Gifts Increase Student Opportunities

Corporate, institutional and individual donations support student scholarships as well as a variety of special events and campus improvement projects. Donations are made to ACTC through the Community and Technical College Foundation of Ashland, Inc., ACTC’s fund-raising arm.  

This fall, ACTC awarded 136 scholarships totaling $198,000. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need and/or the potential for academic success, as well as other criteria that may be developed by scholarship donors. 

The KCTCS Benefactors Gala in November recognized two ACTC benefactors.  The college honored Director John W. Clark for his continued outstanding support of the college and foundation. The Community and Technical College Foundation of Ashland, Inc. honored the Woodlands Charitable Foundation Inc. for their support of the Child Development Center. 

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. gave a $12,000 grant to help support the ACTC / FIVCO Science and Engineering Fair for the next four years.  ACTC started the Fair last year to increase student interest in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

In September, AEP Kentucky Power Company’s Big Sandy Plant presented ACTC with $20,000 in process and control equipment to help train the electricians and electrical technicians of the future.  The equipment will help students learn to use industry-standard technologies.

ABB, Inc., through US Bearing and Power Transmission Corp., donated five state-of-the-art ABB ACS355 Motor Frequency Drives to the Electrical Technology Program. They will supplement existing drives donated by US Bearing and Power Transmission Corp. five years ago.

The Kentucky Council of Associate Degree Nursing (KCADN) made a $1000 contribution to the Jennifer Carroll Fund established through the College Foundation in recognition of Professor Carroll, ACTC’s Nursing Coordinator and Health Science Division Chair, who passed away last April.

An anonymous donor provided funds to start nine FIRST LEGO League teams in the FIVCO region. The teams participated in the regional tournament hosted by ACTC in December.

Toyota Manufacturing – North America, in partnership with SOAR, provided funds for a Young Women Lead conference hosted by ACTC in October. Many local business and organizations supported the conference.