Saluda County

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.

 

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.”

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.

Saluda High School Senior Readies for College with Dual Enrollment

Hector Ortiz already has plans for his future. And he knows the dual enrollment classes he is taking through Piedmont Technical College will help him get there.

The rising Saluda High School senior plans to head to the University of South Carolina after high school. His goal is to pursue his bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry for medical school.

“I decided to take dual enrollment classes because I wanted to get the college experience and get credit while I’m in it,” Ortiz said. “The classes really challenged me to organize my time.”

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:

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. 

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