Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year

West Kentucky Community and Technical College and Paducah's Murray State University campus received the Business of the Year Award at the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce's annual dinner on Friday, January 31.  Now located less than a half-mile from each other, the two colleges were honored for creating a virtual education corridor, where members of the community can be trained and earn degrees without leaving Paducah. WKCTC President Barbara Veazey and MSU's Interim President Tim Miller and Dean of the Center for Continuing Education and Academics Brian Van Horn accepted the award.

Friday's event marked the chamber’s 75th anniversary and the announcement of Deborah Edmonds as the chamber’s first African-American chairperson. Edmonds also serves as the WKCTC Board of Directors chair.

chamber dinner award(L to R) - Lynn King, 2013 Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce chairperson; Barbara Veazey, WKCTC president; Sandra Wilson, Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce president; Tim Miller, MSU interim president; Brian Van Horn, MSU dean of the Center for Continuing Education and Academics