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Accounting degrees lead to career advancement

Accounting degrees lead to career advancement

Brandi Wilkinson and Arlisa Whipple thought going back to school would help in their careers, and they were right.

Working full time at Cullen Supply in Dublin with accounting duties such as payroll, accounts payable/receivable, preparing and paying sales taxes, Brandi was a busy worker and a busy mom. She decided to go to college to learn more about her duties and have a better knowledge of what she was doing and why."

“My new associate’s degree in accounting didn’t get me a promotion, but it did help me change my working hours for the better,” explains Brandi. “I now only work part time making as much money as I did working full time and have more time to spend with my daughter."

“It also allows me to start my own business filing income taxes from my home next year to make more money. Going back to school was the best decision I ever made.”

Demaryius Thomas makes camper's weekend

Demaryius Thomas makes camper's weekend

Demaryius Thomas's West Laurens football camp was part of an amazing sports weekend for one central Georgia boy.

Damien Johnson is from Rentz, Ga., in Laurens County. Dublin hosted a special basketball game for Damien Friday night. Johnson then met his hero, Demaryius Thomas, Saturday morning. After that, Rooms From the Heart, from Macon, decked Damien's room out in sports gear Saturday night.

The reason for the big weekend?

CAREER FAIR Today at OFTC Dublin Campus

CAREER FAIR Today at OFTC Dublin Campus
Oconee Fall Line Technical College and the Department of Labor are holding their annual Career Fair TODAY at the  College's Dublin Campus. Come visit with these employers and community resource partners who will be attending our Career Fairs/Expos next week.   

OFTC Dublin Campus:      Tuesday, July 15th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, Dubose Porter Center

Auburn quarterback cited for marijuana in Reynolds, Taylor counties

Auburn quarterback cited for marijuana in Reynolds, Taylor counties

Auburn University quarterback Nick Marshall was cited for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana in Reynolds, Taylor County.

According to Police Chief Lonnie Holder, the former Wilcox County High School standout was pulled over at 1:19 p.m. Friday for having a tinted windshield.

He was driving east on Georgia Highway 96 on the east side of Reynolds -- a town of about 1,000 people, halfway between Macon and Columbus.

OFTC holds Spring 2014 Commencement Ceremony

OFTC holds Spring 2014 Commencement Ceremony

DUBLIN, GA - Oconee Fall Technical College (OFTC) held its spring commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at its South Campus in Dublin for students completing their associate of applied science degree, diploma or technical certificate of credit during the 2014 calendar year.

Two hundred eleven students completed an associated of applied science degree, diploma or technical certificate at OFTC during the 2014 fiscal year and participated in commencement, 90 of which were honor graduates.


Graduates attended classes online or at one OFTC’s campuses in Sandersville, Dublin, Louisville, Helena or Eastman.

View photos from this event on Facebook @ OconeeFallLineTech

 

Dublin Exchange Club awards 7 OFTC scholarships

Dublin Exchange Club awards 7 OFTC scholarships

The Dublin Exchange Charitable Foundation presented scholarships to seven Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) students on June 17th at the Dublin Country Club during its weekly meeting.

The recipients attend programs at the college's South Campus in Dublin: Tonya Akins (Health Care Assistant), Sarin Chhipa (Pharmacy Technology), Debra Dixon (Early Childhood Care/Education), Karmen Heath (Pharmacy Technology), Virginia Pierce (Early Childhood Care/Education), Laura Sanders (Health Care Assistant), and Pamela Wilkins (Accounting).

“The Dublin Exchange Charitable Foundation, Inc. provides financial assistance to organizations and individuals in and around Laurens County, Georgia, through scholarships or contributions to be used in the advancement of higher education, prevention of child abuse, or any other charitable activity deemed worthy by the Board of Directors” said Bill Hoyt, Dublin Exchange Club Charitable Foundation Board Member.

OFTC's pharmacy tech students get creative

OFTC's pharmacy tech students get creative

OFTC Pharmacy Technology Class of 2014 students are preparing “Achy Braky” Foot Cream as part of the competency for non-sterile compounding in PHAR 2060. Their instructor is Karen Davis who has been setting up creative lab experiences for the students. Many of these students will enter the local workforce as pharmacy technicians after they graduate at the end of the summer semester.

For further information about the Pharmacy Technology program at OFTC, contact Instructor Jack J. Shepherd at 478-274-7743 or by email at jshepherd@oftc.edu.