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The Piedmont Education & Business Alliance recently hosted its tenth annual Guidance Standards and Career Development Workshop at Piedmont Technical College. The event drew more than 100 school counselors and career development professionals from 10 school districts in Abbeville, Clinton, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, Ninety Six, Saluda and Ware Shoals.
Ten new members were recently inducted into the Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society at Piedmont Technical College. Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology, just as Phi Beta Kappa is for liberal arts and Tau Beta Pi is for engineering. Founded in 1953 and managed for more than 30 years by engineering technology educator Frederick J.
Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2012 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:
In order to better meet the needs of a growing student body, Piedmont Technical College has created a College Preparatory division.
“At PTC, student success has always been our primary concern,” said Lisa Martin, associate dean. “As our enrollment continues to grow at PTC, we have to look at new ways to deliver instruction to a very diverse population.”
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.
Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2010 fall 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.
More than 25 colleges and universities were in attendance recently at a College Transfer Fair sponsored by Piedmont Technical College. The fair was provided to give students information on special bridge programs and transfer pathways.
Seventy new members were recently inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Piedmont Technical College. Phi Theta Kappa was established in 1918 to honor two-year college students and boasts more than 1,200 chapters today. The Carolinas region includes 75 active chapters in the two-state area. Piedmont Tech’s Omega Chi chapter became the first among South Carolina’s technical colleges in 1974.
Beginning in the fall, Piedmont Technical College will launch a partnership with McCormick County Schools that will provide a significant jump-start for students. With the fall term, McCormick High School seniors will have the opportunity to enroll in the new Middle College program.
“This partnership provides one more opportunity for the students in McCormick County,” said Shelby Dominick, dual enrollment director at Piedmont Tech.
Sandy Warner, department head for engineering technology at Piedmont Technical College, has been nominated for the 2013 Governor’s Professor of the Year Award.
“This is such an honor to be recognized for doing what I love,” said Warner.