According to his students, when Eugene “Chip” Cross steps into the classroom at McDowell Tech, he brings his “A” game and then some. Chip’s “A” game is decidedly more than book knowledge, decidedly more than mechanical recitation of facts, statistics and business acumen. Among other things, they say that Chip brings real-world business experience, honed in local industries, passion for teaching and commitment to innovative and unique classroom learning experiences. His tableside chats with successful entrepreneurs and business professionals has been a signature experience for students in almost all of his classes.
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Congratulations to the following students who made the Dean’s, President’s and Honors Lists at McDowell Technical Community College during the 2021-2022 Academic Year (Fall and Spring Semesters): (Click Headline for list!)
When Linda Roth Hamrick found herself at the end of her rope, fighting seemingly insurmountable challenges that kept her from living her best life, that kept her from achieving her dreams, she did the only thing she knew to do—she followed in her mother’s footsteps and enrolled in classes at McDowell Technical Community College. That act of courage became the catalyst that changed her life and led her and her two young children out of poverty, just as it has done for thousands of others since McDowell Tech was founded nearly 55 years ago.
McDowell Technical Community College announced new administrative appointments today that became effective on June 1, 2022 as part of a strategic realignment to place greater emphasis on promoting workforce development, which is central to the college’s mission, values and goals and its vision to “Learn and Grow.” Two of those appointments were promotions of long-time college employees, while the other resulted in a new administrator who is a native of McDowell County.