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Elsberry Named to GNTC Alumni Advisory Board



Throughout the spring and summer months of 2021 the Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Foundation coordinated with college graduates to create the GNTC Alumni Advisory Board.

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Currently 12 members strong, the board will provide feedback during meetings and offer insight from a former student’s point-of-view to make an impact on the college. At the board’s first meeting on July 23, alumni were briefed on the latest initiatives at Georgia Northwestern by GNTC President Dr. Heidi Popham.


“We established the GNTC Alumni Advisory Board in order to better connect with alumni across our region,” said Popham. “GNTC graduates are our best ambassadors and can offer invaluable feedback on how we can foster even greater connections throughout our nine-county service area.”


Advisory board members represent organizations throughout GNTC’s service area. For Blake Elsberry, sole Chattooga County commissioner, it is an honor and privilege to be a part of the board.


“As a past graduate and local community leader, I know firsthand the importance GNTC has played in my life and the lives of northwest Georgia residents,” he said.


The members of the GNTC Alumni Advisory Board are listed by name, graduation year, program of study and current employer:


Danielle Brown, 2016, Social Work, Georgia Northwestern Technical College


Blake Elsberry, 2010, Cardiovascular Technology, Chattooga County sole commissioner


Angie Hammond Kendrick, 2005, Criminal Justice, Lookout Mountain Community Services


Robert Hanson, 2013, Radiologic Technology, Chattanooga Family Practice Associates


Anthony Gallman, 2003, Cosmetology, Technical College System of Georgia and owner of Anthony & Company Salon


Donna Gilbreath, 2006, Nursing, Lookout Mountain Community Services


Cindy Gordon, 1996, Business Administration, Darlington School


Amanda Mayberry, 2013, Neuromuscular Therapy


Ben Niles, 2012, Horticulture, owner of Big Ben’s Quality Lawn Care and Resaca town councilmember


Stacey Prater, 2006, Criminal Justice, Cigna


Keith Sosebee, 2003, Networking Specialist, Blood Assurance Chattanooga Office


Tina Vigil, 2017, Accounting, Floyd County Schools


GNTC Alumni Advisory Board Members will serve a two-year term and attend an annual meeting. Alumni are former students who have completed any certificate, diploma or degree program at GNTC.


Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma or a certificate in business, health, industrial or public service career paths. This past year, 11,820 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. GNTC has an annual credit enrollment of 8,591 students and an additional enrollment of 3,229 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training and Georgia Quick Start. For more information about GNTC, visit us at GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

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