Maysville Community and Technical College's 2014 commencement ceremony will take place Friday, May 9th at 6:30 p.m. at the Mason County High School Fieldhouse in Maysville. All graduates, family and friends are invited to attend. The ceremony is expected to last approximately one hour. Immediately following the ceremony, graduates and their guests are invited to attend a reception which will be held in the Mason County High School Cafeteria.
Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 17th as Maysville Community and Technical College will host Freedom Celebration VIII: A Multi-Cultural Experience. A community reception with interactive exhibits will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by live performances at 7:00 p.m. Attendees will be able to experience spirituality and culture among many different lands through an assortment of historical artifacts, displays and discussions on religion, food, tradition, artistry and customs. Interactive exhibits include: Native American, Indian, Hispanic, Japanese, Polish and more. Guests will also enjoy the talents of the Centre Academy Dance Team led by Cynthia Thomas, the Cowbilly Bluegrass Band and Sisters of the Sacred Drum.
On Tuesday, February 25, Justin Weiss, Assistant Professor of Biology at MCTC, with Thomas Biebighauser, retired wildlife biologist from the US Forestry Service, John Utterback, of Utterback Excavating LLC, and students of Mr.Weiss’ biology classes completed two artificial wetlands on MCTC’s Maysville campus. A wetland is formed from soil with high clay content and poor drainage, thereby saturating the area with water. Wetlands differ from ponds by being shallower, containing no fish, and drying up during the late summer months. Mr. Weiss had the idea of building wetlands after attending a Kentucky Association of Environmental Educators conference in September 2012 in which Mr. Biebighauser was presenting on wetland development. Having wetlands on campus appealed to Mr. Weiss as a means to increase hands-on science education opportunities to MCTC students as well as area K-12 schools, and community education classes, in an outdoor setting.