RESPIRATORY THERAPIST PINNING CEREMONY: Big Sandy Community and Technical College will host a pinning ceremony for its respiratory therapy program at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 8, in the Gearheart Auditorium on the Prestonsburg campus.  For more information, contact Missy Skeens at (606) 788-2822 or email


COMMENCEMENT: Big Sandy Community and Technical College will hold its commencement ceremonies at 7 p.m., Friday, May 9, at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg. A commencement and pinning ceremony for nursing and dental hygiene graduates will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 10, at the Mountain Arts Center. For more information, contact Jimmy Wright at (606) 886-7347 or email


WILLIAM G. DUKE CHARITY GOLF SCRAMBLE: The Big Sandy College Foundation, Inc. will host the William G. Duke Charity Golf Scramble at 8 a.m., Thursday, May 15, at StoneCrest Golf Course in Prestonsburg.  

For more information, contact Leslie Bays at (606) 886-7391 or email


ACCELERATING OPPORTUNITY COMMUNITY MEETINGS: Accelerating Opportunity will be offering a series of community meetings for prospective students.  The program is an educational and workforce initiative that combines basic skills education (math, reading and writing) with technical training to prepare students for high-demand jobs.  The meetings will be held on the following dates:

  • Monday, May 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Floyd County Public Library, Prestonsburg
  • Tuesday, May 20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kentucky Career Center, Pikeville
  • Wednesday, May 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Magoffin County Public Library, Salyersville
  • Wednesday, May 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Johnson County Public Library, Paintsville

For more information, contact James Chafin at (606) 788-2845.