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WKCTC's Mary Ellen Thompson Health Care Center Holds Rededication and Open House

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A rededication and open house for WKCTC’s Mary Ellen Thompson Health Care Center will be held on Friday, August 12th. The center is on-campus and was named in honor of Mary Ellen Thompson. Thompson was a healthcare advocate and founder of Superior Care Home, a nursing and rehabilitation center in Paducah.

The center houses the certified nursing assistant program and also serves as a testing center for seven counties in western Kentucky. WKCTC’s Dean of Nursing Shari Gholson says the center prepares students for job opportunities and further education.

“For the region as a whole I think the design of the center, just allowing more hands-on education and practice for the students will again provide a stronger and prepared workforce for our community,” says Gholson.

The nursing division ranges from 300 to 500 students. The rededication and open house is from 1-3p.m. in the Anderson Technical Building.

Ebony Clark is a student at Murray State University majoring in computer science. She was born in Brownsville, Tennessee. Ebony has served as a reporter for 4-H congress in Nashville, TN where she spoke with several state leaders and congressmen. Ebony enjoys writing poetry and spoken word and competed in Tennessee's Poetry Out Loud competition hosted by the arts council in Nashville,TN.
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