Funeral Service Program Recognized with Award

The Funeral Service Education department at Piedmont Technical College was recently recognized for their innovation and dedication to educating funeral directors and students on tissue and organ donation with the LifePoint 2012 Dove Award. LifePoint, the designated Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) for organ recovery services in South Carolina, actively provides organ, tissue and ocular donor services to 62 hospitals throughout the state. Pictured are, front from left, Dedrick Gantt, instructor; Taylor Searles, instructor; David Martin, funeral service program coordinator; and Nancy Wilkie, administrative assistant. Back, Brenda Horn, vice president of tissue recovery services with LifePoint; and Tina Holmes, funeral industry liaison with LifePoint.