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Daniels Is 1st Recipient of OTC Charles Eames Scholarship

Jonathan Daniels (second from right), a respiratory care technology student at Okefenokee Technical College (OTC), is the first recipient of the OTC Charles Eames Scholarship. Mr. Charles Eames (center, left) presented Daniels with the award check and congratulated him on his academic accomplishments.

Faye Mathis, Jonathan’s program instructor, recommended Daniels for the award, stating that he is “dedicated to his educational goals” and “an outstanding student with superb work ethics and character.” Photo

Daniels’ quest for the right profession began at Valdosta State University. Although he has the ability, skills, and resolve to succeed in numerous fields, Jonathan didn’t find his true professional calling in life until recently. He is now committed to and passionate about his new career path – respiratory therapy - and the opportunities that it will provide for his family and for him as he seeks to help others in their time of need.

“I have enjoyed my experiences here at OTC thus far,” stated Daniels in his scholarship application, “and appreciate the hands-on training and small classes.”

Jonathan and his wife, Jamie, are parents to Natalie (3) and Ashlyn (5 months). They are members of Emmanuel Baptist Church where Jonathan participates in or helps lead the praise band, youth band, youth choir, and youth Bible study.

Eames, former director of the Okefenokee Regional Library System (ORLS), contributed $20,000 to the Okefenokee Technical College Foundation in late 2008 to establish the Charles Eames Endowed Scholarship Fund to benefit OTC students through scholarships and literacy projects.

OTC President Gail Thaxton and the OTC staff congratulate Jonathan Daniels on the award and extend heartfelt appreciation to Charles Eames for his generous contribution.  

Charles Eames (center, left) recently presented an award check to Jonathan Daniels (center, right) of Ware County, recipient of the 1st OTC Charles Eames Scholarship. Cindy Tanner (right) executive director of the OTC Foundation, and Faye Mathis (left), OTC respiratory care technology instructor congratulated Daniels.


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