Jesus Arizpe grew up with his family working in the tobacco industry in North Carolina. He, joined his father and grandfather in the family business. It was hard work, but they were good at it and had gained a reputation that led them
to run tobacco distribution operations for some of the industry's largest names. It was an opportunity with one of these large operations that led Jesus to Kentucky. He was managing a distribution center and thought that his future was secure. But, then a change in the tobacco market led to the news that he thought he'd never hear. The warehouse was closing and he would have to find another job. And because the tobacco industry was in a downturn he would be forced to find work outside of the industry where his family had worked for generations.
The Construction Technology program at the Rowan Campus of Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC) along with the Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly constructed project house. The project house is a fully functional 3 bedrooms, 2 bath home located at 90 Grapevine Lane in Morehead. The house was built by John Earl King, MCTC Construction Technology Program Coordinator, and over 120 students.
On April 30, 2018, Maysville Community and Technical College MCTC) student, Aaron Tucker, presented a personally designed database to the NewSong Counseling Center in Mt. Sterling, as part of a final project in his computer information technology (CIT) class.
Students from the Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC) Culinary Program worked with Levy Restaurants at the 2018 Kentucky Derby.
Levy Restaurants is a restaurant company based in Chicago that provides vending and food services to major entertainment and sports venues. Levy currently holds a food service contract at Churchill Downs, and they sent a request for help with the Kentucky Derby and Oaks Day. MCTC was one of only two Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) programs there to help.
Life comes at you fast and for Wanda Hall, it felt like life was traveling at the speed of light. Wanda was enjoying her life as a stay-at-home mom to her 12 children. She loved being there for them as they left for school and came home from school, but life came at the Hall family fast. Wanda's husband, Keith, who had worked at the Ford Motor Company to support his family for years, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a progressive and aggressive disease, so shortly after Keith's diagnoses, he had to retire from his job. Wanda realized that her role as a stay-at-home mom would have to change, she would have to go to work to support her family.
It seemed like just an ordinary day of teaching Electrical Motor Control for Maysville Technical and Community College's Brandin Perkins, but a question from one of his students turned that day into one of new beginnings