Greenwood County

Martha B. Williams Family Contributes to Scholarship Endowment

Members of the Martha B. Williams family recently made a contribution to the scholarship awarded annually in her name to a deserving student. As a result of their generosity and cumulative contributions in support of the college, the Martha B. Williams Scholarship has moved to Patron status on the Foundation’s Wall of Honor. Pictured in front of the Piedmont Technical College Foundation’s Wall of Honor are, from left, Brenda Brooks, development coordinator with the PTC Foundation; Elnita Lipford Williams and Rev. Dr. John L. Williams, Mrs. Williams daughter-in-law and son. 

Teen Tech Provides Summer Options for Teens

Piedmont Technical College is offering an exciting slate of programs for youth this summer. From aviation to photography, there are a wide variety of different, fun and exciting programs. Get hands-on with future agents in training, mechatronics and automotive technology programs or put your imagination and creativity to work through baking, drawing and sewing offerings.

Kids’ College Provides Summer Options for Younger Children

Young people looking for something different, fun and exciting to do this summer will find several options available from Piedmont Technical College. From electronics to tiaras, a variety of camps and summer programs are available for everyone. Get hands-on with our Digitech, Aviation Expedition and Junior Dessert Designer programs. Put your imagination and creativity to work through our drawing, painting and sewing offerings.

PTC Student Receives Gunsmithing Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College gunsmithing student Dakota Potts has been awarded $3000 from The American Pistolsmiths Guild. The scholarship is designed to help top notch gunsmithing students financially and professionally. The scholarship provides an initial $1,500 plus another $1,500 from Brownells, a leading source for gun parts and accessories, ammunition, gunsmithing tools and survival gear. The scholarship is available to students in the final half of their course of study and in the top 10 percent of their class.

PTC Student Completes Machine Tool Program and High School Simultaneously

Caleb Boatwright looks like your typical teenager. He’s a soft-spoken guy who has the typical friends that he hangs out with each day. He will graduate in the spring from Greenwood High School. He doesn’t seem to be extraordinary.

Until you realize he will also be a 2017 graduate of Piedmont Technical College.

Boatwright was on track to complete his high school education in his junior year of high school. But he looked to the future and decided to stay and get a jump start on his college education by enrolling in dual enrollment classes at Piedmont Tech.

AnMed Health Visits PTC Campus

Representatives from AnMed Health recently provided a special lunch for the students in the Piedmont Technical College medical assistant and surgical technology programs. Stephanie Alessandrini, left and Carlisle Baker shared the needs of the Anderson-based health care system for well-trained personnel in both fields.

Math Department Hosts State Conference

The South Carolina Affiliate of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (SOCAMATYC) recently held their annual conference at the Newberry campus of Piedmont Technical College. The two-day workshop featured Eden Donahou, professor mathematics/endowed teaching chair from Seminole State College in Florida as well as several professional development sessions. Representatives from two-year colleges across the state were in attendance.  

Computer Technology Program Teaching the Future

Today, technology is used at home, at work, at school, on phones and nearly everywhere else in one form or another. It has become an indispensable part of everyday life. And in this rapidly-changing field, it’s important to have a wide-ranging skill set.

Piedmont Technical College offers several pathways for developing the necessary skills to excel in a variety of technology-based careers. But none are more directly related to this topic than the college’s computer technology program.

PTC Sponsors Annual Black History Month Poetry Jam

Students, faculty and staff at Piedmont Technical College recently participated in an Open Mic Poetry Jam in celebration of Black History Month. Presenters included guest poet Moody Black of the award-winning Upstate “Say What?!” Slam Team. 

PTC Cardiovascular Technology Program Hosts Heart Health Event

Piedmont Technical College’s cardiovascular technology program recently hosted Think Heart Smart, a community heart health event. The event offered a blood drive with The Blood Connection and free cardiovascular risk assessment and counseling provided by Self Regional Healthcare that included blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol screenings and A1C testing. Also on hand were cardiovascular professionals providing informative presentations, including Dr.


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