Upcoming Events


Student Life & Development

Spring 2015

Get involved at these upcoming events!

Upcoming Student Life & Development, Student Government Association and Diversity Committee activities are listed below.  Unless otherwise noted, events are held on A-B Tech's Asheville Campus.  For a complete calendar of college events and activities, visit http://www.abtech.edu/calendar/ or download our Fall Brochure


Student Government Association Meetings

Meetings are held at 4:30 p.m. in Rhododendron, Room 344 and are open to all Curriculum students.

Spring 2015 meeting dates (Wednesdays):

  • Jan 14 
  • Jan 28 
  • Feb 11 
  • Feb 25 
  • Mar 11 
  • Mar 25
  • Apr 15 
  • Apr 29


Minority Student Leadership Academy Kickoff Meeting, 1/15

Ferguson Auditorium, 4 - 6 p.m.

The Minority Student Leadership Academy (MSLA) will be kicking off the spring semester with a get-together in Ferguson Auditorium.  The Academy is for minority students and allies, with a mission of connecting students with campus resources, providing personal and professional development opportunities, increasing graduation rates, and creating connections with other students on campus. Come meet current and new members and find out what the academy is up to this year. Refreshments will be provided. 


A-B Tech Day at UNCA Women’s Basketball, 1/24

UNCA Kimmel Arena, 2 p.m.

Join us for A-B Tech Day at UNCA’s Kimmel Arena as the UNCA Women’s Basketball team takes on Coastal Carolina.  Students, faculty and staff can now bring their A-B Tech ID cards to any UNC Asheville home basketball game and receive $7 men’s tickets and $4 women’s tickets for themselves and their families.  This discount also applies online at www.UNCAbulldogs.com/tickets by using the promo code “TECH.”


The National Society of Leadership & Success Spring 2015 Speaker Series

These events are open for all to attend, bring a friend!


Dan Harris presents "10% Happier"


Dan Harris is onDan Harrise of the most respected broadcast journalists in the news world. His coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan earned much praise and recognition. After a live on air panic attack, he went on a journey to learn about self-awareness and meditation. He will be speaking about happiness, mindfulness and the balance between ambition and contentment. Sponsored by A-B Tech’s chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success.

  • Live Broadcast: Tuesday, February 10th, 6:45 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium
  • Rebroadcast: Friday, February 20th, 1:45 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium


Debbi Fields presents "My Recipe for Success"


Debbi Fields

Debbi Fields is a true example of the American dream. After determining that her passion was baking cookies, she worked tirelessly to seek investors to build her first store location. Her story details the numerous times she was rejected, and how determination and persistence led her to unimaginable success. She will share the lessons that she has learned in both business and life. 

  • Live Broadcast: Tuesday, February 24th, 6:45 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium
  • Rebroadcast: Friday, March 6th, 1:45 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium


Arianna Huffington presents "Thrive"


Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington's is one of the most well recognized names in modern journalism. She will share advice on redefining success, and creating a life of well-being, wisdom and wonder.

  • Live Broadcast: Tuesday, March 17th, 6:45 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium
  • Rebroadcast: Friday, March 27th, 1:45 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium



Financial Fitness Week Workshops - coming soon!

These events are free and open to all students and employees.


Affordable Care Act Sign-Up Lab Sessions  - coming  soon!

Unsure about how to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act? Come to the Balsam computer lab and sign-up in person.  Certified Navigators will be available to answer any questions that come up and can even walk you through each step of enrollment.


Business Etiquette Dinner –Thursday, 2/12

Magnolia Building, 5:30 p.m.

Join fellow A-B Tech students for an etiquette workshop/dinner to learn valuable professional dining skills from our experts.  Cost is $10 and seating is limited. Registration is required; email michelechathcock@abtech.edu for more information.


Transfer Advising Fair  -Wednesday, 3/25

Coman Lounge, Time To Be Announced

This fair provides an opportunity for students to meet with representatives of a variety of schools to ask questions and gather information about transferring to a four-year institution. More than 20 colleges and universities will be in attendance providing information, including UNC Asheville, Western Carolina University, Fayetteville State University, Brevard College, Gardner-Web University and more.   Sponsored by the Transfer Advising Center.  Open to all curriculum students.


A-B Tech Open House - Thursday, 4/16

Coman Student Center Gym, 4 - 7 p.m.

A-B Tech will host a free drop-in community open house from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 16th in the Coman Student Center Gym. Themed as “Find Your Future,” area residents are invited to investigate the more than 60 credit programs and hundreds of non-credit courses offered at the College.  Instructors will be on hand to answer questions about programs, and a career fair will be happening simultaneously, staffed by local industry representatives.  In addition, presentations about high school dual enrollment and other college services will be available.


Earth Day Celebration (Activity Day – no classes from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.) -Tuesday, 4/22

Beech Tree Deck, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The celebration will include environmental booths, music, a picnic lunch, chair massages, t-shirts, and much more!


Commencement – Saturday, 5/16

US Cellular Center, 2 p.m.

Save the date!  Celebrate your accomplishments alongside those of your fellow students!








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