PTC Foundation Recognizes Scholarship RecipientsMay 9, 2023
The Piedmont Technical College Foundation recognized more than 200 scholarship benefactors and recipients at an awards luncheon recently in Greenwood. Enjoying a delicious and satisfying chicken-and-rice with vegetables meal followed by cheesecake, many students sat with their benefactors for conversation, inspiration, and keepsake photos.
“This event is one of my favorites of the year, because it brings students together with those who have invested in them and believe in their true potential,” said Fran Wiley, associate vice president of the PTC Foundation. “It’s an opportunity to break bread in the spirit of fellowship, to thank our benefactors, and to celebrate our students’ success.”
At the event, PTC Foundation Chair Jim Medford announced the addition of a new scholarship in memory of Jo Groomes, who served in various roles during her tenure at the college and retired as the vice president for student affairs. Medford announced that the Foundation Board is pleased to honor her memory with the Mary Jo Groomes Brighter Futures Scholarship.
After remarks and lunch, many recipients posed for photos with their families and scholarship sponsors. Hugs, laughter, flowers, and well wishes prevailed throughout the Medford Family Event Center during the event.
A list of 2022-23 scholarships and recipients is below.