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Ogeechee Technical College

Susan Pope and Matthew Gainous, General Education instructors at Ogeechee Technical College, are currently coordinating efforts to collect relief supplies for Hurricane Michael victims in Southwest Georgia. Faculty, staff, and students can drop items off in the Natural Resources Building in Rooms 1315 and 1305, or in the OTC Bookstore.

Some examples of items needed are:

  • Towels
  • Paper towels/paper plates
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Charcoal
  • Batteries
  • Flashlights
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Can openers
  • Toothbrush
  • Tooth Paste
  • Deodorant
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Adult diapers
  • Any canned items
  • Noodles
  • Spaghetti sauces
  • Water
  • Formula
  • Tarps
  • Gas cans
  • Gatorade
  • Water
  • Chain saw oil
  • Chips or snack items
  • Bread
  • Peanut butter/jelly
  • Any non-perishable food items
  • personal hygiene items
  • Dog food/cat food
  • Cat liter

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BARRY TURNER
Vice President for College Advancement
Phone: 912.681.5500 | Email: bturner@ogeecheetech.edu

 

     

Ogeechee Technical College was closed Wednesday and Thursday, October 10 and 11, due to the threat of severe weather from Hurricane Michael. With the safety of students and employees of paramount importance, administrators at the College felt the most prudent course of action was to close the campus to allow for preparation for the forecast storm. In making the announcement about campus closure, Dr. Ryan Foley, Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, stated, “The safety of students, faculty, and staff is our top priority at Ogeechee Tech. Please continue to stay informed and have an emergency kit and plan for your family.”

OTC also serves as a staging location for recovery teams who work to clear roadways, restore electric power, and other post-storm follow up work. A group of Georgia Power workers utilized the College’s Natural Resources Building conference facility for a meal following the storm, prior to going out to restore electric service to much of the impacted local area.

“We are very happy that the storm did not hit our area with the intensity that was first projected, but we always want to prepare for the worst, to make sure those we serve at the College are safe,” stated Foley.

 

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BARRY TURNER
Vice President for College Advancement
Phone: 912.681.5500 | Email: bturner@ogeecheetech.edu

   

Ogeechee Technical College held a Pink Out Day to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Students, faculty, and staff were encouraged to wear pink and informational materials and promotional items were available. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual health campaign observed in October to raise awareness of the disease, promote the importance of screening, treatment, early detection, and support services.

 

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

The Ogeechee Technical College Foundation recently held its annual scholarship luncheon in the Oak Room of the Natural Resources Building at the College. Thirty- five students were recognized at the banquet for their academic achievement. Benefactors, students, faculty, scholarship committee members, and guests of the students attended the event.

Russell Rosengart, President of the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation, welcomed the guests and Dr. Bill Perry gave the invocation. Barry Turner, Vice President for College Advancement recognized each student and presented him or her with a certificate.

Shadonasty Palmer, an Early Childhood Care and Education student at the College and scholarship recipient was the guest speaker. She said, “Letting your upbringing dictate your destiny hinders you and ultimately keeps you stagnant leaving barely any room for growth. I have accepted who I am completely, and by knowing that, my opportunities are limitless. I continue to remain passionate and intentional, reminding myself of what is to come if I stay dedicated to the process. Receiving scholarships has contributed greatly towards helping me fund my education, and now I am able to immerse myself fully into my educational goals and future career aspirations. Because of Ogeechee Technical College, I can go anywhere from here!” 

 

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

   

By Dal Cannady

Some middle schoolers in Bulloch County got a glimpse into jobs and places they might want to work one day.

It may have been the first time some of the students really thought about what they want to do for a career and the training it would take to do it. The 8th Graders got a tour of how workers at Viracon make glass panels for buildings all over the world. It’s just one of six stops for the 100 or so Bulloch County students in the 4th Annual Manufacturing Day Tour.

“It really opened up my thinking quite a bit,” said Hannah Brostek, 8th Grader. “Thinking about Viracon, where we just were, it’s a really great place.”

Bulloch County Schools teams with the Development Authority to show young people the careers available in manufacturing. They target this age group to show them opportunities before they choose a diploma track for high school.

“It’s extremely important to get them out and let them see what goes on and gets them even more excited,” said Billy Allen, Dev. Authority of Bulloch County.

Allen says the tour shows jobs that might be more high-tech and high-paying than students might imagine. Hannah says the plant to plant tour beats a career day at school.
“It’s a whole lot better, and it’s a lot more fun,” she said.

Students also learn about vocation training at places like Ogeechee Tech, helping them start a good-paying career even sooner after high school.

  To view the article and video on WTOC.com click here.
 

 

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

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