Representatives from Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC) were in attendance
when Governor Steve Beshear proclaimed February 23 as the Kentucky Community and Technical
College System (KCTCS) Super Sunday Day in Kentucky during a press event on Thursday,
February 6, 2014 at the Capitol. Super Sunday is an annual outreach initiative specifically
for African-American and Latino students. On February 23, MCTC and each of the KCTCS
colleges will partner with African-American and Latino churches in their communities
to host information fairs for prospective college students and their families.
"We are working with community leaders and pastors because churches are a vital part
of the African-American community and we recognize the importance of meeting students
where they work and live," said MCTC President Dr. Ed Story.
In addition to the Governor, the press event was attended by KCTCS President Michael
B. McCall, KCTCS Board of Regents Chair P.G. Peeples and representatives from all
of the 16 colleges, including outstanding African-American alumni named to the Super
Sunday Hall of Fame. Also in attendance were state legislators, community leaders
and pastors from several of the participating churches.
"We want students to knowYes, You can Go to College. Yes, You Can Get a College Degree.
And Yes, You Can Have a High Paying Job," said KCTCS President Dr. Michael B. McCall.
"Events like Super Sunday are essential to helping students connect with advocates
who will help them understand the wide range of career and educational offerings available."
On Super Sunday, more than 5,000 prospective college students and their families are
expected to attend the statewide college fairs sponsored by KCTCS and its 16 colleges.
MCTC will host events in Maysville at Scott United Methodist Church in partnership
with Mt. Pisqua Baptist Church, in Paris at Zion Baptist Church and in Mt. Sterling
at Evergreen Baptist Church. This is our first year to host an event in Mt. Sterling
and we are really excited to partner with to Evergreen Baptist Church, said Russ Ward,
MCTC Rowan Campus Director. I think the community will really enjoy this event.
Services at each church will be followed by lunch and a college fair to assist and
inform those interested in attending college about financial aid, the admissions process,
programs and classes offered at MCTC, how to transfer credits to a four year college
Super Sunday is patterned after a highly successful program at California State University,
now in its eighth year, that is credited with substantially increasing the college-going
rate of African-American students in California.
To learn more about Super Sunday in Kentucky, visitwww.super-sunday.org
or contact Millicent Harding, MCTC Director of Cultural Diversity, at 606-759-7141