year career in higher education in Michigan, Ohio, and North Carolina. In August of this year, she will have…

$972,598 Awarded to Gaston College for STEM Student Support

The National Science Foundation (NSF) notified Gaston College yesterday of a grant award in the amount of $972,598 for the project titled:  SPARC3 Initiative: Alleviating Transfer Shock in Community College STEM Students. The project is an expansion and scale-up of the SPARC3 program at Gaston College that has resulted in improved academic scores and associate…

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