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Scholarship Luncheon Recognizes Donors, Recipients

July 28, 2017

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

Piedmont Technical College student and Greenwood resident Yarely Palacios, right, was recently awarded the Game Changer Scholarship. Congratulating her is Susan Thompson, scholarship donor. This scholarship is for a senior female athlete at Greenwood High School who is in good standing with the school. Student should be an active member of Fellowship of Christian Athlete Huddle and demonstrate leadership skills through involvement in extra-curricular activities. A recommendation is required from a Coach or Guidance Counselor. 

 

lpga symetra scholarshipTwo Piedmont Technical College students were recently awarded the LPGA Symetra Health Classic Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Pictured are, from left, Roxie Rushton, a radiologic technology student from Ninety Six; Briana Coates, an associate degree nursing student from Abbeville; and Josh Black, associate vice president for enrollment and communications. A portion of the proceeds from the annual LPGA Self Regional Healthcare Classic at The Links at Stoney Point are donated to the Piedmont Technical College Foundation for scholarships. Awards are available to a students enrolled in the Allied Health or Nursing programs.

 

fujifilm scholarshipTwo Piedmont Technical College students were recently awarded the Fujifilm Manufacturing Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Pictured are, from left, Christopher Corley, computer technology student from Little Mountain; and Darrell Terry with Fujifilm Manufacturing. Not pictured is Joshua Harrison, an electronic engineering technology student from Greenwood. The scholarship is based on academic achievement, financial need and leadership.

 

 

rad tech scholarshipPiedmont Technical College student and Greenwood resident Brianna Getsinger, center, recently received the Rad Tech Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Getsinger, a radiologic technology student, is congratulated by Susan and Bil Heath, scholarship donors. This scholarship is restricted to a student in their senior year of the Rad Tech Program (4th or 5th semester) with a Rad Tech specific GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to a single custodial parent first. Second preference is an adult student returning due to career change.

 

la puerta de esperanza scholarshipFive Piedmont Technical College students recently received the La Puerta de Esperanza Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Pictured are, from left, Carol Gray, scholarship donor; Martha Martinez Simon, an accounting student from Greenwood; Jennifer Garcia Orosco, an administrative office technology student from Greenwood; and Cynthia Palmerin, a business major from Greenwood. Not pictured are Dilan Maldonado, a mechanical engineering technology student from Greenwood; and Eloisa Santiago, a business management student from Cross Hill. La Puerta de Esperanza "The Door of Hope" is a compassionate ministry of the Greenwood Community Church of the Nazarene. The La Puerta de Esperanza Scholarship was established to help students who do not qualify for state or federal tuition aid.

 

lakelands homebuilders scholarshipTwo Piedmont Technical College students recently received the Lakelands Homebuilders Association of Greenwood Scholarship at the annual scholarship luncheon. Pictured are Andrew Smith, a building construction technology student from Cross Hill; and John Cobb, LHA representative. Not pictured is Chad Ott, a BCT student from Greenwood. The scholarship is awarded annually to BCT students based on academic achievement.  

 

 

henry blohm scholarshipFour Piedmont Technical College students were recently awarded the Henry Blohm Leadership Scholarship. Pictured are, from left, David Rosenbaum, associate dean of students; Sherman Culbertson, an associate in science student from Greenwood; Jessie Russell, an associate in science student from Pomaria; and Ethan Meetze, a computer technology student from Newberry. Not pictured is Jessica Osborne, a cardiovascular technology student from Clinton. The scholarship is available to a student who has exhibited academic achievement, leadership abilities and financial need. 

 

strom thurmond scholarshipNine Piedmont Technical College students were recently awarded the Strom Thurmond Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Pictured are, front from left, Stephanie Johnson, an occupational therapy assistant student from Prosperity; Tinslie Wagler, an associate degree nursing student from Cross Hill; Heather McNally, an associate in arts student from McCormick; and Ashley Shepheard, a diversified agriculture student from Laurens. Back, Garrett Wachtel, a gunsmithing student from Greenwood; Denise Freeman, a medical assisting student from Abbeville; Jessica Bowie, a commercial art student from Abbeville; and Doug Whitesides, Capsugel representative. Not pictured are Melissa Scott, an occupational therapy assistant student from Clinton; and Latishwa Veal, a practical nursing student from Greenwood. 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.

 

Piedmont Technical College welding student and Greenwood resident Joseph Fleming was recently awarded the G.B. Elledge Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship is available to students enrolled in the Welding program. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need. 

Two Piedmont Technical College students recently received the Jeanne Florence Scholarship Award. The students are Marva Burnside, an associate in arts student from Abbeville; and Taylor Riggins, a computer technology student from Greenwood. This scholarship is available to past Educational Talent Search or Upward Bound students or a Student Support Services participant and is based on financial need, academic achievement and recommendation by Student Services director and staff.