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Area Practical Nursing Students Honored

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

 

Greenwood PN PinningThe Greenwood students are, front from left, Deanna Blair Benjamin, Leslie Denise Bledsoe and Shatoria P. Holmes. Back, Lakeshia Shunta Johnson, Elizabeth N. Norman and Shandrecia Janee Watts.

 

Commencement at Piedmont Technical College Honors Graduates

August 2014 GraduationThe James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College welcomed more than 325 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.

Bagwell Named VP for Academic Affairs at PTC

Piedmont Technical College President Dr. Ray Brooks has announced that Dr. Jack Bagwell has joined the college as the vice president for academic affairs.

Bagwell is a graduate of Winthrop University, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology. He earned his doctorate in educational studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2010.

Piedmont Technical College to Hold Commencement August 7

Graduation August 7Piedmont Technical College will be holding two summer commencement exercises on August 7. 

PTC Benefits from Charity Golf Tournament

Greenwood County Community Foundation DonationPiedmont Technical College recently received a generous donation as part of the funds raised through the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Charity Classic. The $40,000 presented to the Foundation was a portion of the $250,000 raised from the tournament to help nonprofit organizations in the seven-county area who provide services for women.

Respiratory Care Program Undergoes a Redesign

Students looking to enroll in the Piedmont Technical College respiratory care program will notice changes for the fall semester. The curriculum has been revised to better accommodate the advances in the health care system and to streamline the path of students in the program.

Academic Honor Students Recognized for 2014 Spring Semester

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

Plus 50 Workshops Offered at Piedmont Technical College Campuses

Piedmont Technical College was recently chosen to join the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, a national effort to train 10,000 baby boomers for new jobs in health care, education and social services. The program is sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

The college will be offering informational workshops to help baby boomers chart their next steps including enrolling in one of the 13 health science and nursing programs available at Piedmont Tech.

Senior Nursing Project Provides Health Fair

Piedmont Technical College's spring 2014 senior associate degree nursing (ADN) class recently sponsored a health fair to benefit the students and faculty at Ninety Six Elementary School. The project is part of the Nursing Management and Leadership course for ADN students.

“Volunteering and community service are a big part of the nursing field,” said Tara Harris, dean of nursing at PTC. “It also helps to create leaders.”

Piedmont Tech to Provide Scholarships to GED Graduates

Piedmont Technical College is partnering with the directors of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in all seven counties of its service area to offer a new GED Scholarship to recent GED graduates.

Beginning in fall 2014, GED graduates enrolling full time in a certificate or diploma program will receive a $250 scholarship. Graduates enrolling in an associate degree program will receive $500 over two years.

For students enrolling part time, the scholarships will be pro-rated based on the number of credit hours taken.

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