Guilford Technical Community College’s Greensboro Campus celebrated its 10-year anniversary in October with a ceremonial tree planting of a white oak tree — a symbol of strength, independence, and unity for the city of Greensboro for many years.

According to historians, the Revolutionary War General Nathanael Green, assembled his troops under a white oak tree to strategize and plan for battle against the British. This tree, once located at the intersection of Lawndale Drive and New Garden Road, became known as Liberty Oak. GTCC has had a presence in Greensboro for more than four decades, and like the white oak, has become an integral symbol of support for the citizens of Guilford County and Greensboro.

“The planting of the tree represents GTCC’s commitment to provide and support the educational and career pursuits of students for generations to come,” said Rae Marie Smith, executive vice president at GTCC.

Located at 3505 E. Wendover Ave., GTCC’s Greensboro Campus is anchored by its Industrial, Construction and Engineering division, comprised of programs such as advanced manufacturing, construction management, and air conditioning, heating and refrigeration technology. The campus also features Adult Education programs including Adult High School, GED, ESOL and personal enrichment courses. Learn more at




— Carla Kucinski/GTCC

November 20, 2015