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Area students invited to enter design contest

Area students invited to enter design contest

Oconee Fall Line Technical College is encouraging all area elementary, middle and high school art instructors and their students to participate in Georgia's annual Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) student design competition.

Winners have the opportunity to win cash awards and attend the Manufacturing Appreciation Week luncheon in Atlanta with the Governor.

Students from across Georgia are encouraged to submit artwork depicting the importance of manufacturing to their lives and communities as part of Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW). MAW was developed by the Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

The deadline to enter the student design competition is February 7, 2013 and all entries should be submitted to Oconee Fall Line Technical College, Attention Jennifer Ahrens, Exec. Director of Marketing and Public Relations, 1189 Deepstep Road, Sandersville, GA 31082.

Parker Hannifin donates to OFTC Foundation

Parker Hannifin donates to OFTC Foundation

Wendy Fennell, Human Resources Team Leader at Parker Hannifin Corporation, presented a $1,000 check to Roger Miller, President of the OFTC Foundation-South, Inc. Board of Trustees.

“The Foundation graciously accepts this gift from Parker Corporation which will support initiatives such as the Lending Library, scholarships, and the TOOLS Program at Oconee Fall Line Technical College,” commented Jenny Shuman, Executive Director.

The OFTC Foundation-South, Inc. is a 501c3, non-profit organization whose mission is to raise funds to assist the students, faculty, and staff of Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s South Campus.

Trustees Meet and Tour OFTC Pharmacy Tech Lab

Trustees Meet and Tour OFTC Pharmacy Tech Lab

Trustees serving on the OFTC Foundation – South, Inc.’s board met on Monday, November 18, 2013 at Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s (OFTC) Dublin campus.

The meeting featured two speakers, including OFTC Pharmacy Technology Instructor Jack Shepherd and dual enrollment student Stuart Mullis.

Shepherd talked to the trustees about the College’s Pharmacy Technology diploma program. He outlined the program and how it enables students for employment within a pharmacy.

Dual enrollment student Stuart Mullis talked about going to high school and college at the same time. Stuart is currently enrolled in Welding & Joining Technology Diploma at OFTC’s Dublin campus and takes classes after school. Stuart thanked the trustees for all of their hard work and dedication to students at the college and shared his future plans with the group.

After the meeting, the trustees enjoyed a tour of OFTC’s Pharmacy Technology lab.

Laurens board votes on middle-school funding

Two new middle schools could be coming to Laurens County.

On Thursday the Laurens County Board of Education passed a vote 3 to 2, allowing it to apply for approximately $8.3 million in state funding to build one of two possible middle schools.

Laurens board plans to vote on middle-school funding

Laurens board plans to vote on middle-school funding

Two new middle schools could be coming to Laurens County.

Superintendent Rob Johnson says they've already lined up partial state funding for one of them, and the school board may vote tonight on whether to ask for state backing for the second.

Johnson said the county's current single middle school is old and in need of improvements.

OFTC commemorates Veterans Day

OFTC commemorates Veterans Day

Veterans of all ages either attending or working at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) attended a celebration in their honor at the College's Dublin campus.

Students from all OFTC campuses (Dublin, Sandersville, Louisville, Helena, Eastman) were invited to attend the celebration hosted by the college's Student Government Association (SGA). The event also included a special speaker, U.S. Representative John Barrow from Georgia's 12th district.

While Veterans Day honors all American veterans for their dedicated and loyal service to their country, the faculty, staff and students of OFTC wanted veterans to know that they deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made in their lives to keep our country free.

Nissan 370Z Roadster donated to OFTC Automotive Program

Nissan 370Z Roadster donated to OFTC Automotive Program

DUBLIN, GA – The Nissan USA Technical Training Operations Center in Franklin, Tennessee, donated a 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster Convertible to the OFTC Foundation – South, Inc. for use in Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s automotive programs.