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Ogeechee Tech alumnus set to speak at graduation Thursday
Ceremony 7 p.m. at Hanner Fieldhouse
OTC graduation 2018
Shekereia Robins of Statesboro, right, celebrates with fellow graduates at the end of the 2018 Ogeechee Technical College spring commencement ceremony at Hanner Fieldhouse. Robins received her diploma in medical assisting. OTC's 2019 graduation is set for Thursday at 7 p.m. (SCOTT BRYANT/Herald file)

Jarvis R. Jordan, an Ogeechee Technical College alumnus who has an award-winning career with GE Healthcare, will be featured speaker for OTC's spring commencement Thursday at 7 p.m.

More than 300 graduating students are expected to participate in the ceremony, which is being held at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse.

Now a radiologic technologist with more than 20 years of experience and a project manager for surgical visualization with GE Healthcare, Jordan attained his radiologic technologist certification at Ogeechee Tech in 2000. He later pursued additional education, achieving a Bachelor of Science at the University of Saint Francis in Joliet, Illinois.

Jarvis R. Jordan
Jarvis R. Jordan

"We are excited to have an alumnus of Ogeechee Tech here to share his story and to show our graduates you really can 'go anywhere from here,'" said Dr. Ryan Foley, OTC vice president for academic and student affairs. 

"Go anywhere from here" is a slogan Ogeechee Technical College and other Technical College System of Georgia schools use in marketing themselves to prospective students.

For more than 14 years now, Jordan has enjoyed a successful career with GE Healthcare. He has received multiple awards including, from GE, the 2015 President's Award, 2006 Clinician of the Year and 2009 Landsteiner Award.

Thursday's current crop of graduates will include students attaining an associate degree, others receiving full OTC program diplomas and still others getting a technical credit certificate in a specific skillset with its own industry standards.

General Educational Development graduates are also listed to take part in this ceremony.

OTC President Lori Durden will confer the degrees.

The number of students who actually walk across the stage remains uncertain until the day of the ceremony, but OTC officials expect between 300 and 350 to be there, Barry Turner, vice president for college advancement, said Monday.

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