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SKCTC TO HOST SEVERAL EVENTS IN FEBRUARY IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH February 5, 2016

SKCTC TO HOST SEVERAL EVENTS IN FEBRUARY IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH

CUMBERLAND, Ky. – Several events will be going on at each of the campuses of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) in February showcasing Black History Month.
Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College COLLABORATES WITH OTHERS TO SUPPORT WATER QUALITY IN EASTERN KENTUCKY January 4, 2016

Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College COLLABORATES WITH OTHERS TO SUPPORT WATER QUALITY IN EASTERN KENTUCKY

Cumberland, Ky. (December 18th, 2015) – Three higher education institutions are coming together to collaborate with and support the Upper Cumberland River Watershed Watch (UCWW) in their efforts to improve water quality and water protection.
Medical Coding program continues to grow at SKCTC December 21, 2015

Medical Coding program continues to grow at SKCTC

With an aging population and ongoing health problems, the medical field is constantly expanding to meet the growing need. When most people think of jobs in healthcare, they automatically think of doctors and nurses, techs and aides. What they may not realize is that there is a successful medical program, featuring graduates that never set foot inside an emergency room, treatment facility or doctor’s office. The best part? You can go to school for it here in the mountains and stay here at home to work.
Christmas Extravaganza going on this week at SKCTC Cumberland December 1, 2015

Christmas Extravaganza going on this week at SKCTC Cumberland

Looking for something to do with the family this week to help you get into the Christmas spirit? Look no further than the theater in the Godbey Appalachian Center on the Cumberland campus. The Robin Bingham Dance Academy, in conjunction with the SKCTC performing arts initiative, will host the annual Christmas Extravaganza on Friday, December 4th and Saturday, December 5th.
SKCTC Automotive Program Receives National Re-Accreditation November 19, 2015

SKCTC Automotive Program Receives National Re-Accreditation

The automotive training program at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College has received re-accreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Southeast’s automotive program is now certified through the year 2020.
Southeast’s  Scholarship Golf Tournament attracts record field August 12, 2015

Southeast’s Scholarship Golf Tournament attracts record field

A record field of 18 foursomes participated in the annual Lilian Faye Simpson Scholarship Golf Tournament held August 1 at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course at Cumberland. Golfers from across the region enjoyed 18 holes of competitive golf and camaraderie and all for a good cause – assisting deserving students at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.
Clothing from TV show “Justified” on display at Kentucky Coal Mining Museum July 14, 2015

Clothing from TV show “Justified” on display at Kentucky Coal Mining Museum

Costumes worn by actors appearing on the hit TV program “Justified” are now on display at the Kentucky Coal Mining Museum. The museum, operated and staffed by Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, is located at Benham in Harlan County
Collection of letters chronicling life in the 1940s presented to SKCTC Archives   July 14, 2015

Collection of letters chronicling life in the 1940s presented to SKCTC Archives

Margaret Edds was overjoyed when she and her sister, Rachel, discovered a cache of hundreds of letters written by their late mother Sara. The letters chronicled the daily life of Sara as she worked in the thriving coal town of Lynch in Harlan County prior to World War II and later when she returned to her native Tennessee and began working for the U.S. Government at Oak Ridge, the location responsible with manufacturing key materials used to make the first atomic bomb which subsequently ended the war
Southeast Scholarship Golf Classic is Aug. 1 July 7, 2015

Southeast Scholarship Golf Classic is Aug. 1

Local golf enthusiasts will once again have the opportunity to compete while helping deserving students attend Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College as they participate in the Lillian Faye Simpson Scholarship Golf Classic to be held Saturday, Aug. 1 at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course in Cumberland.
Southeast Scholars enjoy successful camp and trip June 25, 2015

Southeast Scholars enjoy successful camp and trip

Southeast Scholars, a program for local youth in grades 7 through 12, is operated by Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College along with support from donors and from college endowment resources. The mission of the program, according to coordinator Sandra Brown, is to assist the students in their quest to attend college by providing support and skills vital for each to become a collegian.  

