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SCC students visit Frankfort, meet legislators, display skills

Approximately 20 Somerset Community College students, traveled to Frankfort, KY, on Wed. and Thurs., Jan 20-21, to advocate for the College and for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) with Kentucky Legislators and Kentucky Governor Beshear.

During their visit, the students and about 40 SCC employees and several community leaders toured the state capital, met one-on-one with a number of elected representatives, and were introduced as special guests in the State House and State Senate.

SCC students from the Radiography Program, the Physical Therapy Assistant Program, the Surgical Technology Program and the Respiratory Therapy Program set up a College Showcase in one of the committee rooms located in the State Capitol Annex. There they displayed their skills and answered questions from state legislators about their education and their future hopes.

Community leaders, who joined the SCC students in Frankfort included: Clay Parker Davis, the retired President of Citizens National Bank in Somerset; Charlene Harris, President of First National Bank in Russell Springs; Lonnie Lawson, CEO of The Center for Rural Development; Somerset businessman Don Moss; and Chris Gridler, Field Representative for Congressman Hal Rogers.

The SCC students visited with state representatives and state senators who represent the communities SCC serves including Senate Majority Leader David Williams of Burkesville, House Minority Leader Jeff Hoover of Jamestown, Senator Vernie McGaha of Russell Springs, Senator Tom Jensen of London, Senator Robert Stivers of Manchester, Senator Ed Worley of Richmond, Senator Jimmy Higdon of Lebanon, Rep. Danny Ford of Mt. Vernon, Rep. Charles Siler of Williamsburg, Rep. Ken Upchurch of Monticello, Rep. Tommy Turner of Somerset, Rep. Marie Rader of McKee; Rep. James Comer of Tompkinsville, and Rep. Jimmy Stewart of Flat Lick.

SCC students visiting their legislators included: SCC Student Government Association President Mira Spangler-Baker, Cindy Dishman, Larry Shreiner, Tonya Davidson, Kristy Snead, J.R. Sroufe, Kevin Begley, Valarie Cooper, Tiffany Lavender, Jeff Tyree, Lance Baldwin, Carolyn Johnson, Anitra Hardwick, Cassandra Poe, Elisha Hussey, Philip Hendrickson, and Sherley Martin.

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Somerset Community College students, employees and members of the community pose on Capitol steps Somerset Community College students, employees and members of the community traveled to Frankfort on Wed. and Thurs., Jan. 20-21. Shown here from left to right are some of SCCs advocates on Thursday, Jan. 21: (front row) Deborah Gaines, Vickie Harris, Dorothy Phillips, Gayle Borders, and Amy Beaudoin, (second row) Beverly Gaddis, SCC student Kristy Snead, Dave Cazalet, and Lois McWhorter, (third row) SCC student Tonya Davidson, Rhonda Bloomer, Judy Covey, Jon Burlew, Matt Jones, and Tracy Casada, (fourth row) Larry Shreiner, Judy Tallent, Winfrey Bates, Linda Bourne, and Cindy Clouse, (back Row) Joe Beaudoin, Roger Angevine, Gary Cunningham, and Dr. Tony Honeycutt. To become an advocate for SCC go to

State Representative Myron Dossett is looking over the display presented by the SCC Respiratory Therapy and Radiography Programs.State Representative Myron Dossett, who represents parts of Christian County in western Kentucky, took time to visit the Somerset Community College Student Showcase held in the Capitol Annex in Frankfort on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Dossett is looking over the display presented by the SCC Respiratory Therapy and Radiography Programs. Shown here from left to right are: SCC Respiratory Therapy student Sherley Martin, Dossett, SCC Radiography Associate Professor Shanda Catron, and SCC Radiography student Carolyn Johnson. To become an advocate for SCC go to

Somerset Community College is a comprehensive two-year institution of higher education. SCC has campuses in Somerset and London, centers in Clinton, McCreary, Casey, and Russell Counties. Call for admission and registration information toll free at 1-877-629-9722.

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