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The 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 work force development of South Carolina’s Lakelands region.
Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2010 fall 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.
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.
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.
Beginning in the fall, Piedmont Technical College will launch a partnership with McCormick County Schools that will provide a significant jump-start for students. With the fall term, McCormick High School seniors will have the opportunity to enroll in the new Middle College program.
“This partnership provides one more opportunity for the students in McCormick County,” said Shelby Dominick, dual enrollment director at Piedmont Tech.
Sandy Warner, department head for engineering technology at Piedmont Technical College, has been nominated for the 2013 Governor’s Professor of the Year Award.
“This is such an honor to be recognized for doing what I love,” said Warner.
Piedmont Technical College will be opening its new facility with a dedication ceremony Tuesday, May 10. The public is invited to attend beginning at 5:15 p.m.
Piedmont Technical College assumed ownership of the old McCormick High School technology center thanks to a generous gift from the McCormick County School District in June of 2010.
Piedmont Technical College officially opened its new facility Tuesday with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony. More than 100 people turned out to tour the new campus.
“The college has looked forward to the opening of a new McCormick campus for a long time,” said Jennifer Wilbanks, dean of Piedmont Tech’s county centers.
The Finis Horne Arena at Lander University was the setting for the culmination of many dreams for the more than 450 Piedmont Technical College graduates who took center stage.
Dr. Ray Brooks, president, welcomed graduates, family and guests to celebrate a milestone in their lives.
Piedmont Technical College president Dr. Ray Brooks, back left, honored 10 community leaders and college associates with the Presidential Medallion, the institution’s most prestigious award, at PTC’s recent commencement exercises.