The Community Gathers to Celebrate the Opening of the New MCTC Montgomery Extension

image of the ribbon cutting at the Montgomery ExtensionThe Montgomery Extension of Maysville Community and Technical College was officially opened on Monday, August 5 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly-renovated building in Mt. Sterling. The event was held just outside the front doors of the former Cowden/Gateway Manufacturing building at 201 Calk Avenue.

Todays celebration marks a long-awaited expansion of postsecondary education programs and services for the residents of Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County and the surrounding region, said Dr. Michael B. McCall, president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

Officials from the college, state, city and county participated in the event, with remarks being given by Dr. Ed Story, president of Maysville Community and Technical College; Dr. Michael B. McCall, president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System; Andy Barr, United States Congressman; Rocky Adkins, Kentucky House of Representatives Majority Floor Leader; Mr. Arthur Walker III, The Walker Company; and Mr. Russ Ward, director of the MCTC Rowan Campus in Morehead.

Other platform guests included: Rep. Richard Henderson, Sen. R.J. Palmer, MCTC Board of Directors Chair Mr. Charlie Calvert, MCTC Chief Academic Officer Dr. Juston Pate, MCTC Coordinator of Academic Programs Mrs. Rebecca Morton, MCTC Coordinator of Academic Programs Mr. Stanley Click, and Mr. Arthur Walker II and Mr. Bryce Walker from The Walker Company.

We started offering classes in Mt. Sterling in 2008; but looked for many years to find the perfect space to offer the types of programs this region needs and we definitely found everything we need in this beautiful building, said Dr. Ed Story before cutting the ribbon and officially opening the building.

The more than 150 attendees were then invited to attend a reception and tour the inside of the 30,000 square-foot, newly-renovated building. The building houses start-of-art classrooms and technical laboratories for the following programs: Industrial Maintenance, Electrical Technology, Commercial HVAC, Residential HVAC, Practical Nursing, Nurse Aid, Construction Technology, Information Technology, Plumbing, Office Systems Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Early Childhood Education, and Criminal Justice.

Fall semester classes begin August 19 at MCTC. For more information about the Montgomery Extension, please contact Mrs. Rebecca Morton at 859-499-6282.