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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           5/8/2018

                                                                                                (By Lisa Garrett)

CLEMSON --- Today is just the beginning of the next chapter in your lives, Tommy Preston, a Pickens County native who serves as director of National Strategy and Engagement and Government Operations for Boeing South Carolina, told the Class of 2018 at Tri-County Technical College’s spring commencement.

 “You get to write the next chapter in whatever way you can imagine, hope and dream,” Mr. Preston said to the 744 graduates who received degrees, diplomas and certificates at Littlejohn Coliseum.   “Your future is in your hands and I look forward to having the opportunity to read the chapters you write.”

His address included advice he has gathered from friends, family and mentors who have served as “guiding principles for me in my college experience, professional career and in my personal life.”

While earning a degree in political science from the University of South Carolina (and later a juris doctorate from the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Law), he built a close relationship with former USC President Dr. Andrew Sorensen, who told him, ‘Develop a life plan, but be flexible.  Life has a funny way of taking you in different directions.’ 

After graduation he practiced law where he represented companies and organizations, including Boeing, on economic development, public policy and regulatory matters. He also was the chair of the firm’s diversity initiative.

Several years later, Mr. Preston says he received a call from Boeing offering him a job in his current position where he focuses on regulatory, public policy, grassroots strategy and community engagement. 

“I never in a million years would have imagined being 33 years old and one of the youngest executives in the Boeing Company, which has over 150,000 employees worldwide.  But opportunities have a way of opening up if we are diligent in our pursuits and receptive to new ideas.  My philosophy is to do the best job you can in the moment and be confident in knowing that good opportunities will come,” he said.

In 2014, the White House asked Mr. Preston to assist with the launch of President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, a program to support the growth and success of young men of color.

While President Obama was in Columbia, he met with Preston to discuss literacy in South Carolina.

While a student at Daniel High, Mr. Preston met President George W. Bush at the White House and says, “It was and still is one of the most memorable moments of my life.  When asked what advice he would give a group of high school students, without any hesitation, he said, ‘always serve a cause greater than yourselves.’”

“Today, I recognize that I have an obligation to give back,” said Mr. Preston, who is the founder of Cocky’s Reading Express™ (CRE), a statewide initiative dedicated to improving literacy. The program has provided more than 130,000 books to children in South Carolina.

“Whatever you choose to do in life, I encourage you to look beyond your own self interests and strive to make the lives of others better,” he said.

Another piece of advice he offered to graduates comes from his grandfather, whom he considers one of his personal heroes.  “Growing up in segregated Clemson, he lived less than five minutes from the University but often says he was not allowed to step foot on campus unless he was there to clean the floor or cut the grass.  Nevertheless the understood the value of education.  Growing up I recall him sitting in a rocking chair on his porch, pointing down to the campus and saying, ‘Education is power.  If you have it, no one can take it from you and you can go far.’”

Preston told graduates their two-year degree enables them to transfer to a four-year college or to enter the workforce.  “There are convenient and cost-effective ways to earn a bachelor’s degree while you work.  Know that just because you received your degree today, does not mean that learning is over,” he said, adding that thousands of the men and women who work at Boeing South Carolina, came to the company with a two-year degree.

A voice for improving education in South Carolina, he was selected by The State newspaper as one of the 20 Under 40 Leaders in the community and received the Columbia Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional of the Year Award.  He also recently joined the Advisory Board for Teach for America South Carolina, an organization dedicated to strengthening the Nation’s movement for educational equity and excellence.

In addition to his work on education and youth issues, Mr. Preston is a national leader on issues related to preserving our nation’s judicial system and protecting citizens’ access to justice.  He serves on numerous committees in the American Bar Association (ABA) and National Center for State Courts. He is active in the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division and will become the national chair of the group in August. He also is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

He remains active at his alma mater. He is the current president of the University of South Carolina Alumni Association. He is the youngest and first person of color in the University’s history to serve in this position. He also represents alumni on the University’s Board of Trustees.

Following the speech, Tri-County President Ronnie L. Booth and other College officials presented degrees, diplomas and certificates to the following graduates:

Anderson County

From Anderson:

Melissa Aderhold, Accounting; Adam Blake Aiken, Practical Nursing; Cason Hunter Alewine, General Technology - Mechatronics; Justin Chase Alewine, General Technology - Mechatronics; Jennifer Rebecca Anderson, Manufacturing Management and Leadership; Robbie Lee Anderson, Technical Operators I; Patricia Elena Bennett, Associate in Arts; Carolyn Alexis Bianco, Nursing; Lamonica Nyshi' Blanding, Criminal Justice Technology; Kaleb Ryan Boatwright, Manufacturing Production I; Jordan Elizabeth Bonin, General Technology - Early Childhood; Peggy Ann Bowen, Practical Nursing; Erin Jay Bradley, Associate in Science; Tanner Chase Brennan, General Technology - Mechatronics; Chayce Ryan Brock, Media Arts Production; Tyler William Brock, SMA Pipe Welding; Jasmine Li Brotemarkle, Associate in Science; Cassidy Renee Brown, Associate in Science; Canvas LaQuez Burden, Management; Hannah Rebecka Burgan, Associate in Science; Briana Stubblefield Burton, Associate in Science; Jena Leigh Burton, Administrative Office Technology - Medical Emphasis; Stephanie Brooke Busha, Criminal Justice Technology; Kaitlyn Carpenter, Management; Sierra Michelle Carson, Associate in Science; William Frank Cason, Engineering Design Technology; James Daniel Rivers Cathey, Management; Hannah Nichole Caudle, Manufacturing Production I; Seth Andrew Center, Technical Operators I; Matthew Thomas Childers, Management; Lauren T. Childress, Management; Brittany Shaw Christian, Management; Christina Amanda Clark, Associate in Science; Brian Anthony Clarke, Computer Technology; Belinda Ann Cochran, Medical Lab Technology; Avery Cade Coggins, General Technology - Mechatronics; Dustin Scott Collier, SMA Structural Welding; Jennifer Ashley Compton, Practical Nursing; Mark N. Cowley, General Technology - Mechatronics; Katherine Curnow, Associate in Science; Kenneth Charlie Dargan, Manufacturing Operators I; Amy Leigh Daritey, Media Arts Production; Ethan Paul Davis, Manufacturing Production I; Brett Neil Daw, Auto Engine Electrical Systems; Braden Andrew Dove, Associate in Arts; Joshua Anthony Dale Dowell, Associate in Arts; Riley Jackson Dugan, General Technology - Mechatronics; Andrea Caitlin Duncan, Associate in Science; Candice Nicole Durham, Administrative Office Technology; Hunter Dean Dyar, General Technology - Mechatronics; Kiara Da'sha Eastrich, Administrative Office Technology; Norma Constanza Evans, Nursing; Haley Danielle Finney, Accounting; Destiny Nicole Fortner, Associate in Science; Angela Lynn Foster, Associate in Science; Christopher Thomas Foster, Management; Gunner G. Foust, Associate in Science; Philip Alexander Frazier, Associate in Science; Michael Lee Fuller, General Engineering Technology; Elizabeth Ivie Gambrell, Nursing; Ashleigh Tanner Garrison, Nursing; Kyle Calvin Goudie, Management; Sally Wiseman Groce, Nursing; Rosanne Katherine Gusmus, Management; Danny Gutierrez, Auto Engine Electrical Systems; Megan Ashley Hamby, Associate in Science; Kelsey Morgan Haney, Veterinary Technology; Jasmine Brooke Hanvey, Medical Lab Technology; Hunter Benjamin Harbin, Industrial Electronics Technology; James Ray Harris, Management; Zachary Dwayne Hawkins, Auto Engine Performance System; Christina Marie Hayes, Nursing; Ashley Michelle Haynes, Associate in Science; Courtney Diana Haynie, Medical Lab Technology; Vanessa Denise Haywood, Manufacturing Management and Leadership; Miranda Jo Heidelberg, Nursing; Lea Marie Hoey, Nursing; Bethany Hope Holmes, Associate in Science; Shayna ReAnne Howell, Veterinary Technology; Anna Marie Hubbard, Nursing; Christie LaRae Hull, General Technology - Mechatronics; Rebecca Rose Ines, Associate in Science; Jacob William Jackson, Manufacturing Operators I; Jeremy Lee Jackson, Industrial Electronics Technology; Kaitlin Nicole Jennings, Associate in Arts; Rhonda Michelle Johnson, Practical Nursing; Melissa Cox Jones, Nursing; Justin Michael Jordan, General Technology - Mechatronics; Remington Allie Jordan, Nursing; Lauren Elizabeth Kappler, Associate in Arts; John Paul Keller, Associate in Science; Devon Tyler Kelly, General Technology - Mechatronics; James Daniel Kern, Associate in Arts; Jessica Broome Kinard, Associate in Science; Mitchell W. Kinsey, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology; Mark Joseph Kravchuk, General Technology - Mechatronics; Tyler Aaron Lindsay, Associate in Arts; Shaniqua LeeAnn Little, Media Arts Production; Alicia R. Lomax, Management; Laquansa Shaniece Lomax, General Technology - Early Childhood; Isaac Xavier Looney, General Technology - Mechatronics; Zachary Pearce Looney, SMA Structural Welding; Tabetha Marie Lowie, Administrative Office Technology; Alicia Marie MacDougal, Associate in Science; Daniel Jarred Major, Associate in Science; Justin Blake Martin, Industrial Electronics Technology; Katelyn Nicole Mayfield, Nursing; Garrett Hamilton McCullough, SMA Structural Welding; Shauna Kristin McEndree, Computer Technology; Makenzie Leigh McLeod, Associate in Science; Jerry Andrew Merck, General Technology - Welding; Jacqueline Ann Mock, Office Support Specialist; Micaiah Grant Moyer, General Engineering Technology; Olivia M. Mullinax, Associate in Science; Tyler Zayne Murchison, Auto Engine Performance System; Nathan Nichols, Technical Operators I; Casey Taylor Nix, Management; Ariel Armando Ochoa, Auto Engine Electrical Systems; Courtney Lyn Olson, Medical Office Specialist; Peter Andrew Osborn, Nursing; Benjamin Roy Owens, Jr., Industrial Electronics Technology; Selma Krystal Jordan Owens, Practical Nursing; Michael Dwight Palmer, Manufacturing Production I; Fredreunia Mykeeyah Desha Penn, Accounting; Samuel A. Pierce, General Technology - Mechatronics; Mason Tyler Poole, Automotive Technology; Nathan Wayne Porter, Technical Operators I; Christopher Montgomery Price, Audio Certificate; Kalan G. Queen, Management; Garrison Colt Reece, SMA Structural Welding; Arianna Alexis Richardson, Associate in Arts; Briana Nashae Richardson, Nursing; Jennifer Ann Riggins, Associate in Science; Christina Ann Roberts, Associate in Arts; Robert Lee Root, II, Nursing; Krista Ann Sanders, Nursing; Justin Scott Sautter, Technical Operators I; Leonardo Savasta, Associate in Science; Shontavious Leequan Scott, Management; Amy Paula Seay, Associate in Science; Jacob Micheal Shaw, Technical Operators I; Dylan Blake Shedd, General Technology - Mechatronics; Austin David Sisco, Computer Technology; Nathaniel Hunter Slaton, Industrial Electronics Technology; Adarrius Xavier-Dewavely Small, General Engineering Technology; Chantal Deanna Smith, Associate in Science; Devin Bradley Stephens, General Engineering Technology; Matthew Evan Sutherland, Associate in Science; Bradley Grant Swift, CNC Programming and Operations; Dillon Jorge Tamayo, Technical Operators I; Stephanie Renee Teel, Nursing; Meagan Leann Totman, Nursing; Megan Diane Tripamer, Associate in Science; Patesha Briana Vance, Associate in Science; April Danielle Vickery, Administrative Office Technology; Jessica Elizabeth Vickery, General Technology - Early Childhood; Martavius Wardlaw, Industrial Electronics Technology; Addison Joseph Webb, SMA Structural Welding; Rodrick Lee West, General Technology - Mechatronics; Regina Ann Wherry, Administrative Office Technology; Alexandrea Skylar White, Media Arts Production; Alexus Danyale Willis, General Technology - Early Childhood; Michael Ryan Willmering, Management; and Tyler Mitchell Wilson, General Technology - Mechatronics

