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Campus Happenings

Beach Sweep

Keep our beaches clean

Join HGTC students, faculty and staff for the 29th annual Beach Sweep happening on Oct., 21 at 9:30 am on the beach at 67th Ave North in Myrtle Beach.  Contact Michael Williams for more information.





SSTC workshops

Get hired with the help of the Career Resource Center

The Career Resource Center will be hosting a variety of career building workshops during the Fall semester including; Job hunt 101, get resume ready, and the incredible interview!




SSTC workshops

Need tutoring assistance?

The SSTC will be holding workshops throughout the Fall semester in a variety of topics including; college success skills, studying tips and tricks, time management and more!



Team trivia happening next week at HGTC

Team trivia

Come on out and enjoy free food while you test your knowledge on pop culture, constitution day, and more! 1st and 2nd place teams will win prizes.

  • Tuesday, September 19 • 1:00 - 2:30pm
    Georgetown Campus • Building 100 • Room 142
  • Wednesday September 20 • 1:00 - 2:30pm
    Conway Campus• Building 1100 • Room 226
  • Thursday September 21 • 1:00 - 2:30pm
    Grand Strand Campus• Building 300 Library
    In The Brand New Video Wall Room!


HGTC Golf & Sports Turf Management work the PGA

Mole Crickets


Students, faculty and alumni from the Golf and Sports Turf Management Program worked on the grounds crew at this past week’s PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte.


Financial Aid workshop to be held on July 12!

Come and learn about all of the financial aid options offered for students at the HGTC Financial Aid workshop happening from 4-6 pm


on July 12, 2017 in Wavenet Central in buliding 1100 on the Conway Campus!

Financial aid

Financial Aid Workshop

specialists will be on hand to help students understand the many financial aid options available, fill out the FAFSA, and submit required documentation. Nearly 90% of all HGTC students receive some form of financial aid to pay for their education, so come and see how HGTC can help!  

For more information call The Financial Aid Office at 843-349-5251.


Facabook Live weekJoin us on Facebook Live July 17-21 for a virtual open house week!

Learn more about our academic departments, watch hands-on demonstrations from our professors and students and have your questions answered live. This is a great way to educate yourself on all of the programs to choose from at HGTC! The virtual open house week will be hosted at,  

See the schedule here

Financial Aid Workshop

HGTC will be smoke-free; effective August 1

HGTC is dedicated to providing a safe, healthful, comfortable, and productive learning and work environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors which is why the College has established a smoke-free policy on all campuses; effective August 1, 2017. This includes any and all types of cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, pipes, and electronic cigarettes. The following new procedure outlines the definition, scope, and enforcement measures associated with the new Policy.

Golf for a causeGolf for a cause

Team up with friends, colleagues, or clients and join HGTC for the first annual Medical Imaging Sciences golf tournament. All proceeds will benefit the Medical Imaging Sciences program.



Welding students win awards

Welding Students

Students from the Advanced Welding Technologies program competed recently in the 35th Annual SCTC State Welding Competition held at Spartanburg Community College where they won the following awards.

  • 3rd: Logan Sawyers, Category 2, Shielded metal arc welding on tee joints
  • 3rd: Anthony Martella, Category 3, Shielded meatal arc welding on Vee Groove Plate
  • 3rd: Robert Harnish, Category 4 , Shielded metal arc welding on Pipe



HGTC Students will hold a car show on April 29Car show

The HGTC Student Veterans Organization will hold a car show from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on April 29 on the Conway Campus of HGTC. Car and motorcycle enthusiasts are are encouraged to enter their classic, new, custom-built car, truck or motorcycle.

Prizes will be awarded for the best car, best truck, best motorcycle and ‘duct tape special.’ The event will be kid-friendly with concessions and games and will take place in the large parking lot adjacent to building 1100.

The event is free to attend, and registration fees for show participants are $5 for HGTC or Coastal Carolina University students and $10 for non-students. All proceeds will benefit the student-run veterans organization. Participants can register by clicking here, and send registration fees through PayPal. Sponsorship opportunities are available.  

