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United States House of Representatives recognizes Big Sandy Community and Technical College

The Honorable Hal Rogers, Representative of Kentucky to the United States House of Representatives, recently honored Big Sandy Community and Technical College.

I ask my colleagues to join me in celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Big Sandy Community and Technical College and the tireless efforts of educators and leaders of the past that pioneered the path for quality post-secondary education in the mountains of eastern Kentucky over the last seventy-five years, Rogers said.

Dr. George D. Edwards, president of BSCTC said, It is an honor for the College to receive this recognition for this unique year in our history. And on behalf of the students, faculty and staff, want to express my appreciation to Hal Rogers for this tribute.

Mr. Rogers continues with his comments, Seventy-five years ago the Mayo Technical College was established. Fifty years ago, the Prestonsburg Community College was established in 1964. Finally ten years ago, the two institutions merged in 2003, creating the Big Sandy Community and Technical College. I count it an honor to congratulate the founders of these institutions on this rare triple celebration of the combined 75th, 50th and 10th anniversaries.

Throughout the year, Big Sandy Community and Technical College is celebrating its history of educational excellence. We are proud of our history of educational progress and dedication to strengthening the region through education. Edwards said. Although the name has changed, the services and commitment provided to our students and community has always and will continue to be the very purpose of our existence.

The Tribute by Hal Rogers appeared in the May 8, 2013 issue of the Congressional Record.