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home : news : school June 28, 2016 

Walden receives Lena Wood Warren Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College student and Greenwood resident Jessica Walden, left, was recently awarded the Lena Wood Warren Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon.

Walden, an associate degree nursing student, is congratulated by Lena Wood Warren. This scholarship is available to a PN or ADN nursing student who has completed at least one semester in the nursing program. The recipient has a 3.0 GPA or above, has an outstanding clinical performance as determined by clinical instructor, shows financial need and demonstrates leadership abilities.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Morrison receives Nancy Taylor Hall Memorial Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College student and Ninety Six resident Dylan Morrison, right, received the Nancy Taylor Hall Scholarship at a recent scholarship luncheon.



Monday, June 27, 2016

Five awarded Fujifilm Manufacturing Scholarships

Five Piedmont Technical College students were recently awarded the Fujifilm Manufacturing Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. 


Monday, June 27, 2016

Piedmont Tech to hold Industrial and Engineering Program Showcase

Piedmont Technical College’s series of program showcases continues on Thursday, June 30 with an exhibition of the programs in the industrial technology and engineering technology division. The showcase will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the James Medford Family Event Center on the Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood.


Friday, June 24, 2016

BCT Is Building the Future

It’s not everyday that you get dirty when attending classes at Piedmont Technical College. Unless you are enrolled in the Building Construction Technology program.

Students in the BCT program are not only learning about construction, they are putting it to use. They are building a house.

“It takes a lot of fortitude to go out with $100,000 and a group of students and build a house,” said Bobby Roche, instructor/coordinator for the BCT division.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Five students receive Piedmont Technical College Foundation Board Scholarships

Five Piedmont Technical College students were recently awarded the PTC Foundation Board Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Pictured are, from left, Kelley Durham, a radiologic technology student from Abbeville; and Fran Wiley, assistant vice president for development with the Piedmont Technical College Foundation.


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Ali Wins Young Faculty Scholar Award

Lander University Assistant Professor of Computer Science Dr. Farha Ali has some impressive publications, as one would expect of the winner of Lander’s Young Faculty Scholar Award.

     Her article, “The Smart Surface Network: A Bus-Based Approach to Dense Sensing,” appeared last year in the scholarly journal, Computer Networks. Other articles have appeared in Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society and International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Bennett receives Jeanne Florence Scholarship
Piedmont Technical College human services student Guanticha Bennett of Greenwood recently received the Jeanne Florence Scholarship Award. Pictured are, from left, Lori Florence, Bennett, Peggy Byess and Angie Kingsmore. 

This scholarship is available to past Educational Talent Search or Upward Bound students or a Student Support Services participant and is based on financial need, academic achievement and recommendation by Student Services director and staff.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Two PTC Students Receive Countybank Scholarships
Two Piedmont Technical College students were recently awarded the Countybank Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Lander student one of 50 Miss S.C. contestants

Lander University student Katlyn Gordon says she has a reputation of not being a “girlie girl,” but she’s pretty much shed that distinction given activities she’s been engaged in this year.

First, she joined Lander’s “Sassy Cats” Dance Team, whose members promote university spirit and entertain at basketball games and other events. Then, in November she entered the annual Miss Lander University pageant. She said she wanted to use the event to demonstrate her talent as a singer and to help overcome her stage fright. She didn’t expect to win, but she did win the crown, as well as the People’s Choice and Talent awards.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Lander students make research presentations at national conference

Three Lander University students concluded the semester leading to their graduation in April by competing in a national conference on student research held in Asheville, N.C. Kimberly Modica, of Waterloo; Mariana Martins, of Portugal; and Renata Mello, of Brazil, were students in Lander’s Honors College.


Monday, June 13, 2016

Piedmont Tech to hold Program Showcases

Piedmont Technical College will be offering a series of program showcases to introduce potential students to the wide variety of program options the college has available. The first showcase will be for those interested in transferring to a four-year college or university. It will be held Thursday, June 16 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in room 102C of the James C. Self Conference Center on the Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood.


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Duke Energy South Carolina Makes Donation to Foundation

Duke Energy South Carolina recently made a generous contribution to the Piedmont Technical College Foundation for the establishment of the Duke Energy Workforce Pathways Scholarship.


Friday, June 10, 2016

D50 Summer Food Service Program

Summer Food Service Program Greenwood School District 50 will be offering a Summer Feeding Program for students up to age 18 at the following locations:

  • Merrywood Elementary June 6 – July 14 Monday – Thursday
  • Northside Middle Westview Middle Brewer Middle June 6 – June 30 Monday – Thursday
  • Emerald High Greenwood High June 6 – June 30 & July 11 – July 21
  • Feeding Times Breakfast 7:00 – 8:00
  • Elementary and Middle Lunch 10:30 – 12:00
  • High School Lunch – 11:30 – 1:00

If you are interested in eating please report to the school office during the feeding times.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Lander graduate becomes the first clinical nurse leader in South Carolina

Jarrod Nelson, of Laurens, has added two significant “firsts” to his academic achievements since obtaining a nursing degree from Lander University’s William Preston Turner School of Nursing in 2006. In December 2015, he became the first to graduate with a master’s degree from Lander’s first-in-the-state Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) program, and he is the first in South Carolina to pass the national CNL certification exam.


