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home : news : school June 30, 2015 

PTC Benefits from Charity Golf Tournament
Piedmont Technical College recently received a generous donation as part of the funds raised through the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Charity Classic. 
Saturday, June 27, 2015

IG at John de la Howe Board meeting; new chair named

McCORMICK — Speaking at Thursday’s meeting of the John de la Howe School Board of Trustees, State Inspector General Patrick Maley said it is important for South Carolina to treat troubled teens before they get into deeper trouble.

Maley told the trustees that state leaders are starting to understand the importance of investing in behavioral health problems early.

“Doing so prevents greater costs downstream, and the return on your initial investment is tenfold,” Maley said.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lander offers SAT preparation course for high school students

Lander University will offer a special course beginning July 17 and continuing through August 7 for high school students who plan to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test scheduled for next fall.

The program is called SAT PRO. It will be taught on the Lander campus by Dr. Lillian Craton, associate professor of English and director of Lander’s Honors College, who will be the reading and writing instructor, and Gina Dunn, chair of Lander’s Department of Mathematics and Computing, who will teach the mathematics section.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Students from Lakelands region participate in summer science program at Lander

Fourteen budding criminologists learned about the fascinating world of forensics during the opening week of the 2015 Duke Energy’s Summer Institute at Lander University. Classes opened on Monday, June 22, and featured the many scientific methods used by law enforcement to solve crimes.


Friday, June 26, 2015

Local students receive scholarship from The Iota Upsilon Omega Chapter

On June 1st, The Iota Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated awarded 7 scholarships to 2015 high school graduates from the Abbeville, Greenwood, and McCormick areas. Each student will receive $1000 to the college they will attend in the fall. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Game Changer Scholarship Established at Piedmont Tech

Susan Thompson is a legend in Greenwood County for her accomplishments at Greenwood High School, where she coached the girls’ basketball team to 299 wins, eight region crowns and two upper state titles. And now a scholarship has been established in her honor at Piedmont Technical College that aims to continue her legacy.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Piedmont Tech Instructor Finds the Right Path in Building Construction Technology

Bobby Roche tried many options in his search for his perfect career before he found his love with building construction technology (BCT). Now, 17 years later, he can’t imagine doing anything else.

Following his high school graduation, Roche entered the workforce, but realized the job he was in wasn’t what he wanted to do. He enrolled at Piedmont Technical College in the welding program. While he enjoyed welding, he knew it was not the career for him.  He changed his major once more before switching to the program that would lead to the career he still loves to this day.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Colgate-Palmolive Signs Agreement with readySC and Piedmont Tech
During a recent signing ceremony, representatives from Piedmont Technical College, readySC and Colgate-Palmolive solidified an agreement between the three entities concerning training at the company.
Monday, June 22, 2015

Project Genesis Holding Minority Male Connections Conference at PTC

Piedmont Technical College’s Project Genesis will be hosting the 2015 Minority Male Connections Conference “The GAME PLAN: Gaining and Maintaining Excellence” June 24-25 at the James C. Self Conference Center on the Greenwood Campus. The keynote speaker will be former Clemson University football standout Perry Tuttle.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Glen Crawford named new Lander softball head coach

Former Reinhardt University head coach Glen Crawford, who led his team to five national tournaments, has been hired as the head Lander softball coach it was announced today (June 18) by Jeff May, Lander Vice President/Director of Athletics.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Lander Board honors President Daniel Ball on his retirement

Lander University’s Board of Trustees has given an official send-off to Dr. Daniel Ball, who will retire as Lander president on June 30th. At a gathering preceding its regular Board meeting on June 17, trustees presented Ball with a resolution, noting his 15 years of service as Lander’s 12th president, the fifth longest-serving president in the university’s 143-year history.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Joshua Smith Receives Degree from Georgia Tech

ATLANTA, GA  - Joshua Smith of Greenwood, SC (29649), has earned a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Smith was among approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees during Georgia Tech's 249th commencement exercises on May 1 and 2 at the McCamish Pavilion.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

PTC Provides Summer Guidance Institute to Area Counselors

Piedmont Technical College and Duke Energy South Carolina are currently presenting a Summer Guidance Institute designed to provide guidance counselors from the college’s seven county service region with a stronger understanding of the college’s program offerings and how they directly relate to the needs of employers in our region.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Lander continues to draw increasing numbers of international students

Lander University’s international program experienced another successful academic year in 2014-15. Dean of International Programs Po Hu said the university’s five-year-old initiative has seen an impressive increase in the number of international students coming to Lander and more Lander students choosing to enroll in academic programs at schools overseas.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Jacob Stockman of Greenwood named to Aurora University Dean's List

AURORA, IL -  Jacob Stockman of Greenwood, SC earned high honors on the Aurora University Dean's List during the spring 2015 semester.

