Rss Page http://tctc.edu/ Rss Page en-us http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/March_fiber.xml x1467 Dr. Ronnie L. Booth to Address Graduates at Summer Commencement http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Summer_Commence.xml Dr. Ronnie L. Booth to Address Graduates at Summer Commencement 20100727T19:15:41 x1063 Designer Wanda Morgan to Present Free Interior Design Seminar August 26 at Tri-County Technical College’s Anderson Campus http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Interior_Design_Seminar.xml ANDERSON --- Award-winning designer Wanda S. Morgan will outline the do's and don'ts of interior design at a free seminar set for Thursday, August 26, at Tri-County Technical College's Anderson Campus. 20100730T19:12:49 x1064 Early Planning is Key to Making Transition from High School to College http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Early_Planning.xml ANDERSON --- Stephanie Johnson, a recent T.L. Hanna graduate, say's the secret to making an easy transition from high school to college is early planning. 20100802T20:27:47 x1065 Two Hundred and Thirty-Nine Graduate From Tri-County Technical College http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Summer_Graduates.xml ANDERSON --- Reflecting on the victories and defeats of three famous military generals, Tri-County Technical College President Ronnie Booth told the College’s summer graduates that applying these same military strategies to their personal and professional lives is a recipe for winning at life.  20100806T19:39:38 x1066 Veterinary Technology Named Advisory Committee of the Year http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Vet_Tech.xml PENDLETON -- The contributions of Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Advisory Committee members -- as advocates for the program, the students and the animals they care for -- earned them the honor of advisory committee of the year. 20100819T19:40:38 x1067 Kay Rhodes Receives Tri-County’s Staff Excellence Award http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Kay_Rhodes.xml PENDLETON --- Kay Rhodes, the admissions liaison for the Nursing department at Tri-County Technical College, was honored Thursday (August 19) with the highest award given for staff excellence at the College.  20100819T19:52:15 x1068 Tri-County RTV Student Interns at The Bold and the Beautiful http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/RTV_Student.xml Austin Fagan just returned from Los Angeles, California, where she spent the summer as an intern learning the ropes on daytime television's Emmy-winning soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful. 20100831T14:29:29 x1085 National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) Open Forum http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/NLNAC.xml The Associate Degree Nursing Program of Tri-County Technical College will host an open forum meeting Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at 4 p.m. 20100831T14:51:40 x1086 Tri-County’s Foundation Board Welcomes Five New Members http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Foundation_Board.xml PENDLETON --- Five community leaders have been elected to serve on Tri-County Technical College's Foundation Board of Directors. 20100831T16:08:16 x1087 Ghost Hunting 101 to be Held October 7 - 28 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Ghost_Hunting.xml Ghost Hunting 101 to be Held October 7 - 28 20100917T13:44:01 x1100 Sixty-three Students Named To Tri-County’s Dean’s List for Summer Term http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Deans_List_for_Summer_Term.xml PENDLETON --- Sixty-three Tri-County Technical College students have been named to the Dean’s List for the summer term. 20101008T20:07:51 x1216 Forty-six Students Named to Tri-County’s President’s List for Summer Semester http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Presidents_List_for_Summer_semester.xml PENDLETON --- Forty-six students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s President’s List for the summer term. 20101008T20:16:37 x1217 Geocaching Class Begins October 19 at Tri-County’s Anderson Campus http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Geocaching_Class.xml ANDERSON --- Geocaching, a worldwide, high-tech treasure hunt using Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers and the Internet, is the hottest new sport and a great game that the entire family can enjoy. 20101011T20:41:17 x1218 Tri-County Hosts October 19 Town Hall Forum for District 8 State House of Representatives Candidates http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Town_Hall_Forum.xml PENDLETON --- Tri-County Technical College's Student Democrats and Student Republicans clubs will host the District 8 State House of Representatives at an October 19 town hall forum at the College's Anderson Campus. 20101013T21:21:10 x1254 Tri-County is Only Applicant from South Carolina to Receive U.S. Department of Education Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant Funds http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Dept_of_Education_Title_III.xml PENDLETON --- Tri-County Technical College plans to vitalize the first-year student experience with nearly $2 million in U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Title III Strengthening Institutions grant funds. 20101019T12:48:56 x1256 New Weatherization Program to be Located at Easley http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/New_Weatherization_Program.xml EASLEY --- Tri-County Technical College is set to begin a new Weatherization certification program in January designed to put people back to work by retraining them for home energy improvement and inspection jobs. 20101021T18:22:06 x1259 QuickJobs Center Up and Running; Easley Campus Opens January 2011 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Easley_Campus_QuickJobs.xml EASLEY --- Tri-County Technical College's new Easley Campus is nearing completion and officials expect to have general operations up and running, including student enrollment services, by November 9. The official opening date for the campus, located on Powdersville Road, is January 2011. 20101022T17:41:57 x1258 Ben Childress Honored with Tri-County’s Order of Merit http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Ben_Childress_Receives_Order_of_Merit.xml PENDLETON --- Tri-County Technical College honored former Commission member and Easley resident Ben R. Childress with the highest award given by the College’s nine-member Commission. 20101028T13:53:50 x1264 Veterinary Technology Adoption Day is November 18 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Vet_Tech_Adoption_Day.xml PENDLETON --- Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Department will hold a Pet Adoption Day Thursday, November 18, from 2 – 6 p.m. at Halbert Hall on its Pendleton Campus. 20101105T14:30:08 x1265 Tri-County’s SGA, Clubs at Pendleton Bi-Lo This Weekend To Collect Food, Clothing for Area Community Agencies http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/SGA_Clubs_at_Pendleton_Bi-Lo.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Student Government Association (SGA) and other student organizations urge Pendleton Bi-Lo shoppers to assist community agencies this season through the Benevolence in November campaign. 20101115T17:35:20 x1318 Pickens Resident Says Enrolling at Tri-County’s Easley Campus is First Step in Changing Family’s Life http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Pickens_Resident_Says_Enrolling.xml Lynne Baker’s eyes well up with tears and her voice catches every time she talks about the inspiration for her long-awaited return to college at Tri-County Technical College’s new Easley Campus. 20101115T17:38:46 x1319 Community Leaders Make Permanent Investment in Tri-County’s New Easley Campus through Room-Naming Opportunities http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/New_Easley_Campus_through_Room-Naming_Opportunities.xml Pickens County business and industry leaders are making a permanent investment in Tri-County Technical College’s new Easley Campus through room-naming opportunities. 20101123T21:16:17 x1323 Schneider Electric Honored with Tri-County Technical College Foundation’s Philanthropist of the Year Award http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Schneider_Electric_Honored.xml Schneider Electric, known in the area by its brand name Square D Company, and Tri-County Technical College have had a long-standing partnership for the past 22 years. 20101123T21:20:51 x1324 Job Training Fair for Pre-Highway Construction Inspector/Testing Technician Program is December 8 at Tri-County http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Job_Training_Fair_for_Pre-Highway_Construction.xml Tri-County will host a Job Training Fair December 8 for a pre-highway construction inspector/testing technician program sponsored by the Department of Transportation (DOT). 20101202T21:34:33 x1325 Kristin Henry Connects Accounting, Management and Criminal Justice Degrees through Year-Long AmeriCorps Experience http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Kristin_Henry_Connects_Degrees.xml When Kristen Henry graduates from Tri-County Technical College with a double major in Accounting and Business Management next spring, her resume already will include a year of work experience with AmeriCorps 20101209T15:34:20 x1333 New Easley Campus Brings College Closer to Pickens County Residents http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/New_Easley_Campus_Brings_College_Closer.xml Thirty-five years ago Pickens County Council Chair Neil Smith began his career by teaching college courses in an evening program 20101213T16:02:07 x1334 Easley QuickJobs Training Center Open House is Tuesday, January 18 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Open_House_at_Easley_QuickJobs.xml Persons who are underemployed or unemployed and those who are looking to change careers should make note of next week’s Open House at the new QuickJobs Training Center on Tri-County Technical College’s new Easley Campus. 20110114T05:00:00 x1347 2011 MLK Day Closing http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/MLK_Day_Closing.xml College Closed for Martin Luther King Jr., Day 20110114T21:03:18 x1350 Watkins Center QuickJobs Training Open House is Tuesday, February 8 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Honea_Path_QuickJobs_Fair.xml Individuals who are underemployed or unemployed and those who are looking to change careers should make note of an Open House at the Watkins Community Center in Honea Path. 20110203T05:00:00 x1358 Tri-County’s Business Programs Receive Reaffirmation of Accreditation http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Business_Programs_Reaccreditation.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Business programs received full reaffirmation of accreditation following a meeting last November of the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Associate Degree Board of Commissioners. 20110203T05:00:00 x1360 Columbia Marionette Theatre to Present "The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Tales by Edgar Allen Poe" February 15 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Columbia_Marionette_Theatre.xml The Columbia Marionette Theatre, with puppets by Lyon Hill, will present an evening performance of "The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Tales by Edgar Allen Poe" February 15 at Tri-County Technical College. 20110203T05:00:00 x1361 One Hundred-and-Eighty-five Students Named to Tri-County’s President’s List for Fall Semester http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Presidents_List_Fall_2010.xml PENDLETON --- One-hundred-and-eighty-five students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s President’s List for the fall 2010 semester. 20110304T05:00:00 x1443 Four Hundred-and-Five Students Named To Tri-County’s Dean’s List for Fall Semester http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Deans_List_Fall_2010.xml PENDLETON --- Four hundred and five students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Dean’s List for the fall 2010 semester. 20110304T05:00:00 x1444 Veterinary Technology Adoption Day is March 16 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/march_16_pet_adoption.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Department will hold a Pet Adoption Day Wednesday, March 16, from 2 – 6 p.m. at Halbert Hall on its Pendleton Campus. 20110311T05:00:00 x1461 Tri-County’s April 6 Career Fair to Showcase Students, Grads, Alumni to Area Employers http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/april_6_career_fair.xml Tri-County Technical College’s upcoming Career Fair is a chance for the College to showcase its students, soon-to-be-graduates and alumni to area employers.The Career Fair, sponsored by the College’s Career Services Office and Student Support Services, is set for Wednesday, April 6, from 9 a.m. – noon in the Student Center Café on the Pendleton Campus. 20110325T04:00:00 x1474 Tri-County Health Ed. Grads Often Meet/Exceed State, National Scores on Certification Exams http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/health_ed_scores.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Health Education Division graduates continue to meet and/or exceed state and national average scores on certification exams, with four of the programs reporting 100 percent pass rates. 20110325T04:00:00 x1475 Al Young Named to Tri-County’s Commission http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/al_young.xml J. Allard (Al) Young, of Honea Path, has been appointed to Tri-County Technical College’s Commission, the nine-member governing board of the College.Governor Nikki R. Haley appointed Mr. Young to the Commission, effective in February. He takes the seat occupied by the late Rosemary Lindley, of Anderson. His term expires April 2013. 20110325T04:00:00 x1476 Tri-County Bluegrass Concert is April 2 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Bluegrass_Under_the_Stars_is_April_2.xml NewFound Road, a bluegrass group from southwestern Ohio, will headline Tri-County Technical College’s sixth annual Bluegrass under the Stars concert set for Saturday, April 2.The event will be held from 6-9:30 p.m. in the amphitheater on the Pendleton Campus. The community is invited to attend this free concert and fireworks event for the family. It will be held rain or shine (rain location is College’s Student Center). 20110328T04:00:00 x1477 Easley Campus to Offer Excel Level 1 Class http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Easley_Excel_class.xml The Tri-County Technical College Easley Campus will offer a Microsoft 2007 Excel Level 1 class Tuesday, April 5, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the QuickJobs Center. 20110401T04:00:00 x1481 Itron Pledges $100,000 to Major Gifts Campaign http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Itron_Gift.xml PENDLETON --- Tri-County Technical College announced today that Itron pledged $100,000 to its major gifts campaign -- the company's largest gift to the College to date. The gift will support the Improving Technology and Equipment fund by providing a gift of $20,000 per year for the next five years. 20110407T04:00:00 x1483 Residential Inspector Class Starts April 12 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Residential_Inspector_Class.xml Tri-County Technical College will offer a Residential Inspector Exam class April 12 - May 12 at the Pendleton Campus. 20110407T04:00:00 x1484 Veterinary Technology Adoption Day is April 20 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/April_20_Pet_Adoption.xml PENDLETON -- 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 its Pendleton Campus. 20110412T04:00:00 x1486 College Commission Elects Officers http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Commission_Officers_2011.xml Tri-County Technical College's Commission, its governing board, elected officers for 2011 at its February meeting. Their three-year terms are effective April 1. 