Conaway Receives Alumni Award
Ogeechee Technical College

Brian Conaway, an Ogeechee Technical College graduate, was recently named the 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award winner at an alumni reception held at the College.  OTC annually accepts nominations in two categories, Outstanding Alumni, which honors an individual who has graduated in the past 10 years, and Distinguished Alumni, for those who graduated more than 10 years ago.  A number of nominees are honored at the reception, with a winner in each category being named.  Conaway was chosen as the 2017 winner in the Outstanding Alumni category.

Conaway earned two Associate of Applied Science degrees in Geographic Information Systems Technology and Fish and Wildlife Management in 2013. After graduation, he moved to Naples, Florida to work with the Collier County Government Solid and Hazardous Waste division as a GIS Technician specializing in water and sewer utilities.  He was soon promoted to GIS Operations Analyst with the added responsibility of training new employees and developing standards of practice to be replicated by others.  After a year and a half Conaway returned to the Savannah area to accept a job from Chatham County Government to work as a GIS Analyst II where he is presently employed.

While attending Ogeechee Tech, Conway was the president and founder of the OTC GPS and Mapping Society, a member of the Wildlife Society, and an SLC Officer. In June of 2015, he was awarded Certified Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Professional (GISP) from the GIS Certification Institute. He is a member of many GIS professional organizations and volunteers his time in support of many GIS events at Savannah State University. 

The Outstanding Alumni Award honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions and who has excelled in his or her chosen fields, has given back to his or her community, and who is dedicated to the advancement of the College.


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Barry Turner
Vice President for College Advancement
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