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WKCTC Named Finalist for 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College is one of ten finalists for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. WKCTC was named Tuesday as a finalist for the fourth time in the award's history.

The Aspen Prize is a $1 million award to the top five schools that deliver exceptional outcomes in student learning, institutional practices for minority students and labor market success.

Aspen Institute Executive Director Joshua Wyner praised WKCTC in a news release for partnering with local organizations and dual credit programs for high school students.

The institute also noted WKCTC's Emerging Technology center and a degree in Health Science Technology.

The prize is awarded every two-years. WKCTC has been a finalist every time, and a finalist with distinction twice.

Dr. Anton Reece takes over the role as president on October 1. Dr. Barbara Veazey retired from the role last June.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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