20110413T04:00:00 x1487 AT&T State President Pamela Lackey to Deliver Spring Commencement Address http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Pam_Lackey_Graduation_2011.xml AT&T State President Pamela P. Lackey will deliver Tri-County Technical College's spring commencement address Tuesday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center. 20110421T04:00:00 x1498 USC Upstate and Tri-County Technical College Announce Upstate Direct Connect Partnership http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Upstate_Direct_Connect_2011.xml PENDLETON --- The presidents of Tri-County Technical College and the University of South Carolina Upstate signed a joint resolution, solidifying a partnership that creates more educational opportunities for graduates with associate in arts or science degrees. 20110428T04:00:00 x1500 Associate Degree Nursing Program Receives Maximum NLNAC Reaccreditation http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Nursing_Reaccreditation.xml Tri-County Technical College's Associate Degree Nursing program received an unrestricted, continued eight-year accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). This is the highest recommendation a program can receive from the accrediting body. 20110505T04:00:00 x1504 Nineteen Inducted as Student Ambassadors http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Student_Ambassadors.xml Nineteen students were inducted April 22 as members of the Tri-County Technical College Student Ambassadors. 20110505T04:00:00 x1505 Betty Morgan Receives Adjunct Faculty Presidential Award http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Betty_Morgan.xml Betty Morgan, a Registered Dental Hygienist who teaches in Tri-County Technical College's Expanded Duty Dental Assisting program, received the College's 2011 Adjunct Faculty Presidential Award May 3. 20110505T04:00:00 x1506 Veterinary Technology Grad Chosen for Prestigious Internship at UT http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Jayne_Hutcheson.xml Providing compassionate care for animals is what Jayne Hutcheson is passionate about. 20110512T04:00:00 x1511 Christee Williams Receives Presidential Medallion for Instructional Excellence http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Christee_Williams.xml Christee Williams, a licensed veterinary technician and instructor in Tri-County Technical College's Veterinary Technology program since 1989, was honored with the highest award presented to faculty, the Presidential Medallion for Instructional Excellence, at the College's annual spring commencement May 10. 20110512T04:00:00 x1514 AT&T State President Pamela Lackey Urges Class of 2011 to Embrace and Accept Change http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/2011_Spring_Graduation.xml AT&T State President Pamela Lackey urged the 547 members of Tri-County Technical College's Class of 2011 to have a willingness to embrace and accept change in their careers and personal lives at the College's 48th annual spring commencement. 20110512T04:00:00 x1515 Hugh Burgess Is Tri-County's Distinguished Alumnus of the Year http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Hugh_Burgess.xml Hugh Burgess has always been a great ambassador for Tri-County Technical College. 20110512T04:00:00 x1516 May 26 Event to Showcase Signature Programs at Easley Campus http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Easley_showcase_event.xml This fall, Tri-County Technical College will add first-semester Industrial Electronics Technology and Licensed Practical Nursing classes to its program offerings at the Easley Campus. The College is hosting an event to showcase these programs, along with the University Transfer program, Thursday, May 26, from 2 - 6 p.m. 20110517T04:00:00 x1520 Second Annual 5K Road Race is May 21 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Second_Annual_Road_Race.xml Tri-County Technical College is holding its second annual Tri-County 5K Road Race this Saturday, May 21, at 8 a.m. at its Anderson Campus. 20110520T04:00:00 x1521 Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Company Donates $50,000 to Name Manufacturing Resource Center http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Reliable_Gift.xml Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Company continued its commitment to Tri-County Technical College and to the community by making a $50,000 gift to name the Manufacturing Resource Center. 20110520T04:00:00 x1522 Smaller Class Size Just One Reason Why Students Choose Summer Classes at Tri-County http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/summer_school_2011.xml Tanisha Hammond stopped and took a deep breath before she entered the classroom on the first day of her summer-term Public Speaking class at Tri-County Technical College’s Anderson Campus.It was the only class left for the 33-year-old Anderson resident to complete the prerequisites to enter the Associate Degree Nursing program in the fall. “Public speaking is intimidating. I dreaded standing before a large classroom and giving a speech so I had avoided the class by dropping it three times since 2009,” she recalled. She hoped that summer school would offer a smaller class -- and it would be only five weeks of writing and delivering speeches. “When I entered the classroom and saw a small group of students, and I looked at my instructor, who was smiling, I had a good feeling about it. I felt comfortable,” she said. 20110606T04:00:00 x1551 Exhibit of Anderson County's Rosenwald Schools on Display at Anderson Campus http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Rosenwald_Schools.xml An exhibit of Anderson County’s Rosenwald Schools, which were built primarily for the education of African Americans in the early twentieth century, is the first of many collaborative projects between Tri-County Technical College and the Anderson County Museum. The mini exhibit of Anderson County’s Rosenwald Schools is currently on display in the lobby of Tri-County Technical College’s Anderson Campus, located at 511 Michelin Boulevard. 20110606T04:00:00 x1552 Practical Nursing Moves to Easley Campus This Fall, IET Added to Program Offerings http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/IET_PN_at_Easley.xml EASLEY --- This fall, Tri-County Technical College’s Practical Nursing program will move to the Easley Campus and first-semester Industrial Electronics Technology (IET) classes will be added to program offerings. 20110610T04:00:00 x1554 Tri-County/Clemson Launch Joint Program in Medical Laboratory Science http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Tri-CountyClemson_Launch_Joint_Program.xml Beginning this fall, Tri-County Technical College graduates with an Associate in Applied Science degree in medical laboratory technology, who meet specific criteria, can enroll as juniors at Clemson University. Qualified students will be accepted in the Bachelor of Science in microbiology degree program, with a concentration in biomedicine. 20110610T04:00:00 x1558 SCAPA Donates $100,000 to Support Creation of Asphalt Materials Lab http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/SCAPA_donation.xml The SC Asphalt Pavement Association (SCAPA), a statewide trade association of contractors engaged in the production of high quality hot mix asphalt, presented Tri-County Technical College with a $100,000 donation recently. The money will support the creation of an asphalt materials lab on the College’s Pendleton Campus. 20110614T04:00:00 x1563 Bone Marrow Donor Lisa Walton Receives Health Care Hero Award http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Lisa_Walton.xml It had been 15 years since Lisa Walton, a medical technologist at Oconee Medical Center and Tri-County Technical College adjunct Medical Laboratory Technology instructor, placed her name on the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) registry.Throughout the years, she periodically received mailings from the organization -- letters asking for personal data updates and newsletters filled with stories about individuals who have given the hope of a longer and better life to someone suffering from various forms of leukemia and lymphoma. 20110614T04:00:00 x1564 Three Hundred-and-Sixty-Three Students Named To Tri-County’s Dean’s List for Spring 2011 Semester http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Deans_List_spring_2011.xml PENDLETON --- Three hundred-and sixty-three students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Dean’s List for the spring 2011 semester. 20110624T04:00:00 x1587 One Hundred-and-Eighty-One Students Named to Tri-County’s President’s List for Spring Semester http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Presidents_List_for_Spring_2011.xml PENDLETON --- One-hundred-and-eighty-one students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s President’s List for the spring 2011 semester. 20110624T04:00:00 x1588 Thomas Strange Named to Tri-County's Commission http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Thomas_Strange.xml Thomas Strange, of Easley, has been appointed to Tri-County Technical College’s Commission, the nine-member governing board of the College. 20110630T04:00:00 x1594 Veterinary Technology Adoption Day is July 20 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/July_20_2011_pet_adoption.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Department will hold a Pet Adoption Day Wednesday, July 20, from 2 – 6 p.m. at Halbert Hall on its Pendleton Campus. 20110705T04:00:00 x1596 Tri-County’s Alumni Association Wants to Reunite Graduates through Facebook Page http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/alumni_facebook_page.xml Dana Robertson Griffith met Joan Ashcraft back in 1980 – the first day both began Radio and Television Broadcasting classes at Tri-County Technical College. Griffith, then 29 and a divorced mother of two young children, remembers looking around the classroom, and thinking, she was “ancient,” she said. “My first day I looked around and saw so many people who had just graduated from high school. I asked myself, ‘What am I doing here?” she said. 20110714T04:00:00 x1613 Dr. Ronnie L. Booth to Address Graduates at Summer Commencement http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Summer_Graduation_2011-x1621.xml Dr. Ronnie L. Booth, president of Tri-County Technical College, will deliver the College's summer commencement address Thursday, August 4, at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center. 20110722T04:00:00 x1621 Kevin Mahlan is Tri-County’s New Men’s Soccer Coach http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Kevin_Mahlan.xml Three weeks ago Kevin Mahlan moved to the area from Florida to prepare for his new job as the men’s soccer coach at Tri-County Technical College. Since then, he has spent his days making phone calls, getting to know prospective athletes and preparing for tryouts on August 9 to assemble a team for the new season that begins August 22. 20110725T04:00:00 x1622 Second Annual Business and Education Summit Set for August 4 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/2001_Summit.xml The Anderson Area Business and Education Alliance will host the second annual Business and Education Summit August 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the community room of Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, in Anderson. 20110728T04:00:00 x1625 Upward Bound Program Gives You Direction,Higher M-Pact Founder Tyrone Flowers Tells Students http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/tyrone_flowers_upward_bound.xml PENDLETON --- Growing up in Kansas City, Missouri, Tyrone Flowers was ashamed of his past and uncertain of his future. 20110808T04:00:00 x1630 Two-Hundred-and-Seventy-Eight Graduate From Tri-County Technical College http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Summer_Graduation_2011.xml ANDERSON --- You are graduating from the right place at the right time, Tri-County Technical College President Ronnie Booth said in his graduation address to the College’s summer graduates. 20110808T04:00:00 x1628 TRiO’s Educational Talent Search Receives Continued Federal Funding, Perfect Score on Grant Submission http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/talent_search_grant_.xml The Educational Talent Search (ETS) program at Tri-County Technical College received word this month that it received continued federal funding and a perfect score on the grant submission. 20110811T04:00:00 x1631 Governor Haley Signs Efficiency Bill at Easley Campus http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Governor_Signs_Bill_at_Easley.xml Community and college leaders and elected officials gathered at Tri-County Technical College’s Easley Campus August 3 for Governor Nikki Haley to sign H3410, the S.C. Higher Education Efficiency and Administrative Policies Act of 2011 that mandates state higher education institutions’ spending records to be posted online and streamlines the processes involved in college purchasing and construction projects. 20110811T04:00:00 x1632 Early Childhood Development Named Advisory Committee of the Year http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/ECD_Advisory_Committee.xml The work of Tri-County Technical College’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) Advisory Committee members, both in the classroom and the community, earned them the distinction of advisory committee of the year. 20110826T04:00:00 x1737 Denise Hall Receives Tri-County’s Staff Excellence Award http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Denise_Hall.xml Denise Hall, manager of printing and postal services, as well as shipping and receiving at Tri-County Technical College, has been honored with the highest award given for staff excellence at the College. 20110826T04:00:00 x1738 Dr. Chad Gregory to Present 9-11 Conspiracy Theory Lecture September 8 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Dr_Chad_Gregory.xml Dr. Chad Gregory, a history instructor at Tri-County Technical College, will give a 9-11 conspiracy theory lecture September 8, presenting the best and widely-known conspiracy theories concerning the September 11 terrorist attacks, along with criticisms of these theories and conspiratorial thinking in general. 20110827T04:00:00 x1739 Tri-County’s Wine Tasting Fundraiser is October 6 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/wine_tasting.xml ANDERSON --- Tri-County Technical College is hosting its first annual wine tasting fundraiser event at its Anderson Campus to benefit a new Culinary Arts certificate program set to begin in the fall of 2012.The event, set for Thursday, October 6, from 7 - 9 p.m., will be catered by the Lake Keowee chapter of Les Marmitons, along with guest chef Hamid Mohseni, owner of the Anderson Restaurant Group and a member of the College’s Foundation Board. 20110927T04:00:00 x1800 Tri-County’s Foundation Board Welcomes Four New Members http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/four_foundation_board_members.xml Four business and industry leaders have been elected to serve on Tri-County Technical College’s Foundation Board of Directors.Joining the Board’s current members are Alexandria Stathakis and Mary Ann Craft, both representing Anderson County and Alan Blackmon and Jim Evers, both representing Pickens County. 20110928T13:30:00 x1802 Christee Williams to Serve on 2011 Veterinary Technician National Examination Practice Analysis Task Force http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/christee_williams_vtne.xml Christee Williams, a licensed veterinary technician and instructor in Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology program since 1989, has been asked to serve on the 2011 Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) Practice Analysis Task Force, an ad hoc committee of 10 – 12 subject matter experts who represent a broad range of practice settings. 20110929T04:00:00 x1806 Seventy Students Named to Tri-County’s Dean’s List for Summer Term http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/deans_list_2011_summer.xml Seventy students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Dean’s List for the 2011 summer term.To be eligible for the Dean’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 3.50 – 3.99; and obtain a grade of “A” or “B” in courses numbered 100 or below, if grades of A and B are part of the grading system for courses. 