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Super Sunday Event February 12

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is partnering with two local African American churches for the Second Annual Super Sunday event on February 12. Super Sunday is a statewide initiative to promote and encourage African-American students to get a college education. WKCTC and each of the other 15 colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System as well as the System office will collaborate with churches in their communities to host information fairs for prospective college students and their families.

WKCTC will sponsor Super Sunday on February 12 at Ninth Street Tabernacle, 800 N. 9th Street and House of Hope, 1601 Jefferson Street. Services begin at 11:00 a.m. at both locations. WKCTC President Barbara Veazey will speak at Ninth Street Tabernacle and WKCTC Vice President of Student Affairs Belinda Dalton-Russell will speak at House of Hope.

Following the services, the information fair will be held at the Ninth Street Tabernacle Annex Building, located across the street from the church. The fair will begin at 1:00 p.m.

WKCTC representatives will be available following the services to talk with potential students and their parents about the admission and enrollment process, financial aid, scholarship opportunities, available programs and services, and any other additional educational information.

We want students to know, yes, you can go to college. Yes, you can get a college degree. And yes, you can have a high paying job. Many potential students are aware of their educational opportunities; they simply have questions about what to do, said Veazey. Were here to answer those questions and get people started on the right path.

Super Sunday is an annual initiative for WKCTC and the other KCTCS colleges across the state. In subsequent years, the program will be expanded to target students from other racial and ethnic groups, such as the Latino population, as well as more church partners.

Of the total number of students who attended WKCTC in the fall of 2010, 8 percent were African-American students. WKCTC wants to further increase enrollment and Super Sunday is intended to support this mission.

We have a strong commitment to diversity and ensuring everyone in our region has the educational opportunities they need to succeed, Veazey said.

Read more about Super Sunday.