Southeast Scholars visit Washington June 23, 2015

Southeast Scholars visit Washington

Kentucky Congressman Andy Barr spoke with students enrolled in the Southeast Scholars Program who were in Washington, D.C. recently as part of their week-long summer camp. The Southeast Scholars program, operated by Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, is for local students grades 7 through 12.
Gipe’s book ‘Trampoline’ drawing praises June 22, 2015

Gipe’s book ‘Trampoline’ drawing praises

Robert Gipe, the director of the Appalachian Program at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, was the speaker recently for a meeting of the Harlan Arts Council where he read passages from his book “Trampoline.” The book, released in early spring by the Ohio University Press, has been well received and is being hailed by acclaimed Appalachian authors Gurney Norman and Silas House as a masterful and original work.
History is coming alive, radio program produced by SKCTC staff is triumph June 5, 2015

History is coming alive, radio program produced by SKCTC staff is triumph

A ground-breaking program billed as “History Alive” is booming across the radio airwaves of southeastern Kentucky. Produced by Phyllis Sizemore, curator of the Kentucky Coal Mining Museum located at Benham and by Therese Osborne, the Appalachian Program facilitator for Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, the program airs weekly over WCPM-AM in Cumberland and alternate weeks on the Appalshop station WMMT-FM in Whitesburg.
Selling to the World Expo June 3, 2015

Selling to the World Expo

Existing and aspiring small-business owners can learn how to harness the power of the Web to sell their products and market their business to statewide, national, and global customers—and get innovative business-planning assistance—at the second Selling to the World Expo coming to Middlesboro, Ky.
Recollections Meeting May 29, 2015

Recollections Meeting

Brandon Robinson of WYMT-TV and a graduate of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, was the speaker recently for the Recollections Senior Citizens Program that is held periodically at the Kentucky Coal Mining Museum at Benham.
SKCTC Vice President Adams elected to national board May 28, 2015

SKCTC Vice President Adams elected to national board

Dr. Vic Adams, a vice president and the chief workforce officer for Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the board of directors for the National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE). Adams will begin his tenure July 1 and will be up for re-election in 2017.
SKCTC Middlesboro Jumpstart Event May 18, 2015

SKCTC Middlesboro Jumpstart Event

On May 15 the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College campus at Middlesboro hosted a “Jumpstart” program for local high school juniors and seniors. Carlton Hughes, professor of communication, coordinated the program with Southeast’s recruiter Kim Maynard along with the help of college faculty and staff.
SKCTC Cumberland Jumpstart Event May 15, 2015

SKCTC Cumberland Jumpstart Event

On May 14 the SKCTC Cumberland campus hosted a “Jumpstart” program for local high school juniors and seniors.Carlton Hughes, professor of communication, coordinated the program along with Cookie Baldwin, Deb Hodge, Sherry Tinsley, Shelia Gordon, and Erin Reasor. Students came to campus and had mock advising sessions with counselors, campus tours, and informational sessions.
Southeast’s Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony held May 7, 2015

Southeast’s Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony held

The yearly induction ceremony for new members of Phi Theta Kappa Xi Sigma chapter of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College was held recently in the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center on the Cumberland campus. Over 60 students, representing each of the SKCTC campuses, were ushered into the esteemed national honorary during a formal ceremony.
Celebrating Earth Day May 4, 2015

Celebrating Earth Day

Students on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College participated in celebrating Earth Day by planting flowers across the grounds.
KCTCS leader visits Southeast campuses May 4, 2015

KCTCS leader visits Southeast campuses

Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Jay Box as part of his statewide listening tour recently visited Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. Here, he is shown speaking to students in a mathematics class.
Southeast to join movement in addressing tobacco use May 4, 2015

Southeast to join movement in addressing tobacco use

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College has announced its plan to join a national movement to address smoking and tobacco use at community college campuses throughout the United States.
Dr. Telly Sellars returning home to deliver SKCTC commencement speech April 21, 2015

Dr. Telly Sellars returning home to deliver SKCTC commencement speech

It will be a homecoming for Dr. Telly Sellars when he returns to his beloved Harlan County Friday, May 8 to deliver the keynote address during the 50th commencement and awarding of degrees at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.
KCTCS President Jay Box to visit Southeast April 27 April 21, 2015