20111005T04:00:00 x1815 Thirty-nine Students Named to Tri-County’s President’s List for Summer Term http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/presidents_list_summer_2011.xml Thirty-nine students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s President’s List for the 2011 summer term.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; and obtain a grade of “A” or “B” in courses numbered 100 or below, if grades of A and B are part of the grading system for courses. 20111005T04:00:00 x1816 Congressman Jeff Duncan to be Keynote Speaker at Annual Report Luncheon http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Jeff_Duncan.xml Congressman Jeff Duncan will deliver the keynote address at Tri-County Technical College’s Annual Report Luncheon set for Thursday, October 20. The luncheon, held at the College’s Pendleton Campus beginning at 11:30 a.m., annually attracts approximately 250 community, business, industrial, government and political leaders from Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties. 20111010T04:00:00 x1818 MLT Grads Report Perfect Pass Rate on ASCP Exam http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/mlt_scores_2011.xml The nine May 2011 graduates of Tri-County Technical College’s Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program who took the National Certification Exam administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) earned a perfect pass rate. One graduate out of 10 elected not to take the exam yet. 20111018T04:00:00 x1823 Mrs. Kleo Stathakis Honored with Tri-County’s Order of Merit http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/kleo_stathakis.xml Tri-County Technical College honored former Foundation Board member and Anderson resident Kleo Stathakis with the highest award given by the College’s nine-member Commission. President Ronnie L. Booth presented Mrs. Stathakis with the Order of Merit at the College's October 20 Annual Report luncheon. 20111021T04:00:00 x1824 Veterinary Technology Adoption Day is November 17 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/november_17_pet_adoption.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Department will hold a Pet Adoption Day Thursday, November 17, from 2 – 6 p.m. at Halbert Hall on its Pendleton Campus. 20111104T04:00:00 x1825 Community Leads Efforts In Workforce Readiness; Training Fair Planned for November 15 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/work-ready_community_.xml A group of community leaders met recently to discuss facilitating a “Work-Ready Community” in the Belton/Honea Path area by promoting services, training and skills upgrades. Civic, church, industry and school leaders, along with Workforce Development Alliance representatives from the Belton/Honea Path area, discussed what services their organizations provide to area residents and employers. 20111109T05:00:00 x1828 Veterinary Technology Program Reports 90 Percent Pass Rate on the Veterinary Technician National Examination http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/vtne_scores.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology program reports a 90 percent pass rate on the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE). The 10 2011 graduates who elected to take the exam are now licensed veterinary technicians, a title held by individuals who earn an associate degree in Veterinary Technology from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)-accredited program like Tri-County’s and have passed national and state credentialing exams. 20111109T05:00:00 x1829 Lady Hawks Kick Off Second Season http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/womens_basketball.xml The Tri-County Technical College Women’s Basketball team started its second season November 1 against powerhouse Guilford Technical College from Jamestown, NC.Although the final score was 63-52 with Guilford Tech winning, it was a well-fought battle that was played close until the final minute of the game. The Lady Hawks played excellent defense and continually challenged Guildford Tech to the very end. 20111110T05:00:00 x1830 Barbara Hammond Receives Outstanding Continuing Education Non-Credit Instructor Award by SCAHCE http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/barbara_hammond.xml Barbara Hammond, director of the Office Skills Center for the Corporate and Community Education (CCE) of Tri-County Technical College, was awarded the Outstanding Continuing Education Non-Credit Instructor Award by the South Carolina Association for Higher Continuing Education (SCAHCE). SCAHCE is the statewide association that promotes Corporate and Community Education and professional development for both two- and four-year colleges. 20111115T05:00:00 x1833 Tri-County to Present Debut Choral Concert Friday, December 2 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/choral_concert.xml Tri-County Technical College will present its new choir with a choral concert featuring solo and group performances Friday, December 2.The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Marshall J. Parker Auditorium on the Pendleton Campus. The public is invited to attend. 20111116T05:00:00 x1836 Tri-County to Close for Thanksgiving Holidays http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/thanksgiving_2011.xml Tri-County Technical College will be closed two days for the Thanksgiving holidays. 20111121T05:00:00 x1838 AT&T Honored with Foundation’s Philanthropist of the Year Award http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/atandt_2011_philanthropist.xml AT&T is the 2011 recipient of the Tri-County Technical College Foundation’s Philanthropist of the Year award. This is the Foundation’s highest and most prestigious honor reserved for individuals, foundations, companies, trusts, organizations, or other entities that have made a significant financial contribution, either cash or non-cash, to the Foundation to support the work of the College. 20111121T05:00:00 x1837 Tri-County Technical College to Close for Holidays http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/holiday_schedule_2011.xml Tri-County Technical College will be closed for the holidays beginning Friday, December 23, 2011, through Monday, January 2, 2012. 20111215T05:00:00 x1899 L.P.N. Student/Entrepreneur Receives Provisional Patent for Simulators That Will Be Used in Tri-County Classes http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/tanya_mikkelson.xml This semester Tri-County Technical College nursing students will be able to practice their clinical skills outside of the classroom setting with a portable nursing kit that contains low fidelity simulators conceptualized and designed by fellow Practical Nursing major Tanya Mikkelson. 20120103T05:00:00 x1902 Three Faculty/Staff Members Are Tri-County's Educators of the Year http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/sctea_nominees_2012.xml Three faculty/staff members have been chosen as Tri-County Technical College's 2012 Educators of the Year and will be recognized at the South Carolina Technical Education Association (SCTEA) meeting in February. Dr. Phil Buckhiester, provost, is the College’s outstanding administrator; Dr. Harriette Dudley, public services department head and early childhood development instructor, is the outstanding instructor; and Kevin Steele, manager of administrative services, is the outstanding staff nominee. 20120109T05:00:00 x1907 College’s Golden Anniversary Celebration Kicks Off January 26 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/golden_anniversary_celebration.xml Fifty years ago Tri-County Technical College made South Carolina history by becoming the first multi-county technical institute in the State. Never before had several counties pooled their resources to create a postsecondary educational facility in South Carolina. 20120111T05:00:00 x1910 Tri-County Will Be Closed on MLK, Jr. Day http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/2012_mlk_day.xml All campuses of Tri-County Technical College (Anderson, Easley, Seneca and Pendleton) will be closed Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 20120116T05:00:00 x1908 Tri-County Technical College Celebrates 50 Years http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/anniversary_kick_off_celebration.xml At a community celebration to kick off Tri-County Technical College’s golden anniversary, Senator Thomas Alexander quoted the late Senator Marshall Parker, one of the College’s founding fathers, in an excerpt from a 1991 speech the Seneca senator gave to Tri-County graduates. He read: “Education and economic development are inseparable. Education without job opportunity is folly; a good job without education is impossible.” 20120130T05:00:00 x1927 Get Help with Filling out FAFSA at February 18 Event http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/college_goal_sc_2012.xml With April 1 as Tri-County Technical College’s deadline for applying for the best financial aid package for the fall 2012 semester, the College is hosting College Goal SC February 18 to help students and their families fill out and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. 20120210T05:00:00 x1940 MASC Members Make Equipment, Cash Donations to Outfit Tri-County’s New Highway Construction Materials Lab http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/masc_donation.xml Eight months ago, the Mining Association of South Carolina (MASC) had a goal of soliciting $30,000 in equipment and cash donations from its members to outfit the new highway construction materials lab on Tri-County Technical College’s Pendleton Campus. 20120213T05:00:00 x1943 Tri-County Takes First-Place Overall Honors At SCSTA College Festival Competition http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/speech_team_top_honors.xml For the first time ever, Tri-County Technical College took first-place overall honors and was named this year’s Sweepstakes Winner at the 2012 South Carolina Speech and Theatre Association’s Annual College Festival Competition.Tri-County students took home three first-place awards at the competition held February 11 at the College’s Easley Campus. 20120216T05:00:00 x1945 Westside Senior to Enter College This Fall with Sophomore Status http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/lauren_mccall.xml It’s 96 days and counting until Lauren McCall graduates from Westside High School and will be heading off to film school this fall to pursue a longtime goal of becoming a cinematographer.She has received acceptance letters from Savannah College of Art and Design and from the University of South Carolina and is waiting to hear from the Los Angeles Film School and School of Visual Arts of New York City. Because she elected to take dual enrollment classes at Tri-County Technical College’s Anderson Campus, through Westside’s pilot Westside Early College Academy (WECA), she will enter college this fall with at least 21 college credits and a sophomore status. 20120227T05:00:00 x1951 New Business Immersion for Entrepreneurs Class Begins March 8 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/business_immersion_class.xml Daryl Molliere has designed and built a multi-functional hunting game cart that he hopes to begin selling this summer. “There’s nothing like it on the market today,” said Molliere, owner of American Dream Outdoor Sports Products, LLC, in Anderson. 20120227T05:00:00 x1952 Three Hundred-and-Seventy-Eight Students Named To Dean’s List for Fall 2011 Semester http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/2011_fall_deans_list.xml Three hundred-and seventy-eight students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester.To be eligible for the Dean’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 3.50 – 3.99; and obtain a grade of “A” or “B” in courses numbered 100 or below, if grades of A and B are part of the grading system for courses. 20120306T05:00:00 x1963 One Hundred-and-Sixty-Eight Students Named to President’s List for Fall Semester http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/2011_fall_presidents_list.xml One-hundred-and-sixty-eight students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s President’s List for the fall 2011 semester.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; and obtain a grade of “A” or “B” in courses numbered 100 or below, if grades of A and B are part of the grading system for courses. 20120306T05:00:00 x1964 Free Bluegrass Concert is Saturday, April 7, at Pendleton Campus http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/seventh_annual_bluegrass_concert.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Seventh Annual Bluegrass under the Stars concert is Saturday, April 7, at the Pendleton Campus.The free concert and fireworks event for the family is held annually in conjunction with the town of Pendleton’s annual Spring Jubilee celebration. The event will be held from 6 - 9:30 p.m. in the amphitheater. It will be held rain or shine (rain location is College’s Student Center). 20120306T05:00:00 x1967 Veterinary Technology Adoption Day is March 15 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/paws_tp_celebrate_pet_adoption.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Department will hold a Pet Adoption Day Thursday, March 15, from 2 – 6 p.m. at Halbert Hall on its Pendleton Campus. Titled “Paws to Celebrate, “ the event is part of the College's 50th anniversary celebration. 20120306T05:00:00 x1969 Titanic Expert Bill Willard to Give Presentation Wednesday at Tri-County http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/titanic_.xml Titanic expert Bill Willard will present “Tales from Titanic,” a mixed-media program about the sinking of the ocean liner, Wednesday, March, 7, at Tri-County Technical College.The presentation will be held from 1:20 – 2:20 p.m. in the Marshall Parker Auditorium on the Pendleton Campus. The public is invited to attend. The free event is sponsored by the College’s Enrichment Series Committee. 20120307T05:00:00 x1961 Voter Registration Drive Set for March 14 at Tri-County http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/voter_registration.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Student Democrats and Student Republicans Clubs will sponsor a voter registration drive Wednesday, March 14, at the Pendleton Campus. The event will be held from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in the Student Café. 20120309T05:00:00 x1973 Little Roy and Lizzy Show Will Headline Free Bluegrass Concert http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/2012_bluegrass_bands.xml Little Roy and Lizzy, recent inductees into America's Old Time Country Music and Fiddler's Halls of Fame, will headline Tri-County Technical College’s Seventh Annual Bluegrass under the Stars concert.The community is invited to attend Bluegrass under the Stars, a free concert and fireworks event for the family set for Saturday, April 7, from 6-9:30 p.m. in the amphitheater on the Pendleton Campus. It will be held rain or shine (rain location is College’s Student Center). 20120321T04:00:00 x1985 Seniors to Get a Head Start on College http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/orientation_at_anderson.xml Area high school seniors who have been accepted to Tri-County Technical College this fall have the opportunity to attend a freshman orientation session during their spring break to learn about the college and get their academic schedules in hand. 20120327T04:00:00 x1991 Tri-County to Present Spring Choral Concert Friday, April 20 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/spring_concert.xml Tri-County Technical College’s chorus, music faculty and students will present a Spring Concert at the College’s Pendleton Campus Friday, April 20.The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Marshall J. Parker Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. 