Area authors were welcomed to the Williamsburg Technical College refurbished library recently to autograph and read portions of their works to students, employees and visitors. The event was sponsored by the WTC Foundation and also welcomed visitors to the College’s new campus coffee shop, The King’s Cup, located in the library.
Authors participating in the event included Tony Atkinson from Greenwood, Jayne Bowers and Verena Stock from Camden, Bobby Jonte and Abe Henryhand from Greeleyville, Hilton McGill from Kingstree, and Janice Green from Hemingway.
Atkinson, a WTC retiree, shared from his book Someone Held My Hand, coauthored by Gene Bishop, which is a collection of stories about children who have been raised at the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home where Atkinson is Director of Church Relations. Atkinson provided books to all present, only accepting donations which go into the general operating fund of the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home. He shared with those present about his work with the Home and some of the stories from the book.
Bowers promoted several books including Crossing the Bridge: Succeeding in a Community College and Beyond, a book of collected stories by Camden authors, and Eve’s Sisters, a compilation of inspirational essays about women of the Bible. Stock, whose pen name is Vanessa Friedrich, promoted her book entitled Determination or Pure Stubbornness about her tragic horse-riding accident and the long healing process. Both women spoke to attendees about their impetus to write and the stories that inspired them to do so.
Jonte entertained the group with tales of the interests in his life that inspired him to write two books, The Best of Mt. Hope Scrolls and M.B. “Dusty” Huggins Aerial Pioneer, a book he coauthored with M.B. “Sonny” Huggins, III. Henryhand inspired those present to remember that their best days are still to come. His book, When I Met My Father, tells of how he and his twin brother, Lincoln, survived living alone for the most part from five years of age until they met their father at the age of 13.
McGill promoted and spoke about his family’s book, Peggy Tomlinson McGill: An Artful Life, which covers the artwork and story of their mother. Peggy McGill, a renowned local artist, is shown in the book to be a multi-talented woman with compassion and determination. Green shared with those present about the two books she authored and brought to the signing, The First Christmas and The Creation, both of which are inspirational children’s books.
Jonte, McGill, and Atkinson donated copies of their books to the College’s library, while the WTC Foundation provided copies of all other books from the signing to the library collection.
Williamsburg Technical College’s welding instructor Sam Gardner recently worked with the College’s applications analyst Brent Lee to create a sign for the new WTC coffee shop, The King’s Cup. Lee assisted with the programming of the plasma cutter software so Gardner could cut the sign from a solid sheet of metal to display in the coffee shop, which is located in the College’s library.
The Williamsburg Technical College Summer Course Schedule is now available. Persons are reminded that registration for summer semester is April 13-May 5 and admissions and financial aid paperwork completion is required before registration can occur. Call 843.355.4165 for information.
Persons interested in pursuing an associate degree in criminal justice are invited to attend a meeting on Tuesday, April 21 at 10 a.m. in the College’s auditorium. Many of the criminal justice courses are available online for interested participants. For more information on this meeting or on the associate degree in criminal justice, contact Dr. Gladys Loney at 843.355.4120.
Williamsburg Technical College now has a onsite coffee shop called The King's Cup which provides students, employees, and visitors with dollar-a-cup brand name coffee with flavored creamers. Prepackaged pastries and snacks are also available for sale in the shop, which is located in the WTC library in Building C on campus. Above from left, Maribel Turner and Marissa Oliver are two students who help run The King's Cup.
Williamsburg Technical College’s Workforce Development department hosts regular employability workshops to provide information to interested persons regarding resume writing, interviewing skills, job search techniques, proper employment application tips, and dressing for success. Kenneth McIver (standing) with SC Works is one of the leaders of the workshops, which are free and open to the public. Call 843.355.4177 or email James Bostic for information on how to participate.
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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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