Ashland KCTCS's Gala and Benefactors Awards Dinner

Benefactors of the Year, 2002
Ashland Community and Technical College

Calvary Episcopal Church, Ashland
Being Honored by the Ashland Community and Technical College District

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To accept the award is Mrs. Sharon Valentine, wife of Reverend Mann S. Valentine

Calvary Episcopal Church has managed a generous bequest to provide scholarship funds to assist both needy and deserving students at Ashland Community College who could not otherwise experience higher education. The common theme of faith, higher education, and community is exemplified through the servant hood of the church through the bequest originating from the Hager family. Lives have been changed and educational opportunities enhanced by the consistent and significant support of this scholarship fund.


Helen Johnson Ashworth, Ashland
Being Honored by the Community College Foundation of Ashland, Inc.

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To accept the award is Ms. Helen Johnson Ashworth

Through the intentional and generous support of Helen Johnson Ashworth, a special collections library was opened at Ashland Community College in the fall of 1991. The Robert Warner Ashworth Memorial Library Fund Endowment for the Study of Learning Disabilities is the only library of its kind in the System. There are hundreds of hard-bound volumes, plus pamphlets, papers, directories, films, video and audio tapes to assist in the educational support of students with learning disabilities. Helen Johnson Ashworth established the collection as a memorial to her son Robert and dedicated it to serving the needs of "children and adults who somehow find the courage to go forth every day and to the parents who are understandably bewildered."


Marathon Ashland Petroleum, Flatwoods
Being Honored by the Community College Foundation of Ashland, Inc.

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To accept the award is Mr.Douglas Sparkman, Manager, Catlettsburg Refining, LLC

Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC (MAP) is a combination of two of the nation's premier energy companies. MAP was formed January 1, 1998 from the downstream operations of its long established parent companies, Marathon Oil Company (of Marathon Oil Corporation) and Ashland Inc. MAP is a company with roots that reach into the early years of the oil industry. Its vision stresses success through efficiency, efficiency through innovation, innovation through education and people. MAP continues the long-standing tradition of Ashland Inc. and Marathon Oil Company in supporting higher education in its vital role of improving the quality of life in America.