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SKYCTC recognized for outstanding volunteer engagement at United Way Awards

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SKYCTC Provost Dr. James B. McCaslin (Center) accepts the United Way Award on behalf of the college, presented by (left) Melissa Connelly, Fruit of the Loom and UWSK Board Member, and (right) President and CEO of United Way of Southern Kentucky. Also attending the event from SKYCTC were: Joda Johnson, Dr. Tonya Lanphier, Sonya Corder, Morris Skipworth, and Emmi Thurmond.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky (February 8, 2024) - At the annual Live United Awards and Recognition event held on February 8, 2024, at the Sloan Convention Center, Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) received recognition from the United Way of Southern Kentucky as one of the leading organizations with the highest percentage of employees actively volunteering across multiple United Way functions.

The event, which serves as a celebration of philanthropy and community engagement, showcased individuals and entities that have excelled in giving, advocating, and volunteering—the core pillars of success for the United Way. In a year marked by unprecedented challenges, the spotlight was on those who demonstrated exceptional commitment to community outreach throughout 2023.

Among the categories honored were the Volunteer Investment Awards, which singled out organizations with a significant proportion of employees engaged in various United Way initiatives. SKYCTC stood out alongside esteemed entities like FORVIS, FRUIT OF THE LOOM INC, and U. S. BANK, underscoring the college's unwavering dedication to community service and volunteerism.

Ellie Harbaugh, Executive Vice President at United Way of Southern Kentucky, expressed profound gratitude for the invaluable contributions of volunteers, emphasizing their indispensable role in driving the organization's mission forward. From critical committee roles to impactful events like Feed the Need and Day of Caring, volunteers from all walks of life have lent their time and expertise to make a tangible difference in the lives of others.

SKYCTC's recognition underscores not only the institution's commitment to academic excellence but also its culture of caring and community engagement. By actively participating in United Way initiatives, SKYCTC exemplifies the power of collective action in creating meaningful change and fostering a culture of compassion and generosity within the Southcentral Kentucky region.