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May 9, 2014

2014 Spring Graduation

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Storyteller Theresa Osborne to present one-woman show April 14, 2014

Storyteller Theresa Osborne to present one-woman show

Osborne, the Appalachian Program Facilitator at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, is to embark on a one-woman show billed as “Stories from the Cookie Jar” that is to be held Saturday, April 26 at the Kentucky Coal Museum in Benham.
New SKCTC Scholarship to honor Carlie Thompson April 7, 2014

New SKCTC Scholarship to honor Carlie Thompson

The Carlie Thompson Scholarship Fund at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College has been created by his widow, Joyce. The first scholarship will be awarded for the fall 2014 semester and will be for the amount of $1,000.
Southeast and Arlie Boggs Elementary School students begin community garden March 27, 2014

Southeast and Arlie Boggs Elementary School students begin community garden

Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College biology students this spring have joined with pupils from Arlie Boggs Elementary School, located in the Letcher County community of Eolia, in planting vegetable seeds as part of a community garden project between the two schools.
Southeast’s Funeral Service Program only one in state; first class set to graduate in May March 17, 2014

Southeast’s Funeral Service Program only one in state; first class set to graduate in May

The program began accepting students a year ago and is the only one of its kind within Kentucky. It features a two-year curriculum leading to the Associate’s Degree, and excitement for the future of the ground-breaking program is profound, offering a curriculum overseen by Denise Shumate, long-time professor and administrator.
Students from Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College met recently with Senator Brandon Smith March 5, 2014

Students from Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College met recently with Senator Brandon Smith

Students from Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College met recently with Senator Brandon Smith during a trip to Frankfort. The group joined with other students from KCTCS institutions to discuss issues important to the system and to Southeast.
SKCTC to host 4th annual Super Sunday College Fair with local churches February 23 on the Cumberland campus February 5, 2014

SKCTC to host 4th annual Super Sunday College Fair with local churches February 23 on the Cumberland campus

Join us Sunday, February 23rd on the Cumberland campus as we partner with Rising Star Baptist Church, Dionne Baptist Church, Macedonia Baptist Church, Cumberland Missionary Baptist Church, Cumberland Pentecostal Church and Benham Community United Methodist Church to host a college information fair for prospective college students and their families.
Nursing Program Alert: March 1, 2014 is the deadline for application to the nursing program for the fall 2014 semester January 27, 2014

Nursing Program Alert: March 1, 2014 is the deadline for application to the nursing program for the fall 2014 semester

March 1, 2014 is the deadline for application to the nursing program for the fall 2014 semester. All prospective nursing students must also sign up and take the NLN-PAX exam. For questions please email Kathy.guyn@kctcs.edu or call the nursing office at 606-589-3095.
The deadline to file for a degree and apply for spring graduation in the Registrar’s office is February 7th January 23, 2014

The deadline to file for a degree and apply for spring graduation in the Registrar’s office is February 7th

Students are encouraged to apply for graduation the semester prior to when they are expected to complete their credential requirements. Applications turned in after the established deadline will automatically be moved to the applications for the next semester.
The 2014 Miss Southeast Scholarship Pageant scheduled for February 8th is now accepting applications January 15, 2014

The 2014 Miss Southeast Scholarship Pageant scheduled for February 8th is now accepting applications

The event will be Saturday--February 8th @ 6:30 pm in the Godbey Appalachian Theatre. The winner will receive $1000 tuition scholarship and represent SKCTC at the Mt. Laurel festival in May. Pageant applications are available at any SKCTC admissions office. Deadline to enter January 31st .
The Microsoft Office 365 suite of software for PC, Mac and mobile phones is now FREE for all Southeast students. January 13, 2014

The Microsoft Office 365 suite of software for PC, Mac and mobile phones is now FREE for all Southeast students.

All KCTCS students who are currently enrolled in a course are eligible to install the full version of Office 365 Pro Plus on up to 5 devices for free. This includes PC, Mac, Apple tablets and phones, and Android tablets and phones. The software will continue to work as long as you are enrolled in at least one class at a KCTCS college.
Community Diversity Breakfast slated for January 18 at Benham Inn with featured speaker Dr. Shawn D. Long January 9, 2014

Community Diversity Breakfast slated for January 18 at Benham Inn with featured speaker Dr. Shawn D. Long

The Community Diversity Breakfast, sponsored by the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will be held Saturday, Jan. 18 at 9 a.m. at the Benham School House Inn. The event will feature an address by Dr. Shawn D. Long, chairman of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.
The seventh annual Winter Commencement and the Awarding of Degrees at SKCTC was held recently on Cumberland campus. December 19, 2013

The seventh annual Winter Commencement and the Awarding of Degrees at SKCTC was held recently on Cumberland campus.

