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April 25, 2016
Seven 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 Cody Butler, general engineering technology (GET) student from Newberry; Orlando Carrillo, mechanical engineering technology (MET) student from Greenwood; Matthew Cawood, engineering graphics technology (EGT) student from Greenwood; Suzanne Hatcher, EGT student from Newberry; Alphonso Martin, electronic engineering technology (EET) student from Chapin; Caleb McCall, MET student from Ware Shoals; and Moises Saavedra Olguin, EET student from Greenwood.
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. Inductees and officers were, front from left, Malaurie Hullings of Plum Branch, president; Cody Butler of Newberry; Orlando Carrillo of Greenwood; and Matthew Cawood of Greenwood. Back, Jason White of Greenwood, secretary; Suzanne Hatcher of Newberry; Alphonso Martin of Chapin; Caleb McCall of Ware Shoals; and Melissa Green of Waterloo, vice president. Not pictured is Moises Saavedra Olguin of Greenwood. Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology, open by invitation only to the top four percent of an institution’s total engineering technology enrollment.