McDowell Technical Community College has been ranked 14th best community college in the United States for 2022 by SmartAssetTM, an online financial technology company which describes itself as having “…the best personal finance advice on the web.” The ranking is based on SmartAsset’s annual study of 801 community colleges throughout the country, a study which looks closely at issues like performance, access and value, areas in which McDowell Tech administrators believe the college naturally excels.
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McDowell Technical Community College proudly announced the recipients of the college’s second annual Alumni Awards on Monday during a ceremony held in the Crane Resistoflex Auditorium on the college’s main campus. The winners represent a cross-section of alumni who attended McDowell Tech over a period of more than 35 years.
Graduates, industry partners and McDowell Technical Community College (MTCC) administrators and Board members met Monday morning in an informal meeting designed for members of the NC General Assembly to highlight the economic impact of MTCC and the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS). A wide range of issues important to regional and statewide workforce development were discussed, including the need for stronger investment in NCCCS to strengthen the quality and viability of programs and services at community colleges across the state. Like McDowell Tech, these 58 colleges serve a tremendous value to North Carolina families, students, employers and taxpayers.
Retired Colonel Alex “Alpo” Portelli will deliver McDowell Technical Community College’s annual commencement address to the Class of 2022 when the college convenes next month for its first full, in-person graduation exercises in three years. The ceremony will be held in the William H. Long Memorial Auditorium at Nebo Crossing on May 13 at 6 p.m.