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As part of its continuing efforts to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the engineering technology program at Piedmont Technical College recently celebrated National Engineers Week by inviting high school students to learn more about the career.
Piedmont Technical College has long prepared technicians to work in the continually advancing field of computer technology. The computer technology program is expanding that reach through its club activities.
More than 25 colleges and universities were in attendance recently at a College Transfer Fair sponsored by Piedmont Technical College. The fair was provided to give students information on special bridge programs and transfer pathways.
The building construction technology program at Piedmont Technical College is near completion for its fourth house project and it has truly become the “house that PTC built.”
Duke Energy South Carolina recently made a generous contribution to the Piedmont Technical College Foundation. Pictured at the check presentation are, from left, Dr. Ray Brooks, PTC president; Fran Wiley, PTC Foundation executive director; and Theo L. Lane, district manager for government and community relations for Duke Energy South Carolina.
Seventy 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.
The Senior Nursing Management Class students at Piedmont Technical College recently hosted their annual Spring Health Fair. Each year, nursing students invite health providers from across the region to participate and nursing students provide students, faculty and staff at the College access to a variety of health evaluations.
Piedmont Technical College has launched a new program called REACH, which is designed to help working adults fit a college education into their busy lives. The College is accepting applications for the program now, which will be offered at the Laurens County Higher Education Center, and on the Greenwood Campus. Classes begin in August.
According to the US Census Bureau, more than 50 percent of adults over the age of 25 in Laurens County, and 45 percent in Greenwood County have graduated from high school but lack a college degree.
Awards for service to Piedmont Technical College totaling 330 years were presented at a recent luncheon. Recipients and their individual service totals are: (front, from left) Debra Auten (30); Dianne Partlow (30); Kimberly Cox (10); Evelyn Beck (20); Lenette Thompson (10); Gail Robbins (20); Crystal Suggs (10); and Sharon Saxon (10).
At Piedmont Technical College’s 37th annual Student Awards and Recognition Program, president Dr. Ray Brooks applauded the achievements of more than 60 student leaders. The ceremony, which was held in the college’s James C. Self Conference Center, attracted students, faculty, staff, friends and family members.