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Cosmetology students place in regional competition

December 17, 2014

A-B Tech Cosmetology students attended the regional competition at Haywood Community College in individual and team competition. 

The following are the results:

2nd place Fantasy Team (live model) – Matt Pruitt: Hair, Kimberly Metcalf: Make-up, Jessica Vella: Nails, Tabitha Taylor: Model

A-B Tech Reaccredited by SACSCOC Until 2024

December 16, 2014

Designation Affirms Quality of Programs and Credentials

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) officially announced the reaccreditation of A-B Tech for the next 10 years during the organization’s annual meeting in Nashville last week.

Ward wins "Have an Idea" Raffle

December 11, 2014

Tammy Ward, Moves and Set Ups Coordinator, has President Dennis King record her voicemail message after winning the QEP Raffle, “Have an Idea?” that was introduced during Professional Development Day in October. Ten other winners received an A-B Tech coffee mug.


English as a third language student receives Career Readiness Certificate

December 11, 2014

Lyudmyle Knaus and her Career Readiness Certificate

A-B Tech student Lyudmyle Knaus passed the WorkKeys exam and earned her Career Readiness Certificate even though English is her third language.

A-B Tech student receives Coca-Cola Leader of Promise Scholarship

December 11, 2014

Stuart Lyons

Stuart Lyons, a student at A-B Tech Community College, has been selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society as a 2014 Coca-Cola Leader of Promise Scholar.

Student wins Best of Show with welding and blacksmithing skills

December 11, 2014

Wilson Smith, a welding and blacksmithing student at A-B Tech Madison, recently won Best of Show at the NC Mountain State Fair and Best of Show at the NC State Fair for his beautiful maple leaf mirror creation.

Both welding and blacksmithing skills were used to create this 100 percent handcrafted piece. The mirror is currently on display in the lobby at the Madison Site.

Long-time A-B Tech employee decorates governor’s residence

December 11, 2014

 Brinda Caldwell-Ramsey stands next to the Christmas tree she decorated for the Governor’s Western Residence in Asheville.

Brinda Caldwell-Ramsey, Director of the Community Enrichment Programs at A-B Tech Community College, was selected as the Artistic Designer for the Governor’s Western Residence annual Christmas Open House.

Holiday event at Fernihurst is tailored to A-B Tech Alumni and Volunteers

December 10, 2014

A joyful holiday event rang in the season the evening of December 5 at A-B Tech’s Historic Fernihurst where alumni and volunteers were treated to a catered reception and warmly welcomed by college advancement associates and president Dennis King. The picture-book setting, with a blazing fireplace and elegant seasonal adornments, was appreciated by all who attended the party.

Mentoring Program leads to incredible meeting

December 8, 2014

A-B Tech student Felicia Proctor with Austrian Cosmonaut Franz Viehböck

A-B Tech’s Volunteer services expanded to include mentoring as a support system for students who show promise but lacked the skills to successfully navigate the college setting.

SGA hosts 39th annual Children's Holiday Party

December 5, 2014

Waiting for the fun to begin

Sponsored by the Student Government Association, A-B Tech's annual holiday party provides toys for children who may not have other gifts during the holiday season.  The children, ages 3-5 from area Headstart programs, ate lunch, visited with Santa, and received stuffed stockings, big wheel tricycles, and helmets purchased with donations from students, faculty, and staff.

If you have an A-B Tech-related news tip or if you are a member of the news media who needs information about A-B Tech, contact the Community Relations and Marketing Director at 398-7117.

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

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