Jan 19, 2016

Announces February 28 as 2016 Super Sunday Event

Versailles, Ky. – The Kentucky Community and Technical College System’s (KCTCS) 16 colleges and System Office will observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., day by sponsoring or participating in events across the state. Additionally, KCTCS plans to celebrate the sixth annual statewide Super Sunday initiative on Sunday, Feb. 28. 

Below is a complete listing of all the events KCTCS colleges are hosting or participating in to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.:

Ashland Community and Technical College  –   

  • NAACP MLK, Jr. Day Celebration
    January 18
    10:30 a.m.
    St. James AME Church, Ashland
    March will immediately follow the service.

Big Sandy Community and Technical College  –

  • Musical concert featuring Witness
    January 20
    12:25 p.m.
    Gearheart Auditorium, Prestonsburg Campus

Bluegrass Community and Technical College –

  • Lexington Community Celebration
    January 18
    10 a.m. -  freedom march
    11 a.m. – commemorative program
    Guest speaker: Danny Glover, actor, producer and humanitarian
    Lexington Convention Center, Lexington

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College –

  • NAACP Hardin Co. Branch’s 25th Annual MLK, Jr. Unity Celebration/Lottie O. Robinson Scholarship fund-raiser
    January 18
    11 a.m.
    Pritchard Community Center, 404 South Mulberry, Elizabethtown

Gateway Community and Technical College –

  • Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a movie
    January 15
    11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Center for Technology, Innovation and Enterprise, Urban Metro Campus, Covington

Hazard Community and Technical College  –

  • MLK, Jr. Breakfast, registration required
    January 18
    10 a.m.
    Hazard Community and Technical College, First Federal Center
    Guest speaker: Aaron Thompson, executive vice president and chief academic officer for the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
    March to immediately follow the breakfast.

Henderson Community College  –

  • Henderson Community College Celebrates the Life and Legacy of
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    January 21
    12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (CST)
    Henderson Community College, Student Center (Joe’s Place)
    Guest speaker: Ms. Marganna Stanley
    This event is free and open to the public.

Hopkinsville Community College –

  • Remembering Dr. King’s Legacy
    January 17
    2:30 p.m.
    Freeman Chapel CME Church, 137 South Virginia Street
    Guest speakers: Rev. Donavan Pinner, associate minister of Virginia Street Baptist Church and senior class president at Hopkinsville High School
  • Annual Commemorative March and Program
    January 18
    10 a.m., begins at Boys/Girls Club at Walnut Street Center
    Main program

    11 a.m.
    Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 801 East 4th Street
    Guest speakers: Rev Jovante Mahone, associate minister of Cedar Grove Baptist Church and senior class president at Christian County High School

Jefferson Community and Technical College –

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Ceremony
    Jan. 26
    2:50 - 4 p.m.
    Health Sciences Hall, (Downtown Campus), Rm. 166

Madisonville Community College  –

  • 32nd Annual Hopkins Co. Honors Dr. MLK, Jr.
    January 16
    4 p.m. (CST)
    Madisonville Community College, Byrnes Auditorium (Hatley Building),
    750 N. Laffoon Street, Madisonville
    Guest speaker: Dr. Kevin Crosby, president, Simmons College of Kentucky
  • MLK, Jr. Annual Community Celebration
    January 17
    3 p.m. (CST)
    Eastview Missionary Baptist Church, 159 E. North St., Madisonville
    Guest speaker: Rev. Cortez Miller, Moore Baptist Church, Hopkinsville

Maysville Community and Technical College –

  • Maysville Area – MLK, Jr. March & Program
    January 17
    2 p.m., march begins at Bethel Baptist Church, followed by at 3 p.m.
    program with refreshments. 
  • Montgomery Area
    January 17
    2:30 p.m.
    The march will begin at the Mt. Sterling Courthouse and end at
    Evergreen Baptist Church. Following the march will be a 4:30 program with refreshments.  
  • Cynthiana Area - MLK, Jr. March & Program
    January 18
    10 a.m. 
    Ebenezer United Methodist Church. The march will end at St. James AME Church with an 11 a.m. program with refreshments.

Owensboro Community and Technical College –

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March and Celebration
    January 18
    Kentucky Wesleyan College
    8 a.m. – meet at Owensboro High School auditorium, march begins at 9 p.m.
    10 a.m. – Celebration/program in Winchester Building at KWC  
    Guest speaker: Dr. Nick Brake, Owensboro Public Schools superintendent

Somerset Community College –

  • Unity Breakfast
    January 15
    8:30 a.m.
    Citizens National Bank Community Room, Rogers Student Commons,       
    Somerset Community College, North Campus, 808 Monticello St.
    Guest speaker: Wes Moore, author and community activist
    Reservations required.

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College –

     Bowling Green/Warren County Events
  • Legacy Calendar Program
    January 17
    4 p.m.
    State Street Baptist Church
  • Memorial Breakfast
    January 18
    7:30 a.m.
    Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary School
    Guest speaker: Rev. William Easley Jr. Tickets are $10.
    There will be a symbolic march following the breakfast at 10 a.m. from the       
    Warren County Justice Center to State Street Baptist Church. Shuttle vans will     
    be available at the church at 9:15 a.m. The march is followed by the main    
    program, beginning with a mini concert at State Street Baptist Church at
    10:30 a.m.

     Simpson County events

  • Sixth Annual Community Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration/breakfast
    January 17
    8 a.m.
    First United Methodist Church
    Guest speaker: Pastor Larry Elliott, Harristown Church of Christ

     Glasgow/Barren County Events

  • January 18
    1 p.m.
    First Baptist Church, Glasgow

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College –

  • Community Diversity Breakfast
    January 16
    9 a.m.
    Benham School House Inn, Benham
    Guest speaker: Karida Brown, incoming assistant professor at UCLA
    Cost: $9.95/person, open to the public

West Kentucky Community and Technical College –

  • Prayer Breakfast
    January 16
    9:30 a.m.
    Washington Street Baptist Church, 721 Washington St., Paducah
    This event is free and open to the public.
  • MLK, Jr. Luncheon
    January 18
    11:30 a.m.
    Robert Cherry Civic Center, 2701 Park Avenue, Paducah
    $20 for adults; $5 for children/students
    March from Civic Center to the MLK, Jr. monument on MLK Drive
    begins at 10 a.m.

Kentucky Community and Technical College - System Office

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast
    January 18
    6:30 a.m.
    Lexington Convention Center, 430 West Vine Street

Super Sunday is an annual statewide recruitment event designed to promote higher education for African- American and Latino students. It also highlights the role of parental involvement and early preparation in facilitating successful access to college and program completion. On February 28 each KCTCS college will partner with African-American and Latino churches for Super Sunday events. Following the worship service, KCTCS representatives will host college fairs to provide information on admissions, degree programs, financial aid, transfer opportunities and more.  For more information visit super-Sunday.org.