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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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OFTC holds active shooter evacuation drill

OFTC holds active shooter evacuation drill

Dublin, GA - Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) hosted active shooter training for its faculty and staff on Monday, December 15th in the Livingston Hall building of the Dublin campus on Pinehill Road.

The exercise was conducted by the Dublin Police Department and Mark Rogers, OFTC's Safety and Security Coordinator, and included training with deputies from the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia State Patrol. Officials and responders from other local agencies were also in attendance.

As a component of the College’s Emergency Operations Plan, this training provided valuable knowledge and insight for the faculty and staff, providing key information to enhance preparedness in the unlikely event of a violent attack. It was an excellent opportunity to learn from local law enforcement professionals and first responders.

OFTC selects its EAGLE winner for 2015

OFTC selects its EAGLE winner for 2015

Robert "Bo" Whitehead of Washington County has been chosen to represent Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) at the 2015 EAGLE Leadership Institute in Atlanta, Georgia on March 16-18, 2015. 

EAGLE is the first statewide program in the nation that recognizes and rewards excellence among students enrolled in adult education programs. This student recognition program is designed to create greater awareness of educational opportunities that are available in local communities across the state and to foster greater involvement in lifelong learning pursuits.

Students at OFTC were nominated for the local EAGLE award by their instructors based on a demonstration of superior achievement in the adult education programs.

OFTC selected Whitehead out of a group of twelve finalists from across the College's 11-county service area who each gave an interview about their studies, progress, hopes, and dreams and a short, prepared speech.

Stroll through OFTC's Festival of Trees

Stroll through OFTC's Festival of Trees

Dublin, GA - The OFTC Foundation-South is proud to present the Festival of Trees again this year! Twenty-four decorated trees are in Oconee Fall Line Technical College's Porter Center in Dublin. The public is invited to stroll through the beautiful trees!

A special thanks to the local organizations who decorated trees and the OFTC faculty, staff, and students who made ornaments for and decorated the OFTC tree.

During your stroll, take a moment to notice the star on the OFTC tree made by OFTC Machine Tool Technology Instructor David Hall and his students.

The trees will be up for public viewing until December 15th.

View photos from this event on Facebook @ OconeeFallLineTech