Multicultural Student Leadership Association Installs Officers

A-B Tech’s Multicultural Student Leadership Association (MSLA) has installed Kiva Jones-Wilmer as president, Rebecca Lira as vice president, Cristian Valdez-Colecio as secretary, and Devin Lee as student ambassador.

Members of A-B Tech’s MSLA
Members of A-B Tech’s MSLA. From left, Marshay Proctor-Bates, Academic Advisor, Success Coach and MSLA Advisor; Devin Lee, Rebecca Lira, Antonio Smalls, Academic Advisor; Malaysia Burgin, Bishara Whiteside, Donovan Hopkins, Khalil Thomas, and Kenyanah McNeil.

MSLA is a student organization designed to support the educational and professional aspirations of nonmajority students and their allies enrolled at A-B Tech. All students are invited to join to make new friends, learn about college resources and participate in personal and professional development opportunities.

For additional information, contact Martha Ball, Communications Coordinator, (828) 398-7852 or (828) 712-3372, or at

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Founded in 1959 in the heart of Asheville, A-B Tech is the largest higher education institution in Western North Carolina, serving approximately 25,000 students a year in Buncombe and Madison counties. A-B Tech offers more than 120 degrees, diplomas and certificates, as well as a wide range of workforce training and continuing education programs.

Now celebrating its 60th year, A-B Tech includes the main Asheville campus, A-B Tech Enka (home of the A-B Tech Small Business Center and Business Incubation Program, Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast and N.C. BioNetwork), A-B Tech Madison, A-B Tech South, A-B Tech Woodfin and the Goodwill Center in West Asheville.

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