Newberry County

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.

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:

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.

Surgical Technology Program Hosts State Bowl

More than 150 surgical technology students and instructors from eight of the technical colleges recently participated in annual Student Surgical Technology Bowl for the state of South Carolina at Piedmont Technical College. The day consisted of students being divided into teams in a quiz bowl-type competition.  The questions included information necessary for their National Certification exam. Representatives from the SC State Assembly for Surgical Technologists were also on hand to answer students’ questions.

Scholarship Luncheon Honors Recipients, Donors

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

Piedmont Technical College student and Greenwood resident Johnson Wooten, left, recently received the Building Construction Technology (BCT) Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Wooten, a BCT student, is pictured with Bobby Roche, BCT program director. The scholarship is awarded annually based on academic achievement and financial need to Building Construction Technology majors.  

 

Massage Therapy Is Putting Touch Back into Health Care

An interest in health and wellness, a solid understanding of how the human body works and a desire to help people are the perfect combination for a successful career in massage therapy.

And right now, massage therapy is one of the fastest growing career fields in the nation.

“Massage therapists provide maintenance in a world that is structured for stress,” said Michelle Liggett, massage therapy program director and instructor.  “We provide a release, both mentally and physically.”

Graduate Finds Enjoyment in Engineering Technology

Cory Nickles is always up for a challenge. So, the engineering technology programs at Piedmont Technical College were perfect for him.

Nickles graduated from Greenwood High School in 1996 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After his tour was over, he left the Corps because he didn’t want to continually relocate his children.

“I didn’t want to be gone their entire childhood,” he said.

Then September 11 happened and Nickles joined the National Guard.

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