West Kentucky Community and Technical College


Tammy Thompson of McCracken County is the new board secretary to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents. 

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A rededication and open house for WKCTC’s Mary Ellen Thompson Health Care Center will be held on Friday, August 12th. The center is on-campus and was named in honor of Mary Ellen Thompson. Thompson was a healthcare advocate and founder of Superior Care Home, a nursing and rehabilitation center in Paducah.


Community colleges in western Kentucky are cutting faculty and staff, shortening contracts, eliminating programs and making changes to their facilities in an effort to reduce projected budget deficits. The cuts come in the face of declining enrollment and a reduction in state appropriations.


West Kentucky Community and Technical College has a new interim president and CEO. Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Jay Box has appointed Dr. Charles Chrestman. 

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has a new agreement that leaders hope will lead to more students, and also opportunities for growth in the art program.


For the second time in school history, West Kentucky Community and Technical College has been named by the Aspen Institute as one of the top three community colleges in the country.

The “finalist-with-distinction” placing comes with a $100,000 prize to support the school’s programs. Kate Lochte speaks with WKCTC President Dr. Barbara Veazey about the award on Sounds Good.

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A program designed to benefit Kentucky's manufacturing sector is expanding.  Governor Steve Beshear made the announcement Wednesday at the Georgetown Toyota plant, where the Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education initiative is already underway.  It is growing to include Louisville, northern Kentucky, and Elizabethtown.

WKCTC Among Finalists for Aspen Prize

Sep 4, 2014
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West Kentucky Community and Technical College is among the top ten finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.


Ashley Wright, the director of the Paducah/McCracken County United Way is leaving to be West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Vice President of Institutional Advancement.  

West Kentucky Community and Technical College President Dr. Barbara Veazey visits Sounds Good during today’s second hour. Dr. Veazey gives us an overview of WKCTC’s housing a transition center to support workers during the USEC closure. Also, the continued growth of the Paducah School of Art and Design and a look at modular online learning, and WKCTC's second consecutive ranking at one of the nation's Top 10 community colleges by The Aspen Institute - and what that means for the school and community.