MCC Honors Local Benefactors

Madisonville Community College President Dr. Judy Rhoads and the Advancement Office are pleased to announce the selection of Muhlenberg County Fiscal Court and Herb and Anne Pritchett of Madisonville/Henderson as benefactors for recognition from the Kentucky Community & Technical College System for 2012. These special friends will join approximately 32 other KCTCS benefactors at the annual President’s Benefactors Gala on Saturday, October 27 at the Louisville Marriott Hotel. Over 600 individuals from across the state are expected to be in attendance. The gala is hosted by KCTCS President Dr. Michael B. McCall and members of the KCTCS Foundation.

In selecting both the Fiscal Court and the Pritchetts for the Benefactors Award, Dr. Rhoads stated that “Herb and Anne have been involved with advocacy for and support of the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts for two decades. Herb (who is long-time owner/operator of Pritchett & Associates of Madisonville, Newburg and Clarksville) was active even before that with the local Community Improvement Foundation. They have also been extraordinarily generous financially through both the Center’s sponsorship program and through proactive estate planning that will address long-term financial concerns associated with local arts programming. Likewise, the Muhlenberg County Fiscal Court has been a major player in the 15-year development of our Muhlenberg County Campus. Today, the P.A. and Pauline Shaver Education Center serves 700 credit students each semester; our partnership with Muhlenberg County cities and on-going work with the Court have made that Campus the success it is today. Judge Newman and individual members of the Court have also shown consistent support for our Schools Counts program in Muhlenberg County.”

Other private supporters that MCC has publically honored over the past seven years include Madisonville’s American Legion Post #6, Chester and Jennifer Thomas of Slaughters, Farmers Bank of Marion, Autoliv North America, First Kentucky Bank of Greenville & Central City, (the late) Mrs. Glema Mahr of Madisonville, US Bank of Madisonville, Ms. Peggy Williams of Greenville, Mrs. Betty Trover of Madisonville, the Hopkins County Fiscal Court, the Madisonville Rotary Club, Dennis and Brenda Kirtley of Central City, the late Dr. Bret and Carolyn Wittmer of Madisonville, and the Hopkins County Tourist and Convention Commission. In 2011, Judge Bill and Dorothy Paxton of Central City and (the late) Jim and Bonita Hatfield of Marion were honored.

Since 1989 MCC advancement efforts have raised over $26 million for educational endeavors, and the college has an endowment and trust base of $10 million, including $5.2 million in permanent scholarship accounts, $2 million designated for arts programming and $1.3 million designated to program endowments that support the Muhlenberg County Campus. The Advancement Office also recently announced establishment of three endowed professorship programs that support the college’s Health Sciences Campus and employee professional development opportunities.