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OCTC Student Elected to KCTCS Board

Two students were elected by their Student Government Association (SGA) peers to serve on the Kentucky Community and Technical College Systems (KCTCS) Board of Regents and to serve as student body co-presidents. Ellen Braden of Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC) and Montreale Jones of Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) will serve one-year terms on the board and as student body co-presidents. Their terms begin immediately and continue through August 2017.

Braden lives in Owensboro and is pursuing an associate of arts degree at OCTC. She was elected as the colleges 2016-17 SGA president. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and an active community volunteer. Braden partnered with another OCTC student, Lacey Parham to compete in IDEA State U, the statewide entrepreneurial competition. The duo earned first place and continue to work to get their product Hydrosure, into production.

Jones lives in Hopkinsville and is pursuing an associate of science degree at HCC. He was elected as the colleges 2016-17 SGA president. His activities include Phi Theta Kappa, Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS), the National Society of Leadership and Success, Christian County 4-H Co-advisor, and HCCs Minority Student Union.