Date: September 16, 2020
CONTACT: Lisa Garrett,


Thirty-five Students Named to Academic Distinction List for Summer 2020

          PENDLETON --- Thirty-five students have been named to Tri-County Technical College’s Academic Distinction List for summer 2020.

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 2020 semester, the following individuals met the requirements for the Academic Distinction List.

Anderson County

From Anderson:

Lisa Holbrooks Bloom, Associate in Arts; Jeffory M. Callahan, Industrial Electronics Technology; Cameron Kantrell Glenn, Mechatronics Technology; Chad Brandon Howell, CNC Programming and Operations; Kyle Edward McManis, Mechatronics Technology; Matthew David O'Quinn, Associate in Science; Katherine Elizabeth Posey, Nursing; Christian Gail Smith, Nursing; and Derik Martin Vallecillo, Mechatronics Technology

From Belton:

Kelly Justice, Early Care and Education

From Iva:

Gage Micheal Cantrell, Nursing; and Samuel Trace Center, Mechatronics Technology

From Townville:

Jeremiah Bryant Prater, Computer Technology - Network Systems Management Emphasis

Oconee County

From Fair Play:

Hanna Suzanne Rogers, Business Administration - Management Emphasis

From Seneca:

Zachery Tyler Blosser, Computer Technology - Software and Web Development Emphasis; Michael Wade Crouch, Associate in Arts; Jonathan Bruce Hudgens, Industrial Electronics Technology; Blaze Alexander Nelson, Mechatronics Technology; Alisha Joyce Rice, Veterinary Technology; and Caleb Sheridan Thrift, Mechatronics Technology

From Walhalla:

Griffith Douglas Leaphart, Industrial Electronics Technology; and Kelly Lynne Portillo, Nursing

From Westminster:

Gordon Wilton McQueen, CNC Programming and Operations; and Justin Matthew Tribble, Mechatronics Technology

Pickens County

From Central:

Dawn Noelle Mumford, Associate in Arts; and Benjamin Tyler Sanders, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology

From Clemson:

Ryan Dwain Addison, Industrial Electronics Technology

From Easley:

Christopher James Borowski, Industrial Electronics Technology; Christian Edward Brown, Mechatronics Technology; James Elliot Francis, Media Arts Production; Elijah James Johnson, Industrial Welding; and Lee A. Tucker, Manufacturing Management and Leadership

From Pickens:

Mica Shaun Bridges, Nursing; and Carl Owens, Manufacturing Management and Leadership

From Six Mile:

Carley Brianna Bateman, 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.