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Clemson's Upstate Writing Project hosts conference for rural teachers as part of federally funded Investing in Innovation grant

Upstate Writing Project will bring together teachers from Florence 2, Greenwood 51, and Union school districts for a conference at the University Center of Greenville Thursday, Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Noted literacy expert Jeff Wilhelm will train teachers on improving students’ writing skills for college and career readiness.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Piedmont Technical College hosts Islands of New England

Piedmont Technical College is hosting a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the charms of New England.

The Islands of New England Tour is scheduled for June 12-19, 2015.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Lander Chamber Strings welcomes members from the community

Lander University’s Chamber Strings Ensemble has issued an invitation to community members to join the group.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Lander schedules its president's State of the University address

Lander University President Daniel Ball will deliver his annual State of the University Address on Monday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m., in Lander’s Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. It will be the final State of the University presentation of his presidency.

Ball notified the Board of Trustees in March that he will retire in June of 2015 after having served 15 years as Lander’s chief executive officer.


Friday, September 12, 2014

PTC Engineering Technology Receives Reaccreditation

Piedmont Technical College recently continued its tradition of excellence by receiving reaccreditation from the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for the Electronic Engineering Technology and Engineering Graphics Technology programs. These programs have been accredited since 1976 at Piedmont Technical College and are now accredited through September 2020.


Monday, September 8, 2014

Daughter of Lander graduates helps create a fashion accessory for girls

Seven-year-old Gabrielle Goodwin and her mother, Rozalynn, of Columbia, have created an accessory that solves the problem of securing the ends of girls’ pigtails, braids and twists, and it can be purchased at Walgreens stores in South Carolina and Georgia, including Walgreens locations in Greenwood.


Monday, September 8, 2014

Piedmont Tech Signs Agreement with Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Piedmont Technical College recently signed an articulation agreement with Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College that will allow students to complete two years of coursework at PTC, and transfer to the South Georgia college to complete their bachelor’s degree.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Forbes ranks Erskine tops among D2 institutions in Southeast Region
Due West, S.C. - In the latest college rankings by Forbes Magazine, Erskine is the highest ranked NCAA Division II institution in the Southeast Region. 
 
The Flying Fleet were one of only three institutions from Conference Carolinas ranked.  Within the state, Erskine again placed well, ranking seventh overall.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Free S. C. Manufacturing Certification opportunity still available

In 2013, the 16 members of the SC Technical College System launched the South Carolina Manufacturing Certification (SCMC) to grow the skilled workforce in their regions. Now, Piedmont Technical College is leading the charge.

The System committed to training 1200 certified production technicians to meet employment needs in manufacturing. Since the initiative began, the System as a whole has trained or is training 518 students with 69 percent of those either employed or enrolled to continue their education. Piedmont Tech’s SCMC program has trained or is training 83 students, with nearly 80 percent employed or enrolled.


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lakelands Lifelong Learning Network offers a variety of courses for the fall

The Lakelands Lifelong Learning Network (LLLN) in Greenwood, is taking registrations for courses that will be offered during the fall semester, beginning Sept. 15.

LLLN is co-sponsored by Lander University, Piedmont Technical College and Wesley Commons. There is a $30 annual membership fee, which entitles members to enroll in an unlimited number of courses.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hutchins awarded scholarship from WOODMEN of the WORLD

SC WOODMEN of the WORLD field Officer, Marc Rankin presented Lauren Hutchins of Ninety Six SC with a $1,000 check.  Lauren was awarded a scholarship by WOODMEN of the WORLD based on her strengths, accomplishments, goals, and expectations. Lauren plans to use the scholarship money toward her tuition at USC this fall.  Lauren is majoring in Chemistry with the intent of a career as an anesthesiologist. 


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Piedmont Tech to Offer New Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

When Piedmont Technical College’s faculty and staff consider new program offerings, they look closely at the skills and training that will help students fill real employment needs in the region. The college’s latest offering is no exception.

PTC is now expanding access to in demand training through a new occupational therapy assistant program, which will be housed at the college’s state-of-the-art facility in Newberry.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ice Bucket Challenges answered at Lander
Lander University President Daniel accepted a dare from the members of the university’s volleyball team and underwent the Ice Bucket Challenge, the national fad whose goal is to raise funds for ALS research.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Associate Degree Nursing Students Honored
Recent graduates of Piedmont Technical College’s associate degree nursing program at the Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood were recognized in a pinning ceremony in August.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Outstanding students honored at Piedmont Technical College graduation

At Piedmont Technical College’s recent summer commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for academic achievement. Greenwood County student Kara Yassney was honored for maintaining high academic success. She was recognized by Peter Manning, PTC area commissioner, left. Yassney is a radiologic technology graduate.


