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May 8, 2015
2015 Spring Graduation
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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.
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.
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.
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
February 5, 2015
SKCTC Nursing program to hold continuing accreditation site review; open to public
February 24-26, 2015 Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Associate Degree Nursing Program will host a site review for continuing accreditation by The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
January 29, 2015
Southeast and Appalachian Challenge Academy sign agreement for dual credit courses
A memorandum of agreement between Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College and Appalachian Challenge Academy (ACA), located at Grays Knob in Harlan County, was finalized recently that will allow academy cadets the opportunity to take two courses, carpentry fundamentals and introduction to automotive systems, at the SKCTC Harlan campus.
January 22, 2015
New Phi Theta Kappa Presidents selected to represent Southeast
Southeast students Jacob Carroll and Robin Shoemaker have been selected to serve in leadership positions for Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs.
January 16, 2015
Miss Southeast Pageant to be held at Letcher Central Feb. 7
Contestants are being sought to compete in the 2015 Miss Southeast Scholarship Pageant to be held Saturday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at the Letcher County Central High School, Whitesburg. Winner to receive tuition scholarship for one semester valued at $1,000.
January 13, 2015
Community Diversity Breakfast set for January 17 at Benham Inn
The ninth annual Community Diversity Breakfast celebrating the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held Saturday, Jan. 17 at 9 a.m. at the Benham School House Inn.
Speakers for the event will be the Rev. Sandra Jones and Justin Preston of Big Stone Gap, Va.
Rev. Jones will present a narrative of the American Civil Rights Movement and provide historical information about the life and legacy of Dr. King. Following Jones’ presentation, Mr. Preston will present King’s legendary “I Have a Dream Speech”
January 6, 2015
Southeast Ugly Sweater Run/Walk sported holiday flair
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College recently hosted the Ugly Sweater Run/Walk event on the Cumberland Campus. A field of 45 competed in the event which featured a two-mile run or a one-mile walk over a challenging course across the campus.
December 11, 2014
Southeast’s holiday float claims awards
A float built by students, faculty and staff associated with the Automotive Technology program at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College has won awards in local Christmas parades.
December 11, 2014
Southeast makes a splash with regatta
Students enrolled in the Project Lead the Way initiative, operated by Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College and available to college and high school students, participated recently in a competition and tests of boats assembled of cardboard, deck sealant and duct tape.
December 3, 2014
Full scholarships available for Southeast students through Direct2Degree initiative
The Direct2Degree or (D2D) an initiative of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System will be awarding a total of 25 full scholarships to motivated students attending KCTCS institutions of which Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is associated.
December 3, 2014
Middlesborough Little Theatre actors recognized at state event
Middlesborough Little Theatre standouts Hilarie Spangler and Clayton Baker won outstanding performance awards at the recent Kentucky Theater Association’s conclave held at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. They were directed by Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College faculty member Amelia Simpson who recently directed them on the local stage in The Miracle Worker.
November 20, 2014
SOUTHEAST CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT SLATED for DEC. 11-14
The choir of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will present its Christmas concert that has been scheduled for Dec. 11 and 14. Directed by Professor Ann Schertz, the choir will perform on Thursday the 11th at 7 p.m. at the Cumberland Methodist Church and again on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2:30 p.m. at the Harlan Episcopal Church. The choir is accompanied by Clara Atkins-Pope.
November 20, 2014
Ugly Sweater Run/Walk event planned for SKCTC Cumberland
The Ugly Sweater Run/Walk event will be held Thursday, Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m. on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. The run/walk competition will be presented exclusively on the campus as participants have the option of running two miles or walking one mile. The entry fee is $10 for adults and $5 for children.
November 19, 2014
Ariel Dingus, SKCTC faculty member, named Developmental Education Specialist
A Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College faculty member, Ariel Dingus, has received notification naming her as a Developmental Education Specialist by the prominent Kellogg Institute for the training and certification of developmental educators.
November 19, 2014
Kentucky Safety Training Institute Goes Mobile for National Parks
The Kentucky Safety Training Institute mobile training unit travels throughout the U.S. National Park System training personnel to be safer and more efficient heavy equipment operators.
November 4, 2014
Southeast and Union sign agreement
According to Dr. Lynn Moore, president of Southeast, students from the community college will complete the first 67-plus hours with SKCTC and then go directly to Union to finish their bachelors degree in business administration, social work, criminal justice, psychology and the bachelors in middle school science and middle school math and social studies.
November 3, 2014
Southeast Whitesburg students sponsor ‘Smash for the Cause’ Extra Life Marathon
An adventurous and caring group of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College faculty, staff and students from the Whitesburg campus came together recently to raise charitable funds to help children at the Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center which is a member of the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals.
