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PTC Student Awarded the G.B. Elledge Endowed Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College welding student and Greenwood resident Joseph Fleming was recently awarded the G.B. Elledge Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship is available to students enrolled in the Welding program. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.

 


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Greenwood Resident Earns Two Scholarships
Lander University business administration major Evidence Mushaninga, center, has been presented with two scholarships for the upcoming school year — the Cecil J. and Jean T. McFerrin Scholarship, awarded on the basis of academic merit and leadership potential, and the Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship, awarded to a Beta Gamma Sigma member selected by the Business Department faculty. 

Joining Mushaninga are Associate Professor of Accounting Dr. Joseph Krupka, left, and Dr. Robert Barrett, former dean of the College of Business.

Friday, July 21, 2017

PTC Students Awarded the La Puerta de Esperanza Scholarship

Five Piedmont Technical College students recently received the La Puerta de Esperanza Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon.

La Puerta de Esperanza "The Door of Hope" is a compassionate ministry of the Greenwood Community Church of the Nazarene. The La Puerta de Esperanza Scholarship was established to help students who do not qualify for state or federal tuition aid.


Friday, July 21, 2017

Erin Watts named new Assistant Principal at Westview

Westview Middle School will add a new face to their administrative team for the 2017-2018 school year.

Erin Watts has been named as Assistant Principal at Westview. Watts was an Assistant Principal at Ninety Six High School for the last six years. During her 15 years in education, Watts has served as an administrator, school test coordinator, and high school math teacher.


Friday, July 21, 2017

Benjamin Named New Principal at Brewer Middle School

Brewer Middle School will have a new face as principal next year.

Kathryn Benjamin has been named as the new Principal at Brewer Middle School.  “I’m honored to be selected to lead a school with such a rich history,” Benjamin said. “I look forward to working with the students, staff and stakeholders at Brewer as we continue to build upon a tremendous tradition of excellence. I’m confident that our collective efforts as a school community will have a positive impact on the learning and the lives of our students.”


Friday, July 21, 2017

Lander University announces Spring 2017 graduates
This spring, Lander University conferred bachelor's and master's degrees upon 264 graduates during the university’s 155th commencement ceremony.
Friday, July 21, 2017

PTC Student, Brianna Getsinger Awarded the Rad Tech Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College student and Greenwood resident Brianna Getsinger, center, recently received the Rad Tech Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon.

 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Lander Awards Harris Scholarships

Lander University Associate Professor of Accounting Dr. Joseph Krupka, left, and Professor of Business Administration Dr. Michael Shurden, right, stand with business administration students awarded Francis P. Harris scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year. From left are Carrie Lennox, of Honea Path; Jacob Bryant, of Starr; Shannon DeSantis, of Marietta, Ga.; and Michael Ciappa, of Greenwood.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

PTC Student Awarded the Game Changer Scholarship
Piedmont Technical College student and Greenwood resident Yarely Palacios, right, was recently awarded the Game Changer Scholarship. Congratulating her is Susan Thompson, scholarship donor. 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

District 50 Retirees Recognized for Years of Hard Work and Dedicated Service

At the Greenwood School District 50 Board of Trustees July meeting, several special individuals were recognized for years of hard work and dedicated service.

 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Palmetto Christian Academy of Greenwood Welcomes New Head of School
The Board of Palmetto Christian Academy of Greenwood announced the hiring of David Douglas of Athens, Georgia as the new Head of School. 
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Massage Therapy Is Putting Touch Back into Health Care

An interest in health and wellness, a solid understanding of how the human body works and a desire to help people are the perfect combination for a successful career in massage therapy.

 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Summer Campers Get Crash Course in Physics

Thaddeus Booraem, left, a rising 10th grader at Emerald High School; Weston Reid, a rising eighth grader at Dixie High School; Victoria Mallory, a rising fifth grader at Lakeview Elementary; Kaitlyn Blasick, a rising 10th grader at Ninety Six High School; and Logan Mallory, a rising seventh grader at Northside Middle School, watch Lander University Professor of Physics Dr. David Slimmer hammer a nail with a banana transformed by exposure to liquid nitrogen during this week’s physics camp. The camp is the fifth of six Duke Energy-sponsored science and math programs for young learners to be offered this summer at Lander University.


Friday, July 14, 2017

Graduate Finds Enjoyment in Engineering Technology

Cory Nickles is always up for a challenge. So, the engineering technology programs at Piedmont Technical College were perfect for him.

 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Harvley Scholarship Recipients Announced at Lander

Lander University students Cody Jordan, of Greenwood, left, and Gatlin Minick, of Hodges, have been announced as the winners of a G. Bonner and Martha B. Harvley Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded annually to one or more Greenwood County residents majoring in business administration, based on character, academic record, and the recommendation of a high school or college teacher. Jordan and Minick are pictured with Lander Assistant Professor of Business Administration Dr. Stan Vinson.


Thursday, July 13, 2017

PTC Students Awarded the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Community Scholarship

Two Piedmont Technical College students received the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Community Scholarship at a recent scholarship luncheon.

 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

PTC Student Awarded the BCT Scholarship
Piedmont Technical College student and Greenwood resident Johnson Wooten, left, recently received the Building Construction Technology (BCT) Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Greenwood Student Receives Scholarship at Lander
Lander University business administration major Martavious Moates, of Greenwood, left, has been chosen to receive an Alumni Departmental Scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year. 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

PTC Students Awarded the Abbeville First Bank Endowed Scholarship

Two Piedmont Technical College students recently received the Abbeville First Bank Endowed Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon.

