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Piedmont Technical College will kick off its One Book, One College series November 5 with an introduction to this year’s spotlight collection of poetry, Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry. The dazzling new anthology of 180 contemporary poems, selected and introduced by America’s Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, is inspired by the poem-a-day program with the Library of Congress.
Piedmont Technical College’s Foundation recently recognized the Medford Family Foundation for their cumulative contributions in support of the college. Their recent contributions resulted in the foundation earning the recognition of Grand Benefactor on the PTC Foundation’s Wall of Honor which recognizes donors to the college. Pictured in front of the Wall of Honor are, from left, Dr.
The Funeral Service Education department at Piedmont Technical College is continuing its path to becoming the premier training facility for current and future funeral directors in the Southeast. The program is now working to make the students more job-ready by bringing in experts to assist with resume and interview skills.
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 work force development of South Carolina’s Lakelands region.
Each 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. This year’s select 12 are from a variety of backgrounds, representing many program areas and hometowns, but they all have one thing in common.
Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2013 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 include:
Abbeville County - Jennifer L. Chen, Kevin W. Claussen, Brennan D. Ferguson and Nathan W. Freeman, all of Abbeville; and De’Lunta D. Sampson of Calhoun Falls.
Three Piedmont Technical College projects have been awarded funding through the Duke Energy Foundation and the Clemson Center for Workforce Development (CUCWD).
Beginning in Fall 2014, Piedmont Technical College will become one of only two technical colleges in the state to offer an Honors Program for students seeking an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science degree.
“We are excited to provide a challenging new approach for some of our higher-achieving students,” said Kathryn Brackett, honors program director.
National Health Care (NHC) of Greenwood and NHC of Laurens recently made a generous donation to the Nursing program at Piedmont Technical College to assist with education in the field of geriatrics. Pictured at the check presentation are, from left, Dr. Ray Brooks, PTC president; Rickie Shearer, administrator at NHC Laurens; Rick Sellars, administrator at NHC Greenwood; Tara Harris, dean of Nursing; and Fran Wiley, executive director of the PTC Foundation.
Students enrolled at Piedmont Technical College in Laurens will soon be able to complete their associate degree in less time.
Beginning in Fall 2014, students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university can earn an Associate in Arts degree in one year.
“We want to give high-achieving students an option that will get them to a four-year college or university at a faster rate,” said Jennifer Wilbanks, associate vice president for academic affairs and off-campus.