OFTC Celebrates with GED Graduation Ceremony | Schools
DUBLIN, GA - 121 Adult education students at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) received their General Education Diploma (GED) at the College’s graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at OFTC’s Porter Center in Dublin.
The ceremony included graduates from all 11 counties in OFTC’s service area: Bleckley, Dodge, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Laurens, Telfair, Warren, Washington, Wheeler, and Wilkinson Counties of Georgia.
This year’s commencement speaker was Technical College System of Georgia Assistant Commissioner for Adult Education, Beverly Smith. Ms. Smith began her speech with the poem “It Couldn’t Be Done” by Edgar Guest, encouraging the graduates to tackle life’s challenges with a positive attitude.
“Be an example for those around you,” said Ms. Smith. “They may believe that earning their GED can’t be done because of obstacles in their life, but you have proven that it can be done despite busy lives, jobs and family obligations. You already did it.”
Two Scholastic Excellence awards were then given to Rebekah Stanley from OFTC’s South Campus and Carol Unruh from OFTC’s North Campus by Ms. Marquita Timmons on behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. This award is presented each year to the student participating in the ceremony from each campus that achieved the highest score on the GED exam.
OFTC President Dr. Lloyd Horadan recognized Dr. Dahlia Allen, OFTC’s South Campus Dean of Adult Education, for her years of service to the College, its students, and the community.
Dr. Horadan then closed the ceremony by encouraging each of the graduates to continue their education and enroll for the upcoming semester at OFTC to prepare for new jobs coming to the region.
Since July, 629 people have earned their GED from OFTC. For more information about earning your GED and OFTC’s free adult education in your community, call 478-553-2079 (Sandersville) or 478-274-7848 (Dublin).
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About Oconee Fall Line Technical College
Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC), a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), contributes to the economic and workforce development of east central Georgia through quality technical and continuing education, adult education, and business and industry services. The college has seven centers of learning in Sandersville, Dublin, Louisville, Helena, Sparta, and Eastman. Established in 2011 with the merger of Sandersville Technical College and Heart of Georgia Technical College, OFTC serves thousands of students each year in diploma, associate degree and technical certificate of credit programs and in adult education classes. Academic and technical programs at OFTC cover more than 100 different occupations. For more information visit our website at www.OFTC.edu.
The GED® Testing Program in Georgia is jointly administered by the GED Testing Service of the American Council on Education (GEDTS) and by the Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) Office of Adult Education GED Testing Program.
The GED diploma is recognized nationwide and is accepted by more than 95% of U.S. employers, colleges and universities. In 2011 alone, Georgia’s GED Testing Service awarded more than 19,000 GED diplomas.