MTC honors outstanding business partners

MTC 2017 Outstanding Business Partners Chief Melanie Bevan Dr Rob Hynton & Brion Sunseri
MTC 2017 Outstanding Business Partners Chief Melanie Bevan Dr Rob Hynton & Brion Sunseri

(Bradenton, FL—March 7, 2017) Manatee Technical College honored three outstanding business partners at its semi-annual advisory committee meeting on March 6. The three honorees were pediatric dentist Dr. J. Robert (Rob) Hynton, the Bradenton Police Department under the leadership of Chief Melanie Bevan, and Brion Sunseri, owner and president of Ad-Vance Talent Solutions.
Dr. Hynton, fondly referred to by the children he treats as Dr. Rob, is a champion of children in the Manatee School District and a valuable asset to MTC’s dental assisting technology and management program. He is the advisor and attending dentist for the MTC We Care project, which provides dental services to underserved children in the community. Dr. Hynton plays a big role in recruiting additional dentists for the project and supervising the dental assisting students on the care days. “The MTC We Care project would not exist without the support of Dr. Hynton,” said MTC director Dr. Valerie Viands, who presented the awards.
The Bradenton Police Department, under the leadership of Chief Melanie Bevan, has hired 16 MTC law enforcement academy graduates in the last four years and has hired a number of MTC recruits to serve in non-sworn capacities while they attend the MTC academy. The Bradenton PD has also funded numerous scholarships for recruits in need of financial assistance.
Brion Sunseri has been a strong supporter of Manatee Technical College for over 20 years. He has been a key member of the business technology programs advisory committee, as well as a member of the MTC Board of Governors. He has been the conduit for providing countless numbers of business technology students with employment opportunities and internships. He also participates every year as a judge for SkillsUSA competitions.
Prior to the start of the Board of Governors meeting, Chairperson John Ziemnicki was also honored as the Volunteer of the Year by the MTC Alumni Association. Ziemnicki is principal architect and owner of World Design. For over 30 years, he has given his time and effort “to help guarantee that Manatee County continues to have a highly-skilled workforce through his unselfish dedication to Manatee Technical College.” Mr. Ziemnicki has served on the MTC drafting program advisory committee (30 years), the MTC Board of Governors (13 years, 9 as chair), and the MTC Foundation, which he helped to create and has served as chair for the past seven years. Presenting the award on behalf of the Alumni Association were Anthony Gagliano of CareerSource Suncoast and Virginia Sirocky, MTC Foundation and Alumni Association.

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