WKCTC Students Named to 2018 KCTCS All-Academic Team
Two Paducah Students Recognized for Academic Excellence
Paducah, KY (04/04/2018) — West Kentucky Community and Technical College students Gavin Posey and Meagan Truitt have been named to the 2018 Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) All-Academic Team.
The KCTCS All-Academic Team recognizes outstanding students from the 16 community and technical colleges in Kentucky. The selection of Posey and Truitt, both of Paducah, was based on their high achievement in the areas of scholarship, service, and leadership.
While at WKCTC, Posey has actively participated in many aspects of campus life and within the community. He has served as WKCTC's Student Government Association (SGA) president, vice president of Phi Theta Kappa-Iota Eta Chapter and vice president of WKCTC's film club. A student ambassador, he is a graduate of the Paducah Youth L.E.A.D. program and is also one of two students elected by their SGA peers to serve on the KCTCS Board of Regents through August 2018. He will earn associate in science and associate in arts degrees from WKCTC in May.
"The WKCTC community has given me the opportunity to grow as a student, as a leader, and as a member of this community," said Posey, WKCTC's 2017 Student of the Year. "I am proud to represent WKCTC on the KCTCS All-Academic Team."
During her time at the college, Truitt has participated in various events at WKCTC's Paducah School of Art and Design including a recent interactive Creative Spark event attended by more than 100 regional high school students.
"I feel so excited to represent my school," said Truitt, who will earn an associate in fine arts degree in May. "My selection as a KCTCS All-Academic Team member will allow me to express this to others and also to give my thanks to all those at WKCTC that make this school what it is. I'm very grateful for that."
Among more than 800 Spring 2018 candidates for graduation, Posey and Truitt will be the featured speakers at WKCTC's Spring Commencement Ceremonies on Saturday, May 5 at Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center. They will speak at both the 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. ceremonies.
West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) has been recognized as an Aspen Prize Top 10 Community College four times by the Aspen Institute and has twice been named a Finalist With Distinction for providing students with strong job training and continuing higher education opportunity, for achieving high completion and transfer rates, and for providing strong employment results for its graduates. For more information visit, westkentucky.kctcs.edu