MTCC EMT/Paramedic Program Training The Best Samaritans

When Marvin Hancock rose to speak to the latest group of Emergency Medical Services graduates at McDowell Technical Community College, he began by telling the graduates and their family and friends that he wanted to share with them the first known written account of an emergency medical worker—“At least as far as I’m aware,” he said.

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Watts and Cross Awarded Order of the Longleaf Pine

Faculty and staff at McDowell Technical Community College put a gigantic bow on the fall semester Thursday by celebrating with two of their retiring colleagues who were awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by NC Governor Roy Cooper. The award is North Carolina’s highest civilian honor, reserved “…for persons who have made significant contributions to the state and their communities through their exemplary service and exceptional accomplishments.” Individuals receiving the award become North Carolina “Ambassadors” and members of “The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Society.”

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MTCC and Food Hub Cooking Up Farm-to-Table Program and More

MTCC and Food Hub Cooking Up Farm-to-Table Program and More

It won’t be long before the aroma of fresh herbs, local produce and pasture-raised meats are boiling out of the kitchen at Foothills Food Hub in Marion. Through a new partnership with McDowell Technical Community College, the Food Hub is cooking up a series of culinary classes in partnership with the college that are anticipated to begin during the Spring 2023 semester.

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Santa Claus is Coming to MTCC!

Santa Flying In For MTCC Tree Lighting This Thursday

– Imagine the surprise on Dr. Brian S. Merritt’s face recently when he answered the phone in his office and a voice came on the line saying, “Please hold for Santa Claus.” Merritt wears a lot of hats as President of McDowell Technical Community College and gets an odd assortment of calls from time-to-time, but this one stood out. The caller id said, “Santa’s Workshop, North Pole.”

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Inaugural MTCC Scholarship Luncheon Honors Modern-Day “Giants”

The inaugural MTCC Foundation Scholarship Luncheon held recently at McDowell Technical Community College was organized to recognize the modern-day “giants” who are making it possible for generations of students to attend MTCC and achieve their career goals and dreams. These “giants” are the generous donors who have contributed to MTCC named and endowed scholarship funds, who have sacrificed both time and money to help students in need.

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Kimberly Hensley

Tragedy and Triumph: MTCC Student Models Thankfulness and Gratitude

When MTCC Student Kimberly Hensley stood before a group of scholarship donors recently at McDowell Technical Community College, she gave thanks for what their gifts have meant for her ability to attend college and pursue her career goals and dreams, despite a spate of heartbreaking and tragic events in her life over the last several years.

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