OMNOVA Solutions Foundation provides support for GNTC’s Gordon County Campus

August 6, 2019

For more than a decade, the foundation for OMNOVA Solutions has provided support to Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Gordon County Campus.

The endowed Foundation at OMNOVA Solutions provides support to local communities through philanthropy and employee volunteerism. The highest priority is given to education initiatives.

Priority is also given to communities where OMNOVA Solutions conducts business, which includes Gordon County.

The annual grants from OMNOVA Solutions have been used to purchase training equipment that offer real-world experience to GNTC students. OMNOVA has awarded grants to GNTC for more than ten years.

Spunkey Mitchell (right), operations manager for OMNOVA Solutions, presents a check for $1,000 to Michelle Beatson (left), foundation administrator for GNTC.
Spunkey Mitchell (right), operations manager for OMNOVA Solutions, presents a check for $1,000 to Michelle Beatson (left), foundation administrator for GNTC.

The donation for 2019 is earmarked for the purchase of two Massey Dryer chairs for the Cosmetology program.

In 2018 the grant was awarded for the purchase of two sets of CPR manikins to be used for hands-on training and instruction in Basic Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Care and Education and Patient Care Assisting.

The grant from 2017 was used to help purchase office simulation equipment to assist with X-rays for the Dental Assisting program.

At GNTC, scholarships are offered to students each semester in a variety of programs at all six campuses.

To learn more about establishing or contributing to a scholarship fund, please contact Michelle Beatson, GNTC’s foundation administrator.

OMNOVA Solutions Inc. is a global innovator of performance-enhancing chemistries and surfaces used in products for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential applications. As a strategic business-to-business supplier, OMNOVA provides The Science in Better Brands, with emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and functional and decorative surfaces that deliver critical performance attributes to top brand-name, end-use products sold around the world. The Company has a global workforce of approximately 1,800. Visit OMNOVA Solutions on the internet at

Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 16,402 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,750 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 8,652 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start. The Student Help Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 844-348-7659 or via online chat at GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.