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WKCTC Features New Hall of Fame Alumni

As part of the Super Sunday initiative, West Kentucky Community and Technical College has nominated members to its Hall of Fame to highlight outstanding African-American alumni.

Beirut C. Wall enrolled at WKCTC in the summer of 2006 with the goal of completing a program in chemical engineering. WKCTC was one of the only schools that offered the degree he wanted close to his home. After completing two years at WKCTC, Beirut was accepted in the chemical engineering program at the University of Kentuckys College of Engineering, Paducah campus. He will be able to complete his educational goal without leaving Paducah. Attending WKCTC made me more confident, more believing in myself and gave me a sense of accomplishment, said Wall.

At 26, Melinda Roberson became marketing director of Chick-a-fil in Paducah and today she is a patient access specialist in the emergency room at Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta; she is also working on her MBA with an emphasis in human resource administration at Georgia State Universitys Keller School in Atlanta, GA.

WKCTC will sponsor Super Sunday on February 27 at Greater Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church, 1324 Bloomfield Avenue and Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, 1201 South 8th Street. Services begin at 10:45 am at both locations.

WKCTC representatives will be available following the services to talk with potential students and their parents about available opportunities for high-wage, high demand jobs, the admission and enrollment process, financial aid, scholarship opportunities, available programs and services, and other educational information.

Super Sunday is a statewide initiative between WKCTC and the other 15 colleges as well as the System office in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. The project is intended to increase the college-going rate of students of color.

Super Sunday will be an annual initiative for WKCTC. In subsequent years, the program will be expanded to target students from other racial and ethnic groups, such as the Latino population.

Read more about Super Sunday.