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OTC Foundation Announces Summer Quarter Academic Scholarship Recipients

Jennifer McGhin (L to R), Veronica Carter, Cassandra Taylor, and Matthew Johnson are among the ten Okefenokee Technical College students awarded academic scholarships for summer quarter 2009. Recipients of these scholarships must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, make application for the award, and meet other specific criteria determined by the foundation scholarship committee.

McGhin of Ware County is pursuing a degree in respiratory care with an emphasis in pediatric care. “After researching respiratory jobs,” writes Jennifer, “I decided that this would be a career that would be rewarding and enjoyable.” She is a graduate of Brantley County High School and holds an associate’s degree in childhood education from Waycross College. Jennifer is married to Andrew McGhin.Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Carter, a Brantley County resident, is enrolled in the nursing program at OTC and hopes to continue working for Satilla Regional Medical Center after graduating. She currently works in Health Information Services. Carter says that she chose OTC to continue her education after speaking to nurses that had graduated from Okefenokee Tech and highly recommended the LPN program. Her long-term goals are to become a registered nurse, to speak fluent Spanish, and to become a member of the Medical Missionary Team at her church, New Life Assembly of God. Veronica’s husband is Gerald.

Taylor of Clinch County is currently a clinical laboratory technology (CLT) student at OTC and received her CNA training from Okefenokee Tech in 2006. Her experience in CNA led her back to OTC to pursue her CLT degree. “I knew it (OTC) had a great faculty that inspires students to achieve their goals,” states Taylor. Taylor has two children, Shaniyah and Stephen.

Johnson (Appling) chose OTC because of the learning environment. “The classes are not as ‘packed’ and the teachers really care about your work,” states Johnson, a radiology student. Johnson plans to further his education in nuclear medicine after earning his diploma.

Other OTC Foundation academic scholarship recipients for summer quarter (not available for photo) are Alisa Beach, Pushpa Singh, Ciara Hilton, Rebecca Dixon, Ashley Floyd, and Josephine Sweat.

In addition to Foundation academic scholarships, OTC Foundation trustees award toolbox scholarships, hardship grants and scholarships, and a number of restricted or named scholarships each quarter.


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