Edgefield County

AT&T Provides Support for Dual Enrollment Program

AT&T recently made a generous $5,000 donation to the Piedmont Technical College Foundation to help support the dual enrollment program at Strom Thurmond High School. 

“Through our AT&T Aspire initiative, we emphasize preparing high school students to be career- or college-ready,” said Ike Byrd, regional director for AT&T. “We appreciate the opportunity to support this program, which has a track record of helping students prepare for the future.” 

Area Piedmont Technical College Students Head 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 Sept. 27.

 

first day abbevilleDonalds resident Joshua Nance, a criminal justice student, left, receives help printing out his schedule from admissions administrative specialist Hannah Beaty. 

 

 

Spanish Instructor Shares Her Love of Culture with Students

Jennifer Lopes has had a love of Hispanic culture since she was a child. Now she is bringing that love to the classroom at Piedmont Technical College.

“My mother took us to the children’s museum to see an exhibit on Latin America,” Lopes said. “I fell in love with the culture and the language. From that point on, I decided I wanted to speak Spanish.”

Piedmont Technical College Recognizes Graduates

The James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College was the setting for the culmination of many dreams for the more than 300 Piedmont Technical College graduates who took center stage in two commencement ceremonies.

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

Outstanding Students Honored at Piedmont Technical College Graduation

At Piedmont Technical College’s recent summer commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for academic achievement. 

 

Area Practical Nursing Students Honored

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

 

Scholarships Presented at Luncheon

Scholarships were awarded recently at a luncheon honoring donors and recipients.

 

Piedmont Technical College to Hold Commencement August 4

Piedmont Technical College will be holding two summer commencement exercises on Aug. 4. 

Commencement exercises will begin at 3 p.m. for health science and nursing graduates. A ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. for Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, business and information technology, industrial technology and engineering technology graduates. Both commencement exercises will be held in the James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood. 

HVAC Program Opens New Facility

The heating, ventilation and air conditioning program at Piedmont Technical College is on its way to becoming the premier training facility in the southeast with the recent addition of a state-of-the-art building.

“We spent many hours in discussion and planning to get the ball rolling,” said David Kibler, interim dean of engineering and industrial technologies. “Now we have a first-class, state-of-the-art training facility that is possibly the best HVAC training facility in the state of South Carolina, and maybe in the southeast.”

Piedmont Tech Signs Agreement with Strom Thurmond Career Center

Piedmont Technical College and Strom Thurmond Career Center recently signed an agreement that will enhance the transfer of students from the career center to PTC and provide a seamless transition for students to enter the automotive technology program.

This partnership will offer high school students in Edgefield County the opportunity to earn credit in the automotive program at Piedmont Tech while enrolled at the career center.

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