OFTC Graduates Honored with 2023 Fall Commencement & High School Equivalency Ceremony

2023 Fall Commencement

OFTC — Nearly 80 Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) credit and High School Equivalency (HSE) graduates were honored during the College’s 2023 Fall Commencement Ceremony & HSE Graduation held on the Sandersville Campus, Thursday, September 28. 

Graduates received degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit in a variety of high-demand fields like Medical Assisting, Automotive Technology, Early Childhood Care and Education, Respiratory, Criminal Justice Technology, Air Conditioning Technology, high school equivalency diplomas, and more. 

“We cannot tell you enough how excited we are to watch you walk across the stage to receive your credential tonight,” shared OFTC President Erica Harden as she addressed the graduates. “Your hard work, determination, and perseverance is the reason you are here today and it’s inspiring.”  

“We are so proud of you, and we hope you always know that OFTC is family,” she added. “We wish you all the best as you enter this new chapter of your life and career. We know you are prepared to do great things.”  

Felicia Ailster, Executive Director of Financial Aid at Georgia Gwinnett Technical College served as keynote speaker and addressed the graduates, applauding them for their hard work and dedication in accomplishing their goals.  

Many of you have faced challenges,” Ailster said. “You have demonstrated courage, determination, and a fierce spirit that brought you here to this day. You’re an inspiration to all of us.”  

Acknowledging their skills, Ailster encouraged the graduates to maintain high standards of character and integrity. “As you move forward, remember that your education is a powerful tool and it’s how you use those tools that matters.” 

“The skills you’ve learned here will open doors for you,” she said, “but your character and integrity will determine where those doors lead.”  

OFTC offers a first-class education that’s close to home and affordable. The college’s eight-week minimester begins October 16 and students interested in starting classes with OFTC can enroll now. The minimester allows students an opportunity to complete a course with the same quality of instruction but on a shorter schedule. Students can choose from a variety of courses, including online formats, to stay on course. 

To learn more about the 130+ programs of study or how to enroll for a minimester course, visit the College’s website, OFTC.edu.  

To view additional photos from the 2023 Fall Commencement Ceremony, visit OFTC’s social media pages on Facebook

Fall 2023 Credit Graduates 

Folashade Adebambo, Houston 
Kehinde Airiodion, Gwinnett 
Nolan Andrews, Washington 
Tina Barfield, Laurens 
Jessica Bass, Washington 
Anna Battles, Hancock 
Nykeria Blackshear, Laurens 
Tiffany Boyd, Baldwin 
Ryan Brady, Baldwin 
Kennah Brimer, Laurens 
Elijah Brown, Jefferson 
Larityouna Brown, Washington 
Sharedia Brown, Washington 
Morrow Carr, Laurens 
Jamicah Davis, Washington 
Canya Davis, Washington 
Quartisha Dixon, Washington 
Courtney Dogan, Jefferson 
Linda Forsong, Richmond 
Sally Freeman, Telfair 
James Garner, Hancock 
Maddox Glenn, Washington 
Yolanda Glover-Pitts, Wilkinson 
Jasmine Goodson, Telfair 
Amber Haley, Wilkinson 
Chassidy Harper, Baldwin 
Baili Hendrix, Twiggs 
Debra Henley-Dixon, Dodge 
Rachel Holliday, Bibb 
Emberli Horne, Laurens 
Farolyn Huff, Jefferson 
JaTarious Irby, Jefferson 
Diamond Ivey, Warren 
Akellah Jordan, Hancock 
Janius   Jordan, Johnson 
Robert King, Bleckley 
Ke’Ambre Lunford, Washington 
Taybriana Martin, Laurens 
Seth McDowell, Jefferson 
Heather McNeal, Telfair 
Denvoris Miller, Washington 
Moncia  Morales, Laurens 
Stacy Morris, Jenkins 
Javien Nesbitt, Wilkinson 
Terrence Nix, Richmond 
Flossie Odum, Laurens 
Brittany Oxford, Laurens 
Randy Paschal, Warren 
Tyberias Poole, Sumter 
Lloyd Pruette, Laurens 
Scott Purvis, Dodge 
Amber Roach, Baldwin 
Chiquetta Robbins, Hancock 
Tray Roberson, Washington 
Taylor Rogers, Dodge 
Madison Ryals, Dodge 
Nikiya Scott, Washington 
Dementria Shelton, Warren 
Benjamin Smith, Laurens 
Raymond  Stafford, Washington 
Darkeveus Swint, Washington 
Amya Tobler, Washington 
Ebony Tolbert, Warren 
Amy  Turner, Baldwin 
Clendon Washington, Washington 
Demetria Whipple, Baldwin 
Robert Williams, Emanual 

Fall 2023 High School Equivalency Graduates 

Christena Bennerson, Baldwin 

Christina Kirkpatrick, Johnson 

Bryce Brooks, Laurens 

Jackson Payne, Laurens 

Jordyn Street, Laurens