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Long Time Associate Director Retires

Long time Academy for Careers and Technology's Associate Director, Mr. Dan Farrow, retired on June 30, 2020.  After 45 years of teaching and working at the school, Mr. Farrow thought it was time to go and enjoy his grandchildren, his mountain retreat and his family while life was good.  Mr. Farrow began at the school in 1975 as the Graphics teacher.  A gradute of Clemson University, he was able to come to the Marion-Mullins Vocational Center (as the school was known back then) to start the program.  Through the years he gained his school guidance certification and his school administration certification.  He served one year as interim director of the school and retired as the associate director for guidance services.  His main accomplishments included: laying out the computer network for the school while pushing the school into the 21st century, and starting the FIRST Robotics team in 2003.

Since the school was unable to hold a proper send off for Mr. Farrow, he was invited to the school on Oct. 1, 2020 for a short presentation.  Representing the class of 2020 was Auto Collision Repair completer, Brandon Tiesing, who presented Mr. Farrow with an airplane that he and his classmates fabricated using welding and painting techniques learned in his program.  Mr. Farrow is a licensed pilot and flies with the Civil Air Patrol.  The inscription on the rock reads "Fly high thanks for 45 years of faithful service". 

The ACT faculty, staff, students, and administration want to wish Mr. Farrow many great years in his retirement.