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WKCTCs Jason Donner Recognized for Communication Award

Jason Donner of Calvert City recently received the Excellence in the Practice of Communication Arts Award from the Kentucky Communication Association (KCA). Donner is the program coordinator of communication and fine arts and an assistant professor of communication at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

Donner received the award during the KCAs annual conference earlier this month at Montgomery State Bell Park in Burns, Tenn. The conference, now in its 84th year, was held in joint association with the Tennessee Communication Association and welcomed nearly 100 educators.

Donner was recognized for his work with Open Mic, an engaging student event that encouraged WKCTC students to share their talents with fellow students, faculty and staff while also building a sense of community outside of the classroom.

"Im happy and surprised to be acknowledged in this way. Its been very rewarding to see how the students have embraced the Open Mic each semester, said Donner. And much thanks and credit must go other WKCTC faculty and staff including Norm Wurgler, Constance Wade, Amy Elmore, and the colleges public relations team and television department for promoting and supporting the event.

KCA is an outlet for the promotion and development of excellence in classroom teaching; an opportunity for the dissemination of quality research and creative endeavors; and is offered in celebration of the artistic, humanistic, and scientific principles of communication. The particular focus of this years conference was on excellent teaching, research and creative projects produced both in Kentucky and Tennessee.