From Belton:

Katelyn Melea Bell, Associate in Science; Jarred Douglas Buffington, General Technology - Welding; Lacy Desirae Graddy, Nursing; Jason Dale Guest, Engineering Design Technology; Hunter Glen Guthrie, Industrial Electronics Technology; Carl Riley Kelly, Auto Engine Electrical Systems; Javarious Latimer, Technical Operators I; Robert Lee Libby, Manufacturing Production I; Jackson Howard Locke, Technical Operators I; Lauren Alicea Lusk, Practical Nursing; Braden Paul Martin, Technical Operators I; Alexis Celene McAlister, Veterinary Technology; Garron Jeffrey McConnell, Technical Operators I; Cassandra Raven Metcalf, Auto Engine Electrical Systems; Erica Patrice Moore, Administrative Office Technology - Medical Emphasis; Mason Ryne Mullen, Nursing; Taylor Dianne Patton, Auto Engine Electrical Systems; Emma Christine Sherard, Associate in Science; Warren Ashley Smith, Jr., Auto Engine Electrical Systems; and Dale James Westfall, Digital Production Techniques

From Honea Path:

Justin Leigh Brown, Auto Engine Electrical Systems; Aaron Buege, General Technology - Mechatronics; Mark Anthony Chapman, Manufacturing Management and Leadership; Timothy James Gorman, SMA Structural Welding; Nathan Reese Griffin, Technical Operators I; Daniel Levi McKee, Technical Operators I; Benjamin Clark Robinson, Media Arts Production; Jordan Daniel Treadwell, Auto Engine Electrical Systems; and Jared Gordon Tyner, General Technology - Mechatronics

From Iva:

Damien Tyler Ashworth, General Engineering Technology; Martin Dwanye Brock, Computer Technology; Callie Virginia Anne Chancellor, Manufacturing Management and Leadership; Isaac Emmanuel Cowart, General Technology - Mechatronics; Carrie Danielle Hodge, Veterinary Technology; Dallas Scott Moore, Technical Operators I; Amanda Nicole Powell, Nursing; Ina Robinson, Data Entry Clerk; and Randall Colton Robinson, Technical Operators I

From La France:

Courtney Nicole Couch, General Technology - Early Childhood

From Pelzer:

Lauren Elizabeth Adams, Veterinary Technology; Justin Chandler Bell, Auto Engine Electrical Systems; Brendon Seth Bryant, General Technology - Mechatronics; Jordan Bayleigh Chapman, Manufacturing Production I; Caleb Hunter Childs, Technical Operators I; Avery Brent Jenkins, Criminal Justice Technology; Mena Nashed, Auto Engine Electrical Systems; and Richard Travis Smith, Auto Engine Electrical Systems

From Pendleton:

