MCTC Partners with Local Congregations for Super Sunday College Fairs
Maysville, KY (February 15, 2012). This years Super Sunday events presented by Maysville Community and Technical College were, once again, a wonderful success. The two events were hosted by Bethel Baptist Church in Maysville and Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Cynthiana on Sunday, February 12.
Super Sunday is an annual Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) statewide initiative intended to increase the college-going rate of African-American students. As part of this initiative, a Super Sunday Hall of Fame has been established, highlighting outstanding African-American alumni.
Nearly 250 prospective students, family members, and friends were in attendance at Bethel Baptist Church.
High school seniors were interested in financial aid and scholarships, said Millicent Harding, student development specialist at MCTC. Parents were also interested in scholarships and other available support services. It was a great success.
Around 60 people from the congregation came through our college fair, said Emily Thurman, student development assistant II. We also received about 30 response cards.
Those interested in learning more about a particular program offered by MCTC were given an opportunity to fill out a response card requesting more information.
MCTC Alumni Lesley Mayberry and Melitta Williams served as keynote speakers with MCTC President Ed Story. Christopher Lee, Work and Learn Coordinator on MCTCs Licking Valley Campus and Pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, also spoke.
The community really came together in the common goal of increasing awareness of the programs and services offered at MCTC, said Lee. I believe that the African American student population at MCTC is sure to increase as a result.
In Cynthiana, nearly 140 people were in attendance at Ebenezer United Methodist Church.
Donna Slone-Crumbie, assistant professor in the Liberal Arts and Education Department at MCTCs Licking Valley Campus, welcomed everyone in attendance.
The support of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, the student presenters, and the speakers, along with the music by Alson Cole, III, Kelly Grenier, and the Ebenezer Choir created a service that was enjoyed by all, said Slone-Crumbie. People lingered long after the service enjoying a great meal prepared by Biancke's and checking out the many programs available at the college.
Students from MCTCs Licking Valley Campus took some time to share their thoughts on the meaning of community. The Ebenezer Choir also performed a special presentation of the song, Walk with Me. This was accompanied by pictures of recent Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parades held in Cynthiana and photographed by Mark Bell, professor of accounting at LVC. Licking Valley Campus Director Bruce Florence delivered the closing remarks.