Martin Named Instructor of the Year
Ogeechee Technical College

Jan Martin’s face beamed with pride as she was named Ogeechee Technical College’s 2017 Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction recipient. The award is an annual, statewide competition that honors the Technical College System of Georgia’s most outstanding instructors.  Started in 1991, this honor recognizes technical college instructors who make significant contributions to technical education through service, innovation, and leadership in their field. 
President Lori Durden presented Martin with the honor last week at the spring faculty/staff meeting. Durden said, “Jan is one of those people who were called to teach. She’s passionate about her program, she keeps her students engaged, and she works diligently to maintain the stellar reputation of her program. There’s no doubt she’ll represent us well.”

Martin said, “I am humbled and honored to be chosen for this award. I work at the best technical college in the system with loving and understanding administrators, faculty, and staff.”

Martin, who has been an instructor at the College since 1997, will go on to represent the College at the Rick Perkins regional competition. She received a check from the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation, a plaque, and a reserved parking space for a year.

“I get to come to work and have fun and teach students about a profession I love,” she said. “I am passionate about what I do and it thrills me to see students eager to learn and enjoy themselves.”


Contact Information

Barry Turner
Vice President for College Advancement
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