Abbeville County

Engineering Technology Students Are Prepared for Rewarding Careers

Piedmont Technical College offers a number of programs that connect graduates with careers after completing a two-year degree. For students who are fascinated by the big impact technology has on our lives, and enjoy a hands-on approach to problem-solving, that career could likely be engineering technology.

Sandy Warner, department head of PTC’s Engineering Technology program, explains that engineering is at the heart of every facet of modern life. Engineers develop the concepts for solving problems and work to improve existing technology.

Piedmont Tech Associates Honored at State Conference

Three Piedmont Technical College employees have been named Outstanding Educators for the 2014 – 2015 academic year and were honored at a recent South Carolina Technical Education Association conference. 

This year’s honorees are Tracy Wright, faculty; Lynn Lanouette, staff; and Pleshette Elmore, administrative.

Wright began teaching at Piedmont Tech five years ago after spending time working as a teaching assistant in the chemistry department at Furman University. She found that she enjoyed the difference she was making in the lives of the students.

Bartanus Recognized with Innovator of the Year Award

Lisa Bartanus, corporate training director in Continuing Education at Piedmont Technical College, has been awarded the A. Wade Martin Innovator of the Year Award from the South Carolina Technical Education Association (SCTEA).

PTC Recognized for Excellence at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing

Piedmont Technical College’s work with the businesses in Laurens County through the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) has won the College another national recognition.

PTC was selected as a finalist for a prestigious 2015 Bellwether Award, which recognizes outstanding, innovative programs and practices that are successfully leading community colleges into the future.

Academic Honor Students Recognized for 2014 Fall Semester

Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2014 fall 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 includes:

Piedmont Tech Kicks Off Black History Month Activities

Piedmont Technical College will host a series of Black History Month events at the college that include music, photography and poetry.

Ledford Elected to S.C. Campus Law Enforcement Association Board

Terry Ledford, director of Campus Police and Security at Piedmont Technical College, has been elected to serve as part of the executive board for the South Carolina Campus Law Enforcement Association (SCCLEA).

“This is an extremely important organization and I am honored to be asked to serve,” said Ledford.

Adams Shares His Passion for Photography with Commercial Art Students

Growing up around the newspaper business, Kendall Adams always felt a pull toward printing and found he had an interest in photography. He moved around a lot as a kid and photography became the one constant.

Annual Massage Therapy Program Clinic Opens

Massage Therapy ClinicPiedmont Technical College's massage therapy program will be offering its annual massage clinic as part of the training for its students beginning January 15. The clinic will be open to the public Monday-Thursday from 12-3:45 p.m. at the PTC annex building on North Emerald Road.

Outstanding Students Honored at Piedmont Technical College Graduation

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




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