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Denise Brinson Selected as College Rick Perkins Award Winner

Denise Brinson Selected as College Rick Perkins Award Winner

For Denise Brinson, technical education has been a life-changer. Her journey of persevering through challenges—from dropping out of high school to becoming an inspiring instructor at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC)—has led her to an opportunity to vie for Georgia’s Instructor of the Year title.  

OFTC recently named Brinson as its College Rick Perkins Award Winner. This award honors the Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) most outstanding instructors who demonstrate innovation and leadership in the classroom. 

Finalists for the award included DeAnne Lindsey, Allied Health Services - Nurse Aide/Healthcare Assisting (North Campus); Lee Radney, T and I/Transportation - Electronics Technology (South Campus); and Leslie Thigpen, Allied Health Services - Practical Nursing (North Campus). 

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Brianna Carey is Chosen as GOAL Winner

Brianna Carey is Chosen as GOAL Winner

Brianna Carey, a Respiratory Care student at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC), has been named as the College’s winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL). The announcement was made at the Sandersville Rotary.

Carey was chosen by a panel of local leaders to represent OFTC at the regional level. The runners-up included Karonda Hall, Respiratory Care (Laurens County); Olive Rehberg, Medical Assisting (Laurens County); and Abbie Smith, Radiologic Technology (Bleckley County).

“I am so happy to have been part of such an amazing group of students.  It was such an honor to be chosen among such talented, smart, and motivated people,” said Carey. “I am looking forward to Regional competition and having the opportunity to meet fellow students that are inspired and motivated to succeed through technical education.”

Commercial Truck Driving Students Net Scholarships

Commercial Truck Driving Students Net Scholarships

The OFTC Foundation North, Inc. selected Reginald Henderson, William Cook, Nictavious Freeman, and Dexter Forney to each receive a $100.00 Jack English Commercial Truck Driving (CTD) Scholarship.

 

Dr. Tiffany Daniel created the scholarship in memory of her late father, Jack R. English, who was a driving force in establishing the truck-driving program at OFTC. He served as director of the program until 2001.

 

In addition, Steven Kendall was the recipient of a $100.00 Howard Sheppard, Sr. CTD Scholarship. The Howard Sheppard, Sr. CTD Scholarship was established by the Sheppard family in memory of the late Howard Sheppard, Sr. Mr. Sheppard was the founder and President of Howard Sheppard, Inc. until his death in 2011 and was a firm believer in assisting others.

 

OFTC and the OFTC Foundation North, Inc. would like to congratulate all of our scholarship winners.

 

OFTC South Foundation Hosts Annual TOOLS Program

OFTC South Foundation Hosts Annual TOOLS Program

The OFTC Foundation-South, Inc. awarded tools to 17 Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) students at its TOOLS (Tools for Outstanding Occupational Leadership Students) program ceremony. During the 16th annual program held at the DuBose Porter Center, presenters shared the students’ inspiring stories of succeeding in the face of adversity and challenges.

“The students receiving the awards are a prime example of how OFTC provides the education for workforce development in the communities we serve,” said Dr. Lloyd Horadan, OFTC President.

The TOOLS Program is sponsored by the OFTC South Foundation, the Louie & Evelyn Livingston Family Foundation, and Morris Bank. The wide variety of essential tools, from stethoscopes, toolboxes to daycare items will help the following students to get a jump-start on their careers.

Cala Alligood, Radiologic Technology (Rentz)

Crystal Daniel, Medical Assisting (McRae-Helena)

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OFTC Names Semi-Finalists for GOAL and Rick Perkins Awards

OFTC Names Semi-Finalists for GOAL and Rick Perkins Awards

Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) recently selected its semi-finalists for two distinguished, statewide awards programs. While the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) recognizes the success of technical students, the Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction honors the college’s most outstanding instructors.

The following OFTC students were chosen for their academic excellence and leadership as GOAL semi-finalists:

• Brianna Carey, Respiratory Care (Telfair County)

• Karonda Hall, Respiratory Care (Laurens County)

• Olive Rehberg, Medical Assisting (Laurens County)

• Abbie Smith, Radiologic Technology (Bleckley County)

OFTC Student Receives Howard Scholarship

OFTC Student Receives Howard Scholarship

The OFTC Foundation-South, Inc. selected Blaine Hester of Dudley as the recipient of the Johnny B. Howard Scholarship. Annually the scholarship is awarded to an Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) student enrolled in the Welding and Joining Program. Priority is given to West Laurens High School students and graduates. Hester graduated from West Laurens High School in May of 2014 and began his studies at OFTC during the fall semester.

The scholarship is given in memory of Johnny Buford Howard, a life-long resident of Laurens County and former instructor at Heart of Georgia Technical College for nine years. Howard died in July 2007.

OFTC Recognizes Fall 2014 Scholars

OFTC Recognizes Fall 2014 Scholars

Dr. Lloyd Horadan, president of Oconee Fall Line Technical College, is pleased to announce the 150 students on the President’s List and 383 students on the Dean’s List for the 2014 Fall semester.

To be eligible for the President's List, students must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher with a course load of at least 12 credit hours during the term. To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and a course load of at least 7 credit hours during the semester.

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