OFTC’s Largest Graduating Class Honored with 2024 Spring Commencement & HSE Ceremony 

OFTC – More than 170 Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) credit and High School Equivalency (HSE) graduates were honored during the College’s 2024 Spring Commencement Ceremony & HSE Graduation held on the Dublin Campus, Thursday, June 13. 

This was the largest graduating class in the college’s 13-year history.  

Graduates received degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit in a variety of high-demand fields like Early Childhood Care and Education, Respiratory Care, Industrial Systems, Electrical Control, Cybersecurity, Medical Assisting, and more. Some graduates received high school equivalency diplomas.  

“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 very proud of you,” she added. “As you leave here this evening, ready to turn your dreams into reality, I hope you never lose your passion and dedication to succeed.” 

“Always remember OFTC is here for you,” she said. “You are a part of our family, and we love you dearly.” 

Dr. Frederick Williams, Superintendent for Dublin City Schools served as keynote speaker and addressed the graduates, celebrating their accomplishments and achievements.  

“Graduates, as you reflect on your journey at OFTC, I’m sure you can recall the challenges you’ve faced, the obstacles you’ve overcome, and the triumph you’ve seen,” Williams said. “But you have remained steadfast in your commitment to learning and are stronger, wiser, and more resilient than ever.” 

“Today marks a new chapter in your life,” he said. “Your diploma is a passport to your next journey in life.”

Williams challenged the graduates to keep the following points in mind as they move ahead.  

Prioritize with Purpose, Listen and Learn, Stay Positive, Never stop Learning, Embrace Grit and Lead with Respect.  

“As you move forward on your journey,” he added, “remember the road ahead will not be easy. Embrace challenges as opportunity for growth and never lose sight of your opportunity to make a difference in the world.”  

“Congratulations on your remarkable achievements,” Williams said. “I commend you on your ability to stick to the task. Remember the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained here has prepared you to succeed at whatever path you choose in this life.” 

To view additional photos from the 2024 Spring Commencement Ceremony, visit OFTC’s social media pages on Facebook

