student1PADUCAH, Ky. (3/21/13) - Tony Seaton entered the Welding Technology program at West Kentucky Community and Technical College just over a year ago and has now earned the distinction of the college's Student of the Month for February.

Seaton, 33, of Fulton County, worked with heavy equipment most of his life, but "there's a high demand and more money in welding, so I came back for my degree," said Seaton. "Now I've been chosen as Student of the Month by people who have mentored me; I'm truly honored for it."

Seaton said WKCTC's welding program is top of the line and he feels his instructors are the best on campus. "They strive make us the best we can be and make sure we go and succeed in the real world as a welder."

Seaton's instructors praise his enthusiasm, ability to work well with others, willingness to help fellow students, and dedication and determination to succeed. He recently accepted the position of the welding program advisory student.

"Tony contributes to the committee by helping the program stay on the path of the KCTCS goals and assessments," said WKCTC Welding Program Coordinator Paul Housholder. "I've seen a lot of students come and go in 25 years, and this one has future leader labeled on him."

The Student of the Month program is designed to recognize the accomplishments of students on campus. Individuals selected must be currently enrolled at WKCTC and have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher and are nominated on the basis of exceptional performance, personal attributes, academic excellence and active participation in various student organizational activities. Student of the Month winners receive $100, a certificate of excellence, recognition in the college's newsletter, Facebook page, campus announcements and Web site.

SurfKY News
Information Provided by Tammy Thompson
Photo provided by WKCTC

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

White Plains Civil War Festival Provides Learning Fun

WHITE PLAINS, KY. (04/25/2015) – The fourth annual Civil War Festival took place on Saturday, April 25 in White Plains.… Read More

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released - 4/27/15

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/27/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Monday, April 27.… Read More
1 DOW 18,037.97
-42.17 (-0.23%)    
2 S&P 2,108.92
-8.77 (-0.41%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,060.25
-31.84 (-0.63%)    

Most Read This Week

April 23, 2015 7839

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 20, 2015 5058

Nortonville Woman Charged with Meth Possession at…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 24, 2015 4389

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 22, 2015 4103

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 22,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 22, 2015 4041

Madisonville Man Accused of Domestic Violence/Rape

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 13464

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 02, 2015 8903

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 27, 2015 1619

Online Petition Seeking Re­opening of Shanice…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 1415

Hopkins County Drug War ― Are We Winning?

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 26, 2015 1218

New Drug Helps Farmer with Parkinson's Return to…

by Laura Dawahare
April 26, 2015 885

White Plains Civil War Festival Provides Learning…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 873

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 855

Church Attempts to ‘Inspire’ Teens in Self-Worth,…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 26, 2015 824

Spring Lawn, Garden Fair Participants Learn from…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 26, 2015 661

College of Education Alum's Studies, Experience…

by Amanda Nelson
April 26, 2015 649

Dave Says - April 26, 2015

by Dave Ramsey
April 26, 2015 630

Legislator's Log - Week of April 26, 2015

by Brent Yonts