On Tuesday, July 18, Big Sandy Community and Technical College held community forums for their presidential candidates. At the 7:30am forum, Dr. Clifton Elliot spoke about his career experience and answered questions from the audience. A 28-year veteran of the education system, Dr. Elliot found similarities between eastern Kentucky and his native region of South Carolina. A community forum for Dr. Brian Van Horn will be Wednesday, July 19 at 7:30am in the Gearheart Auditorium.
At the 8:45am forum, Dr. Sherry Zylka discussed her time working with the community college system in Detroit. While giving examples on the importance of community colleges in the workforce, she added that it serves even more of a purpose in some communities.