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November 15, 2010
Eleven new members were recently inducted into the Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society at Piedmont Technical College. Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology, just as Phi Beta Kappa is for liberal arts and Tau Beta Pi is for engineering. Founded in 1953 and managed for more than 30 years by engineering technology educator Frederick J. Berger, Tau Alpha Pi is open to both associate degree and baccalaureate candidates.
Inductees were George Alverson, electronic engineering technology (EET) student from Whitmire; Pipatpong Daorueng, EET student from Troy; Dalvin Gaines, EET student from Greenwood; Paul Johnson, mechanical engineering technology (MET) student from Anderson; Brent Nickles, EET student from Donalds; Kyle Raley, EET student from Greenwood; Jode Robinson, MET student from Johnston; Chris Rose, engineering graphics technology (EGT) student from Greenwood; Charlie Trotter, EGT student from Abbeville; Jason Williams, EGT student from Greenwood; and Ron Williams, EGT student from Gray Court.
Tau Alpha Pi is open by invitation only to the top four percent of an institution’s total engineering technology enrollment. Piedmont Tech’s Eta chapter began in 1995 and is one of only three chapters in the state.
Photo Caption: The Tau Alpha Pi Engineering Honor Society at Piedmont Technical College recently held its annual induction for new students. Inducted were, from left, Chris Rose, Pipatpong Daorueng, Jode Robinson, Brent Nickles, Paul Johnson, Charlie Trotter, Dalvin Gaines, and Jason Williams. Not pictured are George Alverson, Kyle Raley and Ron Williams.