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Shakira Fulton wins tablet

    

 

WTC Student Wins Tablet  

  

Shakira Fulton, an early childhood major at Williamsburg Technical College (WTC), recently won an SVP android tablet during the College’s Spring Fling celebration. Fulton is a resident of Salters.  

 

 

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WTC Students Hold Fashion, Hair Show

 

  

Cutline 1 (single student looking at camera with mask): Williamsburg Technical College nail technology student Robin McFadden of Kingstree participates in the Cosmetology and Nail Technology Hair and Fashion Show at the College.  

 

Cutline 2 (with guys on either end of lineup): Williamsburg Technical College Cosmetology students participating in the WTC the Cosmetology and Nail Technology Hair and Fashion Show included (from left): Brian Kelly of Johnsonville; Telza Collins of Manning; Amber Oliver of Kingstree; TaKisha Smallwood of Salters; Shirley Lawrence of Lane; Shana Greene of Pamplico; Delicia Shaw of Kingstree; instructors Leslie Williams and Charmaine Green; Devonne Rogers of Salters; Christine Hannah of Hemingway; Zana Brinkley of Salters; Verlie Burgess of Lane; Tayanna Davis of Hemingway; and Maetreanina Spraglin and Ahmad Cuttino, both of Kingstree.  

 

Cutline 3 (some students with masks): Williamsburg Technical College Nail Technologyy students participating in the WTC the Cosmetology and Nail Technology Hair and Fashion Show included (from left): Malaysia Peterson of Kingstree; Samantha Murray of Summerton; Shanata LaSane of Hemingway; instructor Evelyn Fluitt; Marissa Oliver of Kingstree; instructor Veronica Julious; Kingstree residents Sherry McFadden, Jamable Graham, and Lou Wooderd; Kelsy McCray of St. Stephen; Manissa Myers of Andrews; and Robin McFadden of Kingstree.

 

 

  

Photo 1- Robin McFadden       Photo 2 - Cosmetology students

 

 

  

Photo 3 - Nail Technology Students

 

 

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WTC Hires New Practical Nursing Instructor

 

 

 

Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) recently hired Debbie Ard of Manning to teach practical nursing classes at the College. Andrews has previously served as a registered nurse case manager with Clarendon Health Systems, as house coordinator for the Institute of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, and as adjunct clinical nursing instructor at Broward Community College. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Florida Atlantic University and a liberal arts degree from Hillsborough Community College. She and her husband, Chuck, have three children and attend Grace Fellowship Church in Manning.

 

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Poston Scholarship Awarded at WTC 

Henry Poston and Loren Thompson

 

 

 

Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) student Loren Thompson of Kingstree was presented the Henry and Jackie Poston Scholarship by Henry Poston during the WTC Foundation Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Thompson is a practical nursing major at the College. 

 

Henry Poston has been active with the WTC Foundation since 2003 and has been a member of the WTC Commission for the last several years. He and his wife, Jackie, moved to Kingstree when Henry started up his successful business, Palmetto Synthetics. 

The Henry and Jackie Poston Scholarship is awarded to students in any diploma, degree or certificate program who have a 2.0 grade point average. Preference is given to residents of Williamsburg County and the money is to be used for tuition, fees, and books.  

WTC scholarship applicants must complete the WTC financial aid application process. All admission application paperwork must be complete and on file in Student Services. For information on how to give toward scholarship funding, call 843.355.4121 or email dukesm@wiltech.edu. Gifts made payable to the Williamsburg Technical College Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, are tax deductible. Williamsburg Technical College remains dedicated to providing quality, affordable, and accessible opportunities for students to achieve their educational goals in a fiscally, administratively, and academically sound and supportive environment.

 

 

Photo: Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) student Loren Thompson of Kingstree (right) was presented the Henry and Jackie Poston Scholarship by Henry Poston during the WTC Foundation Scholarship Awards Ceremony.

 

 

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WTC Among Technical Colleges Lauded Statewide

  

 

Tuesday, March 25, has been named “South Carolina Technical College System Day” by Governor Nikki Haley and the General Assembly to recognize the South Carolina Technical College System (SCTCS) for their outstanding work educating students and training the state’s workforce. 

 

As open enrollment institutions focused on accessibility and affordability, Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) in Kingstree and her sister technical colleges serve as the gateway to higher education for citizens who are seeking higher education, employable skills, and self-fulfillment. Under the new leadership of System President Dr. Jimmie Williamson, former president of WTC, the 16 technical colleges that comprise the SCTCS have impressive statistics upon which to build an even greater future. 

