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…

2018 Regional Faculty Member for the Southern Region by the Association of Community College Trustees

Ashley Hagler, SPARC Director, Director of Undergraduate Research, and Biology Instructor at Gaston College, has been recognized by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) as the winner of the 2018 Regional Faculty Member Award for the Southern Region. ACCT is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit educational organization that promotes advocacy of the nation’s community college…

Glenn Foundation Awards Grant to Benefit Student Advising Initiative

The Gaston College Foundation, Inc. announced today that it was awarded a $5,000 grant from The Carrie E. and Lena V. Glenn Foundation.     Grant funds will support an enhanced student experience through the implementation of the Aviso Retention Program. The Program will allow the College to utilize technology-based advising/coaching, targeted support services, and predictive…

Wells Fargo Awards Grant to Assist Veterans

Wells Fargo Awards Grant to Assist Veterans

The Gaston College Foundation, Inc. today announced a $12,500 grant from Wells Fargo.  Grant funds will be used to engage veterans in workforce development programs through ongoing orientation and advising programs. Additionally, the grant will support veteran services through information fairs for veterans as well as professional development for faculty and staff on best practices…

Community + Running = Student Success

The Gaston College Foundation has been a proud participant in the Community Foundation of Gaston County’s annual 5k for many years.  Proceeds from the run, which celebrated its 16th year this past April, benefit over 100 community organizations throughout Gaston County.  Nearly $20 million has been raised for our community since the run’s inception.  Among…

Support WSGE

Did you know that WSGE 91.7 is a part of the Gaston College Foundation?  As a service of the College, all of the station’s charitable giving is managed by the Foundation.  Although their spring fund drive has officially come to an end, it’s never too late for you to make a gift in support of…

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