Newberry County

PTC Graduate Carves Out a New Future for Himself

In May, Kenneth McDaniel prepared to walk across the graduation stage at Piedmont Technical College to complete a journey that he was not always sure was possible when he decided to get his degree.

“I won’t lie, I was scared to death that I would not be able to do this,” he said of his decision.

Tau Alpha Pi Inducts New Members

Eight 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.

Associate Degree Nursing Students Honored

Recent graduates of Piedmont Technical College’s associate degree nursing program at the Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood were recognized in a pinning ceremony in May. 

The students from Abbeville County (above) and their hometowns are, front from left, Mirisha Coleman, Abbeville; Jordan L. K. Graham, Honea Path; and Alex Andrew Overholt, Donalds. Back, Larissa Ann Overholt, Abbeville; Brandon Ford Smalley, Donalds; Rebecca Weaver, Abbeville; and Daniel Lee Williamson, Ware Shoals. 

 

Outstanding Students Honored at Piedmont Technical College Graduation

At Piedmont Technical College’s recent spring commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for academic achievement. 

Five Greenwood County students were honored for maintaining high academic success. Virginia Cannon, above right, was recognized by PTC area commission secretary Cherry Brown during the afternoon ceremony. Cannon is an Associate in Arts graduate.

 

Virtual Classroom Shows Promise at PTC Newberry Campus

When it became virtually impossible for an instructor to be in two places at once, Piedmont Technical College’s Newberry County Campus made the virtual possible.

PTC launched a pilot program using laptop cameras and the latest technology to create a virtual classroom for a group of dual enrollment students in Newberry. Instructor Tory Willis-Miller said the class went remarkably well.

“They were a good bunch of students,” she said. “They really got into it. I was proud of them.”

High Number of Middle College Students Graduate

The following was adapted from a story by Ariel Gilreath that originally ran in The Index Journal.

More middle college students graduated Thursday than Piedmont Technical College has ever seen walk across the stage.

Nineteen high school students from across the Lakelands graduated with associate degrees at the commencement.

“We’ve got students here graduating who haven’t had their high school graduation,” said Ray Brooks, president of Piedmont Tech.

Night Classes among New Initiatives for PTC Automotive Program

Responding to the needs of working adults as well as market trends, the Automotive Technology program at Piedmont Technical College is planning several changes for fall.

The program is reintroducing night classes to the curriculum after an absence of several years. Piedmont Tech is also reducing the number of credit hours required to earn an associate degree in automotive technology.

Piedmont Tech Recognizes Employees for 390 Years of Service

Awards for service to Piedmont Technical College totaling 390 years were presented at a recent luncheon. Recipients and their individual service totals are, front from left, Charles Dixon (20); and Kevin Moore (20). Second, Lynn Mack (40); Sherry Holmes (20); Melanie Cochran (10); Beth Moore (10); Tamatha Sells (20); Dr. Dale Smoak (30); Dr. Sung Kim (20); John Edwards (10); Claudia Edwards (10); and Travis Bouknight (10).

Students Honored at Awards Ceremony

At Piedmont Technical College’s 43rd annual Student Awards and Recognition Program, president Dr. Ray Brooks applauded the achievements of more than 40 student leaders.  The ceremony attracted students, faculty, staff, friends and family members.

New PTC Class Addresses Growing Demand for Registered Behavior Technicians

Responding to community needs, Piedmont Technical College has introduced a new class for registered behavior technicians (RBT).

The RBT course began in March and runs for approximately 12 weeks. Two dozen students signed up, a strong turnout for a first-time continuing education class, according to Piedmont Tech’s Kassie Hall.

“The class is great for anyone who is working with children,” Hall said.

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