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Two Exceptional Midlands Technical College Leaders Honored

Feb 17, 2023

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

Gary Powers, SCATCC Commissioner Leadership Award

Honors an individual who has made significant contributions to promote the technical or community college concept.

Michael Zanfardino, SCATCC Professional Board Staff

Presented to a board staff member in recognition of exemplary service to a board.

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. Nominations become available each year January 1st and close March 1, annually. For more information, go to

Also recognized:

Equity, Tri-County Technical College
Recognizing an exemplary commitment by a technical or community college governing board and its chief executive officer as a group or individual and chief executive officer to achieve equity in the college’s education programs and services in the administration and delivery of those programs and services.

Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Willie L. Todd, Jr., Denmark Technical College
Awarded to the tremendous services of and contributions made by technical or community college chief executive officer.

Faculty Member, Kevin Mitchell, Trident Technical College
Showcasing the central purpose of our technical or community colleges in teaching and learning. This award is presented to say “thank you” to outstanding faculty members.