News & Media

Six people at a ribbon cutting on a porch
April 24, 2019

The newly restored historic Sunnicrest building was dedicated in a ceremony April 22. The exterior restoration was competed recently using funds from the Connect NC Bond Referendum approved in 2016. The restoration was conducted by architect David E. Gall and Danforth Construction.



April 24, 2019

Erica Witsell, ELA Instructor, has written her debut novel, “Give,” which will be published June 1. Witsell has a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and a master’s from UC Berkeley. The novel has already garnered praise from local, bestselling author Ron Rash.



April 19, 2019

The Small Business Center at A-B Tech has partnered with the Brian Hamilton Foundation to offer a four-week Inmates to Entrepreneurs Program. The program provides resources and mentorship to help people with a criminal background start, grow, and run low-capital service businesses.



Dr. King with SGA Officers
April 9, 2019

A-B Tech Community College honored outstanding students during its Academic Awards Ceremony April 9 in Ferguson Auditorium. 



April 3, 2019

A-B Tech employees volunteered to help score students’ essays March 21 and 22 for the “Do the Write Thing” project, a collaboration between Asheville and Buncombe County Schools, and the Buncombe County Sheriff Office and Asheville Police Department.



Bronwen McCormick, Sheila Tillman, Jeff "Puff" Irvin
March 29, 2019

A-B Tech dedicated the main dining room in the Magnolia Building of its Brumit Center for Hospitality to long-time Associate Dean Chef Sheila Tillman on March 27 during a reception with the American Culinary Federation (ACF). The dining room will now be known as the Chef Sheila A. Tillman Dining Room.



10 men and women standing in front of an A-B Tech ambulance
March 29, 2019

Seven active duty Navy Corpsmen from Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, finished an EMT class after 26 straight days of training. EMS ConEd Instructor Bryan Brzycki along with a cadre of adjunct instructors developed the class in only a couple of weeks.



Six people at a table
March 29, 2019

In addition to continue highlighting Locke Library, the spring Trailblazer RISE award semifinalists have been named. The winner will be announced at the Employee Spring Picnic on May 8.

Here are some fun facts about Locke Library from the past year. As you can see, it is a huge resource available for no charge.



Old radios
March 29, 2019

The Asheville Radio Museum located in Elm 315 will now be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. Instructors are welcome to bring their classes for a tour. The museum is free and open to the public.



Four women sitting at a table
March 29, 2019

As part of Women’s history month local author Jennie Liu read from her novel, “Girls on the Line” March 13. The daughter of Chinese immigrants, Liu has been fascinated by the attitudes, social policies, and changes in China each time she visits.