Success Stories

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Charles Turner Jr.

Charles Turner Jr.

"KCAC most certainly gave me a jump start to my college career. The adviser at KCAC was very encouraging. Her words were very supportive, and I think that just hearing that from somebody who didn’t know me stayed with me throughout my course of studies."

Charles Turner Jr. has earned his Ph.D. The KentuckianaWorks College Access Center helped him with financial aid forms and other assistance for attending college throughout his college career.

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Alan Jimenez

Alan Jimenez

"I would definitely recommend KentuckianaWorks College Access Center. They can help you if you're lost and don't have any idea how to start college. They can help
with filling out forms and finding financial aid. They're the best option for help to go back to college."

Alan Jimenez, a student at the University of Louisville's Speed School of Engineering. The KentuckianaWorks College Access Center provides free educational, financial aid and career counseling to help people enroll in college.

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Dearl Hampton

Dearl D. Hampton

"KCAC has been a part of my support network for the past six years. The staff there is just wonderful - from the administrative assistant at the front desk all the way back to the counselors. They encouraged me the whole way through school, they really did."

Dearl Hampton is working on his Master's Degree in Social Work at Spalding University. The KentuckianaWorks College Access Center staff has helped him with career selection, scholarship searches, and encouragement throughout his college years.

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Eric Medley

Eric Medley

"The burdens of student loans are not as large because of KCAC's help. They helped me secure my money to go to school."

Eric Medley graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance. He was accepted into the Master of Business Arts in Entrepreneurship program at Spalding University.

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Michael Dee Hiser


"My KCAC counselor helped me stay on track, constantly. He would see me in the halls and say, "Hey, how are you doing? How are your classes?" He'd hold me accountable. So I stayed at 4.0, on the Dean's List, and got a President's Scholarship."

Michael Dee Hiser came to KCAC in 2006 for assistance with finding a way to finance his education. He earned an Associate Degree at Jefferson Community and Technical College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Campbellsville University, and is now working on his Master's Degree in Counseling.

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Myra Woodard

Myra Woodard

"I think it’s very important that we find people who believe in us even when we don’t believe in ourselves. And, I think that was the one thing that helped me because people at KCAC believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself."

Myra Woodard received a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work, with Honors,from Spalding University. She currently works as a case manager, helping homeless women, and is enrolling in the Master's Degree program at Spalding.

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Tracy Darden

 

Tracy Darden

"I don't know what I would be doing if I hadn't heard about KCAC. But, I thank them for their service because they have helped so many people. Now my 26-year-old daughter is going there for assistance."

Tracy Darden earned an Associate Degree at Jefferson Community and Technical College, and Bachelor of Arts Degree at Lindsey Wilson College. She's now working on a Master's Degree in professional counseling with a minor in Social Work. She would like to operate a group home for troubled teenage girls coming out of the foster care system.

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