Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) hosted a retirement celebration
for Provost Dr. Nancy Johnson on Thursday, March 24, on the Prestonsburg campus.
Dr. Johnson has worked in community colleges in Kentucky for nearly four decades.
She spent 20 years at Maysville Community College and transferred to Prestonsburg
Community College, now Big Sandy Community and Technical College, in 1998 as acting
dean of academic affairs. She has served as provost since 2005.
Dr. Johnson believes in the promise offered by the community and technical college
the hope not only to the students who seek a better future but also to the communities
served for improved economic development and growth, said BSCTC President Dr. Devin
Stephenson. Since its inception, the community college has brought opportunities to
those who did not believe they had an opportunity. This is what she has dedicated
her life to enhancing in whatever ways possible.
Dr. Johnsons husband, Jim, and her 102-year-old mother, Ada, were on hand for the
I was so incredibly honored by the reception and all of the people with whom I have
worked these many years, said Dr. Johnson. I have had what I consider to be a stellar
career so many wonderful experiences and so many wonderful people who shared it with
me. The students and my colleagues as well as community members have blessed and enriched
my life and I shall carry that in my heart always.
Myra Elliott, dean of academic affairs; Jimmy, Wright, dean of student affairs; and
Chris Daniel, dean of institutional effectiveness and research, each presented Dr.
Johnson with a gift honoring her service to the college.
The presidents cabinet made a $495 contribution to the Dr. Nancy B. Johnson Scholarship.
For more information on how to give to the Dr. Nancy B. Johnson Scholarship, contact
Kelli Ayers at (606) 886-7358 or email email@example.com.