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SKYCTC HOSTED HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD

Girls looking at display of holiday itemsBowling Green, KY (December 3, 2015) The Diversity Committee of Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) recently showcased holiday celebrations around the world

According to diversity committee co-chair, Gary Beagle The Celebrations Around the World event was born out of a desire to promote diversity on campus and to provide a fun, yet educational, experience for strike the students right before finals, similar to the well-received Global Fest last spring. The Diversity Committee reached out to several instructors whose classes focus on cultures about having their students put together displays about of instead of about various cultural celebrations around the globe. We had over 20 displays on main campus and 10 at the Franklin campus, as well as one at the Glasgow Health campus. Many displays incorporated foods involved in their celebrations and the committee provided refreshments from Triangle Caf , a local Bosnian bakery, and Mercadito Hispano, a local Hispanic bakery. A door prize that included video rentals and international snacks was provided by donations from Committee members. We also had a drawing for a Barnes and Noble gift card for the students who created displays .Girl setting up booth for the holiday around the world exhibit

The event was attended by more than 250* students signing in throughout the day. Co-chairs, Teresa Ward and Gary Beagle, were very excited with the number of students who wanted to participate, as well as the number who came to learn about other cultures. Several students commented that they hoped it would be an annual event at SKYCTC.

SKYCTC has the mission to improve the employability and quality of life of Southcentral Kentucky citizens as the primary provider of: certificate, diploma, associate degree, and collegiate transfer programs; college and workforce readiness programs; workforce education and training; and adult and family literacy.