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

OFTC – Nearly 200 Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) credit and High School Equivalency (HSE) graduates were honored during the College’s 2023 Spring Commencement Ceremony & HSE Graduation held on the Dublin Campus, Thursday, June 22. 

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.”  

State of Georgia Representative, Matt Hatchett, addressed the graduates as keynote speaker and recognized the class for their accomplishments.  

“Thanks to OFTC you now have the skills you need to change your life and start looking for a job,” Hatchett said.  

Hatchett shared with the graduates four characteristics of a great employee and emphasized the importance of mastering these skills. 

“Attitude is a reflection of who you are on the inside,” he said. “You must have a positive attitude and display that attitude all the time.”  

A strong work ethic came second. “You don’t just want to be a mediocre employee,” he said. “You want to be the best at what you do. Stand out and be exceptional. Do more than you’re getting paid to do and always go the extra mile.”  

“Always get along with other people,” he added. “You have to work with other human beings and your ability to get along with others will greatly determine how far you go in your career.”  

Finally, “be drama free,” he said. “Don’t think everything revolves around you.”  

“No where did I mention skill level,” Hatchett said in closing, “because by graduating tonight you’ve already proven you have a certain skill level. Work on these characteristics and becoming that great employee you’ve set out to be.” 

“OFTC offers a first-class education that’s close to home and affordable. To learn more about the 130+ programs of study, visit the College’s website, OFTC.edu.  

To view additional photos from the Spring 2023 commencement ceremony, visit OFTC’s social media pages on Facebook

Spring 2023 Commencement Credit Graduates 

Christina Brady, Bleckley 
Rebekah Brown, Bleckley 
Kalena Cobb, Bleckley 
Hayden Barlow, Dodge 
Jacob Bond, Dodge 
Kaniesha Bray, Dodge 
Will Osborn, Dodge 
Zalyn Pauldo, Dodge 
Keshaun Smokes, Dodge 
Katelyn Tapp, Dodge 
Nathaniel Vallee, Dodge 
Joseph White, Dodge 
Jonathon Jackson, Houston 
Gwendolyn Berry, Jefferson 
Ny’kasia Brown, Jefferson 
Anthony Emetu, Jefferson 
Jy’Jonkeise Gilmore, Jefferson 
Rashad Nelson, Jefferson 
Jennifer Walker, Jefferson 
Quanareous Brantley, Johnson 
Jennifer Jordan, Johnson 
Caige Pool, Johnson 
Justin Smith, Johnson 
Britny Sterling, Johnson 
Abigael Aaron, Laurens 
Loretha Barnes, Laurens 
Nykeria Blackshear, Laurens 
Jacquelyn Carswell, Laurens 
Faith Collins, Laurens 
Diazhe Covert, Laurens 
Kamile Cutnose, Laurens 
Tadrian Davis, Laurens 
Raven Floyd, Laurens 
Eboni Ford, Laurens 
Brittany Green, Laurens 
Brooke Gronkowski, Laurens 
Gladaya  Hamilton, Laurens 
Gladaya Hamilton, Laurens 
Kaylee Harville, Laurens 
Timothy Haynes, Laurens 
Kimberly Howell, Laurens 
Deago Jackson, Laurens 
Samantha Johnson, Laurens 
Dustin Jones, Laurens 
Caleb Kight, Laurens 
Taybriana Martin, Laurens 
Rhonda Myers, Laurens 
Haven Newsome, Laurens 
Bridget Odom, Laurens 
Dajia Parker, Laurens 
David Penny, Laurens 
David Quan, Laurens 
Maci Raffield, Laurens 
Mason Redfern, Laurens 
Mary Smith, Laurens 
Ariel Spires, Laurens 
Ashley Sutton, Laurens 
Deric Thomas, Laurens 
Emily Thompson, Laurens 
Roxanne Turner, Laurens 
Kaitlin  Waldrep, Laurens 
Kaitlin Waldrep, Laurens 
Jeremy Wilkins, Laurens 
Natalie White, Montgomery 
Tina Allen , Putnam 
Rose Peoples, Tatnall 
Bylon Clay, Telfair 
Kylee Kinnett, Telfair 
Lauren Moon, Telfair 
Ashani Randolph, Telfair 
Caitlin Spires, Telfair 
Lisa White, Telfair 
Kim Williams, Toombs 
Miranda Phillips, Treutlen 
Mary Richardson, Treutlen 
Mary  Richardson, Treutlen 
Kenneth Lynn, Twiggs 
Jessica Bass, Washington 
Elisa Brown, Washington 
Danica Brown, Washington 
Cheyenne Burgamy, Washington 
Scarlett Burnett, Washington 
Robert Busby, Washington 
Asia Cliett, Washington 
Makayla Fields, Washington 
Rodney Golar, Washington 
Joseph Goodlow, Washington 
Amiya Hooks, Washington 
Ka’Nyah Johnson, Washington 
Rachel Josey, Washington 
William Kerrigan, Washington 
Ryan Kerrigan, Washington 
Ryan Kerrigan, Washington 
Montavious Kitchens, Washington 
Keyaundria Livatt, Washington 
Jonathan  Merrell, Washington 
Trinity Powell, Washington 
David Quan, Washington 
Shania Swint, Washington 
Jayla Taylor, Washington 
Glentashia Veasley, Washington 
Frederick Walker, Washington 
Frederick  Walker, Washington 
Shanieya Warthen, Washington 
Chnaya Warthen, Washington 
Shavon Young, Washington 
Martavious Fox, Wilkinson 
Emily Sanders, Wilkinson 
Siconius Sinkfield, Wilkinson 

Spring 2023 High School Equivalency Graduates 

Amerson, Anthony

Balderas, Liliana

Bolen, Bethany

Cobb, William

Dixon, Jack

Dowd, Emily

Edinborough, Den’Niqua

Elvine, Shemika

Faulkner, Jacob

Fuller, William

Gainey, Chrika

Hinson, Nathaniel

Johnson, Elijah

Johnson, Samantha

Jones, Zacarius

Lindsey, Bri’ona

McNicol, Josey

Milligan, Makayla

Morris, Alyssa Maria

Parker, Courtney

Pyle, Emily

Richardson, Angela

Robinson, Precious


Neveah Sanchez, Kaylee

Schien, David

Slayton, Dylan

Smith, Connor

Tayloe, Hailie

Torres, Wyman

Walker, Cash