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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.

OFTC Events in September for Literacy Awareness

OFTC Events in September for Literacy Awareness
 September 15, 2014
  • Read a Book, Warren County Head Start 9:45am - 10:00 am
  • Pajama Reading Night – Hancock County, Age Group K-5, 7:00 pm
  • Health Fair - Glascock County, 9:00 am
September 16, 2014
  • Family Literacy Night - Jefferson County Center, Pre K – 5th, 7:00 pm
  • Open House Wheeler County, 10:00 am – 12 Noon AND 4:00 pm – 6: 00 pm
September 17, 2014
  • G.U.M. (Grammar, Usage, & Mechanics) Writing Strategies, Age Group 5 -12 and adult learners, 6:00 pm
September 18, 2014
  • Find Your Future Today!

Area students invited to enter statewide design contest

Area students invited to enter statewide 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.

OFTC to Give Free GED Practice Tests for Limited Time

OFTC to Give Free GED Practice Tests for Limited Time
“See For Free” program helps students pass the GED test

 

From September 22 – October 3, 2014, Oconee Fall Line Technical College is giving free GED practice tests to all students who come into one of its centers through its “See For Free” initiative.

Students who take the practice test can see whether they’re ready to pass the GED® test and get a personalized study plan to help focus their studying so they can score higher.

Students can also learn about classes and other free resources available at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) to help them prepare for the GED test. To learn more or to schedule a free GED Ready practice test, contact the OFTC Adult Education Center in your county:

New OFTC Local Board of Directors Sworn Into Office

New OFTC Local Board of Directors Sworn Into Office

During its local board of directors meeting on Thursday, August 28th at its Sandersville Campus, Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) welcomed five new local board members: Mr. Tuttle Barksdale of Washington County, Mrs. Judy Deal of Glascock County, Mr. Robert Herndon of Telfair County, Mr. Gary Hutchins of Jefferson County, and Mr. Benji Tarbutton of Washington County.

Judge Sherri McDonald, Juvenile Court Judge for the Middle Judicial Circuit for the state of Georgia, presided over the swearing-in of the new members.

The fifteen-member board is made up of community leaders representing the OFTC service delivery area, which includes Bleckley, Dodge, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Laurens, Telfair, Warren, Washington, Wheeler, and Wilkinson counties:

OFTC Summer 2014 Scholar Lists Announced

OFTC Summer 2014 Scholar Lists Announced


Dr. Lloyd Horadan, President of Oconee Fall Line Technical College, is pleased to announce the 86 students on the President’s List and 314 students on the Dean’s List for the 2014 summer 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.  



President’s List Students for:

Bleckley County:  Steven Bates, Harold Bozeman, Kenneth Dent, Malinda Floyd, Shellie Huff, Erika Jenkins, Dennis Kirkpatrick, Stacy Maddox, Shirley Mayne, Sandra Staples, Beverly Tharpe, Linsey Wyatt

Dodge County:  Robin Cook, Danny Edge, Diesha Floyd Roberson, Alicia Guyton, Courtney Snelgrove, Jessica Spires, Jhirmany Walker, Keithia Walker, William Whiggum