Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Andrew Marshall

Andrew Marshall, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Excellence Award 2013

Inspired by my mother's success, I chose Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (A-B Tech) because I needed an affordable way to find my path in life. Here, I met supportive, caring teachers who encouraged me to pursue psychology and creative writing, my two greatest passions.

William K. Riddle

William K. Riddle, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community Colleges, Excellence Award

Upon receiving my acceptance letter into the Radiography program at AshevilleBuncombe Technical Community College (A-B Tech) I instantly knew that my life, as well as the lives of my family, had positively been changed for the better. That letter was the ticket to a new start.

Jeremy Jackson

Jeremy Jackson, Asheville-Buncombe Community College, Excellence Award 2014

As a child in Texas, Jeremy Jackson was designated as a special needs student. He graduated high school and came to Asheville not knowing what his future held.

Ana Soto

Ana Soto, Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College, Excellence Award 2012

As a young adult fresh out of high school with the dwarfism condition known as spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita, I was uncertain of my future.

Paulette Gardner

Paulette Gardner, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, 2015 Academic Excellence Award Recipient

When I was expecting my second child, I looked at my life and wanted more for my children. I decided to go to A-B Tech. I knew the only way I would be able to give them the life they deserved was by going back to school.

Stella Galyean

Stella Galyean, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, 2015 Dr. Dallas Herring Achievement Award Recipient

Stella Galyean has been named the statewide winner of the Dallas Herring Achievement Award from the North Carolina Community College System for her accomplishments at A-B Tech Community College.

Michelle Irwin

AB Tech 2016 Academic Excellence Award recipient Michelle Irwin

As a single mother of three children, I always knew that my high school diploma was never going to be enough. High school was always a challenge for me, so the idea of college was daunting.

Melissa Wright

In 2010, I lost my partner after a four and a half year battle with breast cancer. A few years later, I decided to sell our company and begin the journey into a new career. This involved going back to college at the age of 40.