Seth Yeomans Named OFTC’S 2021 GOAL Winner

Seth Yeomans, a welding and joining technology student, was announced as Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s (OFTC) 2021 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner during the Dublin Rotary Club Meeting on Thursday, March 5.  

GOAL is a statewide program within the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) that honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students.

Seven students were nominated by instructors for this year’s competition and competed in a series of interviews and evaluations by a selection committee made up of representatives from local businesses and industries; they were judged on qualities like academic achievement, personal character, leadership ability and enthusiasm for technical education. 

This year’s selection committee consisted of representatives from both the Dublin and Sandersville Rotary Clubs: Ron May, Jan Horadan, Debbie Frost, Kathryn Black Willcox, and Eugenia Powell.  

Of the seven competitors, four were chosen as semi-finalists: Ashley Barlow, a cosmetology student from Laurens County; Nafissa Diakite, cybersecurity student from Laurens County; Jamie Landrum, accounting student from Jefferson County; and Seth Yeomans, Welding and Joining Technology student from Johnson County. All four were honored during the Rotary Club meeting and Yeomans was announced as winner at the close of the meeting. 

As the college winner Yeomans will compete in regional judging against winners from other Technical College System of Georgia colleges in April and will represent OFTC at the state-level in June when one student will be named the statewide 2021 Goal winner by the TCSG.  

This year’s other competing students were Malik Brinson, Adriel Aaron, and Latheresa Kemper. 

For more info on OFTC’s 140+ programs or the GOAL program, visit the College’s website,