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Hildenbrand Selected As Director of Special Services
Amy Hildenbrand, Principal of Mathews Elementary School, has been named as the new Director of Special Services.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Lander students receive awards for project presentations

Thirteen Lander University students have won special recognition for outstanding projects in the annual Student Academic Symposium.

Dr. Lillie Craton, director of the university’s Honors College, said the symposium allows the Lander community to hear and share in some of the best academic content that students complete. She added, “The event is a fantastic opportunity for presenters to be challenged by and complete high-level academic work worth sharing. Students must also consider their presentation skills and comfort explaining their ideas.” Craton said the experience pays off during job interviews, graduate school and communications within their careers.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Westview Middle School Athletic Awards

Westview Middle School held its annual Athletic Awards Night on May 9th, 2016. All athletes received a certificate of participation and each sport gave out additional awards.


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Jane Burgdorf Realtor Cardiovascular Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College student and Greenwood resident Celeste Starks, right, received the Jane Burgdorf Realtor Cardiovascular Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Starks, a cardiovascular technology student, is congratulated by Gus Burgdorf. The scholarship is awarded annually to a cardiovascular technology student and is based on academic achievement. 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

J.E.S. Services HVAC Scholarship

Two Piedmont Technical College heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology students recently received the J.E.S. Services HVAC Scholarship.


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Greenwood Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College student and Greenwood resident Darcy Gatchell recently received the Greenwood Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship.

Gatchell, right, an associate in science student, was congratulated by Suzy Murray, scholarship committee member. The scholarship was established to assist a high school student entering the Horticulture Program. The scholarship is restricted to Greenwood County residents. Student must have at least a 3.0 high school grade point average.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Emerald Student Benjamin Slimmer Finalist for 2016 National Merit Scholarship

Emerald High School Senior Benjamin Slimmer has been named a Finalist in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Competition in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement and commendable scores on the PSAT examination.   

The nationwide pool of Finalists, which represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, emerges from about 1.5 million juniors in some 22,000 high schools who took the qualifying PSAT test last fall.  

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Access and Equity Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College student and Greenwood resident Carla Scott, left, was recently awarded the Access and Equity Scholarship. Scott, an administrative office technology student, is pictured with scholarship committee member Brenda Brooks. Awarded annually, the scholarship is based on academic standing, volunteerism and faculty and advisor recommendations.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Forty and 8 Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College associate degree nursing student and Greenwood resident Lisa Riggins, left, was recently awarded the Forty and 8 Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Presenting the scholarship was Daniel Grubbs, right. The unit, a support group of the American Legion that was established in 1920 by World War I veterans, annually funds a nursing scholarship.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Computer Consultants & Merchants, Inc. PTC Golf Classic Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College student and Hodges resident David Turman, left, was recently awarded the Computer Consultants & Merchants, Inc. PTC Golf Classic Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. Turman, a welding major, is congratulated by Don Clark from CC&M, Inc. The scholarship is funded through an annual golf tournament held each spring and selection is based on academic achievement and financial need. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tiller receives P.E.O. Scholarship

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Education Organization) Members Mary Dula (left) and Peggy Bowman (right) present a $500 scholarship to Abigail Tiller, a 2016 graduate of Greenwood High School. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

EMACH and GEMS Participants Receive Mentoring for Success Scholarship

On May 26th, 10 seniors from Emerald and Greenwood High School’s mentoring programs were awarded the Mentoring for Success Scholarship at a recognition banquet held at the Greenwood High School's Press-box. This year's scholarship recipients included: Brandon Clarke (EHS), Kivontay Clinkscales (EHS), Stephone Mathis (EHS), Herbert Foster (EHS), Willie Reynolds (EHS), Richard Wideman (EHS), Marcus Leach (GHS), Nicoy Hendrickson (GHS), Diimori Maduro (GHS), and Myquerris McGrier (GHS). 


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Local residents graduate from Clemson University

CLEMSON, SC - Local residents graduate from Clemson University in May 7, 2016, ceremonies.

 Click on the title for a full list of names...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Local students graduate in NGU's record 2016 Class

Tigerville, SC – North Greenville University graduated the following local students on Thursday, May 5 in a record graduating class of 331.  

A baccalaureate degree student whose cumulative grade point average is at least 3.5 graduates cum laude; those with at least a 3.75 graduate magna cum laude; and those with at least a 3.9 grade point average graduate summa cum laude.


Samantha Hall Cook – Bachelor of Arts – Theatre

Suzanna Margaret Edwards – Bachelor of Arts – Intercultural Studies – summa cum laude

Kacie Calliham McCutcheon – Master of Business Administration

Amy Nicole Shurden – Bachelor of Science – Psychology – cum laude

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Whittington Recognized as May Superhero of the Month

At the May Board meeting, Rice Elementary K5 Inclusion Instructional Assistant Jackie Whittington was recognized as the May Superhero of the Month.


Saturday, May 21, 2016

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