Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Southern Band Wins Atlantic Coast Championship
The Southern Garrett Marching Band won its first-ever Tournament of Bands 1A Atlantic Coast Championship on Saturday in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Anonymous Donors Plan $1 Million Estate Gift for Garrett College
A couple who are part-time residents of the Deep Creek Lake area has established a $1 million estate gift to the Garrett College Foundation to be used in connection with either the college’s performin
Garrett College Approved for Paramedic Degree Program
The MD Higher Education Commission also awarded the Paramedic Studies program the Health Manpower Shortage designation as part of the approval process.
County Scholarship Program GPA Requirement Increased
Beginning with the fall 2019 semester, students receiving scholarship support from the county-funded program must earn a 2.5 GPA each semester in order to continue receiving funding.
Addictions Counseling Program Approved for Health Manpower Designation
As a Statewide and Health Manpower program, students from across Maryland who wish to study in this associate degree program can attend Garrett College at its in-county tuition rate.
STEM Center Awarded LEED Certification
The Garrett facility’s gold certification is the second highest certification in the four-level LEED ratings, just below platinum.
Teets Foundation Recevies $617,000 From Offutt Trust
The funds have been specially allocated to the special education department, which will be implementing the Daniel Offutt III Links to Literacy Program.
Wayne Gaumer of Lightning Transportation Named MD Motor Truck Association's 2019 Person of the Year
Wayne Gaumer has been named MD Motor Truck Assn's 2019 Person of the Year. The event generates $5K+ in scholarships for students getting a commercial drivers license at Garrett & Montgomery Colleges.
Beitzel Corporation Holds Spring Career Day
For the second year, a total of 122 students attended from Northern Garrett High School, Southern Garrett High School and Allegany County’s Center for Career and Technical Education.
Student Volunteerism Leads to National Recognition and $10,000 Prize for Local Nonprofit
A local eighth grader at Southern Garrett Middle School has been nationally recognized as one of U.S. Cellular’s 16 under 16 award recipients through The Future of Good program.
15th Season Under Way for Robotics Team 1629
Garrett County’s FIRST Robotics Team 1629, GaCo, welcomed the community to an open house at GEARS on Sunday afternoon to mark its 15th season.
Garrett College Responds to Growing Needs of the Transportation Industry
The truck driving industry is experiencing a crisis. There are simply not enough workers to fill jobs. Garrett College is answering that call.
Midcap, Sisler Present on New GC Mission Development Process
“Everyone needs to embrace a college’s mission, vision & values if they are to be effectively implemented,” Midcap said. “The chances of that taking place are much greater if everyone has a voice.
Garrett College Launches Community Webpage
Garrett College has launched a Campus & Community webpage off the college’s website directed at the county community as well as the families of students and prospective students.
$100,000 Bequest to Benefit Ruth Enlow Library
The funds will be used to improve the library system and specifically to help develop a new branch building in Friendsville.