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Commercial Art
Sometimes, it just takes a little nudge to get you on the right path. Or, in Tabatha Malone’s case, a persistent shove. Malone graduated from Emerald High School in 2000 and decided she wanted to take a break from school. She lived in Florida for a few years before returning to Greenwood. By...
Criminal Justice
Currently: Laurens County Sherriff’s Dept.
When you look at Faith Rayborn, you immediately think pre-school teacher – not police officer. That drive has led her to become an officer with the Laurens County Sherriff’s Department working at the Laurens County Detention Center. “I enjoy what I do,” she said....
Computer Technology, Networking
Antonio Sims will tell you it’s never too late for a second chance. The Whitmire native excelled in high school. He was a good student and an active athlete. But in his senior year, he discovered he was a half credit short of being eligible to participate in athletics that year. He said he...
Computer Technology
Graduation: May 2007
Currently: Abbeville Computer Service
Patrick Campbell is in high demand in Abbeville. The owner and operator of Abbeville Computer Service is finding that he stays busy meeting the needs of local residents and businesses. Business is booming, he says. After making a full-time commitment to his business in 2009, demand for his services...
Commercial Art
Graduation: 2011
Currently: Savannah College of Art & Design
Kristen Culbreath graduated from Piedmont Tech's Commercial Art program in Summer 2011, and she's now headed into the junior year of her bachelor's degree at the Savannah College of Art & Design, one of the best art schools in the country. Thanks to the skills she learned...
Computer Technology Major
Graduation: 2012
When Emily Walden came to Piedmont Technical College, she was unsure at first what she wanted to do, but she had taken several computer classes while in high school and the course offerings in the Computer Technology program at PTC clicked with her. “I thought it would be something I could do...
Graduation: December 2010
Currently: Owner, Bell House Pottery
It is the dream of every artist to be accepted into a gallery to display their work. Laura Bachinski has achieved that dream. The Ninety Six resident is enrolled in the professional clay program at the Piedmont Technical College Edgefield County Center. As part of an assignment on marketing their...
General Business
Graduation: May 2002
Currently: Elliott Davis
Anita Murphy has discovered that finding your dreams sometimes takes a leap of faith – and a gentle push.  She had obtained her GED after dropping out of high school but she knew she wanted something else. Murphy knew that to go to a four-year college, she would need an associate degree...
Early Care and Education
Graduation: May 2009
Currently: CEO, The Kingdom Academy
A mother of five children, Darlene Saxon of Greenwood always wanted to be a teacher. Little did she know how she would accomplish that goal. When Saxon and her husband decided to home school all of their children, she began receiving several compliments on how well-educated and well-mannered her...

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