The Ogeechee Technical College Board of Directors and the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees recently received recognition at the Fall Leadership Conference for the Technical College System of Georgia in Atlanta.
The Ogeechee Tech local Board received an award from the Technical College Directors Association for having 100 percent certification of its board members. Certification criteria that must be met include: board meeting attendance, attending graduation for the college, and advocating for the college with legislators, in addition to other requirements.
OTC president, Dr. Dawn Cartee, said, "Meeting the criteria for board certification illustrates the dedication our board members have to Ogeechee Technical College and to technical education. I applaud them for their hard work on behalf of the college and our students."
Role Model Board status was achieved by the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees and was recognized by the Technical College Foundation Association. Criteria for the award includes having defined financial practices in place, participation in college activities, attendance at committee and board meetings, personal contributions to the Foundation, and numerous other requirements.
"The Foundation is a great benefit to the college and to our students," Cartee said. "The support from the community is obvious through the support the Foundation receives, and in turn provides for the college."
Both boards have been the recipient of these awards previously, and will strive to maintain the levels of dedication and performance needed to achieve this level of success, Cartee said.