The annual student recruitment initiative specifically targeting African-American students and their families called Super Sunday will be held on Sunday, February 24 in Hazard at Consolidated Baptist Church beginning with the 11 a.m. service.
The public also is invited to visit the church at 1 p.m. to hear information from Hazard Community and Technical College Admissions, Financial Aid, and other college representatives about college admissions and enrollment. Potential students can also learn about offerings from the University Center of the Mountains where a bachelor s degree or master s degree can be earned in Hazard.
HCTC and the other 15 colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) are all partnering with African-American churches throughout the state to host college information fairs for prospective college students and their families. The day will promote higher education to show students how they can achieve a college education. It will also highlight 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.