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Four ACTC faculty receive promotions

July 12, 2022

ASHLAND, Ky. – Ashland Community and Technical College announced four faculty promotions, which took effect July 1.

Heather Cantrell, of Catlettsburg, was promoted to Assistant Professor in the Surgical Technology program.

“I am proud to have been recognized by our institution for my work at ACTC. I am honored to have earned the rank of Assistant Professor and look forward to continuing to provide a positive and meaningful educational experience to future surgical technologists,” Cantrell says.

Jeffrey Chambers, of Ashland, was promoted to Assistant Professor in the nursing department. 

“I am most thankful for the support of my colleagues, students, and everyone at ACTC. ACTC and the Health Sciences department have been extremely supportive in providing a positive environment and mentorship to me,” Chambers says. “I have been fortunate to work with several wonderful educators and learn from each of them. I'm really excited to see what the future holds as our department continues to grow and positively impact our students and community.”

Sonya Pierson, of Franklin Furnace, was promoted to Assistant Professor in ACTC’s short-term healthcare programs. 

“I am extremely honored and appreciative for this promotion and as an alumnus of ACTC, I look forward to continuing teaching students and leading our Short-Term Health Programs to continued growth and success to reach new students in the community and change their lives. It is always a pleasure to come to work every single day with my ACTC family,” Pierson says. 

Terri Ratliff, of Russell, was promoted to Professor in the nursing department. 

“ACTC has offered me more than I could have ever imagined when I first hired on as an instructor,” Ratliff said. “I have learned more and grown more personally and professionally because of this college and the people I have had the pleasure to work with and for.  I am honored to say I am now a ‘professor,’ but even more honored to say I am a ‘professor at ACTC!’