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Alamance County Commissioners Tour ACC Campus

ACC President Algie Gatewood greets Alamance County commissioners on the campus before hosting a facility tour.

ACC President Algie Gatewood (right) greets Alamance County commissioners on the campus before hosting a facility tour.

College administrators hosted the Alamance County Board of Commissioners on March 31 for a detailed campus tour that highlighted capital needs, demonstrated how county bond dollars are being used for renovations and repairs, and showcased such tech-saavy facilities as the Advanced Applied Technology Center (AATC). For commissioners, it was an opportunity to ask questions and see how ACC meets and exceeds the educational needs of the community in the 21st century. The elected officials also toured ACC’s Dillingham Center, home to the Small Business Center, Cosmetology, and various continuing education classes.

Participating in the campus tour were Alamance County Commissioners Chairman John Paisley, Vice Chairman Steve Carter, William Lashley, Craig Turner Jr., and Pamela Thompson. Leading the tour for ACC were Dr. Algie Gatewood, President; Dr. Connie Wolfe, Executive Vice President; Tom Hartman, Vice President of Administrative Services; Justin Snyder, Dean of Industrial Technologies; and Gary Saunders, Vice President of Workforce Development.

Tom Hartman, Associate Vice President of Administrative Services, explains to county commissioners about capital needs in the main college building.

Tom Hartman, Associate Vice President of Administrative Services, explains to county commissioners about capital needs in the main college building.

Commissioners listen as Joanna Roberts, Dental Assisting Department Head, answers questions about the renovated and upgraded dental lab where students earn credentials to start careers in the dental field.

Commissioners listen as Joanna Roberts, Dental Assisting Department Head, answers questions about the renovated and upgraded dental lab where students earn credentials to start careers in the dental field.

Commissioners toured the Mechatronics Engineering Technology department in the Advanced Applied Technology Center, where Department Head Roland Roberts (right) provided an overview of one of ACC's key industrial programs.

Commissioners toured the Mechatronics Engineering Technology department in the Advanced Applied Technology Center, where Department Head Roland Roberts (right) provided an overview of one of ACC’s key industrial programs.