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Press Release                                                                                        

Date: May 31, 2022

Contact: Lisa Garrett, lgarrett@tctc.edu

(By Lisa Garrett)

Alumnus Dr. Smith Heavner Addresses TCTC’s Class of 2022

CLEMSON --- In his remarks to Tri-County Technical College’s Class of 2022, alumnus Dr. Smith Heavner told the graduates to expect feelings of self-doubt as they make their way into the workforce and beyond, but warned them not to let those feelings of insecurity get the better of them. “The imposter syndrome (defined as an internal experience of doubting yourself and feeling like a fraud) happens to everyone,” said Dr. Heavner, who currently serves as the scientific director of the CURE Drug Repurposing Collaboratory, an international research consortium.  Eight hundred and fifty-seven graduates from fall 2021 and spring 2022 were eligible to receive degrees, diplomas and certificates at Littlejohn Coliseum May 14.

“The imposter syndrome is that feeling that you’re not good enough, that you are making it up as you go along, but everyone else knows what they are doing. You will question whether you are qualified, capable. You will think I am making this up as I go along.  The secret is we are all making this up as we go along,” said Dr. Heavner.

“But your education, your training gives you the tools and resources to make better guesses about what to do.  The purpose of higher education isn’t to give you all the answers.  It is to help you understand what you do not know and to train you to find the information you need to make a decision. Don’t let the imposter syndrome get the better of you.  You are qualified, you are ready, you are capable.”

Even to this day Dr. Heavner, a public health scientist who is also a registered nurse with more than a decade of clinical experience, specializing in emergency and critical care nursing, says he repeats those words to himself. 

“I didn’t always make all the right choices,” he said. Nearly two decades ago 17-year-old Heavner met Jennifer Beattie (now Hulehan), then a TCTC English instructor who was teaching a dual enrollment class at D. W. Daniel High School, where Heavner was a student. 

He says he remembers the day Hulehan told him he had written a college-level paper. “She said I should be proud of my work. I vividly remember her saying that I would succeed in college -- not just that I should enroll in college,” he said. He decided he would be a nurse aide and figure things out from there.

He enrolled at TCTC, recognizing that small classes and better relationships with instructors were a plus. In 2008, Heavner was pursuing his associate degree in nursing but failed an obstetrics class. “It knocked me out of the program. I had never failed before,” he said. He didn’t give up, and after receiving a practical nursing degree in 2010 and passing the state board exam, he transitioned back into the ADN program. He earned his associate degree in nursing in 2012 and passed the NCLEX with ease.

“It took me six years to finish but my choice of school, our choice of school, made it possible for me to make it through. They assured me that my past failures didn’t define me, that I deserved to be there,” he said.

“My mistakes were not limited to the classroom. I felt like an imposter everywhere,” he said, recounting an incident when as  a student working as a nursing assistant, he froze during an emergency.  He said his colleagues coached and supported him. “With their mentorship and the education I received at Tri-County, I learned to manage that stress, that panic of being an imposter. I began to learn how to control that fear, the anxiety of being an imposter at the same school as you.”

He went on to earn a bachelor of science in nursing from Clemson University in 2014. He earned a doctor of philosophy from Clemson University in 2021, and currently he is engaged in the Global Clinical Scholars Program at Harvard Medical School.

Anderson County

From Anderson:

