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100% Pass Rate for OFTC's Pharmacy Tech Students

100% Pass Rate for OFTC's Pharmacy Tech Students

Oconee Fall Line Technical College's (OFTC) Pharmacy Technology Class of 2014 achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Each student is now a Certified Pharmacy Technician and registered with the Georgia Board of Pharmacy.

These students will complete their diploma at the end of summer semester and graduate in OFTC's Commencement Ceremony on October 30th.

With the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accreditation visit in September for OFTC's Pharmacy Technology program, the Class of 2014 will have successfully completed an ASHP accredited curriculum.

OFTC’s SkillsUSA Team Wins Gold at Nationals

OFTC’s SkillsUSA Team Wins Gold at Nationals

Students from Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) received top honors by winning Gold in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies at SkillsUSA’s annual National Leadership and Skills Conference and Championships held in Kansas City, Missouri, on June 23-27, 2014.

OFTC’s National Gold Medalist Opening and Closing Ceremonies team consisted of Johnny Pederson, Cathy Foskey, Erin Morris, Cecila Adamson, Mindy Oxley, Rachel Pederson, Chelce Yearty, and Kimberly Million. The team rehearsed tirelessly together and with their advisors, Kim Meeks, Joyce Davis, David Hall and Jay Mullis, before making the trip to Kansas City. Their hard work and dedication paid off.

The Opening and Closing Ceremonies competition at the national conference is the most hotly contested event for the week with hundreds of students competing. Typically, it is a very difficult event to win on the national level.

OFTC Instructors Complete 2014 Georgia Master Teacher Experience

OFTC Instructors Complete 2014 Georgia Master Teacher Experience

Allied Health Sciences Division Chair Leslie Thigpen and English Instructor Kim Meeks represented Oconee Fall Line Technical College as 40 Technical College instructors from throughout Georgia gathered for the first Georgia Master Teacher Experience.

The event was held at Southwest Georgia Technical College in Thomasville the week of June 8-12 and was designed to bring together teachers from the Technical College System of Georgia for an intensive week of focus on instructional innovations, motivational techniques, situational problem-solving, contextual learning, and information exchange.

Born as a byproduct of Southwest Georgia Technical College’s Quality Enhancement Plan, the Master Teacher event is designed as an experiential learning event developed by teachers for teachers.

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.