Maysville Community and Technical College is honored to announce the establishment of the new Trooper Anson Blake Tribby Memorial Criminal Justice Program Support and Scholarship Fund. The fund was established by an anonymous donor in May 2013. The generous $50,000 contribution has been endowed and income will be expended in support of students in MCTC’s new Criminal Justice program.
KSP Trooper Tribby, a native of Maysville, was killed following a traffic accident along I-64 in January 2013. He was a 2 1/2 year veteran with the Kentucky State Police and was assigned to the Morehead Post 8. Tribby is the son of former Maysville PD and Commonwealth's Attorney Detective Bob Tribby and Pam Tribby, director of contracted services for Hospice of Hope in Maysville. He was married to Rebecca Walton, of Georgetown.
The family of Trooper Anson Blake Tribby said: “We are both humbled and honored. Blake touched many lives and the generosity of the donor family is truly overwhelming. We are so pleased the College will be administering this scholarship for their new Criminal Justice program. The College was so gracious to us during a very difficult time and made their facilities and workforce available for whatever our family needed during Blake’s visitation and service. Our hope is that Blake’s legacy will continue to be a positive influence – especially to those pursuing a career in the law enforcement field. Blake always made us proud and he continues to do so.”
Monies from the fund will be used to award scholarship(s) for deserving students (those who do not qualify for financial aid grants or do not receive sufficient aid) in the second year of the MCTC Criminal Justice program and to provide for immediate program support directly related to student needs. Eligible scholarship applicants must be residents of the Kentucky State Police Post Eight service area: Mason, Fleming, Lewis, Montgomery, Menifee, Rowan, Bath, Elliott, Wolfe, Powell and Morgan Counties plus Bracken and Robertson counties. Priority will be given to family members of current and retired law enforcement officers.
“This is a wonderful tribute to a deserving young man.” said Cara Clarke, MCTC Foundation executive director. “Recipients of the award are sure to feel honored.”
The new Criminal Justice program will be offered at the Maysville Campus and the Montgomery Extension in Mt. Sterling starting August 19th when fall 2013 semester classes begin; select courses will also be available online. The Criminal Justice Associate of Applied Science Degree has four tracks: Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Corrections, and Security and Loss Prevention. For more information about the program, contact Program Coordinator Leslie Greenwell at the Montgomery Extension at 859-499-6282.
For more information or to contribute to the Trooper Anson Blake Tribby Memorial Criminal Justice Program Support and Scholarship fund, contact Cara Clarke at 606-759-7141, ext. 66176. A scholarship application will be available online at www.maysville.kctcs.edu in January 2014.