Graduates from each of the five Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College campuses participated in the ceremonies. Professor Larry Lafollette, college archivist and professor, delivered the keynote address.
Drenda Crider selected as new Director of External Education at Southeast and will oversee local tourism sites December 12, 2013

Drenda Crider selected as new Director of External Education at Southeast and will oversee local tourism sites

Drenda Crider, who has established a lengthy and successful career in the hotel and leisure industry, has been chosen to lead several of Harlan County's notable tourist sites including the Benham School House Inn, the Kentucky Coal Mining Museum and the Portal 31 Mine Tour.
Local benefactors representing Southeast honored during the 14th annual KCTCS President’s Gala in Lexington December 4, 2013

Local benefactors representing Southeast honored during the 14th annual KCTCS President’s Gala in Lexington

Honored by the system and representing Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College were, the Charles and Maxine Hunter family of Cloverfork in Harlan County and the Robert E. Frazier Charitable Trust Foundation of Cumberland.
Holiday extravaganza coming to Southeast Cumberland campus, Dec. 6 and 7 with performance of The Nutcracker November 25, 2013

Holiday extravaganza coming to Southeast Cumberland campus, Dec. 6 and 7 with performance of The Nutcracker

Featuring a cast of 40 performers, the annual holiday spectacle: ‘A Christmas Dream, The Nutcracker,’ will be performed for the community on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 2:30 p.m. in the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center located on the Cumberland campus.
Junior high school students were invited to the Middlesboro campus recently to take part Science Day event November 15, 2013

Junior high school students were invited to the Middlesboro campus recently to take part Science Day event

Over 90 junior high pupils took part in the Middlesboro Science Day event organized by Southeast Faculty Joseph Johnson and Rajiv Singh, as well as Southeast Recruiter Kim Maynard. Students took a tour of campus and participated in science experiments and college information sessions.
Final Exams for the Fall 2013 semester will take place December 9th through the 14th on all Southeast campuses November 8, 2013

Final Exams for the Fall 2013 semester will take place December 9th through the 14th on all Southeast campuses

Final Exams for the Fall 2013 semester will take place during the of December 9-14, 2013. Final Exams may not necessarily be scheduled during your regular class times, so please review this schedule carefully and follow up with your instructor about any questions you may have.
November 6, 2013

Southeast to hold Veterans Day celebration honoring America's veterans

Join us in celebrating Veterans Day - Monday, November 11th, 2013
First Annual Scholarship Banquet held to honor students along with benefactors who made scholarships possible November 4, 2013

First Annual Scholarship Banquet held to honor students along with benefactors who made scholarships possible

The first annual Scholarship Banquet, “a night of inspiration and gratitude,” was held October 29 in the great room of the Benham School House Inn with 84 students honored along with benefactors who made the various scholarships possible.
The winter commencement ceremony has been moved from December 13th to December 11th, 2013 at 5:30 PM November 1, 2013

The winter commencement ceremony has been moved from December 13th to December 11th, 2013 at 5:30 PM

The annual commencement ceremony to honor fall semester graduates will be held December 11th, 2013, at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College Cumberland campus in the Godbey Appalachian Center Theater.
Story "Grocery Store Cupid" by Southeast Professor Carlton Hughes to appear in new Chicken Soup for the Soul book October 22, 2013

Story "Grocery Store Cupid" by Southeast Professor Carlton Hughes to appear in new Chicken Soup for the Soul book

Hughes, a professor at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, was informed recently that his work will appear in the popular Chicken Soup series and the book will be available for purchase at bookstores across the nation by the Christmas season.
October 18, 2013

Middlesboro Little Theater group to present ‘Frankenstein’

Performances are set for Oct. 16-20 at the Central Auditorium, with evening performances slated for 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee Oct. 20 set for 2:30 p.m.
Southeast’s Provost Dr. Wheeler Conover honored by University of the Cumberlands in recent publication October 18, 2013

Southeast’s Provost Dr. Wheeler Conover honored by University of the Cumberlands in recent publication

Dr. Wheeler Conover, professor and chief academic officer of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, has been honored by his alma mater, the University of the Cumberlands, as one of that school’s most effective and successful graduates.
SKCTC campuses to hold annual Breast Cancer Awareness events.  October 14, 2013

SKCTC campuses to hold annual Breast Cancer Awareness events.

