Newberry 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.

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.

Taylor Foundation Establishes Student Assistance Fund

Piedmont Technical College’s Foundation recently recognized the Taylor Foundation for their continued support of the college. The Taylor Foundation Scholarship has been expanded with the establishment of a student assistance fund to help Newberry County students meet their financial needs in order to continue their education. Pictured are, from left, Dr. Ray Brooks, president of Piedmont Technical College; Trey Taylor, CFO of Cannon Associates; and Fran Wiley, assistant vice president of development with the Piedmont Technical College Foundation.

Dual Enrollment Program Opens Doors for PTC Grad

Grace Alger, like many students her age, has recently started working toward her bachelor’s degree. For the 2017 Mid-Carolina High School graduate, this will be her second college degree, thanks to the dual enrollment classes she took from Piedmont Technical College.

“I wanted to get a head start for college and I wanted to see if it would help me prepare myself to go to a four-year school,” Alger said. “Once I started taking dual enrollment classes, I realized I really liked the classes I was taking.”

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.”

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