Goal to increase college-going rate among students of color

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Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College will host the fourth annual Super Sunday event Sunday, Feb. 23 beginning at 2 p.m.

The event will be held in the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center located on the Cumberland campus, and is a statewide initiative involving all 16 Kentucky Community & Technical College institutions. They will collaborate with over 50 churches intended to increase the college-going rate of students of color.

Southeast will also host a college fair where attendees will receive pertinent information about the school, its various programs and information regarding financial aid and other vital material for prospective college students.

Area churches slated to participate in the Super Sunday event will include: Rising Star Baptist Church, the Rev. Thomas Simmons; Dionne Baptist Church, the Rev. Luke Day; Macedonia Baptist Church, the Rev. Robert Henry; Cumberland Missionary Baptist Church, the Rev. Dennis Williams; Cumberland Pentecostal Church, the Rev. Mike Blair; Benham Community United Methodist Church and the Rev. Jody Vansickle.

Carolyn M. Sundy, vice president for diversity and inclusion at SKCTC, noted how successful the Super Sunday events have become locally and across the state.

“This will be the fourth event billed as Super Sunday,” she said. “Each of the previous events has been a success as we have touched lives in the communities of Lynch, Middlesboro, Harlan and this year at the college in Cumberland. Members of the communities from all over the SKCTC service area are cordially invited to participate. We will be excited to see you and will welcome you warmly!”

She also mentioned that the event is free and will include a worship service, while also featuring performances by some of the area’s top vocal talents.

The college fair will follow the worship service.

For additional information about Super Sunday, contact Sundy, SKCTC Cumberland campus, at 589-3052.

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