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KCTCS president to spend final year on system business plan, new scholarship

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The Kentucky General Assembly honored Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Michael B. McCall with a resolution for his more than 15 years of service as the founding president of KCTCS.   McCall was accompanied by his wife, Carolyn, …

Female jockey, broadcaster to speak at the Midway College commencement next month

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  Midway College will welcome famed female jockey, author and broadcaster Donna Barton Brothers as commencement speaker on Saturday, May 10, at 11 a.m. in the Graves Amphitheater on the Midway College campus.   “We are pleased to have Ms. …

Campbellsville’s satellite site for vocational, tech classes so popular it outgrew its space

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In the mid-1990s when one of the region’s largest employers shut down, Campbellsville University was quick to work with displaced workers and help them gain new skills through the CU Technology Training Center. CU is now expanding into vocational technology …

Report praises BCTC for work to graduate more Latino students with associate degrees

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  Excelencia in Education has released “Latino College Completion in 50 States,” a report highlighting state-by-state data regarding educational inequities faced by Latino students enrolled in colleges across the nation. Bluegrass Community and Technical College and Jefferson Community and Technical …

UK scholar/athlete Grace Trimble is the only Kentuckian named a 2014 Truman Scholar

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University of Kentucky junior Grace Trimble, of Winchester, has been named a 2014 Truman Scholar and will receive $30,000 to conduct graduate work in areas of public service. Trimble, the only Truman recipient this year from Kentucky or a Kentucky …

New dean of NKU College of Education and Human Services comes from Auburn post

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Cynthia J. Reed has been named dean of the Northern Kentucky University College of Education and Human Services and will begin at NKU on July 15.   Reed currently serves as Emily R. and Gerald S. Leischuck endowed professor of …

Attorney general’s office will assist students, consumers following Mid-Continent closure

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Mid-Continent University, a private, non-profit school operating in Mayfield has announced that it would be laying off employees immediately and shutting down operations by June 30. The school has about 2,000 students enrolled online, at its campus in West Kentucky …

Multi-discipline student team wins entry in
an EPA design expo with water-quality app

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  A new water-quality app developed by six Northern Kentucky University students is getting national attention at a prestigious Environmental Protection Agency student design competition this spring. NKU’s Water Quality Pro app could potentially boost the EPA’s efforts to monitor …

Campbellsville University becomes sixth Farm to Campus state school, joins Kentucky Proud

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  Campbellsville University and Kentucky farmers alike should benefit from CU’s entrance into the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to Campus program.   “By joining the Farm to Campus program, Campbellsville University is making more local food available for students, …

New dean of NKU Haile/US Bank College of Business expects to build on its strengths

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Geoffrey S. Mearns, president of Northern Kentucky University, announced today that Rebecca I. Porterfield has been named dean of the NKU Haile/US Bank College of Business. Porterfield is currently graduate associate dean of the University of North Carolina Wilmington Cameron …