GTCC Success Stories

People come from across the Triad to find success at GTCC. Click below to read some of their stories.

Mike Blanke - GTCC graduate

My GTCC Story: Mike Blanke

Published on September 10, 2018

Mike Blanke was standing in an empty hangar when it happened. The moment he became fascinated with flight. An airshow and 1940s swing dancing lessons brought him to Monroe, North Carolina. He didn’t realize it then but that afternoon would have a profound impact on his trajectory.

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My GTCC Story: Matthew Lomas

Published on August 16, 2018

Matthew Lomas goes the extra mile on campus, has a plan for his future and uses his strengths to propel himself toward his goals. But, it wasn’t always this way.

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My GTCC Story: Brian Wilson

Published on July 24, 2018

New technology has increased the demand for skilled machinists. Most machinists work in small machining shops or in manufacturing firms but you’ll also find metalworkers like GTCC graduate Brian Wilson in industries like jewelry.

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Chris Wright

My GTCC Story: Chris Wright

Published on July 16, 2018

Originally planning to study history, a back injury that nearly left him paralyzed inspired Chris Wright to pursue a career where he could serve others.

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Scholastica Nwaokeke

My GTCC Story: Scholastica Nwaokeke

Published on July 9, 2018

Scholastica Nwaokeke works third shift at FedEx Ground in Greensboro, N.C. After moving to the Triad from New Jersey, she realized her interest in global logistics could turn into a career.

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Jeff Duncan GTCC Graduate

My GTCC Story: Jeff Duncan

Published on July 3, 2018

Guilford Technical Community College welcomes many veterans on campus and offices specialized resources to help them succeed in their coursework and pursue meaningful careers. This is something that doesn’t go unnoticed, especially by Army veteran and recent music business graduate, Jeff Duncan.

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My GTCC Story: Stephanie Jarrell

Published on June 20, 2018

Stephanie Jarrell (’18) seized the opportunity to return to school after 15 years to achieve her dream of becoming a registered nurse.

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My GTCC Story: Claimon Tyler

Published on June 11, 2018

When Claimon Tyler first enrolled at GTCC, he was homeless, working minimum wage and had just spent the last eight years of his life in prison. He was committed to making a change and was ready to put in the time and effort necessary.

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My GTCC Story: Katelynn Purcell

Published on June 4, 2018

For GTCC graduate Katelynn Purcell, it has been a long road to her dream career. Her journey began in 2011 when she was still in high school and has been littered with trials and tribulations.

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My GTCC Story: Spencer Moore

Published on February 28, 2018

The Sky’s the Limit for Aviation Program Graduate -- Spencer Moore likes to be challenged. When the East Davidson High School graduate spotted an ad in the newspaper for Guilford Technical Community College’s aviation program, he was intrigued.

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My GTCC Story: Nick Dasnoit

Published on February 1, 2018

GTCC student finds opportunity, employment through local program: Nick Dasnoit (’17) knew he wanted to major in Information Technology. It appealed to him as a stable and growing industry.

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