 

Williamsburg Technical College in Kingstree has realized an increase of nearly 14 percent last fall semester and a preliminary estimate of 8 percent this spring, making it one of the few colleges in the system to have shown enrollment growth. New programs such as Nursing Assistant, Human Services, Nail Technology, and Criminal Justice provide area citizens with even more opportunities for successful education and gainful employment through WTC. 

 

The System educates more undergraduates annually than all other public colleges and universities combined – more than a quarter million students each year enter credit and continuing education programs. Nearly 60 percent of all South Carolinians enrolled as undergraduates in SC’s public high education institutions attend a technical college. Also, SCTCS’s placement rates show that 83 percent of all graduates are either employed in a job-related to their education or are continuing their education. 

 

The stats are amazing, but the reach of the System is even more direct. Every day, South Carolinians are affected by the work of the SCTCS. Those educated and trained by the System provide the necessary services upon which South Carolina citizens rely. In fact, first responders, registered nurses, medical assistants, radiologic technicians, preschool teachers, funeral directors, paralegals and HVAC technicians are just a short list of the many different careers that technical college students pursue. 

 

Studies indicate that almost half of future jobs in South Carolina will require more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year degree. These are jobs with competitive wages and benefits that the colleges within the SCTCS are poised to educate citizens to fill.  

 

Williamsburg Technical College will hold early registration for new students April 14-May 6. For more information on applying to WTC, call 843.355.4165 or email admissions@wiltech.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

Johnsonville High School Team Wins WTC Math Contest

 

Five area high schools competed in the annual Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) math contest on Feb. 28. Among those participating were Hannah-Pamplico High School, Hemingway High School, Kingstree Senior High School, Johnsonville High School and Williamsburg Academy.

 

Johnsonville’s team took the coveted “Ein-Stein” winner’s trophy for the seventh time in the 13 years of the contest. Accompanied by advisor Melanie Graham, the Johnsonville team included seniors Emily Graham, Autumn Lupotsky, Annsley Mace, and Caleb Tanner.

 

Second place in the contest went to Hannah-Pamplico High School’s math team advised by Micah Freeman and consisting of Matthew Barwick, Zachary Greenwood, Catherine Hyman, and Jacob Austin. Third place went to Williamsburg Academy juniors Mary Sibley Godwin, J.C. Heath, Ben Cohen, and Abigail Johnson who were accompanied by advisor Chuck Montgomery.

 

Also participating were Hemingway High School students Armien Harrel, Ariel Washington, Jewel Cyrus, and Nyjia Scott accompanied by advisor Betty Jean Sellers and Kingstree Senior High School students Jasmine Blackmon, Danierian Williams, Raquan Salters, and Markel McFadden accompanied by advisor Lysandra Nesmith-Lawrence.

 

WTC Math Contest Winning Team 2014

 

Photo Cutline: Johnsonville High School took the top slot at the Williamsburg Technical College math contest on February 28.  Pictured from left are WTC math instructor Ryan Orr, JHS student Emily Graham, JHS advisor Melanie Graham, JHS students Annsley Mace, Caleb Tanner, Autumn Lupotsky, and WTC math instructor Willie Bryant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WTC Coworkers Nominate Triana as “Employee of the Semester”

 

Williamsburg Technical College employees nominated biology instructor Tim Triana as “Employee of the Semester” for the Spring 2014 semester.

He was cited in the nomination as one who receives positive evaluations from his students. The nomination form showed that “students consistently look to Tim for academic advice and direction” and that he focuses on making himself available to students for academic assistance.

It was also pointed out that Triana is one who is committed to professional development, referring to his recent completion of a two-year program resulting in his earning a Certificate in Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership. The graduate certificate program offered through the University of South Carolina Graduate School requires completion of six graduate courses over a two-year period aimed at advanced learning specifically relevant to professionals in two-year colleges.

The “Employee of the Semester” program is sponsored by the Williamsburg Technical College Foundation. Nominees are awarded use of a special parking space on campus for the semester in which they are nominated in addition to several other special recognition opportunities.