Anthony Abernathy, Mechatronics Technology; K'resa Janese Adams, Administrative Office Technology; Tyler Madison Adams, Business Administration; Melanie Aguilar, Media Arts Production; Alexis Alba, Technical Operators I; Caleb Hunter Allgood, General Technology - Welding; Madison Erin Angle, Nursing; Dillon Michael Applewhite, Technical Operators II; Tylor Adam Aros, SMA Structural Welding; Karson Rose Atkin, Associate in Science; Heidi Lauren Aycock, Nursing; Paige Trinity Barnes, University Studies; Terrance Josiah Beaty, Technical Operators I; Nevin Jerrell Belcher, Media Arts Production; Quinton Kafele Tarius Black, Manufacturing Production I; Jasmine Jones Blanding, Manufacturing Management and Leadership; Lindsey Blair Branyon, Administrative Office Technology; Nicholas Jesse Bravo, Associate in Science; Riley Brickman, Computer Technology - Network Systems Management Emphasis; Tommy Joe Brister, Nursing; Magen Elizabeth Broughton, University Studies; Austin Randall Brown, General Engineering Technology; Mitchel Lee Webster Brown, Criminal Justice Technology; Zachary Gage Brown, Technical Operators I; Ceairra Leqeshia Burden, Accounting; Catherine Alice Burdette, University Studies; John Caleb Burgin, Computer Technology - Software and Web Development Emphasis; LaMont Antwan Butcher, Jr., University Studies; Amber Byrum, Veterinary Technology; Skylar Eve Cameron, Business Administration; Luis A. Castaneda-Vilchez, Industrial Electronics Technology; Cameron Walker Cavedo, University Studies; Jakeim Demetruis Chapman, Industrial Electronics Technology; Jacob Michael Chastain, Mechatronics Technology; Monica Shekia Clark, Early Care and Ed Assist; Jasmine LeSheila Clinkscales, University Studies; Malina Emily Cobb, Associate in Science; Zachary Alan Coker, Media Arts Production; Caleb Preston Cook, University Studies; Justin Copeland, University Studies; Traymesha Drunshay Cowans, Early Care and Education; Camden Gailen Cox, General Engineering Technology; Gabrielle L. Crane, Personal Care Aide; Jacqueline Hannah Dillon, Emergency Medical Technology; Ansley Elizabeth Dixon, Associate in Science; Garrett Logan Donald, University Studies; Shannon Hope Drew, Emergency Medical Technology; Ciera Lyn Dudziak, Business Foundations; Lauren Edmonds, Associate in Science; Alexis Taylor Ellington, Associate in Science; Kimaka La'Chelle Evans, Associate in Science; Skyvens Lee Francique, Mechatronics Technology; Cameron Spencer Franklin, Media Arts Production; Carson Andrew Fulmer, Nursing; Makala Ann Furtick, Associate in Science; Lequan Gagen, University Studies; Viena Garcia-Salazar, University Studies; Tanonka Nikel Geer, Nursing; Braylin Danielle Gillespie, Industrial Electronics Technology; Hunter James Gillespie, Technical Operators I; Destiny Gilliland, Personal Care Aide; Jesse Edmond Grabb, Nursing; Jacob A. Guthrie, Nursing; De'Andra Kayoka Haliey, University Studies; Ericka Danielle Hamby, University Studies; Julia Aiken Hamilton, Associate in Arts; Tanner Bryce Harbin, Nursing; Silas Grady Harris, Mechatronics Technology; Allie Jaymes Hartman, University Studies; Stacy Kenyatta Hatten, Early Care and Education; Josie Oubre Haynie, Nursing; Calder Helfrich, SMA Structural Welding; Kayla Melissa Hembree, Administrative Office Technology - Medical Emphasis; Christopher M. Henderson, Technical Operators I; Maria Hernandez, University Studies; Anayely Hernandez-Alvarez, Associate in Science; Braiden Lawson Hill, Media Arts Production; Haley Christine Holder, University Studies; Davin Joel Horn, Business Administration - Management Emphasis; Ashlyn Tea Hosea, University Studies; Robert Seth Howell, University Studies; Shanna Marie Hudson, University Studies; Tia Desarae Hull, University Studies; Cameron Michael Hulme, University Studies; Erin Smith Hyers, Nursing; Julia Grace Jaminet, University Studies; Colby William Jenkins, Mechatronics Technology; Alissa Merideth Johnson, University Studies; Mylisha Tyerra Johnson, Associate in Science; Benjamin Bryce Jones, Computer Technology - Network Systems Management Emphasis; Jason Lee Jones, Mechatronics Technology; Haley Ashton Jordan, Nursing; Hunter William Keel, Mechatronics Technology; Ashlyn L. Kelley, Associate in Science; Nathan Blake Kelley, Mechatronics Technology; Loni Lynn King, Nursing; Bryce Thomas Krakos, University Studies; Freia R. Lademora, Associate in Arts; Jordan Latimer, Business Administration; Caleb Christopher Latsch, Mechatronics Technology; Aliza Martinez Lee, Associate in Arts; Reuben Legkodukh, Business Administration - Marketing Emphasis; Gabriel Allen Liddell, Mechatronics Technology; Aiden Reginald Luper, SMA Structural Welding; Morgan Langer Malcolm, Nursing; Hattia Annacia Marshall, Early Care and Education; Aiden Carson Mathews, Mechatronics Technology; Generia Tesshea Mattress Adams, Media Arts Production; Wyatt Philip Maus, University Studies; Malina R. McCann, University Studies; Kealin Drake McCauley, Technical Operators I; Nathan Eric McCullough, Mechatronics Technology; Jamie Alicia McDowell, Business Administration; Zachary Wright McIntosh, Mechatronics Technology; Brandon Wayne Mcalister, Business Administration - Management Emphasis; Casey Lorraine Mclellan, Personal Care Aide; Anthony Andrew Melnik, Associate in Science; Alexander Gordon Miller, HVAC Apprentice; Collin Lawrence Milstead, University Studies; Jacob Tyler Moon, Mechatronics Technology; Amber Nichole Moore, Business Administration - Management Emphasis; Austin Tyler Moore, Mechatronics Technology; Katherine Marie Moore, University Studies; Reginald Austin Mucci, Nursing; Larisa P. Nechitaylo, Nursing; Tran Ngoc Nguyen, University Studies; Emily Carol Norris, Administrative Office Technology; Tamia Shelia Osborne, Associate in Arts; Colby Blaise Owens, Police Pre-Academy Training; Samantha Baylee Palmer, University Studies; Lydia Marie Peeples, Business Administration - Marketing Emphasis; Logan Alexis Perry, Associate in Science; Courtney Michelle Petty, Nursing; Aaleeyah Kristyna Pickens, Personal Care Aide; Amanda Sheree Pruitt, Accounting - Office Specialist; Jacob Hunter Ramsey, University Studies; Andrew James Reid, Technical Operators I; Charles Rhodes, Intro to Manufacturing Management Technology; Phoebe Joy Rickerd, Bookkeeping; Joseph Hunter Ricketts, Mechatronics Technology; Prilliyah Brishanti Rinnix, Technical Operators I; Zachary Hunter Harley Roach, Mechatronics Technology; Jesse Keith Roberts, University Studies; Ehrycka L. Robinson, University Studies; Jennifer Rodriguez Vargas, Associate in Science; Gabrielle Grace Rogers, Veterinary Technology; Christine A. Ross, Practical Nursing; Curtis James Rozell, Manufacturing and Continuous Process Improvement; Alisha Whitney Rumbos, University Studies; Hailey Marie Sanchez, Associate in Arts; Bryson Lee Sanders, Mechatronics Technology; Collin Ellerbe Sanders, Mechatronics Technology; Trenton Anthony Seaver, SMA Structural Welding; Christian Paul Sevakis, Business Administration - Management Emphasis; Caroline Elizabeth Sexton, Associate in Science; Savannah Taylor Sharpe, Administrative Office Technology - Medical Emphasis; William Boyd Shirley, University Studies; Olusewa Eniola Shongotosin, Nursing; Mary Ellison Silvey, Nursing; Kristi Nicole Sizemore, Administrative Office Technology - Medical Emphasis; Jessica Renee Slaton, Nursing; Shannon Oleithia Sloan, Early Care and Education; Ariel Erikah Smith, University Studies; Christian Blake Justin Smith, Medical Lab Technology; Christian Gail Smith, Nursing; Crystal Dawn Smith, Manufacturing Management and Leadership; Jakob Smith, Surgical Technology; Katy-Lynn Ashley Snyder, Associate in Arts; Tiffany Raynelle Speer, Associate in Arts; Jeffrey Michael Stamey, Computer Technology - Software and Web Development Emphasis; Zachary Allen Stevens, University Studies; Ashley Elizabeth Stimens, Veterinary Technology; Alana Makel Stone, Nursing; Dillon Mack Stovall, Technical Operators I; Kendal Hope Sugden, Nursing; Edgar Enrique Taylor, Mechatronics Technology; Yuniqua Keanna Thompson, Associate in Arts; Michelle Emily Thrasher, Associate in Science; Madison Lynn Timms, Early Care and Education; Zachery Orion Timms, Technical Operators I; Brittany C. Tipton, Business Administration; Wyatt Michael Todd, University Studies; Steven Tran, University Studies; Julia Marie Trutwin, Veterinary Technology; Hannah Maree Vickery, Associate in Arts; Morgan McClain Waldrop, Nursing; Ethan Louis Walker, Associate in Arts; Stelen Watkins, Mechatronics Technology; Regan Watts, University Studies; Morgan Butler Webb, Nursing; Morgan Elizabeth Wendt, Practical Nursing; Cory A. Wheeler, Mechatronics Technology; Levi David Whitfield, Technical Operators I; Leala Sheree Wiles, Administrative Office Technology; Christian Gage Williams, Mechatronics Technology; Hillary Shanice Williams, Practical Nursing; Melody Janine Williams, Personal Care Aide; Taylor Marie Williams, Practical Nursing; Weslee Norris Williams, Technical Operators I; Bailee Ann Williamson, Nursing; Caelyn Mari Wilson, Associate in Science; Cassidy Brianne Wilson, Nursing; and Thomas John Wurst, III, Mechatronics Technology

