Student & Alumni Profiles

Students & Alumni

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...
Massage Therapy
Graduation: August 2010
Currently: Piedmont Medical Massage
Jennifer Scott feels that she has a calling to help people. While working as a licensed insurance agent, she felt she was helping, but she wanted to be more hands-on. “I was at that point in my life that I was ready to make a life change,” she said. Scott came to Piedmont Tech and met...
Veterinary Technology
Melissa Waters has discovered that sometimes you need to follow your heart to discover your passion. She came to Piedmont Technical College for the radiologic technology program, but has found her calling with the veterinary technology program. “I started out at Piedmont Tech in the radiology...
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...
Funeral Service Major
Graduation: August 2011
Currently: The Plastinarium, Germany
Jamie Cline-Bowman was always interested in mortuary science and anatomy. But, thanks to an encounter with an internationally known museum exhibit called “Body Worlds,” her interest has taken her down a different path called plastination. “I saw my first Body Worlds exhibit in...
Associate Degree Nursing
Willie Washington is set to embark on his second career, and it is a radical change from his first. Washington came to Newberry after serving 30 years in the United States Marine Corps. He served as a teacher, drill instructor, served in combat situations, implemented new computer systems and...
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Graduation: August 2011
Currently: N.C. State University
After getting his start at Piedmont Technical College, Jode Robinson is on his way to becoming a nuclear engineer. Robinson spent many years as a cable TV supervisor, and knew that he was ready for a change.  “I had a lot of people telling me I needed to go back to school to be an...
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...

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