20120412T04:00:00 x1999 Tri-County’s Men’s Golf Team Has a Shot at Winning NJCAA Division I Men’s National Championship http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/mens_golf_.xml For the first time in its eight-year history, Tri-County Technical College’s Men’s Golf Team has a shot at winning the NJCAA Division I Men’s National Championship.The College’s Men’s Golf team won the Region 10 championship by 16 shots and finished fourth place in the District championship, played at Rockledge Country Club in Rockledge, Florida. This finish qualified the team for the national tournament finals. Nationals are slated for May 14-18 in Newton, Kansas. 20120420T04:00:00 x2000 Senator Lindsey Graham to Deliver Spring Commencement Address http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/senator_graham_to_address_grads.xml Senator Lindsey Graham will deliver Tri-County Technical College's spring commencement address Monday, May 7, at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center. Approximately 659 students will be awarded degrees, diplomas and/or certificates during the College’s 50th anniversary commencement. In addition to families and guests of the graduates, alumni and other friends of the College are invited to attend the ceremony. 20120424T04:00:00 x2001 Internship Leads to Full-Time Job for Tri-County Accounting Grad http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/linda_dicomo.xml When Linda DiComo returned to Tri-County Technical College three years ago, at age 47, her goal was to complete the 13 credit hours she needed to earn her associate in arts degree and to secure a job in this struggling economy.She will graduate May 7, at age 50, during the College’s 50th anniversary graduation, with an associate in science degree, in addition to an accounting degree and four accounting certificates. She also has a full-time accounting position waiting for her at Millard & Moore P.A. in Greenville where she did an internship this semester. 20120501T04:00:00 x2010 Easley Couple to Graduate with Business Degrees http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/weidmans.xml Mischelle and Philip Weidman, happily married for 26 years, are polar opposites in how they approach just about everything, including how they pursued the same goal for the past two years—a degree in Business Management at Tri-County Technical College. 20120501T04:00:00 x2009 James (Jimmy) Walker Receives Adjunct Faculty Presidential Award http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/jimmy_walker.xml James (Jimmy) Walker, a math instructor in Tri-County Technical College’s Comprehensive Studies Department as well as the Arts and Sciences Division, received the College’s 2012 Adjunct Faculty Presidential Award May 3. 20120504T04:00:00 x2011 Tri-County’s Third Annual 5K Road Race is May 19 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/5K_Race.xml Tri-County Technical College is holding its third annual Tri-County 5K Road Race Saturday, May 19, at 8 a.m. at its Anderson Campus. The race starts and ends at the Anderson Campus located at 511 Michelin Boulevard. Walkers are welcome. 20120504T04:00:00 x2012 1967 Alumnus Walter McGee Named One of the Faces of the Decades http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/1960s_face_of_the_decade.xml Back in 1966, 18-year-old Walt McGee didn’t understand why he needed to take a psychology course as part of general education requirements to earn his heating, ventilation and air conditioning certificate at the new Tri-County Education Center, now Tri-County Technical College. But after working for a few years, McGee says he began to realize it was an important course. 20120509T04:00:00 x2014 Alumnus Carl Anderson Named One of Tri-County’s Faces of the Decades http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/1970s_face_of_the_decades.xml Some call him chief, others still call him judge. But longtime Anderson County Chief Magistrate Carl Anderson, who now serves as chief deputy at the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, modestly says, “I tell people just call me Carl.” 20120509T04:00:00 x2015 Ethel Pettigrew Honored as One of Tri-County’s Faces of the Decades http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/1980s_face_of_the_decades.xml CPA Ethel Pettigrew began her career as an elementary school teacher and says one day she hopes to go back to teaching, this time at her local alma mater, Tri-County Technical College. 20120509T04:00:00 x2016 Wanda Johnson Named One of Tri-County’s Faces of the Decades http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/1990s_face_of_the_decades.xml Wanda Johnson learned a great deal about being a good law enforcement/probation agent -- and listener -- from former Tri-County Criminal Justice Department Head Lew Holton and his lectures. 20120509T04:00:00 x2017 Tracy Bowie Honored as One of Tri-County’s Faces of the Decades http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/2000s_face_of_the_decades.xml Nine years ago, a proud and accomplished Tracy Whitten Bowie walked across the Anderson Civic Center stage to receive her associate degree in business – with highest honors -- from Tri-County Technical College President Ronnie L. Booth. 20120509T04:00:00 x2018 Senator Lindsey Graham Addresses Golden Anniversary Class of 2012 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/2012_spring_graduation.xml A degree from Tri-County Technical College means something because of the quality of graduates it has produced over the past 50 years, Senator Lindsey Graham told the record-breaking 624 graduates receiving degrees at the College’s golden anniversary commencement. 20120509T04:00:00 x2019 Donna Shannon Receives Presidential Medallion for Instructional Excellence http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/donna_shannon.xml Donna Shannon, a registered dental hygienist, certified dental assistant and department head for Tri-County Technical College’s Allied Health/Expanded Duty Dental Assisting program, was honored May 7 with the highest award presented to the faculty. She received the Presidential Medallion for Instructional Excellence at the College's spring commencement. 20120509T04:00:00 x2020 Liberty Job Fair and Training Expo to Be Held June 25 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/liberty_job_fair.xml A Job Fair and Training Expo will be held for Liberty residents Monday, June 25, from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Pickens Career and Technology Center, located at 990 Chastain Road, Liberty, SC. Participants will be given the opportunity to meet area employers with full- and part-time job vacancies. 20120621T04:00:00 x2043 Thirty-four Students Named to Academic Distinction List for Spring 2012 Semester http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/spring_2012_ad_list.xml Thirty-four students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Academic Distinction List for the spring 2012 semester. 20120709T04:00:00 x2046 Three Hundred-and-Seventy-Two Students Named To Tri-County’s Dean’s List for Spring 2012 Semester http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/spring_2012_deans_list.xml Three hundred-and seventy-two students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester. 20120709T04:00:00 x2047 One Hundred-and-Eighty-Four Students Named to President’s List for Spring 2012 Semester http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/spring_2012_presidents_list.xml One-hundred-and-eighty-four students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s President’s List for the spring 2012 semester. 20120709T04:00:00 x2048 New Name Reflects Center’s New Direction as Workforce Developers http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/center_for_workforce_excellence.xml Since 1990 Tri-County Technical College’s World Class Training Center has been providing relevant, effective training to industries and individuals in Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties. The Center was established to provide companies with the training needed to survive and thrive in today’s competitive global economy. 20120711T04:00:00 x2052 Veterinary Technology Adoption Day is July 19 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/july_19_pet_adoption.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Department will hold a Pet Adoption Day Thursday, July 19, from 2 – 6 p.m. at Halbert Hall on its Pendleton Campus. 20120711T04:00:00 x2053 Dr. Ronnie L. Booth to Address Graduates at Summer Commencement http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/summer_graduation_2012-x2058.xml Dr. Ronnie L. Booth, president of Tri-County Technical College, will deliver the College's summer commencement address Friday, August 3, at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center. 20120720T04:00:00 x2058 Failure Is Not an Option, Selena Blair Tells Students at Upward Bound Banquet http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/upward_bound_2012.xml “You are your only stop sign, you control your destiny and you can create your future,” Selena Blair, student support services director at USC Upstate, told a group of Upward Bound students and their parents in her remarks at Tri-County Technical College's 32nd annual Upward Bound Awards Banquet.Ms. Blair was the keynote speaker at the annual awards banquet where high school students were recognized for their academic achievements. 20120803T04:00:00 x2071 Tri-County Alumni Association Meeting Set for August 17 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/alumni_meeting.xml The Tri-County Technical College Alumni Association will hold an open meeting for all graduates Friday, August 17, at noon in the Pendleton Campus Café. Participants will receive information on upcoming College and Alumni events and will be encouraged to become involved in the Association. 20120807T04:00:00 x2080 President Booth Urges Summer Grads to Listen, Look, Learn and Deliver http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/summer_graduation_2012.xml Tri-County Technical College President Ronnie Booth told graduates to enter the next phase of their work or life with their eyes wide open to these new environments and their demands, challenges and opportunities. 20120808T04:00:00 x2083 ETS Provides Academic and Motivational Support To Students Who Find College Beyond Their Reach http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/talent_search.xml In his conversations with students and their parents about preparing for college, Educational Talent Search (ETS) Coordinator Herm Allen often repeats a quote from the film, “Gifted Hands,” a docudrama about Dr. Ben Carson, who went from struggling student to world-renowned neurosurgeon, whose mother once told him, ‘You have to see beyond what you can see.’ 20120820T04:00:00 x2097 Ken Kopera Receives Tri-County’s Staff Excellence Award http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/ken_kopera.xml Ken Kopera, physical plant director at Tri-County Technical College, has been honored with the highest award given for staff excellence at the College. Kopera, a Powdersville resident, received the Presidential Medallion for Staff Excellence. The medallion, along with a cash award made possible by the Tri-County Technical College Foundation, goes to a person who best exemplifies the College philosophy and has contributed the most during the academic year to the development of the college and its students. 20120820T04:00:00 x2098 Educational Talent Search to Deliver School Supplies August 25 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/ets_van.xml The Educational Talent Search (ETS) van is coming to a town near you loaded with school supplies to help the program’s participants get ready for the new school year.The 15-passenger van will make stops across the tri-county area Saturday, August 25, to deliver school supplies free of charge to the ETS program participants, said Herm Allen, coordinator of the ETS program at Tri-County Technical College. To receive supplies, Allen asks that participants RSVP to him by Wednesday, August 22, at 5 p.m. by calling 864-646-1596. 20120820T04:00:00 x2100 Pre-Pharmacy Named Advisory Committee of the Year http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/pre-pharmacy_advisory.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Pre-Pharmacy Advisory Committee was named advisory committee of the year at the College’s annual fall convocation. 20120823T04:00:00 x2103 EVENT CANCELLED Tri-County Partners with Pickens County YMCA to Sponsor October 13 Cycling Event http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/cycling_event.xml EVENT CANCELLED: Tri-County Technical College’s Easley Campus has partnered with the Pickens County YMCA to sponsor a signature annual event for the community. Attack on Sassafras Mountain, an all-day event for cyclists, will be held Saturday, October 13, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the College's Easley Campus located on Powdersville Road. 20120924T04:00:00 x2121 Tri-County’s Wine Tasting Fundraiser is October 18 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/second_annual_wine_tasting.xml Tri-County Technical College will host its second-annual wine tasting fundraiser event Thursday, October 18, at its Anderson Campus. This signature event will benefit a Culinary Arts certificate program set to begin in the fall of 2013.The event, set for 7 - 9 p.m., will be catered by the Lake Keowee chapter of Les Marmitons, an international culinary club that gathers monthly in the culinary lab of the Anderson Campus. 20121009T04:00:00 x2128 Career Coach Is New Web-Based Data Tool That Helps to Match Students to Careers http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/career_coach.xml Tri-County Technical College recently launched a new online tool that provides potential and current students, as well as the general public, with best-in-class, local data on employment opportunities, wages, educational programs and job postings for their career interests. 20121011T04:00:00 x2129 College Will Bury Time Capsule October 24 in Celebration of 50th Anniversary http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/time_capsule.xml In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Tri-County Technical College will bury a time capsule filled with items that will give a future students and administrators a glimpse of the College and its important events in 2012. It will be buried by President Ronnie Booth and student leaders October 24 during a ceremony beginning at noon outside the Student Center on the Pendleton Campus. The capsule will be unsealed in the year 2062. 20121016T04:00:00 x2131 Student Leaders, President Bury Time Capsule in Celebration of 50th Anniversary http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/time_capsule_burial.xml In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Tri-County Technical College buried a time capsule filled with items that will give future students and administrators a glimpse of the College and its important events in 2012. The time capsule is a 2' x 2' x 2' hermetically sealed cube containing symbolic items ranging from graduation programs and College publications to presidential election bumper stickers and People magazine. It was buried by President Ronnie Booth and student leaders October 24 during a ceremony outside the Student Center on the Pendleton Campus. The capsule will be unsealed in the year 2062 on the occasion of the College’s 100th anniversary. 20121025T04:00:00 x2132 Forty-seven Students Named to Academic Distinction List for Summer 2012 Term http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/summer_2012_academic_distinction.xml Forty-seven students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Academic Distinction List for the summer 2012 term. To be eligible for the Academic Distinction List, a student must be enrolled in six to eleven credit hours for two consecutive terms, and earn at least twelve credit hours during the two consecutive terms, with a grade of A in each attempted course. 