Morehead State University celebrated a decade of service, continued growth and success in the community as it marked the 10th anniversary of its regional campus in Mt. Sterling Thursday night.
More than 200 people attended the event at the Clay Community Center.
“Morehead State University at Mt. Sterling is a living tribute to the vision that many had for this community, their abiding, personal commitment to education, and their belief that virtually anything can be accomplished when good folks work together for the greater good. Many of these folks are here to help us celebrate this 10th anniversary milestone,” said Wayne D. Andrews, MSU president.
“We are here to celebrate what the students, employees and community members have accomplished during the past 10 years. It’s actually quite amazing that we’ve come this far and I look forward to seeing what the next 10 years has in store.”
The event included a reception, dinner and program honoring the faculty, staff, students and community leaders that contributed to this campus during the past 10 years while highlighting how MSU at Mt. Sterling has served the county and its surrounding communities.
“This campus is a true partnership among all sectors of the community providing not only educational opportunities but also working in conjunction with community leaders to improve the quality of life offered to all citizens,” said Dr. Janet Kenney, regional campus director.
“MSU Mt. Sterling and the Clay Community Center provide a focal point for community interaction. Graduates of our programs in Nursing and Social Work provide additional services to the area to improve quality of life. Since the average age of our students is 28, they are already involved members of their communities. Helping them improve their own career outlook helps the community as a whole.”
Dr. Kenney was named director in July 2003.
MSU has been offering classes in Montgomery County for more than 35 years. The Mt. Sterling campus also serves Bath, Bourbon, Clark, Menifee, Nicholas and Powell counties.
Enrollment has grown from 71 students in 2000 to 455 students on site this fall. The campus also works with students taking classes online.
Established in 2003, the $5.5 million Clay Community Center was the culmination of the efforts of business and industry leaders who came together to form Montgomery Community Development for the purpose of enhancing the community’s opportunities. Montgomery Community Development worked closed with the school system and legislators.
Chief photographer Tim Holbrook recapped Thursday’s event in a photo gallery.
Additional information is available by calling Dr. Kenney at 859-499-0780.