Focused on Equity: State Library Grant Awarded to McDowell Tech

McDowell Technical Community College continues its efforts to find equitable solutions for its students and our community. The college has been awarded a grant from the State Library of North Carolina (SLNC) to increase digital literacy and equity for historically unserved and underserved populations in McDowell County and throughout the region.

Auburn Nanney a Cheerleader for Community College Education

Auburn Nanney in her office

Perspective is often a derivative of time and circumstance. When Auburn Nanney was in high school, there was a stigma about going to a community college. “People shied away from 2-year colleges,” she said. Now, less than a decade later, Nanney is a real cheerleader for community college education.

MTCC Campus Print Fundraiser to Support Student Scholarships

Framed Ariel View Sketch of McDowell Tech

A beautiful framed print taken from an original sketch of the McDowell Tech campus is inspiring considerable pride and nostalgia among faculty, staff, students and alumni who have seen it. Both framed and unframed prints are on sale now via the MTCC Foundation website at

Snyder Paper Corporation & Cross Partner to Support MTCC Students

Snyder Paper Corporation Classroom Dedication Ceremony

Chip Cross recently partnered with Snyder Paper Corporation to provide leadership training to Snyder’s management team. In return, Cross suggested that Snyder donate his payment to the McDowell Technical Community College (MTCC) Foundation, Inc.’s endowment to support needy and deserving students at McDowell Tech.

MTCC to Hold Business Apprenticeship Day on August 30

Apprenticeship programs can help employers develop a talent pipeline of highly-skilled workers that helps grow their business. Apprenticeships can also help productivity, improve profitability, and increase an employer’s bottom line. This is why McDowell Technical Community College is invested in partnering with employers to expand its work-based learning efforts.

MTCC Workforce Education Center Coming to Old Fort

Old Fort Workforce Center

McDowell Technical Community College (MTCC) has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA)

MTCC Honors List Recipients, Summer 2022

Honors List for 2022

Congratulations to the following students who made the Dean’s, President’s and Honors Lists at McDowell Technical Community College during the Summer Semester, 2022

McDowell Tech Welcomes Board Members and Officers for 2022

McDowell Technical Community College welcomed two new members and two returning members to the college’s board of trustees

MTCC Invests in Students — Fall 2022 Begins August 15

MTCC Nursing - blog image

On Friday, August 5, retired MTCC Dean of Arts & Sciences, Judy Melton, was honored with The Order of the Long Leaf Pine.

Melton Awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Judy Melton

On Friday, August 5, retired MTCC Dean of Arts & Sciences, Judy Melton, was honored with The Order of the Long Leaf Pine.