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Eighteen teams, representing students from Upstate elementary and middle schools, competed in a regional qualifying event for FIRST LEGO League teams. Around 200 students, ages 9 – 14, along with coaches and parents, attended the College’s Fifth Annual FLL Regional Tournament February 9. The event was hosted by the Engineering and Industrial Technology Division and was made possible through a generous donation from Robert Bosch LLC.

The Veterinary Technology program works with all animal shelters in three counties to aid in animal spaying/ neutering and adoption. Twice a semester, Adoption Days are held on campus for pets (cats and dogs from the animal shelters) that have been cared for during the semester as part of the Veterinary Technology program. All animals are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. Pictured here is student Robyn Smith with Heaven, a two-year-old female Golden Retriever who weighed a mere 21 pounds when she was found alongside the road by an Oconee County Animal Control Officer who took her to veterinarian Dr. Kathy Jordan, who began administering a life-saving blood transfusion. Heaven remained at the Oconee County Animal Shelter until Veterinary Technology students picked her up and other animals as part of their clinical training. A fully recovered Heaven was adopted in May 2013.

More than 500 people turned out for the WorkLink Job Fair held March 21 in the Student Center. The event, hosted by WorkLink and SC Works, was open to the public. Job seekers like John Jeffries, of Anderson, pictured here with Miryam Carter, personnel representative at Michelin, were able to meet with employers, discover educational and training opportunities, and network with fellow job seekers.

Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Company was among the businesses and industries participating in the College’s Annual Career Fair. Here, Bryan Taylor, of Anderson, right, an Industrial Electronics Technology major, talks with Chris Hart, plant engineering manager. The event was sponsored by the Career Services Department at the College.

Since 2005 the College has hosted Bluegrass under the Stars, a free concert and fireworks event for the family held annually in conjunction with the town of Pendleton’s annual Spring Jubilee celebration. One of the most recognizable voices in bluegrass music today —Lou Reid—headlined this year’s show with his group, Lou Reid and Carolina.

Facult , staff, and students at the Pendleton, Anderson, and Easley Campuses sponsored an angel tree for children from the Pendleton and Seneca Head Start programs and New Foundations Group Home in Anderson. A total of 137 angels were adopted.

For the first time, students in Crescent High School’s Electricity program can take dual-credit courses through the College. Students are taking an electricity course offered by Crescent for Technical Advanced Placement credit. Beginning in fall of 2013 (their senior year), they enrolled in two Tri-County courses— AC/DC Circuits II and Digital Electronics—at our Anderson Campus. Next spring they can take Instrumentation and Solid State Devices, also at the Anderson Campus.

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