Greenwood County

PTC Provides Summer Guidance Institute to Area Counselors

Piedmont Technical College and Duke Energy South Carolina are currently presenting a Summer Guidance Institute designed to provide guidance counselors from the college’s seven county service region with a stronger understanding of the college’s program offerings and how they directly relate to the needs of employers in our region. Seventeen counselors representing 8 school districts attended the first week’s session. Theo L.

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.

Two awarded the M. John and Drenda Heydel Respiratory Therapy Scholarship

Jonathan Riddle of Ware Shoals, left, and Breon Hunter of Laurens, right, are first-year program recipients of the M. John and Drenda Heydel Respiratory Therapy Scholarship. The $1,000 annual scholarship, named in honor of John Heydel, center, and his wife Drenda, is available to first and second year students enrolled in the Respiratory Therapy program at Piedmont Technical College. Heydel, a former respiratory therapist, is the retired Self Regional Healthcare President and CEO. 

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.”

Piedmont Tech Students Named to Academic All-State

Two Piedmont Technical College students were recently among those named to the Phi Theta Kappa South Carolina All-State Academic Team. Malaurie Hullings of Plum Branch and Kenneth Washington of Hodges were among the 29 students honored at a ceremony in Columbia.

Hullings and Washington are joining an elite group. Less than one percent of America’s six million two-year college students have distinguished themselves with this superior level of academic achievement and service to their colleges and communities.

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