Celebrating Generosity and Achievement
On March 28, 2019, we hosted our second annual Celebration of Generosity and Achievement in the Newtown Campus Megowan Gymnasium. This special event provided an opportunity to bring together more than one hundred and twenty students, faculty, alumni, and community leaders. The program included a brief overview of the past year and many accomplishments.
We celebrated generosity. Bluegrass Community and Technical College was fortunate to have fifty scholarships available during the 2018-2019 academic year that provided meaningful financial support for deserving students. These students were able to share lunch with the person that established their scholarship and to express their appreciation.
In addition, we recognized four significant gifts made to support our students, programs, and facilities. The following organizations were recognized: LexArts for the Silk Blooms installation on the Newtown Campus in Lexington; Boyle County Industrial Foundation for the Advanced Manufacturing Center on the Danville campus; Baptist Health for the renovation on the Leestown Campus in Lexington; Winfirst Bank for providing GED® scholarships for Winchester campus students.
We celebrated achievement. Our former students make us proud every day. Their collective achievements contribute to professions, companies, agencies, communities, families, and BCTC. We are fortunate that they chose to attend BCTC on the way to achieving their educational and career goals. They are among our greatest ambassadors for the value of a degree or credential from BCTC.
Four former students were inducted into the BCTC Alumni Hall of Distinction. Sara Holroyd, nursing; Jimmy Nash, architectural technology; Ed L. Thompson, Jr. science; Dr. Teela J. Watts, dental hygiene; were honored for their accomplishments and contributions.
BCTC would like to thank PNC Bank, the 2019 presenting sponsor, for its continued commitment to recognizing excellence in education and helping showcase BCTC generosity and achievement.
Please visit the Flickr page to view photos from this event.
For more information, please email Mark Manuel, Interim Executive Director for the BCTC Foundation, (859) 246-6673.