Camp HERO at A-B Tech gives youth an inside look at emergency responders

For a week in July at A-B Technical Community College, 13 youths investigated crime scenes, examined blood spatters, navigated their way through a smoke-filled apartment and practiced life-saving skills during the College’s Camp HERO (How Emergency Responders Operate). The camp, for ages 11 to 15, gave students an introduction into the lives and operations of firefighters, law enforcement officers and paramedics.

A-B Tech’s culinary program shines again

A-B Tech’s culinary chops have never been in doubt, and the school has, once again, won high honors in a national-level cooking contest.

Danny Schwalje, left, a member of the student team from A-B Tech, tries to beat the clock in the 2011 American Culinary Federation National Student Team Championship in Dallas, July 25.
—photos courtesy of the American Culinary Federation

A-B Tech resigns to take college president’­s job in Houston

Dr. Betty Young, inaugurated as the fourth president of A-B Tech in May 2008, officially left the college March 6 to become president of Coleman College in Houston, Texas. Her departure ended a short tenure marked by upheaval. A-B Tech’s trustees announced that they had accepted Young’s official resignation during a special meeting on campus […]

A-B Tech president to resign, cites campus discontent

Dr. Betty Young announced Dec. 23 that she will resign as president of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Hired in 2007, Young was inaugurated in May 2008. Her resignation followed a six-and-a-half-hour closed-door meeting with the college’s board of trustees the day before, which came on the heels of another closed-door session last month. Personnel issues […]