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HCTC students visit the state capitol, pictured from left to right are, Sonya Fields, Will Padgett and Tiffany Qunilan (photo submitted)
HCTC students visit the state capitol, pictured from left to right are, Sonya Fields, Will Padgett and Tiffany Qunilan (photo submitted)
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HAZARD-Several students from Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) traveled to Frankfort on March 19 as part of the leadership training associated with the student ambassadors program.


The students had the opportunity to meet with Representative Fitz Steel and Senator Brandon Smith while in the capitol as well as viewing an active Senate session.


Dr. Stephen Greiner, president of HCTC traveled with the students to Frankfort.


Greiner said, “We have the student ambassador’s organization here and the purpose of student ambassadors in multi-fold. They are involved in campus and community service but in addition it’s an opportunity to develop some leadership training.”


It gives them an opportunity to not only visit state government but to visit individually with state government legislatures that represent all seven of our counties. It also affords the students an opportunity to talk with the elected officials individually about matters of concern that they have in the county or matters of interest they may have, Greiner went on to say.


Greiner said that the college intended to make this trip with the students an annual event.


“We’ve only had the ambassadors for two years and we’ve done this for two years, and we intend to continue to do this because one of the things that we find is that several of our ambassadors have never visited the state capitol” Greiner said.


The students that traveled to Frankfort were Tiffany Quinlan, Will Padgett and Sonya Fields.


Gwendolyn Holliday can be reached at 606-436-5771, or on Twitter @HazardHerald


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