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Piedmont Technical College’s engineering technology program offers a variety of options that allow students to begin their education at PTC and then seamlessly transfer into programs at the University of South Carolina, South Carolina State University or USC Upstate.
Lisa Jackson, a developmental mathematics instructor at Piedmont Technical College, was recently awarded the South Carolina Association for Developmental Education’s Outstanding Service to Students Award.
A group of students and staff from Piedmont Technical College joined nearly 300 SC Technical College System students at the State House recently to show their support for the Lottery Tuition Assistance (LTA) program. Speakers included Dr. Darrel W. Staat, System president; Sen. John Courson, R-Richland, chairman, Senate Education Committee; Rep.
Scholarships were awarded recently at a luncheon honoring donors and recipients.
CeramTec recently made a generous donation to the Piedmont Technical College Foundation toward the new Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Laurens County, a training facility designed to assist the County’s growing manufacturing sector.
Plans for the Piedmont Technical College Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Laurens County were announced in late August 2011, and the project is moving forward quickly. The necessary demolition work is now complete, and construction began in early January.
“The new Center will be a huge asset to Laurens County,” said Jonathan Coleman, deputy director at the Laurens County Development Corporation.
Piedmont Technical College has welcomed Alesia Brown as the director of human resources.
Piedmont Technical College’s work to implement the Lean methodology in a community college setting has won the College national recognition.
PTC has been selected as a finalist for a prestigious 2012 Bellwether Award, which recognizes outstanding, innovative programs and practices that are successfully leading community colleges into the future.
“This award is an affirmation of our institutional dedication to ‘work smarter’,” said Dr. Ray Brooks, PTC president.
J. Richard Cain has been named to represent Laurens County on the Piedmont Technical College Area Commission. Members of the governing board are recommended by their legislative delegation and appointed by the governor for four-year terms. Cain replaces Randy Garrett, who represented the county from 2007-2011.
Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2011 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.