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Legislators Tour OTC

U. S. Congressman Jack Kingston (right) and Rep. Mark Williams (left) visited theCongressman Jack Kingston, Dr. Gail Thaxton, Rep. Mark Williams Waycross campus of Okefenokee Technical College Tuesday. OTC President Gail Thaxton welcomed the legislators and took them on a tour of the technical and industrial technology labs. At Congressman Kingston’s request, the group also visited the practical nursing classroom for a demonstration of the new intravenous simulators that were purchased with a federally-funded USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG). Rep. Kingston serves as a ranking member on the Appropriations Committee’s agriculture subcommittee, which oversees the U. S. Department of Agriculture. The intravenous equipment is used to train students to insert IVs. Rep. Williams serves District 178, Brantley, Pierce, and Wayne. Brantley and Pierce are among the six counties in OTC’s service delivery area. Okefenokee Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.



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