For more information, contact Norman Godwin at 843-349-5194. Learn more about the HGTC Student Veterans Organization 


Interested in Human Services?  Join HGTC for the Human Services Expo, April 21!

Meet with local employers about job opportunities and speak with area representatives about volunteer/community service/internship requirements. Transfer representatives from CCU, Columbia College, Walden University and Kaplan University will be onsite to discuss university transfer opportunities for HGTC Human services students. This event will be held from 10:00am – 12:00pm in Bldg. 600 on the Grand Strand Campus. Contact Jeanne Bennett for more information at


Phi Theta Kappa win awards

HGTC's Alpha Nu Sigma chapter members Heather Jones, Michelle Latshaw, Steven Luse, Cassandra Colon, Norman Chestnut and Seth June attended the annual Phi Theta Kappa convention in Nashville recently. They heard Dr. Jennifer Arnold (from the TV show The Little Couple), photograpPhi thta kappaher Platon and Jamie Hyneman (from the TV show Mythbusters) talk about success, failure, perseverance, power and leadership.

The group brought home the following awards and recognition:

  • New Century Scholar - Heather Jones
  • Leaders of Promise Scholar - Michelle Latshaw
  • Distinguished College Project (for BLUE) - only the top 50 projects received awards out of more than 500 entries
  • Distinguished Honors in Action Theme Award (Innovation and Replication) - top 3 highest scores in each category
  • Distinguished Honors in Action Project Award - only the top 51 projects received awards out of more than 500 entries
  • Distinguished Chapter Award - this award represents the top 10% of all chapters submitting awards and places our chapter in the top 45 in the world!
  • Distinguished Chapter Advisor Team Award - Beth Carraway, Norman Godwin, Leila Rogers, and John Sharpe

Congratulations to everyone!


New President Welcomes New GovernorFore meets Mcalister

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster congratulated HGTC President Marilyn Fore recently on her first day in her new role as college leader. Governor McMaster took a brief tour of the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach and then spoke with community leaders, ICI chefs and students in the demonstration kitchen.

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce coordinated the governor’s visit to update him on advances in tourism and job creation. Later this month, Chef Joe Bonaparte will judge young chef competitions regionally and nationally as part of ProStart Invitationals bringing high school chefs to Myrtle Beach and Charleston.

Beyond the Campus Spring Career Expo

Meet with more than 80 local employers and get HIRCareer fairED at the Spring Career Expo happening on April 12, 2017 from 11 am - 2 pm in Café 1100 on the Conway Campus of HGTC. Bring your resume and dress to impress!  Call 843-349-7899 for more information.

Some of the employers attending include:
AP Professional Security, LLC,  Brittain Resorts,Coastal Staffing Services, LLC, DocuSystems, Inc., Energy Electric, LLC, G3 Engineering, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Guardian Angels Sitting Service, Horry County Government, Myrtle Beach Police Departmet, NC Dept. of Public Safety, Sights Advertising, Total Turf Golf Services,Tyson Sign Company, WonderWorks Myrtle Beach

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

The office of Student Engagement is hosting this event alongside our local Rape Crisis Center to support SAAM, which impacts MANY people nationally, internationally, and in our community EVERY day! We encourage ALL students & faculty/staff to come out and learn about the different aspects of Sexual Assault, red flags to look for, different forms of sexual assault, and how you can help someone in need!

Design your own t-shirt • Make an umbrella! • Enjoying a slice of PIZZA & COOKIES!

Tuesday, April 4 • 11am -1pm

Wednesday, April 5 • 11am -1pm

Thursday, April 6 • 11am -1pm

Criminal Justice Club Fundraiser

The HGTC Criminal Justice Club and the Conway Police Department will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit the South Carolina Special Olympics on April 12, 2017 from 9 am-2 pm on the Conway Campus. Come on out and show your support for this important cause! 


