GTCC News Releases

GTCC is an active, thriving college where lots of things are always happening. Our Public Information Department has issued these news releases to inform the public about our events, milestones and accomplishments.

GTCC Welcomes New Board of Trustees Members

Published on October 31, 2018

Guilford Technical Community College welcomed two new members to its board of trustees Thursday, Oct. 18. Kip Blakley of Greensboro and Brent D. Moore of Greensboro have been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to the GTCC Board of Trustees.

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GTCC to Host Authors of “Looking for Lydia: Searching for the Identity of the Jamestown Hitchhiker”

Published on October 26, 2018

Guilford Technical Community College will host a special presentation by the authors of “Looking for Lydia – the Thirty Year Search for the Jamestown Hitchhiker” Oct. 30 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Percy H. Sears Applied Technologies auditorium in Jamestown. The book’s co-authors, Amy Greer and Michael Renegar, will discuss their nonfiction work and the search for the hitchhiker’s true identity. The event is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the general public.

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FSU and GTCC Partner on $10K Pathway Degree

Published on September 11, 2018

Fayetteville State University and Guilford Technical Community College have signed an agreement that allows GTCC graduates to complete an online bachelor’s degree at FSU at a total cost of no more than $10,000 in out-of-pocket expenses.

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Annual Jo Cline Astronomy Lecture to Feature Dr. Gabriela González

Published on September 6, 2018

Guilford Technical Community College’s Cline Observatory and the GTCC Foundation will present a free lecture, “Einstein, Gravitational Waves, Black Holes and Other Matters” by Dr. Gabriela González. The annual Jo Cline Astronomy Lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21 in the Joseph S. Koury Auditorium on GTCC’s Jamestown Campus.

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2018 GAP Signing Class

Guilford Apprenticeship Partners Offer Record Number Apprenticeships

Published on August 20, 2018

Signing day is no longer just for athletes. On Thursday, Aug. 16, Guilford Apprenticeship Partners (GAP) extended 40 high school students and recent graduates apprenticeships during a signing day ceremony at Guilford Technical Community College. The 2018 GAP apprentice class is nearly triple the size of the inaugural class and represents $5 million in scholarships. The program is entering its third year.

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GTCC Faculty Complete Four-Day Multicultural Academy

Published on August 15, 2018

Guilford Technical Community College faculty recently completed a four-day academy on Multicultural Education in the Classroom. Open to both full-time and part-time faculty in both technical and curriculum departments, the summer academy brought together educators to discuss topics on cultural competence and religious tolerance, poverty, LGBTQ+ inclusion, veteran integration in the classroom and how to better accommodate the needs of students with disabilities.

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GTCC Releases Summer 2018 Honor Roll

Published on August 7, 2018

Each semester Guilford Technical Community College recognizes students for their outstanding academic achievements. Congratulations to our students who made the President's, Dean's and Honors lists for summer 2018.

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GTCC Launches New Website

Published on July 27, 2018

Guilford Technical Community College has launched a new website. The revamped site was designed to be student-focused, making access to information quick and easy.

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GTCC to Host Avionics Open House June 5

Published on June 1, 2018

Guilford Technical Community College will host a free open house for its Avionics Technology program 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 at Aviation Center II Avionics Lab located at 819 Radar Road, Greensboro.

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GTCC Pharmacy Technology Program Receives Accreditation

Published on May 17, 2018

Guilford Technical Community College’s Pharmacy Technology Program has received accreditation from the Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission (PTAC). With this achievement, GTCC becomes just the 11th academic institution in North Carolina with an accredited program for pharmacy technicians.

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Furniture Sewing Achieves 100 Percent Job Placement for Students

Published on May 15, 2018

An industry-driven training program designed by and for local furniture manufacturers has achieved 100 percent job placement for eligible students at Guilford Technical Community College. Graduates of the first furniture sewing class offered at GTCC have entered the workforce, fulfilling the need for these in-demand positions.

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GTCC President Dr. Randy Parker Honored with Distinguished College President Award

Published on May 9, 2018

Guilford Technical Community College President Dr. Randy Parker has received the 2018 Distinguished College President Award by the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Carolinas Region. Dr. Parker was nominated by the members of GTCC’s PTK chapter, Alpha Pi Alpha, for the strong level of support he and the college give to the chapter and its activities.

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GTCC Students Shine at SkillsUSA State Conference

Published on May 9, 2018

Guilford Technical Community College students excelled at the SkillsUSA North Carolina State Conference held April 18-20 in Greensboro. Fifteen students placed first in the competition with several advancing to compete in the 54th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 25-30 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Discover Science at GTCC’s Open House on April 20

Published on April 17, 2018

Guilford Technical Community College science faculty and students will host an open house in Science Hall on GTCC’s Jamestown Campus at 6 p.m. Friday, April 20. The free event will feature interactive demonstrations in chemistry, physics, geology, biology and astronomy. Cline Observatory will also be open afterward for viewing, weather permitting. Anyone interested in science or pursuing a career in science is encouraged to attend.