Destiny Gabrielle Benson, Management; Tory Dorene Crocker, Practical Nursing; Jonathon Edward Gross, Management; James Patrick Harden, Engineering Design Technology; Modina Marie Hickmon, Nursing; Beverly Ann Jordan, Medical Office Specialist; Adrianna Holliday Mussen, Medical Office Specialist; Gabriel Alexander Park, Industrial Electronics Technology; Tandi Taneal Reese, Administrative Office Technology - Medical Emphasis; Madison E. Smith, Associate in Science; Hunter William Timms, Auto Engine Electrical Systems; Jonathan Dwyane Wardlaw, Industrial Electronics Technology; Olivia Nicole Whitt, Nursing; Ariel Renayle Wooten, Nursing; Tiffany Yeomans, Practical Nursing; and Mary Jane Yorty, Practical Nursing

From Piedmont:

Thomas Pierce Allison, Media Arts Production; Elizabeth Rose Aranda, Associate in Arts; David Trent Ayers, Media Arts Production; Jerome Albert Bica, SMA Structural Welding; Chaz Jayson Bruce, General Engineering Technology; Matthew Carson Burdette, Technical Operators I; Jacob Davis Clevenger, Technical Operators I; Nicholas Craig Colombo, General Technology - Mechatronics; Daniel Thomas Cooper, II, Technical Operators I; Linda Lee Elwell, Nursing; Robert Luke Gowan, SMA Structural Welding; Christopher Glenn Holbrooks, Automotive Technology; Jacob Samuel Jones, Auto Engine Electrical Systems; Zachary Dalton McAlister, Media Arts Production; Nathaniel Trey Merck, Computer Technology; Tyler James Morris, General Technology - Mechatronics; Richard Cody Rose, Automotive Technology; Eric Edmund Strasser, Manufacturing Production I; Donald Blake Tucker, Automotive Technology; and Kristen Corley Wigington, Management

From Sandy Springs:

Megan D. Chapman, Associate in Arts

From Starr:

Joseph P. Copelan, Industrial Electronics Technology; Deamy DeAnn Escobar, Associate in Science; Zachary Scott Fisher, Technical Operators I; Carter Brandon Gates, Technical Operators I; Leah Nicole Hewell, Criminal Justice Technology; Kimberly Ruth Hunsinger, Nursing; April Lily McMahan, Nursing; Janie Kay Taylor, Associate in Science; Alynn Frances Whitman, Technical Operators I; Sidney Leigh Wood, Medical Lab Technology; and Whitney Heather Wood, Veterinary Technology

From Townville:

Brandon Keith Donald, Auto Engine Electrical Systems; Tiffany M. Giles, Management; Bernard Markiz Harris, Technical Operators II; Hannah Deanne Haynes, Practical Nursing; Jaden Desco Humphries, Industrial Electronics Technology; Samuel Jake Humphries, Technical Operators I; Janie L. Lindley, Nursing; James Cody McAlister, Management; Brian Keith Meredith, Jr., General Technology - Mechatronics; and Bradley James Sherman, General Technology - Mechatronics

From Williamston:

Jonathon Todd Currens, General Technology - Mechatronics; Courtney Brooke Davis, General Technology - Early Childhood; Morgan Ashley Davis, Associate in Science; Ryan Tyler Davis, Auto Engine Electrical Systems; Benjamin Cole Haney, SMA Structural Welding; Claudia Patricia Hernandez, Manufacturing Production I; Jessica Shealy Lester, Management; Daniel Bryant Newsome, Technical Operators I; Trevor James Perry, Media Arts Production; Amy Beth Raycroft, Nursing; Kristen Faith Scogins, Accounting; Austin Michael Stoffel, General Technology - Mechatronics; and Michael Cruz Thrasher, Manufacturing Production I

Oconee County

From Fair Play:

Brady Benjamin Anderson, Associate in Science; Mikhaila Ellaine Lewin, Associate in Arts; Krystal Dawn Sosby, Industrial Electronics Technology; and Adam Matthew Woodring, General Technology - Mechatronics

From Mountain Rest:

Cassandra Ann Christensen, Associate in Science; Henley James Cothran, General Technology - Welding; Madison A. Galloway, Associate in Arts; Timothy Wayne Harvey, General Technology - Mechatronics; Wesley Smith, Technical Operators I; and Casey Allen Strickland, General Technology - Mechatronics

From Salem:

Russell Scott Alexander, General Technology - Mechatronics; Dillon Anthony Brown, CNC Programming and Operations; Dylan Grant Fretwell, CAD/CAM/CNC Fundamentals; Brent John Hutcheson, Nursing; April Alexa Olthaus, Medical Lab Technology; and Carla Joan Talley, Administrative Office Technology

From Seneca:

