Newberry County

BBQ Dinner Thanks Area Officials

The Piedmont Technical College Area Commission recently hosted a barbecue dinner at Bermuda’s at The Links at Stoney Point, for local, state and federal legislators to raise awareness of PTC’s vital role in the work force development of South Carolina’s Lakelands region. The event was attended by more than 130 people, including legislative officials, the Piedmont Technical College Area Commission and members of the PTC faculty and staff.

Piedmont Tech Welcomes New Presidential Ambassadors

Each year, Piedmont Technical College chooses some of its best and brightest to serve as Presidential Ambassadors. These students represent the college at campus functions, provide tours and speak about their experiences to potential students. This year’s select 12 are from a variety of backgrounds, representing many program areas and hometowns, but they all have one thing in common.

Academic Honor Students Recognized for 2013 Summer Term

Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2013 summer term 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 students include:

Abbeville County - Jennifer L. Chen, Kevin W. Claussen, Brennan D. Ferguson and Nathan W. Freeman, all of Abbeville; and De’Lunta D. Sampson of Calhoun Falls.

PTC Receives Duke Energy Foundation Awards for Programs

Three Piedmont Technical College projects have been awarded funding through the Duke Energy Foundation and the Clemson Center for Workforce Development (CUCWD).

Piedmont Tech to Launch Honors Program

Beginning in Fall 2014, Piedmont Technical College will become one of only two technical colleges in the state to offer an Honors Program for students seeking an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science degree.

“We are excited to provide a challenging new approach for some of our higher-achieving students,” said Kathryn Brackett, honors program director.

PTC Welcomes Students Back to Class

Students at Piedmont Technical College recently headed back to class. Interested students still have time to enroll for Late Term, which begins September 26.


Abbeville resident Khree Greene, an associate degree nursing student, right, receives assistance from financial aid specialist Carolyn Kelley.





Cardiovascular Technology Program Receives Accreditation

The Cardiovascular Technology program at Piedmont Technical College recently received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), becoming the only associate degree cardiovascular technology program accredited in the state.

“The accreditation is a testament to the quality of the Cardiovascular Technology program at Piedmont Technical College,” said Jerry Alewine, dean of health science.

Longtime PTC Instructor Receives Award

Kathryn White, an adjunct instructor at Piedmont Technical College, has been awarded the first annual Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.

Nursing Graduates Recognized at Pinning Ceremony

Recent graduates of Piedmont Technical College’s associate degree nursing and practical nursing programs at the Lex Walters campus were recognized in a pinning ceremony in August. 


Commencement at Piedmont Technical College Honors Graduates

The James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College welcomed more than 375 Piedmont Technical College graduates for two commencement ceremonies to celebrate their accomplishments.

Dr. Ray Brooks, president, welcomed graduates, family and guests to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates.


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