McBride Receives Randy Helton Family Scholarship from OFTC Foundation

Erica McBride was recently named recipient of the Randy Helton Family Scholarship for the spring 2023 semester by the Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) Foundation.  

McBride is from Statesboro and is enrolled in the college’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Bridge program. 

The Randy Helton Family Scholarship was established in 2019 by Trustees of the former OFTC Foundation North to honor long serving Trustee Randy Helton and his service to the college and the Foundation. Helton and his family continue to maintain funding for the scholarship.  

Recipients of the scholarship must maintain a 3.0 GPA, submit an essay on why they chose OFTC, and must have a faculty recommendation.  

“Erica is an amazing student who drives to Sandersville from Statesboro one day a week to further her nursing career,” shared Kathy Aaron, Executive Director of the OFTC Foundation and member of the Helton family. “Her ability to work as a LPN, attend classes one day a week, and maintain a very high GPA makes her the type of student the Foundation is proud to support. The Foundation would like to congratulate Erica on her accomplishments and wishes her the very best in her career.” 

For more info about the Foundation, the Randy Helton Family Scholarships or OFTC’s 130+ programs of study, visit the college website, 


The OFTC Foundation 

The OFTC Foundation, Inc. is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established to support students and programs at the college. The Foundation is governed by a local board of trustees whose mission is to maintain a focus on local campus needs that mirrors the direction of Oconee Fall Line Technical College. Donors’ wishes will be adhered to and existing donor agreements will continue to be enforced. The Foundation provides leadership and community influence through the College’s eleven-county service area of Bleckley, Dodge, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Laurens, Telfair, Warren, Washington, Wheeler, and Wilkinson.