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KCTCS colleges to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 17, 2014 - | 02:41 PM -

2014 Super Sunday Events Announced in Partnership with African-American and Latino Churches

Versailles, KY (January 14, 2014) — The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and its 16 colleges will observe Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day with events scheduled across the state.

KCTCS colleges and the System Office will sponsor or participate in various MLK celebrations this month. Coinciding with these events KCTCS will promote its annual Super Sunday initiative to be held statewide Sunday, February 23.

KCTCS and each of its 16 colleges will partner with African-American and Latino churches for Super Sunday events throughout the state to promote college planning and attendance. Following the worship service, college representatives will host college fairs to provide information on admissions, degree programs, financial aid, transfer opportunities and more.

“KCTCS has a strong commitment to diversity and ensuring every citizen in Kentucky has the educational opportunities they need to succeed and find high-wage, high-growth jobs,” said KCTCS President Michael B. McCall. “The Super Sunday initiative allows us to work with community leaders to show young adults that a college education is within their reach.”

A full list of Super Sunday event locations can be found at super-sunday.org.

Below is a complete listing of all the events KCTCS colleges are hosting or participating in to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.:

Ashland Community and Technical College

Video on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 17, 2014
11 a.m., Technology Drive Campus student lounge
12:30 p.m., Room 160 at the College Drive Campus

Big Sandy Community and Technical College

March to commemorate Dr. MLK, Jr.
January 20, 2014
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
The march will begin at the First Baptist Church in Pikeville
Guest speaker: Pastor Justin Preston, Blackman Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, Clinchco, Va.

Bluegrass Community and Technical College

Lexington Community Celebration
January 20, 2014, 6:30 a.m.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Unity Breakfast
Lexington Convention Center, Downtown Lexington
10 a.m., Commemorative March, Downtown Lexington;
11 a.m., “These Songs Are Free: Music and the Movement” program
Lexington Convention Center, Downtown Lexington
Guest performer: Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, renowned singer, composer, scholar and social activist

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

MLK, Jr. 23rd Annual Unity Luncheon
“What Can I Do To Build a Better Community?”
January 20, 2014, 11 a.m.
Pritchard Community Center, 404 South Mulberry, Elizabethtown
Guest speaker: Col. Dalcourt

Gateway Community and Technical College

GCTC presents “Talk to Me”–a conversation and video commemorating the MLK Holiday
January 17, 2014, 3-5:30 p.m.
Covington Library, 502 Scott Boulevard
Public welcome, light refreshments

Hazard Community and Technical College

MLK, Jr. Breakfast, registration required
January 20, 2014, 10 a.m.

Hazard Community and Technical College, First Federal Center

Guest speaker: Dr. Rana Johnson, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education’s first chief diversity officer.
March to immediately follow the breakfast

Henderson Community College

Henderson Community College Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 23, 2014
12:30-1:15 p.m.

Henderson Community College, Student Center

Guest speaker: Dr. Anthony M. Brooks, Sr., Seventh Street Baptist Church; marched with MLK in 1964

Hopkinsville Community College

NAACP Annual MLK Program
January 19, 2014
2:30 p.m.
First Street Baptist Church, 812 Moayan Street
Guest speaker: Rev. Jeremy Meriweather, Pastor of Gracey Baptist Church
NAACP Annual MLK Program
January 20, 2014
10 a.m.
Begins at Boys and Girls Club, 1600 Walnut Street
Church services immediately after march at Virginia Street Baptist Church,
201 S. Virginia Street, Hopkinsville
Guest speaker: Rev. Keith Mahone, Jr., Cedar Grove Baptist Church and student from Christian County High School

Jefferson Community and Technical College

Events - TBA

Madisonville Community College

MLK, Jr. Celebration Program
January 15, 2014
12–1 p.m.
Madisonville Community College, Multipurpose Room, 2000 College Drive
Guest speaker: Dr. Gregory Stallworth, executive director of the Equal
Employment Opportunity of Fort Campbell, Ky.
“Yesterday’s Dream, Tomorrow’s Reality”
January 18, 2014
4 p.m.
Madisonville Community College Health Sciences Campus, Byrnes Auditorium
Guest speaker: Dr. Damon Lynch, Jr., New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Cincinnati, OH.
Admission is free, doors open at 3 p.m. Public welcome.
Note: this is believed to be the longest running celebration of MLK, Jr. in the state!

Maysville Community and Technical College

Community Martin Luther King, Jr. March and Services
January 19, 2014
2 p.m.
March will begin at Bethel Baptist Church, Maysville
Service will be held at Scott’s United Methodist Church, Maysville

Owensboro Community and Technical College

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March and Celebration
January 20, 2014
8:30 a.m.–Owensboro High School
9 a.m.–March begins
10 a.m.–Celebration begins in Taylor Hall Auditorium/Science Bldg. at Brescia University
Guest speaker: Lewatis McNeal, MPH, OCTC associate dean of students

Somerset Community College

Unity Breakfast
January 17, 2014
8:30 a.m.
CNB Community Room, Rogers Student Commons, Somerset Community College, Main Campus
Guest speaker: Mrs. Carlotta Walls LaNier, youngest of the Little Rock Nine who integrated the public schools in Little Rock in 1957.
SCC Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration
January 19, 2014
2 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 128 N. Main St., Somerset
Guest speaker: Rev. Charles B. Cotton, Sr., Pastor of the Faith Walk
Tabernacle Church, Cleveland, Ohio

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College

MLK, Jr. Youth Program
January 19, 2014
4–7 p.m.
State Street Baptist Church, 340 State Street, Bowling Green
MLK, Jr. Memorial Breakfast
January 20, 2014
7:30 a.m., $10/person
Parker Bennett-Curry Elementary, 617 Graham Ave.
Guest speaker: Rev. Scott Mason, State Street Baptist Church
MLK, Jr. Memorial March
January 20, 2014
10 a.m.
March begins at Warren County Justice Center, Bowling Green
(Shuttle available 9:30 a.m. for transportation from breakfast location to march location)
MLK, Jr. Main Program
January 20, 2014
11 a.m.
State Street Baptist Church, 340 State Street
Guest speaker: Dr. Carlton Jenkins, Superintendent of Schools, Saginaw, Mich.
Note: additional MLK, Jr. events are scheduled for Franklin and Glasgow, Ky.
Please contact those cities or the college for more information.

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

Community Diversity Breakfast
January 18, 2014
9 a.m.
Benham School House Inn, Benham
Guest speaker: Dr. Shawn D. Long, professor and chairman of the Department of Communications Studies at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Cost: $10/person, Open to the public

West Kentucky Community and Technical College

The Power You Gain From Embracing Diverse Communication Styles
January 15, 2014
11 a.m.–12 p.m.
West Kentucky Community and Technical College Student Center
4810 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah
Guest speaker: Dr. Karen Hill Johnson
NAACP MLK, Jr. Annual Lunch
January 20, 2014
11:30 a.m.
Robert Cherry Civic Center, 2701 Park Avenue, Paducah

Kentucky Community and Technical College System–System Office

MLK, Jr. Unity Hour
January 17, 2014
11:30 a.m.
System Office, Versailles
Guest speaker: Dr. Gerald Smith, UK associate professor of history
Lexington Community Celebration
January 20, 2014
6:30 a.m. - Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Unity Breakfast
Lexington Convention Center, Downtown Lexington
Commemorative March, Downtown Lexington, immediately following breakfast program