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SEPT. 4, 2017

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Students in Michelle Fields History 108 class participated in a “scavenger hunt” of historical perspective.

The scavenger hunt was used to cover the first four chapters students have studied bridging the old world and the new world.

Nomads – Harrison Baldridge, Sydney Coleman, Kayla Epling and Alyssa MorganNomads – Harrison Baldridge, Sydney Coleman, Kayla Epling and Alyssa Morgan

Dream Squad - Gena Justice, Jerry St. Clair, Lucas Belcher and Derek May.Dream Squad - Gena Justice, Jerry St. Clair, Lucas Belcher and Derek May.

“We want to prepare our students for success and part of being successful is being able to work in a team and also to problem solve as a team.” Said Myra Elliott Interim Chief Academic Officer.

The concept of the three continents in the Old World are Asia, Africa, and Europe and it goes back to classical antiquity. Their boundaries as defined by Ptolemy and other geographers of antiquity were drawn along the Nile and Don rivers. The New World is one of the names used for the majority of Earth's Western Hemisphere, specifically the Americas (including nearby islands such as those of the Caribbean and Bermuda).

Student were divided into teams and the two team winners were The Nomads which included team members Harrison Baldridge, Sydney Coleman, Kayla Epling and Alyssa Morgan. The second team was The Dream Squad with members Gena Justice, Jerry St. Clair, Lucas Belcher and Derek May.

Students will finalize their projects with a paper due to Professor Fields at the end of September.

Big Sandy Community and Technical College is currently enrolling for the upcoming 12 week and Bi – Term classes. For more information please contact (606) 886-3863 or visit us at any campus location or online at


Big Sandy Community & Technical College (BSCTC) recently hosted Student Orientation on their Prestonsburg, Pikeville and Mayo Campuses to ready students before their first day of classes.

Big Sandy Community & Technical College held Student Orientation on all campuses to welcome students and help them with their transition to college.   Big Sandy Community & Technical College held Student Orientation on all campuses to welcome students and help them with their transition to college.

“We wanted to have an event to welcome our new students and give them helpful information and also to answer any questions they may have to make their transition into college a little easier.”
said Tina Terry, Coordinator of Student Activities and Recruitment.

During New Student Orientation, students received helpful information about Scholarships, Financial Aid, Disability services, as well as a session held for parents to answer any questions they may have.

“I am majoring in Criminal Justice at BSCTC because I want to help people but before I go to the Army I want to get an early start on college. The orientation really helped me open up and answered a lot of my questions.” said Byron Johnson, a Big Sandy freshman from Johnson County.

Staff and Faculty took students on tours of their respective campuses, they were able to get their student IDs, and were able to meet with several community service partners, who also provide assistance.

“I felt overwhelmed before this event” said Emily Daniels, “I am so glad they had this event, it answered all my questions and I enjoyed it.”

Prestonsburg CampusPrestonsburg Campus

Classes begin August 14, and Big Sandy Community & Technical College is currently enrolling new students for the Fall 2017 semester. For more information call (606)886-3863 or visit one of our convenient campus locations.

Register now for phlebotomy classes

The first round of classes begin on Aug. 1 and go through Sept. 28. Total tuition is $995 and includes liability insurance and a mandatory student fee. Classes are from 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Technology Drive Campus. Required textbook is “Phlebotomy Essentials 6th Edition.”
The second round of classes begins Aug. 15 and runs through Oct. 5. Each class is from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Roberts Drive Campus in room 519. Total tuition is $1,031 and includes liability insurance and a mandatory student fee. The price increase reflects a tuition increase effective for fall 2017. Required textbook is “Phlebotomy Handbook 9th Edition.”

For more information or to enroll, contact Robins Harris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 606-326-2252.

Child care provider trainings offered

ACTC is once again offering child care provider trainings. The cost is $15 per person per class. Fee must be paid at the time of registration.
Each three-hour class is taught by an ECE TRIS certified instructor and will be submitted to ECE TRIS for Child Care Provider Training hours. All classes will be at ACTC’s Roberts Drive Campus located at 4700 Roberts Drive, Building 5, Ashland.

