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April 27, 2016
Piedmont Technical College will hold two spring commencement exercises on May 5.
Commencement exercises will begin at 3 p.m. for industrial & engineering technologies, business and computer technology and public service graduates. A ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. for Associate of Arts and 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 Piedmont Technical College’s 50th anniversary, the commencement address will be presented by graduate Eddie Brown, Jr.
Brown is an advanced registered respiratory therapist with Greenville Memorial Hospital and serves as a clinical instructor with the Respiratory Care program at Piedmont Technical College. He previously worked as a respiratory therapist at Newberry Hospital.
Brown is a 2007 graduate of Piedmont Technical College following a career in juvenile corrections. While at Piedmont Tech, he served as a Presidential Ambassador and president of the Respiratory Care Club. He was selected for Who's Who among Junior College Students and served on the 2007 South Carolina All-Academic Team.
A special feature of commencement exercises will be recognition of top graduates from Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda counties.