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  • Laurens-Based Prisma Health Executive Joins PTC Foundation Board

    Justin Benfield and Jeff Field

    February 12, 2019

    The Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Foundation recently welcomed Justin Matthew Benfield to its board of directors.

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  • PTC 'Test Drive' Alum Soon to Connect Disco Beat with Degree

    Jonah Gonce is Majoring in Nursing at PTC

    February 5, 2019

    When Jonah Gonce signed up for Piedmont Technical College’s free Test Drive program, the last thing he expected was to get intimately acquainted with the Bee Gees’ 1977 disco hit Stayin’ Alive. But he soon learned that the tempo of that fast-paced song is perfect for chest compressions while performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Gonce, now in his first semester working on an associate degree in nursing at PTC, chose the health care Test Drive path last fall, completing the two-week program with a CPR certification and a $250 tuition credit.

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  • Piedmont Tech Reviews Improvements and Upgrades Made During 2018

    Piedmont Tech Reviews Upgrades Over Past Year

    January 31, 2019

    Over the past year, Piedmont Technical College (PTC) invested significantly in health care learning facility upgrades. One of the most visible improvements is a new drive-through-type service window in the pharmacy technology lab. In fact, the college has invested more than $50,000 in the pharmacy technology lab since it was reaccredited in January 2018. Other additions include the installation of a realistic pharmacy store service counter, cash register, and a Fillmaster, an automated water dispenser for medications requiring reconstitution.

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  • PTC Awards Highest Honor to College Associates and Community Leaders

    PTC Bestows 15 Presidential Medallions

    January 10, 2019

    Piedmont Technical College President Dr. Ray Brooks honored 15 college associates and community leaders with the Presidential Medallion, the college’s most prestigious award, at PTC’s winter semester commencement exercises. Instituted in 1991 during the college’s silver anniversary celebration, the medallions recognize individuals who have made significant contributions toward excellence in education.

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  • Nursing Graduates Receive Pins

    Nurse Pinning Ceremony

    January 9, 2019

    Recent graduates of Piedmont Technical College’s nursing programs were recognized in a pinning ceremony last month.

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  • Outstanding Students Honored at Piedmont Tech Winter Commencement

    Piedmont Tech Winter Graduation

    January 3, 2019

    At Piedmont Technical College’s recent winter commencement exercises, outstanding students from several of the college’s supporting counties were honored for academic achievement.

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  • Piedmont Tech Holds Winter Graduation

    Natalie Wynn addresses the Winter 2018 graduates

    December 20, 2018

    Piedmont Technical College held its winter graduation on Dec. 13 at the James Medford Family Event Center in Greenwood. One hundred and twenty-three (123) graduates walked across the stage to receive their degrees and shift the tassel hanging from their caps. Two graduation speakers expressed gratitude for their blessings as well as appreciation for the encouragement they received from teachers and fellow students.

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  • School Districts Partner with PTC to Provide More Options

    Dual Enrollment Partnership

    December 18, 2018

    Greenwood School Districts 50, 51 and 52 will be collaborating with Piedmont Technical College next fall to offer their students two new opportunities to prepare for careers in health care.

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  • Presidential Ambassador Eyes Nursing Career

    Aime Lorick

    December 12, 2018

    Aime Lorick had an epiphany in 11th grade that led to her pursuit of a nursing degree at Piedmont Technical College, where she also serves as a Presidential Ambassador representing the college. She realized the inherent value of newborns from day one. “I want to be reminded of miracles every day,” Lorick said. “That’s why I want to be a labor-and-delivery nurse.”

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  • Piedmont Tech Prepared to Help Displaced Students

    Opportunity for Displaced Virginia College Students

    December 11, 2018

    Like many in the higher education community, officials at Piedmont Technical College heard the news about Virginia College closing and expressed concern for the students who were impacted. Students affected by the closures are invited to inquire about opportunities to continue their education at Piedmont Technical College. Spring Classes begin at PTC on January 9, and registration is open now.

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