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OTC Adult Ed Program Recognized in Atlanta

At Georgia’s 2008 Fall Adult Education Institute held October 8 – 10 in Atlanta, the GED Testing Center of Okefenokee Technical College won two very special awards.  The first award was for the largest growth in number of candidates tested between 2006 and 2007 in a medium-sized center.    The second award was for the largest number of candidates tested in 2007 in a medium-sized center.  OTC was the only college in the Technical College System of Georgia to receive two awards. OTC’s testing center administers services to the college’s service delivery area, which includes Bacon, Brantley, Charlton, Clinch, Pierce, and Ware Counties. Adult Education Examiners

Linda Thrift (left), OTC’s Chief GED Examiner, and Gloria Rollins, OTC’s GED Exam Proctor, received the awards on behalf of the OTC Adult Education department. 
“This is quite an accomplishment,” stated OTC President Gail Thaxton. “I want to thank Pete Mills, Executive Director of Adult Education, and his staff for their work and dedication.”

Thrift commented, “These awards could not have been achieved if it were not for the dedicated cooperation of all GED teachers, staff members, and volunteers.”
Ms. Gloria Rollins was also recognized at the event for her eight years of service in the GED program.

The Adult Education Institute is held each fall in Atlanta.  It brings together Adult Education educators, program administrators, administrative professionals, and GED Examiners from across the state.  Sessions are offered for each group. Participants are informed of changes in adult education that may affect their programs and are encouraged to share ideas for program improvement.

Photo: Linda Thrift (left), OTC’s Chief GED Examiner, and Gloria Rollins, OTC’s GED Exam Proctor, display statewide recognition awards presented to the college’s Adult Education program recently.


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