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  • She Said Yes - And Other Recent Graduation Stories

    Noel Johnson graduation speaker

    January 23, 2020

    As she walked off campus way back on her first day of classes at Piedmont Technical College, graduation speaker Noel Johnson of Greenwood, pondered this question: “What could I accomplish if I took every opportunity I was given ― even if I failed?” she said. “That’s when I decided I wanted to be the best student I could be.” Ordinarily a quiet, reserved young woman, Johnson decided that, even if it was uncomfortable or unfamiliar, she indeed would “say yes” to opportunities that came her way. First she said yes and applied for scholarships to reduce her tuition costs. ...

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  • Missy Perry First in SC to Earn CFAA Certification from NASFAA

    January 16, 2020

    With Congress preparing to overhaul the federal Higher Education Act for the ninth time since 1965, you can bet student financial aid policies and regulations will change ― again. Keeping up with such rules is a dizzying prospect, but Missy Perry, director of financial aid at Piedmont Technical College (PTC), has a number of tools to ensure she easily keeps abreast of all developments in the rapidly changing world of college financial aid. One of them is her newly earned national status as a Certified Financial Aid Administrator (CFAA).

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  • Greenwood Corvette Club Donates $500 for Scholarships

    Greenwood Corvette Club philanthropy

    January 15, 2020

    Officials from the Greenwood Corvette Club recently presented a check for $500 to the Piedmont Technical College Foundation to be applied toward the Greenwood Corvette Club Automotive Scholarship, the second scholarship the group has funded to date.

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  • PTC Human Services Students Recognized for Excellence

    Brian Love and Elena Worthing

    December 11, 2019

    Piedmont Technical College recently presented its 2019 Human Services Program awards to exceptional students. The Outstanding Student Awards for summer and fall semesters went to Elena Worthing and Brian Love, both of Greenwood. Love also was presented with the program’s Clinical Excellence Award.

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  • Fall Graduation Set for Dec. 12

    December 9, 2019

    Piedmont Technical College (PTC) will conduct two fall commencement ceremonies on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. The first, at 3 p.m., will celebrate graduates in the arts & sciences, business, computer technology, commercial art & public service, engineering & industrial technologies. The second, at 7 p.m., will celebrate graduates in health care. Both programs will take place in the James Medford Family Event Center on the college’s Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood.

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  • National Technical Honor Society Inducts Five PTC Students

    December 5, 2019

    The Piedmont Technical College (PTC) student chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) on Nov. 15, 2019, inducted five new members: Nicole Herbert, Dorothy Holmes, Tamara Jones, Shae Kuusela, and Tasha Lancaster. All are from Greenwood.

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  • Piedmont Technical College Names New VP for Academic Affairs

    Keli Fewox

    December 4, 2019

    Piedmont Technical College (PTC) on December 2, 2019, welcomed Dr. Keli Fewox as its new vice president for academic affairs, filling the position recently vacated by Dr. Jack Bagwell. Dr. Fewox comes to PTC from Athens Technical College (ATC) in Georgia, where she most recently served as the college’s vice president for academic affairs and institutional effectiveness.

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  • Eaton Presents $30,000 to PTC Foundation for O'Dell Center Construction

    November 26, 2019

    Officials from Eaton in Greenwood on Nov. 19, 2019, presented a check for $30,000 to the Piedmont Technical College Foundation to be applied toward the construction and equipping of the William H. “Billy” O’Dell Upstate Center for Manufacturing Excellence.

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  • Horticulture, Construction Technology Students Learn About Risks of Digging and SC811 Resource

    Lexie Ozerov of SC811

    November 21, 2019

    Piedmont Technical College (PTC) horticulture and building construction students last month learned the real dirt on accidental utility line ruptures and how to prevent them. It’s a growing concern. A recent investigation by Piedmont Natural Gas in North Carolina found a 40% increase in leaks caused by a contractor or other third party. Construction is up in the region, and PTC Horticulture Program Director Daniel Greenwell saw the need to help inform students who share the common risk of digging or excavation in their work about South Carolina 811.

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  • Piedmont Tech Faculty Get Creative to Save Students Money on Textbooks

    November 19, 2019

    Would it be considered extravagant for a young college student to purchase a high-end, 55-inch, flat-screen TV? Every year? Perhaps. But many college students are spending at least as much annually on textbooks and course materials. In fact, the College Board recently reported that the average U.S. college student spent about $1,298 on books and supplies during the last academic year. Convinced that that sort of expense is not reasonable, many college officials are embracing a concept known as Open Educational Resources (OER).

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