MTC Engineering Technology Instructor, Mike Hanson, Receives National Award

August 12, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – August 12, 2008 – Mike Hanson, engineering technology instructor at Midlands Technical College, has received the Cisco(r) 4R Recognition Award in the category of Relationships. Hanson was one of six instructors nationwide to receive the award in that category.

The 4R Recognition Awards honor excellence among academies, students and instructors in the Cisco Networking Academy program, a global instructional program that provides students with information technology
(IT) and networking skills.

Hanson accepted the award at the 2008 Academy Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas, on July 29, 2008. Hanson was recognized for his work in creating strategic relationships that provide opportunities for student success. He was also recognized for his work in establishing relationships with a variety of local organizations to extend the reach of the Midlands Technical College networking academy and benefit students. Hanson was nominated for the award by a fellow instructor.

The Cisco Networking Academy 4R Recognition Awards program stems from a broader education initiative addressing the connection between academic rigor, relevance, relationships and results. Academic institutions, teachers and the students themselves all play an integral role in leading the positive transformation of education. Nominations were solicited from the Networking Academy community, including schools, instructors and students. A review committee made up of Cisco Learning Institute staff selected winners in each of the four categories. For more information and a complete list of award winners, visit

Midlands Technical College is a comprehensive, multi-campus, public, two-year college serving the primary region of Richland, Lexington and Fairfield counties of South Carolina. The college enrolls approximately 16,000 credit students annually, and provides continuing education to 30,000 individuals and hundreds of area businesses each year. MTC is the largest provider of transfer students to the University of South Carolina.