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National Association Honors MTC’s Sonny White and Bill Mulkey

Picture of Dr. Marshall White as 2014 Association of Community College Trustees

White and Mulkey Win Regional Awards from Association of Community College Trustees.

MTC president Dr. Marshall “Sonny” White, Jr., and Radiologic Technology program director Dr. Bill Mulkey have each won Southern regional awards from the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT).

White won the 2014 ACCT Southern Region Chief Executive Officer Award, and Mulkey won the 2014 ACCT Southern Region Faculty Member Award.

“When it comes to being a technical college president, Dr. White knows how to build bridges between students and employers,” said Randall “Mack” Jackson, MTC Commission chair. “Whether it is providing student pathways to success or strengthening partnerships with industry to ensure the college’s programs and services deliver relevant training, Dr. White simply excels.”

Jackson added, “Dr. White’s leadership extends beyond the campus, and he has been a key figure in three important regional developments: creating a resurgence of advanced manufacturing in our state; promoting South Carolina’s nuclear renaissance; and leading significant efforts to bring together business, community and educational partners.”

Dr. Sonny White’s leadership was a driving force behind Midlands Technical College’s recent honor by the American Association of Community Colleges as having the best corporate partnership by any two-year college in the country. Most recently, the South Carolina General Assembly presented White with a concurrent resolution honoring his work as a tireless advocate for education, job training and economic development.

Dr. Bill Mulkey started MTC’s Radiologic Technology program and has been the director, as well as taught in the program for the past 43 years. He developed the first, post-two-year continuing education Computerized Tomography program in the country. He also developed the first advanced certificate in Nuclear Medicine Technology in South Carolina. He is involved in every aspect of radiology in South Carolina and consistently displays enthusiasm for teaching, faculty development and life-long learning.

For the past 43 years, Mulkey’s graduates have had 100% job placement in the radiology profession. For the same amount of time, his students have had a 99% passing rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists National Board Exam.

Jackson said, “While many instructor evaluations read like nothing more than a dutiful act, evaluations for Dr. Bill Mulkey glow with his accomplishments in the classroom. Time and again he is praised as a motivator and an inspiration. Praise for Bill Mulkey comes from beyond the classroom as well. He is a nationally known and loved figure in radiology circles who has consistently earned the respect of his peers as a thought leader.”

The ACCT Southern Region awards will be presented at the 45th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress, which will take place in Chicago October 22-25. As regional award recipients, White and Mulkey will be nominees for ACCT’s national Marie Y. Martin Chief Executive Officer Award and William H. Meardy Faculty Member Award, respectively; the winners of those awards will be announced for the first time during the Leadership Congress.