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Ryan Garrison, Interim President; Don Ramsey, Robert Ayers, Judge Corey MacKinnon, Trustees; Gary Stroud, Trustee Board Chair; Judge Ellen Shelley

McDowell Tech Trustees Sworn in For New Terms

Judge Ellen Shelley of Marion, NC had the unusual privilege of swearing in one of her judicial colleagues, Judge Corey MacKinnon, as the newest member of the McDowell Technical Community College Board of Trustees prior to the beginning of the board’s September meeting.

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Dr. Edward S. Bernard with Eugene Edwards in front of McDowell Tech Ambulance

McDowell Tech Emergency Medical Science Program Nationally Accredited

Following a lengthy planning process, McDowell Technical Community College’s Emergency Medical Services Paramedic Program was recently accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Emergency Medical Science Professions (CoAEMSP), in conjunction with the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

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Crane Charitable Donates to MTCC Welding Program

The Crane Charitable Funds, through local partners at Crane ChemPharma Resistoflex in Marion, NC, recently presented the McDowell Technical Community College Foundation a check for $1,500.00 to support the MTCC Welding Program at McDowell Tech. The funds will be used to purchase equipment and supplies that will help welding students pursue and achieve their educational and career goals.

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Ryan Garrison

Garrison Named Interim President at McDowell Tech

The North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges, during its meeting on Friday morning, affirmed the decision of the McDowell Technical Community College Board of Trustees to name Mr. Ryan Garrison as Interim President of McDowell Tech effective September 1, 2023.

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Annie Duncan, Career Coach, assists a student with registration on a laptop computer .

2023-24 Year at MTCC Promises Success

If the upcoming fall semester at McDowell Technical Community College could be summed up in three words, those words would undoubtedly be, “Learn, Grow, Dream.” The college has new programs and opportunities for students looking to learn a new skill, get a promotion, and secure that dream job.

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MTCC President Named Senior Vice-President & Chief Academic Officer of NC Community College System

Dr. Brian S. Merritt, President at McDowell Technical Community College, has been named Senior Vice-President and Chief Academic Officer of Programs and Student Services for the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) following a vote of the State Board of Community Colleges last Friday and approval by the Executive Committee of the McDowell Technical Community College Board of Trustees Tuesday afternoon.

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Maggie Plass

MTCC Initiates Culinary Training via Foothills Food Hub Partnership

To meet local workforce development needs, McDowell Technical Community College announced this week the addition of new continuing education classes to begin later this month in the culinary and restaurant services field. Maggie Prass, who was hired earlier this year to teach part-time culinary classes, will also teach the newly scheduled classes.

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