News

  • Hybrid Classes Allow In-Person College Experience at PTC

    Vidhee Patel

    November 24, 2020

    Sometimes there is just no substitute for feeling the air waft across a breezeway and sliding into a desk to receive instruction that’s not broadcast through a screen. That’s why so many students at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) opt for hybrid courses that allow them to have the physical, in-person experience on campus at least part of the time, socially distanced, of course.

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  • Student Teacher: 'Today Was a Good Day'

    Caroline Falls

    November 18, 2020

    When duty called, Piedmont Tech student teacher Caroline Falls was fully prepared to lead a first-grade classroom for the first time without her supervising teacher, Kimber Burrell, at Hodges Elementary School.

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  • Buis Completes Career Pathways Leadership Development Academy

    Trish Buis

    November 17, 2020

    Trish Buis, training coordinator with the Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Economic Development and Continuing Education Division, recently completed the National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) Leadership Development Academy (LDA).

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  • Area Commission Selects Dr. Hope Rivers as PTC's Third President

    Dr. Hope Rivers

    November 12, 2020

    The Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Area Commission has selected Dr. Hope Rivers to serve as the college’s third president, effective January 4, 2021. The decision was made after a nationwide search to fill the position vacated by the pending retirement of longtime president Dr. L. Ray Brooks.

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  • Teaching the 3 Rs -- Plus Kindness and Character: A Student Teacher's Reflections, Part 2

    Kimber Burrell's class at Hodges Elementary School

    November 10, 2020

    At Hodges Elementary School, Ms. Kimber Burrell’s first-grade class has eased into an affable routine this fall. They study the “Number of the Day.” They have reading time. They sing songs. And every day they are in class, the youngsters also learn words of affirmation, words that help instill self-confidence and reinforce the importance of being kind to others. Piedmont Technical College early education student and practice teacher Caroline Falls believes the affirmations will have a lasting effect on the children.

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  • College Announces Finalists in Presidential Search

    November 5, 2020

    After a national search, the Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Area Commission has narrowed the field to its top three finalists for the position of president.

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  • PTC Names New Dean for Engineering and Industrial Technology

    Alvie Coes III

    November 5, 2020

    Piedmont Technical College (PTC) is pleased to announce that Alvie Coes III will serve as the college’s new Dean for Engineering and Industrial Technology.

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  • PTC Announces Presidential Ambassadors for 2020-21

    Presidential Ambassador gives speech.

    November 4, 2020

    Each year, Piedmont Technical College (PTC) chooses some of its best and brightest students to serve as Presidential Ambassadors. These students represent the college at campus events, provide campus tours and speak about their experiences to various audiences, including potential students and civic organizations. This year’s 14 ambassadors hail from a variety of backgrounds and represent many program areas, but they all have one thing in common ― they share a deep gratitude for the impact Piedmont Tech has had on their lives.

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  • Hundreds Already Attending In-Person Classes; PTC Offers Maximum Flexibility in Course Format Options

    Phillip Calhoun and Dylan Davenport

    October 28, 2020

    One of the big draws for students enrolling at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) traditionally has been the smaller class sizes and direct personal access to instructors. And while PTC professors have moved heaven and earth to maintain close contact with their students at a time when pandemic pushed instruction into the virtual realm last spring, many students simply learn better in person. It is those students, in particular, who should know that they can find in-person options on campus today.

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  • Student Teacher Asks 'What Would Burrell Do?"

    Kimber Burrell and Caroline Falls

    October 27, 2020

    During her first week of her field practice teaching experience at Hodges Elementary School, Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Early Care and Education Major Caroline Falls found great wisdom in the subtle things, like how to respond correctly and empathetically to a student posing an awkward question. In her first week in Kimber Burrell’s first grade classroom, Falls constantly looked to the senior teacher to see how she handled various, sometimes uncomfortable situations.

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