Student & Alumni Profiles

Students & Alumni

Engineering Graphics Technology
Malaurie Hullings has never been the type to follow the crowd. She loved physics and math, two subjects that many of her friends avoided. It proved to be the key to her future. “My aunt, who is a life coach, asked me what my future plans were,” said Hullings. “I was good at...
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...
Associate in Science
When Rossana Cubillan, a native of Venezuela, decided she wanted to study abroad in the United States, her dad gave her two options. She could live with her brother in Texas or her brother in South Carolina. She ended up spending time in both locations, but ultimately chose Greenwood and Piedmont...
Funeral Service Education
Graduation: 2010
Currently: Wilbert Burial Vaults
Amanda Moss didn’t grow up around the funeral service business. She didn’t feel a calling to go into the business. But, she has found the career that she was meant to have. Moss graduated from the College of Charleston with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, but the field of...
Funeral Service Education
Graduation: May 2011
When you first meet Ricky Fernandez, he comes across as a soft-spoken, respectful Southern gentleman. But, that gentle first impression hides a few secrets. Fernandez spends his days teaching elementary students in Cherokee County and his evenings as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. While...
Machine Tool Technology
The loss of a high school course turned into a great opportunity for one Laurens District High School graduate. As a freshman, Braxton Michels was interested in the machine tool class offered at LDHS. However, when the teacher left to pursue other opportunities, the course was discontinued. But,...
Electronic Engineering Technology
Jeremy Houchins grew up taking his toys apart to see how they worked. He never thought he could parlay that into a career. “When I graduated from high school, I was pretty lost,” said Houchins. “I knew I had to go to college, but I didn’t know what I wanted to do.” The...
Horticulture
Graduation: May 2011
Currently: Assistant Farm Manager
Zack Cook grew up in an agriculture family. While choosing a career for his life, he couldn’t image any job that would keep him inside. Cook enrolled in the horticulture turfgrass program at Piedmont Tech and in 2011 he earned his degree. While enrolled in the program, he spent one summer in...
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....
Building Construction Technology
Graduation: May 2010
Currently: Project Engineer
Brandon Andrews tried on many hats after graduating from high school. It wasn’t until he enrolled in the Building Construction Technology program at Piedmont Technical College that he found the right fit. “I got plenty of hands-on experience at Piedmont Tech out on the job site,”...

Featured Profiles

Engineering Graphics Technology
Commercial Art
Associate in Science
Funeral Service Education
Funeral Service Education
Machine Tool Technology
Electronic Engineering Technology
Horticulture

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