Prestigious Grant Awarded to BCTC Theater Arts and Film Programs

LEXINGTON, KY (March 3, 2008) The W. Paul and Lucille Caudill Little Foundation, has awarded, Bluegrass Community amp; Technical College (BCTC) a $40,000 grant to support the Theater Arts and Film Production programs.

The theater amp; film programs, which began in 2006, are enjoying near capacity enrollments and sold out theater performances. Three theater students and their associate professor were nominated for awards and attended the Region IV Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCATF) held at the Brooks Center for Performing Arts, on the campus of Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina.

"We are incredibly proud to be the recipient of such a prestigious grant, and with all of the state higher education budget cuts looming, the timing could not be better, said Tim Davis, BCTC theater arts coordinator. We are looking forward to using this grant to push our program to new heights."

In receiving the grant, the college joins an elite group of benefactors that include the Lexington Philharmonic, Studio Players and the University of Kentucky. Lucille Caudill Little, created the W. Paul and Lucille Caudill Little Foundation, after her husbands death. The goal of the foundations grants are to increase availability and participation in educational programs in the arts to provide skilled artists and technicians and improve the quality of life in Lexington and the surrounding region.