Skip to content
Greenwood County

Greenwood County

New Board Members Named to PTC Foundation

The Piedmont Technical College Foundation has named three new members to its board for the coming year. They are Jimmy Burke of Greenwood, Jeff Wilson of Abbeville and William Whitfield of Saluda. Whitfield was named to the board as a representative for the Piedmont Technical College Area Commission.

Burke is the area operations manager for South Carolina and Georgia for CenturyLink. He and his wife, Tracy, have four children - Kelli Phiffer, James Burke, Jr., Amanda Burke and Raine Bradley.

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).

Countybank Makes Donation to Foundation

Countybank recently made a generous contribution to the Piedmont Technical College Foundation for the scholarship presented annually to students in the administrative office technology, computer technology and business programs. Pictured are, from left, Dr. Ray Brooks, president, Piedmont Tech; Lynn Turner, vice president, Countybank; and Fran Wiley, assistant vice president for development, PTC Foundation.

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.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Greenwood County