The recognition of the Outstanding Alumnae/Alumni is a rich tradition held by Big Sandy Community & Technical College for many years and is one of great prestige and honor. This person(s) have demonstrated a commitment to their community, their profession and the College and must have completed at minimum of 45 hours at Big Sandy Community & Technical College.
Michelle Blair Rainey received two degrees from Prestonsburg Community College. Michelle graduated with an Associate in Arts degree in May 1992, and an Associate in Applied Science Nursing degree in December 1995. Ms. Rainey is employed by Pikeville Medical Center as the Senior Vice President of Nursing and Assistant Chief Nursing Officer. Her desire to help the people of eastern Kentucky makes her a worthy candidate as an outstanding alumni at Big Sandy. Rainey resides in Banner with her husband, Thomas, and their children, Madison and Jacob.
Brittany Pennington is a 2003 graduate of Prestonsburg Community College’s Associate in Applied Science Dental Hygiene program. Since 2009, Brittany has worked in a private practice office in Langley, Kentucky in service to her home area. She previously worked in clinics for Big Sandy Healthcare from 2004-2009 in eastern and southeastern Kentucky. Ms. Pennington provided oral health care to many individuals who otherwise could not have afforded the care. Her desire, work effort, and commitment to the dentistry profession are most admirable. She truly represents an outstanding alumni at Big Sandy. Pennington resides in Prestonsburg with her husband, Bryan, and their children, Brylie, Brooks, and Brance.
Rebeckah Curry Hall enrolled at Big Sandy Community and Technical College while she worked as a receptionist at Mountain Comprehensive Care Center. Rebeckah graduated from Big Sandy Community and Technical College with an Associate in Applied Science degree in 2004. She continued her education at Morehead State University earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting. She is employed as the Chief Financial Officer at Mountain Comprehensive Care Center. Rebeckah was selected for the honor of outstanding alumni due to her true story of determination and perseverance. Hall resides in Prestonsburg with her husband, Scott, and they are expecting their first child this month.
Gary Dean Hall was an underground coal miner, whose wife encouraged him to return to school after he lost his job. Gary attended Big Sandy Community and Technical College in 2010-2011 before transferring to Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. Gary was awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree in Radiology in 2013 from Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. Gary was interviewed for BSCTC’s periodical, The Current, when he entered into the radiology program. He is a great example of personal accomplishment and this makes him a worthy candidate for outstanding alumni. Gary is currently employed as a Radiology Technician at Pikeville Medical Center. Hall resides in Virgie with his wife, Ashley.