Central Carolina Technical College has more than 15,000 alumni – many of whom have distinguished themselves in their chosen line of work, their communities, and their personal lives.

In 2012, the Alumni Partnership began awarding deserving alumni with a plaque and recognition at our Spring Graduation Ceremonies.

The Outstanding Alumni Award was established by the Central Carolina Technical College Alumni Partnership to recognize and honor an alumna or alumnus of CCTC or its predecessor institutions (Sumter Area Technical Education Center, Sumter Area Technical College) who has achieved significant success and recognition for accomplishments. To be considered for the award, a nominee should meet the following criteria:

  1. Earned a degree, diploma or certificate from the college.
  2. Earned the respect and trust of colleagues in the nominee’s chosen career field.
  3. Acheived success in career field and/or made contributions for the betterment of fellow human beings.
  4. Served as a role model for others.
  5. Remained committed to the CCTC mission and the college values of excellence, integrity and innovation.

2023 Outstanding Alumni Winners
Tina Goodwin
Senior Paralegal
Columbia, SC

Tillman Franklin “Frankie” Nobles
General Superintendent and Senior Civil Engineer
Columbia, SC

2022 Outstanding Alumni Winner
Lisa Bratton, RN
Clinical Nurse Manager
Sumter, SC

2018 Outstanding Alumni Winners
Al Harris
Assistant City Manager of Public Services
Sumter, SC

Cathy Kovacs
ABC Quality Program Manager
Kershaw, SC

2017 Outstanding Alumni Winners
Debra Branham
Kershaw County Probate Judge
Kershaw, SC

Terry Newman
SCE&G Fossil Hydro Environmental Compliance Manager
Sumter, SC

2016 Outstanding Alumni Winners
Felicia Hayward
Family Nurse Practitioner
Sumter, SC

Joseph McFadden
Warden, Lieber Correctional Institution
Sumter, SC


2015 Outstanding Alumni Award Winners
Anthony Dennis
Sumter County Sheriff
Sumter, SC

Cathering Harris
Judge of Probate for Lee County
Bishopville, SC

2014 Outstanding Alumni Award Winners
Amy Geddings
Business Office Manager, FTC
Sumter, SC

Josh Arrants
Natural Resources Specialist, Ft. Jackson
Columbia, SC

2013 Outstanding Alumni Award Winners
Rodney Levy
Senior IT Specialist with the Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C.

Floyd Keels
President and CEO for Santee Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Kingstree, SC

2012 Outstanding Alumni Award Winners:
Terrie Carlton
VP and Chief Nursing Officer for Tuomey Healthcare Systems in Sumter, SC

John Henry
Patrolman with the Lee County Sheriff’s Department


CCTC Alumni Partnership
506 N. Guignard Drive, Sumter, SC 29150