As long-time supporters of Gwinnett Technical College we are very excited to announce Matthew Holtkamp, our president, has been named to the foundation’s board of trustees!
You may not know it, but Matthew is a graduate of a technical college program where he received a degree in heating and air conditioning. When he and Suzanne moved to Gwinnett and became familiar with Gwinnett Tech and the quality programs it offers, they knew they wanted to assist a college dedicated to improving the community.
“For many years we have supported Gwinnett Tech’s air conditioning technology program and its students,” Matthew said. “We view the program as a great place to train the next generation of HVAC experts and have been very pleased with the quality graduates it is producing.”
In 2010, the Holtkamps established the Holtkamp Family Foundation to strengthen families by providing critical basic needs, supporting education and encouraging pro-family cultural programs. Through the foundation they also offer the Holtkamp Heating and Air Conditioning scholarship, which is given to one Gwinnett Tech HVAC student each semester.
“We are very proud to welcome this fine and established leader to the board,” said Mary Beth Byerly, vice president of institutional advancement and executive director of the Gwinnett Tech Foundation. “Matthew brings his own distinct knowledge and expertise, plus a belief in the power of education to change lives, that will be of great benefit to our board, to the college and to our students.”