MTCC Honors List Recipients, Spring 2024

McDowell Tech, Learning for Life

Congratulations to the following students who made the Dean’s, President’s and Honors Lists at McDowell Technical Community College during the Spring Semester, 2024:

Celebrating a Life Well-Lived

In his 83 years of life, Dr. Robert M. Boggs took on several unique roles—public school superintendent, community college president, horseman, teacher, civic leader and actor, among others—but none were more cherished to him than husband, father, coach, mentor and friend. To many, he was nothing short of a legend, and most would say that it was a role that fit him to a tee.

MTCC Board Honors 2023-2024 SGA Leaders

2024 SGA honored by the Board of Trustees

The McDowell Technical Community College Board of Trustees honored the entire MTCC Student Government Association (SGA) leadership team on Thursday evening for their exemplary leadership during the 2023-2024 academic year.

MTCC’s Stacy Buff Joins National Workforce Board

Stacy Buff

Stacy Buff, Vice President of Workforce Development at McDowell Technical Community College, has been elected as the North Carolina representative on the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP). The NAWDP is the largest workforce development association in the United States.

Instructor, Students Receive Honors at McDowell Tech

Chris Saxton, 2024 Excellence in Teaching Award winner

Selection for the 2024 Excellence in Teaching, Teacher of the Year Award at McDowell Technical Community College was a particularly competitive process this year, with 11 instructors nominated for the prestigious honor. At graduation exercises last Friday, Richard Christopher (“Chris”) Saxton was announced as the winner after a series of interviews around the topic of teaching and learning by a peer selection committee during the weeks leading up to graduation.

McKesson and Ramsey Honored with Distinguished Alumni Awards

Ray McKesson receives his Distinguished Alumni Award

Two special McDowell Technical Community College graduates were honored with Distinguished Alumni Awards during the college’s commencement exercises on Friday night at Nebo Crossing Church in Marion. Both men are also former staff members and current members of the MTCC Board of Trustees and have served the college and community in countless ways over the last couple of decades.

McDowell Tech Holds Signing Event for McDowell High Students

Jacob Waters

McDowell Technical Community College held its first-ever college signing event at McDowell High School (MHS) on Wednesday, May 8th for high school students who have declared their intent to attend McDowell Tech this fall.

New State Funding To Increase Vocational Services to McDowell Tech’s IDD Population

New State Funding To Increase Vocational Services to McDowell Tech’s IDD Population

Due to having the largest graduating class in the college’s history, McDowell Technical Community College will hold two graduation ceremonies this year, with students divided between the ceremonies by program area. The keynote speaker and musicians will be the same for both ceremonies. Combined, approximately 430 graduates will receive degrees, diplomas or certificates during the day. Almost 325 of those students will receive curriculum degrees, with another 54 receiving continuing education certificates and 53 receiving an adult high school or high school equivalency credential.

MTCC’s 2024 Graduation To Be Largest Ever

Graduation to be the largest ever!

Due to having the largest graduating class in the college’s history, McDowell Technical Community College will hold two graduation ceremonies this year, with students divided between the ceremonies by program area. The keynote speaker and musicians will be the same for both ceremonies. Combined, approximately 430 graduates will receive degrees, diplomas or certificates during the day. Almost 325 of those students will receive curriculum degrees, with another 54 receiving continuing education certificates and 53 receiving an adult high school or high school equivalency credential.

Finding Solace And Inspiration Through Photography

Falon Renee Photography

Among the many reasons students have for choosing a college major, few are as personal and intimate as Falon Renee Cornett’s.