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WKCTC Honors Faculty, Staff, Retirees
Monday, May 02, 2016 1:13 PM
West Kentucky Community and Technical College faculty members Dr. Victor Taveras and Carrie Hopper were among six employees recognized during a faculty and staff awards reception April 29. Taveras, an assistant professor of physics at WKCTC, received the Phelps Award, named in memory of Finis Sargent Phelps and Florence Grubbs Phelps that was established at the college in 1991. The purpose of ...
KY State University Employees File Lawsuit
Saturday, April 30, 2016 6:37 PM
A fired employee and a demoted employee at Kentucky State University have filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against President Raymond Burse. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Teferi Tsegaye and Maifan Silitonga claim they were retaliated against for refusing to participate in discriminatory conduct at the historically black school. The lawsuit claims Burse, who is black, was ...
Cates Named WKCTC Teacher of the Year
Friday, April 29, 2016 9:15 PM
Students have named WKCTC assistant math professor Joel Cates the school's 2016 Teacher of the Year. Cates and 26 other faculty members were nominated for the award by students. Nominees must have at least assistant professor status, and must have been a faculty member for at least three years. One student who was quoted after the announcement had good things to say about Cates, ...
Commencement Set for 780 WKCTC Grads
Thursday, April 28, 2016 10:14 AM
West Kentucky Community and Technical College will honor more than 780 candidates for graduation during commencement ceremonies at 2 pm and 5 pm Saturday, May 7 at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center. There will also be a pinning ceremony held prior to commencement at 11:30 am for nursing students to receive pins. Glenn David Denton, a partner with Denton Law Firm in Paducah, will be the ...
PTHS Students Make Governor's School for Arts List
Thursday, April 28, 2016 7:17 AM
Tilghman juniors Jose Roberto Dos Remedios, Tyran Fitzgerald, Trevor Williams and sophomore Emma Johnson have been selected as participants in the 2016 Governor's School for the Arts (GSA). Students audition for various art disciplines for GSA. Fitzgerald was chosen for Musical Theatre, Dos Remedios was chosen for Instrumental Music, Williams was chosen for Dance, and Johnson was chosen for Vocal ...
PTHS Speech Team Members Honored at Awards Banquet
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:42 AM
The Paducah Tilghman Speech and Debate Team held its Spring Awards Banquet on April 17th. Coach Tony Cardon presented awards for merit and recognized team members for outstanding contributions to the team, school, community, and to the National Speech and Debate Association. Team captains Meg Hancock and Palmer Stroup honored Coach Cardon for his successful inaugural year leading the Tilghman ...
Tuition Caps Approved for Colleges, Universities
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 3:28 AM
State regulators have approved maximum tuition increases of about $500 a year for students at Kentucky's colleges and universities. The Council on Postsecondary Education approved tuition increases of up to $547 per student per year for the University of Kentucky and $527 per student per year for the University of Louisville. The universities of Western Kentucky, Northern Kentucky, ...
Popular Cake Decorating Classes Return to WKCTC
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 4:04 PM
Cake decorating classes have been one the most popular community education offerings at West Kentucky Community and Technical College this spring, and to accommodate the overwhelming community response, WKCTC is offering two more courses beginning next month. Back by popular demand, the Course One Building Buttercream Skills course will be offered on four consecutive Tuesday evenings May ...
Jessica Alexander Named WKCTC Student of the Month
Monday, April 18, 2016 3:42 PM
Jessica Alexander, a student at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, is the first in her family to go to college. Throughout her childhood, she thought that would never happen. Diagnosed with dyslexia in kindergarten, she has faced many challenges. But with her dedication and determination, Alexander excels academically and works hard daily to overcome that challenge. That strength is ...
Shawnee Accepts Applications for Vet Tech Program
Thursday, April 14, 2016 6:35 AM
Shawnee Community College is still accepting applications for the SICCM Vet Tech program until May 16. If interested, contact Monica Brahler at 618-634-3322 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ...
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