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Brent Clemmer (left), Cindy Tanner (right), and Chad Whitley (not pictured) are the recipients of the Okefenokee Technical College summer quarter 2009 Eagle Award and were recognized recently at a local staff meeting for their outstanding job performance.Photo 1

K. C. Thornton, chairman of the OTC Employee Recognition Committee, made the announcement and read excerpts from each recipient’s nomination form.

Clemmer is the clinical coordinator of the radiologic technology program at OTC and holds a BS degree from Columbia Union College in Maryland. Clemmer was described as one who goes out of his way to help others, is knowledgeable and challenges students to use critical thinking skills. He volunteers for Foundation fundraisers that benefit students and most recently volunteered to be a co-advisor for SkillsUSA.

Tanner, public relations director at OTC and the executive director of the OTC Foundation, was described as being dedicated to her job, working countless hours on projects such as the OTC Foundation gala and the annual golf tournament. “Regardless of the hours, she is always ready to help - with a smile.”Photo 2

OTC President Gail Thaxton (second from left) and the Eagle himself (Debbie Yawn) congratulated the honorees. The former recipients of the award presented Clemmer and Tanner with their eagle statue, and Marcia Braddock presented recipients with an appreciation gift. In addition, recipients’ names will be inscribed on a plaque to be displayed in the main lobby of the college.

Eagle Award winners are nominated by their supervisors and co-workers as outstanding employees, deserving recognition for their job performance, professionalism, and customer service. Thornton, along with committee members Marcia Braddock, Larry Godair, and Debbie Yawn, coordinated the selection process and the recognition ceremony. Photo 3

Photo 1:
OTC President Gail Thaxton (second from left) congratulated the summer quarter OTC Eagle Award recipients: Brent Clemmer and Cindy Tanner. Chad Whitley, also recognized for outstanding performance, was unable to attend the ceremony.

Photo 2:
Chad Whitley (left) was presented the summer quarter Eagle Award by OTC President Gail Thaxton. Whitley, an adjunct faculty member of the college, was nominated and selected for the award by his supervisor and co-workers. Whitley teaches accounting and introductory computer classes in the evenings.

Photo 3:
K. C. Thornton (right), introduced the VIB (Very Important Bird) for a recent OTC staff meeting. The VIB, Mr. I. B. Eagle, flew in to congratulate recipients of the Eagle Award. The award is given to OTC employees who portray character traits associated with “Mr. Eagle,” traits such as vision, excellence, strength, and leadership


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