Kayse Nicole Adair, Criminal Justice Technology; Holley Denice Adams, Associate in Science; Camlin Van Buren Ayers, Nursing; Jeremy Adam Barnes, Medical Lab Technology; Emilia Raquel Cantarero, Associate in Arts; Felicia Nicole Carter, Automotive Technology; John Henry Clay, Technical Operators I; Christian Roscoe Jacob Cook, Computer Technology; Hamilton Dondre Cunningham, Auto Engine Performance System; Emily Michelle Dent, Associate in Arts; Dustin Lynwood Dillard, Automotive Technology; Ashley Elizabeth Dover, Medical Lab Technology; Emilie Alice Duncan, Associate in Arts; Nicholas Hunter Dye, Automotive Technology; Ezequiel Elias Amador, General Technology - Mechatronics; Ginger Swaney Ellenberg, Practical Nursing; Timothy Joseph Foreman, Nursing; Raymond Richard Gallo, Associate in Arts; Sandra Delores Gibson, Administrative Office Technology; Sabrina M. Glenn, Administrative Office Technology; Denitra Shante' Goodine, Criminal Justice Technology; Kelsey Reese Graham, Associate in Arts; Abigail Diane Haguewood, Veterinary Technology; Aaron Walker Hand, Technical Operators I; Joshua Lee Hayes, CNC Programming and Operations; Mack Alvin Heaton, Associate in Science; Vivienne Lucile Hutto, Practical Nursing; Nicholas Robert Kirmss, Associate in Arts; Naomi Karen Kuebler, Associate in Arts; Emmanuel Martinez, General Technology - Welding; William Roderick Miller, Industrial Electronics Technology; Shay Anne Nabors, Associate in Science; Ethan Orion Parker Naum, General Engineering Technology; Emily Sara Oland, Nursing; Garrett Joseph Owens, General Technology - Mechatronics; Aurora Palacios, Administrative Office Technology; Michael Nicole Pannabecker, Medical Lab Technology; Dorothy Angela Parson, Associate in Science; Tyler Dean Ratcliff, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology; Jose Eric Reyes, Computer Technology; Jerold Keith Rholetter, Multi-Process Welding; Wanda Renee Roach, Manufacturing Management and Leadership; Amber Nicole Robbins, Nursing; Tania Rosas Santibanez, Associate in Arts; Zachary Calvin Steele, Associate in Science; Zachary Claus Strickland, Associate in Science; Emily Washam, Nursing; Andrea Brianne White, Practical Nursing; and Monica Deann Williams, Administrative Support

From Walhalla:

Andrew Jason Addis, Technical Operators I; Alaina Michelle Alderman, Veterinary Technology; Luis Enrique Andrey Rincon, General Engineering Technology; Elaine Janet Ashton, Nursing; Melissa Kay Boomhower, Associate in Science; Ray Eddie Cantrell, III, Industrial Electronics Technology; Shelton Francis Carter, Associate in Science; Savannah Autumn Cassell, Nursing; Hailey Lisa Galvez, Associate in Science; Alayna Ann Hall, Associate in Science; Leanna Kay Hendricks, Accounting; Kerstin AnnMarie Keplar, General Technology - Early Childhood; Erica Leigh Noelle Lecroy, General Engineering Technology; Patricia Kathryn Lee, Associate in Science; Ashley Soledad Luna, Associate in Arts; Eliab Abimael Martinez, Media Arts Production; Adam Nicholas Moore, Technical Operators I; Terry Myers, General Technology - Mechatronics; Cody Vincent Price, Nursing; Jesus Sosa, Technical Operators I; Ramey Wilson Stephens, General Technology - Mechatronics; Kamille Raygeme Faith Tyson, Media Arts Production; Carlos Alberto Valdizon, Management; Giovanni Estrada Villanueva, General Technology - Mechatronics; Sandra Pepper Williams, Associate in Science; Travis Shane Wood, General Technology - Mechatronics; and Richard Blake Young, General Technology - Mechatronics

From West Union:

Alex Franklin Briley, Automotive Technology; Austin Corey Cook, General Technology - Mechatronics; Andrew Chase Crane, Associate in Arts; Austin Nicholas Crook, Nursing; Justin Floyd-Daniel Grant, Industrial Electronics Technology; Charles Ethan Lee, Industrial Electronics Technology; Danny Lynn Marcengill, III, Technical Operators I; and Kayla Yvonne White, Medical Lab Technology

From Westminster:

Carrie B. Alewine, Administrative Office Technology; Daniel Taylor Bachlet, Associate in Science; Luther Harold Blassingame, IV, Industrial Electronics Technology; Tracy Calvin Boggs, Media Arts Production; Evan Michael Broome, Criminal Justice Technology; Samantha Paige Brown, Accounting; Ethan Daniel Cobb, Auto Engine Performance System; Tonya D. Crapps, Manufacturing Production I; Robert Justin Davis, General Technology - Mechatronics; Jason Samuel Dickson, General Technology - Welding; David Garrett Gibson, General Technology - Mechatronics; Daniel Christian Ham, Intro to Manufacturing Management Technology; Barry Johnny Holbrooks, General Technology - Mechatronics; Emilee Morgan Jones, Associate in Arts; Barry Mark Mabe, II, General Engineering Technology; Horacio Martel Badillo, Associate in Science; Andrew Dean Martin, Associate in Science; Mackenzee Hunter Grace Moore, Associate in Science; Haleigh Jessica Jean Mullinix, Criminal Justice Technology; Marina Catherine Neale, Nursing; Justin Lee Newton, Auto Engine Electrical Systems; Laura Annette Palacios, Administrative Office Technology - Medical Emphasis; Ellen T. Rager, Nursing; Eric Wayne Rholetter, General Technology - Mechatronics; Mattison Haley Rholetter, Associate in Science; Charles David Saxon, Manufacturing Management and Leadership; Dakota Bryce Shaw, CNC Programming and Operations; Michael Anthony Shaw, Administrative Office Technology; Kasalyn Hope Smith, General Technology - Early Childhood; Joseph Ryan Soler, Industrial Electronics Technology; and McKenna Brea Stargel, Associate in Arts