20121031T04:00:00 x2133 Thirty-nine Students Named to Dean’s List for Summer 2012 Term http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/summer_2012_deans_list.xml Thirty-nine students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Dean’s List for the summer 2012 term. To be eligible for the Dean’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 3.50 – 3.99; and obtain a grade of “A” or “B” in courses numbered 100 or below, if grades of A and B are part of the grading system for courses. 20121031T04:00:00 x2134 Thirty-one Students Named to President’s List for Summer 2012 Term http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/summer_2012_presidents_list.xml Thirty-one students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s President’s List for the summer 2012 term. 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; and obtain a grade of “A” or “B” in courses numbered 100 or below, if grades of A and B are part of the grading system for courses. 20121031T04:00:00 x2135 David Wakefield Honored with Order of Merit http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/david_wakefield.xml Tri-County Technical College honored former Foundation Board of Directors Chair and Anderson resident David C. Wakefield October 30 with the highest award given by the College’s nine-member Commission. President Ronnie L. Booth presented Mr. Wakefield with the Order of Merit at the College's Annual Report luncheon. 20121101T04:00:00 x2136 Michelin VP Says Company Is Teaming with Tri-County to Make Manufacturing Jobs More Attractive to Students http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/annual_report_2012.xml When asked what keeps him awake at night, Michelin Executive Vice President Wayne Culbertson says it’s the thought of not having a qualified and skilled manufacturing workforce. Culbertson, who, since 1974, has worked for Michelin in various manufacturing roles, including serving as plant manager of the Spartanburg, Sandy Springs, and Starr facilities, spoke to a crowd of business, industrial, education, government and political leaders at Tri-County Technical College’s Annual Report Luncheon. It’s Michelin’s mission to communicate to young people the rewarding and broad range of career opportunities available to them in manufacturing, said Culbertson, who currently is Personnel and Chief Human Resources Officer. 20121101T04:00:00 x2137 Take Note to Perform at Tri-County November 14 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/take_note.xml Take Note, Clemson University’s exclusive all- female a cappella group, will perform at Tri-County Technical College Wednesday, November 14. The performance will be at 7 p.m. in the Marshall Parker Auditorium. 20121112T05:00:00 x2149 Veterinary Technology Adoption Day is November 15 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/november_15_pet_adoption.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Department will hold a Pet Adoption Day Thursday, November 15, from 2 – 6 p.m. at Halbert Hall on its Pendleton Campus. 20121113T05:00:00 x2150 Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative Honored with Foundation’s Philanthropist of the Year Award http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/blue_ridge.xml Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative was named the 2012 recipient of the Tri-County Technical College Foundation’s Philanthropist of the Year award. This is the Foundation’s highest and most prestigious honor reserved for individuals, foundations, companies, trusts, organizations, or other entities that have made a significant financial contribution, either cash or non-cash, to the Foundation to support the work of the College. 20121126T05:00:00 x2152 Tri-County’s Foundation Board Welcomes Five New Members http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/five_foundation_board_members.xml Five community leaders have been elected to serve on Tri-County Technical College’s Foundation Board of Directors.Joining the Board’s current members are Hugh Burgess, representing Anderson County, Linda Bacigalupo, Dave Eldridge and Larry Smith, all representing Oconee County, and Nancy Hedrick representing Pickens County. 20121206T05:00:00 x2159 Job Fair and Training Expo to Be Held January 7 at Tri-County http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/january_job_fair.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Corporate and Community Education Division (CCE) and the local SC Works Centers are reaching out to unemployed and underemployed individuals by hosting a Job Fair and Training Expo in January. The event will be held for Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties residents Monday, January 7, from 9 a.m. – noon in the Industrial and Business Development Center located on the Pendleton Campus. 20130104T05:00:00 x2170 Three Faculty/Staff Members Honored as Educators of the Year http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/sctea_2013.xml Three faculty/staff members have been honored as Tri-County Technical College's Educators of the Year and will be recognized at the South Carolina Technical Education Association (SCTEA) meeting in February. Galen DeHay, interim provost and director of planning and institutional effectiveness, is the College’s outstanding administrator; Robin McFall, head of the English department, is the outstanding instructor; and, Lou Ann Martin, academic support network coordinator, is the outstanding staff nominee. 20130108T05:00:00 x2171 Instructor Brenda Mattison Co-Authors Accounting Textbook http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/brenda_mattison.xml Tri-County Technical College accounting instructor Brenda Mattison can add textbook author to her list of accomplishments. Mattison is the co-author of Horngren’s Accounting, 10th edition, a two-semester accounting textbook published by Pearson Education. 20130130T05:00:00 x2180 Two Tri-County Students Place First in Two Events at 2013 SCSTA College Festival http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/speech_festival_winners_2013.xml Tri-County Technical College students placed first in two categories at the 2013 South Carolina Speech and Theater Association’s Annual College Festival Competition. Ten two- and four-year colleges from around the state competed Saturday, February 2. Tri-County hosted the event at its Easley Campus. 20130206T05:00:00 x2184 Get Help with Filling out FAFSA at February 23 Event http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/college_goal_2013.xml With April 1 as Tri-County Technical College’s deadline for applying for the best financial aid package for the fall 2013 semester, the College is hosting College Goal SC February 23 to help students and their families fill out and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. 20130208T05:00:00 x2185 March 1 Open House to Showcase Tri-County's Programs and Services http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/open_house_2013.xml Studies show that the most important factor in choosing a college is finding the right fit for your individual career and academic goals, learning style and personal interests.Visiting a college’s Open House and exploring its programs and services is a great way to discover what it has to offer. Tri-County Technical College has scheduled an Open House at its Pendleton Campus March 1 from 2 – 6 p.m. to give individuals a chance to find out how and where they fit in at the College’s Pendleton and community campuses. 20130219T05:00:00 x2189 College Receives Grant to Train Baby Boomers for New Career http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/plus_50_grant.xml Local displaced workers ages 50 and above will have a chance to gain a new skills set as a Certified Nurse Aide as a result of a $15,000 grant awarded to Tri-County Technical College.Tri-County was the only South Carolina technical college chosen in the latest round of grants for the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, a national effort to train 10,000 baby boomers for new jobs in healthcare, education and social services. The program is sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). 20130221T05:00:00 x2190 Matt Matthews to Discuss his Award-Winning Book, Mercy Creek, March 6 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/matt_matthews.xml Greenville novelist Matt Matthews will discuss his award-winning Southern coming-of-age book, Mercy Creek, Wednesday, March 6, at Tri-County Technical College.The event, which is sponsored by the College’s Enrichment Series Committee, will be held from 1:20 - 2:20 p.m. in the Marshall Parker Auditorium on the College’s Pendleton Campus. It is free and open to the public. 20130227T05:00:00 x2194 Veterinary Technology Adoption Day is March 14 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/march_14_pet_adoption.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Department will hold a Pet Adoption Day Thursday, March 14, from 2 – 6 p.m. at Halbert Hall on its Pendleton Campus. 20130304T05:00:00 x2195 Tri-County Technical College Dedicates Industrial Technology Center http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/itc_ribbon_cutting.xml In his 23 years of teaching industrial electronics classes at Tri-County Technical College, Acting Dean of the Engineering and Technology Division Doug Allen says he’s never seen as many requests for technically-skilled employees as he has in recent months. Allen, speaking at a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the College’s new Industrial Technology Center, said the modern facility will help meet the growing needs of local industry.The 43,000-square-foot Industrial Technology Center houses the Welding and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) programs and was specifically designed to mimic a real-world industrial setting. It’s also being billed a showplace by economic development prospects and local companies. 20130311T04:00:00 x2198 Thirty Students Named to Academic Distinction List for Fall 2012 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/fall_2012_academic_distinction.xml Thirty students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Academic Distinction List for fall 2012. To be eligible for the Academic Distinction List, a student must be enrolled in six to eleven credit hours for two consecutive terms, and earn at least twelve credit hours during the two consecutive terms, with a grade of A in each attempted course. 20130315T04:00:00 x2206 Three hundred and Fifty-Nine Students Named to Dean’s List for Fall 2012 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/fall_2012_deans_list.xml Three hundred and fifty-nine students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Dean’s List for fall 2012.To be eligible for the Dean’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 3.50 – 3.99; and cannot earn a “F,” “WF,” or “U” grade for courses numbered 100 or below. 20130315T04:00:00 x2207 One Hundred and Eighty-Three Students Named to President’s List for Fall 2012 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/presidents_list_fall_2012.xml One hundred and eighty-three students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s President’s List for fall 2012.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; and cannot earn a “F,” “WF,” or “U” grade for courses numbered 100 or below. 20130315T04:00:00 x2208 Eighth Annual Bluegrass Concert is Saturday, April 6 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/2013_bluegrass_concert.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Eighth Annual Bluegrass under the Stars concert is Saturday, April 6, at the Pendleton Campus.The free concert and fireworks event for the family is held annually in conjunction with the town of Pendleton’s annual Spring Jubilee celebration. The event will be held from 6 - 9:30 p.m. in the amphitheater. It will be held rain or shine (rain location is College’s Student Center). 20130320T04:00:00 x2210 Truck Driving Job Fair and Training Expo to Be Held April 9 at Anderson Campus http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/truck_driving_fair.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Corporate and Community Education (CCE) Division is reaching out to individuals interested in a career in truck driving by hosting a Job Fair and Training Expo Tuesday, April 9. The event will be held from 9 a.m. – noon at Tri-County Technical College’s Anderson Campus, located at 511 Michelin Blvd. in Anderson. 20130329T04:00:00 x2213 Tri-County Partners with Blanchard Machinery to Offer Heavy Equipment Operator Classes http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/heavy_equipment_operator_class.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Corporate and Community Education (CCE) Division launched its first Heavy Equipment Operator class since partnering with Blanchard Machinery, the exclusive Caterpillar dealer for South Carolina. The first students are set to complete the courses and enter the job market this month. 20130402T04:00:00 x2214 Tri-County Chorus’ Spring Concert is April 26 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/spring_2013__concert.xml Tri-County Technical College’s chorus, music faculty and students will present their Spring Concert Friday, April 26. . The concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Marshall Parker Auditorium on the Pendleton Campus. The performance is free and open to the public. 20130408T04:00:00 x2216 Goodwill Industries’ Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Certification Program Helping to Meet Area’s Workforce Needs http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/goodwill_mssc_class.xml Goodwill Industries’ Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) certification program can be the answer for local industries looking for a pipeline of skilled entry-level technicians. “It’s a business-driven training program,” said Becky Godbey, Goodwill’s vice president of career development services, about the organization’s nine-week training program that consists of a week of work-readiness training and a mix of industry-based basic skills training modules and work experience at local industries. “We are trying to address the economic issues by helping to meet our area’s workforce needs,” she added. 20130412T04:00:00 x2221 U.S. Veterans Administration Approves 10 Certificate-Based Training Courses through CCE Division http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/va-approved_courses.xml The U.S. Veterans Administration has approved 10 certificate-based training courses through Tri-County Technical College’s Corporate and Community Education Division.These programs are designed to offer U.S. veterans quick training in a series of in-demand jobs. 20130424T04:00:00 x2226 Anderson Mayor Terence Roberts to Deliver Spring Commencement Address http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/anderson_mayor_is_grad_speaker.xml Anderson Mayor Terence V. Roberts will deliver Tri-County Technical College's spring commencement address Friday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center. Approximately 559 students will be awarded degrees, diplomas and/or certificates during the College’s commencement. In addition to families and guests of the graduates, alumni and other friends of the College are invited to attend the ceremony. 20130430T04:00:00 x2227 Tri-County to Offer General Education Classes at Watkins Center This Fall http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/fall_classes_at_watkins_center.xml Forty-five Belton-Honea Path (BHP) seniors attended a special Tri-County Technical College enrollment day at the Watkins Center April 10 and registered for their freshman classes. For the first time this fall, general education credit courses will be offered at the Senator Billy O’Dell Learning Center in downtown Honea Path’s community center. 20130503T04:00:00 x2228 President Ronnie Booth Elected to Two National Boards http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/dr_booth_elected_to_national_boards.xml Tri-County Technical College President Dr. Ronnie L. Booth has been elected to serve as a trustee for two national boards.Dr. Booth will serve as a member of the board of trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges. Dr. Booth also will serve on the board of directors for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). 