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Mornings unPHILtered - WebMBA takes off at GSU
Ogeechee Tech ready to begin Winter quarter
Ron Shiffler
    Monday's first guest on the “Mornings unPHILtered” show was Dr. Ron Shiffler, the dean of Georgia Southern's College of Business Administration.
    Shiffler talked about how Georgia Southern was just acknowledged by Kiplinger's Magazine as one of the top 100 most affordable public universities in the nation. Shiffler said Georgia Southern's tuition for non-state residents is even more affordable than a number of other states' in-state tuition. He cited New Jersey as an example.
    Switching topics, Shiffler told host Phil Boyum that 114 students were accepted for the on-line program WebMBA. He said half of the class signed up through Georgia Southern University. They are holding an orientation for all incoming WebMBA students this weekend in Atlanta. For more information, go on-line to or call 478-2622 at the College of Business Administration.
    The next guest was Barry Turner, the executive director for public relations for Ogeechee Technical College, who came on the show to talk about registration for winter quarter, which begins next Monday, January. OTC has already done a lot of registering of students, Turner said, but a number of students will sign up during this week.
    Turner talked about how registration has surged at OTC, and the school has set up more evening classes, and modified other schedules to accommodate the non-traditional students who can't make regular class schedules. The Fall Quarter saw the largest number of students that OTC has ever had, with some 2,500 students enrolled.
    For more information, go to the campus admissions office, call either 681-5500 or 1-800-646-1316, or go on-line to where prospective students can chat live with an admissions counselor.
    The next guest was Democrat Gary Horlacher, who came on the show to talk about why he is running for the now vacant secretary of state's office. He said previous secretaries of state inserted partisan politics into what should be a non-partisan office as it manages all elections in the state of Georgia.
     Horlacher stated that Georgians must elect someone who promises to be accountable for ensuring that the office is run in a wholly non-partisan manner, regardless of what political beliefs they may have. He spoke of pushing Saturday voting for those who work five days a week who find it hard to take time off of work to vote.
    Horlacher also spoke of ensuring that all of the 159 Georgia counties must have a verifiable paper trail of all votes cast in those machines, and declared every county must follow the same set of rules during the voting process. Horlacher said he voluntarily took and passed a polygraph test of his moral and ethical behavior. For those interested in his campaign, go to
    While Horlacher was born in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., he attended the University of Georgia where he graduated with a degree in Political Science. He then earned his law degree from Georgia State University. After graduating, Horlacher was the Legal Aide for the House Judiciary Committee in the Georgia General Assembly.
    “Mornings unPHILtered” airs live Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on and also simulcast on WWNS-AM 1240 on the radio. You also can listen anytime at on
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