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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.
 

Smith earns GED, quick transition to college

Smith earns GED, quick transition to college

Dublin, GA - Sabrina Smith earned her GED in only five short months while attending Adult Education classes at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) in Dublin. Regular attendance to the free classes at the college and hard work helped Sabrina prepare for each section of the GED test with great success.

Sabrina grew up in Illinois and maintained good grades through junior high; however, in high school, her grades started to decline. She started missing school and eventually dropped out. In 2010, she moved to Dublin, Georgia looking for a fresh start, but she knew she needed to her GED before she could attend college or find a good job.

Youth Sky Camp returning to MGSC

Youth Sky Camp returning to MGSC

Sky Camp, a summer aviation camp for kids ages 10 to 14, is set for June 30 to July 2 at the Eastman Campus of Middle Georgia State College.

Activities will include exploring weather, history and physics as they relate to flight; aircraft maintenance, building and launching rockets and gliders; flying in an aircraft and more.

Former West Laurens athlete selected in MLB Draft

Former West Laurens athlete selected in MLB Draft

Day three of the MLB Draft saw two Mercer Bears get selected by big league franchises.

The Chicago Cubs picked junior third baseman Chesny Young in the 14th round. Two rounds later, Young's teammate and senior pitcher Brandon Barker was drafted by the Atlanta Braves.

The Cubs get a hot bat in Chesny Young. He had a .401 average and 105 hits as a sophomore, before leading the team with a .348 average as a junior. Young also finished second on the team in hits with 71 this season.

MGSC invited to join Southern States Athletic Conference

MGSC invited to join Southern States Athletic Conference

Middle Georgia State College announced Tuesday they had received an invitation to join the Southern States Athletic Conference.  The invitation was extended from the SSAC Council of Presidents meeting held in Montgomery, Ala. that day.   It's the second part of the college's transition to four-year athletics, having joined the NAIA in April.

Said MGSC Athletic Director Charles Mullis in a statement "I am very excited by this news and what it will mean for our student-athletes and our coaches.  We will be playing against the best teams the NAIA has to offer and it is a testament to the strength of our athletic program and its storied past that such a prestigious conference wants us to join. " 

To learn more about the Southern States Athletic Conference, visit their website.