SKCTC (Harlan Campus) will have their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day on October 17th. Middlesboro will be having “Pink and Jean Day” on October 24th for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Glow Run 5-k Race attracts field of 73 runners and walkers and raises over $1,300 for SKCTC Scholarship Fund October 14, 2013

Glow Run 5-k Race attracts field of 73 runners and walkers and raises over $1,300 for SKCTC Scholarship Fund

The Glow Run 5-k Race, held in conjunction with the 49th Kingdom Come Swapping' Meetin,' attracted a field of 73 runners and walkers and raised over $1,300 for the SKCTC Scholarship Fund.
Southeast Alumnus and local business owner Geremiah Holbrook offering free technical support for students October 7, 2013

Southeast Alumnus and local business owner Geremiah Holbrook offering free technical support for students

In his outreach to students in the community, Geremiah Holbrook of AdminRights Technology Solutions, a local company, is providing current students of Southeast’s Middlesboro campus with free technical support. Students requiring technical support may call or text (606) 269-6088 or email support@admin-rights.com
Southeast will be offering numerous community education courses on the Cumberland campus in October October 3, 2013

Southeast will be offering numerous community education courses on the Cumberland campus in October

Southeast will be offering numerous community education courses on the Cumberland campus in the month of October. These courses are available to the public and are taught by Southeast faculty & staff.
The Southeast sustainability group holds inaugural meeting; invites community to next meeting on October 31. October 3, 2013

The Southeast sustainability group holds inaugural meeting; invites community to next meeting on October 31.

The Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Sustainability Committee held its initial meeting Sept. 25 in the gallery of the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Gallery, Cumberland campus. The meeting involved a discussion of the book ‘Hot, Flat and Crowded’ by Thomas Friedman.
The 49th Annual Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ takes place October 4th-5th at SKCTC Cumberland campus September 25, 2013

The 49th Annual Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ takes place October 4th-5th at SKCTC Cumberland campus

The yearly celebration of Appalachian culture, the Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’, is primed to return to center stage Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-5 on the Cumberland Campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.
Appalachian Program's Community play Higher Ground 4: Foglights hits local stages; more peformances to come September 23, 2013

Appalachian Program's Community play Higher Ground 4: Foglights hits local stages; more peformances to come

Higher Ground 4 Foglights, a community play featuring stories and music from Harlan County, began its run Thursday, September 19th with a performance at the Eastern Kentucky Social Club at Lynch.
Southeast alumnus and Iraq veteran Jimmy Rose takes third place on NBC's hit show 'America's Got Talent' September 19, 2013

Southeast alumnus and Iraq veteran Jimmy Rose takes third place on NBC's hit show 'America's Got Talent'

Jimmy Rose, a 33-year-old singer from Pineville who sang from the heart about coal mining, took third on the Sept. 18 two-hour finale of ‘America’s Got Talent.’ A graduate of Pineville High School, Rose is an alumnus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.
Southeast sponsors local football games through Home Team Marketing Campaign; Donates $1700 in total September 17, 2013

Southeast sponsors local football games through Home Team Marketing Campaign; Donates $1700 in total

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College was the sponsor of the recent Harlan County - Knox Central and Bell County - Middlesboro football games. The college made an $850 donation to each HCHS and BCHS athletic funds. Additionally, college recruitment staff and faculty were on hand to promote the college’s various programs.
Now enrolling students for the fall semester 8 week bi-term. Bi-Term courses begin October 14, 2013. September 9, 2013

Now enrolling students for the fall semester 8 week bi-term. Bi-Term courses begin October 14, 2013.

Students are openly invited to register for Bi-Term courses at any time leading up to the start of classes on October 14th, 2013. Bi-Term courses are 8 weeks long and financial aid is available.
Nursing department holds annual convocation for first-year nursing students; Recognizes Dr. Lynn Moore September 5, 2013

Nursing department holds annual convocation for first-year nursing students; Recognizes Dr. Lynn Moore

A convocation for first-year nursing students attending Southeast was held recently in the auditorium at Harlan County High School. The event served to inform students and their families of the hard work and dedication involved with becoming a nurse.
Southeast's ‘Commit to Complete’ program offering challenge to students to achieve academic success September 3, 2013

Southeast's ‘Commit to Complete’ program offering challenge to students to achieve academic success

A program originated at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College, ‘Commit to Complete,’ will work to encourage as well as challenge members of the freshman class to achieve academic success while completing an associate’s degree.
Southeast's Carolyn Sundy named Harlan County Domestic Violence Council's Woman of the Year August 28, 2013

Southeast's Carolyn Sundy named Harlan County Domestic Violence Council's Woman of the Year

