President's Newsletter

June 11

Picture of Anthony Orosz

MTC Students have the Upper Hand

Army Veteran Anthony Orosz spent the last 29 years pursuing higher education, attending multiple colleges and even receiving a prior degree. But this May, for the first time, he walked across the stage at a graduation ceremony. “I’m excited. I have...

June 11


Adults Achieving Dreams

Serra Sizemore (center) with her family. Serra Sizemore had been a stay-at-home mother of five for years when she decided she wanted to go back to school. “When my youngest child entered kindergarten, I had a job as a server, but I wasn’t happy,”...

June 11

"MTC President with two BOOM program students"

Job Training that Booms

BOOM graduate Eric George, Dr. Rhames, and Tana Lee, Director of Technology and Career Education for Richland School District One, celebrate the graduation event. MTC continues defining new pathways for students to find employment while addressing...

April 09

Dr. Rhames presenting check to winner of MTC Showoff

Future Stars Shine Bright

The inaugural MTC Showoff showcased the next bright stars of the Midlands during the America’s Got Talent -style competition at Harbison Theatre. The captivating event featured a collection of performances from MTC students, faculty, staff, and...

April 09

Picture of Dory Hoffman

Instructor Advocates for Bullying Awareness by Engaging Students Through the Power of Filmmaking

Dory Hoffman, an adjunct instructor in MTC’s English Department, is finding success in her English 101 and 102 classes with a sought-after lesson plan that engages students through filmmaking, social media, and social justice advocacy. She wanted to...

April 09


MTC Partners with High Schools and Industry to Move Students Quickly into Manufacturing Careers

MTC President Ronald L. Rhames joined local high school students after a signing ceremony where they pledged to study Mechatronics at MTC through scholarships from Michelin. The job market for technically educated, well-trained employees is growing...

March 12


Real Sustainability: Investments are Critical to Student and Community Success

Almost 40 dental hygiene students and expanded duty dental assisting students volunteered their time to give children brighter, healthier smiles. Investments in Midlands Technical College (MTC) mean putting dollars to work for the students, the...

March 12

Picture of National Society of Leadership and Success students

The Real Formula for Student Success

Students are inducted into MTC's chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS). The NSLS is the nation's largest leadership honor society. Student success is a hallmark of Midlands Technical College and a large focus of MTC’s...

March 12

Picture of Ken Yamashiro

Real Business: MTC Student Launches Three Companies

Ken Yamashiro spent a semester studying aerospace engineering in Alabama before he had a realization that, instead, he wanted to learn how to connect with people. “I knew in the back of my head that I wanted to talk to people, make connections,...

February 12

Picture of TRiO students

Real Victory: MTC TRiO Students Overcome Barriers and Excel in Higher Education

TRiO programs at Midlands Technical College provide an assistance support system for disadvantaged students in an effort to overcome obstacles and achieve their dreams of college degrees. The goal of many of these programs is to ensure success for...