OFTC’s Veteran Students & Employees Honored

OFTC honored students and employees who were veterans of the U.S. military with a Veterans luncheon for Veteran's Day.

In honor of Veterans Day, OFTC honored students and college employees who are Veterans of the United States military with a luncheon on the Dublin Campus, Thursday, November 10.  

“Every Veterans Day we try to do something special to honor our Veterans, but this year we wanted to do something more personal,” shared Janet Smith, OFTC’s Director of Student Life. 

“We decided on this event to honor our Veterans as a way to show them how much we appreciate and value their service to our country, and them as individuals.” 

Attendees enjoyed a catered lunch and were privileged to hear from special guest speaker, Michael Catoe, Voluntary Service Specialist at the Center for Development and Civic Engagement at the Carl Vinson Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Dublin. 

Catoe shared a brief overview of the VA and its services with attendees, along with future plans and positive changes happening to create even better customer service and engagement for Veterans who visit the VA. 

Veterans Connection Group 

Students attending OFTC and current college employees who are currently serving or have served in the U.S. military are encouraged to participate in OFTC’s Veteran’s Connection Group which meets on a regular basis to help Veterans acclimate to college life, provide information regarding services available to them on and off campus, provide a support group, and promote awareness of Veteran students to the campus community. 

For more information on how to get involved with the Veteran’s Connection Group, contact Janet Smith, jrsmith@oftc.edu or Susan Hammock, shammock@oftc.edu. To learn more about the services available to Veterans through OFTC, contact Vibhuti Dave at vdave@oftc.edu. 

For more info about OFTC and the 130+ programs available, visit the College’s website, OFTC.edu.



The mission of Oconee Fall Line Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is to contribute to the economic and workforce development of east central Georgia through quality technical and continuing education, adult education, and business and industry services. The College offers associate degrees, diplomas, technical certificates of credit, and non-credit certificates in a student-centered learning environment through traditional and distance education modes of delivery.