20130508T04:00:00 x2230 Ted Stokes Receives Adjunct Faculty Presidential Award http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/ted_stokes.xml Ted Stokes, a longtime instructor in Tri-County Technical College’s Industrial Electronics Technology (IET) department, received the College’s 2013 Adjunct Faculty Presidential Award May 8. 20130508T04:00:00 x2231 Tri-County’s Fourth Annual 5K Race and One Mile Fun Run is May 18 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/5K_road_race_2013.xml Tri-County Technical College is holding its fourth annual Tri-County 5K Road Race and One Mile Fun Run Saturday, May 18, at 8 a.m. at its Anderson Campus. The race starts and ends at the Anderson Campus located at 511 Michelin Boulevard. Walkers and strollers are welcome. 20130509T04:00:00 x2232 Former English Teacher Earns Science Prerequisites at Tri-County; Has Been Accepted at Three Medical Schools http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/David_Roper.xml For 15 years, David Roper stood in front of the classroom, teaching high school students about English literature, writing and history. Most afternoons were spent mentoring and coaching student athletes.These days he’s still in the classroom, not in front lecturing, but sitting alongside other Tri-County Technical College biology and chemistry students, many of them working adults like himself, seeking new careers in the second act of their lives. 20130513T04:00:00 x2233 Corporate VP Rhonda Gibby Named Tri-County’s Distinguished Alumna http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Rhonda_Deaton-Gibby.xml One of the most gratifying and inspiring aspects of Rhonda Deaton-Gibby’s job as vice president of human resources for Kimberly-Clark Corporation in Atlanta is the opportunity to meet and mentor employees, helping them to navigate the professional and personal paths of their learning journeys. After having had the opportunity to work in various areas of business including manufacturing as well as sales and operations, it is the people component that keeps bringing her back to the area of human resources. 20130513T04:00:00 x2234 Deborah Brock Receives Presidential Medallion for Instructional Excellence http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/deborah_brock.xml Deborah Brock, medical laboratory technology instructor and faculty liaison for professional development at Tri-County Technical College, was honored May 10 with the highest award presented to the faculty. She received the Presidential Medallion for Instructional Excellence at the College's spring commencement. 20130513T04:00:00 x2235 Tri-County Grads Have Strong Resumes that Combine Education and Direct Exposure to Today’s Workplace http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/opportunities_for_grads.xml Opportunities are abundant for two-year college graduates who leave Tri-County Technical College with a strong resume of education and direct exposure to today’s workplace, said President Ronnie L. Booth. 20130513T04:00:00 x2236 Anderson Mayor Challenges Tri-County Grads to Take Risks, Give Back to Their Communities http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/spring_2013_graduation.xml Anderson Mayor Terence Roberts challenged Tri-County Technical College’s Class of 2013 to take risks, make goals a priority and to give back to their communities. Five hundred-and-thirty-two students were awarded degrees, diplomas and/or certificates during the College’s spring commencement held May 10 at the Anderson Civic Center. 20130515T04:00:00 x2237 Michelin Scholars Program is Intro to Lifelong Career Paths http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/michelin_scholars.xml The top concern of today’s manufacturers is finding skilled workers, especially young people, who possess the technical (math and science), as well as the soft skills needed for today’s sophisticated workplace. Another concern is that high school students aren’t looking at manufacturing as an option when choosing career paths. There’s still a misconception that they would be performing menial tasks on an assembly line. 20130515T04:00:00 x2238 Evan Bryson Awarded Summer Internship at Presbyterian College’s School of Pharmacy http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/evan_bryson.xml When Tri-County Technical College Science Department Head Suzanne Ellenberger heard about the summer internship opportunities at Presbyterian College’s School of Pharmacy, Evan Bryson was the first student who came to her mind. 20130516T04:00:00 x2239 Tri-County to Kick Off Twenty/20 Program This Fall http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/twenty20.xml Dan Holland remembers how disconnected he felt when he arrived as a nervous freshman on the campus of Southern Wesleyan University in 1986. The first-generation college student athlete had never been on a college campus and needed help in acclimating to an academic environment. He says what could have been a dropout story turned into a rewarding college experience because of the university’s mentoring program. Freshmen were paired with faculty and staff members who served as ‘adopted parents,’ who guided them through their freshman year and beyond, said Holland, who today serves as dean of student development at Tri-County Technical College. 20130619T04:00:00 x2283 Tri-County Introduces Paralegal Certificate Program, Open House Set for July 18 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/paralegal.xml When Tri-County Technical College Criminal Justice program coordinator/instructor Chris McFarlin was practicing law in Arkansas, he says a paralegal was critical to the success of his practice. “She was very valuable to me. The general consensus among attorneys is paralegals are critical to any practice because they administer support by performing research for attorneys, assisting with drafting legal documents and managing the law office,” he said. 20130621T04:00:00 x2284 Tri-County to Launch New Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Programming and Operations Degree Program http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/cnc_degree.xml Tri-County Technical College will a launch a new program this fall, the first in the state exclusively targeted to CNC programming and operations with an engineering graphics component. Called Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Programming and Operations, the degree program will replace the Machine Tool Technology (MTT) curriculum that has been in existence at the College for 50 years. 20130625T04:00:00 x2285 Tri-County to Host Open House July 11 at Billy O’Dell Learning Center http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/watkins_open_house.xml Tri-County Technical College classes are coming to the Senator Billy O’Dell Learning Center in downtown Honea Path this fall. Community members are invited to an Open House set for Thursday, July 11, from 2 – 6 p.m. to hear about programs and services being offered. Attendees will have a chance to talk one on one with admissions and financial aid representatives about enrollment and financial aid opportunities. 20130702T04:00:00 x2286 Veterinary Technology Adoption Day is July 25 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/july_25_pet_adoption.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Department will hold a Pet Adoption Day Thursday, July 25, from 2 – 6 p.m. at Halbert Hall on its Pendleton Campus. 20130709T04:00:00 x2288 Dr. Ronnie L. Booth to Address Graduates at Summer Commencement http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/2013_summer_graduation.xml Dr. Ronnie L. Booth, president of Tri-County Technical College, will deliver the College's summer commencement address Friday, August 2, at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center. 20130717T04:00:00 x2289 Eighty Students Named to Academic Distinction List for Spring 2013 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/2013_academic_distinction.xml Eighty students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Academic Distinction List for spring 2013. To be eligible for the Academic Distinction List, a student must be enrolled in six to eleven credit hours for two consecutive terms, and earn at least twelve credit hours during the two consecutive terms, with a grade of A in each attempted course. 20130723T04:00:00 x2291 Three Hundred and Sixty-Six Students Named to Dean’s List for Spring 2013 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/2013_spring_deans_list_.xml Three hundred and sixty-six students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Dean’s List for spring 2013.To be eligible for the Dean’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 3.50 – 3.99; and cannot earn a “F,” “WF” or “U” grade for courses numbered 100 or below. 20130723T04:00:00 x2292 One Hundred and Fifty Students Named to President’s List for Spring 2013 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/2013_presidents_list.xml One hundred and fifty students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s President’s List for spring 2013.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; and cannot earn a “F,” “WF” or “U” grade for courses numbered 100 or below. 20130723T04:00:00 x2293 Corporate & Community Education Job Fair and Training Expo to Be Held August 13 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/august_13_job_fair.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Corporate & Community Education Division will hold a Job Fair and Training Expo for Anderson, Oconee and Pickens county residents Tuesday, August 13. It will be held 9 a.m. - noon at the Pendleton Campus in the Industrial & Business Development Center. 20130730T04:00:00 x2294 Lt. Robert Crooks Speaks at Upward Bound Banquet http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/upward_bound_2013.xml Robert Crooks, lieutenant of investigations for the Clemson Police Department, spoke about the importance of education to a group of Upward Bound students at Tri-County Technical College's 33rd annual Upward Bound Awards Banquet.He was the keynote speaker at the annual awards banquet where high school students were recognized for their academic achievements. 20130730T04:00:00 x2295 President Booth Tells Summer Grads to Be the CEOs of Their Lives http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/summer_graduation_2013.xml Tri-County Technical College President Ronnie L. Booth urged summer graduates to think of themselves as their own corporations and to take charge and be in charge of their own lives. Five hundred and thirty-six students were awarded degrees, diplomas and/or certificates during the College’s 49th summer commencement held August 2 at the Anderson Civic Center. 20130808T16:00:00 x2296 College and TCEDC Formally Enter into Partnership That Supports Small Business Development, Economic Growth http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/tcedc_signing.xml Representatives from Tri-County Technical College and the Tri-County Entrepreneurial Development Corporation (TCEDC) formally entered into a partnership Monday that supports small business development, as well as economic growth in the tri-county area. TCEDC Chief Executive Officer Dave Eldridge and Tri-County President Ronnie L. Booth signed an agreement that enhances the organizations’ partnership and dedication to helping small businesses develop and expand to create new jobs. 20130815T16:00:00 x2301 Tri-County’s Foundation Board Welcomes Five New Members http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/foundation_board_2013.xml Five community leaders have been elected to serve on Tri-County Technical College’s Foundation Board of Directors.Joining the Board’s current members are Frank Lamson-Scribner, of Oconee County; Bill Harley Jr., of Pickens County; and Lee Garrison Smith, Scott Webber and Scott Miller, all representing Anderson County; 20130815T16:00:00 x2302 Pre-Pharmacy Named Advisory Committee of the Year http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/pre-pharmacy_award_2013.xml For the second consecutive year, Tri-County Technical College’s Pre-Pharmacy Advisory Committee was named advisory committee of the year at the College’s annual fall convocation. 20130815T16:00:00 x2303 Dr. Brian Swords Receives Tri-County’s Presidential Medallion for Staff Excellence http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/dr_brian_swords.xml His months-long efforts in coordinating and overseeing a new matriculation (enrollment) process that focuses on student success and student engagement helped to earn Dr. Brian Swords Tri-County Technical College’s 2013 Staff Excellence award.President Ronnie L. Booth presented Dr. Swords with the Presidential Medallion for Staff Excellence at the College’s fall convocation today (August 15). 20130815T16:00:00 x2305 Dedication Ceremony for Anderson QuickJobs Development Center is October 11 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/anderson_quickjobs_dedication.xml A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Anderson QuickJobs Development Center will be held Friday, October 11, at 10:30 a.m. 20131008T16:00:00 x2329 ARC Grant Funds More Welding Booths at Industrial Technology Center http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/arc_welding_grant.xml A $250,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) will add 24 new welding booths and equipment at Tri-County Technical College’s Industrial Technology Center (ITC), allowing the College to expand enrollment in one of its fastest-growing technical programs. 20131010T16:00:00 x2332 Tri-County Opens QuickJobs Development Center in Anderson http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/anderson_quickjobs_dedication-x2335.xml Tri-County Technical College held a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony Friday (October 11) in Anderson for a QuickJobs Development Center dedicated to preparing an advanced workforce to meet the needs of area manufacturers. 20131014T16:00:00 x2335 Robert Bosch President Mike Mansuetti To Be Annual Report Speaker http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/mike_mansuetti.xml Robert Bosch Corporation President Mike Mansuetti will be in the Upstate next week to deliver the keynote speech at Tri-County Technical College’s November 5 Annual Report luncheon.The luncheon, held at the College’s Pendleton Campus beginning at 11:30 a.m., annually attracts approximately 250 community, business, industrial, government and political leaders from Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties. 20131031T16:00:00 x2338 Poet/Novelist Ron Rash to Give Reading at Tri-County November 6 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/ron_rash_2013.xml Award-winning poet and novelist Ron Rash says he’s looking forward to connecting with former colleagues and students when he visits Tri-County Technical College Wednesday, November 6, for a book reading. 20131031T16:00:00 x2339 Partnerships Expand Transfer Opportunities for Tri-County Students http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/josh_stamps.xml At first Josh Stamps didn’t believe that he could earn a two-year Pre-Pharmacy degree from Tri-County, and with an acceptable GPA and good entrance exam scores, he could have the same shot at being accepted to pharmacy school as his friends with bachelor’s degrees. 