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EVENTS SCHEDULED AT KCTCS COLLEGES TO HONOR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Jan 17, 2013 - | 11:33 AM -

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and its 16 colleges will observe Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day with events scheduled across the state.

KCTCS colleges and the System Office will sponsor or participate in various MLK celebrations this month.  Coinciding with these events KCTCS will promote its annual Super Sunday initiative to be held statewide Sunday, February 24. 

KCTCS and each of its 16 colleges will partner with African-American churches for Super Sunday events throughout the state to promote college planning.  Following the worship service, college representatives will host college fairs to provide information on admissions, degree programs, financial aid, transfer opportunities and more.

“Super Sunday is our way of working with community leaders to show young adults that a college education is within their reach. KCTCS has a strong commitment to diversity and ensuring every citizen in Kentucky has the educational opportunities they need to succeed and find high-wage, high-growth jobs,” said KCTCS President Michael B. McCall.

A full list of Super Sunday event locations can be found at supersunday.kctcs.edu

Below is a listing of events KCTCS colleges are hosting or participating in to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.:

  • Ashland Community and Technical College – Ashland King Commemorative Celebration
    January 21, 2013 
    10:30 a.m. – Service, March to follow
    St. James AME Church
    Guest Speaker:  Bishop Samuel Moore, Full Gospel Assembly Church
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College  –
    Big Sandy Community and Technical College Office of Cultural Diversity Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    January 17, 2013
    Noon
    Gearhart Auditorium, Prestonsburg Campus, Big Sandy Community and Technical College
    Guest Speaker: Pastor Justin Preston, Blackman Chapel AME Zion Church
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College – Lexington Community Celebration
    January 21, 2013
    6:30 a.m. -  Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Unity Breakfast

    Lexington Convention Center, Downtown Lexington
    10 a.m.  – Commemorative March, Downtown Lexington; 
    11 a.m.  – ”My Lord, What A Morning“ program
    Lexington Convention Center, Downtown Lexington
    Guest Speaker: Jeff Johnson, award-winning journalist, social activist, political commentator and author
  • Bowling Green Technical College
    City of Bowling Green Martin Luther King Day Celebration
    January 21, 2013
    7:30 a.m.  – Breakfast, Parker Bennett Elementary School
    Guest Speaker: Martha Sales

    10 a.m. – Commemorative March, Justice Center
    11 a.m. – Main Program, State Street Baptist Church
    Keynote Speaker:  Dorothy Parker-Jarrett; Principal, Summerour Middle School, Gwinnett County - Norcross, Georgia
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College –
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Celebration Luncheon - “What I Can Become Through Education”
    January 21, 2013
    11 a.m.
    Pritchard Community Center, 404 South Mulberry, Elizabethtown
    Guest Speaker: President Thelma White, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

    Living Like a King: “Living the Values Espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.in a Society Where Values Constantly Change”
    January 31, 2013
    1:30 and 3:30 p.m.
    Room 112, Administration Building.
    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, 600 College Street Road
    Guest Speaker: Mary Ann Taylor, education & outreach director, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights
  • Gateway Community and Technical College –
    9th Annual Northern Kentucky Branch NAACP Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Outreach Luncheon
    “One Nation, One Dream…Helping the Least, the Last, and the Lost”
    January 21, 2013
    Noon
    Newport Syndicate, 18 East Fifth Street, Newport

    Northern Kentucky Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional March
    January 21, 2013
    5 p.m.
    Begins at 12th and Jillian’s Way, ends at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Boulevard, Covington

    Northern Kentucky Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Celebration
    January 21, 2013
    6 p.m.
    Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center
    1028 Scott Boulevard, Covington
    Guest Speaker: Laketa Cole, Councilwoman for Cincinnati
  • Hazard Community and Technical College  – *Events canceled due to campus closing
    “Honoring the Mission, The Man”*
    January 16, 2013
    10 a.m.
    Hazard Community and Technical College, Main Campus
    Guest Speaker: Dr. Roger Cleveland, Eastern Kentucky University associate professor

    “Honoring the Mission, The Man”*
    January 16, 2013
    1 p.m.
    Hazard Community and Technical College, Lees Campus
    Guest Speaker: Dr. Rana Johnson, Council on Postsecondary Education chief diversity officer
          
