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Sport Fencing growing at high school and middle school levels

Sport Fencing growing at high school and middle school levels

Many parents and educators across the U.S. are coming to realize the benefits to students of Olympic Sport Fencing.  Sport fencing has been a small but ever present sport in America since the 19th century.  Usually, and erroneously, associated with the privileged class, it has found little place at large in the ball dominate sports arena in America.  However, that view has been changing rapidly over the 25 years.  The U.S. has grown steadily in world prominence including generation of World Champions and Olympic Gold and Silver medalist.  This growth is attributed with broader media coverage but also with a concerted effort by coaches and fencing enthusiast to promote this exciting sport at the middle school and high school levels around the country.  This moves fencing out from the traditional private salles (clubs) and college environments so as to make it accessible to everyone who is interested. 

OFTC Spring 2014 Scholar Lists Announced

OFTC Spring 2014 Scholar Lists Announced

Dr. Lloyd Horadan, President of Oconee Fall Line Technical College, is pleased to announce the 198 students on the President’s List and 370 students on the Dean’s List for the 2014 spring term.

To be eligible for the President's List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher with a course load of at least 12 credit hours during the semester. To be eligible for the Dean's List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.0 with a course load of at least 7 credit hours during the semester. 

Dublin OFTC student receives McCullough Scholarship

Dublin OFTC student receives McCullough Scholarship

Garrett Ingram of Dublin has been awarded the Alton Lee McCullough Scholarship by the OFTC Foundation- South, Inc.

The scholarship is presented annually to a graduating senior from the Laurens County school system who is enrolled in a program of study at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC). Garrett will graduate from West Laurens High School this year and is currently enrolled in Air Conditioning Technology at OFTC’s South Campus.

The scholarship is given in memory of Alton Lee McCullough, a life-long resident of Laurens County. “Mr. Mac” was a retired vocational teacher, school administrator, and farmer. He was a Laurens County School Superintendent from 1963 to 1971. The Alton Lee McCullough Scholarship, which was established in August 2002, was presented by family members Howard and Doris McCullough Abney.

OFTC students receive Horadan Scholarship

OFTC students receive Horadan Scholarship

Four (4) Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) Early Child Care/Education students at the college's Dublin campus have been awarded the Horadan Scholarship offered through the OFTC Foundation - South, Inc.

 The OFTC students who received the scholarships are Virginia Pierce of Dublin, Gloria E. Steen of Dublin, Christine Tarpley of Glenwood, and Donetrius Whipple of Dublin.

Dr. Lloyd Horadan, president of Oconee Fall Line Technical College, established the scholarship in memory of his mother, Joyce Horadan, who was a life-long educator. Eligible students must be enrolled in the Early Childhood Care/Education associate of applied science degree, must have successfully completed 12 credit hours, and have a minimum grade point average of 2.5.

OFTC’s Meeks recognized as a finalist for the 2014 TCSG Instructor of the Year

OFTC’s Meeks recognized as a finalist for the 2014 TCSG Instructor of the Year

Atlanta, GA – Kim Meeks, an English instructor at Oconee Fall Line Technical College, was recently honored as one of the nine finalists for the Technical College System of Georgia’s 2014 Instructor of the Year.

The top instructors from each of the state’s 24 technical colleges and the technical division at Bainbridge State College, which is part of the University System of Georgia, compete for the Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction.

The finalists for the award were recognized and congratulated by TCSG Commissioner Ron Jackson during a banquet in honor of the system’s best instructors and top students at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Atlanta on April 24th.

Heroic efforts by OFTC instructors save life

Heroic efforts by OFTC instructors save life

Atlanta, GA - Three Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) instructors received special recognition at last week's 2014 Technical College of Georgia (TCSG) Leadership Summit in Atlanta. OFTC instructors Brenda Gurr, Denise Brinson, and Michael Johnson were each presented the TCSG Commissioner's Award for their heroic efforts to successfully resuscitate a non-responsive individual at the college’s Dublin campus.

On March 19, 2014, OFTC Medical Assisting instructor Brenda Gurr responded to a contractor standing on a ladder holding on to his unconscious coworker. After advising one of her students to call 911, Brenda helped the contractor get his coworker down from the ladder and onto the floor, so that Brenda could assess the situation.

Royals lose home twinbill to West Laurens

Royals lose home twinbill to West Laurens

The Bleckley offense had been hot going to Firday's regular season finale versus West Laurens scoring a combined 33 runs in their previous two games.  Against the Raiders, BC struggled and was swept in both games of a doubleheader in Cochran.

Caleb Slaughter's first inning home run was the only run in a 2-1 game one loss.  BCHS left the bases loaded with two outs in the fifth inning.  Zac Evans had two of the team's four hits, going 2 for 2.

Despite seven walks from Raider pitching in game two, the offense had just two hits in a 6-1 loss.  Two bases loaded, two outs, opportunities were wasted.  Bryant Trice was 2 for 3 with a double and triple.

BCHS hosts Toombs County, the fourth seed from 2-AA, in round one of the state playoffs May 2.  Game one starts at 4 pm with game two to follow approximately 30 minutes later.