Abbeville County

Scholarships Presented at Luncheon

Scholarships were awarded recently at a luncheon honoring donors and recipients.

 

Piedmont Technical College to Hold Commencement August 4

Piedmont Technical College will be holding two summer commencement exercises on Aug. 4. 

Commencement exercises will begin at 3 p.m. for health science and nursing graduates. A ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. for Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, business and information technology, industrial technology and engineering technology graduates. Both commencement exercises will be held in the James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood. 

HVAC Program Opens New Facility

The heating, ventilation and air conditioning program at Piedmont Technical College is on its way to becoming the premier training facility in the southeast with the recent addition of a state-of-the-art building.

“We spent many hours in discussion and planning to get the ball rolling,” said David Kibler, interim dean of engineering and industrial technologies. “Now we have a first-class, state-of-the-art training facility that is possibly the best HVAC training facility in the state of South Carolina, and maybe in the southeast.”

New Board Members Named to PTC Foundation

The Piedmont Technical College Foundation has named two new members to its board for the coming year. They are Lee Matthews representing Abbeville, and Trey Taylor representing Newberry.

Matthews is the plant manager for Sage Automotive Interiors in Abbeville. He is a member of the Abbeville County First Steps board, Upper Savanah Workforce Development board and Abbeville Work Ready Communities Team. He also serves as chairman of the Upper Savanah Regional Workforce Advisory Board. Matthews and his wife, Chrissy, have two children – Hope and Dylan.

Scholarships Presented, Donors Recognized at Luncheon

Scholarships were awarded recently at a luncheon honoring donors and recipients.

 

Academic Honor Students Recognized for 2016 spring Semester

Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2016 spring semester have earned inclusion on the President’s List. To be named to the list, students must be full time and earn a term GPA of 4.00. Students will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the college president.

President’s List students include:

Abbeville County - Marva P. Burnside, Timothy A. Cann, Jeremy J. Chrisley, Jorge D. Ortega and Jerri D. Smith, all of Abbeville; and Davis J. Dickey of Donalds.

BCT Is Building the Future

It’s not everyday that you get dirty when attending classes at Piedmont Technical College. Unless you are enrolled in the Building Construction Technology program.

Students in the BCT program are not only learning about construction, they are putting it to use. They are building a house.

“It takes a lot of fortitude to go out with $100,000 and a group of students and build a house,” said Bobby Roche, instructor/coordinator for the BCT division.

Donors, Recipients Honored at Annual Scholarship Luncheon

Scholarships were awarded recently at a luncheon honoring donors and recipients.

 

Piedmont Tech to hold Program Showcases

Piedmont Technical College will be offering a series of program showcases to introduce potential students to the wide variety of program options the college has available. The first showcase will be for those interested in transferring to a four-year college or university. It will be held Thursday, June 16 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in room 102C of the James C. Self Conference Center on the Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood.

Each year, hundreds of students transfer credits earned at Piedmont Technical College to four-year colleges and universities throughout the region.

First PTC Occupational Therapy Assistant Students Graduate

Piedmont Technical College recently celebrated the graduation of its first class of occupational therapy assistant (OTA) students during a pinning ceremony.

All 11 of the graduating students have been offered positions in the field. The students will be eligible to enter the field upon completion of the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

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