New Faculty and Staff Members Begin Fall Semester at FDTC
Several new faculty and staff members have joined Florence-Darlington Technical College for the fall semester. Lyn Cain is an instructor in the Nursing program. Cain received Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Nursing from Tennessee Technical University. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing from St. Joseph’s College. Cain has been a nurse at Tennessee hospitals and was a Nursing Instructor for Tennessee Technology Center.
Carrie Dantzler has been appointed as an instructor in the Nursing program. She’s teaching as the Obstetrics instructor. Dantzler received a Diploma from Orangeburg Regional Hospital School of Nursing, and a BS and M.Ed from SC State University in Math and Education. She earned her MSN from Phoenix University and has an extensive background in both secondary education and nursing. Dantzler has held positions as a high school Math teacher, an Engineer for Southern Bell, and a Registered nurse.
The FDTC headquartered South Carolina Advanced Technology Education has a new Webmaster. Steven Dorty is originally from Pennsylvania. Dorty has worked as a Pressman for Phoenix Color Corporation, Webmaster/Graphic Artist for Blue Ridge Publishing, Adjunct Instructor for Shepherd College, Data Analyst for Wolters Kluwer Health and Instructor for AccuTech Career Institute.
Diane Myers is joining the College as an instructor of Nursing. Myers received an Associate of Science degree from FDTC in Nursing, a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees in Nursing and Nursing Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. She’s been a Nurse Manager and Staff Nurse at Carolinas Hospital System, and has held positions at several educational and health agencies including a stint as a Public Health Nurse for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Matthew Schaffer is FDTC’s newest Instructor of History. Schaffer earned an Associate of Science degree from Erie Community College in Biology, a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Buffalo in History and a Master of Arts degree from Indiana State University in History. His past work experiences include History Instructor for Genesee Community College, Jamestown Community College, General Education Instructor for Medaille College, and served on active duty in the United States Navy Reserve.
Darren Smith has been appointed as a Nursing Instructor Assistant working primarily as clinical instructor. Smith received a Diploma in Health Science and Associate of Science degree from FDTC in Nursing, a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Francis Marion University and a BS degree in Nursing from University of South Carolina.He’s has held positions as a Nurse Manager for Carolina’s Hospital Systems and Staff Nurse for Correctional Medical Systems, Incorporated.
Jennifer Strong is the FDTC’s new Payroll Coordinator in the Business Office and comes to Florence-Darlington Tech from Williamsburg Technical College. Strong received an Associate of Science degree in General Business from WTC. Strong has worked as a clerk for Martin’s Drug Store, Office Manager for Superior Manufacturing, Accounting Clerk II for Georgetown County and most recently as a Fiscal Technician for Williamsburg Tech.
Alan Trusky is joining Tech’s faculty as an Instructor of English. Trusky received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education and English and a Masters of Education from Clemson University. He’s held several positions as a teacher on the high school level and has worked as an adjunct English instructor for FDTC and South Carolina State University. In addition, Alan has also served with the National Guard.
Krystal Washington is the new Applications Analyst in the Information Technology Department at FDTC. Washington earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of South Carolina. She’s worked as a Production Operator for Mega Force, Graduate Assistant for Winthrop University, Customer Service Representative for Verizon Wireless and a Technical Solutions Specialist with Calltech Communications.