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August 1, 2015

2015 Golf Classic

Sleepy Hollow Golf Course in Cumberland, Kentucky
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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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
SKCTC Nursing program to hold continuing accreditation site review; open to public 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.
Southeast and Appalachian Challenge Academy sign agreement for dual credit courses 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.
New Phi Theta Kappa Presidents selected to represent Southeast 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.
Miss Southeast Pageant to be held at Letcher Central Feb. 7 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.
Community Diversity Breakfast set for January 17 at Benham Inn 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”
Southeast Ugly Sweater Run/Walk sported holiday flair 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.
Southeast’s holiday float claims awards 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.
Southeast makes a splash with regatta 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.
Full scholarships available for Southeast students through Direct2Degree initiative 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.
Middlesborough Little Theatre actors recognized at state event 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.
SOUTHEAST CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT SLATED for DEC. 11-14 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.
Ugly Sweater Run/Walk event planned for SKCTC Cumberland 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.
Ariel Dingus, SKCTC faculty member, named Developmental Education Specialist 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.
Kentucky Safety Training Institute Goes Mobile for National Parks 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.
Southeast and Union sign agreement 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.
Southeast Whitesburg students sponsor ‘Smash for the Cause’ Extra Life Marathon 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.
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.