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Williamsburg Tech Names President’s, Dean’s and Merit List Students

 

Williamsburg Technical College recently announced the list of students named to the President’s List, Dean’s List, and Merit List for 2013 fall semester. The President’s List recognizes students who have attended full-time and have earned a term grade point average of 4.0. The Dean’s List names students who have attended full-time and have earned a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better. The Merit List recognizes students who have attended part-time and have earned a term grade point average of 3.5 or better.

 

WTC Academic Listing Fall 2013

 

President’s List

Andrews residents Michelle Johnson and Robert Strong; Cades resident Tonia Morris; Effingham resident Daisha Williams; Georgetown resident April Terry; Greeleyville residents Carlton Gamble, Kerrie Singleton, Cassandra Smith, Timothy Therrell, Kayla Woods; Hemingway residents Jacob Cox, Brittany James, Clarence Jones, Shanata Lasane, Latrell Polite, Tiana Timmons, Lakia White; Johnsonville residents Eric Stone and Heather Triche; Kingstree residents Crystal Eaddy, David Graham, Joshua Herndon, Sheika Martin, Cyntina Mayes, Letha McClary, Robin McFadden, Marissa Oliver, Dhara Patel, Brittany Walker, Lakeesha Wilson; Lake City residents Donna Coker, William Graham, Phillip Grimsley, Brittney Morris, Cory Stewart; Lane resident Jodi Tisdale; Nesmith resident Alexis Scott; Salters resident Shakira Fulton; Scranton resident Krystal McCutcheon; St. Stephen residents Zabrina Dennis and Mark Prezzy.

 

Dean’s List

Andrews residents Shontasia Cumbee, Stephanie McCray, Ashley Richardson; Georgetown resident Lawrence Funnye; Greeleyville resident Frank Erwin; Hemingway residents Amy Bell, Britney Bell, Tayanna Davis, Tyler Edwards, Christina Hannah, William Kinder, Robert Rogers, Fred Sanders, Dunae Shaw, Jessica Singletary, Joshua White; Johnsonville resident Trista Poston; Kingstree residents Rashard Burrows, Drayton Epps, La'tanya Epps, Leah Evans, MacAla Farmer, Perry Fulton, Rebekah Johnson, Rashona McAlister, Amber Oliver, Tamera Pressley, David Richardson, Silvia Robert, Ashton Thompson, Lou Woodard; Lake City residents Kerri Barrineau, Gwen Graham, Vershanda Richardson-McCutcheon, Rovenia White; Lane resident Latron Robinson; Manning resident Telza Collins; Olanta resident Antonio Hanna; Pamplico resident Elizabeth Rhinehardt; Salters residents Zana Brinkley and Zarayah Shaw; Scranton resident Harley Watford; and Summerton resident Samantha Murray.

 

