Newberry County

Piedmont Tech BCT Program Wins Award

Piedmont Technical College’s building construction technology program recently won the 2015 Service Learning Award presented by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. The program was honored for their work on a renovation project at the Ninety Six National Historical Site, locally known as Star Fort.

“We are extremely proud of our students,” said David Kibler, interim dean of engineering and industrial technologies at PTC. “It was a great opportunity for the students to work collaboratively with the community.”

Scholars, Donors Honored at Luncheon

Scholarships were presented to students and donors were recognized at the recent scholarship luncheon.


Summer Camps and Programs Provide Options for All Ages

Young people looking for something different, fun and exciting to do this summer will find several options available from Piedmont Technical College. A variety of educational as well as entertaining camps and programs will be offered for kids of all ages.

Students Honored at Awards Ceremony

At Piedmont Technical College’s 41st annual Student Awards and Recognition Program, president Dr. Ray Brooks applauded the achievements of more than 75 student leaders.  The ceremony attracted students, faculty, staff, friends and family members.

Piedmont Tech Recognizes Employees for 320 Years of Service

Awards for service to Piedmont Technical College totaling 320 years were presented at a recent luncheon. Recipients and their individual service totals are: (front, from left) Lisa Crawford (20); Brenda Dailey (10); Carol Paguntalan (20); Toni Lee (20); Brenda Edwards (10); Betty Jean Gilchrist (30); Sissy Copeland (40); and Lynn Baker (30). Back, Dr. Ray Brooks, president of PTC; David Martin (10); David Rosenbaum (20); David Kibler (20); Zeolean Kinard (30); Jason Collins (10); Pleshette Elmore (10); Sandy Warner (20); and Dedrick Gantt (10). Not pictured is Jennifer Wilbanks (10).

Piedmont Technical College to Hold Commencement May 7

Piedmont Technical College will hold two spring commencement exercises on May 7. 

Commencement exercises will begin at 3 p.m. for agriculture, 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. 

PTC to Host She’s Somebody’s Hero with Diana Jordan

Women have always been heroes. They do extraordinary things, but so often, we think of them as ordinary. They shape the world, trying to make it kinder, softer, more compassionate, and a more beautiful place to live.

To celebrate women, Piedmont Technical College will host “She’s Somebody’s Hero featuring Diana Jordan” Friday, May 15.

Newberry County Council Makes Donation to Mechatronics Program

Newberry County recently made a generous contribution to the Piedmont Technical College Foundation to help support the mechatronics technology program in Newberry. Pictured are, from left, David Kibler, interim dean of engineering and industrial technologies; Kevin Moore, mechatronics technology coordinator; Fran Wiley, assistant vice president for development, PTC Foundation; Bill Waldrop, Newberry County Council member; Les Hipp, Newberry County Council member and chairman of the economic development committee; and Wayne Adams, Newberry County Council administrator.

Agape Senior Makes Donation to OTA Program

Agape Senior recently made a generous contribution to the Piedmont Technical College Foundation to help support the occupational therapy assistant (OTA) program in Newberry. Pictured are, from left, Isabelle Beveridge, OTA program director; Dr. Jerry Alewine, dean of health science; Fran Wiley, assistant vice president for development, PTC Foundation; and Barry James, Midlands Regional president for Agape Senior.

Engineering Technology Students Are Prepared for Rewarding Careers

Piedmont Technical College offers a number of programs that connect graduates with careers after completing a two-year degree. For students who are fascinated by the big impact technology has on our lives, and enjoy a hands-on approach to problem-solving, that career could likely be engineering technology.

Sandy Warner, department head of PTC’s Engineering Technology program, explains that engineering is at the heart of every facet of modern life. Engineers develop the concepts for solving problems and work to improve existing technology.


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