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PTC's Cobra Drawing Finalists Named

newcobratickets1011The Piedmont Technical College Foundation held its drawing for the 10 finalists for the 1965 student-built Cobra Replica Monday.

PTC Holds Annual Fall Kick-off and Club Fair

Students at Piedmont Technical College were recently treated to a Fall Kick-off and Club Fair. The annual event welcomes students back to class and introduces them to the clubs and organizations available on campus.

Author Providing Creative Writing Class at PTC

For those interested in learning how to become a writer, Piedmont Technical College has the class for you. And the college is turning to a published author to teach it.

David Moody, who recently released his second novel, The Good Reverend, will be conducting two classes this fall –creative writing for beginners and beginner poetry.

PTC Hosts Workshop for Educational Professionals

inserviceworkshop1211The Piedmont Education & Business Alliance recently hosted its ninth annual Guidance Standards and Career Development Workshop at Piedmont Technical College. The event drew more than 100 school counselors and career development professionals from 10 school districts in Abbeville, Clinton, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, Ninety Six, Saluda and Ware Shoals.

Piedmont Tech Graduates First Practical Nursing Students in Laurens

pnlaurens1211The new practical nursing program for Piedmont Technical College based at the Laurens County Higher Education Center recently had its first class of graduates from the Laurens County program.

Project Genesis Addresses Educational Crisis

Through a new program called Project Genesis, Piedmont Technical College is taking action to address a problem of national proportions.

“There is a crisis among African American males in education,” said Steve Coleman, director of Project Genesis. “Piedmont Technical College has recognized this crisis and we are working to provide a targeted group of men with the necessary resources for success.”

Piedmont Tech Provides Free Workshops

Through SC REACH for Success, a statewide network of Public Computer Centers (PCCs) has been established. For Piedmont Tech, this initiative means that computer labs at all seven campuses have been updated and are ready for public use.  

“This is a wonderful opportunity for people in all seven counties we serve,” said Jennifer Wilbanks, dean of county campuses. “These PCCs will help us provide computer access to many people who otherwise would not have it.”

Area College Students Head Back to Class

Students at Piedmont Technical College recently headed back to class. Interested students still have time to enroll for Late Term, which begins September 26.

 

 

Area Nursing Students Honored

Recent graduates of Piedmont Technical College’s nursing program at the Greenwood campus were recognized in a pinning ceremony in August.

 

The ADN students and their hometowns are, front from left, Cynthia Bryan, Edgefield; Jennifer Dorn, Newberry; and Elizabeth Morris, Saluda. Back, Jessica Prince, Whitmire; Janice Sliter, Johnston; and Cyndel Wilson, Ridge Spring.

PTC Awards Presidential Medallions at Commencement Exercises

Piedmont Technical College president Dr. Ray Brooks, back center, honored six college associates with the Presidential Medallion, the institution’s most prestigious award, at PTC’s recent commencement exercises. Instituted in 1991 during the college’s silver anniversary celebration, the medallions recognize individuals who have made significant contributions toward excellence in education.

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