Pictured are, from left, Kristi Grigsby, representative for Abbeville First Bank; and Tyler Brown, a building construction technology (BCT) major from Greenwood. Not pictured is Austin Rodgers, a BCT student from Hodges.

Awarded annually to a BCT student from Abbeville or Greenwood, the scholarship is based on academic achievement and financial need.  


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

PTC Students Awarded the Automotive Technology Scholarship

Two Piedmont Technical College automotive technology students were recently awarded the Automotive Technology Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon.

Pictured are Lina Broadway from Greenwood and Gerald Sartin, automotive technology instructor. Not pictured is Michael Cook from Laurens.

The scholarship is awarded annually to an automotive technology student with a GPA of 3.0 or greater and financial need.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

PTC Students Awarded the Butler Derrick Scholarship

Nine Piedmont Technical College students recently received the Butler Derrick Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon.

Pictured are, front from left, Darlene Dixon, an associate in arts student from Augusta, Ga.; Laura Branham, an occupational therapy student from Elgin; and Anayeli Pineda-Aviles, a business management student from Greenwood. Back, presenter Tim Ott; Rochelle Sullivan, a funeral service student from Lyman; Atari Roundtree, a mechatronics student from Greenwood; and Danny Minnich, a computer technology student from Iva. Not pictured are Juan Aranda Almuguer, a computer technology student from Newberry; Shelby Devenney, a human services student from Calhoun Falls; and Daniel Ngov, an associate in science student from Laurens.

The scholarship, named for Congressman Butler Derrick, is awarded annually to associate degree students in high academic standing. 


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

John de la Howe brainstorms agricultural programs

A group of 25 brainstormed for close to three hours last Thursday on ideas to transition John de la Howe School into an agricultural education program.

 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Matters of the Heart: Cardiovascular Technology Jobs are on the Rise

There are many rewarding careers in health care, but few are as in-demand as those positions related to heart health. The need for professionals in heart-related fields is due to the high rate of heart disease in the nation.

In fact, according the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one in every six health care dollars in the nation is spent on treating heart disease. The CDC also reports that heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States and a major cause of disability.


Friday, July 7, 2017

PTC Students Awarded the Capsugel Scholarship

Nine Piedmont Technical College students were awarded the Capsugel Scholarship at a recent scholarship luncheon.

Pictured, front from left, are Brandi Lambert, a medical assisting student from Greenwood; Heather Benshoof, a human services student from Abbeville; and Meredith Beiler, an associate degree nursing student from Abbeville. Back, Doug Whitesides, Capsugel representative; Janeva Lindler, a patient care technician student from Newberry; and Lourdes Corona, a computer technology student from Hodges. Not pictured are Renee Giovengo, an associate degree nursing student from Lincolnton, Ga.; Ashley Jackett, an associate in science student from Greenwood; Joseph Jones, a welding student from Whitmire; and Kate Lynn, an associate degree nursing student from North Augusta.

Awarded annually, the scholarship is based on academic achievement and financial need.  


Thursday, July 6, 2017

PTC Students Awarded the Newberry County Memorial Hospital Scholarship

Three Piedmont Technical College students recently received the Newberry County Memorial Hospital Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon.

Pictured are, from left, Rhonda Belk, an associate in arts student from Ninety Six; Bruce Baldwin from Newberry County Memorial Hospital; and Michelle Dill, a veterinary technology student from Wagener. Not pictured is Rachel Brandis, a veterinary technology student from Columbia.

Newberry County Memorial Hospital established this scholarship in 2016 to help support the students in the Health Science or Nursing programs with a minimum 2.5 program GPA. Selection is based on financial need and leadership ability.


Thursday, July 6, 2017

PTC Students Awarded the Agape Senior OTA Scholarship
Four Piedmont Technical College occupational therapy students were recently awarded the Agape Senior Occupational Therapy Assistant Scholarship. 

Pictured are, from left, Cindy James from Agape Senior; and Lauren Suggs, an occupational therapy student from Donalds. Not pictured are Yashara Avery from Greenwood; Kathy Lang from Gray Court; and Whitney Pough from Batesburg. 

Agape Senior has established a scholarship to assist a student majoring in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Criteria includes academic achievement and financial need. Preference is given to Agape Senior employees.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

PTC Provides Summer Guidance Institute to Area Counselors

Piedmont Technical College (PTC) recently hosted the third annual Summer Guidance Institute, a week-long program designed to connect school counselors in PTC's region with the college's academic programs, local employers, and with economic developers to develop a better understanding of how education and workforce development fit together in our region.

 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Students Awarded the PTC Foundation Board Scholarship

Four Piedmont Technical College students were recently awarded the PTC Foundation Board Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon.

The scholarships are awarded to an outstanding high school graduate from each of the college's supporting counties based on academic achievement while in high school.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

PTC Students Awarded the Sterilite Corporation Scholarship

Four Piedmont Technical College students were recently awarded the Sterilite Corporation Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. 

This scholarship is available to Sterilite employees and members of their immediate family from Laurens and Greenwood who show academic achievement and financial need.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

PTC Students Awarded the W.A. Klauber Memorial Scholarship

Two Piedmont Technical College students were recently awarded the W. A. Klauber Memorial Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon.

Pictured are, from left, Tom Klauber, donor; Allison Lake, a radiologic technology student from Saluda; Christina Dominick, a radiologic technology student from Greenwood; and Bill Klauber, donor. Awarded annually to radiologic technology majors with at least one semester in clinical, the scholarship is based on academic achievement and financial need.             


Tuesday, July 4, 2017


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