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Jeffery D. Mitchell, a 2001 Ogeechee Technical College graduate, was recently named Ogeechee Technical College’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni winner at the annual alumni reception held at the College. This award is presented to an Ogeechee Tech alum who graduated prior to 2005, excelled in their chosen field, attained prominence, and has had a positive effect on the local, regional, or state level.

Mitchell is a graduate of Ogeechee Tech’s Computer Information Systems program. Upon graduation, he began his career in information systems and networking at Georgia Southern University as a PC Support Specialist. His career continued when he was hired as the Senior Information Systems Specialist for AgSouth Farm Credit in 2003. Mitchell has also served as the Facilities Manager for AgSouth since 2017 and assisted with the networking infrastructure for the new facility in Statesboro.

A native of Millen, GA, Mitchell grew up on his family’s timber farm. He and his wife, Leah, have two children, Walker, six and Drew, one. He is a member of Eastern Heights Baptist Church where he serves as a member of the Deacon Board. He volunteers with the Statesboro and Bulloch County Fire Departments, and as a volunteer coach with the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department. He enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, sporting clay tournaments, and coaching his son in various sports.

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

 

 

    

Felicia Luke, an Ogeechee Technical College graduate, was recently named the 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award winner at an alumni reception held at the College.  Ogeechee Tech 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 were honored at the reception, with a winner in each category being named.  Luke was chosen as the 2018 winner in the Outstanding Alumni category.

Luke is a 2015 graduate of the Business Administrative Technology (BAT) program. She began as an intern for Wise Choice Therapeutics Solutions, Inc. while completing the BAT program, was hired as a full-time employee upon graduating, and has continued her employment as the Office Manager. Luke also received her certificate in Medical Office Support Specialist and was a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. She serves the community through volunteering with Hearts and Hands Clinic and various children’s programs with First United Methodist Church of Statesboro. Felicia was raised with the philosophy that it takes a village to raise a child, and her passion and desire is to be a part of that village.

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
Phone: 912.681.5500 | Email: bturner@ogeecheetech.edu

 

 

Adult Ed department at literacy event

The Adult Education Program recently participated in an event with Evans County Schools and Parent University. Samantha Smith, Dean of Adult Education said, "What an amazing day with Evans County Schools. Today's Parent University celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a Reading Fiesta. There were many activities for parents and students, live performances, authentic Spanish foods, the new literacy Bus, books, books, and MORE! We would like to thank Evans County Schools for inviting the Adult Education Program to the party. Together we celebrated education and promoted the love of reading!"

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

 

 

Pictured above from left to right: Samantha Smith, Daphne Jackson,
Janice Case, Tonia Moore, and Nancy Holt.

Instructors from the Adult Education Program at Ogeechee Technical College recently participated in the 2nd Annual Reading Carnival held at Statesboro High School. The instructors worked with children, students, and families, sharing sample questions from the GED test and reading games. Dean of Adult Education, Samantha Smith, said, “We appreciate the invitation to join in on community events. It's an important part of what we do.”

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

 

Veterinary Technology Students at the University of Georgia

Students and faculty from the Veterinary Technology program at Ogeechee Technical College recently took a field trip the University of Georgia to attend the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Open House. The morning was spent promoting the veterinary technology profession and Ogeechee Technical College’s Veterinary Technology program in the reading room of the veterinary school. The students were able to network with the students and faculty of the Athens Technical College Vet Tech Program. The afternoon was spent receiving a tour of the veterinary hospital by Ogeechee Technical College alumni, Jamie Mimbs and Carrie Negley. Senior interns, Grace Williams and Amberley Chandler, gave tours of their specific departments to give the students an insight on job opportunities and internship sites.

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

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