President's Newsletter

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August 13

Image of MTC Showoff finalist with Dr. Ronald L. Rhames and Kristin Cobb

Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College is More Than Just a Theatre

Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College ( HT@MTC ) is known for presenting incredible, intimate touring shows throughout the year. It also is a world-class venue for the community with a vibrant rental program. Through strong partnerships...

July 09

Maria Cora at Graduation

MTC Graduate Finds Her Passion

For Maria Cora, a recent MTC Associate in Arts graduate, going to college was never on her radar. After high school, she got a job as a waitress and didn’t see the need to pursue a degree. “I didn’t want to go to college,” she said. “My mom was like...

July 09


Turning Big Ideas into the American Dream

Career Specialist Sandra Smith Cassell celebrates the completion of her entrepreneurial training with Tom Ledbetter. Being a successful business owner has been the “American Dream” for many individuals, but Tom Ledbetter, MTC’s Associate Vice...

July 09


Tuition-Free MTC Education for 2019 Fairfield Graduates

Pictured left to right: MTC President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames, Fairfield County School District Board Chairman William Frick, and Fairfield County Council Chairman Cornelius Robinson. For the first time in history, the 2019 high school graduating class...

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

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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...