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SKYCTC Super Sunday Hall of Fame Alumni 2015

On February 21st and 22nd, Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) will host three Super Sunday events, unique college fairs promoting the many educational opportunities available to African-American and Latino individuals at the various colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

As a part of this initiative, KCTCS is honoring alumni for their achievements by inclusion in the Super Sunday Hall of Fame. SKYCTC is honoring Yerald Hernandez and Tiffany Littlepage as this year's Hall of Fame recipients.

Yerald Hernandez was born in Veracruz, Mexico and moved to the United States at the age of 9. He didn t know the English language when he first arrived to the United States, but was able to learn it quickly and school became very important to him. In high school he was very active and won a one year scholarship to Western Kentucky University. After that first year, however, he had to leave WKU because heI began to work more and tuition was very high to pay without a scholarship. Due to his status at that time he was unable to qualify for financial aid and scholarships were limited.

That s when I was informed about SKYCTC, says Yerald. Classes were affordable and the availability of what I needed worked with my busy work schedule. I graduated from SKYCTC in 2013 with an Associates of Science and I plan to continue my education in Mechanical Engineering at Western Kentucky University. I currently work as an Assistant Manager at Sol Azteca Mexican Restaurant in Russellville, KY. I also part owner at Sol Azteca Mexican Restaurant in Smiths Grove, KY.

Tiffany Littlepage is a Registered Radiography Technologist. She knew that she needed to go back to school to further her education; not just for her family, but for herself.

I wanted a degree as an Allied Health professional in a field that would allow me to use x-rays to produce diagnostic images of the human body, says Tiffany. I found that at SKYCTC. They offered the Radiography program, and I knew that was what I wanted to do; and I am so glad that I did .

Furthermore, Tiffany said, KCTCS was very affordable for my husband and myself. The classes were small, allowing the instructors to be able to take the extra time out for each individual student if they needed it. A plus also by attending KCTCS was if I ever wanted to further my education, my credits would transfer to a university. Not to mention the campus was close to home, allowing short travel time.

By attending SKYCTC, Tiffany was able to graduate with a degree in Radiography. I work closely with patients. Therefore, communication, patience, and kindness are extremely important skills. SKYCTC prepared me for my current job at Graves Gilbert Clinic in Glasgow, Kentucky, says Tiffany.

Tiffany is a very successful professional in the field of Radiography and encourages those who are thinking about college to take that next step.

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) will sponsor three Super Sabado/Sunday events this year:

Super Sabado Event - Saturday, February 21, 2015

St. Joseph Catholic Church
434 Church Avenue, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Worship: 7:00 p.m.
College Fair: Immediately after the worship service.

Super Sunday Events - Sunday, February 22, 2015

State Street Baptist Church
340 State Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Worship: 10:00 a.m.
College Fair: Immediately following morning worship

Trinity Full Gospel Baptist Church
200 Center Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Worship: 10:45 a.m.
College Fair: Immediately following morning worship

Everyone is invited to attend either of this year s Super Sunday events.

For complete information on KCTCS Super Sabado and Super Sunday events throughout the Commonwealth go to http://super-sunday.org/ .