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GTCC Music Ensemble to Present Spring Concert April 27

Published on April 16, 2018

The Guilford Technical Community College Music Ensemble Showcase will be held Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m. in the H-4 Live Sound Lab on GTCC’s High Point Campus. The spring concert will feature a variety of songs from two groups, a small jazz combo and the main music ensemble.

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GTCC Aviation Open House and Career Fair April 17

Published on April 10, 2018

Guilford Technical Community College’s aviation program will host an open house and career fair 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17. The free event will give attendees an opportunity to network with potential employers and learn about aviation’s most in-demand careers.

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N.C. Lieutenant Gov. Dan Forest to Speak at GTCC Commencement

Published on April 9, 2018

Guilford Technical Community College announced today that North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest will speak at its 52nd commencement ceremony. The event will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum on May 10 at 7 p.m. More than 1,300 students are expected to receive degrees at the ceremony.

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GTCC to Host Annual Career Fair March 21

Published on March 8, 2018

Guilford Technical Community College will host its annual spring career fair on Wednesday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Medlin Campus Center on GTCC’s Jamestown Campus. This free event offers job seekers the opportunity to network with employers from a range of industries.

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GTCC to Host Annual Astronomy Festival

Published on February 27, 2018

Guilford Technical Community College will host its annual astronomy festival, TriStar, March 2–3 on GTCC’s Jamestown Campus. The event gathers astronomy enthusiasts, from novice to professional, for a full day of presentations, displays and observing. It is free and open to the public.

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GTCC Speakers’ Series to Feature Katherine Moore

Published on February 7, 2018

Guilford Technical Community College will present a talk by Katherine Moore. The lecture will be held at noon Tuesday, Feb. 27 in the Joseph S. Koury Auditorium on the Jamestown Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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Mark Hagenbuch Receives State Director of the Year Award

Published on December 20, 2017

Guilford Technical Community College’s Small Business Center Director Mark Hagenbuch has received the N.C. Community College System Small Business Center Network’s State Director of the Year award. This is the third time Hagenbuch has been recognized. He won the award in 2016 and 2013.

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Matthew Soule Appointed to GTCC Board of Trustees

Published on December 14, 2017

Matthew Soule, president of Ennis-Flint, has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to the Guilford Technical Community College Board of Trustees. Additionally, the GTCC Board of Trustees has elected Lisa Stahlmann to serve as board vice chair for the remainder of the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

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GTCC Programs Receive Accreditation

Published on November 15, 2017

Guilford Technical Community College’s Fire Protection Technology and Emergency Management programs have received accreditation from the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC). With this achievement, GTCC becomes just the third academic institution in North Carolina with an accredited program in fire protection.

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Guilford Technical Community College to Host Medical Job Fair

Published on October 26, 2017

Guilford Technical Community College will host its annual medical job fair Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Medlin Campus Center in Jamestown. The free event links local employers with qualified health professionals in the community. Anyone with medical training or experience is encouraged to attend.

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GTCC Cline Observatory Marks 20th Anniversary

Published on October 25, 2017

The Cline Observatory at Guilford Technical Community College will commemorate its 20th anniversary on Friday, Oct. 27. GTCC will hold a special presentation of the observatory’s history as part of its weekly Friday viewing beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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Need Money For College? Attend FAFSA Day at GTCC

Published on October 23, 2017

Need money for college? Guilford Technical Community College will host FAFSA Day on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. GTCC’s Office of Financial Aid will guide current and prospective students and their families through completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The event is free.

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GTCC Honors Society Dedicates Bee Garden to Dr. Randy Parker

Published on October 19, 2017

The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society at Guilford Technical Community College dedicated its bee garden today to GTCC President Dr. Randy Parker. A short ceremony was held at GTCC’s Jamestown campus with PTK officers, GTCC board of trustees and sponsors in attendance.

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GTCC Foundation Names Nancy Calkins Executive Director

Published on October 16, 2017

The Guilford Technical Community College Foundation has named Nancy Calkins as executive director. Calkins assumes the role after serving three years as the Foundation’s assistant director. She will be responsible for the Foundation’s fundraising programs and other resource development activities for the college.

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GTCC Performing Arts Theatre to Present “Romeo and Juliet Promenade”

Published on October 10, 2017

Guilford Technical Community College Performing Arts Theatre will present its fall production, “Romeo and Juliet Promenade.” Set in a modern day, GTCC’s interpretation of this iconic love story presents the Shakespearean classic in a promenade theatre style. Performances will be held Oct. 21–22 and Oct. 28–29 at the Center for Creative and Performing Arts on GTCC’s High Point campus.

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Guilford Technical Community College Selects “Hidden Figures” for Annual All-College Read

Published on September 19, 2017

Guilford Technical Community College’s faculty has selected “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race” for its annual All-College Read. The New York Times best-seller will influence a number of academic and student activities, including a visit by its author, Margot Lee Shetterly, on Sept. 28 at noon.

