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PENDLETON — Current and potential Tri-County Technical College students will have a chance to network with successful graduates working in a variety of fields at an upcoming event at the College.


Sponsored by Tri-County’s Alumni Association and Career Services department, the “Connections that Count” forum is set for April 9, at 5:45 p.m. in Café on the Pendleton Campus.


Participating in the panel discussion are:


• Christy Allen, a 2001 associate degree nursing major, who is an R.N. at Hospice of the Upstate;


• Patrick Ballieu, a recent Clemson University Industrial Management graduate, who started his studies in the Bridge to Clemson program at Tri-County and is a training specialist at Bosch;


• Dana Griffith, a 1983 Radio and Television Broadcasting graduate and the College’s first Alumni Association president. She went on to earn B. S. and M.Ed. degrees from Clemson University and now is a speech instructor at Tri-County.;


• Rodney Jones, a 2000 Industrial Electronics Technology (IET) graduate, who is maintenance manager at Glen Raven and an adjunct IET instructor for Tri-County;


• Rachel Saylor, a 2013 Administrative Office Technology graduate, who is a client care/closing coordinator at Chappelear & Associates, Keller Williams Western Upstate;


• Michael Smith, a 1987 Criminal Justice graduate, who is director of community development at the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and an Alumni Association board member;


• Doug Wilson, a 1991 Electronics Engineering Technology graduate, who is senior associate development specialist at Robert Bosch Corporation’s Anderson plant;


Career Services will be available to give workshops on resume writing, interviewing skills, using LinkedIn and other networking resources. For more information, contact Mary Johnston at 646-1808 or mjohnsto@tctc.edu.


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