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home : news : school January 22, 2017 

PTC Massage Therapy Program Hosts Training

Piedmont Technical College’s Massage Therapy program recently hosted a special training for its students. The speaker, licensed massage therapist Krissi Sears, front left, provided the students with information on the massage therapy field and what they should expect upon graduation. For more information on the massage therapy program, contact Michelle Liggett at


Sunday, January 22, 2017

'Be That Light That Dr. King Spoke Of,' Johnson Says

To make unity a fact of life, people have to work at it, according to Dr. Darrell Johnson, the featured speaker at this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Program and Prayer Breakfast, hosted by Lander University.


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Piedmont Tech Awarded Grant for New Job Readiness Program

Piedmont Technical College has received the State Workforce Development Board’s (SWDB) Apprenticeships for Priority Populations Grant which will help cover tuition costs for the first two steps of the college’s new “Ready to Work” program. SWDB awarded the college $100,000 to implement apprenticeship opportunities for individuals with barriers to employment.


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Ninety Six School District hosting Meet & Greet Superintendent Finalist

Ninety Six School District residents are invited to upcoming community drop-ins to meet the three finalist for school district’s Superintendent position.

The three finalist are: Rex Ward - Principal at the Ninety Six High School, Julie Fowler Ph.D. – Deputy State Superintendent for College and Career Readiness and David Pitts Ph.D, - Assistant Superintendent of Laurens County School District 56.

The community drop-in will be held at the Edgewood Middle School from 5 to 6 pm with Fowler Jan 23, Pitts Jan 24 and Ward on Jan 25.


Friday, January 20, 2017

Piedmont Technical College Hosts Classic Portugal Trip
Piedmont Technical College is hosting a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the historical splendor of Portugal.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Greenwood School District 50 Registration Dates Set

Greenwood School District 50 will begin registration for the 2017-2018 school year on Monday, January 23, 2017 through Friday, January 27, 2017.  New Kindergarten and New First Grade Students Should REGISTER.  Parents and/or guardians should register their new to kindergarten or first grade children at the school that serves their attendance area between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Lander Student Earns Scholarship for Commitment to Promoting Literacy

Lander University junior and Greenwood resident Maria Morales-Moreno has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Florence Nelson Undergraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded annually by the South Carolina International Reading Association (SCIRA) to an in-state student majoring in education, and is named for the organization’s first president. Maria was selected for her commitment to encourage reading as a lifetime tool for learning and for inspiring others to make reading a habit.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Lander volleyball to host individual/team summer camp

The Lander volleyball program will host the Bearcat Volleyball Summer Camp, June 9-11, 2017, at Lander University. Individual and Team camps will be offered. (Registration Forms)

Individual players from grades 1-12 are welcome, as well as middle school and high school teams. 

The Bearcats are coming off their third consecutive 20-win season and their second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. 

For more information, contact Coach Ashley Stathas at


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Greenwood in the Path of Rare Solar Eclipse
Greenwood is one of many U.S. cities in the path of the next total solar eclipse, expected to occur on Aug. 21, 2017, across the continent.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Annual Massage Therapy Program Clinic Opens

Piedmont Technical College's massage therapy program will be offering its annual massage clinic as part of the training for its students beginning Jan. 17. The clinic will be open to the public Monday-Thursday from 12-2:15 p.m. at the PTC annex building on North Emerald Road.


Friday, January 13, 2017

Lander University names Brian Reese as Athletic Director

Brian Reese, Executive Director of Athletics at Presbyterian College, has been named the next Director of Athletics at Lander University, it was announced today by Lander President Richard Cosentino.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

PTC Awards Presidential Medallions at Commencement Exercises

Piedmont Technical College president Dr. Ray Brooks, back right, honored eight college associates and community leaders with the Presidential Medallion, the institution’s most prestigious award, at PTC’s recent fall commencement exercises.


Saturday, January 7, 2017

Martin Receives Outstanding Students Honor at PTC Graduation
At Piedmont Technical College’s recent fall commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for academic achievement.
Friday, January 6, 2017

Building On Change

Thomas Earl McClinton, a senior at Ninety Six High School, aims to do just that with his senior project this year.

