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The doors to the new Piedmont Technical College Newberry County Campus were officially opened for business recently during an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony.
“What started as an idea became a thought. The thought became a plan and plans were acted on,” said Dr. Ray Brooks, PTC president. “We’re here to celebrate that idea, that vision, in the form of this building.”
Piedmont Technical College will sponsor a College Transfer Fair Tuesday, March 12 in room 155B on the Lex Walters Campus. More than 30 colleges and universities will be in attendance to give students information on special bridge programs and transfer pathways. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Students, faculty and staff at Piedmont Technical College recently participated in an Open Mic Poetry Jam in celebration of Black History Month. Presenters included guest poet Kimbi “The Goddess” of Unifyed Sol Poets.
Evelyn Beck has been named Piedmont Technical College’s dean of Arts and Sciences. Beck replaces Donna Foster who was named associate vice president of institutional assessment and compliance in August.
Two Piedmont Technical College students were recently among those named to the Phi Theta Kappa South Carolina All-State Academic Team. Todd Raugh of Greenwood and Erika Tinsley of Newberry will be among the 23 students honored at a ceremony in Columbia in March.
By an overwhelming majority, citizens of Newberry County voted to continue the penny capital project sales tax. The referendum was passed with a 69 percent approval.
This “yes” vote means that plans to expand the Piedmont Technical College facility in Newberry County can move forward.
“We’re excited about this project, and we want to thank the citizens of Newberry for their support. We look forward to getting started on the renovation,” said Dr. Ray Brooks, president of PTC.
February is Financial Aid Awareness Month, and Piedmont Technical College will be hosting a series of events designed to help college bound students understand the options that are available to them to make college more affordable.
“A great amount of financial aid is available each year. Students just need to apply,” said Missy Perry, financial aid director at Piedmont Technical College.
Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2012 fall 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.
The new, state-of-the-art, LEED-certified facility in Newberry is open for business.
“We are so excited with the campus,” said Marilyn Sease, director of the Newberry Campus. “Every student and visitor who has come in has been in awe of the new building.”
Piedmont Technical College’s implementation of Lean in Higher Education has been awarded the prestigious 2013 Bellwether Award, which recognizes outstanding and innovative programs in community college education. The winners were announced earlier today at the Community College Futures Assembly (CCFA) annual meeting in Orlando.