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Satilla REMC Foundation Partners with OTC To Benefit Students

Satilla EMC representatives Mr. Romeo Reyes (right), CEO & president, and Sue Johnson, public relations coordinator (not pictured), met with Okefenokee Technical College officials Monday, December 13, to award the OTC Foundation a $5,000 educational advancement contribution.

Funding for the contribution was made possible through voluntary contributions of members who buy electricity from Satilla REMC.  The purpose of the contribution is to get needed, but unavailable funds, into technical colleges within the nine-county area that Satilla REMC serves and to enhance educational opportunities for as many students as possible. Satilla REMC Donation

Dr. Gail Thaxton (center), president of Okefenokee Technical College, and Austin Johnson (left), dean of the Alma campus, thanked Romeo Reyes and Sue Johnson for their support. Thaxton asked Reyes and Johnson to inform members of the Satilla EMC, Satilla REMC Foundation Board, and EMC Board of Directors of how much their contributions are appreciated. 

“This investment is higher education is timely and certainly appreciated,” remarked Thaxton, “especially since students may be receiving fewer dollars in financial assistance through the HOPE grant, not to mention the series of budget cuts for the college over the past few years.”  

The funds will be used to support student and program success through equipment purchases, student scholarships, and other technical program projects that advance the work of the college.”  Thaxton also noted that the “Members of Satilla REMC have invested more than $70,000 toward the educational futures of students who attend Okefenokee Technical College.”
The Satilla REMC Foundation is proud to partner with Okefenokee Technical College to provide additional educational opportunities to students attending technical colleges in its nine-county service area.  The members of Satilla, through their voluntary contributions, reinforce the belief that education should not be limited to schools, but that the responsibility of education and adult development be shared by the community. 


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