Abbeville County

Early Care and Education Program at PTC Earns NAEYC Re-Accreditation

The Early Care and Education (ECD) program at Piedmont Technical College has received re-accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), an organization dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC has granted accreditation to 170 associate degree programs in 32 states nationwide since 2006.

Teaching, a New Experience for Amaya

Engineering was always the dream career for Evan Amaya. He just never planned to teach it.

“I never thought I would ever teach in a million years,” Amaya said. “It’s not something that I ever considered doing.”

Scholarships Presented at Recent Luncheon

Scholarships were presented to students and donors were recognized at the recent scholarship luncheon.


Associate Degree Nursing Students Honored

Recent graduates of Piedmont Technical College’s associate degree nursing program at the Lex Walters Campus were recognized in a pinning ceremony in May. 


Donors, Recipients Honored at Scholarship Luncheon

Scholarships were presented to students and donors were recognized at the recent scholarship luncheon.

Pharmacy Technology Program Director Wins State Award

Clay Sprouse, pharmacy technology program director at Piedmont Technical College, has been named the 2015 South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SCSHP) Pharmacy Technician of the Year.

“This is a tremendous honor to be recognized by your peers from across the state,” Sprouse said.

Piedmont Tech Honors Program Broadens Horizons in Costa Rica

The students in the Honors Program at Piedmont Technical College are living La Pura Vida – the pure life.

Thirteen students and five faculty members traveled to Costa Rica during spring break to broaden their horizons, learn about other cultures and provide community service. The trip was one of the enrichment opportunities available for students in the program.

“This was an experience you don’t get often in a lifetime,” said Toby Boster, an associate in arts student from Newberry. “You get the educational experience and the cultural exposure.”

Outstanding Students Honored at Piedmont Technical College Graduation

At Piedmont Technical College’s recent spring commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for academic achievement. 


Piedmont Technical College Honors Graduates during Commencement

The James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College welcomed more than 300 Piedmont Technical College graduates for two commencement ceremonies to celebrate their accomplishments.

Dr. Ray Brooks, president, welcomed graduates, family and guests to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates.

Piedmont Tech BCT Program Wins Award

Piedmont Technical College’s building construction technology program recently won the 2015 Service Learning Award presented by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. The program was honored for their work on a renovation project at the Ninety Six National Historical Site, locally known as Star Fort.

“We are extremely proud of our students,” said David Kibler, interim dean of engineering and industrial technologies at PTC. “It was a great opportunity for the students to work collaboratively with the community.”


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