Becoming HER | BCTC

Becoming HER

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Becoming H∙E∙R is a program established to support female students of color, particularly African-American/Black females.  Becoming H∙E∙R intends to increase, encourage, and support inclusion and educational success.  This female empowerment program is designed to address the needs of women of color.  Becoming H∙E∙R will also strive to develop valuable leadership skills at Bluegrass Community and Technical College.  This retention program will foster a supportive environment for students to learn and grow as active members of the community and as individuals through education. 

Core Functions

  1. Coaching/Mentoring  
  2. Academic Support
  3. Student Success

Program Requirements

  • Students must be enrolled at BCTC as a credential seeking student.
  • Participants expected to attend monthly discussions.  Discussions are co-facilitated by a Community Leader and a BCTC Employee.
  • Students are expected to meet with the African-American Retention Specialist (Advisor or other assigned advisors) and mentor twice per semester. 
  • Students will engage in a shared-learning experience.

Benefits of Becoming H∙E∙R

    • Strong connections with other students
    • Building relationships with Community Leaders, Faculty & Staff
    • Mentoring
    • Topic Discussions 
    • Social and Cultural Activities
    • Academic Support

For more information, please email BL-BecomingHer@kctcs.edu.

Becoming HER Candid Conversation Sessions will be conducted virtually Spring 2022 semester

Please use the links below to join. 

Dates (joint sessions with A Few Good Men):

  • Tuesday, February 8 @ 3:30 pm – Topic:  Finding Your Joy!
  • Tuesday, March 8 @ 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, April 12 @ 3:30 pm
Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app
Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only) : +1 859-286-5834,,473545896#   United States, Lexington 
Phone Conference ID: 473 545 896# 

Dates for Candid Conversation Sessions:

  • Tuesday, February 22 @ 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, March 22 @ 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, April 26 @ 3:30 pm
Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app 
Join on your computer or mobile app 
Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only): +1 859-286-5834,,790042069#   United States, Lexington 
Phone Conference ID: 790 042 069# 

 

I am Honorable, Empowered, Resilient

Contact

Tania Crawford Gross
Associate Vice President of Retention and Student Success
tania.crawford@kctcs.edu
859 246-6580

Kauai Thurman
African American Recruitment & Retention Specialist
kauai.thurman@kctcs.edu
859 246-6471