Maysville, Ky. (June 1, 2011) Chris McKenzie and Lisa Harmon of Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC) were honored as members of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System's 2011 All-Academic Team during the 10th annual KCTCS Student Academic Achievement luncheon held recently at the Lexington Convention Center.
Students from each of the 16 KCTCS colleges were chosen for the All-Academic Team based on a rigorous selection process that focuses on academic performance and campus involvement. Each member of the All-Academic Team received a $500 gift from their college, as well as scholarship opportunities to continue their education from 15 Kentucky public and private universities. Together, the scholarships are valued at more than $500,000.
Chris McKenzie is a West Liberty native and a 2006 graduate of Morgan County High School. Before graduating, he also completed courses at the Morgan County Area Technology Center. Chris recently received an Associate of Arts as well as an Associate of Information Technology with a special emphasis in Network Administration from MCTC. He is currently enrolled at Western Kentucky University completing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Information Technology. Chris is the son of Carrie and Kevin McKenzie and resides in Morehead with his wife, Deborah.
Lisa Harmon is originally from Fremont, California. She received her GED before moving to Kentucky. Lisa received an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a Management option from MCTC. She plans on transferring to Morehead State University to pursue a bachelors degree in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship. Lisa is the mother of three children, Amber, Jacob, and Austin. She also has one granddaughter. Lisa is the president of Licking Valley Campus Literati and Honors in Action Vice President for the Beta Alpha Ro chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. While a student at MCTC she also served as a student representative for the Student Government Association.
We are always proud of our students, said MCTC President Dr. Story. Lisa and Chris are to be congratulated for going far beyond the academic arena in which they found themselves. Both students have given of their time and energy to make the most of the educational opportunity that was given them.
The 2011 KCTCS All-Academic Team Scholars are part of a national program sponsored by national honor society Phi Theta Kappa, USA Today and the American Association of Community Colleges.
For most Kentuckians, higher education begins at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Our statewide system of 16 colleges, 68 campuses and more than 106,000 students is a critical component to transforming the states economy by providing citizens with the education and training needed for high growth, high wage careers. For more information, visit the KCTCS website.