News & Media

Joanna Best and Cary Fridley
December 10, 2019

The Fine and Performing Arts Department would like to invite you to the A-B Tech Winter Chorus Concert at 1 p.m. Friday, December 13 in Ferguson Auditorium.  The chorus is under the direction of Joanna Best and Cary Fridley (pictured). Admission is free and the first 20 people at the 1 p.m.



Basketball players and cheerleaders on scaffolding
December 3, 2019

One of the most surprising facts to our campus community is A-B Tech had a basketball team. We were the Atomics and we had one most excellent season.



December 3, 2019

Jay and Lucretia Pintacuda wrote a letter to President Dennis King to acknowledge the leadership and outstanding act of kindness by Angela Goodwin, Radiography Chair.



Five people with a giant check
December 3, 2019

Spherion Staffing & Recruiting of Asheville presented its Community Give Back Donation to A-B Tech's RAMP Scholarship for the second year. The scholarship supports students enrolled in the Engineering and Applied Technology programs.



Group of students with axes
December 3, 2019

This past month the hospitality management club was very busy, going to a new local business, Axeville. Students had a wonderful time throwing axes for fun and competition. It was truly a great experience and the students would like to see this become a team exercise for the entire culinary arts and hospitality department.  



Jay Kauffman by barber pole
December 3, 2019

A-B Tech Community College has announced a new Barber Academy that will begin in January 2020. The continuing education workforce training program will prepare students to apply for and pass the licensing examination offered by the North Carolina State Board of Barber Examiners (NCBBE).



Terry Schmidt playing football
December 3, 2019

Dr. Terry Schmidt joined A-B Tech’s faculty to teach part-time in the dental clinic after retiring from a few careers. His most recent position was working as the Chief of Dental Services at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Johnson City. Prior to that he served in Asheville, Tampa, and Chicago VA Medical Centers.



Beech Tree
December 3, 2019

The Sustainability Committee has been working with the Biology Department and Treasured Trees to establish tree awards on campus. The Magnolia in front of Fernihurst has already been designated as a Treasured Tree and the next award will be given to the Beech Tree.



BLET unshaved students
December 3, 2019

Basic Law Enforcement Training students in the day program raised $300 to be donated to LoveLights to assist Cancer Care of WNC in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October and Male Cancer Awareness in November.



Yellow Lab
December 3, 2019

The Volunteer Program at A-B Tech is happy to introduce the newest edition to the A-B Tech Therapy Dog team. Terri and her dog Zoey started making rounds on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 2:30 p.m. in the Elm lobby, RESET room, Vet’s Café, and Locke Library.