Weekly Update | March 6, 2015

Basketball Team Photo 2014-2015LADY TITANS WIN TOP REGION X AWARDS
GTCC women’s basketball forward Nyla Allen has been named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region X Player of the Year. Allen also has made the 2015 All-Region X Team, with teammate Selena Lozada, a forward from Greensboro. In addition, forward Priscilla Nobles of Jamestown has made the Region X All-Academic Team. And Bobby Allison, head women’s basketball coach, was named Region X Coach of The Year. http://news.gtcc.edu/lady-titans-win-top-region-x-awards/

LADY TITANS BASKETBALL TEAM WIN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP
Guilford Technical Community College’s women’s basketball team defeated Wake Tech Community College (80-45) on Sunday, Feb. 22, earning the Lady Titans the title of 2014-2015 NJCAA Region X Carolina-Virginia Regular Season Conference Champion. http://bit.ly/1EQfqK6

Cline ObservatoryGTCC TO PRESENT ASTRONOMY FESTIVAL MARCH 6-7
Guilford Technical Community College will host its annual astronomy festival, TriStar, this week on its Jamestown Campus. 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. http://bit.ly/1wWfL9k

GTCC TO HOST ANNUAL SPRING JOB FAIR MARCH 18
Guilford Technical Community College will be hosting its annual Spring Job Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 at Medlin Campus Center on GTCC’s Jamestown Campus, 601 E. Main St., Jamestown. The event is FREE for all job seekers, including GTCC students, alumni and the general public. http://bit.ly/1w4vFU8

GTCC PARTNERS WITH IRC TO HELP HOMELESS
Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) and the Interactive Resource Center (IRC) have formed a partnership that will provide new education options to residents experiencing homelessness. http://bit.ly/1DNOW9Q

GTCC IN THE NEWS

Lisa Cozart with Fox 8

News & Record:  Endowment lets GTCC offer classes at IRC
The first few times, Steven Morton couldn’t get through the meetings without breaking down. http://bit.ly/1GcKN5k

News & Record:  GTCC job fair is March 18
GTCC will hold its annual Spring Job Fair on March 18.
http://bit.ly/1K9BlTd

Triad City Beat: Good Sport: The definitive Triad basketball list
Here’s my contribution to tournament season, the most glorious time of the year: the definitive Top 10 for Triad college basketball teams in 2015. http://bit.ly/1Bciq4j

 

1808 Magazine:  They practice at the Y. They don’t have a bus to get to games. But that just makes them STRONG.
GTCC’s women’s basketball team has achieved national ranking since the program began six years ago. http://bit.ly/18hkOei

1808 Magazine:  Fine Dining at GTCC
Welcome to dinner. For your first course: New England clam chowder or spinach salad with mushrooms, egg and bacon crumbles and red wine vinaigrette. http://bit.ly/1CjDeIF

High Point Enterprise:  Letters from Sarah
She held the nine worn envelopes and turned them in her hands, brushing over the address and a two-cent stamp with her fingertips. The yellowed notepaper tucked inside, with cursive handwriting scrawled neatly on the light blue lines, gives Rebecca Cole-Turner a glimpse into the life of a woman she never met: her grandmother. http://bit.ly/1N9Qe74

Triad Business Journal:  Several Triad job fairs planned
Several hiring and networking events are coming up in the Triad.
http://bit.ly/1B8iNg6

News & Record:  Groups continue pushing for in-state tuition for certain immigrants
Paula Yacaman-Lopez works two jobs to help support her family. She gets to the first job around 9 a.m. She works a second job as a waitress until about 10 p.m. http://bit.ly/1MblDEO

News & Record:  End of the line for GTCC Children’s Center
After more than three decades, Guilford Technical Community College is closing its on-campus day care center. http://bit.ly/1BUGBX6

FOX 8:  New fund helps homeless take classes at GTCC
Poverty and homelessness are serious problems in the Triad. Although there are jobs out there, employers say it’s hard to find qualified people to fill those positions. That’s why GTCC and the Greensboro Interactive Resource Center are working together, so the homeless can learn those skills needed to get jobs. http://bit.ly/1LlPytk

News 14:  GTCC, Interactive Resource Center Expand Classes for Homeless  
GTCC and the Interactive Resource Center are expanding their joint effort to provide classes and job skills to the homeless. Many of those enrolled already are working but the classes are aimed at helping the program’s men and women get better-paying jobs so they can move into permanent housing. http://bit.ly/1vUJc0w

WFMY:  New, Free GTCC Classes Help Change Lives
Thanks to a generous donation some folks in our community aren’t only finding jobs, they’re changing their lives.
http://on.wfmy.com/1M3T108

WFMY:  Two Mistakes Many Of Us Make With Mashed Potatoes
Chef and GTCC instructor Al Romano points out two mistakes a lot of people make when they mash potatoes.
http://on.wfmy.com/1zQppKY