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home : news : school May 24, 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

Piedmont Tech Remembers the Emanuel Nine with Special Program

As the first anniversary of the Emanuel Church shootings approaches, Piedmont Technical College will host a special event to commemorate the tragic event.

The program will be held Thursday, June 2 at 1 p.m. in the PTC library. Dr. J. David Gillespie, Dana Professor of Political Science, emeritus, at Presbyterian College, will be the guest speaker at a program featuring his book “Race Murder, Christian Forgiveness, and Revolutionary Change in Charleston South Carolina: A Seminal Moment in American History.”

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Outstanding Students Honored at Piedmont Technical College Graduation

At Piedmont Technical College’s recent spring commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for academic achievement. Three Greenwood County students were honored for maintaining high academic success. Tammy Kullnat, left, was recognized by PTC area commission member Dr. George Cone during the evening ceremony. Kullnat is an Associate in Arts graduate.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Outstanding Students Honored at Piedmont Technical College Graduation

At Piedmont Technical College’s recent spring commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for academic achievement. Three Greenwood County students were honored for maintaining high academic success. Shawn Anderson, left, was recognized by PTC area commission chairman Y. J. Ahn during the afternoon ceremony. Anderson is a computer technology graduate. 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Hannah recognized as State Advisor of the Year

At the May Board meeting, G. Frank Russell Technology Carpentry Instructor Wayne Hannah was recognized as the S.C. Skills USA State Advisor of the Year.

The SkillsUSA State Directors Association created the Advisor of the Year award to recognize and honor dedicated career and technical education instructors who serve as SkillsUSA advisors.

Friday, May 20, 2016

First PTC Occupational Therapy Assistant Students Graduate
Piedmont Technical College recently celebrated the graduation of its first class of occupational therapy assistant (OTA) students during a pinning ceremony.
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Lander theatre professor finds a new venue for artistic expression

After more than 30 years as a stage actress and director, Lander University Professor of Theatre Monique Sacay-Bagwell has shifted her talents to a new pursuit. When she is not teaching or involved in a theatre production, she performs off stage, behind a microphone as a voice-over artist, narrating audio books.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

ACTS Voice Earns Superior Rating at SCMEA Choral Assessment Performance

ACTS Voice Students traveled to Columbia on April 13th to participate in the South Carolina Music Education Association’s Choral Performance Assessment. Under the direction of ACTS Voice Instructor Beverly Psomas the students scored Superior in Performance and a 97 in Sight Reading.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Lander graduates celebrate longevity, each surpassing 100 years in age

Lander University alumna Margaret Lander Scheibler, of Due West, celebrated her 104th birthday recently, and she was treated to a special gathering at The Lander Foundation and Alumni Center to celebrate the occasion. As she walked through the front entrance on the arm of her nephew, Robert Lander, of Abbeville, a large group of people waiting inside greeted her with applause. She was confused at first, but smiled broadly when Alumni Affairs Director Myra Greene told her it was a surprise birthday party in her honor.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

WCTEL Team Takes Industry Cup Victory

A team of four representing West Carolina Telephone Company captured the 22nd Industry Cup at the 24th annual Piedmont Technical College Foundation Golf Classic.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Lander Nursing Students Earn Honors

Five students were honored recently when Lander University’s William Preston Turner School of Nursing held its annual Nursing Recognition Ceremony as a prelude to the university’s spring graduation.

Annaruth Branyon, of Honea Path, received the Faculty Award of Excellence, which recognizes a graduating nursing student who demonstrates the greatest promise of making significant contributions to the profession of nursing. The recipient must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 and be active in student nurses’ activities, including departmental committees.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Campaign Launched to Honor Lander Alumna's 104th Birthday

The Lander University Alumni Association is launching a 104-hour campaign challenge on Monday, May 16, to help endow a scholarship in honor of Margaret Lander Scheibler, a member of the Lander Class of 1933 who celebrated her 104th birthday last week.

The “Margaret 104 Challenge” will begin at 1:04 p.m. today, and organizers want to have 104 donors each give $104 before the challenge officially ends at 9:04 p.m. Friday, May 20. The goal is to raise $10,400 to endow a scholarship that would be awarded in the fall to an exercise science major.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Piedmont Technical College Recognizes Graduates

The James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College was the setting for the culmination of many dreams for the more than 300 Piedmont Technical College graduates who took center stage in two commencement ceremonies.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Lander hosts summer science programs for students in grades five through 12

Lander, featuring science and computer programs for students in grades five through 12. The enrichment program is sponsored by a grant from Duke Energy and offers talented students a challenging educational experience with opportunities for fun and a taste of life at Lander.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

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 May.



Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Brady Overcomes Disability to Graduate from Lander
Last week, Tyler Brady accomplished two goals. She graduated from Lander University with a degree in interdisciplinary studies, and she walked across the stage to receive it.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Greenwood students among 59 others awarded SC Junior Academy of Science Awards

Columbia, SC - Forty-five students from the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) recently brought home 59 awards from the SC Junior Academy of Science (SCJAS) Annual Spring Meeting. The 2016 conference was held April 16, 2016, at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.


Friday, May 6, 2016

PTC to Host Annual She's Somebody's Hero
Women have always been heroes. They do extraordinary things, but, so often, we think of them as ordinary. They shape the world, trying to make it kinder, softer, more compassionate and a more beautiful place to live.
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Lander students express gratitude for Abney Foundation scholarship assistance
Lander University played host recently to executives of The Abney Foundation, whose financial gifts to Lander represent the university’s largest scholarship fund at nearly $2 million.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Students Honored at Awards Ceremony

At Piedmont Technical College’s 42nd annual Student Awards and Recognition Program, president Dr. Ray Brooks applauded the achievements of more than 40 student leaders.  The ceremony attracted students, faculty, staff, friends and family members.

Andy Omundson, associate vice president of student affairs, welcomed students and guests. Students who were listed in this year’s edition of Who’s Who among Students in American Junior Colleges were recognized by David Rosenbaum, associate dean of students, who also congratulated Presidential Ambassadors for their leadership during the current academic year.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Piedmont Tech Recognizes Employees for 100 Years of Service

Awards for service to Piedmont Technical College totaling 100 years were presented at a recent luncheon. Recipients and their individual service totals are, from left, Kim Easler (10); Susan Kinney (20); Lebbie Ligon (20); Dee Sumerel (30); Marylou Wilson (10); Kim Chalmers (10); and Dr. Ray Brooks, president of PTC. The group represents every sector of the institution, including faculty and staff.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Strickland appointed to Lander Board of Trustees

Columbia attorney Angela G. Strickland, a partner with Bowman and Brooke LLP, has been elected by the South Carolina General Assembly to serve a four-year term with the Lander University Board of Trustees.   


Friday, April 29, 2016

Ninety Six Primary students get lessons in horticulture

First graders from Ninety Six Primary School went to visit the Horticulture class at Ninety Six High School! Ms. Lauritzen and her students had stations prepared where first graders could plant three different types of seeds, visit the garden and visit the chicken coop.  The HS students talked with first graders about parts of plants, plant needs, and the life cycle of plants. They learned so much and enjoyed this special treat!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Watts receives GAEOP Scholarship

Greenwood High School Senior Jamir Watts was recently the recipient of District 50’s Greenwood Administrative Education Office Professionals (GAEOP) 2015-2016 scholarship.

Each year the District 50 GAEOP organization awards a scholarship in the amount of $750 to a qualified high school senior who has plans to attend an accredited institution to pursue a major in Business.

Jamir, the son of Rodney Watts and Tammy Watts, will attend USC Upstate in Spartanburg in the fall.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Woodfields Elementary students enjoy Family Math Night

On April 19th, young bargain hunters received their first lesson in grocery shopping 101. Woodfields Elementary held their annual Bi-Lo Family Math Night from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Bi-Lo grocery store on Bypass 25 NE. Teachers, parents, and students from the school filled every aisle of the store in search of their favorite foods at the right prices. Students utilized their math skills to successfully total up different items in the store. 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Tau Alpha Pi Inducts New Members
Seven new members were recently inducted into the Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society at Piedmont Technical College. Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology, just as Phi Beta Kappa is for liberal arts and Tau Beta Pi is for engineering. 
Monday, April 25, 2016

Lander Professor Joins Research Team to Prepare S.C. Coastal Regions for Climate Change Effects

GREENWOOD, SC – Dr. Daniel M. Harrison, professor of sociology at Lander University, has been invited to take part in a two-year, $159,000 study that will be used to develop safeguards to protect South Carolina’s coastal water infrastructure from the effects of climate change. Joining Dr. Harrison will be three civil engineer professors from Clemson University.


Monday, April 25, 2016

Greenwood joins initiative to improve college access for rural students

Emerald High School in Greenwood and Marlboro High School in Marlboro have joined the Rural Innovative Schools initiative led by the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness. The two schools join North Middle/High School and Batesburg-Leesville High School in the multi-year initiative designed to improve access to postsecondary education for students in rural communities.


Monday, April 25, 2016

Ninety Six Schools celebrate literacy
All students, faculty and staff throughout Greenwood School District 52 took a break from everything to read for 30 minutes.  This was in “celebration of literacy” on April 22 beginning at 9am.
Sunday, April 24, 2016

First Habitat for Humanity House Dedicated at Lander

The new Lander University chapter of Habitat for Humanity marked the completion of its first house Saturday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the on-campus building site where construction began two months ago.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

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