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MGSC Yard Sale to Benefit Special Olympics

MGSC Yard Sale to Benefit Special Olympics
The Dublin Campus SGA is hosting a Community Yard Sale from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, to help out the local Special Olympics program.
 
The yard sale - to be held on the Dublin Campus of Middle Georgia State College - is to raise funds for the joint Special Olympics program of the Dublin City and Laurens County school systems. Anybody who wants to sell items at the event will pay $10 for each booth space he or she rents. All booth fees will go to the Dublin-Laurens County Special Olympics. Sellers keep any money they make.
 
“We appreciate the opportunity that the college has given us to raise funds for our program," said Jennifer Claxton, director of Student Support Services for Dublin City schools. "This event will also help send our student athletes to the state games in Atlanta.”
 
To register for one or more yard sale booths, contact Scotty Rainwater at srainwater@mgc.edu.

Working Together, No Flu For You

Working Together, No Flu For You

DUBLIN, GA - Students enrolled in Allied Health programs at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) are required to have a flu vaccination prior to beginning their clinical rotations, and students in OFTC's Pharmacy Technology Diploma program received their flu shot this past Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at the College's South Campus in Dublin.

The flu vaccines were donated by Gayco Health Care Pharmacy through the OFTC Foundation - South, Inc., and were administered by OFTC students enrolled in the Practical Nursing Diploma program under the direct supervision of their nursing instructors.

"This is a great example of the community and the College working together for the greater good," said OFTC Pharmacy Technology Instructor Jack Shepherd. "The donated vaccines help our students' pocketbook and overall health, in addition to the health of those patients our students will assist. We appreciate Gayco Health Care's generous donation."

OFTC PBL Students Collect for Humane Society

OFTC PBL Students Collect for Humane Society

Oconee Fall Line Technical College students in Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) held a food drive for the Dublin-Laurens Humane Society during the month of September.

Donations by area residents and College faculty, staff, and students were delivered on Wednesday, October 2nd.

 

My Teacher is Tops - Kiley Karmazinas

Kiley Karmazinas, a math teacher at West Laurens Middle School is our first "My Teacher is Tops" winner of the 2013-14 school year.

Karmazinas was nominated by Abbie and Ashlyn Sanders, twin 7th graders who are both in her math class.

"She isn't like those other teachers that are just there to teach," the twins explained in their letter. "She's there to be a friend and guide us to be the best we can be."

Karmazinas has been teaching for 10 years.  She started in Wilkinson County, but for the last 9 years has been teaching at West Laurens, the same school she attended as a child.

"I think it's awesome," Karmazinas told 13WMAZ Junior Journalist Josh Barker. "I think it makes us have pride in our school, and I want to make my students feel the same way when they leave, that they want to come home."

Starting College on the Right Key

Starting College on the Right Key

Today, computers are used in almost every aspect of our life. Students in school or college use computers, most businesses use computers extensively in the office and on the manufacturing line, and people use computers every day to surf the internet, email friends, or shop!

At Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC), all Diploma and Associate of Applied Science Degree students are required to take the course COMP 1000 - Introduction to Computers. The faculty at OFTC know that computers are used in the classroom extensively, and it is in a student's best interest to start off their college career computer literate.

Computer literacy is about learning the basics — how to save and open a file, how to use a word processing program, and how to send and receive email — for starters. It means having some sort of level of comfort around computers rather than a look of fear and a feeling of foreboding.

Bleckley 4th Graders Hear Advice from OFTC Students

Bleckley 4th Graders Hear Advice from OFTC Students

Oconee Fall Line Technical College Adult Education students in Bleckley County have been working on a slideshow presentation for 4th grade students emphasizing the value of education.

"We began this project for our Literacy Awareness Week in Georgia," said OFTC's Associate Dean of Adult Education Roger Byrd. "Educators have told us that the period between the fourth and fifth grade is when many students lose focus on school and opt for dangerous behaviors. Our students worked together to create a slideshow titled 'Voices of Experience' that teachers can use in the classroom that includes advice and experiences of adults who wish they had concentrated more on education when they were younger. Along with the slide show, a teacher guide has been prepared that tells the stories of some of our students in more detail."

Opportunity, Variety and Experience Add Up

Opportunity, Variety and Experience Add Up

Add up all the opportunities the study of accounting can lead to and you get the solution for an exciting career!

"Accounting is a subject taught in most all business programs. It lays the foundation for solid, fiscal management and understanding, a recipe for success in every business," said OFTC Accounting Instructor Dr. Stan Lawson.

Practical application of the subject is also important. 

"OFTC requires a two-pronged learning approach for all students. It is the combination of understanding and implementing their subject," continued Dr. Lawson. "Accounting can be a difficult subject to digest without a great deal of practice. It's not enough to read and understand. Our students leave each class with the ability 'to do'".

As financial regulations become stricter, there will be greater demand in every business field for workers to maintain books and provide accounting services.