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Pictured from left, TCSG Commissioner Matt Arthur, NGTC Foundation Director Cynthia Brown, Foundation Board Member Don Higgins, NGTC President Dr. Mark Ivester and former TCFA President Larry Paulk. The North Georgia Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees was recently recognized as a role model board by the Technical College Foundation Association (TCFA). 

In order to be recognized as a role model board, you must meet criteria set by the TCFA. This includes, engaging in the best practices in nonprofit governance, board management and operations, having policies in place to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, being led by a board of trustees whose members are actively engaged in development activities and who support the professional development and state-level participation of their trustees. All foundations must meet these requirements each year in order to be considered for this certification.

 

Accepting the award on behalf of the Foundation Board were,
from left, TCSG Commissioner Matt Arthur, NGTC Foundation
Director Cynthia Brown, Foundation Board Member Don Higgins,
NGTC President Dr. Mark Ivester and former Technical College
Foundation Association President Larry Paulk.

 

The NGTC Foundation was created in 2000 to enhance educational opportunities for students enrolled at the college. It is governed by a volunteer board from NGTC’s eight-county service area and includes alumni and local community business leaders.

2018 Foundation board members included Lyn Allen of Franklin County, Mully Ash of White County, Tim Ash of Habersham County, Janine Bethel of Rabun County, Hilda Burke of Habersham County, Michael Callahan of Franklin County, Jana Cheek of Stephens County, Whit Diggs of Stephens County, Joe Hatfield of Habersham County, Don Higgins of Habersham County, Jason Hogan of White County, Barbara Lerdon of Towns County, Rachel Morrison of Franklin County, Janney Sanders of Stephens County, Stewart Sayer of Habersham County, Carnie Wall of Fannin County and Cassandra Wilkins of Stephens County.

Since 2009, the Foundation has provided resources for 3,691 students to cover tuition, fees and required equipment at a cost of $1,001,232.

“North Georgia Technical College is extremely fortunate to have our Foundation Board of Trustees and their efforts have made education possible for many who could not afford to attend otherwise,” said Cynthia Brown, Director of Institutional Advancement at NGTC. “Our graduates’ lives have changed forever, as have their families and our communities, because of their education and investment by donors to the Foundation.”

North Georgia Technical College is the first technical college in the state of Georgia, and is part of the Technical College System of Georgia. Its main campus is in Clarkesville, with additional campuses in Toccoa and Blairsville. For more information, visit northgatech.edu or call 706-754-7700.