The Kentucky Community & Technical College System Board of Regents recently approved the naming of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Applied Science Center on the Middlesboro Campus, in memory of former mayor and community advocate Troy L. Welch.
Welch was instrumental in obtaining approval and funding for the location and construction of the Middlesboro Campus. He also served on the SKCTC Foundation Board and supported the college’s major gift campaigns. The Middlesboro campus, one of five sites operated by the college, opened its doors to students in 1994.
“Mr. Welch’s passion for higher education was shown through his gratitude and dedication to Southeast,” said Dr. W. Bruce Ayers, president of the college. “We are pleased to name the Applied Science Center after such an outstanding individual who brought extraordinary honor to the Middlesboro Campus and to SKCTC.”
For most Kentuckians, higher education begins at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Our statewide system of 16 colleges, 68 campuses and more than 108,500 students is a critical component to transforming the state’s economy by providing citizens with the education and training needed for high growth, high wage careers. For more information, visit kctcs.edu