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Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department Makes Donation to Hewitt Scholarship Fund

September 30, 2014

The Sgt. Jeffrey Hewitt Memorial Endowed Scholarship, established in 2006 at A-B Tech, received a boost from the proceeds from a 5k race the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office held in April at the Cliffs at Walnut Cove, the day after the 10th anniversary of his death. 

Invitational Education is alive and well and looking for great employees

September 30, 2014

Ten years ago, when A-B Tech was seeking reaccreditation from SACSCOC, Invitational Education was selected as the topic for reaffirmation. It may have been a decade ago and the college has seen many, many changes, but the spirit of Invitational Education still flourishes through our employees. 

A-B Tech Named to Victory Media’s 2015 Military Friendly® Schools List

September 30, 2014

A-B Tech Community College has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds.  This is the third year A-B Tech has been selected for the honor. Now in its sixth year, the Military Friendly® Schools designation and list by Victory Media is the premier, trusted resource for post-military success.

A-B Tech to host Building Bridges

September 18, 2014

A-B Tech Community College will host a nine-week session of Building Bridges of Asheville from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, from September 23 to November 18 in Ferguson Auditorium on the College’s Asheville campus. This will the 44th session of Building Bridges.

Nature's Notebook Exhibit at Holly Library Gallery

September 12, 2014

The botanical artwork of the A-B Tech Continuing Education students of Peter Loewer, the "Wild Gardener," will be on display in the Holly Library Gallery until October 11. An artists' reception will be from noon to 1 p.m. September 22 in the Holly Lobby.


Meet Charlene Wilkins, Volunteer of the Month for September

September 2, 2014

Charlene Wilkins

 Many A-B Tech volunteers can attest that when they come here seeking a volunteer role intense effort is made to place them in one, or a few, where their skills can best serve students, staff and faculty and where their experience will leave them with a wonderful impression of this college’s atmosphere.

Successful plant sale benefits scholarship

August 27, 2014

The annual plant sale held each spring at Sycamore raised more than $6,000 this year. Proceeds benefit the Sarah R. Gnilka Memorial Biology Scholarship.

Staffers receive Golden Apple Award

August 27, 2014

The following A-B Tech employees have been named 2014 Golden Apple Award winners by Phi Theta Kappa students. Students who are newly inducted into Phi Theta Kappa nominate faculty and staff for the Golden Apple Award, which recognizes faculty and staff who go the extra mile to help students attain their educational or personal goals, said Phi Theta Kappa advisor Beth Stewart, Dean of Arts

Entrepreneurship training now available online through A-B Tech

August 22, 2014

In order to better serve potential and existing business owners, more than 20 learning modules are now available online and free of charge through the Small Business Center at A-B Tech Community College.  The program is the result of a partnership between Hewlett Packard and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship.

Global Education Travel Photo Contest

August 22, 2014

The contest is available for all students, faculty, and staff who traveled abroad in 2014, to share their photographs with the campus community.

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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