Maysville KCTCS

President's Gala and Benefactors Awards Dinner

Benefactors of the Year, 2002
Maysville Community and Technical College

Dr. Harry C. Denham, Maysville
Being Honored by Maysville Community College

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To accept the award are his widow, Mrs. Minkie Denham, his daughter, Mrs. Cyndi Denham Gardner, and his son, Mr. John Denham

Support of Maysville Community College is a long-standing tradition for the Denham family. Dr. Harry C. Denham and his brother Mitchell spearheaded efforts to bring a college to Maysville in the 1960s. "Dr. Harry" consistently monitored the pulse of all college activities from that point forward. Throughout the years, he continually offered hours of service as well as significant financial support. He was a long-time member of Maysville Community College Board of Directors and the Licking Valley College Development Corporation (now the MCC Foundation). The College will long feel the impact of the death of our friend, Dr. Harry C. Denham in August 2001. Even though a pillar of our community is gone, Dr. Harry's legacy will always live. The College graciously accepted a generous gift to the MCC Scholarship Fund from the Dr. Harry C. Denham Estate. Moreover, Dr. Denham's son, John, has served as director on the MCC Foundation Board for years, currently serving as chairman of the Board. It is with tremendous pride and great reverence that Maysville Community College honors Dr. Harry C. Denham.


Mitsubishi Electric Automotive, Maysville
Being Honored by the Maysville Community College

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To accept the award is Mr. Robert Valentine, Vice President

Partnerships with local businesses and industry are paramount to the continued success of Maysville Community College. The Mitsubishi Electric Automotive and MCC partnership exemplifies how teamwork can ensure achievement of the community college mission. The Mitsubishi family puts dedication to workforce excellence first. The folks at Mitsubishi truly understand the power of a community college education. Mitsubishi consistently assists Maysville Community College in leadership roles as well as philanthropically. Robert Valentine, senior vice-president & plant manager, volunteers his time and expertise by serving on the Technical Center Advisory Board, providing guidance and direction for many of Maysville CC's new technical programs. When the MCC Technical Center Building Fund fell short, Mitsubishi immediately made a generous contribution that ensured a timely groundbreaking. It is an honor to count Mitsubishi Electric Automotive among the top supporters of Maysville Community College.


Mr. and Mrs. Clarence L. LeBus, Maysville
Being Honored by Maysville Community College Foundation

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To accept the award are Mr. and Mrs. Clarence L. LeBus

Clarence LaValle LeBus is a native of Lexington and attended The Asheville School, Asheville, NC; University High in Lexington, the University of Kentucky and the University of Virginia. Mr. LeBus has been actively engaged in several pursuits. He worked for several years as an ecologist involved in the exploration for wells throughout Kentucky. Mr. LeBus has also been engaged actively in his Angus breeding operation and has worked extensively with developing state of the art breeding operations with his registered herd on his two farms in Bourbon County. His outstanding support of the Licking Valley Center, a branch of Maysville Community College in Cynthiana, made it possible for the building fund drive to cultivate the early impetus necessary to spur others to join the effort. His other philanthropic interests include The Ashland/Henry Clay Foundation, Berea College, The Speed Museum of Art, The Episcopal Church of the Advent in Cynthiana and the University of Virginia.


Judy Construction Company, Cynthiana
Being Honored by the Maysville Community College Foundation

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To accept the award are Mr. and Mrs. Larry Judy, Owners

Mr. Larry Judy was born in Harrison County and has lived in either Bourbon or Harrison County most of his life. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in civil engineering from the University and has been actively engaged in his construction company, Judy Construction, for 30 years. His two sons, Steve and Morgan have joined him in the business. His outstanding gifts to Maysville Community College/Licking Valley Center made by Judy Construction Company set a pattern of corporate giving in the Licking Valley area that educated business and industry of the need and importance of the educational effort. Mr. Judy was instrumental in establishing the Construction Technology Department at the University of Kentucky. He serves as the chairman of the Harrison Memorial Hospital Board and is past president and present treasurer of the Kentucky Association of Highway Contractors. He is on the Board of Directors of the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky, a member of the Harrison County Economic Development Board, and a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers


St. Claire Medical Center, Morehead
Being honored by Rowan Technical College

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To accept the award is Dr. Greg Bausch, VP for Regional Services

Mr. Mark Neff came to St. Claire Medical Center in 1995. Since then, he has worked diligently to provide the eleven county service area with the best medical care possible and thus achieving the distinction of being recognized as one of the top one hundred best regional medical centers in the United States. In the process of achieving this status, Mr. Neff never forgot, that in order to supply quality treatment and care he must first employ a quality staff. At the present time, St. Claire Medical Center employs 920 people making them the second largest employer in the region. Mr. Neff recognized Rowan Technical College as an institution that could provide a skilled workforce. The affiliation agreements between St. Claire Medical Center and Rowan Technical College's Respiratory Care Program and Practical Nursing Program speak volumes as to the confidence Mr. Neff has in our instructors and in our college. St. Claire has also been a long time employer of many other technical and business programs students of Rowan Technical College. Mr. Neff and St. Claire Medical Center have been and continue today to be one of the College's biggest supporters of Rowan Technical College.