Edgefield County

Piedmont Technical College Recognizes Graduates

The James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College was the setting for the culmination of many dreams for the more than 300 Piedmont Technical College graduates who took center stage in two commencement ceremonies.

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

Piedmont Technical College to Hold Commencement May 5

Piedmont Technical College will hold two spring commencement exercises on May 5. 

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

Nursing Student Makes Her Dream a Reality

From an early age, Abigail Hershberger knew she was gravitating to a career in health care. She read a lot and would find anything she could get her hands on that contained medical subject matter. She was also the oldest of 10 children and often found herself slipping into the role of caretaker when it came to her younger siblings. These factors were key points along her path to becoming a Piedmont Technical College nursing student. 

“I grew up taking care of people,” she said “And taking care of people comes natural to me. And in nursing that’s just what you do.”

Piedmont Tech Hosts Annual Employers Day

More than 350 Piedmont Technical College students and alumni recently took advantage of the college’s 34th annual Employers Day. Representatives from over 75 businesses, industries and service agencies were on hand to offer information about current and future job opportunities.

“While this is not an official job interview, we stress the importance of making a good first impression,” said David Rosenbaum, associate dean of Student Services. “We encourage students to dress professionally, bring resumes and be prepared to discuss their qualifications.”

PTC College Fair Highlights Bridge and Transfer Partnerships

More than 30 colleges and universities were in attendance recently at a College Transfer Fair sponsored by Piedmont Technical College. The fair was provided to give students information on special bridge programs and transfer pathways.

Student Development Professionals Converge on Piedmont Tech

Nearly 150 student development professionals from North and South Carolina as well as Georgia and Florida came together at Piedmont Technical College recently to focus on the practical applications of innovative ideas in student development.

“As educators we’re always looking for new ways to solve student problems,” said Andy Omundson, associate vice president for student affairs. “Our number one goal is student success.”

Engineering Technology Students Celebrate National Engineers Week

As part of its continuing efforts to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the engineering technology program at Piedmont Technical College recently celebrated National Engineers Week by inviting high school students to learn more about the career.

“Every day everyone benefits from the work of engineers,” said Sandy Warner, department head for engineering technology. “While National Engineers Week focuses on those who are in the engineering field, we wanted to celebrate the students who have chosen engineering as a career.”

PTC Offers Scholarship Information Sessions

Piedmont Technical College’s Economic Development and Continuing Education division is offering a new tuition assistance program for individuals seeking training in information technology, advanced manufacturing and health care.

The Workforce Pathways Scholarship is available to any student in the seven-county Piedmont Tech service area who is at least 18 with a high school diploma or GED. Participants must also undergo a drug screen and background check.

Respiratory Grad Finds Health Care Niche

Precious Logan always dreamed of a career in health care. She wanted to help people.

After graduating from Greenwood High School, Logan took her first step into the health care field by earning her certified nursing assistant certificate (CNA). She enrolled at a four-year university, but found it wasn’t the right fit for her. So she transferred to Piedmont Technical College where she found the path to the career she had been looking for.

Piedmont Tech to Host Open House

Piedmont Technical College will sponsor an Open House Tuesday, March 22 in the James Medford Family Event Center on the Lex Walters Campus. Representatives from the more than 80 programs offered at PTC will be available to answer questions. There will be two sessions: a morning session from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and an evening session from 4-7 p.m.

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