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Gaston College invites prospective students to Open House on October 2

Updated: Dec 6, 2021

Community event in Dallas to showcase all the College has to offer

DALLAS, N.C. (September 15, 2021) – An Open House on Saturday, October 2, at Gaston College’s Dallas campus will showcase the programs, opportunities, and benefits that the College has to offer. High school students and their families, teachers and counselors; adult learners; and members of the community are invited to the free event, which runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Open House features short, guided walking tours of the campus, an overview of what is available on the College’s campuses in Dallas, Lincolnton and Belmont, information on degree and continuing education programs, Q&A sessions with admissions and financial aid staff, and the opportunity to meet and talk with faculty as well as current Gaston College students.

The revitalized athletics department will also be on-hand to talk to potential Rhino recruits. Attendees can enter drawings to win scholarships, gift cards, or some new Gaston Rhinos swag.

“Gaston College is excited to welcome prospective students back on campus for our Fall Open House,” said Tanisha Williams, Director of Admissions. “We look forward to showing them the supportive and empowering community they will find at Gaston College. No matter where they’re starting from, we’ll provide the guidance and support they need to help them achieve their goals.”

Gaston College’s Arts and Sciences, Health and Human Services, and Career and Technical Education divisions will be represented at the Open House, as will programs like Continuing Education, Business and Industry Training, and Apprenticeship 321. “We have over 100 programs of study, including several new programs that were developed to meet the needs of regional employers in areas such as textiles, public safety and health care,” said Lisa Albright-Jurs, Dean of Career and Technical Education. “Whether students plan to transfer to a four-year university after earning an associate degree, intend to embark on a career after receiving a certificate or diploma, or choose to enhance job skills, Gaston College is here to help them gain momentum toward their unique goals.”

To register to attend the free October 2 Open House, visit

About Gaston College

Gaston College is one of 58 community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System and was recognized as the #1 Apprenticeship Partner and #1 Customized Industry Training Program in 2021. 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, and has several top national program rankings. To learn more about the College’s services and programs, visit the Gaston College website at, or follow us on social media by visiting


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