OFTC South Campus Pinning Ceremony
Dublin, GA – Congratulations to Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s (OFTC) South Campus Practical Nursing Class of Summer 2016. The students’ pinning ceremony was held at OFTC’s South Campus in Dublin on August 2nd to honor the Practical Nursing graduates.
A large crowd gathered to share in the graduates’ accomplishments and hear the event’s special guest speaker, Deborah Roberson, RN, address the graduates. Administration and faculty from both Dublin and Sandersville campuses also spoke at the event, as well as several student speakers. Pins are traditionally presented to the newly–graduated nurses by the faculty as a symbolic welcome into the profession.
This ceremony was dedicated to OFTC Practical Nursing Instructor Susie Lowther who passed away earlier in the year. Ms. Lowther’s family was in attendance.
“The students brought Ms. Lowther’s picture with them during the processional to honor her and her part in their journey,” said OFTC Nursing Instructor Deb Thomsen. “After the ceremony, they posed for group photo and still kept her picture with them. She meant a great deal to these students, our faculty, and our college. This program was just a little more special with that dedication to a lost family member for us.”
Ms. Lowther’s picture will be placed in the Dublin campus nursing lab alongside a plaque.
Graduates are currently studying for their licensure exam and are working to find employment in the field.
Health Care is one of the fastest growing occupational fields in the country. Take the first step into a career path with potential in your local community. Call OFTC’s Admissions Office at 478-274-7837 (Dublin) or 478-553-2064 (Sandersville) to learn more about the variety of health care programs available at your nearest OFTC campus.
Pictured:, L-R: (back row) – Megan Lyons (Laurens), Paige Outlaw (Laurens), Mandy Hodges (Laurens), Brittany Dudley (Washington), Ann Hill (Dodge), and OFTC Instructor Deb Thomsen; (front row) OFTC Instructor Rene Brogdon, Kathy Misner (Laurens), Kwanda Watkins (Laurens), Anna Turner (Laurens), Dani Howard (Laurens), Amber Knighton (Laurens), Raeven Martin (Laurens), OFTC Instructor Debbie Roberson, Jerica Thomas (Laurens), Chelsea Hill (Bleckley), Sarah Edge (Laurens), Patrice Reed (Bibb), OFTC Instructor Debbie Smith; (not pictured) Mason Welch (Laurens). PHOTO CREDIT: Leslie Shannon Photography.