GGC receives $50,000 gift from Gwinnett Federal Credit Union

Gwinnett Federal Credit Union has pledged a gift of $50,000 to Georgia Gwinnett College for an additional scholarship in the School of Education.

Gwinnett Federal Credit Union has pledged a gift of $50,000 to Georgia Gwinnett College for an additional scholarship in the School of Education.

“This gift celebrates our 50th anniversary and represents continued support of GGC’s mission,” said Marshall Boutwell, president/CEO of Gwinnett Federal. “We are proud to be associated with the college and be part of its important impact on students and our community.”

“We are deeply appreciative of this gift, which will be added to the Gwinnett Federal Credit Union Scholarship Fund that was established last year,” said Lori Buckheister, director of Development at GGC.  “Thanks to this generous support, we will now be able to support two deserving GGC students with an annual Gwinnett Federal scholarship.” 

The additional scholarship will begin to be awarded in the 2012-13 academic year.

The fund provides scholarships in the School of Education for students majoring, or who intend to major, in early childhood education, special education, or other major leading to teacher certification.

“This gift from Gwinnett Federal will support GGC in its commitment to recruit talented individuals into the field of education,” said Cathy Moore, dean of the School of Education.  “We are delighted and honored to partner with GFCU in the mission of building quality future teachers for our community.”

Lucinda Scrivener, a junior majoring in special education, received the first Gwinnett Federal Credit Union Scholarship, funded through the organization’s initial gift to the college in 2010.

“I want to express my appreciation to Gwinnett Federal for its generosity,” said Scrivener, a mother of three children. “I am grateful for the assistance toward reaching my goal of becoming a pre-kindergarten special education teacher.”

“Scholarships are critical in enabling students to pursue their education,” Buckheister said. “And in turn, they benefit the community at large by providing a skilled workforce of educated, contributing citizens. Establishing scholarship funds is an easy way to create a legacy and make a lasting impact.”

Individuals or businesses interested in supporting scholarships or other important needs at GGC are invited to contact its Office of Development at 678.407.5588 or development@ggc.edu.

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