WKCTC Honors Graves County Student
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Sally Irvan just completed her last surgical technology clinical course at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in June. But before she moved on to a new career at Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield, KY, Irvan was named the WKCTC June Student of the Month.
“It was a complete surprise to find out that I had been chosen as Student of the Month,” Irvan said. “To know that the faculty and staff at the college, as well as my fellow students, chose me for this honor – I’m overwhelmed.”
Irvan, 21, of Graves County enrolled at WKCTC in fall 2010 and will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in August. While at the college, Irvan worked as a student worker in the recruitment and student activities office. She also participated in a class project to raise money and supplies for the Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center.
Irvan said more education is in her future. “I plan to further my education, possibly as a operating room nurse, and what better place to take that step than WKCTC.”
The Student of the Month program is designed to recognize the accomplishments of students on campus. Individuals selected must be currently enrolled at WKCTC and have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher and are nominated on the basis of exceptional performance, personal attributes, academic excellence and active participation in various student organizational activities.
Student of the Month winners receive $100, a certificate of excellence, recognition on the WKCTC Facebook page, campus announcements, and Web site. Winners are also recognized by Pepsi MidAmerica, acknowledged in the Paducah Sun, and will receive one free month’s supply of their favorite Pepsi product.
Information orovided by Tammy Thompson, WKCTC.