From Central:

Stephanie Elizabeth Allen, Administrative Office Technology - Medical Emphasis; Alexander Stevenson Bowers, Associate in Arts; Justin Cabrera, Associate in Science; Omar Olvera Cabrera, General Engineering Technology; Haylee Elizabeth Chapman, Management; Leah Pressley Chapman, Computer Technology; Jasciel Andres Cruz Becerril, Computer Technology; Anthony Lamar Davis, Associate in Science; Dominick Louis Duncan, Basic Machining; Sarah Elizabeth Durham, General Technology - Early Childhood; Brett Ray Farley, Associate in Science; Karly Renae Gillespie, Nursing; Dusti Dawn Michelle Glover, Associate in Science; Amanda Morgan Head, Nursing; Nikeyia Greggori Hendricks, Practical Nursing; John Tyler Hill, Accounting; Nicholas Henry Hooker, Industrial Electronics Technology; Austin Trey Horton, General Technology - Mechatronics; Hamidreza Jabinshenas, General Technology - Mechatronics; Bryan Krieger, Associate in Arts; Roberto Medina, General Engineering Technology; Nicholas Andrew Morton, Computer Technology; Adam Kay-Winston Nisbet, Media Arts Production; Emily Madison Padgett, Nursing; Hunter Alexander Parrington, General Technology - Mechatronics; Kristin Grace Peeples, Accounting; David Hunter Pilgrim, Industrial Electronics Technology; Lauren Elizabeth Pruitt, Associate in Arts; Caleb Mack Richardson, Digital Photography; Sarah Elizabeth Riggs, Veterinary Technology; Thomas Michael Robinson, Criminal Justice Technology; Joshua Ramsey Rollins, General Engineering Technology; Zachary Holland Rollins, Manufacturing Operators I; Ashley Marie Seigle, Medical Assisting; Letarsha Ann Sloan, Administrative Office Technology; Kateland Elizabeth Story, Practical Nursing; Aaron Dalton Turner, Manufacturing Operators I; Carla Gibson Williams, Nursing; Mary McElvain Winters, Nursing; and Jayda Youmans, Associate in Arts

From Clemson:

Sydney Marie Arbaugh, Nursing; Maria Natalia Bagwell, Nursing; Austin C. Bennett, Automotive Technology; Taryn Elizabeth Farmer, Nursing; Danielle Hicks, Nursing; Susannah Kuebler, Associate in Arts; James Auston Langhorne, Industrial Electronics Technology; Jamie Lynn Latchaw, Veterinary Technology; Ryan Thomas Metz, Management; Dip Dilipkumar Patel, Associate in Science; Riley Lane Price, Nursing; Katherine Salpas, Veterinary Technology; Isaac Hamilton Salter, Criminal Justice Technology; Caroline Elise Smith, Associate in Science; Justin Stephen Tyler Smith, Associate in Arts; Nolan Robert Smith, Associate in Arts; Samuel Lucas Snipes, Associate in Arts; James Ernest Yancsek, Nursing; and Samantha Hadley Young, Associate in Arts

From Easley:

