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Gateway Students Honor Vets with Free Services

Wednesday, October 26, 2016





Michelle Sjogren, Director of Communications

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Gateway students honor Veterans with free services


Florence, Ky. (Oct. 26, 2016) — Gateway Community and Technical College’s Emerge Hair Studio & Spa will honor veterans, active military and first responders Nov. 9-11, at Gateway’s student run enterprise, Emerge, at 438 Scott Boulevard, Covington.


“We are grateful for the service veterans, active military and first responders provide to our country and community,” said Dr. Fernando Figueroa, Gateway president. “I applaud the students, staff and faculty at Emerge for honoring them in this way.”


All active military, veterans and first responder will receive a complimentary haircut by a Gateway student Nov. 9-11. In addition, on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, they may receive a free chair massage at Emerge. Participants are asked to show an ID.


Emerge will offer these services Wednesday from 1-7 p.m. and Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Emerge will offer chair massages only on Friday.


Gateway, named by Military Times as a top 20 “Best for Vets” college three years in a row, and recently a “Military Friendly” employer, values the service and experience of those who have served our country. 






Gateway Community and Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gateway Community and Technical College.


The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.


GCTC is Northern Kentucky’s only public, two-year comprehensive community and technical college, and its SACS accreditation has been reaffirmed through July 2023.  SACS is a U.S. Department of Education-recognized agency that evaluates academic programs at two-year and four-year institutions to ensure the quality and acceptability of each institution. SACS accreditation means that Gateway students can transfer their course credits to four-year colleges and universities throughout the nation.

Gateway enrolls nearly 5,000 students and offers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates in 30 subject areas. Classes are provided at GCTC locations in Boone County, Covington, and Edgewood. Through partnerships with more than 400 local businesses, GCTC provides customized, short-term training to more than 3,000 other people. Find out how to “start here and go anywhere” at GCTC is one of 16 colleges that comprise the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is the Commonwealth’s largest postsecondary institution with 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses. We also are Kentucky’s largest provider of workforce training and online education. Through partnerships with business and industry, we align our programs to meet the needs of local employers. We help students fulfill their dreams of creating a better life through programs that lead directly to jobs or help them transfer to one of our four-year partners.



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