McDowell Technical Community College

McDowell Technical Community College

Ashlee Wood

McDowell Technical CC 2016 Academic Excellence Award recipient Ashlee Wood

I was a junior in high school when I enrolled at McDowell Tech in the fall of 2013 as a dual-credit student.  I had known for a long time that I wanted to become a teacher, because I wanted to impact the lives of children and give them a great foundation of learning at an early age.

Lena Effler

Lena Effler began her education journey at McDowell Technical Community College in 2011.  For her it has been a long road, but says that it was well worth it in the end.  Getting married after high school at eighteen, Effler decided to get a job and raise her son.  Everything in Effler's life see

Colby Smith

After several years of being away from the “school setting,” I decided to return to college and complete my degree. I owed it to myself and I was going to do the best job I possibly could.

Stacey Jones

Stacey Jones, McDowell Technical Community College, Excellence Award 2014

When I made the decision to return to school I was filled with excitement and trepidation.

Lisa Elliott Shelton

Lisa Elliott Shelton, McDowell Technical Community College, Excellence Award 2013

In 1980, while finishing a class in Early Childhood Development at McDowell High School, my heart’s desire and future goal was to somehow continue my education, and return the love and respect that had promoted the positive growth that I had experienced in my life.  Mt instructors offered motivat

Marc Cook

Marc Cook, McDowell Technical Community College, Excellence Award 2012

After two semesters at a four-year institution, Marc realized that the college he chose was not a good match for him and went home to work in the family business while attending community college with the intention of going back to a four-year school.

Dalton Brooks

Dalton Brooks, McDowell Technical Community College, 2015 Academic Excellence Award Recipient

Fearing I shall sound pretentious when others read this, I will begin by saying I am humbled with being selected out of so many, to receive this Award of Academic Excellence.