Madisonville Community College s President Dr. Judy Rhoads and the Advancement Office are pleased to announce that Judge Bill and Dorothy Paxton of Central City and Bonita and (the late) Jim Hatfield of Marion have been selected as benefactors for recognition from the Kentucky Community amp; Technical College System for 2011. These two special families will join approximately 30 other guests of KCTCS at the annual KCTCS Benefactors Gala on Saturday, November 19th, at the Hyatt Regency Lexington. 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 the Hatfields and Paxtons for the benefactor award, Dr. Rhoads stated that "Bill, Dorothy, Bonita, and Jim have all four provided invaluable leadership and advocacy in Crittenden and Muhlenberg Counties over the past 10-15 years. Plus, both families have been extremely generous financially with scholarship priorities in their respective counties, and the Paxtons have also been active patrons of the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts and worked very hard during our Partners in Progress effort. When you take into consideration that both Judge Paxton and Bonita (Hatfield) have served multiple terms on the college s Board of Directors including terms as Board Chairs then everyone at the college, including members of the Madisonville College Foundation, thought that this was the perfect opportunity to say thank you. I am especially grateful to be able to recognize Jim Hatfield s service to Crittenden County to all friends of KCTCS. He and Bonita both worked hard to help establish the Crittenden County Endowment for Excellence."
Other private supporters that MCC has honored over the past seven years include Madisonville s American Legion Post #6, Joe Ben Tucker of Central City, Steve amp; Laurie Cox of Madisonville, Chester and Jennifer Thomas of Slaughters, Farmers Bank of Marion, First Kentucky Bank of Greenville amp; 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, and the Madisonville Rotary Club. During the 2010 Gala, the college recognized the good works of Central City s Dennis and Brenda Kirtley, Dr. Bret and Dr. Carolyn Wittmer of Madisonville, and the Hopkins County Tourist and Convention Commission.
Since 1989 MCC development efforts have raised over $24 million for educational endeavors, and the college has an endowment and trust base of $9.6 million, including $5 million in permanent scholarship accounts and $1.9 million designated for arts programming