Student Emergency Fund
Gaston College awards $20,000 annually to students in need of assistance with tuition, books or other educational supplies. These funds are allocated on a case-by-case basis through an application process managed by the office of Persistence and Retention. Since its inception a decade ago, this fund has enabled over 2500 to reach their academic goals instead of dropping out of school due to financial stresses.
Gaston College Foodbank
Gaston College students come from all walks of life and some of our students need an extra hand up to reach their educational goal. The College is committed to meeting our students’ needs, whether through academic assistance in the classroom or through support for some of life’s most basic needs, including food. The campus foodbank is located on the Dallas campus in order to provide easy access, and is open to any student without question.
The station’s slogan, “Your Independent Music Source” aptly describes WSGE’s programming. Listeners are treated to a mix of music not commonly heard on commercial radio. An operating unit of Gaston College, WSGE, a volunteer-driven station operating around the clock, began broadcasting in October of 1980. With a potential broadcasting reach of 550,000 persons in approximately 10 counties, WSGE has become a favorite spot on the radio dial for those who enjoy music not often found elsewhere. As a public radio station, and an NPR affiliate, philanthropic support of the station is critical to maintain its programming.
Faculty at Gaston College do amazing things inside and out of our classrooms to engage, stretch and inspire students. If you have a program that is close to your heart because of a teacher who inspired you, a gift may be designated in support of their efforts. (Examples include: art program, nursing program, BLET program, etc. . . )