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Gaston College invites community to Block Party on August 19

Updated: Aug 13, 2021

The College’s new look and mascot will be unveiled at free event

DALLAS, N.C. (August 11, 2021) – When the fall 2021 semester starts in late August, Gaston College will be sporting a new look. The College will reveal their new branding, including a new logo, colors, mascot, and tagline, on Thursday, August 19, at the Gaston College Block Party. The community is invited to come to the Gaston College Dallas campus at 3 p.m. for the unveiling and to enjoy music, food, games, giveaways and other surprises until 8 p.m. There is no cost to attend this event.

The event celebrates the exciting new look and new developments at Gaston College, an institution that has promoted lifelong learning and economic development since its founding over 57 years ago. The affordable, high quality educational programs and services it offers have long been recognized for their excellence. Recently, the College’s Practical Nursing Program was cited as the best in North Carolina, the Apprenticeship 321 program was named Outstanding Apprenticeship Partner by ApprenticeshipNC, and the College was ranked among the top online community colleges in the United States.

New programs that prepare students for rewarding careers are expanding the College’s curriculum for the fall semester, and transfer programs and agreements that facilitate a smooth transition to a four-year school are in place.

“We look forward to welcoming our students, employees, alumni, and the entire community to our Block Party,” said Dr. John Hauser, Gaston College president. “This rebranding initiative gives Gaston College a whole new look, and it signals the strengthening of our commitment to providing in-demand programs, state-of-the-art technology, and opportunities for achieving academic and career success.

“The relaunch of sports after 50 years is another sensational development at Gaston College,” Hauser continued. “Our student athletes, our experienced and accomplished athletics department staff, and the student sports broadcasting team we’re assembling will give the entire Gaston College community even more reason to be proud of what we have to offer.” The athletics program includes men’s baseball and basketball, women’s softball, beach volleyball and cross-country, and esports. Athletics staff and athletes will be at the event to meet community members and give a preview of new uniforms.

The Gaston College Block Party on August 19th will introduce to the community Gaston College’s new look and re-introduce in a fun and exciting way everything that makes the College one of the area’s most valuable assets. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet and engage with faculty and staff from many areas across the college, including admissions and both credit and non-credit program areas.

For more information about this fun, free, open to the public event, go to

About Gaston College

Gaston College is one of 58 community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System. Serving both Gaston and Lincoln counties, Gaston College enrolls approximately 5,350 students each term in curriculum programs and averages over 12,400 annually in its Economic and Workforce Development and Continuing Education programs. Gaston College offers over 100 fields of study to obtain a degree, diploma or certificate. To learn more about the College’s services and programs, visit the Gaston College website at



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