Laurens County

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.

 

Outstanding Students Honored at Piedmont Technical College Summer Graduation

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

Abbeville County student Timothy Cann, right, was honored for maintaining high academic success. He is recognized PTC area commissioner Thelma Woody. Cann is a computer technology graduate.

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.”

Associate Degree Nursing Students Honored

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

The students and their hometowns are, from left, Jean Alewine, Calhoun Falls; Taylor Renee Driver, Abbeville; and Erin New Saylors, Abbeville.

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:

Workforce Pathways Scholarship Recipients Complete CNC Class

The Workforce Pathways Scholarship is still available to any student in the Piedmont Technical College seven-county service area who is seeking training in information technology, advanced manufacturing and health care. Recipients of the scholarship who recently completed the CNC precision operator certificate program at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing are, from left, Brian Padgett, Deanna Franklin, James Pennington, Ashley McClain and Montell Smith, pictured with instructor Phillip Calhoun.

Scholarship Luncheon Recognizes Donors, Recipients

Scholarships were presented to students and donors were recognized at the recent scholarship luncheon.

Piedmont Technical College to Hold Commencement August 3

Piedmont Technical College will be holding two summer commencement exercises on Aug. 3. 

Commencement exercises will begin at 3 p.m. for nursing, industrial technology, engineering technology, agriculture, computer technology and business graduates. A ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. for Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and health science graduates. Both commencement exercises will be held in the James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood. 

Piedmont Tech Students Named to Academic All-State

Two Piedmont Technical College students were recently among those named to the Phi Theta Kappa South Carolina All-State Academic Team. Stephanie Johnson of Prosperity and Elizabeth McCurry of Greenwood were among the 29 students honored at a ceremony in Columbia.

Johnson and McCurry are joining an elite group. Less than one percent of America’s six million two-year college students have distinguished themselves with this superior level of academic achievement and service to their colleges and communities.

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