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The Grainger Foundation Supports Tri-County Technical College, Welding Department

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.

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Tri-County’s Licensed Practical Nursing Program Receives Continued Eight-Year Accreditation

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.

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Media Technology and Arts Named Advisory Committee of the Year

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.

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Pickens County Businesses and Industries Invited to August 27 Workforce Opportunity Summit

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.

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Ann Hall Receives Presidential Medallion for Staff Excellence

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.

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Veterinary Technology Team at Tri-County Retires

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.

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Same Strategies, Plans Used to Earn Degree Can Be Applied to Personal, Professional Lives, President Booth Tells Graduates

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.

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Early Childhood Education Student Graduates Debt-Free With T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship, Financial Aid

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.

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One Hundred and Eighty-Six Students Named to President’s List for Spring 2014 Semester

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.

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Three Hundred and Eighty-Four Students Named to Dean’s List for Spring 2014 Semester

Three hundred and eighty-four students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Dean’s List for the spring 2014 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 an “F,” “WF,” or “U” grade for courses numbered 100 or below, MAT 150 or ENG 150.

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Ninety Three Named to Academic Distinction List for Spring 2014 Semester

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.

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

Dr. Ronnie L. Booth, president of Tri-County Technical College, will deliver the College's summer commencement address Thursday, July 31, at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center.

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@Aunt FAE Answers Financial Aid Questions Via Tri-County Twitter Account

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).

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Veterinary Technology Adoption Day is July 17

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.

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Tri-County Team Tells Conference Attendees Collaboration with Industry Is Key to Producing Work-Ready Graduates

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.

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Stormie Moore Reflects on Journey from High School Dropout to Honor Grad

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.

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Doug Wilson Receives 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award

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.

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Five Hundred and Eighty Graduate at Tri-County’s Spring Commencement

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.

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Joan Kalley Receives Presidential Medallion for Instructional Excellence

--- 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.

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Crescent Seniors Receive College Certificates at Tri-County Graduation

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.

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Career Change Brings Multiple Job Offers for Mechatronics Graduate

Licensed homebuilder Steve Sutton spent the better part of 2012 looking for a job.

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Veterinary Technology Graduate One of Two Chosen for Large Animal Internship at UT

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.

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Honor Student Graduates Debt Free with Automotive Technology Degree

Jeremy Davies isn’t the type to sit still and let a good opportunity pass him by.

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Mandy Hanks Receives Adjunct Faculty Presidential Award

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.

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Michelin Chairman and President Pete Selleck Is Commencement Speaker

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.

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Tri-County’s Annual 5K Run Salutes Veterans

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.

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Oncology Nurse Says Tri-County Classes Prepared Him for Second Bachelor’s Degree

--- 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.

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Veterinary Technology Adoption Day is April 23

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.

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Early Childhood Development Program to Host Family Literacy Event April 26 at Anderson Campus

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.

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Scholarships Help Tri-County Student Transform Her Life

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.

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One Hundred and Ninety-two Students Named to President’s List for Fall 2013 Semester

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.

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Three Hundred and Eighty Students Named to Dean’s List for Fall 2013 Semester

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.

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Forty Students Named to Academic Distinction List for Fall 2013 Semester

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.

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Robert Bosch LLC Gives Tri-County Grant to Improve Laboratories

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.

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Tri-County Students Can Connect with Successful Grads at April 9 Career Forum

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.

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Tri-County’s Spring Open Golf Tournament Is April 25

The Tri-County Technical College Alumni Association’s Spring Open golf tournament will be Friday, April 25, at Brookstone Meadows in Anderson.

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March 27 Criminal Justice Career Fair Offers Students, Public Chance to Meet Potential Employers

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.

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Tri-County Named a 2014 Back to Work 50+ Participant in AARP Foundation Initiative

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.

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Ninth Annual Bluegrass Concert Is Saturday, April 5

Tri-County Technical College’s Ninth Annual Bluegrass under the Stars concert is Saturday, April 5, at the Pendleton Campus.

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Veterinary Technology Adoption Day Is March 13

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.

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Poet/Novelist Ron Rash Returns to Tri-County for March 12 Reading

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.

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College, Community Dedicate Sole U.S. Reproduction of Rosenwald School at Anderson Campus

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.

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Paul Phelps Receives A. Wade Martin Innovator of the Year Award

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.

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College, Community to Gather February 28 to Dedicate Rosenwald School Reproduction at Tri-County’s Anderson Campus

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.

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Get Help with Filling out FAFSA at February 22 Event

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.

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Welding Program Gets Boost with $50,000 Grant from Duke Energy Foundation

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.

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Tri-County Student Places First in Persuasive Speaker Category at SC Speech and Theater Association’s Annual College Festival Competition

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.

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Sisters Credit Tamassee DAR School with Helping to Rebuild Their Lives, Focus on Their Education at Tri-County

Moriah and Patience Gaines are a study in both perseverance and resilience.

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Oscar Winner Dr. Jerry Tessendorf to Speak at Tri-County February 10

Academy Award winner Dr. Jerry Tessendorf will discuss his computer software used to create water effects in the movie “Life of Pi” in a February 10 presentation at Tri-County Technical College.

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Tri-County Welcomes Three New Deans

Tri-County Technical College welcomes three new deans to its divisions of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Industrial Technology and Student Affairs.

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Tri-County Kicks Off Black History Month February 5

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.

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Three Faculty/Staff Members Honored as Tri-County's Educators of the Year

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.

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Economic Impact Study Says It Pays to Invest in Tri-County

Results of a recent economic impact study commissioned by Tri-County Technical College reinforce that it pays to invest in education.

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Tri-County and SC Works Centers to Host January 10 Job Fair and Training Expo

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.

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SCMC Training Builds Manufacturing Workforce

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.

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Tri-County Foundation Honors Itron with Philanthropist of the Year Award

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.

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Forty-Two Students Named to President’s List for Summer 2013

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.

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Forty Students Named to Dean’s List for Summer 2013 Term

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.

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Forty-Seven Students Named to Academic Distinction List for Summer 2013

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.

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Tri-County Chorus’ Fall Concert is November 22

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.

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College Honors Dr. Ronnie Booth’s Decade of Service as President

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.

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Veterinary Technology Adoption Day is November 21

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.

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Tri-County Technical College Opens Patriots’ Place

“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.

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Crescent Students Get Head Start on College through Tri-County’s New Career Pathway Program

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.

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Robert Bosch President Mike Mansuetti Says STEM Education Is the Key to Our Country’s Economic Prosperity and Success

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.

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Patriots’ Place Offers Resources and Counseling Services for Veterans

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.

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Ready for a Challenge, Wanda White, On-Call Chaplain at AnMed Health, Pursues Degree at Tri-County

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.

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Criminal Justice Program Named in Honor of Henry Harrison

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.

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Partnerships Expand Transfer Opportunities for Tri-County Students

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.

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Poet/Novelist Ron Rash to Give Reading at Tri-County November 6

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.

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Robert Bosch President Mike Mansuetti To Be Annual Report Speaker

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.

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ARC Grant Funds More Welding Booths at Industrial Technology Center

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.

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Dedication Ceremony for Anderson QuickJobs Development Center is October 11

A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Anderson QuickJobs Development Center will be held Friday, October 11, at 10:30 a.m.

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