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Veterinary Technology Adoption Day Is November 18

Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Department will hold a Pet Adoption Day Friday, November 18, from 2 - 6 p.m. at Halbert Hall on the Pendleton Campus.

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Tri-County Chorus’ Fall Concert Is November 18

The Tri-County Technical College Chorus will present its fall concert Friday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Marshall Parker Auditorium on the Pendleton Campus. It will include a performance by the jazz band. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Cherokee Elder Myrtle Driver to Discuss Cherokee History, Culture, Language and Traditions November 9

Cherokee Elder Myrtle Driver will discuss Cherokee history, culture, language and traditions Wednesday, November 9, at Tri-County Technical College.

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Foundation Honors Oconee Memorial Hospital with Philanthropist of the Year Award

The Tri-County Technical College Foundation named Oconee Memorial Hospital the 2016 recipient of its Philanthropist of the Year award.

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Shane Simpson: A Perseverance and Passion for Dentistry

Shane Simpson remembers as a small child catching glimpses of the dental procedure he was undergoing through the reflection of his dentist’s magnifying glasses. He was fascinated by -- not fearful of -- his childhood dentist and was intrigued by the white plastic molar that sat on the nearby office desk. “It drew me in faster than a toy at a toy store,” he said.

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Samuel Hill Fulfills Lifelong Dream of Being Accepted into U.S. Naval Academy

For 22-year-old Samuel Hill, 2016 has been the year of results. “This is the year where I have seen my hard work pay off,” said Hill, a 2016 Tri-County Technical College associate in science graduate who spent 2015 working toward his goal of being accepted into the United States Naval Academy. Only seven percent, or 1,184, of the 17,043 applicants are admitted.

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Wallace Cobbs Is Living the Dream

Wallace Cobbs was wowed by the Clemson University campus when he took a college tour during his junior year at Mauldin High School. It was 2004 - just a few years after Time Magazine named Clemson Public College of the Year, and it was on the fast track to being ranked a Top 20 national public university.

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Caleb Allen Says Networking and Communication Are Keys to Success

Getting out of your comfort zone often leads to doors opening and opportunities expanding.

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Megan Moss’s Hard Work Results in Outstanding Student Award, Technical Scholars Position

Megan Moss didn’t know how -- or if -- she was going to make things work as a pregnant, 18-year-old who needed to finish her high school diploma until she found Tri-County Technical College’s Connect to College (C2C) program.

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SCMC Works: Washington Lands Full-time Job at Chomarat

Three quarters of the way through a 10-week South Carolina Manufacturing Certification (SCMC) class, Karahn Washington landed a job in manufacturing at Chomarat in Anderson.

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Retraining at Tri-County Puts Couple Back to Work

Choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. Heather and Brian Jones had often heard that well-known adage throughout their lives but they had never experienced it. Until this year.

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Technical Career Pathways: Teens on Track

There are so many good things about Tri-County Technical College’s Technical Career Pathways program that it’s hard to pinpoint which one is best.

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Partnerships and Pathways Make Students’ Educational Experiences Successful

There is a reason Tri-County Technical College continues to lead the S.C. Technical College System in student success, graduation and transfer rates. President Ronnie L. Booth told a crowd of community partners at the College’s Annual Report Luncheon.

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CU President James Clements Tells Annual Report Audience He Is Proud of Bridge to Clemson Program‘s Impact and Growth

The average national six-year graduation rate for first-time incoming college freshmen is 44 percent, according to a report card issued by the White House earlier this year.The Bridge of Clemson program, a partnership between Tri-County Technical College and Clemson University that creates a pathway to transfer to Clemson, boasts of an 82 percent graduation rate – almost double the national graduation rate. “That is unbelievable,” Clemson University President James Clements said in his keynote address at Tri-County’s annual report luncheon. Clements celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the Bridge to Clemson program by spotlighting statistics and success stories.

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Back to Work 50-Plus Workshop Is November 3

Tri-County Technical College’s Corporate and Community Education Division is teaming up with AARP to help older job seekers. The Back to Work 50-plus workshop will be held at Tri-County’s Anderson Campus QuickJobs Center Thursday, November 3, at 10 am.

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Animal House Ribbon Cutting/Open House Draws Large Crowd

Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Department and the Foundation hosted a ribbon cutting and open house celebration October 22 for the new kennel and housing facilities on the Pendleton Campus.

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Thirty-five Students Named to Tri-County’s Academic Distinction List for Summer 2016

Thirty-five students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Academic Distinction List for summer term 2016.

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Sixteen Students Named to Tri-County’s Dean’s List for Summer 2016

Sixteen students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Dean’s List for summer term 2016.

