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Building Construction Technology Professor Honored at State Level

Feb 05, 2024

The South Carolina Association of Technical College Commissioners (SCATCC) has recognized a Midlands Technical College (MTC) professor at their annual Commissioners’ Academy. 

Robbie Sharpe, MTC Building Construction Technology Professor and Program Director, was awarded the 2023 SCATCC Faculty Award. The SCATCC Faculty Award is presented to celebrate outstanding faculty members as the cornerstones of teaching and learning at technical and community colleges.   

The following is an excerpt from Sharpe’s nomination: 

“In a short time frame, Professor Sharpe transformed MTC’s Building Construction Technology program. He worked to improve student learning outcomes, better align curriculum with real-world construction practices, and greatly increase fiscal sustainability, all while substantially growing enrollment in his program."

“Under his direction, MTC became the first college in South Carolina to incorporate a full-house build into the two-year college curriculum. And due in large part to his efforts, a MTC student team led by Professor Sharpe became both state and national champions in a major construction competition; this was the first time a South Carolina technical college won a national title in the building trades.”

At the Commissioners’ Academy, these awards were also presented:

  • Commissioner Award: Anita Zucker, Trident Technical College

  • Equity Award: Tri-County Technical College

  • CEO Award: Dr. Forest E. Mahan, President, Aiken Technical College

  • Professional Board Staff Award: Sally Cooke, Piedmont Technical College.

The South Carolina Association of Technical College Commissioners works to ensure that every South Carolinian has an equal opportunity to be successful by working to educate, train and advocate for all 16 South Carolina Technical Colleges. For more information, go to scatcc.org