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OFTC Hosts Black History Month Events

OFTC Hosts Black History Month Events

In honor of Black History Month, Oconee Fall Line Technical College's Student Government Association hosted incredible guest speakers at campuses throughout its service areas.

 

"Observances like Black History Month are a great opportunity for our students and staff to celebrate African American history and culture," said Janet Smith, director of student life at OFTC. "Our programs featured leaders from the communities we serve who shared life lessons and an inspiring message for all."

OFTC South Foundation Hosts Annual TOOLS Program

OFTC South Foundation Hosts Annual TOOLS Program

The OFTC Foundation-South, Inc. awarded tools to 17 Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) students at its TOOLS (Tools for Outstanding Occupational Leadership Students) program ceremony. During the 16th annual program held at the DuBose Porter Center, presenters shared the students’ inspiring stories of succeeding in the face of adversity and challenges.

“The students receiving the awards are a prime example of how OFTC provides the education for workforce development in the communities we serve,” said Dr. Lloyd Horadan, OFTC President.

The TOOLS Program is sponsored by the OFTC South Foundation, the Louie & Evelyn Livingston Family Foundation, and Morris Bank. The wide variety of essential tools, from stethoscopes, toolboxes to daycare items will help the following students to get a jump-start on their careers.

Cala Alligood, Radiologic Technology (Rentz)

Crystal Daniel, Medical Assisting (McRae-Helena)

OFTC Names Semi-Finalists for GOAL and Rick Perkins Awards

OFTC Names Semi-Finalists for GOAL and Rick Perkins Awards

Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) recently selected its semi-finalists for two distinguished, statewide awards programs. While the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) recognizes the success of technical students, the Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction honors the college’s most outstanding instructors.

The following OFTC students were chosen for their academic excellence and leadership as GOAL semi-finalists:

• Brianna Carey, Respiratory Care (Telfair County)

• Karonda Hall, Respiratory Care (Laurens County)

• Olive Rehberg, Medical Assisting (Laurens County)

• Abbie Smith, Radiologic Technology (Bleckley County)

OFTC Recognizes Fall 2014 Scholars

OFTC Recognizes Fall 2014 Scholars

Dr. Lloyd Horadan, president of Oconee Fall Line Technical College, is pleased to announce the 150 students on the President’s List and 383 students on the Dean’s List for the 2014 Fall semester.

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

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Helton retires after 13 years at OFTC

Helton retires after 13 years at OFTC

Oconee Fall Line Technical College recognized the service of Practical Nursing Instructor Angela Helton at a retirement reception on Wednesday, December 10th at the College’s Sandersville Campus. Helton is retiring after 13 years of service with the College.

 

“Angela Helton is an extraordinary health care provider,” said Erica Harden, OFTC’s Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs. “As a nurse she provided care to thousands of people in Washington County, and she brought that same care, determination, and persistence to serving our students at Oconee Fall Line Technical College.”

 

“Because of her skill and love of nursing, Angela has been an asset to this community and to OFTC,” said Leslie Thigpen, OFTC’s Division Chair of Allied Health Sciences. “Words cannot express how our students have benefitted from having her as their instructor. She has been a wonderful coworker and a role model for many nurses in the area.”

 

OFTC selects its EAGLE winner for 2015

OFTC selects its EAGLE winner for 2015

Robert "Bo" Whitehead of Washington County has been chosen to represent Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) at the 2015 EAGLE Leadership Institute in Atlanta, Georgia on March 16-18, 2015. 

EAGLE is the first statewide program in the nation that recognizes and rewards excellence among students enrolled in adult education programs. This student recognition program is designed to create greater awareness of educational opportunities that are available in local communities across the state and to foster greater involvement in lifelong learning pursuits.

Students at OFTC were nominated for the local EAGLE award by their instructors based on a demonstration of superior achievement in the adult education programs.

OFTC selected Whitehead out of a group of twelve finalists from across the College's 11-county service area who each gave an interview about their studies, progress, hopes, and dreams and a short, prepared speech.

Military Times Announces the 36 Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges

Military Times Announces the 36 Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges
Selection focuses on financial discounts and corporate policies related to vets


SPRINGFIELD, VA – Military Times today announced its Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2015 rankings.

The organization comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times focused on benefits coverage, support services and widely available statistical measures when conducting and scoring the Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges survey, a highly respected, nearly 110-question analysis of a college’s efforts to provide veterans an environment for success.

As with all Best for Vets rankings, Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an organization a good fit for military veterans and families.