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Phyllis and Ray McKesson, and Larry and Gloria Boyce

MTCC Training Room Dedicated to NAACP McDowell County

The Board of Trustees of McDowell Technical Community College, on recommendation from The MTCC Foundation’s Board of Directors, have named the main training room in the college’s Smith Building in honor of the NAACP McDowell County Chapter. At a recent installation ceremony, Ray McKesson, Chapter President, and members of the chapter’s executive board unveiled a wall plaque dedicating the large conference room in the chapter’s honor.

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ATD photo l to r front Aprille Bailey, Dr Bo Bennett, Valerie Dobson, back Ladelle Harmon, Chuck Bowling, Dr Brian S. Merritt, Dr. Jonathon Howell, Stacy Buff

McDowell Tech Joins Achieving the Dream Network

McDowell Technical Community College in Marion, North Carolina is pleased to announce that it is joining a group of more than 300 community colleges that compose the network of Achieving the Dream (ATD), the most comprehensive non-governmental reform movement for college student success in the nation.

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Former student DJ Vess sitting on a chair on his porch in the sunshine

MTCC in the Business of Changing Lives: A Story of Redemption

– If you know someone in desperate need of life-changing advice, Donald Justin Vess—D.J. to his friends and co-workers—is your go-to person. He’s become something of an expert on the subject. He’s been there, done that and has the scars to prove it. He’s living proof that no matter where you find yourself in life, with the right help and the right support, you can recover against seemingly insurmountable odds.

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Ann Garner showing off her Outstanding Artistry in Cosmetology Award

2023 MTCC Honor Society Members and Departmental Standouts

McDowell Technical Community College announced today new inductees to the college’s Phi Theta Kappa and National Technical Honor Societies, as well as a select group of individuals who received a variety of departmental awards for the 2022-2023 academic year. Students were honored and received certificates in a ceremony Monday afternoon. A reception followed the ceremony.

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Dr Merritt proudly dedicating the Azalea Building Classroom 9 in the name of Sandra Ayers

The Place God Meant Her to Be

When Sandra Ayers opened her biggest Christmas present last December, she cried. Her surprise and delight were completely understandable.

After a lifetime dedicated to teaching mathematics to thousands of college students, young and old, who came to McDowell Technical Community College in search of a better future for themselves and their families, Sandra’s husband, Robert, and her children, Andy, Jeff, Woody and LeeMarie, had pooled their money to leave a lasting legacy in her honor at McDowell Tech.

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group shot of the 2023 EMT/Paramewdic Graduates

MTCC Announces New Group of EMT/Paramedic Graduates

Another group of heroes-in-training completed McDowell Technical Community College’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program last Friday evening. During the group’s graduation ceremony, instructor and keynote speaker William Kehler announced that 100% of this group of students passed state competency exams at their respective levels.

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2023 Alumni Award recipients

MTCC Announces 2023 Alumni Award Recipients

McDowell Technical Community College proudly announced the recipients of the college’s third annual Alumni Awards on Monday during a ceremony held in the Crane Resistoflex Auditorium on the college’s main campus. The winners represent a cross-section of alumni who attended McDowell Tech over a period of more than 35 years.

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