KCTCS President Jay Box to visit Southeast April 27

Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Jay Box will visit Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College as part of a statewide listening tour to seek input for the KCTCS 2016-22 strategic plan.
Cumberland campus is site of Spring Block Party April 16, 2015

Cumberland campus is site of Spring Block Party

Anna Creech, foreground, and Lauren Hogue competed in a cornhole tournament during the block party held recently on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.
Mock Disaster Wednesday April 22th, 2015 April 14, 2015

Mock Disaster Wednesday April 22th, 2015

The Nursing Program at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will have their Annual Mock Disaster Drill on Wednesday April 22th, 2015 at 11: 00 a.m. on the Harlan Campus of SKCTC.
SKCTC Whitesburg stages celebration of Women’s History Month April 2, 2015

SKCTC Whitesburg stages celebration of Women’s History Month

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Professor Peggy Conklin’s History of Women in America class at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, Whitesburg campus, presented an original theatrical presentation, “We Are the Women!” Narrated by Conklin, the program included students depicting women from American History.
Asking yourself, "Where can I hear Appalachian young people talking with their elders about what's next for the region?" Right here. With singing and dancing? You bet. April 2, 2015

Asking yourself, "Where can I hear Appalachian young people talking with their elders about what's next for the region?" Right here. With singing and dancing? You bet.

Higher Ground 5: Find A Way, an original dramatic musical about telling the truth and finding a way to move forward as a county, opens Thursday, April 9th at 7:30 PM in the Nicey and Alice Hazen Theater in the Godbey Appalachian Center on Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College’s Cumberland Campus.
Southeast is sponsor for Harlan County Science Fair April 2, 2015

Southeast is sponsor for Harlan County Science Fair

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College hosted the Harlan County Science Fair for fifth grade students. The event was held March 27 on the Harlan campus and was directed by SKCTC Professor Rhonda Creech who leads the college’s Natural Science and Mathematics Division.
Nursing accreditation team visits SKCTC April 2, 2015

Nursing accreditation team visits SKCTC

Members of a team from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) recently conducted a certification visit to Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. The team was at SKCTC to verify, clarify and amplify the information that embodied the college’s self-study document.
SKCTC is host to roundtable discussion on technology March 25, 2015

SKCTC is host to roundtable discussion on technology

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College was host recently to a roundtable discussion conducted by the Appalachian Regional Commission. The event was March 4 in the gallery of the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center on the Cumberland campus.
SKCTC to hold transfer week featuring 4 college fairs and 13 participating colleges & universities March 10, 2015

SKCTC to hold transfer week featuring 4 college fairs and 13 participating colleges & universities

March 24, 25 and 26 are part of transfer week at Southeast! Be sure to check out one of our four transfer fairs during the week. More than 13 colleges and universities will be on-site to answer questions you may have about transfer options.
EKU'S FAA APPROVALS, PARTNERSHIPS WITH KCTCS MAKE PATH TO AVIATION CAREERS EASIER, QUICKER March 3, 2015

EKU'S FAA APPROVALS, PARTNERSHIPS WITH KCTCS MAKE PATH TO AVIATION CAREERS EASIER, QUICKER

Eastern Kentucky University now boasts the nation's first FAA-approved 1,000-hour power, 2+2 degree pathway, and it is easily accessible across the commonwealth, thanks to EKU's partnerships with four institutions in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System: Southeast, Ashland, Owensboro and Hazard.
Kacey Lefevers is crowned Miss Southeast February 9, 2015

Kacey Lefevers is crowned Miss Southeast

The Miss Southeast Pageant was held Feb. 7 in the auditorium of Letcher County Central High School in Whitesburg with nine students contending for the title. Participants were judged on their composure, talent, an on-stage question and answer and an interview with the judges. Billed as an evening of splendor, entertainment and beauty, the winner received a $1,000 one-semester scholarship to attend Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College and will represent the college at the Mountain Laurel Festival that is held each May in Pineville. The winner of the 2015 pageant was Kacey Mariah Lefevers of Middlesboro