Williamsburg Technical College’s has qualified for a South Carolina Chamber of Commerce annual commendation of excellence award due to the College’s exemplary safety record. Members of the facilities management staff will be recognized at a safety awards luncheon to honor companies with top safety records in Columbia next month. According to the Chamber’s letter of commendation, “recognition such as this promotes enthusiasm for safe work practices among employees. That attitude translates into a healthy work environment and a better bottom line for [a] company and for South Carolina.”
Williamsburg Technical College Foundation’s (WTCF) “Employee of the Semester” Genevieve “Vee” McCrea (left) was selected by the WTCF committee following nominations by coworkers. She was presented with a $25 Bilo gift card by WTCF board member W.B. Wilson and will also be awarded a special reserved parking spot in the employee parking lot as well as several other perks. McCrea has worked at WTC almost 35 years and has been described by coworkers as kind, compassionate, caring, and patient. As the receptionist and telephone operator for the College, Vee is often the first impression of Williamsburg Tech, greeting those who visit or call and providing necessary information. One of her nominators noted that she often answers challenging questions over and over again and still manages to exude a friendly and caring attitude.
Williamsburg Technical College’s Workforce Development department recently collaborated with A Father’s Place, the Georgetown site of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, to provide WorkKeys testing for program participants in order to better prepare them for successful employment. A Father’s Place offers education and services uniquely tailored for fathers trying to rebuild their lives and their families.
Pictured in the WTC WorkKeys testing lab are (from left) George Norman and Jamell Singleton, both of Georgetown. For information on WorkKeys testing opportunities, call 843.355.4177. For information on A Father’s Place, call 843.436.0209.
Williamsburg Technical College’s Director of Financial Aid Jean Boos (left) awarded a WTC sweatshirt and an “SC Can Go” tote bag prize to Kingstree Senior High School student Adriel Washington. Washington was one of over 75 participants who attended the College Goal SC event which is held annually on the WTC campus to assist area residents in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Five area high schools competed in the 17th annual Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) math contest on Feb. 13. Among those participating were C.E. Murray High School, Hannah-Pamplico High School, Johnsonville High School, and Kingstree Senior High School.
Johnsonville High School’s (JHS) team won first place. Pictured are (from left) Nicholos Lophong, a junior from Johnsonville; WTC math instructo and contest planner Willie Bryant; Kelsie Hanna a senior from Lake City; Joshua Sauer, a senior from Johnsonville; Kaci Willis, a senior from Johnsonville; Morgan Marsh, a senior from Johnsonville; JHS math team sponsor Melanie Graham; and WTC math instructor Dr. Janice Brown.
Placing second in the competition was Hannah-Pamplico High School, and placing third was Carvers Bay High School. Members of all the top three teams received medallions. The second and third place teams also won trophies and members of the first place team also won calculators. JHS as the winning team will have their school name engraved on the coveted “Ein-stein” trophy which features team names of all past WTC math contest winners.
Williamsburg Technical College employees (from left) Missy Coker, Mona Dukes, and Nancy Lynch were recently recognized for their years of service as state employees. Coker has worked for the state for 30 years, the last 20 of which have been as the Vice President for Business Affairs at WTC. Previously she worked at Florence Darlington Technical College. Dukes, currently the Director of Public Relations and Development at WTC, has been a state employee for 30 years as well. She started her career at WTC, moved to Francis Marion University and Coastal Carolina University, and then came back to WTC. Lynch has worked her entire 40 years at WTC and is currently Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Testing Coordinator. All three received service award pins and certificate from the State of South Carolina.
Williamsburg Technical College, 601 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, Kingstree, SC 29556 843.355.4110 or 800.768.2021
Williamsburg Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Williamsburg Technical College.
Employee and applicant inquiries concerning the federal laws and their application to the College may be directed to the Vice President for Business Affairs Melissa Coker, WTC, 601 MLK Jr. Avenue, Kingstree, SC 29556 843.355.4117, who will serve as the College’s Section 504, Title II, and Title IX Coordinator.
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