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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.
A group of students and staff from Piedmont Technical College joined more than 300 SC Technical College System students at the State House recently to show their support for the Lottery Tuition Assistance (LTA) program. Speakers included Dr. Darrel W. Staat, System president; Sen. Vincent Sheheen, D-Kershaw, member of Senate Education Committee; Rep.
Students at Piedmont Technical College recently headed back to class. Interested students still have time to enroll for Late Term, which begins February 19.
Registrar Tamatha Sells, left, assists practical nursing student Autumn Barnett of Abbeville with her student ID.
Two members of Piedmont Technical College’s Continuing Education and Economic Development division have been recognized for their outstanding work by the South Carolina Association for Higher Continuing Education (SCAHCE).
The Piedmont Education & Business Alliance recently hosted its eighth annual Guidance Standards and Career Development Workshop at Piedmont Technical College. The event drew nearly 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.
Recent graduates of Piedmont Technical College’s nursing program at the Greenwood campus were recognized in a pinning ceremony in December. Nearly 200 students graduated from the Piedmont Tech nursing program in 2010.