McClinton would like to give back to a program that has thought him so much. He has been an active member of the 4-H since 2006. Through this program he has not only shown Market Swine, goats and chickens, he has gained confidence, leadership skills and the importance of giving back.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Lander Media Specialist Named to National Board of College Broadcasters

Lander University broadcast and emerging media specialist Paul Crutcher has been nominated to serve as interim secretary for College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI).


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Makins Joins Lander Board of Trustees

Dr. Peggy Makins was recently introduced as the newest member of the Lander University Board of Trustees.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

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 December.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Greenwood Practical Nursing Students Honored
Recent graduates of Piedmont Technical College’s practical nursing program at the Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood were recognized in a pinning ceremony in December. 
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Clemson study focuses on improving facemasks to help reduce football brain injuries
Can research on facemask of football helmets help reduce head injuries?  One local University is testing this theory in hopes to helping future athletes reduce the potential of brain injuries.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Lander adds new college, dean with strategic restructuring of four university departments

Lander University is taking a big step toward the future with a restructuring that will lead to the addition of a new college and appointment of its dean. This move comes after a year-long strategic planning process led by Lander President Richard Cosentino that identified ways to enhance student learning, signature academic programs and plans for enrollment growth.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Newberry College announces two senior leadership appointments
NEWBERRY, S.C. - Newberry College has appointed two new members to its leadership team. Dr. Sandra Rouse has been named Dean of Students and Ralph Patterson has been named Director of Athletics effective immediately. 
Monday, December 19, 2016

Piedmont Technical College Launching New Job Readiness Program

Starting in January, Piedmont Technical College is launching a new program titled “Ready to Work” that is designed to help individuals overcome challenges that may prevent them from finding jobs. The program will provide training for well paid, highly skilled careers in manufacturing.


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Lander Student Tripp Guinn Steals Show at CIS Showcase

Software development major Tripp Guinn stole the show at Lander University’s 2nd Annual Computer Information Systems Showcase.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Brooks to stay on as Piedmont Tech President

Dr. Ray Brooks, president of Piedmont Technical College, has announced that he will postpone his retirement plans as he continues work on several key initiatives involving the college.


Friday, December 16, 2016

Students at John de la Howe learning golf
One dozen male students at John de la Howe School learned the basics of golf from a group of area volunteers this fall. 
Friday, December 16, 2016

Health Care Assisting Students Honored
G. Frank Russell Technology Center students were honored for completing the Health Care Assisting Program. This program provides students with the theory and clinical experience to obtain entry-level skills as a Nursing Assistant. During their clinical experience, the students provided care for the residents at Wesley Commons Health Care.  

Front row left to right are Jasmine Williams, Vivian Poroj, Kanyiah Fuller, Jessica Birckbichler. Back row left to right are Mrs. Phyllis Henderson, Health Science Instructor, Haley Willis, Danielle Rogers, Kaitlyn Houston, Tyjeria Coats.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Girl Power (PEARLS) sponsor "Socks for Seniors"

The Girl Power (PEARLS), a mentoring program at Westview Middle School, sponsored a school wide “Socks for Seniors” drive which benefit senior citizens in nursing homes in the Greenwood County community. One of the objectives of Girl Power (PEARLS) is community based service learning. GPP collected over 100 pairs of new socks that will be donated to the Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital and Emerald Gardens Assisted Living.

The Girl Power (PEARLS) and Greenwood School District 50 would like to thank The Self Family Foundation for funding the mentoring program. 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

More than 200 students receive degrees at Lander University's 154th commencement
Nearly 2,000 people packed Finis Horne Arena on Dec. 14, 2016, to see 222 graduates receive degrees at Lander University’s 154th commencement.
Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Greening of Lander: University and Garden Clubs Celebrate Arbor Day

Lander University ushered in Arbor Day, Friday, Dec. 2, with the planting of a weeping yellowwood tree donated by the Greenwood Council of Garden Clubs (GCGC).


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Lander Student Receives Prestigious International Scholarship

Lander University sophomore Breanna Butler, of Bradley, has been chosen to receive a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for the spring semester.

Chosen from a pool of more than 2,700 applicants, Butler is one of only ten South Carolina college students to receive the award for the spring and only the second Lander student ever selected.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

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