LEXINGTON, Ky. (November 1, 2012) – Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC) and the BCTC Foundation recognized the City of Winchester for its support and commitment in building the new BCTC Winchester-Clark County Campus on Saturday, October 27 at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System’s (KCTCS) 13th annual President’s Gala and Benefactors’ Awards Dinner.
“The City of Winchester was key to making the Winchester-Clark County Campus a reality,” said BCTC Foundation Chair, Tom Masterson. “Winchester understands the importance of education in preparing tomorrow’s workforce. It is our pleasure to honor their long-time support of BCTC.”
The city of Winchester has helped BCTC progress in other ways as well. With the support of the Winchester community, the annual fundraiser ‘Run for the Glitz’ has helped raise money for student scholarships. This year, the funds will be used to help build an amphitheater at the Winchester-Clark County campus. The open-air venue will not only be used by the college, but also by the community.
“Winchester is a special community,” said Augusta A. Julian, BCTC President/CEO. “The city and other generous donors have come together to support access to college in the community. The leadership of the city has been critical to the success of the campus.”
Each college in KCTCS recognized 28 of the state’s leading individuals, businesses and foundations for their generous philanthropic and voluntary support. More than 600 state and local dignitaries from across the Commonwealth attended the event.