Piedmont Tech Holds 43rd Annual Student Awards

At Piedmont Technical College’s 43rd annual Student Awards and Recognition Program, president Dr. Ray Brooks applauded the achievements of more than 40 student leaders. The ceremony attracted students, faculty, staff, friends and family members.

The institution’s most prestigious honor, the President’s Award, went to Kenneth McDaniel of Whitmire, a building construction technology student. McDaniel was also named outstanding graduate in the engineering and industrial technologies division and in his curriculum.

Each academic division of the college honored its top graduate with the Distinguished Student Award. In addition to McDaniel, winners included Kathryn Kratz of Ware Shoals, business, information technologies and public service;

Outstanding graduates in each of the college’s academic programs also received special recognition.

Outstanding graduates in the business, information technologies and public service division included Katheryn Kratz, criminal justice; and Pamela Williams of Donalds, early care and education.

In the engineering and industrial technologies division, winners included Ashley Shepheard of Laurens, horticulture; Taylor Barnett of Hodges, machine tool technology; Thomas Whelan of Ware Shoals, mechanical engineering technology; and Dillon Qualls of Waterloo, mechatronics technology

Outstanding graduates in the health science division included Erica Lewis of Kinards, pharmacy technician.