20131107T17:00:00 x2341 Criminal Justice Program Named in Honor of Henry Harrison http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/henry_harrison.xml Asking people for money can be the hardest part of the fundraising equation, but for Lieutenant Stacy Craven of the S.C. Highway Patrol, it was easy to ask friends, family and co-workers to support a campaign to name the Criminal Justice program at Tri-County Technical College in honor of longtime friend and mentor, Henry C. Harrison. “I jumped at the chance to help the Chief,” said Lt. Craven, who has known the former highway patrolman and Greenville businessman since he was 14 years old. “I was very comfortable asking folks to support this endowment, and there was no hesitation from people to give and to honor a gentleman’s career of commitment to high standards,” he said. 20131107T17:00:00 x2343 Robert Bosch President Mike Mansuetti Says STEM Education Is the Key to Our Country’s Economic Prosperity and Success http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/annual_report_2013.xml Robert Bosch President Mike Mansuetti says his company is looking to Tri-County Technical College and other colleges and universities to supply graduates with an educational background in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. 20131107T17:00:00 x2342 Ready for a Challenge, Wanda White, On-Call Chaplain at AnMed Health, Pursues Degree at Tri-County http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/wanda_white.xml Wanda White has always been the adventurous type, never scared to try anything new and ready for a challenge. But, in 2011, she found herself, at age 55 and not one college credit to her name, governed by fear and self-doubt that were preventing her from enrolling in college. 20131108T17:00:00 x2344 Patriots’ Place Offers Resources and Counseling Services for Veterans http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/patriots_place_services.xml EDITOR’S NOTE: Tri-County Technical College celebrated the opening of a new veterans center, Patriots’ Place, Monday, November 11, in the Student Center, Suite 155. PENDLETON --- Seven years ago, one hour after graduating early from North Buncombe High School in Weaverville, North Carolina, 18-year-old Rhett Keaton was on a bus headed to Parris Island for 13 weeks of Marine Corps recruit training. 20131112T17:00:00 x2351 Crescent Students Get Head Start on College through Tri-County’s New Career Pathway Program http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/crescent_high_career_pathway.xml Crescent High School seniors who signed up for a new career pathway program through Tri-County Technical College knew it was a great opportunity to get a head start on college credits. They just didn’t realize it posed the potential of earning 20 hours of college credits – giving them more than a semester of college during their senior year. 20131113T17:00:00 x2354 Tri-County Technical College Opens Patriots’ Place http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/patriots_place_opens.xml “The reason we can stand here today and do what we do is because of the men and women in uniform. I never forget that and I appreciate it every day,” Tri-County Technical College President L. Ronnie Booth told a crowd of veterans, students, faculty and staff as the College celebrated Veterans Day by opening the first veterans center. 20131114T17:00:00 x2355 College Honors Dr. Ronnie Booth’s Decade of Service as President http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/dr_booth_resolution.xml When Dr. Ronnie L. Booth became Tri-County Technical College's third president on July 1, 2003, he pledged his commitment to developing and maintaining partnerships, designing a roadmap for the College’s future, and reaffirming the College’s commitment to leaving a legacy of serving students and their communities. 20131114T17:00:00 x2358 Veterinary Technology Adoption Day is November 21 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/november_21_pet_adoption.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Department will hold a Pet Adoption Day Thursday, November 21, from 2 – 6 p.m. at Halbert Hall on its Pendleton Campus. 20131115T17:00:00 x2357 Tri-County Chorus’ Fall Concert is November 22 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/november_22_concert.xml Tri-County Technical College’s chorus and music faculty will present their Fall Concert Friday, November 22. . The concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Marshall Parker Auditorium on the Pendleton Campus. The performance is free and open to the public. 20131121T17:00:00 x2362 Forty-Seven Students Named to Academic Distinction List for Summer 2013 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/2013_summer_academic_distinction.xml Forty-seven students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Academic Distinction List for summer 2013. To be eligible for the Academic Distinction List, a student must be enrolled in six to eleven credit hours for two consecutive terms, and earn at least twelve credit hours during the two consecutive terms, with a grade of A in each attempted course. 20131125T17:00:00 x2364 Forty Students Named to Dean’s List for Summer 2013 Term http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/2013_summer_deans_list.xml Forty students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Dean’s List for the summer 2013 term.To be eligible for the Dean’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 3.50 – 3.99; cannot earn a “F,” “WF,” or “U” grade for courses numbered 100 or below. 20131125T17:00:00 x2365 Forty-Two Students Named to President’s List for Summer 2013 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/2013_summer_presidents_list.xml Forty-two students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s President’s List for summer 2013.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; and cannot earn a “F,” “WF” or “U” grade for courses numbered 100 or below. 20131125T17:00:00 x2366 Tri-County Foundation Honors Itron with Philanthropist of the Year Award http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/itron_2013.xml The Tri-County Technical College Foundation named Itron, Inc., a global technology company for the utility industry, the 2013 recipient of its Philanthropist of the Year award. 20131206T17:00:00 x2370 SCMC Training Builds Manufacturing Workforce http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/scma_2013.xml Local business and manufacturing leaders recently were asked when hiring entry-level operator positions to take a look at individuals who have earned the nationally-recognized SCMC training credential that prepares them to be work ready from day one. 20131209T17:00:00 x2371 Tri-County and SC Works Centers to Host January 10 Job Fair and Training Expo http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/january_10_job_fair_and_training_expo.xml Tri-County Technical College's Corporate and Community Education Division (CCE) and the local SC Works Centers are reaching out to unemployed and underemployed individuals by hosting a Job Fair and Training Expo January 10. 20140102T17:00:00 x2378 Economic Impact Study Says It Pays to Invest in Tri-County http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/economic_impact_study_says_it_pays_to_invest_in_tri-county.xml Results of a recent economic impact study commissioned by Tri-County Technical College reinforce that it pays to invest in education. 20140102T17:00:00 x2379 Three Faculty/Staff Members Honored as Tri-County's Educators of the Year http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/three_honored_as_tri-countys__educators_of_the_year_2014.xml Three faculty/staff members have been honored as Tri-County Technical College's Educators of the Year and will be recognized at the South Carolina Technical Education Association (SCTEA) meeting in February. 20140110T17:00:00 x2391 Tri-County Kicks Off Black History Month February 5 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/tri-county_kicks_off_black_history_month.xml Tri-County Technical College will recognize the achievements, contributions, and culture of African Americans, as well as celebrate diversity through relevant workshops and presentations during Black History Month. 20140127T17:00:00 x2405 Tri-County Welcomes Three New Deans http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/tri-county_welcomes_three_new_deans.xml Tri-County Technical College welcomes three new deans to its divisions of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Industrial Technology and Student Affairs. 20140128T17:00:00 x2407 Sisters Credit Tamassee DAR School with Helping to Rebuild Their Lives, Focus on Their Education at Tri-County http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/tdar_students.xml Moriah and Patience Gaines are a study in both perseverance and resilience. 20140131T17:00:00 x2409 Tri-County Student Places First in Persuasive Speaker Category at SC Speech and Theater Association’s Annual College Festival Competition http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Student_Places_First_in_Persuasive_Speaker_Category_at_SC_Speech_and_Theater_Association’s_Annual_College_Festival_Competition.xml A Tri-County Technical College sophomore placed first in the Persuasive Speaking Category at the 2014 South Carolina Speech and Theater Association’s Annual College Festival Competition.Criminal Justice major Samantha Crowl, of Central, took the highest honors, placing first in the Persuasive Speaking category out of the ten S.C. colleges participating in the event held at Newbery College. 20140204T17:00:00 x2410 Welding Program Gets Boost with $50,000 Grant from Duke Energy Foundation http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/welding_program_gets_boost_with_50000_grant_from_duke_energy.xml The welding program at Tri-County Technical College is getting a boost from the shareholder-funded Duke Energy Foundation that will help give students a real-world advantage. 20140210T17:00:00 x2413 Get Help with Filling out FAFSA at February 22 Event http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Get_Help_with_Filling_out_FAFSA_at_February_22_Event.xml With April 1 as Tri-County Technical College’s deadline for applying for the best financial aid package for the fall 2014 semester, the College is hosting College Goal SC February 22 to help students and their families fill out and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. 20140220T17:00:00 x2414 College, Community to Gather February 28 to Dedicate Rosenwald School Reproduction at Tri-County’s Anderson Campus http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/College_Community_to_Gather_February_28_to_Dedicate__Rosenwald_School_Reproduction_at_Tri-County’s_Anderson_Campus.xml Representatives from Tri-County Technical College and the Anderson County Museum, along with key community partners, will gather at the College’s Anderson Campus Friday, February 28, to dedicate a full-scale reproduction of a one-teacher Rosenwald School. These rural schoolhouses were built to significantly improve the educational opportunities for African Americans in the early twentieth century. 20140224T17:00:00 x2415 Paul Phelps Receives A. Wade Martin Innovator of the Year Award http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/paul_phelps_award.xml Paul Phelps’ talent for teaching first-year welding students, as well as employees upskilling for today’s workplace, along with his gift for building collaborative partnerships with area industries, earned him the esteemed A. Wade Martin Innovator of the Year award. 20140225T17:00:00 x2416 College, Community Dedicate Sole U.S. Reproduction of Rosenwald School at Anderson Campus http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/College_Community_Dedicate_Sole_US_Reproduction_of_Rosenwald_School_at_Tri-Countys_Anderson_Campus.xml The only reproduction in the United States, of a one-room Rosenwald School built in the early twentieth century for the education of African Americans, is now located at Tri-County Technical College’s Anderson Campus. 20140303T17:00:00 x2417 Poet/Novelist Ron Rash Returns to Tri-County for March 12 Reading http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/PoetNovelist_Ron_Rash_Returns_to_Tri-County_for_March_12_Reading_.xml Award-winning poet and novelist Ron Rash will make a return visit to Tri-County Technical College March 12 to read from his novel, Serena. 20140307T17:00:00 x2423 Veterinary Technology Adoption Day Is March 13 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Veterinary_Technology_Adoption_Day_is_March_13.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Department will hold a Pet Adoption Day Thursday, March 13, from 2 – 6 p.m. at Halbert Hall on its Pendleton Campus. 20140307T17:00:00 x2424 Ninth Annual Bluegrass Concert Is Saturday, April 5 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/ninth_annual_bluegrass_concert_is_saturday_april_5_.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Ninth Annual Bluegrass under the Stars concert is Saturday, April 5, at the Pendleton Campus. 20140310T16:00:00 x2425 Tri-County Named a 2014 Back to Work 50+ Participant in AARP Foundation Initiative http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/tri-county_named_a_2014__back_to_work_50_participant_in_AARP_foundation_initiative.xml BACK TO WORK 50+ @ Tri-County Technical College is a new initiative in the Pendleton area aimed at putting unemployed individuals, age 50 and above, back into the workforce. Tri-County Technical College is one of 12 community colleges nationwide chosen to receive a new AARP Foundation grant. 20140311T16:00:00 x2426 March 27 Criminal Justice Career Fair Offers Students, Public Chance to Meet Potential Employers http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/march_27_criminal_justice_career_fair_offers_students__public_chance_to_Meet_potential_employers.xml Tri-County Technical College’s upcoming criminal justice career fair is a chance for students and the public to present themselves and their resumes to potential employers and get one step closer to landing a job. The event will be held Thursday, March 27, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Café of the College’s Pendleton Campus. 20140312T16:00:00 x2427 Tri-County’s Spring Open Golf Tournament Is April 25 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/tri-county’s_spring_open_golf_tournament_is_april_25.xml The Tri-County Technical College Alumni Association’s Spring Open golf tournament will be Friday, April 25, at Brookstone Meadows in Anderson. 20140319T16:00:00 x2432 Tri-County Students Can Connect with Successful Grads at April 9 Career Forum http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/students_can_connect_with_successful_grads_at_april_9_career_forum.xml Current and potential Tri-County Technical College students will have a chance to network with successful graduates working in a variety of fields at an upcoming event at the College.Sponsored by Tri-County’s Alumni Association and Career Services department, the “Connections that Count” forum is set for Wednesday, April 9, at 5:45 p.m. in Café on the Pendleton Campus. 20140321T16:00:00 x2433 Robert Bosch LLC Gives Tri-County Grant to Improve Laboratories http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/robert_bosch_LLC_gives_tri-county_grant_to_improve_laboratories_.xml Executives from the Bosch plant in Anderson visited Tri-County Technical College April 9 to present a $100,000 check for enhancements to the Mechatronics and Industrial Electronics Technology labs. In return, the College has renamed the labs, Robert Bosch Mechatronics Lab and the Robert Bosch Industrial Electronics Technology Lab, respectively. 20140409T16:00:00 x2440 Forty Students Named to Academic Distinction List for Fall 2013 Semester http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/forty_students_named_to_academic_distinction_list_for_fall_2013_semester_.xml Forty students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Academic Distinction List for fall 2013. To be eligible for the Academic Distinction List, a student must be enrolled in six to eleven credit hours for two consecutive terms, and earn at least twelve credit hours during the two consecutive terms, with a grade of A in each attempted course. 20140410T16:00:00 x2441 Three Hundred and Eighty Students Named to Dean’s List for Fall 2013 Semester http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/three_hundred_and_eighty_students_named_to_dean’s_list_for_fall_2013_semester_.xml Three hundred and eighty students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester.To be eligible for the Dean’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 3.50 – 3.99; cannot earn a “F,” “WF,” or “U” grade for courses numbered 100 or below, MAT 150 or ENG 150. 