Category Archives: Presidential Information

Learning What a Better Life Means to Students

On September 18th, I kicked-off my Better Lives for a Better Kentucky Tour at Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC). Although fog made my morning drive to Ashland a bit of a challenge, I had a terrific day with faculty, … Continue reading

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A New Way to Think About Football

It’s football time in the bluegrass state and I’ve spent some time thinking about the upcoming season. I can’t help but notice the similarities between KCTCS colleges and football. The Huddle is like our colleges. In that huddle are people … Continue reading

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Seven Tips for a Successful Semester

Over the years, students have told me they didn’t believe they could succeed in college. Some even delayed going to college because they didn’t believe in themselves. Soon after enrolling, though, they found they could be successful and college was … Continue reading

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Myth Busters

Still not convinced college is for you? What’s holding you back? Some people have a number of reasons why they think they can’t attend college, but I want to do a little myth busting. Here are a few of the … Continue reading

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AOKY Providing Better Lives for Kentuckians

In 2011, KCTCS, along with community colleges in Illinois, Kansas and Louisiana, launched a new program through Jobs for the Future called Accelerating Opportunity. The goals of Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky (AOKY) were threefold. Allow students who need to earn their … Continue reading

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Camping KCTCS Style

Summer is here and so are our summer camps! If the kids are bored and you’re worried about them having too much screen time, then sign them up for a camp at one of the 16 KCTCS colleges. The colleges … Continue reading

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Get In, Get Out and Get to Work!

Kentucky recently got great news for people who want to get a good job! The new Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program provides free tuition for college credit in one of the five business sectors that are considered high demand in Kentucky. … Continue reading

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Summer Pell Included in New Federal Budget

Since I was appointed to the board of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) last year, one of the top issues we’ve advocated for is the expansion of Pell Grants for summer classes. I’m happy to report Congress included funding for … Continue reading

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No bachelor’s degree needed for these high paying jobs

A new day has dawned for northeast Kentucky. Last week, Braidy Industries and Gov. Bevin made a major announcement about a new plant that will create badly needed jobs in the area. So why is this big news for KCTCS? … Continue reading

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Why Community College?

Today’s students have an array of options when it comes to higher ed, so why choose a community college? Wow! There are many reasons, and they are so compelling that since 2000, nearly 835,000 Kentuckians have chosen to attend one … Continue reading

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