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November 21, 2017
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
I recently came across a website: 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
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
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
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.
August 18, 2017
Once again we find ourselves in America reading about tragic violence at the hands of people in our country who do not respect others or who maintain a narrow and bigoted view of the world. We know that we are in a hyper-polarized political environment. We know that to try to understand we need to listen to the views of others. We also need to carefully consider what we individually and collectively stand for.
August 7, 2017
We are moving quickly toward the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year. It is an exciting time, and at BCTC, we can feel the energy and anticipation of new students starting their college life. We are excited to have them join the BCTC Family.
July 25, 2017
I recently was on a flight from Detroit to Lexington. This was the result of a cancelled flight the night before and had resulted in a scramble for a hotel room and rebooked flights for the next day.
June 22, 2017
I like to read. I read professional journals, fiction and non-fiction books, newspapers, essays, articles, magazines, BLOGS, tweets, postings, and comments. I listen to webinars, conference calls, presentations, and speeches. I listen to news and commentary. You get the picture.
June 9, 2017
The Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program is an exciting opportunity for people who want to get trained quickly for high wage, high demand careers. The program was approved as part of the 2016-18 Commonwealth budget and is currently operating under an Executive Order from Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin.
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