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Hopkinsville Community College has been awarded its first National Science Foundation grant, a $200k award through the Advanced Tech Education program. It's called "Technological Education for the Rural Community" and focuses on access, low math comprehension and employability. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with faculty members Sherry McCormack of math and Stuart Zieman of industrial electronics to learn more about their project.

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Hopkinsville Community College is the recipient of a two-hundred-thousand-dollar National Science Foundation grant. The funds go toward the Technological Education for the Rural Community project or TERC. HCC math instructor and principal investigator Sherry McCormack says the grant will specifically fund relevant math and engineering coursework designed to provide context to the manufacturing industry.

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The Christian County Chamber of Commerce has conducted a study to project the effects of a proposed reduction of 16,000 troops by the U.S. Army and compare it to the Army’s Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment, and the Chamber says the economic impact would be devastating.

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In late 2013, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System announced the appointment of Dr. Jay S. Allen as the next president of Hopkinsville Community College. Dr. Allen comes from his position as Vice President of the Perkinston Campus and George County Center of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College System. He brings over 18 years of experience as a community college administrator. Kate Lochte learns more about Dr. Allen in a conversation on Sounds Good, including some of his plans for the future of HCC.

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Dr. Jay Allen, Ph.D, has been named the next president of Hopkinsville Community College. 

Hopkinsville Community College has narrowed the list of names of potential candidates for a new college president. 

Hopkinsville Community College Chief Academic Officer Kristen Wilson is leaving the school for a doctoral teaching position at Western Kentucky University.

An email sent to HCC students and faculty states that Wilson will leave late next month. 

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Hopkinsville Community College Interim President and CEO, Dr. Patrick Lake speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the upcoming HCC presidential search, the Gateway Academy to Innovation task force and much more. Formerly the Career and Technical Center, The Gateway Academy to Innovation will offer high school students new areas of study. See the Hopkinsville Community College website.

Hopkinsville Community College interim President Patrick Lake says the search for the institution's next president will begin in earnest next month, with a national campaign advertising the position. Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Michael McCall and others will then look at the pool of applicants and bring three-to-five finalists to Hopkinsville in November. 

  Hopkinsville Community College has successfully renewed its accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools or SACS. The process which takes place every 10 years ended this week with a  a follow up review. 

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