Laurens County

Benefactors and Community Leaders Honored by PTC Foundation

Benefactors and community leaders joined together at Piedmont Technical College recently to celebrate and toast the successes of the past year with the annual benefactors’ event.

Dr. Ray Brooks, president of PTC, welcomed those in attendance. The event was to honor Cornerstone Society members and benefactors who had contributed to the growth and success of the college.

Center for Advanced Manufacturing Continues to Expand

Piedmont Technical College’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) is continuing to expand to meet the needs of industry in Laurens County.

The facility, which opened in 2012, will begin work on Phase Three construction after the first of the year with completion slated for fall 2017. The current 4000 sq. ft. flex space will be converted to a board/meeting room, two classrooms and additional office and storage space. An additional 4800 sq. ft. flexible lab space will be added to the facility.

Academic Honor Students Recognized for 2016 Summer Term

Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2016 summer term 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.

President’s List students:

Abbeville County - Timothy A. Cann, Richard A. Coleman and Jorge D. Ortega, all of Abbeville.

PTC Thanks Area Officials with BBQ

The Piedmont Technical College Area Commission recently hosted a barbecue dinner at Bermuda’s at The Links at Stoney Point, for local, state and federal legislators to raise awareness of PTC’s vital role in the workforce development of South Carolina’s Lakelands region. The event was attended by more than 100 people, including legislative officials, the Piedmont Technical College Area Commission, PTC Foundation Board members and members of the PTC faculty and staff.

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. 

 

Associate Degree Nursing Students Honored

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

 

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. 

 

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