Maysville, Ky. (November 30, 2009) Maysville Community and Technical College honored supporters, Bruce and Gisela Carlson and the City of Maysville, at the 10th annual Presidents Gala and Benefactors Awards Dinner recently. The gala, hosted by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), was held Saturday, October 17, in the Lexington Convention Center, downtown Lexington.

In the spring of 2009 the Carlsons offered the use of their restaurant facility in downtown Maysville to Maysville Community and Technical College so the college could begin offering culinary arts classes. MCTC is using the facility to foster a culinary arts program that trains employees for a career in the culinary industry and offers community education specialty cooking courses.

The City of Maysville has come to the aid of the college for years. Most recently, they partnered with the college to complete renovations at the Institute of Culinary Arts. Thanks to the foresight of city leadership plans have already begun for an expanded location which is tentatively scheduled to open in late 2010.

Supporters of our College are important to the sustainability of our institution, a college which our communities can be proud to count their own, said MCTC President Ed Story. Without this kind of support, community insight and vision would be missing as college strategic planning for the future occurs. We certainly appreciate our community supporters and we are proud to partner with them.

If you would like more information about investing in the future of Maysville Community and Technical College students contact Cara Clarke at 606-759-7141 ext. 66176. Learn how your gift can help provide tuition and book support, classroom equipment and technology, support for adult literacy and tutorial programs, and support for programs and the campus libraries.