Frankfort, KY (February 13, 2013) – The echoes of a choir singing “Yes You Can” said it all at a Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Super Sunday press event yesterday at the Capitol. Super Sunday is an annual student recruitment initiative specifically targeting African-American students and their families. On February 24, KCTCS and each of its 16 colleges will partner with African-American churches in their communities to host information fairs for prospective college students and their families.
“As a former mayor and now as Lt. Governor, I share your desire to promote higher education around the state, more importantly to encourage early planning for college with the involvement of parents and community leaders,” said Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson.
In addition to the Lieutenant Governor, the event was attended by KCTCS President Michael B. McCall, KCTCS Board of Regents Chair P.G. Peeples, BCTC President/CEO Dr. Augusta A. Julian, BCTC Multiculturalism and Inclusion Vice-President Charlene Walker, BCTC’s Hall of Fame alumni Ed Thompson, Jr. and Rev. William Jenkins of St. James AME Church, Danville.
“Partnerships like Super Sunday are critical to our open door mission,” said Dr. Julian. “We appreciate the pastors who are working with us to let potential students know they can get a college degree. BCTC welcomes all students who can benefit from our small classes and individual support.”
On Super Sunday, more than 5,000 prospective college students and their families are expected to attend the statewide college fairs sponsored by KCTCS and its 16 colleges.
BCTC will hold Super Sunday events at 11:00 a.m. at the following churches:
Consolidated Baptist Church
1625 Russell Cave Road
Lexington, KY 40505
St. James AME Church
124 Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422
First Baptist Church
37 North Highland Ave
Winchester, KY 40391
First African Baptist Church
465 Price Rd
Lexington, KY 40508
Super Sunday is a statewide initiative intended to increase the college-going rate of students of color. To learn more about Super Sunday in Lexington visit http://bit.ly/BCTCSS.