News & Media

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April 1, 2020

The Small Business Center at A-B Tech in conjunction with the N.C. Small Business Center is offering multiple free webinars to help businesses navigate issues related to the coronavirus. Pre-registration is required at

Anthony Green fitting masks
March 25, 2020

As A-B Tech strives to focus on the “community” aspect of its mission during the coronavirus pandemic, members of the college’s Emergency Services division are helping to protect area first responders from exposure by donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other supplies, providing certified face mask fittings, and creating critical tr

March 25, 2020

Charlie Wallin has been selected as the recipient of the Carol Jones Memorial Faculty Scholarship from the North Carolina Computer Instruction Association (NCCIA).  In addition, three A-B Tech students were honored with scholarships.

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March 19, 2020

Dr. John D. Gossett Selected by Board of Trustees

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (A-B Tech) announced today that John D. Gossett, Ed.D., has been named the college’s seventh president. Gossett currently serves as president of McDowell Technical Community College in Marion.

March 18, 2020

The A-B Tech Small Business Center is facilitating a free webinar titled, Preparing Your Business for the Threat of the Coronavirus, from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 25.

Philip Cooper and Michelle Hurst
March 18, 2020

The Appalachian Regional Commission today announced approval of a grant in the amount of $149,596 to the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (A-B Tech) for the UpSkill 2.0 Reentry, Recovery, Work program.

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March 13, 2020

After a snow delay, A-B Tech was able to host the one-day inaugural conference “Unplug to Recharge: Cultivating Mindfulness in NC Community Colleges,” which was aimed to bring student-serving faculty and staff together to share ways colleges can provide access to mindfulness practices within institutions and build authentic supportive communitie

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March 13, 2020

All programs in the Spa Therapies and Operations department, chaired by Tambra Luppino, had a 100 percent pass rate for first-time test takers for 2019.This accomplishment has been met by Cosmetology, Cosmetology Instructor, Esthetics Technology and Manicuring/Nail Technology. 

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March 10, 2020

A-B Tech’s Addiction, Recovery, and Coping (ARC) 2020 event will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, in the Mission Health/A-B Tech Event Center.

Taylor Troutman, Cody Brown, Callie Strickland, and Michaela Stanton
March 10, 2020

Hospitality Management students in Walter Rapetski’s front office operations class went on a tour of the Asheville AC Hotel, one of more than 70 properties owned by John McKibbon. The class was treated to a presentation by four alumni of the Hospitality Management program who are each in management at the hotel.