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Boy Scout Camporee focuses on coal; SKCTC-staffed resources beneficial to youth 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.
Angela Simpson named VP and Chief Financial Officer for Southeast 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.
Southeast celebrates milestone with the 50th Annual Kingdom Come Swappin' Meetin' 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.
Pineville campus hold tree lighting ceremony in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month 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.
Transfer Fairs with over 12 different colleges attending to be held on Southeast campuses 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.
EKU Aviation Program to be offered at Southeast in Middlesboro 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.
Earn your Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Police Studies from EKU without ever leaving Southeast 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.
Southeast participating in College Colors Day to promote college pride and educational awareness 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.
Jimmy Rose and band to perform at Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ 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.
Southeast golf classic attracts large field, proceeds go for scholarships 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.
Pre-game celebration marks “kickoff” to school year; Dr. McCall on hand for the 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.
Southeast’s Upward Bound program has six-weeks session; concludes with tour of famed Redstone Arsenal in Alabama 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.
Portal 31 mine tour operated by SKCTC enjoying record-setting summer 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.
Southeast and ARH sponsor AHEC Summer Scrubs Camp 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.
Kentucky Coal Museum unveil new Window Exhibit 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."
Southeast’s Appalachian Program receives funding for additional arts programming 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.
The Glow Run 5k Run / 1 Mile Walk Returns to the Kingdom Come Swappin' Meetin' 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.
Southeast students Amanda Baker and Emily Nantz honored by KCTCS as part of All-Academic team 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.
Lillian Faye Simpson Southeast Scholarship Golf Classic Set For August 16th at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course in Cumberland, Kentucky. 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.
Workforce Solutions holds Career Craze camps for local elementary and middle school students. 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.
The annual Harlan County Scholarship Banquet held recently at the Benham School House Inn 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.
Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony held at SKCTC 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.
Southeast presents 49th commencement and awarding of credentials ceremony 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.
Brandon Robinson to deliver SKCTC commencement address 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.
SKCTC Nursing and Funeral Service students gain important emergency experience in Mock Disaster 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.
The Southeast Prize Patrol presents New Horizon Award checks to winners 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.
Storyteller Theresa Osborne to present one-woman show 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.
New SKCTC Scholarship to honor Carlie Thompson 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.
Southeast and Arlie Boggs Elementary School students begin community garden March 27, 2014

Southeast and Arlie Boggs Elementary School students begin community garden

Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College biology students this spring have joined with pupils from Arlie Boggs Elementary School, located in the Letcher County community of Eolia, in planting vegetable seeds as part of a community garden project between the two schools.
Southeast’s Funeral Service Program only one in state; first class set to graduate in May March 17, 2014

Southeast’s Funeral Service Program only one in state; first class set to graduate in May

The program began accepting students a year ago and is the only one of its kind within Kentucky. It features a two-year curriculum leading to the Associate’s Degree, and excitement for the future of the ground-breaking program is profound, offering a curriculum overseen by Denise Shumate, long-time professor and administrator.
Students from Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College met recently with Senator Brandon Smith March 5, 2014

Students from Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College met recently with Senator Brandon Smith

Students from Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College met recently with Senator Brandon Smith during a trip to Frankfort. The group joined with other students from KCTCS institutions to discuss issues important to the system and to Southeast.
SKCTC to host 4th annual Super Sunday College Fair with local churches February 23 on the Cumberland campus February 5, 2014

SKCTC to host 4th annual Super Sunday College Fair with local churches February 23 on the Cumberland campus

Join us Sunday, February 23rd on the Cumberland campus as we partner with Rising Star Baptist Church, Dionne Baptist Church, Macedonia Baptist Church, Cumberland Missionary Baptist Church, Cumberland Pentecostal Church and Benham Community United Methodist Church to host a college information fair for prospective college students and their families.
Nursing Program Alert: March 1, 2014 is the deadline for application to the nursing program for the fall 2014 semester January 27, 2014

Nursing Program Alert: March 1, 2014 is the deadline for application to the nursing program for the fall 2014 semester

March 1, 2014 is the deadline for application to the nursing program for the fall 2014 semester. All prospective nursing students must also sign up and take the NLN-PAX exam. For questions please email Kathy.guyn@kctcs.edu or call the nursing office at 606-589-3095.
The deadline to file for a degree and apply for spring graduation in the Registrar’s office is February 7th January 23, 2014

The deadline to file for a degree and apply for spring graduation in the Registrar’s office is February 7th

Students are encouraged to apply for graduation the semester prior to when they are expected to complete their credential requirements. Applications turned in after the established deadline will automatically be moved to the applications for the next semester.
The 2014 Miss Southeast Scholarship Pageant scheduled for February 8th is now accepting applications January 15, 2014

The 2014 Miss Southeast Scholarship Pageant scheduled for February 8th is now accepting applications

The event will be Saturday--February 8th @ 6:30 pm in the Godbey Appalachian Theatre. The winner will receive $1000 tuition scholarship and represent SKCTC at the Mt. Laurel festival in May. Pageant applications are available at any SKCTC admissions office. Deadline to enter January 31st .
The Microsoft Office 365 suite of software for PC, Mac and mobile phones is now FREE for all Southeast students. January 13, 2014

The Microsoft Office 365 suite of software for PC, Mac and mobile phones is now FREE for all Southeast students.

