President's Newsletter

February 13

Military Badge

Real Value: MTC named a Best College for veterans by Military Times

Military Times has selected Midlands Technical College (MTC) as a Military Times Best College for 2018 “We celebrate our student veterans and are proud to be a Military Times Best College,” said MTC President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames. “At MTC, we...

February 13

Picture of Cyntia Seumo

Real Education: MTC education helps student land job before graduation

When Cyntia Seumo was awarded a scholarship from Midlands TechHire at Midlands Technical College (MTC), she says her life started clicking. Only 18 weeks after beginning her first class at MTC, Cyntia completed training in the Desktop and Server...

February 13

Picture of three students walking

Real Differences: MTC programs rank in the top 50 in the United States for student diversity

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education has ranked MTC in the top 100 colleges in the United States (#87) in terms of African-American students earning associate degrees. This is the sixth consecutive year MTC has been designated as a top 100 producer...

January 09

Midlands Technical College Recognizes Top Faculty for 2017

Midlands Technical College (MTC) announced its top faculty members for 2017, including the college’s top adjunct faculty from each program. An award in online teaching was also presented for the first time in college history. “Our dedicated and...

December 12

MTC Students

Real Generosity: MTC Students Give Back to Community During Holiday Season

MTC Early Childhood Development students deliver toys to Ronald McDonald House. “We try and make giving back a part of the student culture here at MTC,” said Midlands Technical College President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames. “I think what these students are...

December 12

Real Gratitude: Student’s Dream is Coming True Thanks to Gift from MTC Alum

When MTC alum Lasenta Lewis-Ellis established two scholarships for MTC students, she wanted to pay forward the gift of education that was given to her. She – being a scholarship recipient herself while at MTC – knew the difference the scholarships...

December 12

Real Impact: Local Companies Provide Gifts of Education

MTC students enjoyed breakfast, received a presentation about Flex’s global operation, and toured the 450,000 sq. ft. facility. Thanks to the generosity of local manufacturing companies, Midlands Technical College scholarship recipients are getting...

November 14

Real Career Change: MTC Program Offers Fresh Start

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-...

November 14

Real Commitment: MTC Looks to Strengthen Bond with Midlands K-12 Community

“Last year, about 17% of your graduates attended MTC right after graduation. I believe that number could be significantly higher, if not double.” That’s what Dr. Ronald L. Rhames, President of Midlands Technical College, told more than 50 leaders of...

November 14

Real Convenience: Students Rave about MTC’s New, Ultra-Modern, High-Tech Building

Midlands Technical College freshman Kristle Rogers started classes this fall at MTC’s Beltline Campus, expecting a fair amount of walking to attend classes and to find the different resources that would help her succeed. When she discovered the new...