Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity Committee

It is the philosophy of A-B Tech that diversity activities add cultural richness to our associations, support the College mission, and energize our campuses.

The A-B Tech Diversity Committee advocates for a college-wide environment where everyone feels invited and included. The committee strives to foster awareness and understanding of diversity issues through interactive learning opportunities that include the following:

  • Gallery Exhibits
  • Music and Dance
  • Cultural Food Samplers
  • Storytelling and Oral Histories
  • Guest Speakers and Local Authors
  • Film Festivals

For more information contact Michele Hathcock at michelechathcock@abtech.edu or (828) 398-7203 or Darryl Rhymes at darrylsrhymes@abtech.edu or (828) 398-7167.

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What does this symbol mean?

When you see this symbol on someone’s office door or in their office, on their books, etc., it means the person is empathetic and informed about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual issues and is willing to provide support, information, and privacy.

A-B Tech is a participant in the Safe Zone program and seeks to create a climate of safety for all members of the college community.


Safe Zone Program at A-B Tech


Multicultural Student Leadership Association

The purpose of the Multicultural Student Leadership Association is to increase retention and graduation rates among underserved students, as well as to provide leadership activities and training.


World Religions PowerPoint Series

To accommodate extremely busy schedules, the Diversity Committee is expanding our programming format to include online offerings. Our hope with the World Religions Series is that you can take a moment out of your day to explore the many diverse and yet similar aspects that make up the religions of the world. A seven-part PowerPoint series, Religions of the World provides an overview of five major religions - Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. Many thanks to Phyllis Boone, series researcher, and creator, for sharing her enthusiasm for world religion!


Upcoming Events

Select here for a listing of upcoming Diversity Committee and Student Life events.




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