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Piedmont Tech Receives Grant for Gunsmithing Program

Nov
04
2011

nragrant1111Piedmont Technical College’s gunsmithing program has been awarded nearly $3000 in firearms from the National Rifle Association (NRA). The guns will be part of a new gun library.

The idea to obtain the grant came from Rick Sellars, a student in the program.

PTC Kicks-off One Book, One College Series

Oct
31
2011

Piedmont Technical College will kick off its One Book, One College series this week with an introduction to this year’s spotlight novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven.

Piedmont Tech Welcomes New Presidential Ambassadors

Dec
05
2011

presidentialambassadors1111Each year, Piedmont Technical College chooses some of its best and brightest to serve as Presidential Ambassadors. These students represent the college at campus functions, provide tours and speak about their experiences to potential students.

PTC's Cobra Drawing Finalists Named

Dec
05
2011

newcobratickets1011The Piedmont Technical College Foundation held its drawing for the 10 finalists for the 1965 student-built Cobra Replica Monday.

PTC Holds Annual Fall Kick-off and Club Fair

Sep
26
2012

Students at Piedmont Technical College were recently treated to a Fall Kick-off and Club Fair. The annual event welcomes students back to class and introduces them to the clubs and organizations available on campus.

Author Providing Creative Writing Class at PTC

Sep
27
2012

For those interested in learning how to become a writer, Piedmont Technical College has the class for you. And the college is turning to a published author to teach it.

David Moody, who recently released his second novel, The Good Reverend, will be conducting two classes this fall –creative writing for beginners and beginner poetry.

PTC Hosts Workshop for Educational Professionals

Dec
06
2011

inserviceworkshop1211The Piedmont Education & Business Alliance recently hosted its ninth annual Guidance Standards and Career Development Workshop at Piedmont Technical College. The event drew more than 100 school counselors and career development professionals from 10 school districts in Abbeville, Clinton, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, Ninety Six, Saluda and Ware Shoals.

PTC Counselor Selected Innovative Educator

Dec
02
2011

pleshetteelmoreaward1111Pleshette Elmore, director of Student Support Services at Piedmont Technical College, was recently selected as the Innovative Educator of the Month by Cengage Learning. A 1990 graduate of Lander University, Elmore spent four years at Self Regional Healthcare before becoming a caseworker and the coordinator at GLEAMNS.

Developmental Studies Students, Faculty Collect for Meg’s House

Dec
16
2011

developmentalstudiesdonation1211Students in the Piedmont Technical College developmental studies program joined with the arts and sciences division to collect toiletry products and hygiene products for MEG’s House. More than 770 items were collected and delivered through the Greenwood Women’s Forum. The drive was an effort to promote community service.

Piedmont Tech Graduates First Practical Nursing Students in Laurens

Jan
04
2012

pnlaurens1211The new practical nursing program for Piedmont Technical College based at the Laurens County Higher Education Center recently had its first class of graduates from the Laurens County program.