OTC Students Serve up Delicacies
The Technical College System of Georgia recently hosted A Taste of the Technical Colleges at the Georgia Freight Depot near the State Capitol in Atlanta. The event was designed to showcase the various program offerings of the technical colleges in the state. Culinary Arts and Wildlife and Plantation Management students represented Ogeechee Technical College at the event. Culinary students served up a variety of delicacies for those attending, including many artful displays made of various foods. “This was a great opportunity for our students to exhibit their talents in a large venue,” said John Groover, Director of Instruction over the culinary program. “Our display was the hit of the event with many attendees stopping by to admire our students’ and instructors’ exhibit, in addition to sampling the food,” Groover further commented.
Wildlife and Plantation students presented a visual display of their program while clad in traditional camouflage clothing. Students and their instructor were on hand to answer questions from many inquisitive attendees about this unique program. “Our students enjoyed the chance to talk about their program to those attending,” stated Wildlife and Plantation Management Program Director David Lavender. “We are always happy to promote sensible wildlife management and preservation, and this was a fantastic opportunity to do that,” Lavender said.
Many of Ogeechee Tech’s administration, Board of Directors, and Ogeechee Tech Foundation Board members were on hand to support the OTC contingent of faculty and students, as well as to take in the other colleges represented. “It was great to see our programs side by side with other technical colleges in the state, and to confirm what we already know, which is Ogeechee Tech is second to none,” expressed OTC president, Dr. Dawn Cartee. “We truly offer world-class education and training for our students, and that was evident in the quality of work they displayed at this event,” Dr. Cartee further commented.
Over 550 people attended the event from all over Georgia, including many state legislators. Sponsors for the event were the Clements Group, the Technical College Foundation Association, and the Technical College Directors’ Association.
Contact: Barry Turner