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If Tanisha Latimer could be a professional student, that would be her job. But, she’s doing the next best thing as registrar at Piedmont Technical College.
“I love working in higher education,” she said. “I love to see the students come in, unsure of what they’re doing, and see them develop.”
Piedmont Technical College recently held its annual Scholarship luncheon. The following recipients were among those honored:
For a kid, it’s hard to play when it’s hard to breathe. But the respiratory care students at Piedmont Technical College are working to make it a little bit easier.
The gunsmithing class at Piedmont Technical College recently held a fundraising drawing to help the program. The prize for the drawing was a Lyman .50 caliber rifle, “Great Plains” model with Iron sights and all the necessary accessories. The winner of the rifle was Paulette Ross, right, pictured with program coordinator Bob Koster.
Judy Daulton, a business instructor at Piedmont Technical College, has been selected to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in Accounting Education an honor which is presented by the Two-Year Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA).
Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2011 spring 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.
Twenty rising 8th and 9th grade students recently participated in Piedmont Technical College’s ninth Engineering and Industrial Technology camp. Students were introduced to technology with hands-on activities, exploring science, engineering and industrial technology topics with activities in various technology fields, such as robotics, computer-aided drafting, mechatronics and electronics.
Karla Gilliam has stepped to the forefront of education with a new innovative use of the ePortfolio tool in Piedmont Technical College’s Desire2Learn (D2L) web-based platform for online learning. She recently presented on using the ePortfolio at the international D2L Fusion Users conference in Denver, a presentation that caught the attention of many of the participants including the CEO of D2L.
Piedmont Technical College will be holding two summer commencement exercises on August 4.
Commencement exercises will begin at 3 p.m. for agriculture education transfer, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, horticulture, business and information technology, public service, industrial and engineering technology graduates. A 7 p.m. ceremony will be held for health science and nursing graduates. Both commencement exercises will be held in the Multipurpose building at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood.
The nursing program at Piedmont Technical College is working to prepare not only great nurses, but great leaders.
“Volunteering and community service are a big part of the nursing field,” said Tara Harris, interim department head for nursing at PTC. “It also helps to create leaders.”