Newberry County

Phi Beta Lambda Hosts National Speaker

The Piedmont Technical College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda recently hosted guest speaker Thomas Payne, director of college and university relations with Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc.

Local Veterinarians Earn Place on Wall of Honor

Piedmont Technical College’s Foundation recently recognized local two veterinarians for their cumulative contributions in support of the Veterinary Technology program through the Veterinary Technician of Excellence Scholarship, awarded annually to a veterinary technology student. Their recent contributions resulted in Dr. Randy Basinger and Dr.

Piedmont Tech’s New Newberry County Campus Open for Business

The doors to the new Piedmont Technical College Newberry County Campus were officially opened for business recently during an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony.

“What started as an idea became a thought. The thought became a plan and plans were acted on,” said Dr. Ray Brooks, PTC president. “We’re here to celebrate that idea, that vision, in the form of this building.”

Piedmont Tech to Sponsor College Transfer Fair

Piedmont Technical College will sponsor a College Transfer Fair Tuesday, March 12 in room 155B on the Lex Walters Campus. More than 30 colleges and universities will be in attendance to give students information on special bridge programs and transfer pathways. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

PTC Sponsors Annual Black History Month Poetry Jam

Students, faculty and staff at Piedmont Technical College recently participated in an Open Mic Poetry Jam in celebration of Black History Month. Presenters included guest poet Kimbi “The Goddess” of Unifyed Sol Poets. 

New Dean of Arts and Sciences Named

Evelyn Beck has been named Piedmont Technical College’s dean of Arts and Sciences. Beck replaces Donna Foster who was named associate vice president of institutional assessment and compliance in August.

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. Todd Raugh of Greenwood and Erika Tinsley of Newberry will be among the 23 students honored at a ceremony in Columbia in March.

PTC Excited about New Campus in Newberry

By an overwhelming majority, citizens of Newberry County voted to continue the penny capital project sales tax. The referendum was passed with a 69 percent approval.

This “yes” vote means that plans to expand the Piedmont Technical College facility in Newberry County can move forward.

“We’re excited about this project, and we want to thank the citizens of Newberry for their support. We look forward to getting started on the renovation,” said Dr. Ray Brooks, president of PTC.

FAFSA Days at Piedmont Tech Help Students Prepare for College

February is Financial Aid Awareness Month, and Piedmont Technical College will be hosting a series of events designed to help college bound students understand the options that are available to them to make college more affordable.

“A great amount of financial aid is available each year. Students just need to apply,” said Missy Perry, financial aid director at Piedmont Technical College.

Academic Honor Students Recognized for 2012 Fall Semester

Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2012 fall semester 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.


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