Somerset Community College to Host Six Super Sunday Events February 23

Super Sunday, the state-wide Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) initiative intended to increase the college-going rate of students of color, has been successfully held in the Somerset Community College (SCC) service area for the past three years. In 2014, SCC will partner with six Super Sunday sites to reach more students than ever.
 
All Super Sunday events will be held on Sunday, February 23. The following churches are hosts for the event.
 
Maple Street First Baptist Church
309 South Maple Street, Somerset, KY 42501
Pastor: Brother James Barleston
(606) 451-1930
Worship: 11 a.m. | College Fair: 12:30 p.m.

Altamont Baptist Church
1110 Littontown Road, East Bernstadt, KY 40679
Pastor: Rev. Terry Jackson
(606) 451-1930
Worship: 11:15 a.m. | College Fair: 12:30 p.m.

First Baptist Church
300 Francis Street, Richmond, KY 40745
Pastor: Rev. Robert R. Blythe
(859) 624-2045
Worship: 11 a.m. | College Fair: 12:30 p.m.

Pleasant View Baptist Church
RR5 Box #226b, Somerset, KY 42503
Pastor: Rev. Freddie Stephens
Worship: 11 a.m. | College Fair: 12:30 p.m.

Outreach for Jesus Church (Hispanic Service)
163 Cotter Avenue, Somerset, KY 42501
Priest: Victor Catalino
(606) 678-5051
Worship: 10:30 a.m. | College Fair: 12:30 p.m.

St. Mildred's Church (Hispanic Service)
203 S. Central Avenue, Somerset, KY 42501
Priest: Fr. Jeffrey Estacio
(606) 678-5051
Worship: 5:30 p.m. | College Fair: 6:30

At each event, a representative from SCC will speak during the regular church service and others will be available to assist potential students and their families after the service.  The college will then host an information fair for prospective college students and their families at all locations. Each of the college fairs is free open to all prospective students, regardless of whether or not they attend that church.
 
Higher education for south central Kentucky begins at Somerset Community College, and so it is a vital part of the SCC mission to increase the educational opportunities for people of color, including African-Americans and Latinos. Super Sunday is part of this mission.
 
“We want students to know, yes, you can go to college. Yes, you can get a college degree. And yes, you can have a high paying job. Many potential students are aware of their educational opportunities, but they simply have questions about how to access the pipeline.  Super Sunday will show them how to navigate the admission and financial aid process, as well as provide additional information about the educational possibilities that exist,” said SCC President and CEO Dr. Jo Marshall.
 
This is the fourth year Somerset Community College has hosted a Super Sunday event. 
 
“SCC has a strong commitment to diversity and ensuring every citizen in our region has the educational opportunities they need to succeed. As a system of open access institutions, it is our responsibility to make everyone aware that a college education is within their reach,” said Dr. Marshall.  “We are thankful to the leaders of these congregations for their commitment to this cause and for welcoming us into their services.”
 
To read more about Super Sunday, visit super-sunday.org.  Those with questions may also contact Elaine Wilson, SCC Director of Cultural Diversity, at elaine.wilson@kctcs.edu.