Piedmont Technical College to Hold Commencement December 11

December 3, 2014

Graduation Preview Piedmont Technical College will be holding two fall commencement exercises on December 11. 

Commencement exercises will begin at 3 p.m. for Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, health science and nursing graduates. A ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. for business and information technology, industrial technology and engineering technology 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.

April Alexander of Ninety Six has spent 10 years working in health care and decided she wanted more. She will be receiving her Diploma in Applied Science with a major in Practical Nursing. She plans to return to Piedmont Tech to pursue her associate degree in nursing and then continue on for her bachelor’s degree.

Wilda Hylton is a resident of Greenwood. She enrolled at Piedmont Tech after seeing PTC graduates on area billboards and deciding she wanted to be that successful person. She will be receiving her Associate in Arts Degree. She plans to return to Piedmont Tech to pursue her nursing degree.

Kelly Arrington came to Batesburg from Pine Mountain, Ga., because it was a better location for her husband’s job. As a survivor of domestic violence, Kelly knew she wanted to help others like herself. She will be receiving her Associate in Applied Science Degree with a major in Criminal Justice. She plans to return in the fall to pursue a human services degree and work with victims’ advocacy.

Carrie Lennox found her way to Gray Court from Michigan in search of a change. A variety of available locations led her to Piedmont Tech. She will be receiving her Associate in Applied Science Degree with a major in Business, Accounting Concentration. She plans to continue her education by pursing a bachelor’s degree and eventually a master’s degree.

A special feature of commencement exercises will be recognition of top graduates from Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda counties.