Merit List

Alcolu residents Danesha Franklin and Karisa Porter; Andrews residents Verekia Boyd, Lamar Brown, Benjamin Cohen, Kelsey Fulton, Miracle Kinlaw, Charles McCants, Peyton McCants, Caroline Morris, Joanna Powell, Chelsie Smith, Whitney Ward, Lukas White; Bonneau resident Joseph Sweatman; Cades residents Jessica Brown, Katherine Carsten, Raina McKenzie, Kayla Nesmith, Megan Williamson; Coward residents Johnny Revels and Ashley Ward; Eastover residents Dorothy Davis and Thelma Dwight; Florence residents Eric Brown, Alexis Dubose, Carlise Shaw; Georgetown resident Reece Swails; Greeleyville residents Marvin China, Harry Easler, Miranda Haselden, Brieanna Ivey, Jameson Montgomery, Jamia Montgomery, Robinette Whitaker, Leroy Woods; Hartsville resident Tommy Cabbagestalk; Hemingway residents Shanda Cullum, Tanesha Davis, Lydia Dollard, Barbara Lewis-Ellison, Janelle Linnen, Markita McFadden, Xavier Thomas, Ariel Washington; Johnsonville residents Margaret Chandler, Armien Harrell, Riley McKee; Kingstree residents Mary Adams, John Allen, Larez Archie, Bailey Atkinson, Jessica Benton, Brian Boyd, Kaira Boyd, Desmond Bradley, Lavarzia Brown, James Carraway, Anthony Chandler, Merrick Church, Chance Cunningham, Allen Davis, Sadazia Driffin, Jeannette Duke, Anthony Fulton, Denise Fulton, Atinesha Gamble, Katelyn Godwin, Katherine Jarrett, Antwon Johnson, Carrie Johnson, John Kellahan, Juan Lara, Jennell Lee, Chelsea Marlowe, Christopher McClary, Essence McClary, Debbie McCollough, Justin McCrea, Leron McCrea, Roberta McCutchen, Markel McFadden, Day'shawn Murphy, Grant O'Bryan, Jazz Parker, Tiera Scott, Misa Skvarek, Briley Steele, Shirley Thomas, Katelyn Tisdale, Sadique Tisdale, Catherine Trefny, Quentell Wagener, Johnny Ward, Justin Ward, Ashton Williams, Danierian Williams, Kayla Wilson, Kenyon Wilson, Levi Wilson; Lake City residents Courtney Anderson, Vivian Anderson, Mary Godwin, Dazia Hammond, Joseph Heath, Rebecca Lee, Jenny Lockamy, Erin McKenzie, Mae Murdock, Valeshia Nesmith, Jamie Scurry, Marjorie Sistrunk, Noah Walker; Lamar resident Lisa Perkins; Landrum resident Charity O'Shields; Lane residents Theresa Brown, Destiny Bruinton, Kenneth Felder, Mykhaela Fluitt, Treymone Singletary, Bridgette Tisdale; Manning resident Kelsey Pack; Moncks Corner resident Robert Hood; Nesmith residents Jasmine Cyrus, Towanna Fulton, Jasmine Rich, Aubrey Snow, Chanetta Wilson; New Zion residents Gwendolyn Ham and Kenya McFadden; Salters residents Kendra Bethea, Emral Burgess, Mary Chisolm, Alpharon Covert, Hannah Feagin, Youri Shaw; Scranton residents Joye Lee and Roger Smith; St. Stephen residents Janice Carr, Christina Conner, Christian Dawson; Summerton resident Shaneea Jackson; Sumter residents Shamia Ash , Jaleesa Benbow, Courtney Benjamin, Sherreka Frederick, Willa Heyward, Kwashaeka Leary, Laquetta Maple, Lucille Sermons, Earlene Walker-Kelly; and Turbeville residents Brett Coker, Jennifer Kennedy, and Brenda Welch.

 

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Lance Parker 2WTC Alum Turns Tragedy into Triumph

In 2004, Lake City resident Lance Parker had his whole life ahead of him. In the blink of an eye, however, his world was turned upside down in an automobile accident that left his right leg mangled and his left ankle crushed.

 

Years of surgeries and rehabilitation followed, often leaving Parker drained and discouraged. Told he would never walk again, the unfailing assistance and encouragement from his physical therapists proved that prognosis wrong. When the going got tough, they helped him forge through the pain to come through more mobile and more determined to resume some sort of normalcy in his life.

 

Able to walk with the aid of a cane after years of therapy, Parker felt led to “give back” in a way that had made the difference in his life – to become a physical therapist. Since he had been out of school for years, he was very apprehensive about returning to the classroom. He decided to visit his local college, Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) in Kingstree, to see what route he could take toward obtaining a physical therapy (PT) degree.

 

Through astute counseling, he earned his general education diploma (GED) and enrolled in WTC’s Associate of Arts and Sciences (AA/AS) program at WTC. Though WTC does not offer a PT degree, Parker began his educational journey at the smaller college which helped him to flourish in a way a larger campus couldn’t have. He was able to feel like he mattered through the smaller class sizes and the one-on-one attention he got from his WTC instructors and counselors.

 

Thanks to his perseverance, family support, and the assistance of the faculty and staff at WTC, Parker graduated in May 2012 with his AA/AS degree. His apprehension was gone. He had regained his physical stamina, obtained a degree, and was able to enter a PT program offered at Florence-Darlington Technical College in conjunction with Greenville Technical College.

 

Parker credits WTC with giving him the firm foundation upon which to build a career where he can encourage others who face the same obstacles he faced. “When a patient expresses anxiety or fear over therapy, I roll up my pants legs and show them my scars,” he says. “It makes a difference to have a therapist who not only knows how to help you but who understands the trials of rehabilitation.” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WTC Foundation Awards FirstCitizens BankScholarship

 

Jessica Benton of Kingstree (left) was presented the First Citizens Bank Scholarship at the Williamsburg Technical College Foundation scholarship awards ceremony. Benton, an Associate in Science in General Business major, holds a 4.0 grade point average. Here she is congratulated as scholarship recipient by First Citizens Bank Vice President and Retail Sales Manager Mike Boyd. WTC scholarship applicants must complete the WTC financial aid application process. All admission application paperwork must be complete and on file in Student Services by the end of early registration for students to be considered for scholarships. For information on how to give toward scholarship funding, call 843.355.4121 or email dukesm@wiltech.edu. Gifts made payable to the Williamsburg Technical College Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, are tax deductible. Williamsburg Technical College remains dedicated to providing quality, affordable, and accessible opportunities for students to achieve their educational goals in a fiscally, administratively, and academically sound and supportive environment. 

