Gateway Community & Technical College is sponsoring its first Super Sunday recruiting
fair February 27 at 3 p.m. at its Urban Center in downtown Covington. The event is
part of a statewide outreach by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System
to increase the college enrollment of African Americans and other students of color.
Gateway is partnering locally with Grace of God Ministries to promote the event among
area churches to reach as many prospective students as possible. In addition, Gateway
President and CEO G. Edward Hughes has been invited by Bishop Nerrick Jackson to participate
in the 11 a.m. worship service at the church at 1402 Beemon Lane in Florence.
The recruiting fair will feature information on admissions, financial aid, a variety
of academic programs, student success services, disability services, and student employment
programs known as Ready to Work and Work and Learn. Information will also be available
on the Governors Minority Student College Preparation Program.
Studies have shown that 80 percent of today's jobs require a college degree and most
of those require an associate degree, said Dr. Hughes. We want all students to know
that, yes, college is within their reach and that a college credential is what will
lead them to a high-paying job in a viable industry.
Super Sunday will help Gateway spread this message locally while our 15 sister colleges
spread it throughout the state, he added. The fair also gives us an opportunity to
show the entire community the educational opportunities that exist at Gateway, particularly
at the Urban Center where enrollment has exploded by more than 1,000 percent in just
Gateway's student population is growing more diverse as well. Minority student enrollment
increased about 19 percent in Fall 2010, compared to the prior year, and accounted
for about 12 percent of Gateway's total fall enrollment of 4,799 students.
Were going to have some food, were going to have some fun, and were going to provide
lots of valuable information on Sunday, Dr. Hughes said. We encourage anyone interested
in going to college to stop by the Urban Center at 3 p.m.
Gateway's Urban Center is located at 525 Scott Boulevard in Covington. To read more
about Super Sunday, visit kctcs.edu.