  • Henderson Community College  –
    Henderson Community College Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    “Living the Legacy:  HCC Many Faces, One College”
    January 24, 2013
    11:30 a.m. 
    Henderson Community College, Student Center
    Guest Speaker: Mr. Howard Bailey, Vice President Western Kentucky Student Affairs
  • Hopkinsville Community College – NAACP "I Have a Dream Too" Program
    January 19, 2013
    5 p.m.
    Means Avenue Baptist Church, 143 Means Avenue, Hopkinsville
    Guest Speakers: Jovante Mohone and Keith Mahone, Jr.

    NAACP Annual MLK Program
    January 20, 2013
    2 p.m.
    First Street Baptist Church, 812 Moayan Street
    Guest Speaker: Rev. Darvin A. Adams, Pastor Phillips Temple CME Church, Toledo, Ohio.

    Annual MLK March
    January 21, 2013    
    10 a.m.
    Begins at Boys and Girls Club
    CCPS Challenge (School Challenge), hosted by Tom Bell
    Immediately after march
    Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 801 East 4th Street, Hopkinsville 
    Guest Speaker:  Pastor Marvin Barner, Mount Olive Galilee Baptist Church, Evansville, IN.
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College – 
    “A Ripple of Hope” Video Presentation, Dean Robert Silliman, Presenter
    January 22, 2013
    10:45 a.m.
    Jefferson Technical Campus, Building A, 8th & Chestnut, Louisville
  • Madisonville Community College  –
    Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Program
    January 22, 2013
    Noon 
    Madisonville Community College, Multipurpose Room, 2000 College Drive
    Guest Speaker: Bob Adkins, former Madisonville history instructor and
    Hopkins County School history instructor
  • Maysville Community and Technical College –
    Community Martin Luther King, Jr. March and Services
    January 20, 2013
    2 p.m.
    Washington Missionary Baptist Church, 504 Clark St., Maysville
    Guest Speaker: Pastor L. Rodney Bennett, Mayslick Second Baptist Church
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College –
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commemoration Program
    “Crowning Thy Good”
    January 21, 2013
    9 a.m.  
    Kentucky Wesleyan 
    Guest Speaker:  Rev. James Byrd, Zion Baptist Church
  • Somerset Community College –
    Unity Breakfast
    January 18, 2013 
    8:30 a.m.
    CNB Community Room, Rogers Student Commons, Somerset Community College, Main Campus
    Guest Speaker:  Mr. John J. Johnson, executive director, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights

    Annual Martin Luther King Community Celebration
    “A Dream Deferred:  Celebrating the Life of a Martyr”
    January 21, 2013
    2 p.m. 
    First Baptist Church, 128 Main St., Somerset 
    Guest Speaker: Whit Whitaker with Diana Hallman
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College –
    Community Diversity Breakfast
    January 19, 2013
    9 a.m. 
    Benham School House Inn, Benham
    Guest Speaker: Dr. Kathy Bullock, Berea College, professor of music & chair of music department
    Cost: $10.50/person
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College –
    Diversity: Tolerance Through Communication
    January 16
    11 a.m.
    West Kentucky Community and Technical College Student Center, 4810 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah, KY

        NAACP MLK Annual Lunch 
        January 21, 2013 
        11:30 a.m.
        Robert Cherry Civic Center, 2701 Park Avenue, Paducah

  • Kentucky Community and Technical College System – System Office
    Unity Luncheon
    January 18, 2013
    11:30 a.m.
    System Office, Versailles
    Guest Speaker: Dr. Aaron Thompson, Council on Postsecondary Education senior vice president academic affairs

        Lexington Community Celebration
        January 21, 2013 
        6:30 a.m. -  Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Unity Breakfast
        Lexington Convention Center, Lexington
        10 a.m.  - Commemorative March, Downtown Lexington; 
        11 a.m.  – ”My Lord, What A Morning“ program 
        Lexington Convention Center, Downtown Lexington
        Guest Speaker: Jeff Johnson, award-winning journalist, social activist,political commentator and author