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ACTC adds new faculty

August 23, 2022

ASHLAND, Ky. – Ashland Community and Technical is excited to announce the hiring of ten new faculty members during the spring and summer terms. 

Mike Bond, from Louisa, was hired as the Electrical Technology program coordinator/instructor in February. He also works as a self-employed electrician. 

Victor Chupryna, originally from Ukraine, was hired as assistant professor of physics and mathematics in June. Before coming to Ashland, he worked at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

Kellie Cyrus, from Prichard, West Virginia, was hired as the Medical Assisting program coordinator/ instructor in August. Most recently, she was the program coordinator for the Practical Nursing program at the Cabell County Technology Center in Huntington. 

Sarah Duzan, from Wheelersburg, was hired as an instructor in the nursing department in July. She came to ACTC from King’s Daughters Outpatient Hematology/Oncology Center. 

Lindsay Fry, from Ironton, was hired in July to serve as a lab instructor in the nursing program. She previously served as an emergency department nurse. Additionally, she is the daughter of Susan Wallace-Vernatter who served as a part of the nursing faculty for ten years. 

Billy Hall, from Grayson, was hired in June as the HVAC instructor/program coordinator. He comes to ACTC from General Heating and Air Conditioning, where he was employed for 22 years. 

Mikaela Neal, from Oak Hill, West Virginia, was hired in June as an instructor in the nursing department. She joins the ACTC faculty after serving as a Health Science instructor for Cabell County Schools. 

Lydia Osborne, from Ashland, was hired as an assistant professor for the nursing department in July. She was most recently employed as a charge nurse at DaVita Lawrence County Dialysis in South Point. 

Sarah McKnight, from Greenup, was hired in July as an short-term health programs instructor for Workforce Solutions. She has been an adjunct for ACTC for almost three years. She previously worked as a behavioral nurse at Bellefonte Hospital.

Christopher Slone, from Flatwoods, was hired as the Business Administration program coordinator/instructor in July. He came to ACTC from Kentucky Christian University, where he was an associate professor in the business department.