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After a nationwide search, Piedmont Technical College has hired Thomas Koole of New York’s Hudson Valley to assume the program coordinator position at the Pottery Center in Edgefield.
After a hiatus this summer during the search, the Pottery Center will be open for the upcoming fall 2012 semester, and classes are now available.
At Piedmont Technical College’s recent spring commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for academic achievement.
Scholarships were awarded recently at a luncheon honoring donors and recipients.
The Finis Horne Arena at Lander University was the setting for the culmination of many dreams for the more than 500 Piedmont Technical College graduates who took center stage.
Dr. Ray Brooks, president, welcomed graduates, family and guests to celebrate a milestone in their lives. He compared their educational journey to taking a road trip.
More than 500 graduates of Piedmont Technical College will receive certificates, diplomas and associate degrees during spring commencement exercises on June 1.
Commencement exercises will begin at 7 p.m. at the Finis Horne Arena at Lander University, and graduates as well as guests are encouraged to arrive early. Once occupancy reaches capacity, additional guests will not be permitted to enter.
Awards for service to Piedmont Technical College totaling 280 years were presented at a recent luncheon.
At Piedmont Technical College’s 38th annual Student Awards and Recognition Program, president Dr. Ray Brooks applauded the achievements of more than 75 student leaders. The ceremony attracted students, faculty, staff, friends and family members.
An interest in health and wellness, a solid understanding of how the human body works and a desire to help people are the perfect combination for a successful career in massage therapy.
And right now, massage therapy is one of the fastest growing career fields in the nation.
Piedmont Technical College and USC Aiken recently signed two agreements that will make it easier for students to pursue their bachelor’s degree - an articulation agreement that will provide a new gateway for students who would like to enter the field of early childhood education and a Bridge Program intended to make the transition to the University as uncomplicated as possible.
Thirty-seven new members were recently inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Piedmont Technical College. Phi Theta Kappa was established in 1918 to honor two-year college students and boasts more than 1,200 chapters today. The Carolinas region includes 75 active chapters in the two-state area. Piedmont Tech’s Omega Chi chapter became the first among South Carolina’s technical colleges in 1974.