Special Events

Autumn in Asheville

"Autumn in Asheville" was held on October 1, 2015 at the Brumit Center for Culinary Arts & Hospitality.   The event highlighted the amazing skills of our award-winning A-B Tech Culinary Arts and Hospitality students and faculty through a variety of interactive food stations located throughout the Culinary Arts and Hospitality’s facility.

Proceeds support the success of the College’s students through the work of the Foundation and the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Department.  For more information on how to be involved in the upcoming 2016 gala, contact Susan Haldane, Special Events Coordinator, at 828-398-7567 or susanehaldane@abtech.edu.



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Golf Tournament

The 12th annual K. Ray Bailey / A-B Tech Foundation Invitational Golf Classic held on Friday June 5, 2015, found great weather and was a wonderful day of golf.  The proceeds from this annual tournament go directly to the K. Ray Bailey/A-B Tech Foundation Golf Classic Scholarship program, administered by the A-B Tech Foundation.  Through this fund, we are able to distribute over 30 scholarships annually, providing vital educational and professional opportunities that may have otherwise been out of reach for our students.


We greatly appreciate the work of our Golf Planning Committee:  Mr. Mike Ray, Chair; Mr. K. Ray Bailey; Mr. Lou Bissette; Mr. John Ellis; Mr. Charles Frederick; Lynne Gabai; Ms. Susan Haldane; Mr. Steve Jones; Mr. Chris McGuire; Ms. Anita Metcalf; Mr. Michael Meguair; Mr. Ken O’Connor; Sue Olesiuk; Dr. Lary Schulhof; Ms. Carol Stanford; Mr. John Winkenwerder; Mr. Chris Young


An enormous debt is also owed to the 25+ A-B Tech staff and local volunteers who helped during the event, as well as to A-B Tech student and Golf Scholarship recipient Penny Meisenzahl who gave a wonderful talk on the impact of this scholarship in her life.


Congratulations to the 2015 winners:

First Place Net – Novus, Bowers, Ellis & Watson

First Place Gross – Hart Funeral Services


A huge "Thank You" to our 2015 Teams and sponsors:

Gold Sponsor - Novus, Bowers, Ellis & Watson; Mission Health

Putting Contest Sponsor - Publix Super Market Charities

Golf Cart Sponsors - Mechanical Systems & Services

Hat Sponsor – M.B. Haynes Corporation

Platinum Sponsors - Young Office

Bronze Sponsors - Aloft Asheville Downtown; Arby's; BB&T Wealth; Campbell Shatley PLLC; Canteen Vending; CarePartners Health Services; GE Aviation; Goforth Builders; Golden Ray Foods; Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites; Holston Gases; Ingles; Kearfott; Learning Environments; Linamar; Mail Management; Mills Manufacturing; Padgett & Freeman; PSNC Energy; US Tool Group; Wells Fargo; Williams Family Dentistry; WRESA

Team and Hole Sponsors – Fairway Divas; First Citizens Bank; Hart Funeral Services, Inc.; McGuire, Wood & Bissette/WCI; Pepsi Cola Bottling of Hickory NC; Pentair; Silverline Plastics; TD Bank; Title Company of NC;

Team Sponsors - GMIA/A-B Tech; Pentair

Hole Sponsors - A. American Electric; Appalachian Tools; Apple Tree Honda; Asheville Savings Bank; Biltmore Oil; BL Harbert International; Blue Ridge Orthodontics; Camille’s Café; Carolina Alliance Bank; Carolina Mountain Sales; Carpet One Floor & Home; Chick-Fil-A; Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering; Duke Energy; Eaton Electrical; Emory Electric; FastSigns; Friday Services, Inc.; Harry’s Buick GMC Cadillac; Alice and Bill Hart; HomeTrust Bank; Hunter Auto; Inform Systems Data Documents; Jacob Holm; Kitty and Rich Mellone; Merrill Lynch; Moss Signs; Nevada Bob's; Paramount Automotive; Patterson Dental; Roberts & Stevens; Smokey Mountain Heating & Air; Southeastern Container

In-Kind Sponsors

A-B Tech; Arby’s; Black Mountain Golf Club; Bright’s Creek; Canteen Vending; Champion’s Golf Learning Center; Chick-fil-A; Country Club of Asheville; John Ellis; Etowah Valley Golf Club & Lodge; FastSigns; Fresh Market; Golden Ray Food Services; High Vista Country Club; Jason’s Deli; Kenmure Golf Club; Laurel Ridge; Maggie Valley Country Club; McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A.; Anita & Roger Metcalf; Mimosa Hills Golf Course; Mount Mitchell Golf Club; Mountain Valley Water; Musgrove Mill Golf Club; Omni Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa; Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company; Rumbling Bald Resort; Rental Uniform Service; Lary Schulhof; Sam’s Club; Target; TD Bank; The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa; Walgreens; Walnut Cove Golf Club

Next year’s tournament is set for Friday, June 3, 2016.  For more information on how to be a part of this fun, and important, day on the golf course, contact Susan Haldane, Special Events Coordinator, at 828-398-7567 or susanehaldane@abtech.edu.

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