Breathitt County Skills Inc., represented by Tony Watts (center), is honored as a KCTCS Benefactor by HCTC President
Dr. Steve Greiner and KCTCS President Dr. Michael B. McCall. The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) honored 35 of the state’s leading individuals, businesses, and foundations for their generous philanthropic and voluntary support during the 12th annual President’s Gala and Benefactors’ Awards Dinner. The Breathitt County Skills Inc. has made educational space available to HCTC in Jackson over the years in the historic Jefferson Hotel property which was renovated in 2002 and 2003. Dedicated local officials and business and community leaders on the board secured funding for the Breathitt Skills Center renovation. The board transferred ownership of the facility this year to KCTCS as part of the Lees College Campus of HCTC. Two other HCTC Benefactors honored this year were Dr. Mitchell Wicker and Perry Distributors Inc.
Perry Distributors is the 2011 KCTCS Benefactor Award recipient for their contributions to HCTC.
Dr. Greiner honors Don Fields (center) and Bill Fields for their dedication to education and generous financial support. Don Fields, his family, and their business Perry Distributors have been supporting Hazard Community and Technical College through generous financial contributions for many years. Don has served on the Hazard Independent College Foundation for more than a decade and assisted in fundraising efforts at the College. His son, Billy, who manages the successful distributor firm, is very active in promoting the College and making financial contributions. The Fields’ family contributions include donations for scholarships, the Greater Hazard Area Performing Arts Series, the startup of the University Center of the Mountains and sponsorship of various events. Also honored with 2011 KCTCS awards were Dr. Mitch Wicker, former chair of the Hazard Independent College Foundation, and Tony Watts of the Breathitt County Skills Center.