Art Matters is the first class from 6-9 p.m. on Aug. 15. Participants will gain knowledge from research-based developmentally appropriate strategies to incorporate art activities to aid in developing cognitive skills, social skills, problem solving skills and increase motor skills in young children through the classroom routine. This class is designed for preschool and family child care staff.

Other upcoming classes are:

*  Bullying in Early Childhood (9 a.m.-noon, Aug. 19): Participants will be able to identify bullying among young children and how the bullying looks different from older children, how to prevent pre-bullying behavior from turning into bullying, how to incorporate intervention strategies into classroom curriculum, learn the effects of bullying and more. This class is designed for family child care staff, school age staff and preschool staff.
Exploring Experimental Science with Young Children (6- 9 p.m., Sept. 19): Participants will acquire strategies for creating an environment that encourages children to learn science through hands-on exploration of their world. Educators will gain the ability to promote the developmental approaches to learning, observation skills, descriptive skills, problem solving skills, recognition of cause and effect and organizing and classifying.

*  Social and Emotional Health: Challenging Behaviors (6-9 p.m., Oct. 17): Participants will identify how social and emotional health can influence challenging behavior as well as how to handle conflict in the childcare setting. Tips and strategies to prevent challenging behavior will also be introduced. This class is designed for all staff.

*  Challenging Behavior (9 a.m.-noon, Nov. 11): Participants will discuss today’s challenging behaviors and practice strategies for teaching age appropriate behaviors and guiding preschool children’s behavior in positive ways. Discussions will include defining typical behavior, defining atypical behavior and identifying strategies for addressing inappropriate behavior. This class is designed for all staff.

*  Extreme Misbehavior, When Health and Safety are at Risk (6-9 p.m., Nov. 14): Participants will identify health and safety issues related to misbehavior and determine when it is appropriate to exclude a child from participation. Strategies to help protect other children in the classroom will also be discussed. This class is designed for all staff.

*  Dramatic Play: The Importance of Pretending (6-9 p.m., Dec. 5): Participants will discover the importance of pretend play through an exploration of executive function. Participants will also learn how to set up and equip a dramatic play learning center to maximize learning through play. This class is designed for all staff.

*  Assessment for Development and Learning (9 a.m.-noon, Dec. 9): During this training, participants will learn the purpose of assessing children’s development and learning through interpreting evidence to identify which children already know, can do and are ready to learn. How to advance learning and development in response to individual children’s strengths, abilities and needs will be discussed as well as using intentional strategies to ensure children’s learning progress. This class is designed for all staff.

Participants can call 606-326-2130 or 606-326-2072 to register or visit to register online.


July 24, 2017

Morehead State Univ. has the 6th best online program in Ky. according to rating sourceMorehead State Univ. has the 6th best online program in Ky. according to rating source

MOREHEAD, Ky.---Morehead State University has been ranked as one of the best online colleges in Kentucky. MSU was ranked sixth among all Kentucky colleges and universities by Value Colleges.
The ranking states that MSU is one of the best of the state’s online programs when it comes to cost and programs available. Schools listed offer degrees anywhere from the associates to doctorate levels, including continuing education degrees.
The Best Online College Top 10 listings are part of an effort to feature the most affordable, highest-quality online degree options to students in each state in the U.S., including public and private institutions. With more and more working adult and professional students choosing online degree programs, prospective students will benefit from a comprehensive listing detailing the accredited, reputable options in their home states.
The Value Colleges Top 10 lists are simply providing prospective students in each state with the data they need to make an informed decision about the future of their education and career. The Top 10 listings are compiled from reputable schools offering a substantial number of fully online programs and are presented in descending order based on those offerings.
According to the website, “Online degrees programs at Morehead State University online offer flexibility in learning with a strong set of support services for all enrollees including career services, advisement, veteran support, and library and research access. Some programs offered include degrees in Early Childhood Education, Business Administration, and a Doctor of Education.”
Visit to learn more about Morehead State University or call the Office of Enrollment Services at 606-783-2000 or 800-585-6781.