October 17, 2014
Boy Scout Camporee focuses on coal; SKCTC-staffed resources beneficial to youth
Boy Scouts from across the area recently became the first in Kentucky to successfully complete requirements for the new Mining In Society merit badge. They did so with support provided by Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College and the Kentucky Coal Academy.
October 17, 2014
Angela Simpson named VP and Chief Financial Officer for Southeast
A Cumberland native and SKCTC alumnus, Angela Simpson was recently selected as CFO and brings to the position over 30 years of service to the college. In her job, she is entrusted with managing a budget in excess of $20-million for Southeast which operates five, full-service campuses in Harlan, Bell and Letcher counties. SKCTC has an enrollment of approximately 4,000 students.
October 8, 2014
Southeast celebrates milestone with the 50th Annual Kingdom Come Swappin' Meetin'
It was a wonderful time to “Keep the Traditions Alive” during the 50th Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ held Oct. 3-4 on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. The event, one of oldest arts and crafts and music events in the commonwealth of Kentucky, attracted hundreds to the site over its two-day run.
October 7, 2014
Pineville campus hold tree lighting ceremony in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Students, faculty, and staff gathered Monday, October 6th for a Tree Lighting Ceremony in the lobby of the Pineville campus in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Additional activities planned throughout the month will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
October 6, 2014
Transfer Fairs with over 12 different colleges attending to be held on Southeast campuses
It is transfer time at Southeast! Be sure to check out one of our transfer fairs. Twelve different colleges and universities will be on-site to answer questions you may have about transfer options.
September 25, 2014
EKU Aviation Program to be offered at Southeast in Middlesboro
Southeast Kentucky Community &Technical College and Eastern Kentucky University have joined forces for the Aviation: Aerospace Technology program. The much regarded program will allow local students to earn their Associate’s Degree with all course work offered at the Middlesboro campus. Upon completion of the degree, students will then pursue a Bachelor’s Degree at the EKU main campus in Richmond.
September 8, 2014
Earn your Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Police Studies from EKU without ever leaving Southeast
You can earn you Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Police Studies from EKU without ever leaving Southeast! Complete you course work on our campuses and online. Checkout the information sessions on a campus near you to learn more.
August 27, 2014
Southeast participating in College Colors Day to promote college pride and educational awareness
Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College will again be participating in College Colors Day, an effort to raise awareness for college pride and educational opportunities. On Thursday, September 4th, students, faculty and staff alike will be encouraged to wear college-themed clothing of your favorite school or university.
August 26, 2014
Jimmy Rose and band to perform at Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’
Jimmy Rose, who soared to national prominence last year as a contestant on the NBC program “America’s Got Talent” where he finished third, will be the featured performer during the 50th Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ slated for the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.
August 19, 2014
Southeast golf classic attracts large field, proceeds go for scholarships
The annual Lillian Faye Simpson Southeast Scholarship Golf Classic attracted a record number of players recently to Sleepy Hollow Golf Course at Cumberland. A total of 16 foursomes competed for various prizes and money during the 18-hole, best ball scramble format competition that generated several thousand dollars for scholarships, enabling deserving students the opportunity to attend Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.
August 13, 2014
Pre-game celebration marks “kickoff” to school year; Dr. McCall on hand for the
The college kicked off the school year in grand style August 7 with a pregame party held at the Benham School House Inn. Southeast President and “head coach” Dr. Lynn Moore directed the event which marked the beginning of the school year with faculty and staff gathering for in-service sessions. Many in attendance wore SKCTC football jerseys and others wore shirts with the colors of their colleges and universities.
August 11, 2014
Southeast’s Upward Bound program has six-weeks session; concludes with tour of famed Redstone Arsenal in Alabama
With summertime quickly beginning to dwindle away, the unhurried weeks of June and July will likely be engraved forever into the collective memories of the students who took part in the Upward Bound Program camp sponsored by Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. During the recently concluded six-weeks program, 35 high school students from Harlan County High School and Bell County High School participated in the summer program that proved to be a time to learn, grow and explore – seeing things many in the group had never had the chance to experience, according to Upward Bound director Dr. Michelle Dykes-Anderson.
August 11, 2014
Portal 31 mine tour operated by SKCTC enjoying record-setting summer
With the numbers for July in the book with 1,099 visitors enjoying the tour, Portal 31 has served 300 more patrons than at any other time in its history -- a rather noteworthy statistic since the site opened a bit later in the springtime as repairs to correct a drainage problem had to be addressed. "Our goal is to serve 1,000 customers each month, and during July we topped that mark; we hope to continue the momentum into August and into the fall" noted Drenda Crider, the SKCTC vice president of external education.
July 23, 2014
Southeast and ARH sponsor AHEC Summer Scrubs Camp
Area high school students had the opportunity recently to learn about possible careers inside the healthcare industry by taking part in the Appalachian Health Education Center (AHEC) Career Craze Summer Scrubs Camp held at Harlan ARH.
July 23, 2014
Kentucky Coal Museum unveil new Window Exhibit
"Nearly everyone enjoys visiting a museum, but very few understand all that is involved behind the scenes in making a museum visit an enjoyable experience," said Alexia Ault, registrar and cataloger for the Kentucky Coal Museum and Appalachian Archives, commenting on the new window exhibit at the museum located at Benham. "That is why we are allowing the public to see firsthand some of the activities they would normally never see by doing them in the front display window of the Kentucky Coal Museum."
July 21, 2014
Southeast’s Appalachian Program receives funding for additional arts programming
A coalition coordinated by the Appalachian Program at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College (SKCTC) recently received $100,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Program in support of eighteen months of innovative arts programming fostering community interaction focused on emerging regional artists as part of a larger community renewal effort.
July 7, 2014
The Glow Run 5k Run / 1 Mile Walk Returns to the Kingdom Come Swappin' Meetin'
The 3rd annual Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ 5k will be held Oct 3, 2014. This is the second year it will be run as a Glow Run. Participants will receive a t-shirt and glow items. Everyone is encouraged to wear things that will glow in the dark! Pre-registration fee is $20 and onsite registration is $25.
June 24, 2014
Southeast students Amanda Baker and Emily Nantz honored by KCTCS as part of All-Academic team
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College students Emily C. Nantz of Harlan and Amanda Baker of Middlesboro were named recently as a members of the 2014 KCTCS All-Academic Team. Honorees from all 16 KCTCS colleges were honored during a luncheon in Owensboro and held as part of the system's New Horizons initiative.
June 19, 2014
Lillian Faye Simpson Southeast Scholarship Golf Classic Set For August 16th at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course in Cumberland, Kentucky.
Year after year, students at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College students have been faced with a rising cost for their education. Tuition increases coupled with a rise in gas and food costs, not to mention childcare, have placed a hardship on many students. The Southeast Scholarship Golf Tournament supports local students each year with a dedicated effort from our community.
June 12, 2014
Workforce Solutions holds Career Craze camps for local elementary and middle school students.
SKCTC and its Workforce Solutions team have wrapped up Project STEM camps held at Whitesburg and on the Middlesboro campus. The camps, held for two days, were open to children ages 12-15 and featured sections on energy, environmental science, physics and mathematics.
May 20, 2014
The annual Harlan County Scholarship Banquet held recently at the Benham School House Inn
The annual Harlan County Scholarship Banquet was held recently at the Benham School House Inn. The scholarship committee provides several studentships each year to high school seniors attending Harlan County High School and Harlan High School.
May 20, 2014
Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony held at SKCTC
An induction ceremony for new members of the Xi Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an academic honorary at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, was held recently in the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center on the Cumberland campus. Members of the organization must have a 3.5 grade point average or higher and have completed 20 hours of course work leading to an associate’s degree.
May 12, 2014
Southeast presents 49th commencement and awarding of credentials ceremony
The 49th commencement and the awarding of credentials at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College was held May 9 with over 350 individuals receiving degrees, diplomas and certificates during the event held at the Harlan County High School. Dr. Lynn Moore, president of the college, presided over the ceremony.
May 2, 2014
Brandon Robinson to deliver SKCTC commencement address
Brandon Robinson is coming home. As a student at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College he sharpened his broadcasting skills and laid the groundwork for a successful career in television as a meteorologist for power-laden WYMT-TV, the CBS affiliate for all of eastern and southern Kentucky.
April 24, 2014
SKCTC Nursing and Funeral Service students gain important emergency experience in Mock Disaster
Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College staged its annual mock disaster drill April 23 at the Harlan campus with students and area first responders participating in the exercise. SKCTC nursing and funeral service students gained experience as did first responders, including police detachments and firefighting units from across Harlan County.
April 24, 2014
The Southeast Prize Patrol presents New Horizon Award checks to winners
The Southeast Prize Patrol, AKA Tiffany Scott, Dylan Frost and reigning Miss Southeast, Anna Jo Creech, energized a recent presentation honoring SKCTC’s New Horizons honorees, Darrin Clark, Patricia Baker and Sharon Johnson.
April 14, 2014
Storyteller Theresa Osborne to present one-woman show
Osborne, the Appalachian Program Facilitator at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, is to embark on a one-woman show billed as “Stories from the Cookie Jar” that is to be held Saturday, April 26 at the Kentucky Coal Museum in Benham.
April 7, 2014
New SKCTC Scholarship to honor Carlie Thompson
The Carlie Thompson Scholarship Fund at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College has been created by his widow, Joyce. The first scholarship will be awarded for the fall 2014 semester and will be for the amount of $1,000.
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