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A-B Tech students receive Golden LEAF Scholarships

October 29, 2014

A-B Tech students awarded Golden LEAF Scholarships are, from left, Becky Gattis, Marvette Flasher and Ronnie Rager.

Five students from A-B Tech Community College will receive scholarships through the Golden LEAF Scholarship program for the North Carolina Community College System.  The Golden LEAF Scholarship program, designed to help North Carolinians attend the state’s community colleges, is funded through a $750,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation. 

A-B Tech composer’s piece to be performed in Dresden

October 24, 2014

A-B Tech Music Instructor Dr. Rene Carlos Ochoa’s composition Dresden will receive its European premiere next year in Dresden, Germany. The piece for choir and chamber orchestra was inspired when Ochoa was in the city in 2011 where another one of his compositions was being performed. 

Czarnomski creates trail guides

October 24, 2014

Ken Czarnomski, retired chair of Sustainability and Construction Management department and current adjunct, was featured in a story in the Smoky Mountain News for his work creating artistic trail guides. Read the full story here. 

Winners announced for the Global Travel Photo contest

October 24, 2014

On behalf of the Global Education committee, we applaud the artists and those participating in Global Travel Photo contest. The exhibit will be in the lower level of Holly Library until Friday, November 7. Please come by to see the amazing photos that were submitted.

Meet Fran Hutchins, Volunteer for November

October 22, 2014

Fran Hutchins

 With at least 200 volunteer hours to her credit here at A-B Tech Fran Hutchins knows the value placed on giving back to her community.

A-B Tech receives funding to assist student parents

October 21, 2014

Stella Galyean and her son, Matthew at A-B Tech.

A-B Tech Community College received continued funding from the N.C. Community College System for childcare services, which provides subsidy assistance for parents who are students at A-B Tech. The award for the 2014-15 academic year is $42,161.

Explore the Emerald Isle with A-B Tech

October 21, 2014

Cliffs of Moher

A-B Tech Community College’s Global Education department and Continuing Education division are holding a two-session course about Ireland followed by a week-long trip in April.

DesignBuild Studio project benefits YWCA

October 21, 2014

DesignBuild Studio students at the YWCA.

For the past two years, A-B Tech Community College has collaborated with the Asheville Design Center to run a DesignBuild studio 10-week summer program under the umbrella of continuing education.    

CNBC Visits A-B Tech Incubator

October 21, 2014

Meg Ragland of Plum Print speaks about the process for her company to the cameraman shooting for CNBC.

The CNBC news crew came to A-B Tech at Enka September 12 to do a story on Plum Print, a Small Business Center client that is participating in the College’s business incubation program, for its Power Pitch segment.

Hoke wins Innovative Program Award

October 21, 2014

William Hoke

A-B Tech student William Hoke was awarded the Innovative Program Award from the Asheville Parks & Recreation Department for his Developing Future Male Leaders program. He received the award at the 2014 North Carolina Recreation & Parks Association State Conference in Wilmington.

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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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