From Belton:

Gerek Richard Acker, SMA Structural Welding; Kathryn G. Barnes, University Studies; Dulce Janet Benitez, Business Administration; Kristie L. Blackwell, Associate in Science; Jackson Darby Bryant, Mechatronics Technology; Jessica Leigh Burdette, University Studies; Logan Scott Burgess, Technical Operators I; Malik Nasir Calhoun, Technical Operators I; Riley A. Devall, Computer Technology - Network Systems Management Emphasis; Kathryn Mykal Drake, University Studies; Camden Richard Frailey, Mechatronics Technology; Haley Erin Gravina, University Studies; Julianne Elizabeth Hatchett, Criminal Justice Technology - Law Enforcement Operations Emphasis; Jason Dean Hawkins, Mechatronics Technology; Jamie Elizabeth Holliday, Computer Technology - Cybersecurity and Forensics Emphasis; Sarah Gracelynn Thornwell Hooper, University Studies; Harley Marie Johnson, University Studies; Collin Timothy Mullen, Mechatronics Technology; Philip Vladimir Pakhnyuk, Mechatronics Technology; Savannah Grace Porter, Technical Operators I; Dominica Michelle Rider, Practical Nursing; Hunter Ray Saville, Technical Operators I; Daken LaShon Swinger, Computer Technology - Cybersecurity and Forensics Emphasis; William Dale Tench, Mechatronics Technology; and Quawonicka S. Thompson, Associate in Science

From Honea Path:

Dallas Lehron Kelley, Technical Operators I; Gabrielle Maria Knox, Associate in Arts; Noah Phillip Magaha, Industrial Electronics Technology; Shane Ranson Poore, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology; Hunter Marcus Swift, Technical Operators I; Analeece Nachole Whitfield, Criminal Justice Technology - Law Enforcement Operations Emphasis; and Maurio Tremaine Willingham, Media Arts Production

From Iva:

Hayden Alexander Arnold, Technical Operators II; Samuel Trace Center, Mechatronics Technology; Tyler Gray Evatt, Mechatronics Technology; Gabriel Jusus Grindstaff, HVAC Apprentice; Bailee Rhea Hall, Veterinary Technology; Luis Giovani Palma, University Studies; Jayden Allen Wayne Phillips, Technical Operators I; James R. Powell, III, Business Administration - Management Emphasis; Isaac Logan Shaw, SMA Pipe Welding; Jaiden Aaron Lee Smith, Technical Operators I; Ethan Kenneth Whitaker, Technical Operators I; Leigha Diane Williamson, Surgical Technology; and Casey Helen Wood, Early Care and Education

From Pelzer:

Kimberly D. Jeanes, Associate in Arts; Sydney Marie Jeanes, Associate in Arts; Boyce Lee Roulette, Computer Technology - Software and Web Development Emphasis; and Maureen Shanek Rush, University Studies

From Pendleton:

Breanna Lynn Allen, Associate in Arts; Thomas Reed Batson, General Engineering Technology; Dawson Chandler Brock, Business Administration; Ben Christopher Colvin, Mechatronics Technology; Kenneth Lamar Cushing, Jr., Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology; Chyenne Storm Dacus, University Studies; Zackary Boone Finger, Accounting; Jerrod Tyree Galloway, Industrial Electronics Technology; Courtney Alysia Lee Greene, Practical Nursing; Aleah Araceli Harper, Mechatronics Technology; Alek Nathaniel Harvey, Computer Technology - Software and Web Development Emphasis; Isabell Kay, University Studies; Danielle Terese Lapp, Associate in Arts; Kyung Haeng Lee, University Studies; Meghan Taylor Lefils, University Studies; Emma Grace Long, Nursing; Kathryne Rizk Morris, Nursing; Elizabeth Caroline Osborn, Associate in Arts; Heena Kalpesh Patel, Associate in Arts; Hannah Breanne Porter, Associate in Science; Joseph L. Redman, Associate in Arts; Noelle Eileene Mary Saylor, University Studies; Palmer Jarrard Shiflett, University Studies; Jordan Lafune Worden, General Engineering Technology; David Anthony Wrenn, Mechatronics Technology; and Tiffany Yeomans, Nursing

From Piedmont:

