March 22, 2012
Six new members were recently inducted into the Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society at Piedmont Technical College. Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology, just as Phi Beta Kappa is for liberal arts and Tau Beta Pi is for engineering. Founded in 1953 and managed for more than 30 years by engineering technology educator Frederick J. Berger, Tau Alpha Pi is open to both associate-degree and baccalaureate candidates.
Inductees were Brittany Brown, engineering graphics technology (EGT) student from Laurens; Corey Nickles, EGT student from Greenwood; David Roddy, general engineering technology student from Greenwood; Brandy Hudson, EGT student from Greenwood; Jeremy Quattlebaum, mechanical engineering technology (MET) student from Saluda; and Brianna Williams, MET student from Hodges.
Tau Alpha Pi is open by invitation only to the top four percent of an institution’s total engineering technology enrollment. Piedmont Tech’s Eta chapter began in 1995 and is one of only three chapters in the state.
Photo Caption: The Tau Alpha Pi Engineering Honor Society at Piedmont Technical College recently held its annual induction for new members. Participants were, from left, Reco Johnson, Brianna Williams, Brandy Hudson, Charlie Trotter, Brittany Brown, Corey Nickles and Tom Hackett. Not pictured are David Roddy and Jeremy Quattlebaum. Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology, open by invitation only to the top four percent of an institution’s total engineering technology enrollment.