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DukeEnergyProgress Scholarship Awarded at WTC

 

Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) student Benjamin Huggins of Hemingway was presented the Duke Energy Progress Scholarship by Duke Energy Delivery Support Assistant Yevonne Morris during the WTC Foundation Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Huggins is majoring in welding at the College. 

 

Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United States, supplying and delivering energy to approximately 7.2 million U.S. customers over an approximate 104,000 square miles in the Southeast and Midwest. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has over 150 years of experience as an electricity service provider.

The Duke Energy Progress Scholarship is awarded to students in the electrical technology degree or certificate program or a related field who have a 3.0 grade point average. Preference is given to customers of Progress Energy and the money is to be used for tuition, fees, books, and student living expenses. 

WTC scholarship applicants must complete the WTC financial aid application process. All admission application paperwork must be complete and on file in Student Services. For information on how to give toward scholarship funding, call 843.355.4121 or email dukesm@wiltech.edu. Gifts made payable to the Williamsburg Technical College Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, are tax deductible. Williamsburg Technical College remains dedicated to providing quality, affordable, and accessible opportunities for students to achieve their educational goals in a fiscally, administratively, and academically sound and supportive environment.

 

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Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) student Benjamin Huggins of Hemingway (right) was presented the Duke Energy Progress Scholarship by Duke Energy Delivery Support Assistant Yevonne Morris during the WTC Foundation Scholarship Awards Ceremony.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Local Student Saves Thousands Through

WTC-USC Bridge Program

 

 

 

Henry Poston and Mae Murdock

In tuition costs alone not counting room, board or books, Lake City resident Mae Murdock has saved approximately $14,000 in two years as a part of the Williamsburg Technical College-University of South Carolina Bridge Program. The Bridge Program, created in 2007, is intended to make transitions from South Carolina technical colleges to USC as seamless as possible and to increase the success of transfer students once they’re enrolled at USC’s Columbia campus.

 

Murdock recently completed her Associate in Science degree at Williamsburg Tech, and, thanks to the

helpful guidance of Dr. Eric Brown, WTC’s Vice President for Student Affairs, she learned early on that the WTC-USC Bridge Program could help her realize her dreams of achieving a four-year degree and hopefully continuing to medical school to become a radiologist or pathologist.

 

While a student at WTC, Murdock was able to take a full schedule and maintain a high B grade point average. Her scholastic aptitude won her the Williamsburg Technical College Foundation General Scholarship during the fall 2013 semester. She has taken the requisite 64 semester hours to achieve the Associate in Science degree at Williamsburg Technical College. Planning to gain a four-year degree in biology with an eye toward med school, she will transfer five biology courses from WTC to USC.

 

“Attending Williamsburg Tech definitely taught me how to balance my school work load,” Murdock says. “I realized the importance of getting to know my instructors and talking to them about my coursework.” Small class size and tough yet helpful instructors readied Murdock for the larger university world and gave her the necessary foundation upon which to continue her educational career. She will enter USC in January 2014 with junior status – and not nearly the debt that many families face when their high school graduate goes off to a university campus the first two years of their college career.

 

Students participating in the WTC-USC Bridge Program have access to a variety of services from USC’s admissions, housing and financial aid offices, the Career Center and the Student Success Center. Students who are recent high school graduates and first-time college attendees are ideal candidates for the Bridge Program.

 

Students may inquire about the WTC-USC Bridge Program by contacting Dr. Brown, who serves as the WTC-USC Bridge Program representative, to determine their eligibility. As an applicant of both WTC and USC, Bridge Program participants will benefit from an array of services that will improve their transitions from WTC to USC.

 

For more information on the WTC-USC Bridge Program, contact Dr. Brown at 843.355.4170 or browne@wiltech.edu.

