Magruder, Brown join ACTC staff
January 11, 2022
ASHLAND, Ky. – Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC) is excited to announce the hiring of two new staff members during the Fall 2021 semester.
Megan Magruder was hired as Department Assistant for the Arts and Sciences division on Sept. 1.
Magruder resides in Grayson and worked in ACTC’s financial aid office for two and a half years while she earned her Associate in Applied Science-Medical Information Technology (MIT) degree at ACTC. She graduated from the MIT program in spring 2020.
She is currently taking courses at Murray State University towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Public and Community Health.
“My goal is to finish my Bachelor’s Degree so that one day I may be able to move into an advising role at ACTC. I really enjoy working with and helping the students,” Magruder says.
She says she loves working at ACTC, because here she gets to work with people who feel like family.
Andrew Brown, from Wurtland, was hired as Media Specialist in Marketing and Public Relations on Nov. 16.
Prior to that role, Brown worked part-time as videographer for the college and in other videography positions with other agencies.
“I worked as a full-time wedding videographer in Myrtle Beach, SC as well as a Social Media Marketing Videographer and Editor in Ironton, OH. I’m also an independent filmmaker who has written, directed, and produced several award-winning short films, many of which were accepted into international film festivals,” Brown said.
Brown says he loves the ability to use his knowledge and skills as a filmmaker to inspire others to attend college. Brown will be teaching filmmaking classes at ACTC in the fall.
“I want to foster the love of filmmaking in the students that go through my classes. I want to use my filmmaking skills to grow the reach of Ashland Community and Technical College and to make more students make the decision to further their education in Ashland, Kentucky,” he said.
He added, “People always say to me ‘I wish I could be a filmmaker.’ I’m telling you that you can. Anyone can be a filmmaker. As Stanley Kubrick said, ‘It really is terribly easy, all you need is a camera, a tape recorder, and some imagination.’”