Lauren Ashley Adams, Nursing; LeAsia Satoria Cannon, Practical Nursing; Isaac David Franklin, Associate in Science; Grant Gordon Lavore, Business Administration; Caroline Mccall Lister, University Studies; James Connor Merck, University Studies; Joel Matthew Miller, Associate in Science; Landon Neal Nations, Technical Operators I; Karli O'Neill, Veterinary Technology; John Grayson Porter, University Studies; Justus Ray Simpson, University Studies; and Catherine Collins Starks, Nursing

From Starr:

Chavid Lee Carlson, Mechatronics Technology; Kaetlin Charle Carnes, Business Administration - Marketing Emphasis; Nolan Hays Crawford, Technical Operators I; Ashlee B. Fuller, Nursing; Bryson Aaron Hoffstetter, Technical Operators I; Noah Luke Hoskins, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology; Shawn Wesley Richmond, Industrial Electronics Technology; and Aquan Shyheim Taylor, Technical Operators I

From Townville:

Robert Scott Coulombe, Associate in Science; Gordon Gardner, Jr., Mechatronics Technology; Ben Bryant McIntire, General Engineering Technology; Brady Alan Mosley, Mechatronics Technology; Tristan Alexander Oubre, Industrial Electronics Technology; Abbigail A. Patterson, Surgical Technology; Alyssa Montez Spearman, Medical Lab Technology; and Alexis Ann White, Nursing

From Williamston:

William Tucker Blackmon, General Technology - Welding; Mary Ann Boggess, Computer Technology - Network Systems Management Emphasis; Hayden Lee Brown, Technical Operators I; Benjamin Claude Cannon, University Studies; Benita Ann Chester, University Studies; Kevin Reed Davenport, Computer Technology - Software and Web Development Emphasis; Brendan Michael Deloria, Associate in Science; Mathilde A. Dorismond, University Studies; Kelsey Jordan Ford, University Studies; Abigail Rose Hopkins, Media Arts Production; Kevin Avery Jackson, Mechatronics Technology; Leia Patricia Kanaan, University Studies; John Phillip Kicklighter, Mechatronics Technology; Britney Cierra Breasaw King, Technical Operators I; Victoria Claire Lollis, Veterinary Technology; Sydney D. Mackey, Business Administration - Management Emphasis; Kiera Faith McGinnis, Business Administration; Savannah Grace Nall, University Studies; Trista Marie Ocker, Emergency Medical Technology; Diana Leticia Palacios, Surgical Technology; Forrest Hunter Vickery, Mechatronics Technology; Joshua P. Walsh, Technical Operators I; and Mikenzie Dawn Whitt, Associate in Arts

Oconee County

From Fair Play:

Allison Elizabeth Anderson, Business Administration - Marketing Emphasis; Ashton McKayla Chupp, Nursing; Jessica Lee Honea, Associate in Arts; Alison Rebecca Jones, University Studies; and Rebecca Reynolds Ratliffe, University Studies

From Mountain Rest:

Erin Leigh Hart, Surgical Technology; Carrie Elizabeth Lee, University Studies; Vanessa Ann McCall, University Studies; Abigail Marie Moore, Nursing; Rozalyn Stipe, Administrative Office Technology - Medical Emphasis; and Mattison Camp White, Nursing

From Newry:

Lindsay Paige Hamilton, Associate in Arts

From Salem:

Joey Alexander, Technical Operators I; Carlos Bustos, Computer Technology - Software and Web Development Emphasis; Sarah Lyn Cline, University Studies; Amanda Lynn Cromer, Personal Care Aide; Amanda Elizabeth Dodge, Nursing; Kaleb Greysen Evans, Technical Operators II; Mohammed Hisham Hassan, University Studies; Jeffrey Mark Jacko, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology; Brandon Scott Johnston, Computer Technology - Software and Web Development Emphasis; Luke Hunter Land, Industrial Electronics Technology; Charles Christopher Page, Manufacturing Production I; and Ian Jeffrey Woodard, Nursing

From Seneca:

Carl R. Beringer, University Studies; Austin Gage Carlton, Associate in Arts; Tyler Joshua Cartee, Mechatronics Technology; Jori Corrine Conry, Veterinary Technology; Joseph Tyler Crane, Engineering Design Technology; Hunter Tyrell Cunningham, Criminal Justice Technology - Paralegal Studies Emphasis; Steven Christopher Davis, Mechatronics Technology; Katherine De La Torre, Practical Nursing; Brandy La Lynn Decorah, Mechatronics Technology; Tara Elizabeth Duncan, Accounting - Office Specialist; Carson Dunton, University Studies; Lucas Anthony Edgar, Mechatronics Technology; Tanner Kyle Finch, University Studies; Dansley Turner Fricks, Practical Nursing; Kyla A. Gibson, Associate in Arts; Jacqueline Jessica Goforth, University Studies; Jackson Todd Grant, University Studies; Charles Henry Griffin, Jr., Associate in Science; Jessica Reagan O'Kelley Gross, Early Care and Education; Moises Hacho, Mechatronics Technology; Rebekka K. Hildebran, Computer Technology - Software and Web Development Emphasis; Kaylee M. Hofferber, Associate in Arts; Katherine Elizabeth Hoshaw, Nursing; Jaden Desco Humphries, University Studies; Heather Marie Hunter, Business Administration; Shailaya Odell Johnson, University Studies; Parker Jay Kendrick, Mechatronics Technology; Ruth Ellen Lee, Practical Nursing; Shayla Nicole Lee, Practical Nursing; Colson Leech, Practical Nursing; Osvaldo Lima Marana, General Engineering Technology; Jacob Dylan Lusk-King, Associate in Science; Kierra Patricia Mackey, Administrative Office Technology - Medical Emphasis; Mckenzie Renee Maffett, University Studies; Emma Leigh Marcengill, Associate in Science; Jonathan Brett Martin, Business Administration; Kenneth Shawn Martin, Manufacturing Management and Leadership; Ashley Deanna Matheson, University Studies; Brennan Michael Mayfield, Associate in Arts; Cheyenne Ryder McDowell, Associate in Science; Phillip Gray Moncus, Automotive Braking Systems; Jakeb Lyle Moore, Industrial Electronics Technology; Shaqalia Janelle Nelson, University Studies; Amy Anne Nichols, Associate in Arts; Victoria Elizabeth O'Donnell, Medical Lab Technology; Jacob Alexander Ortega, Mechatronics Technology; Silvia Ortega, Accounting; Joshua Mckale Pierce, Nursing; Pamela Walker Poole, University Studies; Melody Carol Proffitt, Administrative Office Technology - Medical Emphasis; Linda Jemima Ranulfo, University Studies; Alethea Abigail Rivera, University Studies; Mitchell Anthony Rokosz, University Studies; Emily Grayson Rose, Nursing; William Paul Rupp, Bookkeeping; Carol Ann Schrader, Administrative Office Technology; Deserae Jewel Schreiber, Practical Nursing; Gayle Laura Shear, Media Arts Production; Elizabeth Nicole Sheehan, Early Care and Education; and Bradley Odell Voyles, Manufacturing Management and Leadership

From Tamassee:

Jackson Avery Dingler, Cisco Network Administrator; Madison Darby Edwards, Nursing; and Benjamin Kelley, CNC Programming and Operations

From Walhalla:

Nathan Christopher Byron Ball, University Studies; Sheryl Mickler Blackwell, Personal Care Aide; Maggie Elizabeth Braswell, University Studies; Brandi Alice Callahan, Nursing; Madisen Kalli Chapman, Business Administration; Bre'Anna Gabriel Cobb, University Studies; Alex Murphy Cox, Mechatronics Technology; Warren Luther Flowers, Technical Operators I; Alissa Paige Franks, University Studies; Hailey Lisa Galvez, University Studies; Heaven Cheyenne Green, Administrative Office Technology - Medical Emphasis; Jael Cesia Jimenez, Associate in Arts; Joseph Alexander Johnston, University Studies; Malek Khalil, Associate in Science; Griffith Douglas Leaphart, Technical Operators I; Samantha Alyssee McLeroy, University Studies; Charner McNeace, Technical Operators I; Benjamin Dean Mckie, Mechatronics Technology; Luke Garrett Moore, Industrial Electronics Technology; Jesse Devan Murphy, CNC Programming and Operations; Bryan Gabriel Olvera, Associate in Science; Sarah Michelle Osteen, University Studies; James Patrick Pitts, Manufacturing Production I; Brooklyn Tierra Poole, University Studies; Madison Grace Rankin, Early Care and Education; Marco Sanchez, Mechatronics Technology; John Pegram Sprouse, University Studies; Parker Anthony Westmoreland, Industrial Electronics Technology; and Bobby Jackson Wood, Business Administration

From West Union:

Anna Alexis Bolding, University Studies; Cheney Latice Davis, Early Care and Education; Madison Nicole Griffin, Associate in Science; Margaret-Ann Ashton Henthorn, Associate in Arts; Sarah McKenzi Holbrooks, Associate in Science; Colin Andrew Keylon, Industrial Electronics Technology; Alexander Niclas Mattsson, Police Pre-Academy Training; Mary E. Phylow, Mechatronics Technology; Tania Rosas Santibanez, University Studies; Yauna Marissa Sanders, Media Arts Production; Brandon Avery Shepard, Technical Operators I; and Kathryn Rose Taylor, University Studies

From Westminster:

Quentin Hayes Adams, Computer Technology - Network Systems Management Emphasis; Jamee L. Blass, University Studies; Katherine Lynn Burrell, Nursing; Khadijah Nichole Carter, Manufacturing Production I; Nicholas Deandre Grant, University Studies; Tiffany Elizabeth Hart, Associate in Science; Khalil Tahrike Jenkins, Industrial Electronics Technology; Brian Knausdorf, Mechatronics Technology; Kaitlyn Leitner, Nursing; Hannah-Grace Oxar Lowe, Associate in Science; Arin E. Marcengill, Nursing; Caitlyn Nicole McGuffin, Nursing; Taylor Noelle McKee, Practical Nursing; Megan Elizabeth McLaughlin, Associate in Science; Hayden Nautile Mercer, Technical Operators I; Denise Maureen Miller, Business Administration - Entrepreneur Emphasis; Dylan Raymond Moore, Engineering Design Technology; Kayla Alexandria Morris, Associate in Science; Amber Nichole Nicholson, Criminal Justice Technology; Gracie Nicole Poe, Administrative Office Technology; Lee Franklin Rogers, University Studies; Megan Brook Ropp, University Studies; Daniel Mark Scheuer, Mechatronics Technology; Rhonda Chambers Small, Nursing; Breleigh Makenzie Smith, Business Administration - Marketing Emphasis; Victor D. K. Stargel, Mechatronics Technology; Christopher Shane Strickland, General Engineering Technology; Justin Matthew Tribble, Mechatronics Technology; and Madison Brooke Yoder, Associate in Science

Pickens County

From Central:

Robert Neil Ashman, Associate in Science; Bailey Baldridge, University Studies; Christopher Ray Barker, Veterinary Technology; Morgan Bish, Associate in Arts; William Howard Bishop, Engineering Design Technology; Katelyn M. Brown, University Studies; Justin Cabrera, University Studies; Vanessa Cabrera, Nursing; Michail Anders Caldwell, University Studies; Jacob A. Cox, Associate in Science; Kirsten Craft, Associate in Arts; Jeffrey Deremo, Associate in Arts; James Caleb Duncan, General Technology - Welding; Kiana C. Edwards, Associate in Science; Jeremy Lawrence Ellenburg, Associate in Arts; Madison Leigh Farahi, Graphic Communications; Carly Marie Gillespie, Associate in Arts; Matthew Lee Harmon, Mechatronics Technology; Heriberto Roman Hernandez, Engineering Design Technology; Adeline MacKenzie Holcombe, University Studies; Carolyn K. Hooper, Media Arts Production; Amanda Elaine Hughes, Veterinary Technology; Briana Ny'Dasia Johnson, Associate in Science; Nolan Dale Johnson, Associate in Arts; Amanda Ray Key, Administrative Office Technology - Medical Emphasis; Charles Ryan Kirksey, University Studies; Breanna Jane Langley, Associate in Science; Lakeshia K. Latimer, Associate in Science; Kayla Kathleen Martin, Nursing; Brianna Ashlee Maw-Hayes, Nursing; Joe Daniel McCreary, SMA Structural Welding; Jordan McDonald, Associate in Arts; Xavier Corin Minor, University Studies; America Anna Murray, Computer Technology - Software and Web Development Emphasis; Nathan Chase Norris, General Technology - Welding; Siddhi Kalpesh Patel, Associate in Science; James Seth Porter, Mechatronics Technology; Kelly Ann Rabideau, Child Care Management; Alexis Grace Rodgers, Nursing; Monique Simmons, Nursing; Elizabeth Michelle Springer, University Studies; Luke Charles Stevens, Mechatronics Technology; Noah Tillotson, Computer Technology - Cybersecurity and Forensics Emphasis; and Grace Elizabeth Vandegrift, Veterinary Technology

From Clemson:

Ian Bradley Altman, University Studies; Hannah Ryanne Barnhardt, Nursing; Emily R. Diersing, Accounting - Office Specialist; Bobby X. Garcia, University Studies; Laurel Rebeckah Iversen, Accounting; Kayla Laurine Kenna, Criminal Justice Technology - Law Enforcement Operations Emphasis; Cooper Jameson McMichael, University Studies; Cooper Thomas Moore, Mechatronics Technology; Lauren Elizabeth Moran, Nursing; Sarah T. Pope, Associate in Arts; Ryan Harrison Porter, University Studies; Amaya Dasani Shaw, Associate in Science; Cody Allen Terrell, Nursing; William Lawson Turner, University Studies; John Thomas Turpin, CNC Programming and Operations; Julia Kristen Van Vlake, University Studies; Keeley M. Wong, University Studies; and Jason Lee Yoder, University Studies

From Easley:

Greg Acatitlan, Jr., Nursing; Jacob Andrew Albertson, Mechatronics Technology; Hana Riley Anderson, Nursing; Storm Wilson Armstrong, SMA Structural Welding; Tiffani Starr Bagwell, Administrative Office Technology; Tabatha Caitlin Baker, Nursing; John Luke Barker, Mechatronics Technology; Kaylee Ann Barnes, University Studies; Kevin L. Bikas, Nursing; Dimitri Blanco, Technical Operators I; Melissa Dawn Brandenberger, University Studies; Christian Edward Brown, Industrial Electronics Technology; John H. Brown, University Studies; Jason Luke Bryant, Mechatronics Technology; Zachary Cole Cantrell, Computer Technology - Network Systems Management Emphasis; Madison Capps, University Studies; Brianna Carman, Business Administration; Ashlyn Taylor Cartee, Nursing; Sabrina Jessica Carter, Nursing; Stefani Rose Cosma, University Studies; Boston Taylor Coutinho, SMA Pipe Welding; Sierra Jasmine Cring, Nursing; Grayson Paul Davis, Associate in Science; William Andrew Davis, Industrial Electronics Technology; Luke Pearson Dayberry, Mechatronics Technology; Julianna F. Dellinger, Nursing; Lindsay A. Duncan, University Studies; Simon Elliott Durham, Mechatronics Technology; Colin Nicholas Edwards, Technical Operators I; Abigail Denae Eppes, SMA Structural Welding; Jason Troy Everhart, Nursing; Caleb Kenyon Fetterly, SMA Structural Welding; Rylee M. Fincannon, Nursing; Sidney Merritt Galloway, Nursing; Levi Kirk Garrett, Industrial Electronics Technology; Emilyn Scarlet Gossett, University Studies; Marlesia Andoria Hall, Nursing; Kimberly Malone Hamlett, Nursing; Jonathan C. Jaynes, Auto Engine Electrical Systems; Madison Grace Jennings, University Studies; Ryan Jackson Jones, HVAC Installer; Mallory Robin Kobza, University Studies; Leilani Lee, Practical Nursing; Dallas Alexander Lewis, University Studies; Adrienne Denise Lomax-Hall, Associate in Arts; Serenity Antwanette Lomax-Jones, Personal Care Aide; Brooklin Dale Looper, Nursing; Brian Conner Lowery, Associate in Arts; Lauren Lynch, Nursing; Ontorio J’Von Martin, Police Pre-Academy Training; Joseph Christain Massey, Mechatronics Technology; Sherryce Lynette Maxwell, Personal Care Aide; Sarah Leann McNeely, Nursing; Hugo Fernando Mejia, SMA Structural Welding; Shania Christine-Ramey Miller, Nursing; Geoffrey Patrick Mitchell, University Studies; Mackenzie Chyanne Morgan, Associate in Science; Neve Benet Morgan, Nursing; Luke Joseph Morris, Computer Technology - Software and Web Development Emphasis; Collin Douglas Morrison, University Studies; Landon Mote, Business Administration - Entrepreneur Emphasis; Crawford Owings, SMA Pipe Welding; Jessica Christine Patterson, Veterinary Technology; Phillip Andrew Pauley, Jr., Computer Technology - Network Systems Management Emphasis; Jason Richard Perry, Mechatronics Technology; Mary Alice Porter, Veterinary Technology; Chance Tristyn Poteat, University Studies; Brandi Alexis Rice, Practical Nursing; William Douglas Richardson, lll, Associate in Science; Brittany Nicole Roberts, Personal Care Aide; Emily Michelle Sauls, Practical Nursing; Joni L. Searcy, Administrative Office Technology; Kelly Vaughan Shelton, Nursing; Jessica Callie Sheppard, University Studies; Joseph John Shulik, II, Criminal Justice Technology; Aaron LeePaul Stillwell, HVAC Apprentice; Jordon K. Thibaudeau, CNC Programming and Operations; Cason James Turner, Technical Operators I; Cathy Sue Turner, Manufacturing Management and Leadership; Evan George Wandtke, Technical Operators I; Taylor G. Webb, Computer Technology - Cybersecurity and Forensics Emphasis; Cynthia Ann Wells, Administrative Office Technology; and Israel Williams, University Studies

From Liberty:

Selena Maria Alejos, Associate in Arts; Tanner Scott Avery, Technical Operators I; Gatlin Drake Bell, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology; James Brandon Bowie, CNC Programming and Operations; Jacob Harrison Brown, Mechatronics Technology; Wade Stanley Childress, III, Technical Operators I; Patrick Chilton, Manufacturing Management and Leadership; Madison Hope Evatt, Business Administration; Casey Patrick Gambrell, Business Administration; Katie Hernandez-Chavez, University Studies; Hannah Alizabeth Holliday, Administrative Office Technology - Medical Emphasis; Kathryn Shea Houston, Nursing; Dalton Gregory Kelley, University Studies; Mason Allen Ladd, SMA Pipe Welding; Cameron A. Lewis, University Studies; Jack Scott Mason, Associate in Science; Jessica Dawn McCoy, Nursing; Nathanial Jennar Pajela, General Engineering Technology; Matthew David Parris, Associate in Science; David Isaac Patterson, Technical Operators I; Savannah Raine Kelly Rayfield, Associate in Arts; Logan Thomas Rich, Media Arts Production; Kara Denise Roesch, University Studies; Erick Alfredo Sanchez Martinez, Mechatronics Technology; Jolin Ash Schecter, Business Administration - Management Emphasis; Jacob Eugene Tester, University Studies; and Amber Deserae Wilson, Nursing

From Pickens:

Jennifer Lee Acosta, Accounting; Liza Danielle Adams, Business Administration - Entrepreneur Emphasis; Bailey Blue Barton, Nursing; Robert Hanselle Bobo, Jr., Mechatronics Technology; Caleb Samuel Bowen, Technical Operators I; Andrew Jacob Bozeman, Technical Operators I; Wyatt Lucas Carlson, Industrial Electronics Technology; Morgan Ashlyn Chapman, Business Administration - Management Emphasis; Amanda Coker, Medical Lab Technology; Grant Miles Durham, Industrial Electronics Technology; Emanuel Garcia, Industrial Electronics Technology; Seth J. Hager, Media Arts Production; Autum Spencer-Dawn Hardin, University Studies; Alicia Elizabeth Heard, University Studies; Celeste Hensley, University Studies; Kaitlyn Mariah Holder, Media Arts Production; Andrew Mark Hyde, Nursing; Katie Elizabeth Lee, Surgical Technology; Faith Ashton Little, Administrative Support; Ethan-Alan Harrison McCollum, Technical Operators I; Rebekah Grace Morgan, Associate in Arts; Jacob Richard Oberstar, Technical Operators I; Drake Heyward Powell, University Studies; Serena Bradale Purser, Business Administration - Entrepreneur Emphasis; Bradie Nicole Reece, CNC Programming and Operations; Lily Isis Rivera, University Studies; Taylor Faryn Robinson, Associate in Science; Felicia Catrice Rogers, Associate in Science; Emory Caden Satterfield, University Studies; Melissa Cheyenne Searcy, University Studies; Mary Shannon Walden, Practical Nursing; and Hunter Nichole Winchester, University Studies

From Six Mile:

Matthew Ryan Alexander, University Studies; Kenneth Madison Byrd, II, Associate in Arts; Caitlin Caroline Pardue Chapman, Nursing; Logan Bradley Crowe, Mechatronics Technology; Hailey Marie Livengood, Associate in Arts; Carson Thomas Mauldin, Engineering Design Technology; Amber Marie Riddle, Early Care and Ed Assist; Troy M. Riddle, Nursing; Erica Chapman Winegard, Nursing; and Crystal Michelle Worley, Practical Nursing

From Sunset:

Jacob Lewis Alexander, Industrial Electronics Technology; Roy Robert Broadwell, CNC Programming and Operations; and Peyton Cole Ellenburg, Industrial Electronics Technology



Natasha Konopadchenko, Business Administration - Operations Management Emphasis; and Jordon Kayla Latham, Veterinary Technology


Austin Bradley Bell, University Studies; Eand than Logan Burkhart, University Studies


Jalyn T. Polite, Associate in Arts


Hollis Ann Harper, University Studies


Samantha Gail Chumley, Practical Nursing


Jerrald Austin Manigault, Industrial Electronics Technology; and Drake Patrick Whetsell, Associate in Science


Jeremy Wayne Padgett, University Studies


Walker Ray Christian, University Studies; and Virginia Elizabeth White, University Studies

Beech Island

Alexis A. Hooper, Associate in Arts


Grant Donovan Lambert, University Studies; and Alexander Lee Tyndall, University Studies


Sara Grace Marbert, Nursing


Avery Jane Taylor, Associate in Arts


Ellie Katherine Ford, Nursing


Shannon McGhee, University Studies


Samuel Bernier Blount, Associate in Arts; Kyrle Alexander Luth, General Technology - Pre-Pharmacy; Nicholas Cunningham Oxley, University Studies; and Katherine Elizabeth Tillman, University Studies


Carson Grace Castor, University Studies


Natalia L. Diaz, Associate in Science


Heidi Savannah Weinzierl, University Studies


Laneshia Pearl Brown, University Studies; Ian Mark Shaver, University Studies; and Elizabeth A. Winchip, University Studies


Trevor Keith Larrimore, University Studies


Layne Andreana Schelest, University Studies

Due West

Ashley Elizabeth Dent, University Studies; and Kelsey Dunn Smith, Nursing


Marshall C. Wagner, University Studies


George Mcclain Terry, Digital Photography


Tyler Austin Belew, University Studies

Fountain Inn

Matthew Vernon Rodgers, Jr., Mechatronics Technology


Anna Kathryn Jolley, Associate in Arts; Colby Wallace Parker, and Criminal Justice Technology - Law Enforcement Operations Emphasis


Abigail C. Smith, University Studies


Madison Nicole Vause, University Studies

Goose Creek

Amjed A. Yacu, University Studies

Gray Court

Brantley Nicole Armstrong, Associate in Arts


Chelsea Christine Abdelgheny, Associate in Science; Dakota Cheyenne Barringer, Associate in Arts; Deinisha S. Bell, Associate in Science; Kathryn Patricia Besancon, University Studies; Danielle Breau, University Studies; Mario Junior Calderon, Police Pre-Academy Training; Megan Elizabeth Chandler, University Studies; Shelby Garbinsky Evans, Nursing; Kori E. Field, Practical Nursing; Shakeia Lashae Gary, University Studies; Jordan Haley Gosnell, Surgical Technology; Hannah Lanette Green, Business Administration; Kendra Renay Green, Mechatronics Technology; Kyra Mangum, Associate in Science; Elijah Grey Morrison, University Studies; Rachel Marceline Gutierrez Octavo, Veterinary Technology; Robert Thomas Reader, Jr., Emergency Medical Technology; Kendall Ann Sieber, Nursing; and Jacob Ryan Swartzel, University Studies


Nicholas H. Karpinski, University Studies; and Tangie Terina Robinson, Administrative Office Technology


Heidi Lynn Betrock, Police Pre-Academy Training; William Tobias Grove, University Studies; James Lee May, II, University Studies; Melissa Melody Page, Nursing; Garrett Wesley Shea, University Studies; and Sydney E. Welton, Nursing


Caroline Alleane Kou Urashima, University Studies


Tabitha J. Bridges, Nursing; and Baylie Jade Phillips, University Studies

Heath Springs

Adrianna Elizabeth Powers, University Studies


Caleb Royce Cook, Industrial Electronics Technology


Ashley J. Majewski, University Studies; and Adam Richard Schiferl, University Studies

Isle of Palms

Kaden Forde Shuman, University Studies; and George Grant Smith, University Studies


Telisha Freeland, Associate in Science


Levi Jacob Crapps, University Studies; Colden Bailey Harman, Associate in Science; Gracie Lynn Howard, Associate in Arts; and James Schneider, Associate in Arts


Caden Alexander Clamp, University Studies; Christen Lee Claytor, Nursing; and Dalton A. Pearce, University Studies


Ronnie Miranda Massey, Nursing


Lani-Grace Rose Powell, Associate in Science


Sarah Caitlin Calhoun, Associate in Science; and Emmalyn Joy McConnell, Associate in Science


Jessica Maya Gomez, Veterinary Technology


Genae Kennedy, Nursing

Mount Pleasant

Wyatt James Bradley, Sr., University Studies; Adam R. Crawford, University Studies; Chase Edward Hunter, HVAC Apprentice; Jay Kevin Kuehmeier, University Studies; and Caroline Brooke Watts, Veterinary Technology

Murrells Inlet

Sarah Grace High, University Studies

Myrtle Beach

Breece Wilson Hortis, University Studies; Maggie Lynn Lambert, University Studies; and Alyssa Marie Zabec, University Studies


Reagan E. Peel, University Studies

No City Listed

Charla Anne Cross, General Technology - Welding; Bryanna Hope Eaves, Surgical Technology; Courtney Rose Gantt, University Studies; Datron Jones, Mechatronics Technology; Bryeton Jason Morris, University Studies; Hannah Marie Schick, University Studies; Theodore Joseph Sulzen, IV, Nursing; Taylor Miriam Triplett, Nursing; and Maxwell Callahan Watson, University Studies


Matthew Quinn Montgomery, Criminal Justice Technology - Law Enforcement Operations Emphasis

Pawleys Island

Grace Carpenter Lewis, Associate in Arts; and Makenzie Rose Mary Mitchell, University Studies


Ava Laine Burton, University Studies

Rock Hill

Kaylee E. Ashley, University Studies; Henry Peyton Massey, General Technology - Welding; Mallory Brooke Pearson, University Studies; and Raegan Victoria Williams, University Studies


Alec Sebastian Batt, University Studies; Abbott Carol Crafts, Surgical Technology; Karissa Faith Cue-Andis, University Studies; Isabella Rose Gonzalez, University Studies; Heather Nicole Johnson, Associate in Arts; Taylor Blease King, Associate in Arts; Payton Elizabeth Lawrence, Surgical Technology; Ashley Renee McDonald-Kelley, Practical Nursing; Martha Chandria Washington, Practical Nursing; Tyler Isaac Wongmanee, Police Pre-Academy Training; and Lizzy Catherine Zito, University Studies


Caedmon James Bunch, Practical Nursing; Nicholas Scott Case, Business Administration - Marketing Emphasis; Grace Evatt Ivester, Veterinary Technology; Jackson Peyton Stevens, University Studies; and Carley Marie Wilson, University Studies


Matthew Jacob Bucayan, University Studies; David A. Griffith, University Studies; Connor C. Lowe, Associate in Arts; and Jacob Stevens Waring, University Studies


Laura Ruth Ackerman, University Studies


Greyson Sanders Cook, University Studies; and Emily Jewel Plumblee, University Studies


Chante Smith, Practical Nursing

Travelers Rest

William McDaniel Hendrix, University Studies; Jasmine Alexandra McMorris, Nursing; and Sydney Anglin Moody, Associate in Science


Grayson Riley Smoak, Associate in Science

West Columbia

Dominique Ashanti Stokes, Associate in Arts


Mitchell Reese Beard, University Studies; AnneMarie Lynn Lardieri, University Studies; Jordan Mackey, Veterinary Technology; and Joshua David McSwain, University Studies


Amber D. Citro, Nursing


About Tri-County Technical College

Tri-County Technical College, a public two-year community and technical college serving Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Counties in South Carolina, enrolls more than 9,000 students annually and offers more than 70 major fields of study, including computer technology, industrial electronics, mechatronics, nursing, and university transfer programs. Tri-County boasts the highest student success rate among two-year colleges in the state and ranks in the top one percent nationally for successful student transfers to four-year colleges and universities. To learn more, visit tctc.edu