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Christian Donaldson, Associate in Science student at A-B Tech, has been selected as a semifinalist for The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation prestigious community college transfer scholarship.
President Emeritus Dennis King was named NC Community College President of the Year and received others honor before his retirement. King served A-B Tech for 28 years, including five years as president, two years as special assistant to the president and 20 years as vice president of student services.
Leaders of A-B Tech and Mars Hill University (MHU) signed memorandum of understanding between the two institutions of higher education that guarantees admission to Mars Hill for all A-B Tech graduates who satisfy specific requirements.
Philip Cooper, A-B Tech’s UpSkill WNC Coordinator and Career Navigator, received the Adult Service Award from the Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County.
A-B Tech has recently signed up to offer AMTEC (Advanced Manufacturing Technical Education Collaborative) credentials thanks to the efforts of Daniel Mancuso, Chair of Electrical, Electronics, & Computer Engineering Technologies. Currently, A-B Tech is the only college in North Carolina to offer the opportunity.
Deborah Wright has been named Vice President of Continuing Education and Economic & Workforce Development. She began her duties Jan. 2 after Dr. Shelley White left the position to be President at Haywood Community College.
Three dozen A-B Tech Basic Law Enforcement Training students completed their training and passed their state exams in December, with some of them continuing a family tradition in the profession.
Founded in 1959, A-B Tech began offering programs in the 1959-60 academic year from two offices in Asheville City Hall. Sixty years later, the College has expanded to five locations and 32 buildings in Buncombe and Madison counties.
A-B Tech’s Phlebotomy program has been ranked second in the nation for 2019 by Nursingprocess.org. The ranking was established after evaluating more than 363 phlebotomy schools across the country.
After months of training and literal blood, sweat, and tears, A-B Tech’s Student Culinary Team earned a silver rating August 8 at the World Center in Orlando at the American Culinary Federation’s National Conference. None of the six student teams were able to achieve a gold rating in the difficult competition.