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August 1, 2013
Piedmont Technical College will be holding two summer commencement exercises on August 8.
Commencement exercises will begin at 3 p.m. for business and information technology, industrial and engineering technology graduates. A 7 p.m. ceremony will be held for Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, health science and nursing graduates. Both commencement exercises will be held in the James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood.
Due to limited seating, tickets will be required for all guests attending the graduation ceremony. Each ticketholder, including children, will be entitled to one seat.
In recognition of their excellence and the stories they have told about their journeys in higher education, four graduating students will be speaking at the commencement ceremony - two in the afternoon and two in the evening.
Phillip Jenkins, a resident of Ninety Six, has decided to turn a love of computers into a career at Piedmont Technical College. He will be receiving his Associate in Applied Science Degree with a major in Computer Technology – Programming concentration. He plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree and hopes to earn a master’s degree in the future. Phillip has one daughter, Miranda.
Karen Tisdale is a resident of Greenwood. She came to Piedmont Tech to advance her CNA career into a nursing degree. But her love of working with people led her into human services. She will be receiving her Associate in Applied Science Degree with a major in Human Services this afternoon. Karen and her husband, Angelo, have three sons, Anthony, Christopher and Domenique.
Farrah Edwards is a resident of Greenwood. She wanted to enter the nursing field because of her love for caring for others. She will be receiving her Associate in Applied Science Degree with a major in Nursing. She plans to pursue a career in critical care. Farrah has one daughter, Kimora.
Holly Gosling, a resident of Abbeville, wanted to go into health care, but she wanted to focus on one specialty. She will be receiving her Associate in Applied Science Degree with a major in Respiratory Care this evening. She hopes to pursue her bachelor’s degree in critical care. Holly and her husband, Brandon, have two children, Bryson and Savannah.
A special feature of commencement exercises will be recognition of top graduates from Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda counties.