Madisonville Community College was recently named one of the nation's top 150 community colleges, which will compete for $1 million dollars in prize funds and the 2015 Aspen Prize. Western Kentucky has two of Kentucky's four colleges on the list. The other in our region is WKCTC in Paducah. Kate Lochte speaks with Madisonville Community College President Judy Rhoads on Sounds Good about the accolades and what it means for the college.
"It's recognition of high achievement and performance among Americans' community colleges for exceptional student outcome. And, by that, we're talking about graduation rates, retention rates...student learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings, and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income level students."
President Rhoads speaks with Kate about what this Top 150 nomination means for Madisonville Community College, and what it means to be nominated three years in a row. The college president also talks about the various programs MCC has to offer, and the success of its students and staff.