DUE TO HEAVY SNOWS IN WESTERN KENTUCKY...WIDESPREAD 6 TO 12 INCH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS HAVE HAULTED AREA TRAVEL. ISOLATED 15 INCH AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED. DRIFTS UP TO A FOOT AND A HALF HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTED. THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM SITUATION AND TRAVEL SHOULD BE AVOIDED IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. (National Weather Service)
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

octaviaHOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (1/20/14) - Octavia Lawrence, an Enrollment Center academic advisor at Madisonville Community College (MCC), is one of 18 faculty and staff members selected from throughout the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to participate in President Michael B. McCall’s 2014 President’s Leadership Seminar (PLS) beginning in January. The seminar promotes and strengthens leadership traits among KCTCS faculty and staff in an effort to advance the System's 16 community and technical colleges, as well as each participant's personal and professional goals.
 
"This annual leadership program offers select faculty and staff a unique experience to learn from the top community college experts in the nation. It is designed to not only enhance their skills, but to also create strong KCTCS leadership for the future," said KCTCS President Michael B. McCall. This unique professional development experience explores such broad-ranging issues as leadership traits, national issues and trends, professionalism, media relations, and customer service.
 
Lawrence was nominated by MCC President Dr. Judith L. Rhoads with Dr. McCall making the final selection of the class. “Octavia is at a point in her career in higher education to benefit greatly from the KCTCS President’s Leadership Seminar. Her ambition to assist students and guide them in their career pathway will be enhanced by this rich experience. She continues to make significant contributions to students and the college as a whole. I am pleased that she was selected by Dr. McCall for this experience,” stated Rhoads. She will have opportunities to interact with community college leaders in Kentucky and from across the nation to learn about leadership challenges facing higher education. There will be a variety of forums for the participants to engage with these leaders from January through June, providing them with skills that can be applied when they return to their campuses.
 
“I am extremely excited about participating in the President’s Leadership Seminar this year and I think that it will be an excellent opportunity for me,” stated Lawrence. She holds a Master of Arts in Education in Student Affairs and Counseling degree from Western Kentucky University (2013) and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Fisk University (1999). Lawrence and her family reside in Providence, KY.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Joyce Riggs

© 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.

Posted on 2/2/14
springhour

Most Read This Week

March 02, 2015 9506

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 03, 2015 5789

Three Arrested during Traffic Stop

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 05, 2015 4227

State of Emergency Declared for Hopkins County

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Leslie Curneal
March 02, 2015 3743

HCSO, MPD Join to Bust Alleged Drug Trafficking…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
March 05, 2015 3676

UPDATE: I-24 Open Between 50-45 MM

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Keith Todd
March 03, 2015 3613

Sacramento Man Charged with Rape, Sodomy

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

February 12, 2015

UPDATE: Name of Pennyrile Fatality Officially…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
February 16, 2015

UPDATE: State of Emergency Declared for Kentucky

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Stories Trending Today

March 05, 2015 4227

State of Emergency Declared for Hopkins County

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Leslie Curneal
March 05, 2015 3676

UPDATE: I-24 Open Between 50-45 MM

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Keith Todd
March 05, 2015 2148

Deep Snowfall Stalls Western Kentucky

in Top News For All Sites by SurfKY News
March 05, 2015 1427

Muhlenberg Issues State of Emergency Under…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
March 05, 2015 1076

Governor Declares State of Emergency

in Top News For All Sites by Office of the Governor
March 04, 2015 1046

I-24 Traffic Backed Up From 46-65 MM Due to…

in Local (Lakes) Top News by Keith Todd
March 05, 2015 1001

Dyno Nobel Makes $1,600 Donation to Want Not…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 05, 2015 957

U.S. 62 Blocked Between Central City, Nelson Creek

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Keith Todd
March 04, 2015 827

Gov. Beshear Warns Kentuckians to Prepare for…

in General News For All Sites by Office of the Governor
March 05, 2015 820

UPDATE - Inspire Ladies Conference Rescheduled

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News