Ekatarina Miller Barksdale, Accounting; Amanda Louise Barnett, Nursing; Doyle Ray Black, Manufacturing Management and Leadership; Sydney Alysce Boothe, Nursing; Stacy Abelina Bothi, Medical Lab Technology; Katherine Alier Bowers, Associate in Science; Melanie Marie Bradley, Management; Donavon Blake Brewer, General Engineering Technology; John Hunter Brooks, Industrial Electronics Technology; Ryan Clayton Burton, Associate in Arts; Susan Elizabeth Buss, Veterinary Technology; Kerri Ann Caruso, Nursing; Misty Vanessa Chandler, Industrial Electronics Technology; Nicole Brittany Chapman, Nursing; Brian O. Chavelas, Automotive Braking Systems; Clayton David Cockrell, Computer Technology; Bianca Anneisha Collins, Veterinary Technology; Michaela Loa Elizabeth Davis, Practical Nursing; Alexander Brian Dellinger, General Engineering Technology; Dexter Wayne Duncan, CNC Programming and Operations; Andrew Grant Durham, General Technology - Mechatronics; Carter Michael Fish, General Technology - Mechatronics; Stephanie Joy Forrest, Nursing; Aaron Geoffrey Foster, Industrial Electronics Technology; Justin Ryan Francis, Associate in Arts; Cameron Austin Galloway, Media Arts Production; Sarah Reed Gasque, Nursing; Kaleb J. Grant, Criminal Justice Technology; Mary Lucile Grant, Nursing; Christian Joesph Grzelecki, SMA Structural Welding; Paula Marie Haley, Data Entry Clerk; Andrew Hildreth Heselton, Nursing; George Albert Howard, III, Associate in Arts; Kathryn Elizabeth Howard, Associate in Science; Taylor Diana James, Nursing; Andrew Reed Jones, Associate in Science; Kimberly Stratton Kelley, Associate in Science; Amy Ann Kowaleski, Associate in Science; Ember Elizabeth Lewis, Associate in Science; Haley Christine Long, Practical Nursing; Lindsay L. Looper, Nursing; Ian James Mahaffey, Industrial Electronics Technology; Miranda Rachel Manly, Associate in Science; Travis Allen Mathis, Digital Production Techniques; Ian Kennedy Mitzel, Auto Engine Electrical Systems; Virginia Halie Nalley, Accounting; Jesse Dean Nations, Automotive Technology; Alma Delia Nauss, Manufacturing Operators I; Wydalis Nieves, Nursing; Hampton Miles Oliver, Auto Engine Performance System; Chasta Lynn Oyaga, Associate in Science; Harnisha Saurabh Patel, Associate in Science; Ruchita R. Patel, Medical Lab Technology; Adam Wylie Pepper, General Technology - Mechatronics; Barbara Lynn Porter, Manufacturing Management and Leadership; Logan Stewart Ramey, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology; William Mark Ravan, Manufacturing Management and Leadership; Laura Renee Reed, Practical Nursing; Cindy Paola Restrepo, Criminal Justice Technology; Markus Reid Roberts, Industrial Electronics Technology; Jennifer Marie Robinson, Administrative Office Technology; Mikala Arnese Idalis Ross, Associate in Science; Johnathan L. Sailors, CNC Programming and Operations; Andre Taylor Scott, Technical Operators I; Katherine Sparacino, Nursing; Conner Austin Stancell, Media Arts Production; Heather Nicole Stanley, Nursing; Leslie Layne Stone, Management; Deena Ivester Street, Nursing; Thai-An Jason Vo, Nursing; Megan Deann Waters, Associate in Science; Tristan A. West, Industrial Electronics Technology; Brett Kenneth Willis, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology; Terrika Laresha Witherspoon, Associate in Arts; Rachael Meredith Wood, Veterinary Technology; and Kirstyn L. Zimmer, Veterinary Technology

From Liberty:

Bradley Read Adcox, Criminal Justice Technology; Kerrigan Danielle Alexander, Associate in Science; Donavan Jessie Austin, Jr., Industrial Electronics Technology; Krista Danielle Boozer, Nursing; Ashlyn Christianna Burdette, Nursing; Austin Christopher Clark, Industrial Electronics Technology; Stefani Rose Cosma, Associate in Science; Cameron Jeffery Davis, General Technology - Mechatronics; Katie Ann Dodgins, Nursing; Jerica Marie Kindhart, Management; Ashlynn Marie Massey, Nursing; Hannah Kathleen McCall, Nursing; Kendra Diane Melton, Management; Carlos A. Sanchez Montano, Management; Parker James Moore, Industrial Electronics Technology; Sarah Danielle Ramey, Nursing; Tyler Conrad Renaud, Industrial Electronics Technology; Erick Alfredo Sanchez Martinez, Management; Edicleia Yung Silva, Practical Nursing; Brandon Dakota Smith, Criminal Justice Technology; William Steele Tester, General Technology - Mechatronics; and Dennis Linvel Vollrath, SMA Structural Welding

From Marietta:

Brandi LeAnn Reece, Veterinary Technology

From Pickens:

Eudora Joy Anders, Manufacturing Production I; Remington Cade Bearden, CNC Programming and Operations; Courtney J. Brink, Associate in Science; Caleb Wade Cartee, General Technology - Mechatronics; Lyndsey E. Clark, Industrial Electronics Technology; Austin James Colburn, Media Arts Production; Richard Jeffrey Crymes, Industrial Electronics Technology; Bryson Kyle Duncan, Management; Cameron McKenzie Galloway, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology; Harley Colton Grant, Engineering Design Technology; Jessica Hastings Gravely, Nursing; John Tyler Gravely, Industrial Electronics Technology; Zachary Isaac Lawson, General Technology - Mechatronics; Dalena Roseann Nix, Administrative Office Technology; Isaac Dale Porter, General Technology - Mechatronics; Hunter Dale Ross, General Technology - Welding; Skye Aislinn Schade, Associate in Arts; Cierra Cathryn Sorrells, Associate in Science; Tyler Jared Stockton, Media Arts Production; Bonnie S. Wilkinson, Accounting; and Jacob A. Wright, Associate in Science

From Six Mile:

Justin Clay Adcox, Industrial Electronics Technology; Kelsey Robin Alexander, Nursing; Benjamin Jacob Cram, Associate in Arts; Ashley Jericho Giles, Administrative Office Technology; William Timothy Steven Hood, Auto Engine Electrical Systems; William Paul King, SMA Structural Welding; Joshua Scott Martin, General Technology - Mechatronics; Lucas John O'Shea, Manufacturing Production I; Kendall Ryan Rampey, Industrial Electronics Technology; Jake Brandon Willimon, Basic Electronics; and Dakota Lee Wilson, Industrial Electronics Technology

From Sunset:

Casey Alexander D'Alonzo, Associate in Arts; Kelsey Arlene Lewis, Media Arts Production; Melissa Lea Smith, Associate in Arts; and Caleb Michael Yother, Media Arts Production


From Abbeville:

