ACTC Foundation honors Norma Meek with scholarship endowment at the 2024 Women, Wine, Jewels, and More event | ACTC

ACTC Foundation honors Norma Meek with scholarship endowment at the 2024 Women, Wine, Jewels, and More event

Published on Feb 12, 2024

wwjmFor five years, Ashland Community and Technical College’s Foundation has honored women in the community through the annual Women, Wine, Jewels and More event. The event’s sole purpose is to raise money for scholarships for female college students. 

The event is always a beautiful evening, including hor d’oeuvres and a silent auction for jewelry, purses, and more. With 136 in attendance this year at The Mill in Ashland, Kentucky, there is much work to be done behind the scenes. The sponsoring hostesses along with the Gem of a Business and Jewel of a Guy sponsors play a vital role in making this event a success. Women, Wine, Jewels and more was founded by former longtime educator in the Boyd County School system, Norma Meek.

“We couldn’t do this event without Norma Meek,” Brooke Seasor, Director of Resource Development at ACTC noted. 

To honor Norma for her years of work and dedication to the community, Meek was presented with The Norma Meek Community Women’s Scholarship endowment for her exemplary leadership and incredible support to Women, Wine, Jewels and More. 

“I want to express my sincere gratitude to ACTC for making The Norma Meek Community Women’s Scholarship Endowment possible,” Meek shared. “I am deeply honored and appreciative of your support and the lasting effect this scholarship has on women.” 

Meek understands the expense of college weighs heavily on many, but she also understands its importance. She proudly shares that everything she does with the event is for scholarships for women. If there is a woman who wants to go back to college to get an education, Meek wants to make sure that the opportunity is there and ready.

“Getting to honor Norma for all her years of support to the college made it so special for all the women there,” Seasor added. “I appreciate all her help with this event and her friendship. We are very fortunate to have the sponsoring hostesses, Jewels, and Gems who continue to support women every year with this event. This was our fifth annual event, and it was a great success.”

The event brought in $24,495 for women’s scholarships this year alone, making the grand total since 2019 $112,421.73. 

Jewel of a Guy sponsors include Larry Albright, Michael J. Barnett, Dr. Brooks Arthur, John Berry, Josh Blanton, Dr. Bill Boykin, Tom Burnette, Darrell Caldwell, Scott Campbell, Bryan Carrol, Eric Chaney, Brent Clark, Brian Clark, John W. Clark, Rick Clark, Zac Clark, John Clevenger, Ben Cooksey, Tom Cooksey, Dr. Michael D. Couchot, Dr. James E. Daniel II, Bruce Davis, Todd Eastham, Bill Ewing, Cecil Fannin, Cole Fannin, Connor Fannin, Dr. Larry Ferguson, Dolf Fischer, Paul Fraley, Vincenzo Fressola, Terry Fyffe, Mike Graese, Geoff Griffth, Dr. Carter Gussler, Mitch Hall, Chris Heck, Shawn Heck, Philip Hedrick, Clayton Hill, Dr. Virgil Hoback, Mike Hobbs, Jeremy Holbrook, Andrew Jones, Brent Jones, Evan Jones, Logan Jones, Jim King, Dr. Malcom King, Dr. Roger Klein, Richard Layman, David Legenza, Steve Martin, Sonny Martin, Jeff Marty, Mike McCann, Ron McCloud, Lance McComis, Cody McConnell, Fred McCullough, Tom McLeod, Dr. John McMeans, Tyler Meek, Curtis Metzler, Jim Moore, Tim Muffley, Scott Murphy, David Mussetter, J.T. Norris, Bernard Onan, Michael Osborne, Jack Patterson, Matt Perkins, Mike Perkins, Sam Perkins, Connor Perry, Don Perry, Dr. Yogendr Prasad, Mike Pritt, Jay Richert, Kyle Robinson, Mike Robinson, Colton Ruley, Dr. M.K. Scott, Lance Seasor, Dr. Bruce Shaffer, Jim Smith, John Stewart, Dr. Tim Straight, Wes Thompson, Marty Torgrimson, Dr. John Van Deren, Don Weller, Jr., Jay Whitlatch, Sean Whitt, Clarke Wiley, Travis Williams, and Tom Wright. 

Gem of a Business sponsors include AcCounting 4 You PLLC, Ageless Aesthetics Medispa, Allison Goble, Realtor, Re/Max Realty Connection, City National Bank, Clark’s Pump n Shop, Community Hospice, Edward Jones – Scott Rigsby, Financial Partners Group, Float 606, General Sales, Giovanni’s Pizza, Greenleaf Environmental Services, Griffith Delaney Hillman & Lett, Highlands Museum, Kelley Galloway Smith Goolsby, Kentucky Farmers Bank, Kentucky Power, Local 248 of Eastern Kentucky, Marathon Petroleum, Martin Wheeler & Vincent, Mi De Con, Middough Project Solutions, Onan Appraisals – Bernard Onan, Pollock’s Jewelers, Prichard Lawn & Tree Service, Ross Real Estate, Sandy’s Racing & Gaming, UK King’s Daughters, and Valvoline Instant Oil Change.

To make a donation, in Norma’s honor, to the Norma Meek Community Women’s Scholarship, visit Giving | ACTC (

For more information on scholarships, or to inquire about investing in education by donating to or establishing a new scholarship at ACTC, contact Brooke Seasor: