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Joe and Shanita D’Angelo

Joe graduated from MTC in December of 2004 with an Associate in Science. Then, he went on to receive his Bachelor of Science from the University of South Carolina (USC), and two Master of Science degrees – one from USC and the other from John Hopkins University.

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Joseph Shenkar

Joseph "Hilik" Shenkar, Midlands Technical College’s 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, received his Associate in Arts degree from Midlands Technical College in 2005 before going on to become Assistant Solicitor and Special Assistant United States Attorney. He said MTC provided...

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Commission Chair Robby Wilkins

MTC Commission Chair Robby Wilkins has announced a pledged gift of more than $100,000 in support of the college. The gift is a combined donation by the Wilkins family that is reflective of the family’s admiration and respect of the work MTC does for the students and community it serves.

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Commissioner Emeritus Pete Sercer

The Midlands Technical College Commission officially named Dr. Pete Sercer as Commissioner Emeritus upon his retirement from the MTC Board of Trustees. With 27 years of service, Dr. Sercer was the longest-serving commissioner in the college’s history.

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Dr. Cliff Marsh

Dr. Cliff Marsh entered MTC as a first-generation college student, graduated with an Associate in Arts, and went on to receive his bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees. He credits MTC for providing the foundation for his success.

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George Powers

George P. (Garry) Powers has begun his two-year term as Chair of the Midlands Technical College (MTC) Commission. He has been a member of the Commission since 2009, bringing a depth of knowledge in the economic development arena.

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Jayda Manning

After two years at Dreher High School, Jayda Manning needed some flexibility in her schedule and transferred to the Richland One Middle College, located on the Midlands Technical College Beltline Campus. Two years later at age 17, she is the youngest person ever to receive an associate degree from...

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Joe Johnson

Joe went to MTC earn his GED and ended up taking full advantage of the offerings at MTC and staying for two years. After he left MTC, Joe went on to the University of South Carolina and did really well. He felt prepared, got good grades and was able to get a computer programming job right out of...

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Kadejah Pickering

Kadejah Pickering was a retail assistant manager for more than 15 years when she sustained a major injury and was no longer able to continue in that line of work. Suddenly, she was faced with the need to make a career change. “It forced me to re-evaluate everything in my life, one of the most...

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Sara Oswald

Midlands Technical College (MTC) alumna Sara Oswald is achieving a dream that she never even foresaw being a possibility. As a student at Midlands Technical College, Oswald transferred her entire Associate in Arts degree to Harvard, and was the first student in MTC history to do so.

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