Spring 2024 Commencement, High School Equivalency Grads


2024 Spring Commencement Ceremony Credit Graduates 

Shontarius Abrams, Johnson 
Shavonna Adams, Washington 
Tina Allen, Putnam 
Allana Anderson, Washington 
Montana Anderson, Telfair 
Davesha Banks, Dodge 
Shaniyah Battle, Hancock 
Antonio Bell, Laurens 
Kyra Brimidge, Laurens 
Armon Brinson, Washington 
Lauren Brown, Laurens 
Shanira Brown, Washington 
Robert Busby, Washington 
TeQasha Cannon, Laurens 
Brianne Capps, Laurens 
Taleisha Chambers, Bleckley 
Tre’Meisha Charleston, Laurens 
Craig Clance, Wilkinson 
Jamontae Clark, Baldwin 
Alley Claxton, Laurens 
Charitee Coats, Wilkinson 
David Cobb, Jefferson 
Sariya Coombs, Laurens 
Jakhia Cooper, Jefferson 
Tishana Cooper, Laurens 
Jeremiah Cox, Bleckley 
Nyashia Cuyler, Dodge 
Morris Danford, Richmond 
Markeisha Darrisaw, Laurens 
Tracey Darrisaw, Washington 
Tadrian Davis, Laurens 
Daniel Dawson, Laurens 
Maveon Dixon, Washington 
Nathan Dudley, Laurens 
Omar Dukes, Washington 
Breanna Durden, Laurens 
Emily Edge, Twiggs 
Kayla Ethridge, Laurens 
Joshua Evans, Laurens 
Stacy Fordham, Laurens 
Ardasia Foster, Washington 
Parker Fountain, Johnson 
Kenyjah Gilbert, Washington 
Tyla Golphin, Richmond 
Dylan Goodhue, Laurens 
Calvin Goodwin, Laurens 
Jeremy Goosby, Dodge 
Julia Gunder, Washington 
Joshua Guy, Jefferson 
Heaven Hagans, Washington 
Travoris Hall, Jefferson 
Jordan Hankins, Laurens 
Tristan Hannah, Jefferson 
Nolan Harden, Laurens 
Windy Harden, Wilkes 
Tiara Harris, Laurens 
Janiyah Hatcher, Hancock 
Laura Haynes, Laurens 
Laura Hession, Laurens 
Ah’Reanna Hill, Laurens 
Ankeithian  Howell, Peach 
Sueann Hughes, Dodge 
Robert Ivey, Jr., Washington 
Jonathon Jackson, Jones 
Adriana Johnson, Washington 
Brittany Johnson, Dodge 
Christopher Johnson, Dodge 
Franswasja Johnson, Dodge 
Hunter Jones, Laurens 
Meredith Jones, Telfair 
Kyno Joyner, Wilkinson 
Tyesia King, Laurens 
Jamieson Kotey, Wilkinson 
Sharon Lake, Glascock 
Alisha Lamb, Laurens 
Kamylah Lee, Hancock 
Bridges Lewis, Laurens 
Kendrae Lewis, Jefferson 
Nadia Lewis, Dodge 
Tywan McBride, Jefferson 
Abigail McCormick, Telfair 
Quintesa McLendon, Treutlen 
Leah McMillan, Washington 
Shekira McRae, Dodge 
Anthony Melvin, Dodge 
Jonathan Merrell, Washington 
Keith Mitchell, Jefferson 
Katlyn Monroe, Washington 
Jacorious Moore, Laurens 
Kerron Moss, Washington 
Melissa Mullis, Laurens 
Richard Mullis, Laurens 
Latwaunda Neal, Toombs 
Jequita Nelson, Laurens 
Jada Northcutt Baxter, Dodge 
Nicole Pickett, Laurens 
De’Najia Pitts, Dodge 
Emma Powell, Laurens 
Heather Price, Johnson 
Andrew Quan, Dodge 
Fanetta Ricks, Laurens 
Shanaya Robinson, Laurens 
Martiki Salter, Washington 
Caitlyn Sasser, Laurens 
Dustin Seymour, Wilkinson 
Linda Shenk, Johnson 
Shelby Shenk, Laurens 
Laura Simmons, Dodge 
Alexander Smith, Washington 
Danny Smith, Dodge 
Michelle Smith, Laurens 
Rickie Smith, Jefferson 
Shamonica Smith, Jefferson 
TyReshia Smith, Dodge 
Caitlin Spires, Telfair 
Stephanie Stanley, Dodge 
Chloe Stone, Telfair 
Bre’Najue Storey, Washington 
Shambriel Street, Laurens 
Michael Taylor, Wilkinson 
Jasmine Thomas, Laurens 
Kenitha Thomas, McDuffie 
Pamela Tucker, Laurens 
Adrean Turner, Washington 
MacKenzie Underwood, Dodge 
Marquisa Walker, Dodge 
Shakara Walker, Washington 
Nakiah Warner, Bleckley 
Abigayle Weber, Washington 
Kasashi Wells, Washington 
Ambrika Wicker, Jefferson 
Tolia Willis, Laurens 
Jeffery Wright, Jr., Washington 
Deondreze Young (Johnson), Washington 

Spring 2024 High School Equivalency Graduates 

Kristen Barlow, Dodge 
Jacqueline Barnes, Laurens 
Hailey Blizzard, Treutlen 
Luchesia Bloodworth, Bleckley 
Christian Brooks, Laurens 
Shaquita Brown, Laurens 
Dustin Carter, Johnson 
Melanie Chalker, Glascock 
Riley Clark, Laurens 
Karli Coleman, Dodge 
Roxann Davis, Laurens 
Ryan Davis, Dodge 
Conner Edwards, Jefferson 
Lindsay Foster, Laurens 
Alicia Helms, Dodge 
Andrew Hudson, Washington 
Tiffany Jackson, Laurens 
Christina Kirkpatrick, Johnson  
Misty Lewis, Laurens 
Ryan Love, Johnson  
Michelle Mcintosh, Dodge 
Erin Miller, Dodge 
Halie Paul, Laurens 
Grayce Purgason, Laurens 
Anthony Riley, Dodge 
Trinity Russell, Johnson  
Jordan Shenk, Johnson  
Jordyn Street, Laurens 
Moriyah Tait, Laurens 
Bryson Tyldesley, Washington 
Harry Vazquez, Laurens 
Samantha Weaver, Dodge 
Jamie Wilkes, Telfair 


OFTC offers hands-on education that’s close to home and affordable. The college’s 2024 Fall semester begins August 19 and students interested in starting classes can apply online. Students can apply to OFTC for free in July.   

To learn more about the 130+ programs of study, admissions, and financial aid options, visit the College’s website, OFTC.edu

OFTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia