Excitement was in the air on Sunday, October 23, 1966. The Piedmont TEC campus was officially dedicated at 3 p.m. on this date. Robert McNair, Governor of South Carolina, delivered the keynote address, and many local and state dignitaries and supporters were present for the occasion.
Piedmont TEC’s library began with fewer than a dozen books. Today, the library collection has nearly 30,000 books and also provides students and employees with access to more than 268,000 electronic books and hundreds of thousands of articles.
As mentioned previously, student clubs and other organizations have been a part of campus life since PTC’s inception. The Omega Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was chartered on December 3, 1973, and its members have contributed greatly to the college in many ways.
The PTC Speakers Bureau was comprised of faculty and staff who shared “their experiences and ideas” by conducting programs for various community groups, such as churches, civic organizations, and schools.
As an “attempt to aid Area Committees and architects in the comprehensive planning of technical education programs in South Carolina,” the State Committee for Technical Education published a master manual in September, 1967.
Before online courses were offered at PTC and other colleges, there were telecourses. This brochure describes the telecourse modality as "a complete and integrated instructional system that generally includes television programs, a text book, and a variety of other instructional materials...."
Yearbooks provide a valuable documentation of campus life and activities throughout the 1970s. The first Piedmont TEC yearbook was called the Diamond and, as far as we can tell, was published only once, in 1969.