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PTC Recognized for Lean Implementation for Second Year

Dec
12
2012

Piedmont Technical College’s work to implement the Lean methodology in a community college setting has won the College a second national recognition.

PTC has been selected as a finalist for a prestigious 2013 Bellwether Award, which recognizes outstanding, innovative programs and practices that are successfully leading community colleges into the future.

PTC Partners with Goodwill to Provide Job Training

Dec
06
2012

As the new Goodwill Store and Job Connections opens its doors in Greenwood, Piedmont Technical College has already completed training for six people who are searching for employment.

Goodwill has partnered with technical colleges around the state to provide training based on the needs of an area. With the opening of the new facility in Greenwood, Goodwill partnered with Piedmont Tech for a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class.

Piedmont Technical College to Hold Commencement December 13

Dec
05
2012

Piedmont Technical College will be holding fall commencement exercises on December 13. 

Commencement exercises will begin at 3 p.m. in the Multipurpose Building at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood. Due to limited seating, tickets will be required for all guests attending the graduation ceremony. Each ticketholder, including children, will be entitled to one seat.

In recognition of their excellence and the stories they have told about their journeys in higher education, three graduating students will be speaking at the commencement ceremony.

Piedmont Tech Instant Admissions Day Welcomes Students for Spring

Dec
03
2012

Piedmont Technical College offered its fourth Instant Admissions Day recently. Admissions and financial aid counselors were on hand to help students through the entire enrollment process in just one day.

“We wanted to provide students with a one-stop option to enroll in classes,” said Tanisha Latimer, dean of enrollment management.

PTC and PEBA Host Workshop for Educational Professionals

Nov
19
2012

The Piedmont Education & Business Alliance recently hosted its tenth annual Guidance Standards and Career Development Workshop at Piedmont Technical College. The event drew more than 100 school counselors and career development professionals from 10 school districts in Abbeville, Clinton, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, Ninety Six, Saluda and Ware Shoals. 

New Board Members Named to PTC Foundation

Nov
15
2012

The Piedmont Technical College Foundation has named several new board members for the coming year.

Engineering Technology Students Inducted into National Honor Society

Nov
02
2012

Ten new members were recently inducted into the Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society at Piedmont Technical College. Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology, just as Phi Beta Kappa is for liberal arts and Tau Beta Pi is for engineering. Founded in 1953 and managed for more than 30 years by engineering technology educator Frederick J.

Nursing Student Pursues Dream Following Military Service

Nov
01
2012

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 her passion.

“I worked as a substitute teacher for a while,” Goode said. “Then I attended Lander University.”

Summer President's, Dean, Merit Lists Announced

Oct
24
2012

Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2012 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 students include:

New Division Created to Meet Student Needs

Oct
19
2012

In order to better meet the needs of a growing student body, Piedmont Technical College has created a College Preparatory division.

“At PTC, student success has always been our primary concern,” said Lisa Martin, associate dean. “As our enrollment continues to grow at PTC, we have to look at new ways to deliver instruction to a very diverse population.”