Local officials are encouraging residents to continue to show their support in higher education.
Hopkinsville Community College President, Dr. Jim Selbe says investing in a child’s future will pay dividends in the future.
Dr. Selbe says candidates who have a college degree will likely have a better chance landing a job and that having a college degree allows a person to remain competitive in today’s job market.
Dr. Selbe says without the help of the community and generous donations from the public and local organizations, HCC would not be able to provide quality education to those individuals seeking to a college degree.
Dr. Selbe says due to tough economic times, the community college is relying heavily on donorship compared to previous years.
Over the past couple of years, Dr. Selbe says enrollment to the community college has steadily increased and about 216 students received their diplomas, which is a new record for HCC during its 46th commencement ceremony last month.