Florence-Darlington Technical College Awards Laptops to Students

The South Carolina Advanced Technology Education Center of Excellence awarded seven of its Tech Stars scholarship recipients with loan to own laptops Friday, January 20th.  The Students are Steven Bumby, Willard Cooper, Gloria Gibbons, Natissa McClester, Audwin Mumford, and Timmie Wright.

The ATE program is funded by the National Science Foundation.  One of the Tech Stars had a bit of a wait before he could get his laptop.  Williard Cooper was called up for active duty in Iraq last year and had to put his education at FDTC on hold.

ATE Director Elaine Craft is very proud of Cooper who's also an ATE Scholar and is working this semester as an intern at ESAB Welding Products.

Photo of Tech Stars scholarship recipients