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Super Sunday College Fair

Henderson Community College is partnering with local churches to host a Super Sunday event on Feb. 12 to help families begin planning for college.

Super Sunday is a recruitment initiative specifically targeting African-American students and their families, with information and resources to support college admissions and enrollment. Currently, African-Americans receive about one-sixteenth of the college degrees earned in Kentucky, yet make up 7.5 percent of the state s population. Henderson Community College is committed to increasing the educational attainment of diverse populations. Holding Super Sunday events at local churches is a way to gather religious, community, civic, business and education leaders together to develop partnerships to educate youth, their parents and families about the value of a college degree to individual success.

Rev. Robert Whitlock will deliver the sermon at New Jerusalem Baptist Church beginning at 11 a.m. Dr. Kris Williams, president of HCC, will speak briefly during the worship service. A college fair is scheduled to follow, from approximately 1:30-3 p.m. Those who attend the college fair will receive information on early college planning, admissions, degree programs, financial aid, scholarships and more. All ages are invited to attend, especially students in K-12, their parents and families. New Jerusalem Baptist Church is located at 450 Fagan Street in Henderson, Ky.

Anyone considering attending may choose to attend church and/or the college fair. Prospective students who participate in the college fair can register for door prizes.

At Carr s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, located at 628 West Main St. in Morganfield, Ky., following the 11 a.m. worship service college representatives will be available in the church basement to answer questions and provide materials on HCC. For more information, contact Bill Dixon, HCC Director of Cultural Diversity, or call 270-831-9650.

Super Sunday Hall of Famer

Photo of Michelle ChappellMichelle Chappell graduated from Henderson Community College (HCC) with an Associate of Science degree in Management Information System and Bachelors of Science degree from University of Southern Indiana (USI) in Applied Computer Science. She went on to earn her Masters of Science in Information Systems degree from Morehead State University in December of 2011. Chappell is currently employed at Henderson Community College as an Information Technology Instructor in the Social/Behavioral Sciences and Related Technologies Department.

Michelle credits much of her success to the support of her family, friends and extended family at Henderson Community College and Owensboro Community and Technical College. They have mentored her through her journey and still provide help if she ever has a problem or needs advice. She also acknowledges that education is a key to her success. She was motivated to pursue higher education by her late grandmother, who used to tell her that Education is something no one can take from you; always get as much of it as you can.

She hopes to inspire her students with this philosophy.