News & Media

People at plant sale
May 1, 2019

The annual Biology Department plant sale raised more than $6,000 and about 2,000 plants were sold from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  on April 26.  The sale provides scholarships to help students so that they can focus more of academic success and less on financial burden.

Scott Hensley standing next to the fire department sign
April 30, 2019

Deep in Madison County, just brushing the Tennessee state line is the Laurel Community. To get there, you have to drive a road that follows the river, full of twists and turns, but the vista makes one realize why Madison County is called the Jewel of the Blue Ridge.

Pat Downey
April 30, 2019

Pat Downey, the Writing Center’s part-time limited administrative assistant, was recently diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. Pat will begin undergoing chemotherapy shortly after the conclusion of the spring semester. However, even with treatment, her illness is likely to be terminal.

Rocks with positive messages
April 30, 2019

Queer the Way, a student organization at A-B Tech serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Asexual students and their allies, has teamed up with students in Samantha Castelblanco’s Psychology courses to bring the Kindness Rocks Project to campus. 

Booths at the college fair
April 30, 2019

The annual A-B Tech Find Your Future College and Career Fair held April 4 in the Mission Health/A-B Tech Conference Center drew a large crowd to campus. The event was followed by High School Visitation on the next day.

Smith McDowell House
April 26, 2019

Until September 28, come to the Smith-McDowell House and add tea to your tour. Each of the exhibit rooms will feature tea-related items and educational panels about the history, use and practice of taking tea. They have searched their collection and will have some ‘new’ treasures to display as well as some ‘on loan’ items of interest.

April 26, 2019

As part of a request to the Staff Association, the Employee Directory on the Portal has enhanced features for searching for staff and faculty.

Find the new directory here:

Earth Day celebrants
April 26, 2019

The Annual Earth Day Celebration was April 24 around the Beech Tree Deck and in the Coman Student Center. The event featured:

April 25, 2019

FRONT of Poster for Facebook.jpgThe 2019 Student Art Exhibition will open with a reception May 3 at 5 p.m. in the Mission Health/A-B Tech Conference Center Gallery.

Headshot of Tim Lampkin
April 24, 2019

Tim Lampkin has been selected as a consultant to coordinate a regional apprenticeship program involving A-B Tech, Blue Ridge, Haywood, Isothermal and Southwestern community colleges.