Hazard Community and Technical College and Consolidated Baptist Church are working together on February 23 for the Super Sunday event where college employees host an information fair at the church for prospective college students and their families. As Rev. Lowell Parker, pastor at Consolidated has said, “We’re stressing that education is important.”
Everyone is welcome to attend the church service beginning at 11 a.m. The Super Sunday event begins at 1 p.m.
HCTC President Dr. Steve Greiner said he appreciated the partnership with the church. “Consolidated Baptist Church’s minister and members understand how education can change the lives of the people in the region and we are thankful to join them on this very special day.”
Super Sunday is an annual student recruitment initiative specifically targeting African-American students and their families, with information and resources to support college admissions and enrollment. HCTC and the other 15 colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System are joining with African-American churches throughout the state to host Super Sunday which serves as college information fairs for prospective college students and their families. The day promotes higher education to show students how they can achieve a college education. It also highlights the role of parental involvement and early preparation in facilitating successful access to college for African-Americans. It is part of the KCTCS Super Sunday statewide effort to encourage early planning for college and the involvement of community members as mentors for young people.
In 2011, KCTCS' inaugural year, Super Sunday proved to be a huge success. More than 30 churches participated statewide with a total attendance of more than 4,000 people.