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SCC Represented at Kentucky Communications Association Meeting

KCA presentation
L-R: Dr. Mike Searcy, assistant professor of Communications at Somerset Community College (SCC); Karen Hill Johnson of West Kentucky Community and Technical College; Ron Mace, assistant professor of Communications at SCC.
The 83rd Kentucky Communications Association (KCA) meeting was held recently at Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park and two Somerset Community College professors were heavily involved in the event.

Dr. Mike Searcy, assistant professor of Communications at Somerset Community College (SCC) and Ron Mace, also an assistant professor of Communications at SCC, presented a panel discussion entitled, Discerning the ABCs of Generations X, Y, amp; Z, along with Karen Hill Johnson of West Kentucky Community and Technical College. Searcy and Mace also teamed up with Dr. Jacqueline Emerine, Northern Kentucky University, to direct another panel discussion called, Branding and the Kentucky Communication Association: Aristotle or Gangnam Style? Who Are We and Are We Controlling Our Image or is Our Image Controlling Who We are?

During the KCA annual business meeting, Mace stepped down from his position as KCA Eastern representative-at-large, and accepted the position of second vice president of the organization. This position is designed to lead to first vice president next year, and the following year Mace will be president of the Kentucky Communication Association, a state-wide organization.

Having been involved with KCA since 2002 I have been able to observe the organization grow in membership and scope, Mace said. The position of Eastern representative-at-large was a wonderful training ground to help me understand how our organization conducts yearly business. I was happy to step down from that position in order to hold the second vice president position, which is a positive step toward deeper involvement leading the office of president of KCA.

Mace is a graduate of North Hardin High School and Morehead State University. He teaches basic public speaking and interpersonal communication. Mace is also a faculty council representative for Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences at SCC and has been appointed to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) communication curriculum committee. He resides in Pulaski County.