Single mother graduates from Piedmont Tech — with two degrees

Posted on December 10, 2018

“Heaven Lee didn’t like talking when she first came to Greenwood.”

““I felt as though what I had to say didn’t matter,” Lee said. She even had a jacket that she could pull up to cover her mouth. Nevertheless, she spoke at her graduation from Piedmont Technical College this summer and shared some very personal information.”

Life Is Complicated: Distance Learning Helps

Posted on November 29, 2018

“Three months after a terrorist attack in Afghanistan left Jeremy Haynes a paraplegic, he met with a psychologist from the Department of Veterans Affairs. “He asked me what I wanted to do with my life,” said Mr. Haynes, a retired Army major. “I said I wanted to go back to school”. He said, ‘Let’s be realistic. You’re not going to be operating mentally like you did before.’”

Libertas apprenticeship program offers college alternative for high school graduates

Posted on November 20, 2018

“Libertas, a year-long apprentice program, plans to expand as more students shy away from a college degree. The Libertas program is targeted at young adults and works at teaching them fundamental life skills like time management, self-care, and finding a direction for their future. After students find an area of expertise they are interested in, they are paired one-on-one with an apprentice within the field to complete their training.”