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.
May 23, 2017
A recent article by Paul Fain in Inside Higher Ed reported on the value Americans place on higher education. A new survey has been conducted by New America, a think tank based in Washington, D.C.
April 26, 2017
On May 7 this year, we will hold Commencement for the 2017 graduating class of BCTC. It is my favorite time of year. I am struck each year with the dual meaning of that word. “Commencement” is used to denote a graduation or degree-completion ceremony, and also the opposite, a beginning.
March 7, 2017
At BCTC, we have begun a new initiative based on the research and strategies offered in The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling, and published by FranklinCovey in 2012.
February 22, 2017
February is famously “Black History Month.” It is also American Heart Month, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and Oral Hygiene Awareness Month. Everybody and their dog, literally, has a designated month in which to celebrate.