Student & Alumni Profiles

Students & Alumni

Respiratory Care
Graduation: 2005
Currently: Parrish Home Medical
Sharon Calliham has found her passion in helping people. As a registered respiratory therapist working in home health, she gets to fuel that passion each day. “I love the personal interaction with the patients,” she said. “They become part of my family.” Calliham came to...
Machine Tool Technology
Currently: Piedmont Plastics
Jared Roach has found a way to put his mechanical abilities to good use. The Ware Shoals native graduated from Greenwood Christian School in 2010 and enrolled in the Electronic Engineering Technology program at Piedmont Technical College. But a walk through the machine tool shop changed his life....
Dual Enrollment Welding
Katelyn Bradberry isn’t your typical teenage girl. The junior plays lacrosse for Clinton High School. She is a member of the FFA. She is interested in a career in either agriculture or forensic science. And she is enrolled in the dual enrollment welding program offered by Piedmont Technical...
Machine Tool Technology
Graduation: May 2012
Currently: Burnstein von Seelen
Kenny Price had his foot in the door with Burnstein von Seelen even before he completed his machine tool technology degree at Piedmont Technical College. The Abbeville company took Price on as an apprentice in the Tool and Die division, which has now led to a full-time position with the...
Associate in Science
Currently: Graduate Student at U.S.C.
Madison Crisp, a 2011 Clemson graduate, completed two years at Piedmont Tech before transferring. Madison developed a transfer plan early in her time at Piedmont Technical College based on the four-year college she wanted to attend and the major she wanted to pursue. And as a result, when she moved...
Diversified Agriculture
Growing up in Kinards, Braden Iusti was surrounded by agriculture. He lived minutes away from several of the state’s largest dairy farms and grew up on a small hog farm. While in high school, Isuti started his own landscaping business. With his agriculture background and his landscaping...
Associate Degree Nursing
Lanina Goode has traveled the world, but she has found her dream at home. The Greenwood native chose to join the military in 2000, enlisting in the Army reserves. Following the attacks on 9/11, she found herself deployed to Kuwait. When she returned to the States in 2003, she started searching for...
Funeral Service Major
Graduation: August 2010
Currently: Terry Funeral Home, Philadelphia
Darren Jones is on his way to fulfilling a dream that began as a sixth grade student researching career options. The Greenwood native has been recruited to work as the operations manager for Terry Funeral Home in Philadelphia. Jones graduated from Piedmont Technical College in August 2010 with his...
Respiratory Care
Graduation: May 2007
Currently: Respiratory Therapist, Greenville
Eddie Brown feels that respiratory care is not just his job, it’s a career. And he loves every minute of it. “When you come to work, you shouldn’t look at it as work,” he said. “Look at it as a career.” Brown came to Piedmont Tech following a career in juvenile...
Funeral Service Major
Graduation: May 2008
Currently: Funeral Director, Saint Matthews
As a first-generation mortician, Kevin Jenkins gets a lot of questions about his chosen profession. He responds that this is something he feels he has to do. “I look at this as a career and I have a passion for it,” Jenkins said. A licensed hair stylist in Saint Matthews, Jenkins worked...

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