First Citizens Bank Donates $25,000 to OCtech Foundation

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Pictured are, from left, Dr. Dawes Edwards, chair of the Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Foundation; Gail Fogle, senior vice president at First Citizens Bank; Mike Wolfe, area executive for First Citizens Bank; and OCtech President Dr. Walt Tobin.

First Citizens Bank has donated $25,000 to the Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Foundation.

The donation – which will be used as seed money for the First Citizens Endowed Scholarship for nursing and health science students – sponsors the faculty boardroom in OCtech’s new Nursing and Health Science Building, projected to open in spring 2019.

“As our population ages and more chronic illnesses are diagnosed, the need for nurses and other clinical healthcare workers continues to rise,” President Dr. Walt Tobin said. “This new building will help expand OCtech’s tradition of training quality, knowledgeable healthcare professionals to care for our community for years to come. We are grateful to First Citizens Bank and all of our community partners who are helping us fund futures in Orangeburg, Calhoun and the surrounding area.”

“We are proud to support the OCtech Foundation and their efforts to equip healthcare professionals with the specialized skills they need to care for residents in our community,” said Mike Wolfe, area executive for First Citizens Bank. “We felt strongly about providing scholarship money and helping make it financially possible for students to succeed in one of OCtech’s healthcare programs.”

First Citizens’ donation is part of the OCtech Foundation’s annual giving campaign “Funding Futures.” To date, nearly half a million dollars has been raised for students in nursing and health science programs.

For more information or to support “Funding Futures,” call Foundation Executive Director Faith McCurry at 803-535-1230 or email

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