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August 3, 2015

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Greg Coker has made a career of teaching senior level executives the fundamentals of communication, teamwork, problem-solving, customer service, and conflict resolution.

30 students graduate from Rogers Scholars

Rogers Scholars graduate Lexie Emmert of Monroe County is the recipient of the Doug Reece Memorial Award and will receive a $250 college scholarship to any in-state college or university. Lexie, 16, a student at Monroe County High School, was presented the award at the graduation program for the second and final graduating class of […]

ELI winning team earns EKU scholarship offer

Four graduates of The Center for Rural Development’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) have earned college scholarship offers from Eastern Kentucky University for an innovative new market product that will help keep cell phones germ free. High school students Breece Hayes II, Shawna Holbrook, William “Mason” Miller, and Hunter Davis, members of the winning team The […]

First Class of 2015 Rogers Scholars graduates

Thirty-three high school students from Southern and Eastern Kentucky graduated from the first class of The Center for Rural Development’s 2015 Rogers Scholars program. Allison “Allie” Patrick, 16, a student at Southwestern High School in Pulaski County, was presented the prestigious Doug Reece Memorial Award. She had the highest-scoring application of graduates in her class. Lonnie Lawson, […]

New Microsoft training courses

If you are looking to build your Microsoft Office skills, The Center for Rural Development has the training you need to help accomplish that goal and more. Your Center of Learning training program offers instructor-led courses for beginners and advanced-level computer users in some of the most in-demand Microsoft Office programs. You’ll learn how to master Microsoft Excel, […]

Educators receive Excel training

Thanks to The Center for Rural Development and Partners for Education at Berea College, Lori Duggins of Lancaster is better able to perform her job as an academic specialist at Garrard County High School. “Schools are moving toward being driven by data to make decisions,” Duggins said. “The Microsoft Excel training I received at The […]

Forward in the Fifth AppLE Awards

Forward in the Fifth, a nonprofit education organization that helps to raise educational attainment levels in the Fifth Congressional District, is seeking nominations for the Appalachian Leaders in Education (AppLE) Awards. Now in its fourth year, the AppLE Awards recognize leaders in education, including local parent and student groups, who have made significant contributions to […]

Houseboat Vacation tickets on sale

For the sixth year, Conley Bottom Resort and The Center for Rural Development are partnering for the 2014 Houseboat Vacation Giveaway. The winning ticket will receive a houseboat vacation valued up to $3,500 and a gasoline allowance of $200.

East KY Leadership Conference Draws Record-Breaking Crowd

Congressman Harold Rogers and Governor Steve Beshear joined leaders from Southern and Eastern Kentucky to discuss critical issues important to the region at the 27th annual East Kentucky Leadership Conference. The conference, which brings together leaders from across the region to talk about issues specific to Southern and Eastern Kentucky, drew more than 400 people […]

Malinchak leads by example

More than 100 local business and community leaders got to meet business motivational speaker James Malinchak and learn more about his successful leadership strategies at a free training session at The Center for Rural Development.

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