Yes, you can get a college degree.
Yes, you can have a high-paying career.
Come learn how at the Super Sunday event. Join us Sunday, February 24th, 2013 as we partner with African-American churches to host a college information fair for you and your family. College representatives will be on hand to share information about the college planning process, admissions, degree programs, financial aid and more. If you or someone in your family is thinking about higher education, join us at this informative event.
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Director of Cultural Diversity
Christ Temple Church
2601 Lexington Ave.
Ashland, KY 41101 | Map
Time: 3 p.m.
For Melinda Johnson, an associate in science degree from Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC) began a journey into higher education she believed was unobtainable.
Growing up in South Point, Ohio where many families focus on graduating high school, followed by work in the manufacturing industry because of little to no other options, it was difficult for her to break the cycle of "blue collar" employment and begin a new chapter in her life as a college student.
Being a non-traditional student with children, Ms. Johnson has received an enormous amount of encouragement and support from all of those involved in her accomplishments in math and natural sciences at ACTC. She received many awards and honors for her academic success. Her achievements at ACTC have given her the initiative to help other students succeed by becoming a Supplemental Instruction Leader at the college in math and natural sciences.
Building on her science background from ACTC, Ms. Johnson will graduate from Marshall University in May 2013, with a bachelor of science degree. Additionally, she will complete her first study on cancer research in mice at Marshall University for publication in the spring. She will pursue a master’s degree from the same institution in biomedical science, with emphasis in molecular biology geared toward cancer research.
Ms. Johnson will continue to serve as a role model, encouraging students in her community to follow their educational dreams, as she has done.
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