SKCTC names students of the month for October

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College has announced its Students of the Month for October.

The Pineville campus recognizes Amelia E. Ramsey, a student in Medical Laboratory Technology. When asked why she chose Southeast, she says that the diverse options in health care programming played a big role. Also, she says, “I wanted to persevere with confidence in my education. To say the least, Southeast has provided me with that confidence, that special program, and so much more.”

SKCTC’s Middlesboro campus named Roosevelt Taylor as student of the month. A native of Detroit, he is a second year HVAC student with plans to graduate in May 2019. Roosevelt chose Southeast because a friend who is an SKCTC graduate recommended it.

The Cumberland campus named Donavan Dashawn Ball, a computer technology student who aspires to be a game designer, as October’s outstanding student. He plans to graduate in May 2020, and he says he chose Southeast because he can earn his degree and “stay home and take care of my grandmother.”

The Harlan campus has chosen electrical technology student Ralph Amos. His instructors love his enthusiasm and eagerness to learn. Says Paths 2 Promise Coordinator Erica Farmer, “Ralph always has a smile on his face and a great attitude.” As for choosing Southeast, Ralph says the opportunity to earn an education, to participate in the work study program, and to stay home with his daughter were the deciding factors. He also says, “I chose Southeast because of the atmosphere and expertise in my field of study.”

Brandon Adams, of Jeremiah, is student of the month for Whitesburg. A medical assisting student in his second year, he will complete his diploma this fall and graduate with an associate degree next May. He chose Southeast “because I wanted an affordable way to learn the skills I need to have a fulfilling career.”

Each SKCTC campus has a Student of the Month selection committee appointed by its campus director. In making its choice, the committee weighs criteria such as academic performance, extracurricular activities, work ethic, helpfulness to others, and whether the student has had to overcome significant barriers in achieving academic success.