WKCTC's Study Abroad Program Holiday Poinsettia Sale

Community Asked to Help Make Study Abroad Trip Possible for Students

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PADUCAH, KY (11/16/2017) West Kentucky Community and Technical College students are selling holiday poinsettias to help pay for their educational study abroad trip to Austria, Germany and Switzerland in May.

"This is an annual fundraiser to help our students have the opportunity to study abroad and make life-long memories," said Pat Blaine, trip tour leader and WKCTC education professor. "We are asking the community to help make this trip possible for students who might not otherwise be able to go. Plus, this is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to brighten their homes for the holidays with beautiful poinsettias."

Poinsettias can be ordered in a variety of sizes and colors, including new this year, a Christmas Cactus and a Mumsettia (a cross between a red poinsettia and a mum). Prices range from $13 to $25. Contact Pat Blaine for a full list of poinsettias available for purchase.

Order by December 1. Orders delivered to WKCTC's Haws Gymnasium December 6. All proceeds will benefit WKCTC students.

To place order, contact Pat Blaine at pat.blaine@kctcs.edu or (270) 534-3207. Check should be made out to PJC, Inc., P.O. Box 7380, Paducah, Kentucky 42002-7380. Mail checks to Pat Blaine, 4810 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah, Kentucky 42001.

The Austria, Germany and Switzerland trip is also open to community members. Anyone interested can contact Blaine for more information. Trip details, itinerary and early registration can be found at patblaine.grouptoursite.com.

Registration for spring classes at WKCTC is currently underway. Call 1-(855) GO-WKCTC or visit westkentucky.kctcs.edu for class offerings. Spring classes begin January 8.


West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) has been recognized as an Aspen Prize Top 10 Community College each of the four times the Prize has been awarded by the Aspen Institute and has twice been named a Finalist with Distinction for providing students with strong job training and continuing higher education opportunity, for achieving high completion and transfer rates, and for providing strong employment results for its graduates.