Tech System president brings Tour de Tech to FDTC

South Carolina Technical College System President Tim Hardee has embarked on a mission.

He is bicycling to all 16 technical colleges in the Palmetto State in a fund-raising effort for scholarships that is being called Tour de Tech.

Florence-Darlington Technical College was one of his stops on a recent leg of his statewide mission.

Hardee wheeled into FDTC Oct. 11 at 1 p.m.

Hardee is an avid cyclist and he began the 12-day, 800-mile Tour de Tech on Sept. 27 with a ride to York Tech in Rock Hill.

When he arrived at FDTC, Hardee had one last leg to complete on Oct. 12 with a visit to Horry Georgetown Technical College in Conway.

Tour de Tech’s stated mission is to raise money for scholarships through the South Carolina Technical College System Foundation.

A local donor was to present Hardee a check at the FDTC stop of the tour.
Some 80,000 students are enrolled statewide in the South Carolina Technical College System and FDTC by itself has a total of nearly 6,000 students taking classes at its campuses.

Author: Rachel Howell

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