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Guilford Technical Community College Launches Furniture Sewing Class

Published on August 14, 2017

Guilford Technical Community College is partnering with nearly two dozen local furniture companies throughout the Piedmont Triad to launch its first Furniture Sewing Class. Students enrolled will learn the skills needed to sew upholstered furniture and operate a standard industrial sewing machine.

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GTCC Students Receive Medals At National Skills Conference

Published on June 12, 2017

Guilford Technical Community College claimed four national medals at the 53rd Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, where more than 6,200 students from various schools across the nation competed in hands-on skill and leadership competitions.

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GTCC Theatre to Host First Triad Theatre Festival June 17

Published on May 31, 2017

Guilford Technical Community College’s Theatre program will host, and perform in, the NC Triad Theatre League’s first ever Triad Theatre Festival 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Center for Creative and Performing Arts Theatre, H2 building, located on GTCC’s High Point Campus, 901 S. Main Street.

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GTCC to Partner With Delta Air Lines

Published on May 26, 2017

Guilford Technical Community College has been selected by Delta Air Lines to partner in an initiative that promotes Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) training.

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GTCC President Receives NC State Distinguished Alumni Award

Published on May 26, 2017

Guilford Technical Community College President Randy Parker received the NC State College of Education’s 2017 Higher Education Distinguished Alumni Award on Thursday (May 25) in recognition of his outstanding contributions to higher education and his impact on North Carolina.

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GTCC Music Ensemble To Present Spring Concert April 28

Published on April 21, 2017

The GTCC Music Ensemble will present its annual spring concert at 7 p.m. Friday, April 28 in the Entertainment Technology auditorium, located on the first floor of the H4 Building on the High Point Campus, 901 S. Main Street.

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Advertising and Graphic Design Students To Showcase Portfolios

Published on April 20, 2017

Guilford Technical Community College’s Advertising and Graphic Design program will host its annual Portfolio Day 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 at Revolution Mill, 1200 Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro. The event is free and open to the public.

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NCCCS President To Speak At GTCC Commencement

Published on April 13, 2017

Guilford Technical Community College has announced Dr. James C. Williamson as the speaker for its 51st commencement 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11 at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd, Greensboro.

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Astrophysicist to Give Talk On Supernovae April 21

Published on April 11, 2017

Guilford Technical Community College will host its 2017 Stellar Society Lecture 7 p.m. Friday, April 21 in the Joseph S. Koury Hospitality Careers Center auditorium on GTCC’s Jamestown Campus, 601 E. Main St., Jamestown.

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Aviation Open House April 4

Published on April 3, 2017

Guilford Technical Community College’s Aviation program will be hosting an open house and career fair 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 on all three of its campuses.

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GTCC To Host Science Open House

Published on March 31, 2017

On April 7, Guilford Technical Community College’s Engineering, Physics, and Astronomy departments will host an open house in Science Hall on GTCC’s Jamestown Campus 6 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

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GTCC Lady Titans Finish Seventh in National Championship

Published on March 28, 2017

Guilford Technical Community College’s women’s basketball team finished seventh in the 2017 NJCAA Division II Women’s National Basketball Tournament, with a winning percentage of 31-4, after defeating Parkland College on Saturday, March 25.

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GTCC Wins Regional Culinary Knowledge Bowl

Published on March 14, 2017

Guilford Technical Community College’s Culinary Knowledge Bowl Team claimed first place at the 2017 American Culinary Federation (ACF) Southeast Region Baron H. Galand Knowledge Bowl Championship Feb. 26–Feb. 28 in New York City. The team will go on to compete at the national level July 9–July 13 in Orlando, Fla.

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GTCC to Host Astronomy Festival March 3-4

Published on February 22, 2017

Guilford Technical Community College will host its annual astronomy festival, TriStar, March 3–4 on GTCC’s Jamestown Campus, 601 E. Main St., Jamestown. The event gathers astronomy enthusiasts, from novice to professional, for a full day of lectures, displays and observing. It is free and open to the public.

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GTCC to Host Info Session for New Massage Program Feb. 23

Published on February 16, 2017

Guilford Technical Community College will host a general information session for its new Therapeutic Massage program 6 p.m.–7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Joseph S. Koury Hospitality Careers Center auditorium on the GTCC Jamestown Campus, 601 E. Main St., Jamestown. The event is free and open to the public.

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GTCC to host Student for a Day in April

Published on February 8, 2017

Explore college life during Guilford Technical Community College’s Student for a Day event in April. Meet faculty, talk with current students, and explore what it’s like to be a GTCC student.

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GTCC Speakers' Series Jan 26

Published on January 19, 2017

Guilford Technical Community College will present, Justice Not Seen for All: How Racial Bias Determines Capital Punishment Sentencing, a talk by Dr. Kimberly Cook, professor of sociology and criminology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW).

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