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PJC Foundation Board Names Art School Community Room in honor of Barbara Veazey

Paducah, KY (May 19, 2016) - Dr. Barbara M. Veazey has received many cards, telephone calls and e-mails since announcing in March her plans to retired as West Kentucky Community and Technical College president on June 30, 2016.

During the colleges May 7 commencement, Dr. Veazey learned she would receive "president emeritus" status upon her retirement. The status is an honor bestowed on retiring college presidents in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System for distinguished institutional service. The honorary designation does not entitle Dr. Veazey to any salary or any other KCTCS benefit. She was nominated by WKCTC Board of Directors.

On Thursday, the Board of Trustees of Paducah Junior College, Inc., the foundation of WKCTC, announced that an open area on the second floor of the Paducah School of Arts and Design's 2D and Graphics Building has been named the Dr. Barbara M. Veazey Community Room. The area is currently an open space, but plans are underway to use the space for the study of fiber art.

Veazey who has been at the college more than 43 years, has said she plans to spend more time with her family during her retirement but also hopes to take up sheep sheering and weaving. PJC Board member Ken Wheeler presented Dr. Veazey with a shepards hook to during the reception.

In other matters, the PJC Board also announced its new officers during its board meeting before the reception for Dr. Veazey. The new officers are John Williams, chair; Ann Denton, vice chair; Lorraine Schramke, secretary; Mike Sims, treasurer, and B.A. Hamilton, at large.