Edgefield County

Campus Police Officer Honored for Specialized Training

Curtis Killian, a public safety officer at Piedmont Technical College, has been presented with the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award.

“Curtis Killian is an exemplary officer,” said Terry Ledford, director/chief of PTC’s campus police and security. “This is very prestigious training and he did an excellent job earning this award.”

SC Works and PTC Partner for Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair

Most serious job seekers understand the importance of selling themselves to potential employers. They understand that having an updated resume and being prepared for interviews is important. But getting face-to-face with hiring professionals can be a daunting task.  And many may not realize that additional education and training can increase their employability and pay.

First Citizens Contributes to Scholarship Endowment

First Citizens Bank recently made a contribution to the Piedmont Technical College Foundation. Funds will be used for a scholarship awarded annually, in their name, to a deserving student. Pictured are, from left, Fran Wiley, assistant vice president for development and Jerry Stevens, senior vice president and market executive at First Citizens. The two scholarships of $750 each are available to residents of Greenwood, Saluda, McCormick, Edgefield, Laurens or Abbeville counties. 

Piedmont Tech, Lander Build New Bridge to Help Students Succeed

Te’yanna Mathis had an idea – go to Piedmont Technical College for two years, then transfer to a four-year school. She just didn’t know which university.

“I was trying to find a good plan for me,” said Mathis, who graduated from Greenwood High School in June.

After talking with PTC staff, Mathis discovered a new program that she described as “the best of both worlds.”

This fall begins the Bearcat Bound Bridge Program, a dual admissions partnership between PTC and Lander University that allows for a more seamless transition when students transfer.

Grad Discovers Rewarding Career in Heart-Health

When Nicholas Blackwell decided to attend Piedmont Technical College to receive training that would prepare him for a career, he was not completely sure what direction to take.

After receiving suggestions from family and help from an academic advisor at the college, he chose cardiovascular technology.

“Once I got into the CVT program, I became fascinated with the function of the heart,” Blackwell said.

Business Graduate Finds Joy in Completing Degree at Piedmont Tech

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.

Anderson graduated from McCormick High School in 1993 with the intentions of going to college. While she couldn’t afford to attend a four-year university, she did earn a scholarship to attend Piedmont Technical College and enrolled in the surgical technology program.

Area PTC Students Head Back to Class

Students at Piedmont Technical College recently headed back to class. Interested students still have time to enroll for Late Term, which begins September 26.

Math instructor Rick Judy welcomes students back with instructions for the semester.

 

Piedmont Technical College Honors Graduates during Summer Commencement

The James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College welcomed more than 300 Piedmont Technical College graduates for two commencement ceremonies to celebrate their accomplishments.

Dr. Ray Brooks, president, welcomed graduates, family and guests to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates.

“Graduation is not an ending, it is a beginning,” Brooks said. “You came here seeking something, you attained it and you’ll move on from here to continue to learn and move forward in your career.”

Area Practical Nursing Students Honored

Recent graduates of Piedmont Technical College’s practical nursing program at the Lex Walters-Greenwood campus were recognized in a pinning ceremony in August. 

The students and their hometowns are, front from left, Brooke Alverson, Williamston; and Ashley Lynn Burdette, Honea Path. Back, Shana Foreman, Gloverville; Edie Williams Fox, Lincolnton, Ga.; and Aneekia Jeter, Union.

Academic Honor Students Recognized for 2017 Spring Semester

Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2017 spring semester have earned inclusion on the President’s List. To be named to the list, students must be full time and earn a term GPA of 4.00. Students will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the college president.

President’s List students include:

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