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home : news : school April 30, 2017 

Lander employees honored during Alumni Week

It’s a new tradition that could soon catch on – as 33 of Lander University’s staff showed up April 18 at the school’s alumni employee breakfast.


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Greenwood School District 50 Provides Notice of Data Security Event

Greenwood School District 50 (“the District”) began providing notice today to impacted individuals about a recent incident that may affect the security of personal information relating to certain current and former employees of the District, certain employee family members, students, and other individuals.


Friday, April 28, 2017

Piedmont Technical College to Hold Commencement May 4

Piedmont Technical College will hold two spring commencement exercises on May 4. 


Friday, April 28, 2017

SCANA Corporation Chairman Kevin Marsh to speak at Lander Spring Commencement

Lander University will confer approximately 270 degrees during its spring Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 6, at 11 a.m. in Finis Horne Arena.

The commencement speaker will be Kevin Marsh, chairman and chief executive officer with SCANA Corporation, a $9-billion energy-based holding company that has brought power and fuel to homes in the Carolinas and Georgia for 170 years.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Turnout for Student Academic Symposium Called 'Excellent'

Breanna Butler, a secondary English education major from Bradley, won top honors in the “Connecting to Education” segment of this year’s Student Academic Symposium, one of nine sessions and panels in which Lander University students presented their research, art and other academic work before faculty members, fellow students and members of the community. 


Friday, April 28, 2017

Piedmont Technical College Hosts Two Adventures

Piedmont Technical College is hosting two adventures to two exciting locations.

The Southern California New Year’s Celebration will be Dec. 29, 2017-Jan. 3, 2018. The Southern Italy and Sicily trip is scheduled for March 8-19, 2018. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

District 50 Announces 2017-2018 Support Employees of the Year

The Support Employee of the Year Program is designed to honor those individuals who represent District 50’s many exceptional support employees. In recognition of their hard work and dedication, 19 support employees have been selected as their school/department’s 2017-2018 Support Employee of the Year.

Click to see the full list of employees honored...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

EHS Athletics accepting Hall of Fame nominations

Emerald High School Athletics will be accepting Hall of Fame nominations through Friday, May 5.  If you would like to nominate a former Emerald athlete or coach, please go online to:  click on the Viking HQ link for information and the form.  You may also contact Sherri Tommie (941-5730 or by email - or Tonya Branyon (941-5730 or by email -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

FAFSA Week Extended to Piedmont Tech County Campus Locations

Piedmont Technical College has extended FAFSA Week and expanded it to the college’s county campuses.

Due to security concerns, the IRS and the Department of Education now require all students and parents to enter their tax information by hand into their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition to FAFSA Week being held now through April 28, FASFA Days will be held at county campus locations.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Lander holds 49th Annual Athletics Banquet

The Lander University Athletics Department held the 49th Annual Athletics Banuqet on Monday evening at Horne Arena. The event honored the University's student-athletes for their accomplishments during the 2016-17 campaign. 


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Lander seniors to be honored at year's last art show
Art lovers of all kinds are expected to show up April 20 for the reception of Lander University’s annual senior arts exhibition.
Friday, April 21, 2017

Piedmont Tech Early Care and Education Hosts Annual Literacy Event

Piedmont Technical College’s early care and education program (ECD) recently hosted an event to promote literacy for nearly 100 area preschoolers from Noah’s Ark, Mud Pies, Lifetime Discoveries, Children’s Courtyard and Learning Vine.


Friday, April 21, 2017

Lander Cuts Ribbon on Second Habitat Home

Greenwood resident Kathy Ouzts cuts the ceremonial ribbon to her new Habitat home during a brief ceremony on the Lander University campus on Wednesday, April 19.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pagan named as Mr. Lander

A springtime pageant marks the beginning of a new role for one man on the Lander University campus. Coordinated by the Panhellenic sororities at Lander University, the Mr. Lander Pageant provides entertainment and an opportunity to raise funds for the student organizations.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

FAFSA Week at Piedmont Tech Help Students Prepare for College

Piedmont Technical College is working to make it easier for students to attend college.

Due to security concerns, the IRS and the Department of Education now require all students and parents to enter their tax information by hand into their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To help make this process easier, PTC is hosting FAFSA Week April 24-28.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

NS students, faculty and staff Drop, Everything, and Read
Students, faculty, and staff in all four schools in Ninety Six took time out of their busy schedules from 9:00 am -9:30 am on April 13 to model 30 minutes of uninterrupted reading. Reading is very important and an initiative in Ninety Six Schools that is in alignment with the Read to Succeed Act.  
Monday, April 17, 2017

Hodges Elementary to honor Anne B. McKellar & support the American Cancer Society

Hodges Elementary will be hosting the Anne B. McKellar Memorial 5K, a benefit for the American Cancer Society.  This event is held in memory of Anne B. McKellar, a long time District 50 teacher who battled cancer.  

