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Academic Honor Students Recognized for 2014 Summer Term

Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2014 summer 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.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Lander Radio Adds Voice to College Radio Day

XLR Radio, the broadcasting voice of Lander University, will observe College Radio Day on Friday, Oct. 3, making it one of an estimated 700 stations in 43 countries to take part in the event.

CRD President Peter Kreten said that College Radio Day, which is being observed for the fourth year, is “a reminder that despite some stations being sold off, college radio is still alive and kicking!”

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Shore Draws Big Crowd at Lander

Shore, a South Carolina native, knows something about success. His designs are in 25,000 stores worldwide, and more than 100,000 consumers scour the Web each month in search of Jim Shore products. In 2012, Shore’s Heartwood Creek line of gifts, collectibles and accessories passed $1.2 billion in retail sales.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Process continues for selecting new Lander University president

The Search Committee, which is looking for Lander University’s next president, has taken another step in the process by approving and publishing a position description.

The new president will succeed Dr. Daniel Ball, who will retire on June 30 of next year after serving for 15 years as Lander’s chief executive officer.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Clemson suspends 24 fraternities' social, new-member activities

CLEMSON - Clemson University officials have suspended all social and new-member initiation activities of 24 fraternities in the wake of several recent reports of violations of the law or student conduct code.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lagrone selected as FSI Teacher of the Week Nominee

Springfield’s K5 teacher Sharon Lagrone on being nominated as a Forms & Supply, Inc. (FSI) Office Teacher of the Week nominee. Lagrone was nominated by one of her former students for this special honor.

In its 5th year, the FSI Office Teacher of the Week program celebrates and honors teachers in our state for their hard work and dedication to education. Nominations can be submitted by anyone online and each week FSI selects Top 10 teachers from nominees for that week.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

PTC Sponsors Fall Kick-off and Club Fair
Students at Piedmont Technical College were treated to a Fall Kick-off and Club Fair recently.  Associate degree nursing students Melissa Goodman of Clinton, right, and Anna Abercrombie of Greenwood, get information about the Honors Program from Ashley Owens, an Associate in Science student from Saluda, Ansley Cromer, an Associate in Arts student from Greenwood, Ariel King, an AA student from Lincolnton, Ga., and Kathryn Bracket, Honors Program director.

Organizations and clubs on campus provided information to students during the fall kick-off. The annual event welcomes students back to class and introduces them to the clubs and organizations available on campus.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Eaton Corporation continues support of Engineering Education with Donation
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation recently made a generous $30,000 donation to the Piedmont Technical College Foundation. 

Attending the check presentation were, from left, Dr. Ray Brooks, PTC president; Brandon Dickens, plant manager with Eaton Hydraulics; Rodney Bruner, after market operations with Eaton Services; Alex Merritt, human resources supervisor with Eaton Electrical; and Fran Wiley, assistant vice president for development at Piedmont Tech.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Ninety Six School and Piedmont Technical College form horticulture partnership

Piedmont Technical College and Greenwood District 52 have formed a partnership to establish a pathway for students at Ninety Six High School in the area of horticulture. This agreement will allow students to earn a high school diploma and college credit at the time of high school graduation and continue their studies at Piedmont Technical College. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Ninety Six 4-H members compete at Southern Regionals, two advance to Eastern Nationals

Ten members of the Ninety Six 4-H Horse Club competed in the Southern Regionals 4-H Horse Championship in Raleigh, NC, July 28-August 3, 2014.  Members competed in the horse show, as well as numerous educational contests. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

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

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

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