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Friday, March 21, 2014


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

CONTACT:  MARY JOHNSTON, 646-1808 or mjohnsto@tctc.edu
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            3/21/2014
                                                                                               (By Lisa Garrett)

            PENDLETON --- 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.

            "We want our students to connect with successful graduates at this event and to talk with them about their jobs and career opportunities. The goal is to educate the students about career pathways and to network with people who have been there, done that, and who have walked in their shoes," said Mary Johnston, director of alumni relations at the College.

             Participating in the panel discussion are: 

            Christy Allen, a 2001 associate degree nursing major, who is an R.N. at Hospice of the Upstate;

            Patrick Ballieu, a recent Clemson University Industrial Management graduate, who started his studies in the Bridge to Clemson program at Tri-County and is a training specialist at Bosch;

            Dana Griffith, a 1983 Radio and Television Broadcasting graduate and the College's first Alumni Association president. She went on to earn B. S. and M.Ed. degrees from Clemson University and now is a speech instructor at Tri-County.;  

            Rodney Jones, a 2000 Industrial Electronics Technology (IET) graduate, who is maintenance manager at Glen Raven and an adjunct IET instructor for Tri-County;

            Rachel Saylor, a 2013 Administrative Office Technology graduate, who is a client care/closing coordinator at Chappelear & Associates, Keller Williams Western Upstate;

            Michael Smith, a 1987 Criminal Justice graduate, who is director of community development at the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and an Alumni Association board member;

            Doug Wilson, a 1991 Electronics Engineering Technology graduate, who is senior associate development specialist at Robert Bosch Corporation's Anderson plant;  

            Career Services will be available to give workshops on resume writing, interviewing skills, using LinkedIn and other networking resources.

            For more information, contact Mary Johnston at 646-1808 or mjohnsto@tctc.edu.

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Rebecca Eidson
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864-646-1507
reidson@tctc.edu

Lisa Garrett
Public Relations Associate
864-646-1506
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