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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.
More than 350 Piedmont Technical College students and alumni recently took advantage of the college’s 32nd annual Employers Day. Representatives from more than 50 businesses, industries and service agencies were on hand to offer information about current and future job opportunities.
Pottery lovers and shoppers will once again have an opportunity to see the work of local pottery students as Piedmont Technical College hosts its Spring Pottery Show and Sale. The exhibit and sale will feature the works of students enrolled in the Professional Clay certificate program.
More than 30 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.