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WKCTC Thanks Donors for 2017 Contributions

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WKCTC Thanks Donors for 2017 Contributions

LACENTER - Greg Godby, owner of Greg's Market in LaCenter and his family were among the nearly 100 donors recognized at WKCTC over the weekend. The family started a scholarship fund in memory of Kim Godby. February 2 marked the one year anniversary of the death Greg's wife. Kim. Godby is proud of the scholarship established in her honor that will help students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. He said a donor recognition reception held at college Tuesday was special for him and his family. "This (scholarship) is something to pass on...to make a difference," Godby said. "It was one of her last wishes to do this. It's very powerful."

The Greg Godby & Family, Kim Godby Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a female, nontraditional WKCTC student returning to school after raising a family. Kim's daughter Megan who attended the reception with her father said the scholarship is a way to keep her mother's memory alive and to help someone else.

Nearly 100 donors, WKCTC students, faculty and staff were on hand during the reception to honor the college's 2017 donors who have helped make a positive difference in the lives of WKCTC students. College officials had the chance to thank their supporters and donors had the opportunity to meet and mingle with students.

"We want to thank you tonight for sharing good fortune with Paducah and West Kentucky Community and Technical College," said Lee Emmons, WKCTC vice president for institutional advancement and executive director of Paducah Junior College, Inc., the charitable foundation of the college.

The reference to good fortune, and a theme of the evening, was based on a quote from Paducah philanthropist and long-time college supporter and friend, Bill Schroeder who passed away in May 2017. He had said, "Unshared good fortune leaves one empty."

For more information about WKCTC scholarships visit westkentucky.kctcs.edu.

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