Greenwood County

PTC College Fair Highlights Bridge and Transfer Partnerships

collegefairmccormick311More than 25 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.

New House Provides Training Opportunities for Several PTC Programs

horticulturebcthouse311The building construction technology program at Piedmont Technical College is near completion for its fourth house project and it has truly become the “house that PTC built.”

Duke Energy South Carolina Makes Donation to Foundation

dukeenergydonation311Duke Energy South Carolina recently made a generous contribution to the Piedmont Technical College Foundation. Pictured at the check presentation are, from left, Dr. Ray Brooks, PTC president; Fran Wiley, PTC Foundation executive director; and Theo L. Lane, district manager for government and community relations for Duke Energy South Carolina. “Scholarship support is an investment in future leadership,” Lane said.

Phi Theta Kappa Inducts New Members

Seventy new members were recently inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Piedmont Technical College. Phi Theta Kappa was established in 1918 to honor two-year college students and boasts more than 1,200 chapters today. The Carolinas region includes 75 active chapters in the two-state area. Piedmont Tech’s Omega Chi chapter became the first among South Carolina’s technical colleges in 1974.

Piedmont Tech Nursing Students Hold Health Fair

nursinghealthfair411The Senior Nursing Management Class students at Piedmont Technical College recently hosted their annual Spring Health Fair. Each year, nursing students invite health providers from across the region to participate and nursing students provide students, faculty and staff at the College access to a variety of health evaluations.

REACH: A New Two Night, Two Year Degree Program in Laurens and Greenwood Counties

Piedmont Technical College has launched a new program called REACH, which is designed to help working adults fit a college education into their busy lives. The College is accepting applications for the program now, which will be offered at the Laurens County Higher Education Center, and on the Greenwood Campus. Classes begin in August.

According to the US Census Bureau, more than 50 percent of adults over the age of 25 in Laurens County, and 45 percent in Greenwood County have graduated from high school but lack a college degree.

Piedmont Tech Recognizes Employees for 330 Years of Service

serviceawards411Awards for service to Piedmont Technical College totaling 330 years were presented at a recent luncheon. Recipients and their individual service totals are: (front, from left) Debra Auten (30); Dianne Partlow (30); Kimberly Cox (10); Evelyn Beck (20); Lenette Thompson (10); Gail Robbins (20); Crystal Suggs (10); and Sharon Saxon (10).

Students Honored at Awards Ceremony

studentawards511At Piedmont Technical College’s 37th annual Student Awards and Recognition Program, president Dr. Ray Brooks applauded the achievements of more than 60 student leaders. The ceremony, which was held in the college’s James C. Self Conference Center, attracted students, faculty, staff, friends and family members.

Piedmont Technical College to Hold Commencement May 12

darrelljohnsonMore than 450 graduates of Piedmont Technical College will receive certificates, diplomas and associate degrees during spring commencement exercises on May 12.

Commencement exercises will begin at 7 p.m. at the Finis Horne Arena at Lander University, and graduates as well as guests are encouraged to arrive early. Once occupancy reaches capacity, additional guests will not be permitted to enter.

PTC Instructor Nominated for Governor’s Professor of the Year

Sandy Warner, department head for engineering technology at Piedmont Technical College, has been nominated for the 2013 Governor’s Professor of the Year Award.

“This is such an honor to be recognized for doing what I love,” said Warner.


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