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Piedmont Technical College is partnering with the directors of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in all seven counties of its service area to offer a new GED Scholarship to recent GED graduates.
Beginning in fall 2014, GED graduates enrolling full time in a certificate or diploma program will receive a $250 scholarship. Graduates enrolling in an associate degree program will receive $500 over two years.
For students enrolling part time, the scholarships will be pro-rated based on the number of credit hours taken.
The James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College was the setting for the culmination of many dreams for the more than 200 Piedmont Technical College graduates who took center stage in two commencement ceremonies.
Dr. Ray Brooks, president, welcomed graduates, family and guests to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates.
D2L will be down for extended maintenance and a major upgrade from 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 8 until 12 p.m. on Monday, May 12. The system will be fully operational by noon on May 12 and all spring semester courses will be viewable by students until midnight Sunday, May 18. Students may check their grades in Pathway starting May 8. Pathway will not be down.
Awards for service to Piedmont Technical College totaling 190 years were presented at a recent luncheon. Recipients and their individual service totals are: (front, from left) Jenney Johns (20); Debbie Tharpe (30); and Linda Thomas (20). Back, Reggie King (20); Tommy Gortney (30); Kendra Rodgers (10); Donna Foster (30); Joe Bowers (30); and Dr. Ray Brooks, president of PTC. The group represents every sector of the institution, including faculty and staff.
Piedmont Technical College will be holding two spring commencement exercises on May 8.
Commencement exercises will begin at 3 p.m. for Associate in Arts and Associate in Science, business, computer technology and public service graduates. A 7 p.m. ceremony will be held for agriculture, industrial and engineering technology, health science and nursing graduates. Both commencement exercises will be held in the James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood.
Piedmont Technical College will once again be offering Instant Admissions Day this summer to make enrolling in college easy.
Instant Admissions Day will be Thursday, May 1 for summer registration. Admissions and financial aid counselors will be on hand to help students through the entire enrollment process in just one day.
“We wanted to provide students with a one-stop option to enroll in classes,” said Sydney Crawford, admissions counselor.
Scholarships were presented to students and donors were recognized at the recent scholarship luncheon.
Piedmont Technical College recently hosted area guidance counselors and career development specialists for an in-service workshop. The event drew professionals from across the seven counties.
The event was begun to allow schools, colleges and communities to collaborate on improving the implementation of the S.C. Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA) of 2005.
Piedmont Technical College has partnered with Scotts Miracle Gro to offer apprenticeship opportunities for students in the horticulture technology and diversified agriculture programs.
“This is a great arrangement for Scotts and our students,” said Hugh Bland, diversified agriculture program coordinator. “The company will have representatives who not only can work just part of the year, but who will have the knowledge to answer customer questions.”
Officials at Piedmont Technical College are looking forward to a good turnout for the summer term as the VIP registration period draws near.
Registration for the summer term begins April 1 and runs through April 30. Students who register during this period become “VIPs” and receive their first choice of classes and a $25 registration fee waiver.
“We will have a wide array of offerings in all of our programs,” said Jennifer Wilbanks, interim vice president for academic affairs.