Gwinnett Technical College Adult Education Honored at State Conference

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) recognized the most outstanding GED graduates, educators, volunteers and academic institutions of the year at its annual Fall Adult Education Conference on Monday, Sept. 28. Gwinnett Technical College was honored during the conference, which featured a keynote address by Randy Trask, president and CEO of the GED Testing Service.

“Each student we come into contact with through Adult Education, whether it is preparing for the GED® or learning English as a second language, has a unique story to tell about their journey and their goals for the future,” said Gwinnett Tech Dean of Adult Education Stephanie Rooks. “We are honored to be a part of that journey with them and proud to be recognized for our efforts and successes by TCSG.”

The 2015 Fall Adult Education Conference recognized excellence in adult education for overall achievement, postsecondary transition, citizenship obtainment, testing centers and advocacy awards, among others. Gwinnett Technical College was recognized in four categories, including:

  • Largest Number of GED® Completers for FY2015 For Centers Serving 601-1600 Test-takers,
  • Overall Achievement of Educational Gain Benchmarks,
  • Greatest Number of Students Awarded Citizenship,
  • Greatest Percentage Growth in National Reporting System (NRS) Enrollment.

The annual conference is a two-day event that brings together nearly 500 adult education and GED testing professionals, practitioners, administrators, supporters, business and community leaders, volunteers and literacy ambassadors from all over Georgia. The event highlights yearly achievements for adult education and provides further scholastic opportunities for attendees with workshops, luncheons and speakers.

“This gathering is the highlight of the year for Georgia’s adult education community,” said Beverly Smith, TCSG assistant commissioner for adult education. “It’s an honor for us to pay tribute to the hard work and accomplishments of these program directors, instructors, and especially our students. They inspire us all with their passion and commitment.”

Gwinnett Technical College offers more than 150 degree, diploma and certificate program options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit or call 770-962-7580.