OTC Press Release: The family of Jack and Ruth Ann Hill have signed an agreement with the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation to create the “Jack and Ruth Ann Hill Scholarship” fund. This self-perpetuating scholarship endowment of $25,000 will be used to assist deserving OTC students.
“From the time Senator Jack Hill was elected to the Georgia State Senate in 1990, his relationship with Ogeechee Technical College was steeped in kindness, integrity, and a true belief in what this College could achieve,” said OTC President, Lori Durden. “His devotion to OTC reflected a profound commitment to excellence in higher education, most notably the importance of technical education in this region. He never wavered in his support, working tirelessly to ensure that OTC always had the resources necessary to meet its mission.”
The annual scholarship recipient will be awarded $1,000 which will be divided between fall and spring semesters. The agreement stipulates that the scholarship is to be given to students who are in good standing with the college, and are enrolled in an OTC certificate, diploma, or degree program. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate strong community service or involvement in community organizations.
Michelle Davis, VP for College Advancement, explained that the first scholarship will be issued in fall of 2021 to help Ogeechee Tech meet the needs of its enrollment.
“During the pandemic, many colleges have seen a decline in enrollment, but OTC’s enrollment has remained robust,” Davis said. “With an increase in student enrollment comes greater responsibility and need. The Foundation, the College, and our students are incredibly grateful to the Hill family for such a significant and timely gift.”
The Ogeechee Technical College Foundation exists to assist Ogeechee Technical College in achieving and maintaining a high quality program of post-secondary education and community participation, to raise funds, and to make contributions to educational programs of Ogeechee Technical College counties (Bulloch, Evans, & Screven). To give to the Ogeechee Technical College foundation please visit www.ogeecheetech.edu/give.