(Bradenton, FL—March 15, 2019) Manatee Technical College recognized Outstanding Business Partners during its Spring 2019 school advisory committee meeting at MTC on March 15. This year’s honorees were Walgreens; Elleny Cribs, owner of Total Body Wax Salon; CareerSource Suncoast; and Domenica VanDyke of Elite Health Medical Center. Each was honored for unique contributions.
Walgreens was recognized for its strong support of the MTC Pharmacy Technician program. Walgreens allows each student to intern and has hired over 40 MTC Pharmacy Tech graduates. Store managers help with recruitment and have been longstanding members of the MTC advisory committee. Walgreens also supports the annual Remote Area Medical clinic at MTC and has provided 15 pharmacists administering over 1500 free immunizations during the last three clinics. Walgreens store managers Jesse Richardson (Cortez and 26 St. W.) and Edward Fontaine (Manatee and 43rd) received the award.
Total Body Wax Salon owner Elleny Cribs is a strong supporter of MTC students in the Facials Specialty and Advanced Esthetics programs. Not only does she serve on the advisory committee, all her employees at her two business locations are MTC graduates.
CareerSource Suncoast has provided many scholarships to support students attending MTC. Members of the CareerSource Suncoast team have donated countless volunteer hours to MTC projects, including the MTC open house, SkillsUSA Regional Competitions, and Construction Rodeo. Joshua Matlock and Anthony Gagliano accepted the award.
Domenica Van Dyke of Elite Health Medical Center was not there but was recognized for mentoring students, providing students on-the-job training, and serving on the advisory committee for MTC’s Medical Administrative Specialist program.
MTC director Dr. Valerie Viands; assistant directors Omar Edwards, Greg McGrew, and Dr. Jennifer Gilray; Deputy Superintendent Doug Wagner; and MTC Board of Governors chair Brion Sunseri opened the meeting. About 300 business partners and MTC faculty and staff were in attendance.