Gaston College

Direct-entry program allows Gaston College students path to Belmont Abbey

Belmont Abbey College and Gaston College have joined forces to help local students earn a bachelor’s degree. Both college presidents signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding Feb. 9 at the Gaston Dallas campus outlining a new relationship that will enable Gaston College graduates to have direct-entry admission to Belmont Abbey College to pursue their bachelor’s degree. The Belmont Abbey College […]

LCS student earns degree before diploma


DENVER – A Lincoln Charter School student earned a college degree from Gaston College – before even graduating high school.  Emilee St-Cyr, a senior who was able to earn her associate degree in science through the LCS Career and College Promise program – which allows high school students to take courses at Gaston College – said she wanted to challenge […]

Manufacturing program created through Gaston-CVCC partnership

DALLAS – Gaston College has partnered with Catawba Valley Community College in the name of developing a stronger textile workforce. Through a partnership with CVCC’s Manufacturing Solutions Center in Hickory and Gaston’s Textile Technology Center comes the birth of the Manufacturing & Textile Innovation Network (MTIN). The partnership is a vision of CVCC President Dr. Garrett Hinshaw and Gaston’s Dr. […]

Gaston College lands $2.5 million in federal CARES funding

DALLAS – Gaston College announced it will disperse more than $1 million dollars to students in federal emergency financial aid. Through the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) approved by Congress, Gaston College received $2,520,848 with half of the funding designated to students and the remaining $1,260,424 going towards the college’s institutional […]

Gaston College names community college veteran Hauser as new president


DALLAS – Dr. John Hauser has been selected as Gaston College’s seventh president. Hauser (Who-zer) is taking over for Dr. Patricia Skinner, who retired March 1 after 26 years at the school. He will assume the position June 1. “The Board of Trustees is confident that Dr. Hauser is the right person to lead our college,” Brad Overcash, chairman of […]

Instructor celebrates half-century at Gaston College

DALLAS – Robert Blanton is a rarity, these days. The Gaston College instructor celebrated 50 years of employment with the school. He and more than 60 employees were recognized for the service, ranging from five to 50 years, at a Feb. 7 lunch. “It was my privilege to present Mr. Blanton with a proclamation to honor him for his accomplishments, […]

First Buie recipient graduates from Gaston County BLET training

DALLAS – The first recipient of the full-tuition James W. Buie Scholarship, Gaston County Police Officer Allison Kennedy, graduated from the Gaston College Basic Law Enforcement Training program in December. She enrolled in the certification course after earning her four-year degree in Criminal Justice from Belmont Abbey College in May. Established in 2016, the James W. Buie Scholarship is a […]

Like ‘Clockwork’: Gaston instructor expands awareness of groundbreaking novelist

DALLAS – While exploring the details of a noted author’s life and achievements, a member of the Gaston College faculty is also teaching others about the messages, meanings and motivations that fueled a literary classic and other creations by the writer. Christopher Thurley, English instructor and coordinator of the Writing Center at Gaston College, recently returned from a week of […]

Gaston College, Gardner-Webb launch direct-entry program

Officials at Gardner-Webb University and Gaston College have announced a new partnership to establish Bulldog Bound, a co-admission transfer program agreement for GC students who want to pursue a four-year degree from the university. Representatives from both schools signed agreements that will allow currently enrolled GC students to participate in the direct-entry pathway to Boiling Springs school Gardner-Webb upon graduation […]

Gaston College lands $30K grant from CaroMont Health Foundation

DALLAS – The Gaston College Foundation was awarded a $30,800 grant from the CaroMont Health Foundation to expand simulation learning throughout Gaston County via a mobile simulation lab. Students in the East Gaston Health Sciences Academy and the College’s Apprenticeship 321 Advanced Certified Nurse Aide program will benefit from the labs as they complete their health care training.     […]