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Ogeechee Technical College

Denise Batton, Human Resource Generalist with Briggs and Stratton, is pictured above. Batton recently spoke at an employment recruiting event open to students in the Air Conditioning Technology, Automotive Technology, Construction and Electrical and Industrial Systems Technology. The purpose of the event was to enlist Ogeechee Tech to help fill the skills gap for Briggs and Stratton.

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Barry Turner
Vice President for College Advancement
Phone: 912.681.5500 | Email: bturner@ogeecheetech.edu

The Red Cross mobile unit is pictured on campus. The Student Leadership Council and the Student Affairs Department at Ogeechee Technical College recently sponsored a blood drive for the American Red Cross. Nineteen units were collected to help save lives.

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Barry Turner
Vice President for College Advancement
Phone: 912.681.5500 | Email: bturner@ogeecheetech.edu

 

Pictured left to right, at the check presentation for the Wimberly Memorial Fund at OTC, are:Lawson Rushing (Kelly Wimberly’s son), Russell and Kay Wimberly, President Lori Durden, Will Rushing (Kelly Wimberly’s son), and Wimberly family friends, Ashley Ellis and Laura Marsh. 

The Kelly Anne Wimberly Memorial Fund has been established with the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation to benefit students who have faced extreme challenges in their lives, and who have persevered to overcome those challenges to pursue their education at Ogeechee Technical College. Following her untimely death in 2011, Wimberly’s parents, Kay and Russell Wimberly, established a scholarship fund to assist students in continuing their education. Previously managed through private administrators, the funds were recently transferred to the OTC Foundation.

Wimberly graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Georgia Southern University, and formerly worked as a teacher with the Bulloch County Board of Education. “Education was important to Kelly, and we know she would be proud to know students are being helped in her memory,” stated her mother, Kay Wimberly. Students at OTC may request assistance through the College’s Foundation in the form of scholarships and emergency assistance.  Contributions to the Foundation’s annual iGot (I Give to Ogeechee Tech) campaign, as well as endowments and designated gifts from organizations and individuals, such as the Wimberly family, fund that support.

“We are honored to accept this generous gift from the Wimberly family, and we know it will make a positive impact on the lives of students,” said OTC president, Lori Durden. “The financial assistance provided for students can help pay for a variety of expenditures, such as tuition, books, clinical related supplies, and emergency expenses.” 

“We appreciate the thoughtfulness of the Wimberly family in providing this gift.  We want to honor Kelly’s legacy through the assistance we provide students,” said Durden. Members of Wimberly’s family and some very close friends were on hand at OTC for the presentation of the check. 

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Barry Turner
Vice President for College Advancement
Phone: 912.681.5500 | Email: bturner@ogeecheetech.edu

Members of Ogeechee Technical College’s Student Leadership Council, Student Affairs, and various Ogeechee Tech student clubs recently volunteered at the Community Soup Kitchen held at the First United Methodist Church in Statesboro. The volunteers purchased, prepared, and served a hot meal for approximately 300 people as part of Ogeechee on the Go, Ogeechee Tech’s community service initiative.

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Barry Turner
Vice President for College Advancement
Phone: 912.681.5500 | Email: bturner@ogeecheetech.edu

Shown above are students from Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) instructor Michael Twisdale’s College Success and Career Skills class. They recently participated in a Stress and Time Management Workshop presented by Kristina Brewton, counselor at OTC. Brewton explained demands placed on the body, both physically and mentally, from outside factors which cause strain. She said that the way in which people deal with those demands determines whether or not they become stressed. She went on to say there is good and bad stress and people must take responsibility in the role that they play in their own stress by being conscious of the decisions they make. She told the students that art, music, journaling, exercising, meditation, and talking with a trusted friend or professional are great ways to relieve stress. Students viewed artwork while listening to music, and participated in a five senses meditation experience during this session. The OTC Counseling Department hosted the workshop.

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Contact Information

Barry Turner
Vice President for College Advancement
Phone: 912.681.5500 | Email: bturner@ogeecheetech.edu

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