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Piedmont Technical College President Dr. Ray Brooks has announced that Dr. Jack Bagwell has joined the college as the vice president for academic affairs.
Bagwell is a graduate of Winthrop University, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology. He earned his doctorate in educational studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2010.
Piedmont Technical College’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens recently showcased its new mechatronics lab by hosting training for mechatronics instructors from across the state.
Piedmont Technical College will be holding two summer commencement exercises on August 7.
Piedmont Technical College’s Continuing Education and Economic Development division recently won the 2014 National Exemplary Program Award from the National Council for Continuing Education & Training (NCCET) for its work at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens County.
The honor will be presented during the NCCET’s annual awards ceremony in Denver in September. The award recognizes impact on need, innovation, sustainability and replicability.
The loss of a high school course turned into a great opportunity for one Laurens District High School graduate.
As a freshman, Braxton Michels was interested in the machine tool class offered at LDHS. However, when the teacher left to pursue other opportunities, the course was discontinued. But, Michels knew he wanted to enroll in some form of industrial or manufacturing curriculum.
Piedmont Technical College recently received a generous donation as part of the funds raised through the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Charity Classic. The $40,000 presented to the Foundation was a portion of the $250,000 raised from the tournament to help nonprofit organizations in the seven-county area who provide services for women.
Piedmont Technical College’s welding program is expanding to the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens County for the fall.
Students looking to enroll in the Piedmont Technical College respiratory care program will notice changes for the fall semester. The curriculum has been revised to better accommodate the advances in the health care system and to streamline the path of students in the program.
The partnership between Piedmont Technical College and Laurens District 56 has again produced graduates from the PTC journeyman welding certificate program at Clinton High School.
“This was a great opportunity for the students in Clinton,” said Amanda Richardson, director of dual enrollment at PTC. “We are excited about the success of the partnership.”
Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2014 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.
President’s List students include: