Press Release                                                                                                                                                   
August 31, 2023

Thirty-Eight Students Named to Tri-County’s

Academic Distinction List for Summer 2023

PENDLETON --- Thirty-eight students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Academic Distinction List for summer 2023.

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.

Based on information at the close of the summer 2023 semester, the following individuals met the requirements for the Academic Distinction List.

Anderson County

From Anderson:

Cameron Christopher Bateman, Audio Production; Cylan Davison Brissey, Mechatronics Technology; Alicia Deniece Cantu, Office Support Specialist; Shereai Raquel Greenlee, Criminal Justice Technology - Paralegal Studies Emphasis; Adam Gregory, Manufacturing Management and Leadership; Edward Joseph Mugerdichian, CNC Programming and Operations; Jessica Pace, Nursing; Carleigh Elisabeth Parker, Veterinary Technology; Audrey Elizabeth Poole, Associate in Science; Hannah Nicole Sahms, Accounting; Edward A. Shiffler, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology; Kymberleigh B. Shiflet, Administrative Office Technology; James Noah Sturkie, Welding Technology; and Caleb Lee Parnell Wilkinson, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology

From Belton:

Ronnie Lee Short, CNC Programming and Operations

From Fair Play:

Adam James Bryson, Welding Technology

From Honea Path:

Barrett Dennis Gambrell, Mechatronics Technology; Ashley Taylor Graham, CNC Programming and Operations; and Daniel Michael Guest, Mechatronics Technology

From Pendleton:

David Andrew Christian, Computer Technology - Network Systems Management Emphasis; and Justin Cole Clemones, Mechatronics Technology

From Piedmont:

Christopher Ryan Hayworth, Engineering Design Technology

From Starr:

Melissa Branham, Nursing

From Williamston:

Matthew David Owens, Mechatronics Technology; and Forrest Hunter Vickery, Manufacturing Management and Leadership

Oconee County

From Seneca:

Nina Ryann Brodie, Associate in Science; and Frantz Elijah Jean, Mechatronics Technology

From Walhalla:

Preston Lee Richey, CNC Programming and Operations

From West Union:

Landon Dru Covington, Mechatronics Technology

From Westminster:

Darleen Mechelle Buchanan, Medical Laboratory Technology

Pickens County

From Clemson:

Summer Michelle Hudson, Business Administration - Marketing Emphasis

From Easley:

Keith Garrett Bittinger, Mechatronics Technology

From Liberty:

Lesia Lynch Bryant, Transition Nursing; and Jacob Reed Lewis, Mechatronics Technology

Out of County

From Abbeville:

William Andrew Poteat, Media Arts Production

From Greenville:

John Luke Hendrix, Mechatronics Technology; and Meredith Nhai Teague, Veterinary Technology

From Lexington:

Janie L. Reed, 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