Bluegrass News

Winter 2012 Issue

GoodGiving Challenge

giving treeIn 2011, the BCTC Foundation teamed up with other local nonprofits to participate in the first GoodGiving Challenge, an initiative of the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Read full article

A Message from Dr. Augusta A. Julian, President/CEO

Dr Augusta A. Julian

Welcome to the winter edition of Bluegrass News!  BCTC is moving forward - Transforming Lives in the Bluegrass in many ways. Our commitment remains to provide outstanding services to all citizens who need our support, direction, and education. Read full article

BCTC Honors Benefactors at KCTCS Gala

Bluegrass Community and Technical College and the BCTC Foundation recognized two outstanding BCTC benefactors for their generous philanthropic and voluntary support at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System’s (KCTCS) 12th annual President’s Gala and Benefactors’ Awards Dinner in November. Read full article

Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky: Education and Training on the Fast Track


Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky is a new program at BCTC that promotes improved academic access and economic opportunity for low-skilled adults.  Read full article

BCTC Office of Multiculturalism and Inclusion Holds 2011 MOSAIIC Conference

Mosaiic Flowers

Bluegrass Community and Technical College Office of Multiculturalism and Inclusion held its fifth annual Multicultural Opportunities, Strategies, and Institutional Inclusiveness Conference (MOSAIIC) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Lexington, KY on Dec. 2 and Dec. 3. Read full article

BCTC United Way Contributions Top $7,000 Mark

Bluegrass Community & Technical College employees exceeded the college's fundraising goal of $5,000 to the United Way of the Bluegrass by more than $2,000 in 2011. The gift of donations and pledges to the United Way totaled $7,237. Read full article

BCTC Teams Up with the Lumina Foundation to Increase Graduation Rates Among Latinos

Bluegrass Community and Technical College is pleased to announce a partnership with the Lumina Foundation. Under the project, the Lumina Foundation will provide more than $600,000 over a four-year period to strengthen ventures to improve the postsecondary education attainment by Latino students. Read full article

BCTC Honors ACS, a Xerox Company, at National Philanthropy Day


The Association of Fundraising Professionals of the Bluegrass hosted its annual National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon at the Lexington downtown Hilton on November 8. Read full article

BCTC Foundation Launches Scott County Early College Fundraising Campaign


Every year, approximately 60 percent of Scott County High School students enroll in college. Only half of those students actually earn their degree. As a result, just 34 percent of Scott County residents have a two or four year college degree, according to the Council on Postsecondary Education. A partnership between BCTC and Scott County Public Schools aims to raise that percentage. Read full article

BCTC Joins Rally to Honor the Fallen


Following the 10th anniversary of the September 11 tragedy, BCTC joined a nationwide grass-roots effort to honor American service men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan during the past decade. Read full article

New Walking Trail Opens at BCTC


The Winchester-Clark County campus of BCTC is now home to phase I of Winchester’s newest walking trail, Rolling Hills Trail. The BCTC section of the trail, known as The Green, is a quarter mile trail located behind the campus building. Read full article

NARA Students 'Jockey' for Equine Careers


While the North American Racing Academy (NARA) is primarily known as a school for future professional jockeys, many students now enrolled in NARA have chosen to keep their boots firmly on the ground as they pursue careers strictly aimed at the care and training of the racehorse? Read full article

Transforming Lives in the Bluegrass . . . One Student at a Time: Wes Morris


James Wesley (Wes) Morris loves science. Even as a child, Morris knew that he was destined for a career in the field of science. Now a sophomore in the biotechnology program at BCTC, Morris has proven that he has the right stuff to be a shining star among his scientific peers. Read full article

Environmental Technology Students Work with Community Groups to Restore Wolf Run Watershed

In the fall of 2011, students from BCTC’s Environmental Science Technology (EST) program collected and analyzed samples from six locations in Wolf Run watershed. Read full article

Natural Sciences Lab Ribbon Cutting and Open House


What is biotechnology? Do you know how long a tapeworm can grow inside a cow or how to count sunspots through a solar scope? Faculty, staff and students that attended the Natural Sciences division ribbon cutting and open house on November 18 learned the answers to these and many other questions. Read full article

Giving Back in the Bluegrass


Each holiday season BCTC students and employees make the holidays brighter with their generous contributions to deserving charities in Central Kentucky. Read full article

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