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January 18, 2019
The Boyd and Greenup Counites Branch of the NAACP will host a Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Monday, Jan. 21. The event, co-sponsored by Ashland Community and Technical College and Pathways Inc., will be at 10 a.m. at the Ashland Transportation Center. There will be singing by Mount Olive Baptist Church in Ironton, New Joy Gospel Singers of Columbus and Susan Taylor of Ironton. The Rev. Stanley McDonald, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church and transportation director of the Ashland Independent School District, will be the keynote speaker. McDonald is a native of Masontown, Pa. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in March of 1985 and served on active duty until Dec. 31, 2011, when he retired honorably after serving more than 26 years. In hindsight, he said he recognizes his time in the military as the start of his missionary journey. In 1996, he accepted his calling to the ministry while attending Best Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Goldsboro, N.C., and preached his first sermon in April 1997. In August 1999, he received his ordination certification from Canaan Full Gospel Baptist Church, Goldsboro. Rev. McDonald was blessed to be able to preach the gospel throughout God’s missionary field while being stationed throughout the United States and overseas in Okinawa, Japan; Misawa, Japan; Kosovo; and South Korea. During his active duty service, he spent 18 years as a logistician specializing in inventory management and eight years as a first sergeant. He finished his military career in South Korea where he was the senior minister at the Osan Air Base Chapel. After retiring from the Air Force he moved to Ashland in March 2012, after getting hired at the Veterans Administration Regional Office in Huntington, W.Va. As a staunch believer of higher education, he’s received associate degrees in logistics and human resources, a bachelor’s degree in religion and business and a master’s degree in pastoral counseling. He currently serves as vice president on the Four Winds Christian Ministries Inc. board of directors, San Antonio, Texas; a board member of Shelter of Hope non-profit organization, Ashland; an active member of the Boyd and Greenup Counties NAACP council; and the newly elected president of the Ashland Area Ministerial Association. Following the celebration, attendees are invited to participate in a “freedom march” from the transportation center to First Presbyterian Church.
January 18, 2019
Feb. 1 is the application deadline for ACTC’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program that begins next fall. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination to become registered nurses. This is a selective admission programs, and nursing applications are available online at ashland.kctcs.edu under Academics, Programs of Study, Nursing. New students must also submit an ACTC application. Application to the program does not guarantee acceptance. For information, visit the ACTC website and click on the nursing tab. Anyone with questions is welcome to stop by the nursing office room 463 or email Natalie Robinson, program coordinator at Natalie.robinson@kctcs.edu.
January 18, 2019
Ashland Community and Technical College is offering 12-week classes online this spring to give new and continuing students additional options for earing college credit. The 12-week classes have the same content as semester-long classes but cover the content in less time. Online classes offered are History of the U.S. since 1865, Intro to Art, Intro to Biology, Writing I, Principles of Macroeconomics and Intro to Humanities. These classes can help students fulfill basic education requirements for degrees and diplomas. Jan. 28 is the application deadline. The session starts Feb. 11 and ends May 12. New students must complete the application process, including orientation and placement testing before registering. Admission forms and program information are online at ashland.kctcs.edu/admissions. For help with enrollment, call 606-326-2040 or 606-326-2228. New students enrolling only in the 12-week session may be eligible for financial aid. To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. Current students cannot receive additional financial aid for bi-term classes added to their schedules. For more information on financial aid, call 855-246-2282.
January 17, 2019
Recertification classes for Kentucky electrical, plumbing and HVAC professionals have been scheduled for 2019 at ACTC’s Roberts Drive Campus. Green Energy and Business Practices is approved for Kentucky Electrical Contractors and HVAC Journeymen and Masters, electrical contractors and plumbers. Instructor Mike Bond will cover topics such as green energy trends, techniques and tips. The class gives eight continuing education hours. Analysis of National Electrical Code (NEC) Upgrades is approved for Kentucky master electricians and electricians. Instructor Harold Henry will cover updates to the National Electrical Code. The class gives six continuing education hours. Each class will be available at 8 a.m. at the Roberts Drive Campus on the following dates: Jan. 19, Feb. 23, April 20, June 1, Aug. 17, Oct. 19 and Nov. 9. Each class is $89, and enrollment is through ACTC Workforce Solutions, 606-326-2072, or email as_workforce@kctcs.edu.
