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Piedmont Tech Welcomes New Presidential Ambassadors

Oct
17
2014

2014 Presidential AmbassadorsEach year, Piedmont Technical College chooses some of its best and brightest to serve as Presidential Ambassadors. These students represent the college at campus functions, provide tours and speak about their experiences to potential students. This year’s select 10 are from a variety of backgrounds, representing many program areas and hometowns, but they all have one thing in common.

Piedmont Tech Offers South Carolina’s Only Funeral Service Program

Oct
10
2014

Piedmont Technical College’s funeral service education program is one of the fastest growing in the region. David Martin, program director, and Dedrick Gantt, funeral service education instructor, have been tireless in their efforts to improve and expand the department.

PTC Thanks Area Officials with BBQ

Oct
09
2014

Legislative BBQThe Piedmont Technical College Area Commission recently hosted a barbecue dinner at Bermuda’s at The Links at Stoney Point, for local, state and federal legislators to raise awareness of PTC’s vital role in the workforce development of South Carolina’s Lakelands region.

OTA Director Brings Real-world Experience to New Program

Oct
07
2014

Isabelle BeveridgeDr. Isabelle Beveridge followed an interesting path before arriving at Piedmont Technical College as the director of the new occupational therapy assistant (OTA) program. Fittingly, that path started at a two-year college.

PTC Kicks Off One Book, One College Series

Oct
02
2014

Rep. James Clyburn

Piedmont Technical College will kick off its One Book, One College series Oct. 9 with an introduction relating to this year’s spotlight book, Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black by Rep. James Clyburn.

As a part of the college’s seventh annual One Book, One College series, the library will host weekly programs addressing the themes of Clyburn’s memoirs. 

Pharmacy Technology Program Undergoes a Redesign

Oct
01
2014

Students looking to enroll in the Piedmont Technical College pharmacy technology program will notice changes in the enrollment process for the spring semester.

Pharmacy technicians assist licensed pharmacists by providing patients with medication and health care products. Under the supervision of the pharmacists, pharmacy technicians handles all of the technical skills in the pharmacy, from medication preparation and checking for interactions to filing insurance and inventory control. Pharmacy technicians work both in retail pharmacies and hospital settings.

West Carolina Tel Makes Donation to Foundation

Sep
30
2014

West Carolina DonationWest Carolina Tel recently made a donation of $15,000 to the Piedmont Technical College Foundation to assist with the new PTC Abbeville Campus. Pictured with the commemorative plaque naming the Learning Resource room in honor of the company are, from left, Dr.

Academic Honor Students Recognized for 2014 Summer Term

Sep
24
2014

Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2014 summer term have earned inclusion on the President’s List. To be named to the list, students must be full time and earn a term GPA of 4.00. Students will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the college president.

President’s List includes:

Abbeville - Brennan D. Ferguson and Cassaundra D. Geer, both of Abbeville; and Wesley T. Hayslette of Donalds.

Woody Named to Area Commission

Sep
23
2014

Thelma WoodyThelma Woody has been named to represent Abbeville County on the Piedmont Technical College Area Commission. Members of the governing board are recommended by their legislative delegation and appointed by the governor for four-year terms. Woody replaces Emma Goodwin, who represented the county from 2002-2014.

PTC Sponsors Fall Kick-off and Club Fair

Sep
17
2014

Students at Piedmont Technical College were treated to a Fall Kick-off and Club Fair Recently. Organizations and clubs on campus presented information to students during the fall kick-off as well as provided a free hot dog lunch. The annual event welcomes students back to class and introduces them to the clubs and organizations available on campus.