Friday, August 22, 2014

School resumes for Springfield students on Friday

Springfield Elementary students will return to school on Friday, August 22nd.  Parents are encouraged to drop-off and pickup their children at Springfield at their normal time. District 50 buses and vans will operate on a normal schedule.

In the morning, students and staff will arrive at Springfield. Teachers and students will be transported by buses to Lakeview Elementary, Mathews Elementary, or Emerald High School. Students will be taught by their teachers at each location.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

NS Primary students love reading

Ninety Six Primary School students love to read. NS Primary teachers are so proud of these students for participating in the summer reading program at the public library. 


Thursday, August 21, 2014

No School For Springfield Students on Wednesday

Due to a power outage on Tuesday morning, there will be no school for students at Springfield Elementary on Wednesday, August 20th.

This morning at Springfield, there was a power outage at the school’s main electrical panel. All power was lost at the school and all students and staff were transported by District 50 buses to the Emerald High School gymnasium.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Springfield Elementary loses power, students & staff transported

All Springfield students and staff are safe. This morning at Springfield Elementary School, there was a power outage at the main power box. All power was lost at the school and the entire student body and staff were transported by District 50 buses to EHS gymnasium


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Honors Program at Piedmont Technical College inducts first class

The Honors Program at Piedmont Technical College recently inducted its first class of students who will be seeking an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science degree beginning with the fall 2014 semester.

“The Piedmont Technical College Honors Program was established to provide an innovative academic challenge for outstanding students,” said Kathryn Brackett, honors program director. “We are so happy to welcome this first group of students to begin this journey.”


Monday, August 18, 2014

Commencement at Piedmont Technical College Honors Graduates

The James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College welcomed more than 325 Piedmont Technical College graduates for two commencement ceremonies to celebrate their accomplishments.

Dr. Ray Brooks, president, welcomed graduates, family and guests to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates.

 “To each of the graduates, you had a dream and you fulfilled it. Now, what’s your next dream?” Brooks said. “I encourage you to dream, dream big and don’t give up.”


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bagwell Named VP for Academic Affairs at PTC

Piedmont Technical College President Dr. Ray Brooks has announced that Dr. Jack Bagwell has joined the college as the vice president for academic affairs.

Bagwell is a graduate of Winthrop University, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology. He earned his doctorate in educational studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2010.


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Ward receives P.E.O Scholarship

Tess Ward, a recent graduate of Ninety Six High School was recently awarded the P.E.O. (Philanthropic Education Organization) scholarship of $300.  Ward will attend coastal Carolina University this coming fall.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Interim accreditation report gives Lander a "clean bill of health"

Lander University received good news recently when it was notified that it met the core requirements, comprehensive standards and federal requirements of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), as documented in its fifth-year interim accreditation report.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

State Superintendent releases 2013-14 PASS results

COLUMBIA – Today, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Mick Zais announced that the results of the 2013-14 SC Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) for students in grades 3-8 have been released and can be viewed on the Department’s website. 


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Eight Local Nursing Students Awarded Scholarships from Self Regional Healthcare Foundation

Eight local students have each been awarded a $1,000 nursing scholarship from The Self Regional Healthcare Foundation at its annual nursing scholarship luncheon. The Foundation has two funds named in honor of two influential nurses who worked at Self Regional: the Mary Ella Ruff Nursing Scholarship fund and the Charlotte Blackwell Memorial Nursing Scholarship.


Sunday, August 3, 2014

PTC Center for Advanced Manufacturing Hosts Statewide Training
Piedmont Technical College’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens recently showcased its new mechatronics lab by hosting training for mechatronics instructors from across the state.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dual Enrollment Student Gets a Head Start on a Career

The loss of a high school course turned into a great opportunity for one Laurens District High School graduate.

As a freshman, Braxton Michels was interested in the machine tool class offered at LDHS. However, when the teacher left to pursue other opportunities, the course was discontinued. But, Michels knew he wanted to enroll in some form of industrial or manufacturing curriculum.


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lander to host Greenwood Performing Arts 2014-15 Season

Greenwood Performing Arts (GPA) will hold its 2014-15 season at Lander University, the longtime venue for its evening performances and Outreach events for schoolchildren from the Lakelands region.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Greenwood School District 50 Registration
Greenwood School District 50 is continuing to register students for the 2014-2015 school year.  New Child Development, New Kindergarten, and New First Grade Students should REGISTER as soon as possible.  The first day of school is August 19th and we would like for all of our students to be ready to learn the first day. 
Thursday, July 24, 2014


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