Yes, you can get a college degree.
Yes, you can have a high-paying career.
Come learn how at the Super Sunday event. Join us Sunday, February 24th, 2013 as we partner with African-American churches to host a college information fair for you and your family. College representatives will be on hand to share information about the college planning process, admissions, degree programs, financial aid and more. If you or someone in your family is thinking about higher education, join us at this informative event.
Learn more about Super Sunday and other events happening across the state. Visit supersunday.kctcs.edu
Professor/VP Inclusion & Multiculturalism
Latino Outreach Coordinator
Consolidated Baptist Church
1625 Russell Cave Road
Lexington, KY 40505 | Map
Time: 11 a.m.
St. James AME Church
124 Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422 | Map
First Baptist Church
37 North Highland Ave
Winchester, KY 40391 | Map
First African Baptist Church
465 Price Rd
Lexington, KY 40508 | Map
Ed L. Thompson, Jr. began his career with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in 1987 and became a Student Trainee in 1988. He obtained an associate in science degree from Lexington Community College (LCC), now known as Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC).
Mr. Thompson initially enrolled at the University of Kentucky (UK), but quickly transferred to LCC to complete his basic undergraduate studies. He later transferred back to UK and received a bachelor of science degree in Agronomy in 1993.
During his 25 years with the USDA, Mr. Thompson has served as a technical professional within the NRCS. He is currently a program manager with the USDA Office of Advocacy and Outreach Administration. Mr. Thompson is responsible for student recruitment and retention in the fields of agriculture, sciences and technology, and also as a liaison for services to individuals and groups through Kentucky State University. "I use my experience of working with the students, faculty and staff in preparing graduates for employment with the USDA and private sector agricultural based industries," said Thompson. He also administers the USDA 1890 National Scholars Program, which provides new and continuing college students full tuition scholarships and career experiences.
Mr. Thompson attributes completing a college degree to choosing the right environment. "LCC let me focus on pursuing my degree while allowing me to juggle my part-time career with USDA. The small classroom setting prepared me to transfer to a larger higher education institution."
With hard work and determination, Ed made it. And, so can you.
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