OCtech Foundation Board of Directors Welcomes Three New Members

The Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Foundation has welcomed three new members to its board of directors – Kay Blackwell, Rebecca Love and Joanie Thomas.

Photo of Foundation Board Member Kay Blackwell
Kay Blackwell

Blackwell graduated in 1985 as a member of OCtech’s second Associate Degree Nursing class, and went on to receive a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina. She began teaching nursing in Hawaii and continued with each move she and her husband made during his years of military service. In 2000, when they returned to the area, Blackwell became an ADN instructor at OCtech. She retired in May 2017 as dean of Nursing and Health Science. She and her husband, James, live in Branchville.

Photo of Foundation Board Member Rebecca Love
Rebecca Love

Love has a degree in elementary education from the University of South Carolina. She is a member of Orangeburg’s Community Bible Study group and First Baptist Church, and lives in Orangeburg with her husband, Tripp.

Photo of Foundation Board Member Joanie Thomas
Joanie Thomas

Thomas is the manager/owner of Edisto Vision Center. She has worked on the Regional Medical Center Gala Committee and lives in Orangeburg with her husband, Sidney.

The OCtech Foundation was established in 1977 to further the educational aims of the college and its students and employees. It raises financial support in the community to assist the college through capital campaigns, annual fund drives and special events.

“We are thrilled welcome these individuals to our board,” said Faith McCurry, executive director of the OCtech Foundation. “Their unique knowledge, diverse experiences and fresh ideas will be wonderful assets as we continue to grow the foundation.”