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Local couple donates $250,000 to Gwinnett Tech
Local couple donates $250,000 to Gwinnett Tech

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Gwinnett philanthropists Clyde and Sandra Strickland have donated $250,000 to the Legacy of Lives Campaign at Gwinnett Technical College.

The program establishes scholarships for students in certain programs, and helps others enroll in the school after obtaining their GEDs.

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"The Stricklands are known for contributing to organizations and efforts throughout the community to improve life for area residents, and their actions really define the term 'giving back,'' said Sharon Bartels, president of Gwinnett Tech. "This incredibly generous donation to Gwinnett Tech underscores their belief in lifelong learning, rewards those who embrace the value of hard work and will help hundreds of students improve their lives by advancing their education."

School officials plan to use the Stricklands' gift to aid students who are pursuing degrees in health sciences and public safety. It will also fund a portion of test costs and study materials for people preparing to take the GED at Gwinnett Tech.

Both the Nursing Skills Suite and the Medical Assisting Lab in Gwinnett Tech's Life Sciences Center are named for the Stricklands.

For more information about the programs offered by Gwinnett Tech, visit www.gwinnetttech.edu.