Carolyn M. Sundy, vice president of diversity/inclusion and special programs at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, has been recognized as the 2013 Appalachian Woman of the Year by the Harlan County Domestic Violence Council.
Higher Ground 4: FogLights to be performed across Harlan County during the upcoming weeks August 26, 2013

Higher Ground 4: FogLights to be performed across Harlan County during the upcoming weeks

The theatrical effort, which includes drama, music and dance, with a focus on issues significant to the area, will be staged at the Eastern Kentucky Social Club at Lynch, the Pine Mountain Settlement School and at the old Evarts High School gymnasium.
Two students from China to study this year at Southeast as part of the Bluegrass China Exchange Program August 20, 2013

Two students from China to study this year at Southeast as part of the Bluegrass China Exchange Program

Two students taking part in the Bluegrass China Exchange Program will be attending Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College. This is the third group of Chinese students to enroll at the Middlesboro campus. Students Zhou Haoran and Pan Yuwei will be enrolled for the 2013-14 school year and will be sophomores.
Watch UK vs Miami University at Commonwealth stadium free as part of the KCTCS\UK Transfer Event August 19, 2013

Watch UK vs Miami University at Commonwealth stadium free as part of the KCTCS\UK Transfer Event

Want to go watch a Kentucky football game this year.......FOR FREE? If you are a Southeast student that is interested in transferring to UK then you qualify. Tickets available on first-come, first-serve basis. Free breakfast and campus tour also provided.

The Bob and Edna Bray Johnston Scholarship Fund is in need of applicants for fall semester August 4, 2013

The Bob and Edna Bray Johnston Scholarship Fund is in need of applicants for fall semester

Qualifications: female student who intends to transfer to a 4-year institution in KY to complete a degree in business after graduating from Southeast. Deadline is August 15th.
Registration for the fall 2013 semester set for August 12-15 on all campuses with evening sessions also available August 1, 2013

Registration for the fall 2013 semester set for August 12-15 on all campuses with evening sessions also available

Registration for the fall 2013 semester at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will be held beginning August 12 and running through August 15 at each of the SKCTC campus locations at Harlan, Bell and Letcher counties.
Southeast Cumberland campus serves as host to the Harlan County Safety Days Mine Rescue Competition July 29, 2013

Southeast Cumberland campus serves as host to the Harlan County Safety Days Mine Rescue Competition

Harlan County Safety Days Mine Rescue Competition began Tuesday on the Grounds of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College. SKCTC and the Kentucky Coal Academy helped sponsor the mine rescue contest, which is organized by The Cumberland Tourist Commission.
Attention Single Working Parents! Apply for The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels Better Life Scholarship July 26, 2013

Attention Single Working Parents! Apply for The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels Better Life Scholarship

If you are a full-time student pursuing an associate degree at Southeast AND you are a single parent with one or more children under 12 you may qualify for a $2,500 scholarship through Kentucky Colonels.
Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College releases Summer 2013 Final Examination Schedule July 18, 2013

Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College releases Summer 2013 Final Examination Schedule

The summer session final examination schedule has been set. The final exam schedule is slightly different than the normal class schedule so please make sure to review this document carefully.
Southeast's Summer Scrubs Camp Program gives local students insight into various health careers July 10, 2013

Southeast's Summer Scrubs Camp Program gives local students insight into various health careers

The Summer Scrubs Camp Program, run by Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College, serves eighth and ninth graders and provides participants with an insight to various health careers with both visual and hands-on learning experiences.
The Southeast Scholars program enjoys exciting summer camp experience with over 30 youths attending July 10, 2013

The Southeast Scholars program enjoys exciting summer camp experience with over 30 youths attending

The Southeast Scholars program works to identify students in the sixth grade and provides programming through their senior year of high school. If students complete the program, they are eligible for assistance with tuition and books to attend Southeast.
Celebration of mountain heritage and culture set for July 20 on the Cumberland campus of Southeast July 8, 2013

Celebration of mountain heritage and culture set for July 20 on the Cumberland campus of Southeast

Southeast will be sponsoring a festival of mountain heritage and culture as the event promotes regional artists and artisans. The one-day event is slated for Saturday, July 20 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.  on the Cumberland campus.
KCTCS Board of Regents recently held their quarterly assembly on the Cumberland campus of Southeast June 25, 2013

KCTCS Board of Regents recently held their quarterly assembly on the Cumberland campus of Southeast

Members of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents convened in June on the Cumberland campus of Southeast. Regents as well as Dr. Michael B. McCall and other top system’s officials took part in the meetings.
Tri-City Chamber of Commerce to host Farewell Reception in honor of Dr. W. Bruce Ayers June 17, 2013

