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March 13, 2018


Ashland Community and Technical College will host its inaugural Pathfinder 5K and 5-Miler on Saturday April 14 at the Technology Drive Campus.

Proceeds from the race will go towards ACTC’s general scholarship fund.

The Technology Drive Campus is located off the Industrial Parkway at EastPark. The 5K course starts at the building’s main entrance and is flat and fast and is on all paved roads. The 5-miler follows much of the same course, but with a one-mile out and back gravel road extension.

Runners can register for either the 5K or 5-miler at the same cost.

On-site registration is $25 and begins at 8 a.m. with a 9 a.m. start time.

Those who register before April 1 will get a discounted rate of $18. This price is available for pre-registered groups of eight or more.

Registration before April 13 is $22.

Registration includes a T-shirt and breakfast prepared by ACTC’s Culinary Arts program. There will also be door prizes and awards.

5K and 5-miler awards will be given to the first three finishers in each male and female age group, plus trophies to the first two overall male and female finishers.

Online registration is now open at A paper registration form can also be downloaded from the race page.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available at multiple support levels. All sponsorships and donations are tax-deductible. For more information on how to become a sponsor, contact Brooke Seasor, ACTC’s director of advancement, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 06-326-2092.

Scholarship application deadline April 1

April 1 is the priority application deadline for fall 2018 scholarships at ACTC. ACTC offers dozens of scholarships to help deserving area residents pay for their education. Last year, more than 380 scholarships totaling $378,00 were awarded.

At ACTC, about 80 percent of students receive some sort of financial aid, and scholarships are part of the financial aid package.

Applicants need to apply for admission to ACTC, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and fill out a scholarship application form. The general scholarship application form is good for most ACTC scholarships, and there are also applications for special scholarships for students in specific fields.

Scholarship applications are on the web at under Costs and Financial Aid and the FAFSA is at For more information on scholarships or financial aid, call 606-326-2198.
Special Scholarships

Many area organizations and individuals have established scholarships for students who dem­onstrate the potential for academic success and financial need. Some scholarships have additional requirements such as county of residence, choice of major field or grade point average. Several of these are listed below.

• The Susan Wilson Memorial Scholarship Fund established by Louisa resident Neil Wilson is for Lawrence County High School graduates who have a 2.5 or higher GPA.

• King’s Daughters and Sons Foundations of Kentucky Inc. scholarships are for second-year students in the Associate Degree Nursing program.

• Morning Pointe Foundation scholarships are for practical nursing students interested in pursuing a career in senior care or geriatric nursing.

• The Rodney Clark Memorial Scholarship, established by Clark’s Pump-N-Shop, is for Fairview High School graduates who enroll in an ACTC technical program.

• The Lottie B. Culinary Arts Scholarship established by former Ashland resident Rick Kouns is for third semester culinary arts students who have a minimum 2.5 GPA and the potential for success in the profession.

• The Kevin McClain Memorial Scholarship, established by Marathon Petroleum, is for minority and female students who enroll for at least 12 hours a semester in the Applied Process Technology Program.

• The Spriggs Family Scholarship is for children of Boyd County firefighters and police officers who have been employed by their department for at least two years.

• The Theodore C. & Bennie J. Shields Scholarship is for Boyd County High School graduates who maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. At least half of the scholarships must be awarded to female students.

• The Norma Ruth Wells Mason Scholarship is for pre-engineering or electrical technology students who have a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

• The J.T. Smith Scholarship is for outstanding African-American residents of Kentucky, and grade point average, class rank, ACT scores and extra-curricular activities are considered.

• ACTC’s Pre-Engineering Scholarship is for students who intend to earn an Associate in Science Degree and transfer to a university for a bachelor’s degree in chemical, civil, mechanical or other engineering fields.

For information on establishing ACTC scholarships, contact Brooke Seasor, ACTC’s director of advancement, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 06-326-2092.

ACTC adds additional AIT info session date

Due to demand, ACTC has added another opportunity for people to get information on the new Advanced Integrated Technology (AIT) program and the college’s partnership with Braidy Industries.

The sessions will include the opportunity to apply to ACTC, learn more about the AIT program, meet representatives from other ACTC programs, speak with representatives from financial aid and schedule placement testing.

Those interested in attending one of the remaining sessions must register in advance at

The sessions will be hosted in the Rocky Adkins Pavilion at the Technology Drive Campus, located on the Industrial Parkway.

Dates and times for the remaining sessions are:

• 9 a.m. Saturday, March 24; and

• 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 28.

Prior to the session, those interested in applying to ACTC may go online to complete an admissions application. When completing the application, please select Associate in Applied Science, General Occupational Technical Studies as the program of study.

ACTC requires all final official high school and former college transcripts be submitted prior to enrollment. Transcripts may be submitted at the informational sessions, but they must be delivered in an envelope that has been sealed by the high school or former college. Transcripts that have been opened will not be accepted as official.


Apply Now for ACTC Pharmacy program

May 1 is the deadline to apply for admission to the fall 2018 Pharmacy Technology program at Ashland Community and Technical College.

Pharmacy Technology offers a quick path into health care employment and can sometimes be the first step in becoming a pharmacist. Pharmacy technicians are employed in community and hospital pharmacies.

Under the direction of a pharmacist, a pharmacy technologist transcribes physicians’ medication orders, fills prescriptions and pharmacy orders, prepares admixtures of intravenous solutions, replenishes drugs, maintains patient profiles and prepares bulk formulations.

At ACTC, Pharmacy Technician II is a one-year diploma program, and certificates are available for Retail Pharmacy Technician and Pharmacy Technician I. The diploma and certificate credits may be applied toward an Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Occupational/Technical Studies.

The program includes lecture and laboratory classes in anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, medical terminology, microbiology, dosage calculations, pharmacy mathematics, pharmacy practice, pharmacology, drug classifications and IV admixtures.

Students also learn how to communicate the correct medical abbreviations and medical terminologies with patients, customers and the pharmacists they are assisting.

An externship with area pharmacies gives students experience on the job.

“During their clinical hours as ‘externs’ in area pharmacies, students learn skills that would be needed as employees, and this can give them an edge when applying for a job,” said Nikki Bryant, ACTC associate professor and coordinator of the program.

Pharmacy Technology is a selective admissions program, and the application deadline is May 1. New students will need to submit both ACTC and Pharmacy Technology applications, which are available on line at

Applicants must meet the math placement score requirements prior to being enrolled in the program.

For more information on Pharmacy Technology, contact Bryant at 606-326-2261 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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