20140410T16:00:00 x2442 One Hundred and Ninety-two Students Named to President’s List for Fall 2013 Semester http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/one_hundred_and_ninety-two_students_named_to_president’s_list_for_fall_2013_semester.xml One hundred and ninety-two students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s President’s List for fall 2013.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; and cannot earn an “F,” “WF,” or “U” grade for courses numbered 100 or below, MAT 150 or ENG 150. 20140410T16:00:00 x2443 Scholarships Help Tri-County Student Transform Her Life http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/scholarships_help_tri-county_student_transform_her_life.xml In 2009 National Merit Scholar Lindsey Morris was awarded full academic and athletic scholarships and headed to the University of Delaware to begin her freshman year in college. The goal was to study equine medicine and compete as a member of the university’s rowing team. 20140411T16:00:00 x2444 Early Childhood Development Program to Host Family Literacy Event April 26 at Anderson Campus http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/ecd_to_host_family_literacy_event.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) program will host a family literacy event with interactive learning and play stations Saturday, April 26, at the Anderson Campus. 20140415T16:00:00 x2445 Veterinary Technology Adoption Day is April 23 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/veterinary_technology_adoption_day_is_april_23.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Department will hold a Pet Adoption Day Wednesday, April 23, from 2 - 6 p.m. at Halbert Hall on Tri-County Technical College's Pendleton Campus. 20140416T16:00:00 x2447 Oncology Nurse Says Tri-County Classes Prepared Him for Second Bachelor’s Degree http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Oncology_Nurse_Says_Tri-County_Classes_Prepared_Him_for_Second_Bachelor’s_Degree.xml --- Rich Snead will be the first to admit that there were fears and uncertainty associated with leaving his longtime and lucrative position as an insurance executive in Manhattan and moving to South Carolina to contemplate a return to college and a third career change. 20140422T16:00:00 x2448 Tri-County Technical College Commission Elects Officers http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Tri-County_Technical_College_Commission_Elects_Officers.xml Tri-County Technical College's Commission, its governing board, elected officers for 2014 at its April meeting. 20140422T16:00:00 x2449 Tri-County’s Annual 5K Run Salutes Veterans http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Tri-County’s_Annual_5K_Run_Salutes_Veterans.xml Tri-County Technical College’s annual road race, set for May 17, has a new name and a refocused purpose, raising funds to support scholarships and services for student veterans. Renamed the Tri-County Patriot Run, the College’s 5K Race and One-Mile Run/Walk will be at the Anderson Campus on Armed Forces Day, May 17, at 8 a.m. 20140424T16:00:00 x2450 Michelin Chairman and President Pete Selleck Is Commencement Speaker http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Michelin_Chairman_and_President_Pete_Selleck_Is_Commencement_Speaker_.xml Michelin Chairman and President Pete Selleck will deliver Tri-County Technical College's spring commencement address Thursday, May 8, at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center. 20140429T16:00:00 x2451 Mandy Hanks Receives Adjunct Faculty Presidential Award http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Mandy_Hanks_Receives_Adjunct_Faculty__Presidential_Award_.xml Mandy Hanks, an adjunct instructor in Tri-County Technical College’s Expanded Duty Dental Assisting program, received the College’s 2014 Adjunct Faculty Presidential Award May 6. 20140507T16:00:00 x2453 Honor Student Graduates Debt Free with Automotive Technology Degree http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Honor_Student_Graduates_Debt_Free_with_Automotive_Technology_.xml Jeremy Davies isn’t the type to sit still and let a good opportunity pass him by. 20140512T16:00:00 x2455 Veterinary Technology Graduate One of Two Chosen for Large Animal Internship at UT http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Veterinary_Technology_Graduate_One_of_Two__Chosen_for_Large_Animal_Internship_at_UT_.xml An upcoming large animal internship at the University of Tennessee will be an excellent training ground for Bonnie Johnson’s long-term career goal of working as a credentialed veterinary technician for the U.S. Equestrian Olympic Team. 20140512T16:00:00 x2456 Career Change Brings Multiple Job Offers for Mechatronics Graduate http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Career_Change_Brings_Multiple_Jobs_Offers_for_Mechatronics_Graduate.xml Licensed homebuilder Steve Sutton spent the better part of 2012 looking for a job. 20140512T16:00:00 x2457 Crescent Seniors Receive College Certificates at Tri-County Graduation http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Crescent_Seniors_Receive_College_Certificates_at_Tri-County_Graduation.xml Justin Parnell joined Tri-County Technical College graduates in Tri-County Technical College’s spring commencement lineup May 8 to receive a college credential – before he graduates from Crescent High School. 20140512T16:00:00 x2458 Doug Wilson Receives 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Doug_Wilson_Receives_2014_Distinguished_Alumni_Award.xml Doug Wilson is energized by investing in others’ lives, whether it’s building race cars with his teenage nephew on weekends, mentoring and teaching young associates through his job at Robert Bosch in Anderson or leading the men’s ministry group at his church. 20140512T16:00:00 x2459 Joan Kalley Receives Presidential Medallion for Instructional Excellence http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Joan_Kalley_Receives_Tri-County_Technical_College’s__Presidential_Medallion_for_Instructional_Excellence.xml --- Joan Kalley, English instructor at Tri-County Technical College, was honored May 8 with the highest award presented to the faculty. She received the Presidential Medallion for Instructional Excellence at the College's spring commencement. 20140512T16:00:00 x2460 Five Hundred and Eighty Graduate at Tri-County’s Spring Commencement http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Five_Hundred_and_Eighty_Graduate_at_Tri-County’s_Spring_Commencement.xml When Michelin announced in 2012 it would build a new Earthmover tire plant in Anderson County, Michelin Chairman and President Pete Selleck challenged his team to hire as many local maintenance technicians as possible. 20140512T16:00:00 x2461 Stormie Moore Reflects on Journey from High School Dropout to Honor Grad http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Stormie_Moore_Reflects_on_Journey_from_High_School_Dropout_to_Honor_Grad.xml The last day of final exams for Tri-County Technical College associate degree nursing graduate Stormie Moore was tough. She wasn’t struggling with academics and last-minute projects, but was feeling ambivalent in terms of letting go of people who had become like family and a place that she fondly calls her second home. 20140513T16:00:00 x2462 Tri-County Team Tells Conference Attendees Collaboration with Industry Is Key to Producing Work-Ready Graduates http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/automation_conference.xml Most of the 200 attendees at the recent international Automation Conference 2014 are facing the same day-to-day challenge – finding and hiring individuals with 21st century workplace skills. They were eager to hear how Tri-County Technical College’s collaboration with industry leaders on curriculum changes and developing work-based learning opportunities, like scholars programs, co-ops, internships and apprenticeships, have been the key to producing work-ready graduates. 20140618T16:00:00 x2470 Veterinary Technology Adoption Day is July 17 http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Veterinary_Technology_Adoption_Day_is_July_17.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Department will hold a Pet Adoption Day Thursday, July 17, from 2 - 6 p.m. at Halbert Hall on the Pendleton Campus. 20140714T16:00:00 x2506 @Aunt FAE Answers Financial Aid Questions Via Tri-County Twitter Account http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Aunt_FAE_Answers_Financial_Aid_Questions_Via_Tri-County_Twitter_Account.xml With fall semester just six weeks away, the phones in Tri-County Technical College’s Financial Aid office are ringing off the hook with returning, prospective, and current students, along with parents and the general public, calling with questions about FAFSA deadlines, scholarship requirements, and debt management.Instead of waiting on hold or e-mailing your questions, you can get instant answers via social media through a new Tri-County Twitter Account called @AuntFAE (Financial Aid Expert). 20140715T16:00:00 x2508 Dr. Ronnie L. Booth to Address Graduates at Summer Commencement http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Dr_Ronnie_L_Booth_to_Address_Graduates_at_Summer_Commencement.xml Dr. Ronnie L. Booth, president of Tri-County Technical College, will deliver the College's summer commencement address Thursday, July 31, at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center. 20140718T16:00:00 x2511 Ninety Three Named to Academic Distinction List for Spring 2014 Semester http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Ninety_Three_Named_to__Academic_Distinction_List_for_Spring_2014_Semester_.xml Ninety-three students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Academic Distinction List for spring 2014. To be eligible for the Academic Distinction List, a student must be enrolled in six to eleven credit hours for two consecutive terms, and earn at least twelve credit hours during the two consecutive terms, with a grade of A in each attempted course. 20140730T16:00:00 x2512 One Hundred and Eighty-Six Students Named to President’s List for Spring 2014 Semester http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/One_Hundred_and_Eighty-Six_Students_Named_to_President’s_List_for_Spring_2014_Semester.xml One hundred and eighty-six students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s President’s List for spring 2014.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; and cannot earn an “F,” “WF,” or “U” grade for courses numbered 100 or below, MAT 150 or ENG 150. 20140730T16:00:00 x2514 Early Childhood Education Student Graduates Debt-Free With T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship, Financial Aid http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Early_Childhood_Education_Student_Graduates__Debt-Free_With_TEACH_Scholarship_Financial_Aid_.xml It wasn’t until Michelle Vaughn was in her late 20’s, married and with two small children that she began to re-evaluate her career choice and decided to enroll in Tri-County Technical College’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) program. 20140801T16:00:00 x2515 Same Strategies, Plans Used to Earn Degree Can Be Applied to Personal, Professional Lives, President Booth Tells Graduates http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Same_Strategies_Plans_Used_to_Earn_Degree_Can_Be_Applied_to__Personal_Professional_Lives_President_Booth_Tells_Graduates.xml Achieving an important goal, like earning a college degree, requires developing a plan and setting goals, coupled with discipline, perseverance and hard work, President Ronnie L. Booth told Tri-County Technical College’s graduates in his summer commencement address. 20140804T16:00:00 x2516 Veterinary Technology Team at Tri-County Retires http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Veterinary_Technology_Team_at_Tri-County_Retires.xml For more than 20 years, they’ve been best friends. For the last ten, they’ve been co-workers and teammates, working toward a common goal of making Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology program the best in the United States. When Dr. Peggy Champion assumed the role of Department Head/Veterinarian in 2004, she and longtime instructor and Licensed Veterinary Technician (L.V.T.) Christee Williams made a pact – they agreed to retire at the same time. That moment has come – and it’s is bittersweet for both. 20140805T16:00:00 x2517 Ann Hall Receives Presidential Medallion for Staff Excellence http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Ann_Hall_Receives_Presidential_Medallion_for_Staff_Excellence.xml Ann Hall, accounting manager for the Business Affairs Division at Tri-County Technical College, was honored Thursday (August 14) with the highest award given for staff excellence at the College. 20140815T16:00:00 x2518 Pickens County Businesses and Industries Invited to August 27 Workforce Opportunity Summit http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Pickens_County_Businesses_and_Industries_Invited__to_August_27_Workforce_Opportunity_Summit_.xml Pickens County businesses and industries are invited to a workforce opportunity summit August 27 to discuss the skills and competencies needed to compete in today and tomorrow’s workplace. They also will learn how work-based learning and apprenticeships can supply their workforce needs. 20140815T16:00:00 x2519 Media Technology and Arts Named Advisory Committee of the Year http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Media_Technology_and_Arts_Named_Advisory_Committee_of_the_Year.xml The work of Tri-County Technical College’s Media Technology and Arts Advisory Committee in helping to redesign the program’s curriculum as it moved in the direction of multimedia and content creation earned them the honor of advisory committee of the year. 20140815T16:00:00 x2520 Tri-County’s Licensed Practical Nursing Program Receives Continued Eight-Year Accreditation http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Tri-County’s_Licensed_Practical_Nursing_Program__Receives_Continued_Eight-Year_Accreditation.xml Tri-County Technical College’s Licensed Practical Nursing program received a continued eight-year accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) at its July meeting. This is the highest recommendation a program can receive from its accrediting body. 20140821T16:00:00 x2521 The Grainger Foundation Supports Tri-County Technical College, Welding Department http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/The_Grainger_Foundation_Supports__Tri-County_Technical_College_Welding_Department.xml The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation, donated $5,000 to Tri-County Technical College in support of the expansion of the cutting lab in its Welding department. 20140821T16:00:00 x2522 Tri-County’s Foundation Board Welcomes Two New Members http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Tri-County’s_Foundation_Board_Welcomes_Two_New_Members.xml Two Anderson County community leaders have been elected to serve on Tri-County Technical College’s Foundation Board of Directors. 20140825T16:00:00 x2531 Two Pickens County Residents Appointed to College’s Commission http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/Two_Pickens_County_Residents_Appointed_to__Tri-County_Technical_College’s_Commission.xml Two Pickens County residents have been appointed to Tri-County Technical College’s Commission, the nine-member governing board of the College.Governor Nikki R. Haley appointed Dr. Valerie Ramsey, of Easley, and Tom Hendricks, of Liberty, to the Commission, effective April 2014. Their terms expire July 2017. 20140903T16:00:00 x2534 CMT Network Partners with Tri-County to Empower Education http://tctc.edu//About_TCTC/Media/News_Releases/CMT_Network_Partners_with_Tri-County_to_Empower_Education.xml Tri-County Technical College is one of 20 community colleges nationwide selected to participate as a partner in Country Music Television (CMT)’s Empowering Education campaign. 20140911T16:00:00 x2544