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Circle of Excellence Award

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has named West Kentucky Community amp; Technical College an award winner in its 2012 Circle of Excellence awards program. WKCTC was recognized for its outstanding performance and overall improvement in educational fundraising among the nations community colleges.

Each year, CASE recognizes best practices in advancement and outstanding people who contribute to the growth and understanding of the advancement profession.
Kay Travis, WKCTC director of advancement, accepted the colleges award in October at the Conference for Community College Advancement in San Diego, Calif. She and fundraising professionals from Virginia and New York were featured in a panel discussion where they discussed what they do to achieve their overall success and how others can adapt their strategies and attitudes to reach their particular fundraising goals.

Paducah Junior College, the foundation for WKCTC, assists the college by providing funds for renovations of campus facilities and providing additional opportunities to the college, faculty and staff that enhance the mission of the college. In 2011, the college and its foundation marked the successful completion of its Fulfilling the Promise campaign with $13 million donated or pledged in five years.

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education, based in Washington, D.C., is one of the largest international associations of education institutions, serving more than 3,400 universities, colleges, schools and related organizations in 74 countries. CASE is the leading resource for professional development, information, and standards in the fields of alumni relations, communications, education fundraising and marketing.