Tri-City Chamber of Commerce to host Farewell Reception in honor of Dr. W. Bruce Ayers

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, will mark the last day of Dr. Bruce Ayers’ 44-year tenure as President of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. On this day, it is an honor for the Tri-City Chamber of Commerce to host a Farewell Reception in Ayers’ honor.
All Southeast faculty and staff Email accounts will be upgraded to Microsoft Office 365 Cloud accounts June 20th - 24th June 10, 2013

All Southeast faculty and staff Email accounts will be upgraded to Microsoft Office 365 Cloud accounts June 20th - 24th

Faculty and Staff Email will be upgraded beginning on Thursday, June 20th. While there are many factors in determining the estimated time of completion, we expect that it will be completed no later than Monday June 24th at noon.
Two Southeast students honored recently at New Horizons as members of the KCTCS All-Academic Team June 3, 2013

Two Southeast students honored recently at New Horizons as members of the KCTCS All-Academic Team

Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College students Zachary Howard, left, and Dakota Calton are congratulated by SKCTC President Dr. W. Bruce Ayers. The students were honored recently as members of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System's All-Academic Team during a luncheon held at Covington.
Southeast to offer two courses in the arts for summer term; scholarships available for qualified students May 28, 2013

Southeast to offer two courses in the arts for summer term; scholarships available for qualified students

This summer, Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College, with support from ArtPlace and the Robert E. Frazier Foundation, will be offering two courses in the arts. Scholarships covering the full cost of tuition for the course as well as cash stipends are available for a limited number of qualified students.
KCTCS honors outstanding faculty and staff from Southeast at the annual New Horizons award ceremony May 24, 2013

KCTCS honors outstanding faculty and staff from Southeast at the annual New Horizons award ceremony

Fifty faculty and staff from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) were recognized for their leadership and significant achievements at an awards ceremony held Monday, May 20, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington.
Dr. Lynn Moore chosen to succeed Dr. Bruce Ayers as Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College President May 16, 2013

Dr. Lynn Moore chosen to succeed Dr. Bruce Ayers as Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College President

Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Michael B. McCall announced Thursday, May 16th the appointment of Dr. F. Lynn Moore as president of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC).
The 48th commencement and awarding of credentials was held May 10 on the Cumberland campus May 13, 2013

The 48th commencement and awarding of credentials was held May 10 on the Cumberland campus

The 48th commencement and awarding of credentials was held May 10 on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College with over 300 students receiving degrees, certificates and diplomas. The event was held beneath a 200-foot by 120-foot tent as hundreds of spectators paid tribute to the graduates who represented each of the SKCTC five campuses.
Cumberland Campus Sustainability Committee plants Tree in honor of retiring college president Dr. Bruce Ayers May 8, 2013

Cumberland Campus Sustainability Committee plants Tree in honor of retiring college president Dr. Bruce Ayers

The Sustainability Committee on the Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College Cumberland campus recently dedicated a tree to honor Dr. W. Bruce Ayers, the college’s president who is to retire from his post June 30.
May 2, 2013

THREE CANDIDATES NAMED IN PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH FOR SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Michael B. McCall announced today the names of three candidates to be interviewed for the position of president/CEO at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC).
Michael McCall, head of statewide community college system, to deliver Southeast commencement address May 2, 2013

Michael McCall, head of statewide community college system, to deliver Southeast commencement address

Michael B. McCall, founding president and chief executive officer of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, will deliver the address for the 48th Commencement and Awarding of Credentials at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College set for Friday, May 10.
Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College releases 2013 Spring Final Examination Schedule May 1, 2013

Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College releases 2013 Spring Final Examination Schedule

Final Exams for the 2013 Spring semester will be held from May 6th through the 11th. The final exam schedule is slightly different than the normal class schedule so please make sure to view review this document carefully.
Southeast Faculty, Staff and Students celebrate Earth Day with the planting of flowers on the Cumberland campus May 1, 2013

Southeast Faculty, Staff and Students celebrate Earth Day with the planting of flowers on the Cumberland campus

The annual observance of Earth Day was held recently on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College as students, staff and faculty gathered to plant a variety of annual flowers at sites near Newman Hall and the Godbey Appalachian Center.
Mock Disaster recently held on Cumberland campus provides opportunity to prepare for a real crisis scenario April 23, 2013

Mock Disaster recently held on Cumberland campus provides opportunity to prepare for a real crisis scenario

Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College staged its seventh annual Mock Disaster Drill recently on the Cumberland campus. Some 150 first responders and students, enrolled in the Southeast nursing program, participated.