Stockman joins more than 900 other AU students who were honored for their academic success. The Dean's List recognizes students who have earned a 3.6 GPA or higher. Students recognized with high honors have earned a perfect 4.0.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Science and Mathematics Governor's School Kicks Off iTEAMS Xtreme Camp for Rising 7th & 8th Graders

On June 15, 2015 the South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM), in partnership with Greenwood County School District 50, will kick off its iTEAMS Xtreme camp for Greenwood County students. iTEAMS will be held June 15-18 at Greenwood High School for rising 7th and 8th graders who have a strong interest in computer science, technology and entrepreneurship.


Monday, June 15, 2015

Early Care and Education Program at PTC Earns NAEYC Re-Accreditation

The Early Care and Education (ECD) program at Piedmont Technical College has received reaccreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), an organization dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC has granted accreditation to 170 associate degree programs in 32 states nationwide since 2006.


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Musonza Graduates from Medical School

Lander University graduate Tashinga Musonza recently added a doctor of medicine degree from the prestigious Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minn., to his growing list of accomplishments.


Friday, June 12, 2015

Lander, LLLN Sign Pact
Lander University President Dr. Daniel Ball, left, shakes hands with Michael Douglas, president of Lakelands Lifelong Learning Network (LLLN), after signing an agreement that will provide LLLN with office space on campus in Laura Lander Hall. LLLN, a member-managed, nonprofit organization sponsored by Lander, Piedmont Technical College and Wesley Commons, offers courses of interest to seniors in Greenwood and the surrounding six-county area. 
Friday, June 12, 2015

Piedmont Tech Students awarded Heydel Respiratory Therapy Scholarship

Two Piedmont Technical College students have been awarded scholarships to assist with their respiratory therapy studies.


Friday, June 12, 2015

Shearer receives P.E.O. scholarship

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Education Organization) Members Patti Gagstetter (right) and Peggy Bowman (left) present a $500 scholarship to Courtney Shearer, a 2015 Graduate of Emerald High School.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Pollock receives P.E.O. scholarship

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Education Organization) Members Patti Gagstetter (left) and Mary Dula (right) present a $1,000 scholarship to Savannah Pollock, a 2015 graduate of Greenwood High School. 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

EMACH and GEMS Participants Receive Mentoring for Success Scholarship

On May 27th, seven seniors from Emerald and Greenwood High School’s mentoring programs were awarded the Mentoring for Success Scholarship at a recognition banquet held at Emerald.


Friday, June 5, 2015

Teaching, a New Experience for Amaya

Engineering was always the dream career for Evan Amaya. He just never planned to teach it.

“I never thought I would ever teach in a million years,” Amaya said. “It’s not something that I ever considered doing.”

Amaya grew up in Shelby, N.C. with aspirations of being an engineer. While touring the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with plans to enter the mechanical engineering program, an advisor introduced him to the mechanical engineering technology (MET) field. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Barnum receives the Self Regional Healthcare PTC Golf Classic Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College student and Greenwood resident Michala Barnum (left) was recently awarded the Self Regional Healthcare PTC Golf Classic Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Barnum, a pharmacy technology student, is congratulated by Jim Pfeiffer, CEO of Self Regional. The scholarship is funded through an annual golf tournament held each spring and selection is based on academic achievement and financial need. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Associate Degree Nursing Students Honored
Recent graduates of Piedmont Technical College’s associate degree nursing program at the Lex Walters Campus were recognized in a pinning ceremony in May. 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Polattie receives Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College student and Bradley resident Patricia Polattie (left) recently received the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Polattie, an administrative office technology student, is congratulated by Meredith Daniel, Phi Theta Kappa advisor. Supported through the fundraising events of the PTC’s Omega Chi Chapter, the scholarship is awarded annually to active members. Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for students of two-year colleges.


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Two EHS students receive Aiken Chapter of The Links awards

United to serve youth and to promote the value of a quality education, The Aiken (SC) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated recognized more than 75 students from across the Midlands at its annual Senior Recognition Day.

The purpose of the ceremony is to award scholarships to high school seniors, and celebrate students' academic, athletic, and civic achievements. Students and supportive family members filled the pews of Old Macedonia Baptist Church in North Augusta, SC to participate in this momentous occasion. After greetings from Mrs. Dorothy A. Brooks, the program proceeded with the invocation by Mrs. Anne Gunby.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Mathis receives Nora Wells Cooner Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College student and Greenwood resident Angelica Mathis (center) received the Nora Wells Cooner Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Mathis, a respiratory care student, is congratulated by Jo Bartley, scholarship donor and daughter of the late Nora Wells Cooner (left) and Derrell Bartley of the family. The scholarship is awarded annually to full-time students with a minimum 2.5 grade point average and is based on financial need.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Brooks receives National Wild Turkey Federation PTC Golf Classic Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College student and Ninety Six resident Amy Brooks (left) was recently awarded the National Wild Turkey Federation PTC Golf Classic Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Brooks, an Associate in Arts student, is congratulated by Dr. Jerry Alewine, dean of health science. The scholarship is funded through an annual golf tournament held each spring and selection is based on academic achievement and financial need. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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