Anderson Oconee Pickens
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Rebecca Eidson, Director, 646-1507, email@example.com
Lisa Garrett, Public Relations Associate, 646-1506, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eighty-five Tri-County Students Inducted Into Alpha Zeta Beta Honor Society
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5/1/2007
PENDLETON --- You’re in the right place at the right time, pursuing a two-year degree in an area surrounded by new markets, new technology, new jobs and new ideas, Rebecca Eidson, director of Public Relations and Communications at Tri-County Technical College, told the 85 Alpha Zeta Beta (AZB) honor society inductees during a recent ceremony on campus.
Initiates into the Alpha Zeta Beta chapter must have completed at least 12 hours of college work leading toward an associate degree and have attained a grade point ratio of 3.5 or better. Initiates also must be judged of good moral character and possess demonstrated qualities of good citizenship and service.
“Make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead of you,” said Mrs. Eidson, who challenged the group to embrace change, to be critical thinkers and team players and to engage in lifelong learning.
“You are our State’s investment in the future,” she said, adding that 90 percent of technical college graduates remain and live in South Carolina. Statistics show that S.C. technical college enrollment has increased by 60 percent since 1990, with Tri-County’s enrollment growth among the highest.
Following Mrs. Eidson’s comments, the following students were inducted into the AZB chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society at the College (listed by county and by city):
FROM ANDERSON: Wanda G. Bannister, Lea R. Betsill, Marty R. Cain, Philip M.Che, Donovan P. Colman, Lori H. Dobbins, Virginia K. Edwards, Allen R. Galloway, Steve E. Gibson, Laura W. Jolly, Joelynn R. Leopard, Heidi J. Madden, Lynne D. Nichols, Donna L. Osborne, Shawna R. Poole, Felicia A. Smith, Randall B. Smith and Melva R. Warnick.
FROM BELTON: Jasper E. Ashley and Michael C. Hendrix
FROM HONEA PATH: James A. Hagen
FROM PENDLETON: Ronak Patel
FROM PELZER: Amanda B. Parker
FROM PIEDMONT: Justin A. Jeanes and Sarah E. Ziemnicki
FROM STARR: Karen T. Brown, Sharon L. Pickens and Amber A. Wiles
FROM WILLIAMSTON: Miranda D. Bilbray and Kim G. Bruce
FROM MOUNTAIN REST: Michele L. Scovel
FROM SALEM: Kellie F. McKenzie
FROM SENECA: Joseph L. Atkins, Amanda D. Childers, Jennifer L. Dunston, Jeffrey P. Ekback, Johan N. Hakanson, Sabrina L. Kemp, Ann K. Nugent, William M. Parker, Rhonda E. Pierce, James T. Richardson, Jennifer L. Shoemaker, Barbara O. Taylor, Ebony M. Walker, Glenda F. Watson, Mary E. Wilson and Jennifer L. Worley
FROM TAMASSEE: Jessica M. Oh
FROM TOWNVILLE: Trisha M. Hardy
FROM WALHALLA: Christopher M. Hamor, Roberta H. Sitton and Kathy R. Tippins
FROM WESTMINSTER: Karlin T. Bacher, Brandy L. Bartlett, Kaye H. Freeman and Talat Mansour
FROM WEST UNION: Troy M. Fuller and Holly L. Garant
FROM CENTRAL: Thomas J. Dawkins, Jennifer M. Jones, Phyllis M. Lawless, Jessica R. Smith and Rita W. Swaney
FROM EASLEY: Tammy D. Brown, Carroll M. Constance, Thomas B. Durham, Kelley A. Giambrone, Michael Ledford, Savannah C. McDowell, Charlotte Mitchell and Jaylee M. Quarles
FROM LIBERTY: Andrew DeNard and Cynthia L. Gantt
FROM PICKENS: Angela F. Duncan and Randy L. Quick
FROM SIX MILE: Charles T. Cook, Tina M. Entrekin, Elizabeth A. Raggi and Kenneth L. Vinson
OUTSIDE OF TRI-COUNTY AREA: