FDTC Student Named to Academic All American Team

South Carolina Advanced Technology Education (ATE) and Florence-Darlington Technical College student Shawn Ballenger was named to state's Technical College System's Phi Theta Kappa All State Academic Team during a ceremony at the State House, Wednesday, March 8, 2006.

The Hemingway native was presented with his PTK medal by FDTC Engineering Technologies Department Head Kamil Zakhour.

Ballenger has also won a Community College Institute in Science and Technology summer internship to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.  There, he'll work with federal scientists doing research on sensor applications.

Ballenger is the first FDTC student to win such a prestigious internship according to South Carolina ATE Center of Excellence Director Elaine Craft.

Shawn Ballenger
Shawn Ballenger