image of Melitta WilliamsMaysville, KY (January 26, 2012) Maysville Community and Technical College is proud to honor Melitta Williams as the newest member of the Super Sunday Hall of Fame.

Super Sunday is an annual Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) statewide initiative intended to increase the college-going rate of students of color. As part of this initiative, a Super Sunday Hall of Fame has been established, highlighting outstanding African-American alumni.

Melitta Williams graduated from MCTC in 2004 with an Associate in Arts degree. She continued her education through Lindsey Wilson College in 2006 where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services and Counseling. In 2010, Williams chose to further her education by completing a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Capella University. She is currently pursuing a masters degree in Adult Education and will graduate in 2012.

As I look back on my beginning journey at MCTC I have learned that it is important to have a mission and vision in getting to the next steps of my professional endeavors, said Williams. I have been able to obtain success through hard work and determination. It is a great pleasure and honor to be acknowledged for success in life.

Williams is the mother of a five year old daughter. She plans to continue her education even further by completing a doctoral degree in the criminal justice field within the next six years.

Maysville Community and Technical College will sponsor Super Sunday at Bethel Baptist Church, 501 Forest Avenue in Maysville, at 11:00 a.m. on February 12. On this day, Maysville Community and Technical College and each of the other 15 KCTCS colleges and System Office will partner with churches in their communities to host information fairs for prospective college students and their families.

This year we are so happy to have Melitta Williams as an integral part of our Super Sunday celebration, said MCTC President Ed Story. I remember when she was a student on our Maysville Campus. Melitta contributed much to the life of our campus. We are so proud of her achievements since leaving MCTC. It will be our pleasure to be with her again and hear of her goals for the future.

Dr. Story and the featured Hall of Fame Alumni will serve as the speakers for the event.

In the future, the Super Sunday event will be expanded to target students from other racial and ethnic groups, such as the emerging Latino population, as well as additional church partners.

For most Kentuckians, higher education begins at one of the states 16 community and technical colleges. It is a vital part of the KCTCS mission to ensure the states diverse populations receive every opportunity to obtain a college education. KCTCSs Super Sunday is modeled after a highly successful program that California State University has hosted every year since 2005.

To read more about Super Sunday, visit KCTCS website.