On May 6, we will be hosting a Kids' Fun Run at 8:45 with a 5K run at 9:00 a.m.  The 5K course runs from the school, through town, and about 3/4 of a mile down Dixie Drive, before turning around and returning to the school.  Runners have enjoyed the smooth, flat course. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Ninety Six High School students selected as GCEA Scholarship Winners

Greenwood County Education Association awards two scholarships annually to two deserving Greenwood County students who meet the application and deadline requirements.  The students will receive their scholarship upon enrollment to a South Carolina college/ university in the fall. This year’s winners will receive $250. The winners were Camryn Sprowl and Akasha Strom both students are current seniors at Ninety Six High School. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Greenwood Voiture Local 435 Earns Place on Wall of Honor
Piedmont Technical College’s Foundation recently recognized the Greenwood Voiture Local 435 for their cumulative contributions in support of the college. 
Thursday, April 13, 2017

NS Moore commits to Erskine Basketball

Congratulations to Mary Ashley Moore of Ninety Six High School who just committed to the Erskine to continue playing basketball.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Lander University Alumni week - all graduates urged to join in

Whether it’s enjoying a tasty breakfast with co-workers, taking a campus tour, or reconnecting with old college friends at a Bearcat baseball game or a reunion dinner, all former Lander graduates are urged to come back to school this spring for the university’s annual alumni week.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Piedmont Tech PBL Hosts Leadership Conference, Wins Awards
The Piedmont Technical College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda recently hosted the organization’s 2017 State Leadership Conference. 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

PTC President, Dr. L. Ray Brooks shares thoughts on the Lottery Tuition Assistance

It's been well reported in recent years that a college education, or, at a minimum, some career-specific training after high school is going to become mandatory for the kinds of jobs that pay a livable wage.

To a large extent, this is already the case, and study after study indicates that this trend is only going to speed up.

Friday, April 7, 2017

NS Students to attend Boy's State

Five students of Ninety Six High School will attend the Boy’s State at Anderson University in Anderson SC June 11-17, 2017.

Pictured in front left to right:  Zach Hemann, Nigel Ouzts, Gabriel Kelly; back row from left are Cooper Kelly and Tahj Robinson.  All were sponsored by the American Legion Post 103 with Robinson sponsored by American Legion Post 224.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Scholarships Make Education a Reality for PTC Students

The Piedmont Technical College Foundation recently awarded more than $136,000 in scholarships to 173 students at the college's annual scholarship luncheon.

The PTC Foundation supports the college's priority of ensuring access to high-quality, affordable education by providing more than 80 unique scholarships each year for new and continuing students.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

NSHS Golf Team finishes 1st place in Tee-Off Classic

The NSHS Golf team finished first place in the annual 2017 Tee-Off Golf Classic held this past Saturday at The Golf Club at Star Fort.  NS edged out Christ Church by one stroke with Wren HS running a tight third place.  This win give NS back-to-back wins in this tournament.   Both James May (medalist) and Colby Patton (runner up) finished with an impressive 69 score.

 Click on the title to see individual scores...

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Piedmont Tech to Host State PBL Leadership Conference

The Piedmont Technical College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda has been selected as the host college for the organization’s 2017 State Leadership Conference.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Lander athletics announces partnership with Adidas

Adidas and Lander University announced a landmark five-year partnership today, making Adidas the official athletic footwear, apparel and accessory brand of the Bearcats through the 2021-22 season.

"I truly believe that this is a 'game-changer' for our athletic department," said Brian Reese, Director of Athletics for Lander University. "This agreement will have a significant impact on our departmental budget over the next several years and we will be able to outfit our athletic teams at a very high level. Our student-athletes, coaches, and staff are looking forward to working with our new partner for many years to come."

Friday, March 31, 2017

Piedmont Technical College Hosts Workforce Opportunity Summit
Jim Shelton, training manager at ZF Transmissions is pictured during a discussion of the Youth and Adult Apprenticeship program his organization has established in partnership with PTC, the SCTCS and Laurens County School Districts 55 and 56
Friday, March 31, 2017

Lander University names Kim English as new Vice President for Advancement

Kim English, a Florida native and veteran of higher education advancement, alumni relations and marketing, has been tapped as Lander University’s next Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of The Lander Foundation.

The announcement came after an extensive nationwide search and consideration of candidates.

Friday, March 31, 2017

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