Scholarship Luncheon Recognizes Donors, Recipients

June 17, 2015

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

Lucille Brown ScholarshipPiedmont Technical College associate degree nursing student and Newberry resident Kristie Murphy (center) was recently awarded the Lucille Brown Memorial Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Pictured are, from left, Carol Murray, Bo Brown, Sidney Brown, Clara Thompson, Murphy, Dean Thompson, Linda Byars and Margaret Ann Kennerly. The family and friends of Lucille Brown established this scholarship in her memory after her untimely death in 2014. Ms. Brown was a biology and science teacher. Her teaching career of 39 years included Piedmont Technical College. The scholarship is available to a Nursing student demonstrating academic achievement.

 

 

Lady Bug ScholarshipPiedmont Technical College student and Columbia resident Nicole Lawrence (right) recently received the “Lady Bug" Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Lawrence, a veterinary technology student, is congratulated by Carol Paguntalan, scholarship committee member. Named in memory of Lady Bug, who served as the vet tech mascot, this scholarship is available to a student in the third semester of the Veterinary Technology program who is an active participant in the Veterinary Technology Club.

 

 

 

Laurens Rotary ScholarshipPiedmont Technical College student and Laurens resident Richard Ladd was recently awarded the Laurens Rotary Club Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Ladd (right), a mechatronics technology student, is congratulated by David Carter from the Laurens Rotary Club. This scholarship is available to Laurens County students showing academic achievement and financial need. 

 

 

 

Heritage Classic Foundation ScholarshipFour Piedmont Technical College students received the Heritage Classic Foundation Scholarship at a recent scholarship luncheon. Pictured are, from left, Kris Burris, scholarship committee member; and Joel Boley, a human services student from McCormick. Not pictured are Jennifer Crosby, a medical assisting student from Union; Sharon Davenport, an Associate in Arts student from Greenwood; and Ivy Garner, a cardiovascular technology student from Greenwood. The Heritage Classic Foundation presented a total of $40,000 scholarship dollars to the 16 technical/community colleges across the Palmetto State from the South Carolina Congressional Cup proceeds. Scholarship selection is open to a deserving student enrolled in any curriculum. 

 

 

Strom Thurmond ScholarshipEight Piedmont Technical College students were recently awarded the Strom Thurmond Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Pictured are, from left Rossana Cubillan, an Associate in Science student from Greenwood; Christian Loner, a heating, ventilation and air conditioning student from Hodges; Megan Strutko, an Associate in Arts student from Greenwood; Dallas Swartzentruber, an associate degree nursing student from Abbeville; Debbie Walling, Capsugel representative; Mary Jo Rikabi, an administrative office technology student from Newberry; Sherry Johnson, an ADN student from Edgefield; Stacy Holloway, Capsugel representative; and Suzie Vu Pace, an Associate in Science student from Abbeville. Not pictured is Justin Gingerich, an Associate in Arts student from Abbeville. The scholarship, which is named for Senator Strom Thurmond, is awarded annually to students who display leadership abilities and maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average. The scholarship is also based on academic achievement and financial need.

 

 

Two Piedmont Technical College students were recently awarded the Dr. Sandra Calliham McMullen ScholarshipSandra Calliham McMullen Scholarship. Pictured are, from left, Joe McMullen, donor, and Selena Robinson, an associate degree nursing student from Saluda. Not pictured is Tyraneshia Lomax, a practical nursing student from Mt. Carmel. This scholarship is available to any senior graduating from McCormick High School or Saluda High School that is pursuing a degree in (1) education or (2) health care field that shows a financial need, academic achievement and motivation to learn.

 

 

 

Two Piedmont Technical College students were recently awarded the SWM International Technical Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Pictured are, from left, Jasmine Howard, donor, and John Tutt, a mechatronics technology student from Calhoun Falls. Not pictured is James Coursey, a mechatronics technology student from Hodges. 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. 

 

 

Gene and Gwen Hancock Memorial ScholarshipThree Piedmont Technical College students recently received the Gene and Gwen Hancock Memorial Scholarship at the annual scholarship luncheon. Pictured are, from left, Antysha Simpson, a respiratory care student from Clinton; family member Tara Stoddard; family member Rhett Hancock; Breon Hunter, a respiratory care student from Laurens; and Senchia Wilson, a respiratory care student from Newberry. Awarded annually to Respiratory Care majors, the scholarship is based on academic achievement, leadership ability and financial need. Gene Hancock is a graduate of PTC’s first evening program and was the college’s first alumni association president.

 

 

Fujifilm Manufacturing Scholarship Four Piedmont Technical College students were recently awarded the Fujifilm Manufacturing Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Pictured are, from left, Dessie Tate, an Associate in Arts student from Abbeville; Lisa Emily from Fujifilm; Nayeli Ojeda Garcia, an Associate in Arts student from Trenton; and James Moss, a heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology student from McCormick.  Not pictured is Charles Camp, an HVAC student from Ninety Six. The scholarship is based on academic achievement, financial need and leadership.