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.”

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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.’”

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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.”

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