John D. Gossett, EdD

John D. Gossett, EdD

A-B Tech Commencement Returns in Person May 14

John D. Gossett, EdD
John D. Gossett, EdD

A-B Tech Community College will award more than 1,000 degrees and diplomas to graduates this year during the college’s 2022 Commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Harrah’s Cherokee Center in Asheville.

A-B Tech President John Gossett, who joined the college in July 2020, will preside over his first in-person ceremony and deliver the keynote address.

About A-B Tech Community College

Founded in 1959 in the heart of Asheville, A-B Tech is the largest higher education institution in Western North Carolina, serving approximately 23,000 students a year in Buncombe and Madison counties.

One of 58 community colleges in the NC Community College System, A-B Tech offers more than 130 degrees, diplomas and certificates, as well as a wide range of workforce training and continuing education programs.

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 Woodfin, the Goodwill Center and the ABCCM Transformation Village in West Asheville, and a new South location under construction at Biltmore Park West in 2023.

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