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  • Four from Piedmont Tech Named to All-State Academic Team

    Antonia Adams

    April 17, 2020

    Four students from Piedmont Technical College (PTC) have been named to the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) 2020 All-State Academic Team. They are Antonia Adams of Edgefield County, Dorothy Holmes of Greenwood County, Stephanie West of Abbeville County, and Elena Worthing of Greenwood County. PTK is the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs. These students also were entered in the All-USA Academic Team competition. PTK is the international honor society of two-year colleges.

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  • Piedmont Tech Distributing CARES Act Payments to More Than 3,600 Students

    CARES Act 2020

    April 17, 2020

    After weeks of gloomy pandemic updates, Piedmont Technical College officials are pleased to broadcast some exceedingly good news. Emergency relief checks are on the way to an estimated 3,643 PTC students this week, courtesy of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The legislation made more than $6 billion available nationwide to institutions of higher education, including PTC, to disburse to students enrolled during the Spring semester.

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  • Emergency Aid Provides Peace of Mind for Hardworking PTC Student

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    April 16, 2020

    When "Brianna" learned she would be taking an unexpected hiatus from her job because of the COVID-19 quarantine, her heart sank. She worried about how she would be able to continue traveling to her aging parents’ home to help with daily basic needs such as meal prep, hygiene and transportation to doctor appointments. She also worried how she would make her next rent payment due on the first of the month. When she heard that the Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Foundation had created the Supporting Our Students (SOS) Fund for students experiencing hardship during the crisis, she went online and completed an application.

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  • Solicitor Stumbo Shares Insights with Criminal Justice Students

    Greenwood SC Solicitor David Stumbo

    April 14, 2020

    The devil truly is in the details when it comes to the pursuit of justice. That’s the most poignant message 8th Judicial Circuit Solicitor David Stumbo shared with aspiring law enforcement officers recently at Piedmont Technical College.

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  • SCTEA Honors Piedmont Tech Educators

    April 8, 2020

    Three Piedmont Technical College (PTC) associates were honored as Outstanding Educators for the 2019-2020 academic year at the annual South Carolina Technical Education Association (SCTEA) convention, held Feb. 13-15, 2020, in Myrtle Beach.

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  • PTC Online: Decades of Experience Make Virtual Transition Seamless

    April 3, 2020

    As this global pandemic continues to change the way we live, work and teach, Piedmont Technical College (PTC) is well-prepared to deliver online courses until it is safe to return to in-person instruction. In fact, the college has been a pioneer in the online and distance learning space for more than 20 years.

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  • National Technical Honor Society Inducts Three from PTC

    March 31, 2020

    National Technical Honor Society inducts three from Piedmont Technical College.

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  • PTC Foundation Creates SOS Fund for Students

    March 27, 2020

    College is a second home for many of our students, and during this pandemic, the Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Foundation understands that some students may have new academic concerns, and may have issues with basic necessities like paying for food, rent, and childcare as their incomes are compromised by business shutdowns. In response, the Foundation has created the new Supporting Our Students (SOS) Fund to help.

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  • Piedmont Technical College Moves Online in Response to COVID-19

    March 19, 2020

    As of March 16, all PTC classes had transitioned to online delivery, and all support functions were transitioning to a virtual environment. Programs with a heavy lab component are a challenge in this environment, but faculty are working through how to handle instruction for these kinds of classes, while delivering the lecture components of the courses online now.

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  • MODELS Academy Pilot Program Expands into Area Schools

    Chris Thomas, Courtney Smith, and Steve Coleman

    March 17, 2020

    Although the MODELS Academy pilot program at Rice Elementary School last year was designed for preteen African-American males preparing to matriculate into middle school, it had an unexpected impact. The school’s littlest boys took notice and wanted in.

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