 

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Photo cutline: Henry Poston (left), chairman of the Williamsburg Technical College Foundation, presents the Williamsburg Technical College Foundation General Scholarship Award to the fall 2013 recipient, Mae Murdock of Lake City. Murdock is an Associate in Science major who is participating in the WTC-USC Bridge Program.

 

  

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WTC to Offer Dual-Credit Courses at Hemingway Center

 

Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) recently received approval from the Southern Associate of College and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges to offer five certificate programs of study at the Hemingway Career and Technology Center (HCTC) for dual enrollment high school students beginning January 2014.

 

Courses to be offered will include Basic Automotive Repair Technology, Basic Patient Care, Basic Welding Technology, Construction Trades, and Electrical Technology. Through a collaborative effort between the Williamsburg County School District (WCSD) and WTC, it was determined that the industrial/vocational certificate programs and the nursing certificate program are the best choices to offer as dual credit for both high school and college coursework. Such an opportunity to piggy-back credits and be dually-enrolled at their high school and at WTC means that, during a student’s high school career, he or she may complete educational classes to either further the student’s education at the College or seek an entry-level position in a chosen field of study.

 

Dual enrollment certificate programs mirror the certificates already offered to college-level students on the WTC main campus. The Board of Trustees of the SACS Commission on Colleges reviewed materials provided to them regarding WTC’s request to offer the courses at the HCTC campus and determined that the site and the scope of the courses were within WTC’s current accreditation status. The HCTC site is approved for an maximum of five years, at which time it will be reviewed for continued options in the dual enrollment vein.

 

For information on how to enter dual enrollment courses through WTC at the HCTC campus, contact your high school guidance counselor.

 

 

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WTC President Named to SACJTC Board       Patty Lee BW

 

Dr. Patty Lee, president of Williamsburg Technical College, was recently named to the board of the Southern Association of Community, Junior and Technical Colleges (SACJTC).

 

The SACJTC’s mission is to provide a unified professional voice to address regional and national issues that have an impact on policies, procedures and practices related directly to associate degree granting institutions. The Association consists of accredited member institutions served by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges who offer more than 50% of their total degrees at the associate degree level.

 

The Association provides opportunities for its membership to engage in professional development activities through scholarly publications, activities and events. It also advocates and embraces the mission and goals of the SACS Commission on Colleges.

 

In addition to her service on the SACJTC board, Lee also currently serves on the boards of the Waccamaw Regional Economic Outlook Commission, the Work Ready Communities, the SC Works Partners, and the Coastal Plain Rural Health Network. She chairs the Waccamaw Regional WIB Youth Council and co-chairs the Educational/Training Committee of the Williamsburg County Economic Development Authority. She is a member of the Kingstree Rotary Club, the Lions Club, and Delta Kappa Gamma.

 

 

 

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  NURSING ASSISTANTS NOW TRAINING AT WTC

Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) is now offering a Nursing Assistant (NA) certificate program in addition to the popular Practical Nursing diploma program.

The next 15-week program begins on January 13 when WTC’s spring semester starts. Interested persons must complete the WTC application process through the College’s admissions office and register for the classes in order to qualify to attend a mandatory orientation session on Tuesday, December 10, at 1 p.m. in the College’s Building A. A $25 nonrefundable fee must be paid prior to the orientation to hold a student’s spot for the class. The fee is applicable toward tuition for the program.

The Nursing Assistant certificate program curriculum requires less than half as many courses as the Practical Nursing diploma program and covers such areas of study as cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques, general care of patents, and modern concepts of geriatric health care and nursing techniques in the long-term care setting. Nursing assistants, under the supervision of nursing and medical staffs, provide personal care and emotional support to elderly and/or acutely ill patients confined to hospitals, short-term intermediate facilities and long-term care institutions.

Nursing assistants employed in health care facilities are often the principal caregivers and are required to take temperatures, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure. In addition, nursing assistants observe patients’ physical, mental and emotional conditions, and report any changes to the nursing or medical staff. They also assist by answering patients’ call bells, deliver messages, serve meals, make beds, and help patients eat. The Nursing Assistant program requires 16 hours of credit for successful completion of the program.

Graduates of the Nursing Assistant certificate program are eligible to take the Competency Exam for state certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). A grade of ‘C’ or higher is required in all core courses. All direct caregivers must obtain a criminal record check as designated by clinical agencies and may not be eligible for work if their record shows a criminal history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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