Institutional Closing

alert icon BCTC campuses and offices will be closed starting on December 16, 2017. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 with normal operating hours. Have a wonderful holiday and a great new year!
Dedication Ceremony of Georgetown-Scott County Advanced Manufacturing Center

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Augusta A. Julian, Ed.D.
President/CEO
Bluegrass Community and
Technical College

President's Perspectives

November 21, 2017

Community College Students Succeed

A new study was recently released that addresses a common myth about community colleges. Data, about anything, is meant to tell a story. The data collected and reported by the federal government for many years has suggested that community colleges do not have sufficient student success.
November 7, 2017

The importance of laughter and humor

I recently came across a website: https://www.drjulieconnor.com/why-you-need-a-sense-of-humor/ that got me thinking. These days so many things get me thinking - some of them are negative occurrences or bad news that can make me despair about the state of the world. But laughter, at the appropriate time and place, can help set the world right again, at least for a little while.
October 12, 2017

Looking for solutions in all the wrong places

Today we are talking about smoke detectors. Home safety specialists suggest changing all your home's smoke alarm batteries the same time each year. Clearly it is a good idea to have them and to keep them in good working order.
September 18, 2017

Always on the side of students

I have written a number of times in this BLOG about the college's open and inclusive mission and climate, welcoming all who can make use of our support to reach their educational and career goals. Our resources are directed to, first, excellent academics, and second, supportive structures across the college that allow students to strive to be their best selves.
August 28, 2017

The Great American Eclipse - A boon to science education

Last Monday, August 21, I was at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah. An exciting day lay ahead. I was gratified to be with the BCTC "NASA Balloon Satellite Team," participating in the Kentucky Space Grant Consortium, as they readied and launched their high-altitude, helium-filled balloon.