Lineman rodeo

20th annual Santee Cooper Lineworkers’ rodeo at the beach –  April 1

The 20th annual Santee Cooper Lineworkers' Rodeo will be held on the Conway Campus of Horry Georgetown Technical College in the Electrical Lineman training yard. The main event will begin at 8 am on April 1st. Learn more



Digital arts students win advertising awards

The 2017 AAF-Coastal Carolina Advertising Awards GalaAddy Awards was held Saturday, February 11 at the American Tap House at Broadway at the Beach. The Digital Arts department submitted 12 pieces and had 4 HGTC student winners. Those winners were: Christian Elia - Gold, Campaign; Holly Smith (Neff) - Silver, Packaging; Jacob Stowe - Silver, Photography; Dasan Locklear - Silver, Photography. Students whose work was submitted included: Marisol Contreras, Misael Rosetti, Alan Gonzalez, Fonda Stalvey, Marina Schaedler and Ashton Nguyen.

The Digital Arts department has a long tradition of Addy winners, and the program continues to grow and produce graduates that are very competitive in today’s job market. We are very proud of all of our students! View the winning entries here.


African American heritage month at HGTC

The February Student Engagement Hour is about celebrating Sweet Grass Basketsdiversity and African American Heritage. Join us for fun cultural enrichment events on each of our campuses. Each campus will have a different cultural food option.

Tuesday, February 21
Georgetown Campus
11am – 1pm | Student Lounge
African American Heritage Trivia Quiz Test your knowledge and learn some interesting cultural facts.

Wednesday, February 22
Conway Campus
11am – 1pm | Café 1100 Area
Sweetgrass Basket Weaver Corey Alston from Mt. Pleasant, SC will have a Gullah Cultural display of baskets
and various handmade items. Handmade woven roses will be available to students on a first come first served basis.

Thursday, February 23
Grand Strand Campus
11am – 1pm | Student Lounge
Make Your Own Kente Canvas event. Students will have the opportunity to create their own personalized design on a canvas to take home!

The Career Resource Center will be hosting several workshops throughout the semester

Come enjoy refreshments and win prizes while learning how to ace that job interview!

Career Resource CenterAll workshops will be held on the Conway Campus
Building 1100, Room 123

12:30-1:30pm • 2:30-3:30pm
Contact the Career Resource Center for more information at 843-349-7899 and like them on Facebook!

February 7 & 8
Confused About Selecting a Major? Take a career assessment & plan your path. (Computers provided.)

February 14 & 15
Got Career Goals for the Future? Build a Career Vision Board and follow your dreams. (Supplies provided.)

February 21 & 22
Hot Occupations! Discover online employment resources to uncover great careers.

March 7 & 8
Need a Professional Resume? Build a resume and get ready for job searching.

March 14 & 15
Interview Dress Code: Latest professional attire trends

March 21 & 22
Upcoming Job Interview? Get great advice on how to land the job.

April 4 & 5
Beyond the Campus Career Fair Boot Camp: Prepare for career fairs and hiring events with these great tips.

HGTC Students raise $590


The HGTC Students Veterans Club recently raised $590 which will benefit The Veterans Welcome Home Resource Center in Little River.




HGTC Hurricane Matthew Fundraiser


Join HGTC in collecting items that will be donated to the American Red Cross and Salvation Army, who are dedicated to assisting the victims of Hurricane Matthew.  Items will be collected starting Monday, October 17th until Monday, October 31st. Stop by the HR office on the Conway Campus on Halloween, show us your costume and receive a treat if you drop off donations.

The HR team will be visiting the Grand Strand and Georgetown Campus on Halloween between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to pass out candy and pick up any donations.  

Donations Needed:

Canned goods, clothes, sheets, towels, cleaning supplies, monetary donations.
Monetary donations will be used to purchase gift cards so families can buy meats, fruits, vegetables. Personal checks should be made payable to either the American Red Cross or Salvation Army.

Drop off locations: Conway Campus - HR Department

Georgetown Campus - Front Office
Grand Strand Campus - Student Affairs, Building 200
Thank you for making a difference in our community!