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FOUR HONORED AT
ENTREPRENEURS FORUM GALA
   

Entrepreneurs Forum 2011 

The Greenville Tech Foundation honored four entrepreneurs at its annual Entrepreneurs Forum Gala on Tuesday, September 27.  They were recognized for their business accomplishments and generous support of the community. 

 

(Pictured from left, Dr. Keith Miller (Greenville Technical College), Richard Heusel (KM Fabrics), William Brown (Family Legacy Wealth Management), Surendra Jain (Jain Chemical), Ed Good (Hampton Development Company), and Bob Howard (Greenville Tech Foundation).

 

Bob Howard, President of the Greenville Tech Foundation spreads the positive message to the 2011 Entrepreneurs Forum Gala attendees.
Bob Howard, President of the Greenville Tech Foundation spreads a positive message to the 2011 Entrepreneurs Forum Gala attendees.

 

GTC FACULTY STAFF CAMPAIGN SETS RECORD

 

The 2011 Faculty Staff Campaign raised a record amount for the Greenville Tech Foundation during its 2011 drive. For more information on the campaign, pleas visit GSA Business.

 

NEW SEMESTER BEGINS WITH CONVOCATION  

 

GTC's Convocation was held on Friday, August 26.  This year's theme was "Driving your own success."  The purpose of Convocation was to kick off the new academic year and to set the direction for the college's future.  The keynote speaker was Dr. Belle Wheelan, President of SACSCOC, an expert in college accreditation.  She gave the faculty and staff members tips on successfully completing the accreditation process now underway at Greenville Tech.       

  

BMW SCHOLARS PROGRAM 

 

BMW Manufacturing has announced a partnership with several area colleges including Greenville Technical College, Tri-County Technical College and Spartanburg Community College called the BMW Scholars Program.  The program will provide scholarships for up to 35 students per year, a maximum of 70 at any one time, for students pursuing studies in five manufacturing related disciplines at the schools.  At the same time the students will work for pay for 20 hours per week at BMW while they are pursuing their degree.  Greenville Tech president, Dr. Keith Miller, says the program will help students and BMW.


 

BMW Scholars Program Announcement; August 3, 2011
BMW Scholars Program Announcement; August 3, 2011

 

 

Culinary Arts

RICK ERWIN DINING GROUP ESTABLISHES SCHOLARSHIP FUND AT GREENVILLE TECH 


The Rick Erwin Dining Group, Inc. has established a scholarship fund for culinary studies at Greenville Technical College.  Plans call for the company, owner of Rick Erwin's West End Grille and Nantucket Seafood Grill, to help cultivate the culinary workforce through this program.

"When an industry leader like the Rick Erwin Dining Group steps in to assist our efforts to grow a well qualified workforce, that's a win for everyone," says Dr. Keith Miller, president of Greenville Tech. "We appreciate the generosity that is providing a foundation for this partnership."

At Greenville Tech's Culinary Institute of the Carolinas, chef instructors offer a caliber of education once available only by traveling to Charlotte or New York.

These programs qualify graduates for positions as sous chefs, pastry chefs, personal chefs, catering directors, hotel or restaurant managers, or certified culinarians earning strong salaries. Healthy job growth is expected for the restaurant industry in South Carolina, with a 23.9 percent increase in jobs or 26,600 positions by 2017.

The Rick Erwin Dining Group, Inc. owns and operates Rick Erwin's West End Grille and Nantucket Seafood Grill in Downtown Greenville.  Both restaurants have consistently garnered awards for excellence, including being named among the Top 50 Restaurants by Open Table-a distinction bestowed upon only two restaurants in the entire state.   
 

  

 

GRAHAM FOUNDATION GIFT FOR TECHNOLOGY  

 

The Graham Foundation has given the Greenville Tech Foundation a gift of $35,000.  The gift has been designated for the 21st Century Campus campaign.  This is a multi-million dollar multi-year campaign that will result in education and learning being more easily accessed by students and faculty on the College's campuses and via Internet wherever students and faculty might be.  It will also make administration of the College more efficient and effective.   

   


LEARNING COMMONS OPENS ON  

GREER CAMPUS   

 

This month, a new Learning Commons opened on the Greer Campus.  The Learning Commons brings a campus library, computer lab, and student tutoring center together, making services and resources easily accessible for students and visitors.   

 

The Learning Commons houses a circulating collection of library books, periodicals, and audiovisual resources.  Staff members are available to help with research, conduct information literacy classes, and work with faculty on research assignments and collection development needs.   

 

Funding from a federal Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) Grant has provided four desktop computers to support student coursework and online research, two staff computers, and a 25-unit laptop cart.   

 

Visit the Greer Learning Commons in building 301, rooms 120-122.  Fall operating hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

  


VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS  

ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT SHOW  

 

The 2011 Visual and Performing Arts Annual Juried Student Show, exhibiting on the Greer Campus, will be held beginning on October 3 through November 4, and will be juried by Converse Art Department Chair and faculty Teresa Prater.  Awards will be presented at the Halloween Costume Gala on Friday, October 28. 

  

   

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