MCTC Hosting Super Sunday in Maysville, Paris and Mt. Sterling

image of MCTC representatives shown here with MCTC President Dr. Ed Story and KCTCS President Dr. Michael B. McCallRepresentatives from Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC) were in attendance when Governor Steve Beshear proclaimed February 23 as the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Super Sunday Day in Kentucky during a press event on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the Capitol. Super Sunday is an annual outreach initiative specifically for African-American and Latino students. On February 23, MCTC and each of the KCTCS colleges will partner with African-American and Latino churches in their communities to host information fairs for prospective college students and their families.

"We are working with community leaders and pastors because churches are a vital part of the African-American community and we recognize the importance of meeting students where they work and live," said MCTC President Dr. Ed Story.

In addition to the Governor, the press event was attended by KCTCS President Michael B. McCall, KCTCS Board of Regents Chair P.G. Peeples and representatives from all of the 16 colleges, including outstanding African-American alumni named to the Super Sunday Hall of Fame. Also in attendance were state legislators, community leaders and pastors from several of the participating churches.

"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," said KCTCS President Dr. Michael B. McCall. "Events like Super Sunday are essential to helping students connect with advocates who will help them understand the wide range of career and educational offerings available."

On Super Sunday, more than 5,000 prospective college students and their families are expected to attend the statewide college fairs sponsored by KCTCS and its 16 colleges. MCTC will host events in Maysville at Scott United Methodist Church in partnership with Mt. Pisqua Baptist Church, in Paris at Zion Baptist Church and in Mt. Sterling at Evergreen Baptist Church. “This is our first year to host an event in Mt. Sterling and we are really excited to partner with to Evergreen Baptist Church,” said Russ Ward, MCTC Rowan Campus Director. “I think the community will really enjoy this event.”

Services at each church will be followed by lunch and a college fair to assist and inform those interested in attending college about financial aid, the admissions process, programs and classes offered at MCTC, how to transfer credits to a four year college and more.

Super Sunday is patterned after a highly successful program at California State University, now in its eighth year, that is credited with substantially increasing the college-going rate of African-American students in California.

To learn more about Super Sunday in Kentucky, visit www.super-sunday.org or contact Millicent Harding, MCTC Director of Cultural Diversity, at 606-759-7141 ext. 66196.