Student and Alumni Profiles

Piedmont Technical College students come from wide-ranging backgrounds—from first time college students, to four-year college graduates coming back to school to learn a new skill. But they’re united in their drive to improve their lives through education. These are a few of their stories.

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    Brendan Golding

    Machine Tool Technology Major

    Like many Piedmont Technical College students, Brendan Golding did not go to college directly after high school.

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    Grace Eaves

    Transfer Degree Major

    Who wakes up one morning and decides they want to be a dentist?

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    Leah Anthony

    Transfer Degree Major
    Graduation Date: May 2017

    Leah Anthony isn’t your typical teenager. She is a 2017 McCormick High School graduate, but she’s also a 2017 graduate of Piedmont Technical College, thanks to the middle college dual enrollment classes she took.

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    Austin Francis

    Mechatronics Technology Major

    Austin Francis is looking toward the future and a successful career that will last. For the 2017 Clinton High School graduate, the dual enrollment classes he took from Piedmont Technical College were the first steps to that future.

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    Grace Alger

    Transfer Degree Major
    Graduation Date: May 2017

    Grace Alger, like many students her age, has recently started working toward her bachelor’s degree. For the 2017 Mid-Carolina High School graduate, this will be her second college degree, thanks to the dual enrollment classes she took from Piedmont Technical College.

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    Nakisha Anderson

    Business Administration Major
    Graduation Date: December 2016
    Currently: Self Regional Healthcare

    Sometimes now is not the time to find yourself. It may be what you are meant to achieve in the future. Nakisha Anderson knows this.

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    Hector Ortiz

    Transfer Degree Major

    Hector Ortiz already has plans for his future. And he knows the dual enrollment classes he is taking through Piedmont Technical College will help him get there.

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    Cory Nickles

    Mechanical Engineering Technology Major
    Graduation Date: May 2014
    Currently: Sealed Air

    Cory Nickles is always up for a challenge. So, the engineering technology programs at Piedmont Technical College were perfect for him.

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  • Michelle Burns

    Associate Degree Nursing Major
    Graduation Date: May 2017

    For Newberry resident Michelle Burns, becoming a nurse has been a dream since childhood. But like many Piedmont Technical College students, she had to delay that dream until later in life.

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    Abby Pilgrim

    Transfer Degree Major

    Abby Pilgrim knows exactly what she wants to do with her future. And she knows the dual enrollment classes she took through Piedmont Technical College will help her get there.

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