BCTC, Campbellsville hopes to fill educational void 

Published 2:05 pm Monday, March 26, 2018

Two nearby colleges have quickly stepped in and are offering to help fill a void in students’ academic careers after Danville’s Eastern Kentucky University campus closes in May.

Officials from Campbellsville University’s Harrodsburg campus and Bluegrass Community Technical College in Danville both reached out to EKU staff and students on Friday, just one day after EKU made the announcement to leave Danville.

Erin Tipton, BCTC campus director, said EKU has been a wonderful education partner in the area.

Email newsletter signup

In an email, she said, “Despite the fact that BCTC, like all higher education, is facing financial challenges, we look forward to working with our partners at EKU to assist students.” 

She said current EKU students at the Danville campus are encouraged to contact their student development specialist, Dawn Smith, to discuss educational options, at ((859) 246.6830 or email dawn.smith@kctcs.edu

Wesley Carter, executive director of Campbellsville University Outreach, said a representative visited the campus Friday to let EKU students know about a $2,000 scholarship for those who transfer to CU’s Harrodsburg campus by May 1, he said. 

Wesley said he thought CU was a good alternative for students who don’t want to complete their degrees online but want to go to school locally, and still have face to face contact with their instructors.

Visit campbellsville.edu/ekudanville or contact Wesley Carter at (270) 849-7575 to find out more.