OCTC Scholarship in Honor of Leonard Schroader

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OWENSBORO, KY (10/02/2017) The Owensboro Community & Technical College Foundation, Inc. has a new scholarship named in honor of Leonard Schroader. Leonard Schroader was the ultimate servant leader, and the 2009 recipient of the OCTC New Horizons award, honoring exemplary service of employees. OCTC was his second career and his easy-going manner, tireless work ethic and "can do" attitude drew employees and students to him. His family honored his memory by establishing this scholarship in his name. The scholarship will fund textbooks required to successfully participate in and complete any approved OCTC course of study.

In addition to being Leonard's daughter Sonya Southard is the Manager of the OCTC Bookstore "Dad appreciated the value of all the programs at the college so we wanted to do something that would be applicable for all students. Books seemed like a perfect fit and it allows me to keep connected to scholarship as well."

"Leonard is a legend at OCTC and we are humbled that his family chose to memorialize him in this way. Even mentioning his name will still bring a smile to people's faces" added Scott Williams, OCTC President.

For more information, to contribute, or establish a legacy fund, please contact Mike Rodgers at 270.686.4503 or send a donation to the OCTC Foundation, Inc. at 4800 New Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303.


Owensboro Community & Technical College is one of the sixteen community and technical colleges that make up the Kentucky Community & Technical College System. OCTC serves the KY counties of Daviess, Hancock, Ohio and McLean. OCTC has three campuses in Daviess County and a Center and Annex in Hancock County. OCTC strives to serve the communities in the service area by providing associate degree education for transfer, state of the art technical education for students focusing on entering the workforce, customized business and industry solutions through the Workforce Solutions division, and adult education and business and industry testing through the SkillTrain unit.


The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is the Commonwealth's largest postsecondary institution with 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses. We also are Kentucky's largest provider of workforce training and online education. Through partnerships with business and industry, we align our programs to meet the needs of local employers. We help students fulfill their dreams of creating a better life through programs that lead directly to jobs or help them transfer to one of our four-year partners.

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