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MTCC Board Honors 2023-2024 SGA Leaders

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. Board chair Gary Stroud and other trustee members expressed gratitude and appreciation for each individual’s commitment and work ethic on behalf of the student body, and particularly, for their participation in the presidential search process..

2024 SGA honored by the Board of Trustees

SGA Advisor Myra Morgan recognized each student with a small gift and stipend from the college, as well as an individualized ‘Award for Excellence.’ She also highlighted each student’s strengths and contributions to the leadership team throughout the year. All five students graduated from McDowell Tech on May 10th, she said, and collectively they have received over $65,000 in grants and scholarships to pursue their bachelor’s degree beginning this fall.

The students and the college they will be attending are:

Emily Alfaro – Award for Excellence in Innovative Leadership, UNC-Pembroke

Isabella Hyatt – Award for Excellence in Core Values Leadership, NC State University  

Genesis Santana – Award for Excellence in Ingenuity Leadership, Western Carolina University

Jasmine Vue – Award for Excellence in Integrity Leadership, UNC-Asheville

Freddy Rodriguez-Ramirez – Award for Excellence in Professional Leadership, NC State University

“We appreciate the contributions each of these students have made to McDowell Tech and the collegiate experience for their fellow classmates,” said Ryan Garrison, Interim President at McDowell Tech. “We wish each of them well as they pursue their four-year degrees and build on the leadership skills they started here. We look forward to seeing great things from each of them in the future.”

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