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Six Students Named to Tri-County’s President’s List for Summer 2016

Six students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s President’s List for summer term 2016.

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Officials Break Ground on Student Success Center

Tri-County Technical College broke ground September 16 on a 75,000-square-foot Student Success Center, the first new building on the Pendleton Campus in two decades.

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Tri-County to Host Forum for State House Candidates September 28

Tri-County Technical College will hold a bipartisan forum September 28 for students and the community to meet candidates running for State House offices in the tri-county district. The "Pizza & Politics" forum will be held from 1:20 - 2:15 p.m. in the Marshall Parker Auditorium on Tri-County’s Pendleton Campus.

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Tri-County’s MLT Grads Report Perfect Pass Rate on ASCP Exam

Polly Kay, who has led Tri-County Technical College’s Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program for the last decade and will retire August 15 after a 27-year teaching career at the College, received the best retirement gift she could ask for – her final graduating class earned a perfect pass rate on the National American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) exam.

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Donna Kirby Gets ‘Back to Work” with AARP Foundation Grant

Donna Kirby left the workforce in 1982 to start her family. For 12 years she had worked as a legal secretary -- typing an impressive 150 words per minute -- first on an electric typewriter and later using Word Perfect 5.0 on her first computer.

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Tri-County’s Pharmacy Technician Program Receives Three-Year Reaccreditation

Tri-County Technical College’s Pharmacy Technician program received a three-year reaccreditation following reviews and recommendations by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

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Gayle Arries Receives Presidential Medallion for Staff Excellence

Gayle Arries, director of marketing at Tri-County Technical College, was honored August 15 with the highest award given for staff excellence at the College.

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Community Paramedicine Named Advisory Committee of the Year

A new advisory committee that worked this year to research and create the curriculum for a model Community Paramedicine program at Tri-County Technical College received the Advisory Committee of the Year award.

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Mandy Orzechowski Named Dean of Engineering and Industrial Technology Division

Mandy Orzechowski has been named dean of Tri-County Technical College’s Engineering and Industrial Technology Division. She oversees the engineering, industrial and welding departments at the College.

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Three Hundred and Thirteen Students Named to Dean’s List for Spring 2016

Three hundred and thirteen students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Dean’s List for spring 2016.

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Seventy-three Students Named to Tri-County’s Academic Distinction List for Spring 2016

Seventy-three students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Academic Distinction List for spring 2016.

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One Hundred andThirty-Four Students Named to President’s List for Spring 2016

One hundred and thirty-four students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s President’s List for spring 2016.To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must be classified as a degree, diploma, or certificate-seeking student; earn at least 12 credit hours in courses numbered 100 or above; attain a GPR of 4.00; cannot earn a “F,” “WF,” or “U” grade for courses numbered 100 or below.

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FREE BACK TO WORK 50+ Smart Strategies for 50+ Job Seekers Set for Thursday, August 4

Tri-County Technical College’s Anderson QuickJobs Center will host a FREE BACK TO WORK 50+ Smart Strategies for 50+ Jobseekers Thursday, August 4.

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Tri-County’s MLT Grads Report Perfect Pass Rate on ASCP Exam

Polly Kay, who has led Tri-County Technical College’s Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program for the last decade and will retire August 15 after a 27-year teaching career at the College, received the best retirement gift she could ask for – her final graduating class earned a perfect pass rate on the National American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) exam.

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Veterinary Technology Adoption Day Is July 21

Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Department will hold a Pet Adoption Day Thursday, July 21, from 2 - 6 p.m. at Halbert Hall on the Pendleton Campus.

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Dr. Ronnie L. Booth to Address Graduates at Summer Commencement

Dr. Ronnie L. Booth, president of Tri-County Technical College, will deliver the College's summer commencement address Wednesday, August 3, at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center.

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Sheriffs Candidates’ Debates to Be Held at Tri-County Campuses

PENDLETON --- All of the candidates in the Anderson and Pickens counties sheriffs’ races will participate in debates at two of Tri-County Technical College’s community campuses next week.

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Randy Blackston Receives 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award

Randy Blackston of Anderson received Tri-County Technical College’s 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award at the College’s spring commencement May 10 at the Anderson Civic Center. The award, which highlights his dedication to his alma mater, was presented to him by President Ronnie L. Booth.

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Williamston Couple Secures Maintenance Technician Jobs at Voith Prior to Graduation

Husband and wife Nathan and Stephannie Albrecht spent the last two years in Tri-County Technical College’s Mechatronics program, both seriously dedicating themselves to building competitive resumes to present to potential advanced manufacturing employers.

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John Woodson Receives Presidential Medallion for Instructional Excellence

John Woodson, program coordinator for Media Arts Production (MAP) at Tri-County Technical College, was honored May 10 with the highest award presented to the faculty. He received the Presidential Medallion for Instructional Excellence at the College's spring commencement.

