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Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast at A-B Tech Program Open House
June 13 from noon to 6:30 p.m.,1463 Sand Hill Road, Candler
This month, the RISE Spotlight salutes a group of people who helped with after-hours emergency at A-B Tech Enka, who were able to prevent classroom closures with their actions.
Students from Spa Therapies and Operations had a competition in the Spring semester to showcase their cosmetology skills. Categories included Avant Garde, which consisted of Hair, Nails and Makeup Team Competition on a live model and Makeup and Nail competition on mannequins.
On May 14, hospitality instructor Walter Rapetski attended the National Tourism Week Summit at the downtown Renaissance hotel. This was an opportunity to meet with local industry leaders, many who already support our program, to discuss the importance of tourism in our community.
A-B Tech’s High School Equivalency and Project SEARCH Recognition Ceremony will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6 at the Mission Health/A-B Tech Conference Center. This brief event ranks as one of the most uplifting of the year as several of our graduates share personal stories about the way A-B Tech has changed their lives.
A-B Tech’s Small Business Center and the Carolina Small Business Development Fund are partnering to present the 5th annual Western Women's Business Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the A-B Tech Conference Center on the Asheville campus.
April Birchfield, Department Chair of Social Sciences, was honored as the UNC Asheville History Department Alum of the Year. April graduated from UNC Asheville with a double major in History and Political Science in 1998 and went on to obtain her Master of Arts in History from Wake Forest University in 2001.
The Dental Hygiene students had a 100 percent pass rate on their written National Boards and their clinical boards. One of the online national board exams is about 500 questions covering all topics in dental hygiene, including micro biology.
The Above and Beyond Award was given to the A-B Tech Police Department from the State Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Police Lieutenant Joshua Edwards attended the ceremony and gave a brief presentation on March 23 in Greensboro.
Celebration was in the air on Thursday, May 16 at the DoubleTree by Hilton during a program for the first seven graduates of A-B Tech’s Hospitality Pipeline program.