Tomothy C. Edmond, Class of 2004
Distinguished Alumnus 2015
The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni who, over an extended period of time and/or through a singular achievement, have achieved exemplary success in their own field, extraordinary service to Midlands Technical College, their community, state, or nation. Through their citizenship, service and caring and generous spirit, they have personified qualities and character for all Midlands Technical College students and graduates to emulate.
Midlands Technical College's 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient is The Honorable Tomothy C. Edmond. Judge Tomothy Edmond was appointed by the Governor with the advice of Senator John L. Scott and confirmed by the South Carolina Senate as a Summary Court Judge in 2008. Judge Edmond is assigned to the Northern part of Richland County. Judge Edmond is a native of Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina. Judge Edmond has participated in numerous judicial trainings, seminars, and is a certified criminal law instructor in the State of South Carolina.
Judge Edmond law career spans with the South Carolina House of Representatives; the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). Judge Edmond received Degrees in Public Service with a concentration in Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Criminal Justice with a dual focus in Social work from the University of South Carolina and Midlands Technical College. He is also a graduate of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Investigators School, Regional Counter Drug Academy, and the first South Carolina Victim Assistance Academy.
Judge Edmond is a veteran of the United States Army. He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW 4262), North Columbia Rotary, and Summary Court Judges Association where he serves as a Chaplain, Judicial Representative for the Fifth Circuit, and Sgt. at Arms. He was recognized by Phi Sigma Theta a National Honor Society dedicated to recognizing and rewarding academic achievement in undergraduates at institutions of higher learning (3.5 higher GPA).
Away from the bench, Judge Edmond enjoys spending time with family. He considers his wife Carroll to be his best friend. They have celebrated additions to the family, their first grandson, Khairo 5 and granddaughter Brianna 4. Judge Edmond enjoys attending church at The Bible Way Church of Atlas Road, where he is a member. He also enjoys watching and coaching sports. Judge Edmond volunteers his time at doing several public speaking events and schools. He also volunteers at WJ Dorn VA Hospital as a Patient Service Advisor and was voted Best Supervisor/Workplace (Columbia Urban League) in 2013.