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Alex Clark Named Student of the Month

McCracken County resident Alex Clark was selected Student Affairs Student of the Month for March at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

"I am very honored to be chosen as Student of the Month," said Clark. "There are so many faculty and staff at WKCTC that have helped me become the person I am today, and I simply wouldn't have made it to where I am in college without them. Clark mentioned one professor in particular. I want to thank Don Maley (WKCTC communications professor). He's retiring in June and I want him to know that his dedication to his profession and friendship has made a real difference in my time at WKCTC."

The Student of the Month program is designed to recognize the accomplishments of students on campus. Individuals selected must be currently enrolled at WKCTC and have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher and are nominated on the basis of exceptional performance, personal attributes, academic excellence and active participation in various student organizational activities.

Clark was in the inaugural class of the Commonwealth Middle College at WKCTC from 2009-2011, where he earned 45 credit hours toward his associate of science degree. Clark will graduate from WKCTC next month; and he is currently working toward his bachelors degree in chemical engineering at the University of Kentucky College of Engineering on the WKCTC campus.

Clark serves as the WKCTC Hispanic Culture Club president, one of the many reasons he was selected as Student of the Month, according to his nominators. "I'm proud of my work with the club, and I hope in some small way this award will bring recognition to that organization," Clark said.

Faculty members said Clark's leadership skills, enthusiasm, attention to detail, and his dedication to his studies and various campus activities has made a positive impact on the involvement of other students on campus. "Alex is a shining example of what we all hope for our students to be," said Tracy Jordan, WKCTC associate professor of English.

Student of the Month winners receive $100, a certificate of excellence, recognition on the WKCTC Facebook page, campus announcements, and Web site. Clark is also the first WKCTC student who will be recognized by Pepsi MidAmerica. He will be acknowledged in the Paducah Sun, and he will receive one free months supply of his favorite Pepsi product.