Images including students in Ecuador, musicians in the British Ilses, incense in Vietnam, Cuenca, Spain, and Valladolid Independencia

Global Education at A-B Tech: Current Activities

2018 Global Ed Activities

  • Faith Traditions: Gigi Derballa (Humanities Chair and Global Ed Committee member) coordinated this lecture which will be presented by Hal Littleton, Humanities Instructor on May 31 at 4 pm in the Ferguson Auditorium.  The lecture will focus on less familiar religions and a Q&A session with local faith leaders will follow.

  • Global Ed Dinner: Kelly hosted an Ethiopian dinner at the Addissae Ethiopian restaurant in Asheville on May 10th.  Those who attended were Sam Castelblanco, Psychology Instructor, Natasha Cramer, Career Counselor, Dr. Terry Brasier, VP of Student Services, and students from SGA and the Global Distinction Program: Jacqueline Reagan, Gennie Gonzalez, Natasha Meduri, Dani Vasquez, Iris Frost, and Denise Duncan.

Click on the following images that were taken at the dinner:

Dinner Image 1 Dinner Image 2 Dinner Image 3
  • Costa Rica: Marilee (Dental Instructor) and Tom Bush presented a lecture on April 24 on Costa Rica's culture and the skills of bird watching and the birds of Western Costa Rica. 

  • Osogbo Delegation: Kelly hosted a delegation from the Asheville's Sister City of Osogbo, Nigeria on April 23.  They toured Nursing, Culinary & Hospitality, and the Advanced Manufacturing Center, where lunch was provided.  Members of ELT joined the lunch with a final Q&A session.  Those present along with the delegation were Brian Willis, Shelley White, and Dirk Wilmoth.  The next steps will be to collaborate via Skype regarding course alignment and sharing common lectures in the classroom. 

Click on the following images from the delegation.

Osogbo Delegation visiting the Nursing Department Delegation Image 1 Delegation Image 2 Delegation Image 3
  • Worldview: Natasha Cramer (Career Counselor) attended Building Stronger Bridges: Cultural Respect and Equity in the Classroom at UNC-Chapel Hill on March 20-21. 


  • Global Ed Book Club: This year's book was "Make Your Home Among Strangers" by Jennine Capo Crucet.  The club began on Feb 23 and ended April 13.


  • Latinx: Sam Castelblanco (Psychology Instructor) presented a lecture on Latinx on January 29.  The lecture focused on helping faculty and staff better understand and support our Latinx students.