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Record Commencement
Planned for Ogeechee Tech

Record Commencement Planned for Ogeechee Tech
In this file photo from OTC’s 2009 commencement, the Georgia State
Patrol bag piper processes in as two of the color guard members follow.

Ogeechee Technical College will hold its 2010 commencement exercises at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 13 at Hanner Fieldhouse on the Georgia Southern University campus in Statesboro.  Nearly 1400 candidates are eligible for graduation, and hundreds are expected to be on hand to receive Associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and GED certificates at the ceremony which annually attracts thousands of family members, friends, and other supporters.  This will be a record number of graduates to walk at a commencement for Ogeechee Tech, according to OTC registrar, Michelle Meyer. 

Dr. Brooks Keel, president of Georgia Southern University, will be the guest speaker for the evening.  Faculty, staff, administration, and Board of Directors members from Ogeechee Tech will also be on hand to recognize the accomplishments of the graduates.  “This is always an exciting time for us as we prepare for another large group of students to graduate.  We know that it is a special time for the graduates, but their families and friends also join in the festivities to make it even more special,” stated Dr. Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Tech. 

“Doors will be open at Hanner Fieldhouse at 6:00 p.m. for those who want to make sure they get a good seat with the best view of their graduate,” stated Meyer.  All candidates for graduation who will walk at the ceremony have been invited by the Ogeechee Tech Alumni Association to attend a rehearsal reception the day of commencement.  The Alumni Association also adds to the excitement of the evening by dropping miniature beach balls, emblazoned with the Alumni Association logo, on the graduates as they recess out of the auditorium.  Ogeechee Tech will continue with the custom of having the color guard from the Georgia State Patrol and the State Patrol bagpipe player lead the procession into the auditorium.  They will also present the colors during the National Anthem.  “Commencement represents the celebration of accomplishment, and we are proud of our students for reaching this milestone,” concluded Cartee.

For additional information or questions about commencement exercises for Ogeechee Tech, call the Registrar, Michelle Meyer, at (912) 486-7865.

Contact: Barry Turner
Executive Director for Public Relations
Phone: (912) 688-6958
Email: bturner@ogeecheetech.edu

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