Greenwood 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.

Associate Degree Nursing Students Honored

Recent graduates of Piedmont Technical College’s associate degree nursing program at the Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood were recognized in a pinning ceremony in May. 

 

Students Honored at Awards Ceremony

At Piedmont Technical College’s 42nd annual Student Awards and Recognition Program, president Dr. Ray Brooks applauded the achievements of more than 40 student leaders.  The ceremony attracted students, faculty, staff, friends and family members.

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. 

Tau Alpha Pi Inducts New Members

Seven new members were recently inducted into the Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society at Piedmont Technical College. Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology, just as Phi Beta Kappa is for liberal arts and Tau Beta Pi is for engineering. Founded in 1953 and managed for more than 30 years by engineering technology educator Frederick J. Berger, Tau Alpha Pi is open to both associate-degree and baccalaureate candidates.

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.”

Piedmont Tech Early Care and Education Hosts Literacy Event

Piedmont Technical College’s early care and education program (ECD) recently hosted “Growing Literacy,” an event to promote literacy for nearly 100 area preschoolers from Lifetime Discoveries, Children’s Courtyard and Learning Vine.

The annual event came about because of the ECD Club’s involvement in past Literacy Alive events. When that event was discontinued, the students wanted to continue to introduce literacy to preschool students in the community.

PTC Funeral Service Program Hosts Training Event

Piedmont Technical College’s Funeral Service Education recently hosted a training event for not only its students, but area funeral directors and embalmers. The seminar, presented by expert embalmer Matt Smith, provided the participants with information on techniques used in embalming and restoration for massive trauma cases.

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.

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