Ten years ago, we were celebrating forty years as a college. On August 3, 2006, a celebration was held at PTC.
Former South Carolina governor Robert McNair spoke, as did former South Carolina state senator John Drummond. The first PTC director, Stanley Hudnall, was present, along with Dr. Barry Russell, President of the South Carolina Technical College System.
As the program for the event reads, “The fact is that in just one year (2004), Piedmont Technical College’s cumulative economic impact on its support area was more than $143 million.” The program also states that, “We take great pride in becoming the college of choice for thousands of area residents, and we are indebted to you for your continuing assistance.” Ten years later, those words still apply.