Sabrina Branham, Associate in Science; and Devin Paul Isble, Computer Technology

From Athens:

Cecila Shiflet, Associate in Science

From Blythewood:

Alexandria Sherria Graham, Veterinary Technology

From Bowman:

Wesley S. Ott, Industrial Electronics Technology

From Chapin:

Austin Lee Amick, Associate in Science

From Charleston:

Gordon David Knight, Management

From Charlotte:

Whitney Cheyanne Wilkes, Associate in Science

From Columbia:

Robert Edward Carter, Associate in Arts; Jack William Greenhalgh, Automotive Braking Systems; and Cameron Scott Schellpeper, Associate in Science

From Donalds:

Corin Georgianna Garland, Practical Nursing

From Duncan:

Brittney Nicole Howard, Nursing

From Fort Mill:

Scott Michael Burgess, Graphic Communications

From Fountain Inn:

Casey Louise Keller, Veterinary Technology; and William Joseph Wood, Computer Technology

From Gaffney:

Amber Ciara Huskey, Nursing

From Gilbert:

Sarah Jo Hickman, Veterinary Technology; and Lucius Ray Miller, III, Automotive Transmission System

From Greenville:

Amber Dianne Floyd, Associate in Arts; Brittney Martin Gentry, Associate in Science; Matthew Randall Jordan, Media Arts Production; Wendy Antionette Patrick, Practical Nursing; Savannah Michelle Pitts, Nursing; Madison Saniya Santos, Veterinary Technology; Kayla Ellise Waldrop, Veterinary Technology; and Lacey Jean Workman, Nursing

From Greenwood:

Melissa Leanne Easler, Associate in Arts; and Emily Nicole Phillips, Associate in Science

From Greer:

Victoria Michelle Cochran, Nursing; and Lauren Alexandria Danielson, Manufacturing Production I

From Hartwell, GA:

Jennifer Evans Allen, Nursing

From Hilton Head Island:

Dillon K. Eidson, Associate in Science

From Horse Shoe:

Zachary Cole Martin, Criminal Justice Technology

From Irmo:

Kelly Michelle Hamm, Associate in Science

From Johnston:

Grayson Holmes Cornwell, General Technology - Mechatronics

From Kershaw:

Rylee Noel Sims, Associate in Science

From Lancaster:

Arielle Brooke Conklin, Associate in Science

From Laurens:

John Philip Duncan, General Engineering Technology

From Lexington:

Kimberly Joyce Fralix, Nursing; and Lindsey Morgan Roof, Associate in Arts

From Little Mountain:

Andrew Lane Attaway, Auto Engine Electrical Systems; and Victoria Lynn Chapman, Practical Nursing

From Manning:

Hayley Marshall Hatfield, Nursing

From Marietta:

Braden Joseph Theobald, Industrial Electronics Technology

From Marion:

Thomas Walker Moore, Industrial Electronics Technology

From Mauldin:

David Alan Lauver, Associate in Science

From McConnells:

Kenneth Wayne Shillinglaw, Jr., General Technology - Mechatronics

From Merritt Island:

Blaine William Roper, Auto Engine Electrical Systems

From Moore:

Tyler Rees Hargreaves, Veterinary Technology

From Mt Pleasant:

Jonathan Clayton Winslow, Associate in Science

From Myrtle Beach:

Samantha Crystal Drew, Associate in Science

From Neeses:

Mary Grayson Webb, Associate in Arts

From North Myrtle Beach:

Forrest Lee Yates, Engineering Design Technology

From Orangeburg:

Aaron Calhoun Strickland, Criminal Justice Technology

From Rembert:

Nicholas Dale Huggins, Industrial Electronics Technology

From Rock Hill:

Phillip Michael Grubb, Jr., Associate in Science

From Sharon:

Sarah E. Comer, Associate in Science

From Simpsonville:

Angelia Renee Cason, Nursing; Brooke Elizabeth Forrest, Nursing; Davis Benjamin Leeke, General Technology - Mechatronics; Samantha Lauren Strauss, Veterinary Technology; and Mallory Shea Williams, Veterinary Technology

From Spartanburg:

Luke Chandler Graves, Criminal Justice Technology; Deante Delaine Hunter, Nursing; and Jessica Michelle Strevel, Associate in Science

From Taylors:

Marcella Lynn Brown, Nursing; Benjamin Ryan Cooke, General Technology - Mechatronics; and Thomas Bryson Jascoviez, Engineering Design Technology

From Toccoa, GA:

Lacey Danielle Koppin, Nursing; and Crystal Gale Thurmond, Nursing

From Travelers Rest:

Elizabeth Legare Croft, Nursing

From Trenton:

Brandon Tindall, General Technology - Mechatronics

From Union:

Aaron Griffith Watts, Engineering Design Technology

From York:

Brittany Lee Tucker, Veterinary Technology

Other graduates include:

Trenton Will Davis, Media Arts Production; Jared Randolph Douglas, Associate in Arts; Jack Thomas Grant, Manufacturing Management and Leadership; Justin Kaleb Jones, SMA Structural Welding; Matthew Robert Lukomske, Associate in Arts; Jessica Lynn Reynolds, Engineering Design Technology; Brian Anthony Sinacori, Computer Technology