Seventeen OFTC Students Awarded TOOLS to Help Jumpstart Careers

OFTC – Seventeen Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) students were awarded the program specific tools they’ll need to jump-start their careers during the 25th annual Tools for Outstanding Occupational Leadership Students (TOOLS) Program.

While students are typically honored with a banquet, the threat of inclement weather forced the college to cancel the event. Students were still recognized and received their awards.

The 2024 TOOLS Program was sponsored by The Louie and Evelyn Livingston Family Foundation. Corporate donors were Fairview Park Hospital, Morris Bank, the OFTC Foundation, Inc., Pitts Toyota, the Washington EMC Foundation, and WestRock. 

“Every year we are so excited about this event,” shared Kathy Aaron, OFTC’s Executive Director of Institutional Advancement and the Foundation. “To see the students and how grateful they are to receive these tools, it just reminds us why we do what we do at OFTC.”  

Recipients were awarded program-specific tools required for their careers so that upon graduation they can seamlessly transition into the workforce without the burden of purchasing necessary on-the-job equipment or tools. Students received items like stethoscopes, toolboxes, welding helmets, scrubs, lab coats and other essential items related to their program of study and future profession. 

This year’s recipients were: 

Joshua Guy, Louisville, Welding & Joining Technology 
Chiquetta Robbins, Sparta, Pharmacy Technology 
Monica Morales, Dublin, Pharmacy Technology 
Adriana Johnson, Sandersville, Medical Assisting 
MacKenzie Underwood, Eastman, Medical Assisting 
Jonathan Roberson, Rentz, Air Conditioning Technology  
Kayla Tarpley, East Dublin, Respiratory Tcare 
Jason Garner, Dexter, Precision Machining & Manufacturing Technology 
Nacole Wilder, Dublin, Diagnostic Medical Sonography 
Randolph Walker, Oconee, Electrical Control Technology  
Sharon Lake, Mitchell, Radiologic Technology 
Shelby Shenk, East Dublin, Diagnostic Medical Sonography 
Tre’Meisha Charleston, Dublin, Respiratory Care 
Travis Jackson, Dublin, Electrical Control Technology  
Matthew House, Gibson, Welding & Joining Technology 
Lincoln Hooks, Dublin, Welding & Joining Technology 
Laura Simmons, Eastman, Radiologic Technology 

For more info on OFTC’s 130+ programs of study, the OFTC Foundation, or the TOOLS program, visit the College’s website at


OFTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.