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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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  • Scholarship Expansions Allow More to Attend PTC Tuition-Free

    Kylie Wash

    November 7, 2019

    The SC Technical College System (SCTCS) recently took action to double the award for the SC Workforce and Industrial Needs Scholarship (SC WINS) and increase the allowable award for the Lottery Tuition Assistance (LTA).

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  • Instant Admission Day Set for November 20 in Greenwood

    Piedmont Tech Instant Admission Day

    November 6, 2019

    Admissions and financial aid counselors in Greenwood will be on hand from 9 a.m. top 5 p.m. on Nov. 20 to help students get accepted and complete the enrollment process quickly for the spring 2020 semester. Students will leave Instant Admission Day already enrolled and prepared to start classes this spring.

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  • College Officials Express Gratitude for O'Dell Center Support

    PTC Foundation Board Chair Jim Medford

    October 30, 2019

    Piedmont Technical College (PTC) and the Piedmont Technical College Foundation recently hosted their annual legislative barbecue at Bermuda’s at The Links at Stoney Point. The event is designed to thank legislators for their support of the college’s mission. This year, attendees got to view time-lapse video showing the dramatic progress on construction of the 45,000-square-foot William H. “Billy” O’Dell Upstate Center for Manufacturing Excellence.

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