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Duke Energy South Carolina recently made a generous contribution to the Piedmont Technical College Foundation. Pictured at the check presentation are, from left, Dr. Ray Brooks, PTC president; Fran Wiley, PTC Foundation executive director; and Theo L. Lane, district manager for government and community relations for Duke Energy South Carolina.
Seventy new members were recently inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Piedmont Technical College. Phi Theta Kappa was established in 1918 to honor two-year college students and boasts more than 1,200 chapters today. The Carolinas region includes 75 active chapters in the two-state area. Piedmont Tech’s Omega Chi chapter became the first among South Carolina’s technical colleges in 1974.
The Senior Nursing Management Class students at Piedmont Technical College recently hosted their annual Spring Health Fair. Each year, nursing students invite health providers from across the region to participate and nursing students provide students, faculty and staff at the College access to a variety of health evaluations.
Piedmont Technical College has launched a new program called REACH, which is designed to help working adults fit a college education into their busy lives. The College is accepting applications for the program now, which will be offered at the Laurens County Higher Education Center, and on the Greenwood Campus. Classes begin in August.
According to the US Census Bureau, more than 50 percent of adults over the age of 25 in Laurens County, and 45 percent in Greenwood County have graduated from high school but lack a college degree.
Awards for service to Piedmont Technical College totaling 330 years were presented at a recent luncheon. Recipients and their individual service totals are: (front, from left) Debra Auten (30); Dianne Partlow (30); Kimberly Cox (10); Evelyn Beck (20); Lenette Thompson (10); Gail Robbins (20); Crystal Suggs (10); and Sharon Saxon (10).
At Piedmont Technical College’s 37th annual Student Awards and Recognition Program, president Dr. Ray Brooks applauded the achievements of more than 60 student leaders. The ceremony, which was held in the college’s James C. Self Conference Center, attracted students, faculty, staff, friends and family members.
More than 450 graduates of Piedmont Technical College will receive certificates, diplomas and associate degrees during spring commencement exercises on May 12.
Commencement exercises will begin at 7 p.m. at the Finis Horne Arena at Lander University, and graduates as well as guests are encouraged to arrive early. Once occupancy reaches capacity, additional guests will not be permitted to enter.
Sandy Warner, department head for engineering technology at Piedmont Technical College, has been nominated for the 2013 Governor’s Professor of the Year Award.
“This is such an honor to be recognized for doing what I love,” said Warner.
It's not often heard that stubbornness or hard-headedness can be a virtue.
But those very traits helped Chappells native Daniel Alvarez get on the fast track to his dream career of becoming a professional race car driver.
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Kim Ashley’s life has taken many twists and turns. While not all of those twists have been happy, she will tell you they have transformed her life.