BCTC celebrates distinguished alumni and donors at the 2019 Celebration of Generosity and Achievement luncheon

Hill, Akakpo, Tipton, Zamarron awards picture

ALUMNIThompson,Holroyd, Akakpo, Watts,Nash

Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC) and the Bluegrass Community & Technical College Foundation hosted the 2019 Celebration of Generosity and Achievement luncheon at BCTC Newtown Campus in Lexington. Distinguished alumni, students and donors were recognized for their accomplishments and commitment to student success.

“I appreciate how this community understands that education and economic development go hand-in-hand,” said Dr. Koffi Akakpo, BCTC president. “I thank you all on behalf of our students.”

Each year, students at BCTC are impacted by the generosity of donors who have established scholarships. This year, over 50 scholarships were awarded. In addition, individuals, companies and foundations that have provided significant investments in our students, programs and facilities deserve much appreciation. Recognized this year were Nathan Zamarron, Lex Arts, for the Silks Blooms Installation; Erin Tipton, BCTC, for the Danville Advanced Manufacturing Center; Dr. Karen Hill, Baptist Health, for the Leestown Campus renovation, and WinFirst Bank for providing GED scholarships for Winchester students.

Alumni named to the Alumni Hall of Distinction were Sara Holroyd, nursing graduate,

Jimmy Nash, architectural technology graduate, Ed L. Thompson, Jr., associate in science transfer graduate, and Dr. Teela J. Watts, dental hygiene graduate. These alumni were honored for their professional accomplishments and contributions to the college and community.

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.

All photos of today’s event have been posted to BCTC’s Flickr account, please visit the Flickr page to view the photos.