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Piedmont Technical College president Dr. Ray Brooks, back center, honored six college associates with the Presidential Medallion, the institution’s most prestigious award, at PTC’s recent commencement exercises. Instituted in 1991 during the college’s silver anniversary celebration, the medallions recognize individuals who have made significant contributions toward excellence in education.
Piedmont Technical College President Dr. Ray Brooks has named Dr. Donna Foster the college’s Associate Vice President of Institutional Assessment and Compliance.
Foster joined the college in 1992 as the developmental mathematics coordinator and a member of the math faculty. Most recently, she served as dean of arts and sciences.
Representatives from Piedmont Technical College, readySC and the ZFGroup took advantage of the Open House festivities at the new Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens to solidify the agreement between the three entities concerning all training for the company.
“This agreement that confirms our commitment to work collaboratively to provide the training for ZF employees,” said Susan Heath, area director for readySC.
The Multipurpose building 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.
Piedmont Technical College will be holding two summer commencement exercises on August 2.
Commencement exercises will begin at 3 p.m. for Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, business and information technology, 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.
Piedmont Technical College offers the lowest tuition cost of any college within the region, but for many students, even affordable tuition rates may seem out of reach. Assistance is available in many forms, including one of the newest scholarship programs, the Hi-Tech Scholars Program.
Kenny Price had his foot in the door with Burnstein von Seelen even before he completed his machine tool technology degree at Piedmont Technical College.
The Abbeville company took Price on as an apprentice in the Tool and Die division, which has now led to a full-time position with the company.
And they’re looking for even more machinists.
At Piedmont Technical College’s recent spring commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for academic achievement.
A team of four representing Fujifilm captured the 18th Industry Cup at the 20th annual Piedmont Technical College Foundation Golf Classic. Fran Wiley, executive director of the Piedmont Technical College Foundation and tournament coordinator, center, presented the trophy to the winning foursome. Beating out over 17 other teams with a gross score of 56, the winners were, from left to right, Andy Dutton, Wiley, Jim Lane and Hugo Perez. Not pictured is Matt Broadwell.
Piedmont Technical College president Dr. Ray Brooks, back right, honored six community leaders and college associates with the Presidential Medallion, the institution’s most prestigious award, at PTC’s recent commencement exercises. Pictured with Brooks accepting the Presidential Medallions were, front from left, Mike Pitts, District 14 representative; Carolyn Kelley, administrative specialist at PTC; and Dianne Partlow, financial aid counselor at PTC.