Laurens County

PTC Officials to Meet with Laurens County Community

Officials from Piedmont Technical College will meet with residents of Gray Court on Tuesday, April 12 to discuss public interest in offering classes at the Pleasant View Center.

The announcement comes as the ZF Group prepares to open a plant in Laurens County.

Mayor John Carter said he has shown the center to officials from Piedmont Tech and believes the facility will meet the needs of the college and the community.

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.

Laurens & Newberry Students to Represent PTC at Regional Competition

lensscholarsbowl311High school students from Laurens, Clinton and Newberry will be representing Piedmont Technical College at the annual regional Scholars’ Bowl in Atlanta April 16 after taking the state championship recently at Horry-Georgetown Technical College. The students are part of the Upward Bound LENS program, which serves Laurens, Edgefield, Newberry and Saluda counties.

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 Technical College Welding Classes in Laurens a Success

laurenswelding411The partnership formed between Piedmont Technical College and Laurens District 55 has proven to be a successful venture.

“This was a good opportunity for Piedmont Tech to grow the welding program and benefit all those involved,” said Keith Lasure, dean of engineering and industrial technology at PTC.

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.

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.

PTC Offers $1500 REACH Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College will be hosting information sessions in Greenwood and Laurens Counties for the new REACH program during the week of May 16. The meetings are open to all those interested in learning more about this new two night a week, two year degree program.

Session attendees will be eligible for a $1500 REACH program scholarship.

Scholarships Presented at Annual Luncheon

Piedmont Technical College recently held its annual Scholarship luncheon. The following recipients were among those honored:



Annual Luncheon Honors Scholarship Recipients, Donors

Piedmont Technical College recently held its annual Scholarship luncheon. The following recipients were among those honored:




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