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Have an Attitude of Gratitude, Ambassador David Wilkins Tells Class of 2016

If you want to be successful, you have to have an attitude of gratitude, David H. Wilkins, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada (2005-2009) and longtime Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives (1994-2005), told Tri-County Technical College’s Class of 2016.Five hundred and eighty-six received degrees, diplomas and certificates at the spring commencement held May 10 at the Anderson Civic Center.

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Jan Gibbs Receives Adjunct Faculty Award

Jan Gibbs, an adjunct instructor/lecturer in Tri-County Technical College’s Medical Assisting program, received the College’s 2016 Adjunct Faculty Presidential Award May 4.

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ECD Wins CHE’s Excellence in Service Learning Award

A service learning project that pairs Early Childhood Development (ECD) students with at-risk kindergarteners to improve the children’s language development skills has won the S.C. Commission on Higher Education’s Commendation of Excellence in Service Learning. ECD Program Coordinator Meredith McClure traveled to Columbia today (May 5) to accept the award.

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David H. Wilkins to Address Tri-County’s Spring Graduates

David H. Wilkins, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada (2005-2009) and longtime Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives (1994-2005), will deliver Tri-County Technical College's spring commencement address.

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Tri-County’s Top Students Honored at Awards Ceremony

Tri-County Technical College President Ronnie L. Booth encouraged the College’s 2016 outstanding students to take their passion for learning and apply it to every aspect of their lives. Dr. Booth addressed the group and their guests before the annual Outstanding Student Awards were presented at an awards ceremony.

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Matt Varney Says GET Degree Is Avenue to Career

Matt Varney had been out of high school for 10 years when he decided to take another crack at college. At age 28, he was married and the father of a three-year-old son. He was also more mature and goal oriented than the 18-year-old who attended the University of Kentucky for a semester before leaving with no credential and a decade of debt.

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Veterinary Technology Adoption Day Is April 20

Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Department will hold a Pet Adoption Day Wednesday, April 20, from 2 - 6 p.m. at Halbert Hall on the Pendleton Campus.

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Tri-County Chorus’ Spring Concert Is April 22

Music instructor Julia West says Tri-County Technical College’s upcoming concert will showcase student talent through duets, solos, and ensemble pieces by members of the choir and the jazz band.The Tri-County Technical College Chorus will present its annual spring concert Friday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in the Marshall Parker Auditorium on the Pendleton Campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

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High School Students to Attend Imagine TCTC,

High school students are invited to experience the exciting STEM-related opportunities Tri-County Technical College has to offer by attending Imagine TCTC, a Campus Visit Experience, scheduled for April 7. Around 200 sophomores, juniors and seniors from area high schools will attend the event set for 9 -11 a.m. at the Pendleton Campus.

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Tri-County’s Criminal Justice Career Fair Is March 23

There is a wide range of career opportunities in law enforcement for those who hold a two-year criminal justice degree. Tri-County Technical College’s upcoming Criminal Justice Career Fair is a way to connect individuals with employers and the information they need to get into the workforce. The event will be held Wednesday, March 23, from 9 a.m. – noon in the Café on the College’s Pendleton Campus. The event is open to current students and graduates, as well as the community.

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Forum Presenters Highlight Selling Points of Technical Career Pathways: A Clear Path, A Great Starting Point, No Debt

Two years ago business, industry and education partners gathered to strategize and develop action plans to encourage high school students to choose careers in advanced manufacturing.“The goal was to develop action plans to increase the pace and number of high school students who are pursuing technical degrees in preparation for careers in advanced manufacturing,” said Amanda Blanton, director of high school engagement and outreach at Tri-County Technical College.

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Tri-County Technical College Dominates 2016 SCSTA College Festival Event

Tri-County Technical College students swept the top prizes at the 2016 South Carolina Speech and Theater Association’s Annual College Festival Competition, taking home the overall college championship, the overall individual student award and placing in seven different events.

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Veterinary Technology Adoption Day Is March 10

Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Department will hold a Pet Adoption Day Thursday, March 10, from 2 - 6 p.m. at Halbert Hall on the Pendleton Campus.

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Tri-County Offers CEU Classes for Paramedics/EMTs at $25 Per Course

Paramedics and EMTs who need to complete continuing education requirements to maintain their professional credentials can take classes at Tri-County Technical College for just $25 per course.

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RN, LPN Grads’ NCLEX Exam Scores Exceed State, National Pass Rates

Tri-County Technical College’s RN and LPN graduates’ performance on state board exams exceed both state and national pass rates, according to a year-to-date report released by the SC Board of Nursing.

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