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Scholarship Donors, Recipients Recognized at Luncheon

July 3, 2017

Scholarships were presented to students and donors were recognized at the recent scholarship luncheon.

Piedmont Technical College student and Saluda resident Luis Martinez-Galen, left, was recently awarded the SWM International Technical Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Martinez-Galen, a mechatronics technology student, is congratulated by David Kibler, HVAC instructor. Schweitzer-Mauduit International, an industry located in Newberry, established this scholarship in 2014. It is available to students enrolled in the Mechatronics, Industrial Electronics and/or Mechanical Engineering Technology programs. 

 

sylvia macfarlane scholarshipPiedmont Technical College student and Laurens resident Mary Scott, left, was recently awarded the Sylvia MacFarlane Veterinary Technology Club Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Scott, a veterinary technology student, is congratulated by Dr. Jerry Alewine, dean of health science. This scholarship is available to a third semester student in the Veterinary Technology program. The student must demonstrate professionalism, be active in the SCNAVTA and have a 3.0 grade point average.

 

 

ptc 50th anniversary scholarshipPiedmont Technical College student and Laurens resident Sonia Gomez, right, was recently awarded the PTC 50th Anniversary Scholarship at the college’s annual luncheon. Gomez, a radiologic technology student, is congratulated by Fran Wiley, assistant vice president for development. Members of the faculty, staff, Area Commission, Foundation Board and PTC retirees established this scholarship in 2016 in celebration of Piedmont Technical College's 50th anniversary. This scholarship is available to any student with a 3.0 GPA who has completed at least 50 percent of their intended major's required hours. 

 

 

forty and 8 scholarshipPiedmont Technical College associate degree nursing student and Greenwood resident Morgan VanGieson, left, was recently awarded the Forty and 8 Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Presenting the scholarship was Daniel Grubbs, right. The unit, a support group of the American Legion that was established in 1920 by World War I veterans, annually funds a nursing scholarship.

 

 

self regional golf scholarshipPiedmont Technical College student and Greenwood resident Breanna Driggers, right, was recently awarded the Self Regional Healthcare PTC Golf Classic Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Driggers, a radiologic technology student, is congratulated by Jim Pfeiffer of Self Regional Healthcare. The scholarship is funded through an annual golf tournament held each spring and selection is based on academic achievement and financial need. 

 

 

people that care scholarshipThree Piedmont Technical College students recently received the People that Care Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Pictured are, from left, Dedrick Gantt, funeral service program instructor; Royney Hazzard, a funeral service education student from Hartwell, Ga.; and David Martin, funeral service program director. Not pictured are Joshua Enlow, a funeral service education student from Greenwood; and Karina Hux, a funeral service education student from Hendersonville, NC. This scholarship is available to a Funeral Services major with academic achievement, leadership abilities and financial need.

 

 

nora wells cooner scholarshipTwo Piedmont Technical College students recently received the Nora Wells Cooner Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Pictured are, from left, Charli Chasteen, a business student from Honea Path; Jo Bartley, scholarship donor and daughter of the late Nora Wells Cooner; and Ashley Beasley, a medical assisting student from Honea Path. The scholarship is awarded annually to full-time students with a minimum 2.5 grade point average and is based on financial need.

 

 

newberry electric co-op scholarshipTwo Piedmont Technical College students were recently awarded the Newberry Electric Cooperative Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Pictured are, from left, Marcus McMorris, an associate in arts student from Newberry; and Jessie Long, director of student support services. Not pictured is Tyler Grubbs, an occupational therapy assistant student from Prosperity. Awarded annually to first and second-year students from Newberry County, the scholarship is based on academic achievement and financial need.  

 

 

mr b scholarshipPiedmont Technical College student and Little Mountain resident Kale Johns, right, recently received the Mr. “B” Automotive Technology Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Johns, an automotive technology student, is congratulated by Gerald Sartin, automotive technology instructor. The scholarship is awarded annually to an automotive technology student with a GPA of 3.25 or greater and financial need.

 

 

laurens chamber scholarshipThree Piedmont Technical College students were recently awarded the Laurens County Chamber Cecil Davenport Memorial Scholarship. Pictured are, from left, Diana Contreras Hernandez, a business student from Joanna; and Marlene Owings from the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce. Not pictured are Brett Burton, a heating, air conditioning and ventilation student from Clinton; and Claire Yochem, an associate in arts student from Mountville. The scholarship is available to Laurens County residents based on academic achievement. 

 

 

Piedmont Technical College mechanical engineering technology student and Saluda resident Patrick Kirkland was recently awarded the Water Environment Association of SC “Legacy of Learning” Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. The scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing an associate degree related to the environment who is a resident of South Carolina, full-time or part-time with a grade point average not less than 3.0.

Piedmont Technical College associate degree nursing student and Donalds resident Jennifer Wilson was recently awarded the Ngoni Mafemera Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is provided by senior nursing students and is restricted to a student in the Nursing program who is a rising senior in either the ADN or PN program. The student must be active in community service and demonstrate financial need with a minimum 2.5 GPA.