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).