January 17, 2019
ACTC is once again offering child care provider trainings. The cost is $15 per person per class. Fee must be paid at the time of registration. Each three-hour class is taught by an ECE TRIS certified instructor and will be submitted to ECE TRIS for Child Care Provider Training hours. All classes will be at ACTC’s Roberts Drive Campus located at 4700 Roberts Drive, Building 5, Ashland. Upcoming classes are: • Active Supervision: Jan. 19, 9 a.m.-noon — Distraction happens in the classroom, but do you know how to handle it? This class will define active supervision, identify elements and peak times for distractions and identify key elements to active supervision. This class is designed for all staff. • Make and Take Math: Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-noon — During this workshop, participants will gain resources and design wats to set up a hands-on math center in their classroom learning environment. Participants will discover ways to gain knowledge of their students’ developing math skills through play and help plan math across their curriculum and throughout the classroom.
January 17, 2019
Kentucky lieutenant governor Jenean Hampton and Ashland Community and Technical College Credits Count director Mia Brown talk to seventh grade students at Louisa Middle School.Students at Blaine and Louisa middle schools got a special visit from Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton as she toured several classrooms to see first-hand how students are engaging in STEM fields. Thanks to an $815,000 multi-year American Electric Power Foundation Credits Count grant that is funding efforts to boost science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in Lawrence County Schools, administration and faculty say students are being exposed to career paths they may not have ever learned about otherwise.
December 31, 2018
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December 6, 2018
For women interested in a less traditional line of work, line work could actually be the right fit. Kentucky Power recently established the Kentucky Lineman Scholarship at Ashland Community and Technical College, and while “lineman” is in the title, the new scholarship is geared toward women and minorities who want to enter the technical field. The scholarship fund was established with an initial gift of $1,500 from Kentucky Power. The scholarship will be awarded to female or minority students who are enrolled in ACTC’s new Workforce Solutions lineman program, which will begin enrolling students this spring for the course that begins in mid-March. Applicants to the scholarship must also include a one-page essay as to why they want to become a line person. To apply for the scholarship, students should complete ACTC’s general scholarship application, which can be found at ashland.kctcs.edu/affording-college. “Line work historically has been dominated predominately by white men. But just as our military has opened up more roles for women and minorities, utilities across the country also are looking to diversify their workforce to better represent the communities we serve,” said Everett Phillips, managing director of Distribution Region Operations. “At Kentucky Power, we are committed to fostering an inclusive business environment and see this scholarship as one way we can attract more women and minorities to our industry. While line work is still a physically challenging job, modernization has diminished the physical demands of the day-to-day work. Some 25 years ago, where a job may have called for a five-person crew, bucket trucks and other tools now allow that same job to be completed by a two-person team.” For more information on the lineman program, contact Workforce Solutions at as_workforce@kctcs.edu.
November 26, 2018
ACTC will host a Playwrights Showcase at noon on Monday, Dec. 3 in the J.B. Sowards Theatre on the College Drive Campus. The event is free and open to the public; no ticket is required. The program will feature 10 monologues, short scenes and poetry written by English 207 playwriting students as well as English 101 and 102 students. “It's an informal gathering, similar to the Arts and Sciences Seminar Series, that is designed to be a showcase for our talented humanities students,” said Jonathan Joy, associate professor of English. “In a way it is quite similar to what we've done the past five years with the New Play Festival, though decidedly more laid back.”
November 26, 2018
Thanks to an anonymous donor, all funds raised by Ashland Community and Technical College's Foundation on Giving Tuesday will be generously matched. Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. What better gift than supporting education? “An investment in our college helps us better serve our students and community,” said Brooke Seasor, director of resource development at ACTC. “Every donation big or small makes a difference in the lives of our students.” A donation to Ashland Community and Technical College's Foundation is an investment in the lives of students, businesses and our communities who benefit from the education, training and other services we offer. You can even choose the fund that you want to support. One hundred percent of your gift will be used in the way that you designate: equipment and supplies for skilled trades programs, student emergency fund, president’s discretionary fund, Greatest Needs Fund, scholarship fund, or in memory or honor of someone. Every contribution large or small makes a real, tangible difference in the lives of our students. Make your gift on Tuesday, Nov. 27 by visiting our online giving page at bit.ly/actcgivingtuesday or calling 606-326-2092. The foundation can accept credit cards, checks, donations in person or by phone. For anyone wanting to make a donation in person, cookies and assistance will be provided from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday in room L-266 at the College Drive Campus.
 
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