All KCTCS students who are currently enrolled in a course are eligible to install the full version of Office 365 Pro Plus on up to 5 devices for free. This includes PC, Mac, Apple tablets and phones, and Android tablets and phones. The software will continue to work as long as you are enrolled in at least one class at a KCTCS college.
Community Diversity Breakfast slated for January 18 at Benham Inn with featured speaker Dr. Shawn D. Long January 9, 2014

Community Diversity Breakfast slated for January 18 at Benham Inn with featured speaker Dr. Shawn D. Long

The Community Diversity Breakfast, sponsored by the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will be held Saturday, Jan. 18 at 9 a.m. at the Benham School House Inn. The event will feature an address by Dr. Shawn D. Long, chairman of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.
The seventh annual Winter Commencement and the Awarding of Degrees at SKCTC was held recently on Cumberland campus. December 19, 2013

The seventh annual Winter Commencement and the Awarding of Degrees at SKCTC was held recently on Cumberland campus.

Graduates from each of the five Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College campuses participated in the ceremonies. Professor Larry Lafollette, college archivist and professor, delivered the keynote address.
Drenda Crider selected as new Director of External Education at Southeast and will oversee local tourism sites December 12, 2013

Drenda Crider selected as new Director of External Education at Southeast and will oversee local tourism sites

Drenda Crider, who has established a lengthy and successful career in the hotel and leisure industry, has been chosen to lead several of Harlan County's notable tourist sites including the Benham School House Inn, the Kentucky Coal Mining Museum and the Portal 31 Mine Tour.
Local benefactors representing Southeast honored during the 14th annual KCTCS President’s Gala in Lexington December 4, 2013

Local benefactors representing Southeast honored during the 14th annual KCTCS President’s Gala in Lexington

Honored by the system and representing Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College were, the Charles and Maxine Hunter family of Cloverfork in Harlan County and the Robert E. Frazier Charitable Trust Foundation of Cumberland.
Holiday extravaganza coming to Southeast Cumberland campus, Dec. 6 and 7 with performance of The Nutcracker November 25, 2013

Holiday extravaganza coming to Southeast Cumberland campus, Dec. 6 and 7 with performance of The Nutcracker

Featuring a cast of 40 performers, the annual holiday spectacle: ‘A Christmas Dream, The Nutcracker,’ will be performed for the community on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 2:30 p.m. in the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center located on the Cumberland campus.
Junior high school students were invited to the Middlesboro campus recently to take part Science Day event November 15, 2013

Junior high school students were invited to the Middlesboro campus recently to take part Science Day event

Over 90 junior high pupils took part in the Middlesboro Science Day event organized by Southeast Faculty Joseph Johnson and Rajiv Singh, as well as Southeast Recruiter Kim Maynard. Students took a tour of campus and participated in science experiments and college information sessions.
Final Exams for the Fall 2013 semester will take place December 9th through the 14th on all Southeast campuses November 8, 2013

Final Exams for the Fall 2013 semester will take place December 9th through the 14th on all Southeast campuses

Final Exams for the Fall 2013 semester will take place during the of December 9-14, 2013. Final Exams may not necessarily be scheduled during your regular class times, so please review this schedule carefully and follow up with your instructor about any questions you may have.
November 6, 2013

Southeast to hold Veterans Day celebration honoring America's veterans

Join us in celebrating Veterans Day - Monday, November 11th, 2013
First Annual Scholarship Banquet held to honor students along with benefactors who made scholarships possible November 4, 2013

First Annual Scholarship Banquet held to honor students along with benefactors who made scholarships possible

The first annual Scholarship Banquet, “a night of inspiration and gratitude,” was held October 29 in the great room of the Benham School House Inn with 84 students honored along with benefactors who made the various scholarships possible.
The winter commencement ceremony has been moved from December 13th to December 11th, 2013 at 5:30 PM November 1, 2013

The winter commencement ceremony has been moved from December 13th to December 11th, 2013 at 5:30 PM

The annual commencement ceremony to honor fall semester graduates will be held December 11th, 2013, at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College Cumberland campus in the Godbey Appalachian Center Theater.