Hopkinsville Community College

The Game Changers Initiative: Hometown Heroes, “Every Hero Has a Story”

Middle and High Schoolers, you don’t want to miss this event. Come learn what it takes to become a “Game Changer” from our Hometown Heroes!

The GAME CHANGERS INITIATIVE provides mentoring, skills development, leadership, goal-setting, education & workforce preparedness, professional development, networking and life leadership skills to middle school, high school, and community college students. They are launching the Inaugural Kickoff Event on Saturday, May 11th from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM at the Hopkinsville Community College Auditorium Lecture Hall.

DR. JAMES CALLEROZ WHITE, currently the Head of School at The Galloway School, a JK-12, co-ed, day school with 750 students in Atlanta, GA, will be our Keynote Speaker. Born and raised in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Dr. Calleroz White graduated from University Heights Academy where he was a stand-out star basketball player. Dr. Calleroz White went on to attend Harvard University where he earned a B.A. in Government in 1995 and a M.Ed. in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy in 2001. He also earned his Ed. D. In Educational Leadership, Teaching, and Administration from Arizona State University in 2012.

The event will also feature other Hometown Heroes, interactive workshops and networking.

53rd Hopkinsville Community College Commencement Ceremony

Hopkinsville Community College’s 53rd Commencement Ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday evening, May 10 at the James E. Bruce Conference and Convention Center located at 303 Conference Center Drive in Hopkinsville.

This year’s commencement speaker will be Colonel Joseph Kuchan, Garrison Commander at Fort Campbell. Various academic award winners will be recognized along with the announcement of HCC’s Spirit Cup winner.

The ceremony will be streamed live online. (Link to be posted at a later date.

Students should visit the HCC bookstore to purchase caps & gowns for the ceremony.

Hopkinsville Community College Spring Fest

Visit the campus of Hopkinsville Community College on Friday, April 26th from 4 to 7:30 p.m. for the College’s 2nd annual Spring Fest! This event is free and open to the public. There will be carnival games and activities all around our Hopkinsville Campus.

• Hot dogs – first 1,500 visitors
• Games and activities
• Photo booth
• Meet HCC’s Mascot, Pathfinder
• HCC admissions, financial aid, and programs info
• Community partner booths
• Music DJ
• Candy and prizes
• Face painting
• Snow cones
• Magicians and balloon artists
• Arts & crafts
• Much, much more…

Absolutely Free • Held Rain or Shine • Don’t Miss This Event

Women’s History Month Speaker (Cultural Diversity Lecture Series)

“Gender and War Memory in Putin’s Russia” – Monday, March 25th at 12:00 p.m. on AUD Stage

Russian war memory is central to how the contemporary Russian state under Vladimir Putin defines citizenship, promotes nationalism, legitimates militarism, and constructs gender hierarchies. For the most part, gendered aspects of war commemoration in Russia today uphold traditional gender roles and reinforce the preeminence of soldierly masculinity. War memory mobilizes both men and women not only to participate in wars but to defend the nation in peacetime and to raise the next generation of soldiers. This talk focuses primarily on the memory of the First and Second World Wars in Russia.

Presented by: Dr. Karen Petrone, University of Kentucky

Biography: Ph.D., Michigan, Professor and Department Chair- Gender and Women’s Studies History and Jewish Studies

Research Interests: Russian and Soviet history; gender history; cultural history; war and memory

Youth Art Month Reception

Youth Art Month is an annual part of the smARTS program where we ask all area schools’ art teachers to submit a selection of their students’ best work. Arts education is important and we love to support our community’s budding artists and the great teachers who help them discover their passions and abilities.

Artwork in this exhibit will be displayed throughout the month of March. This year’s reception will take place on Thursday, March 7th at 5 PM where all of the participants will be honored.

The Soundtrack of the Lives of Vietnam Soldiers

Hosted by Dan Wilkinson at the Community College Library

War time has always been represented by music and songs that
express support or ambivalence towards the altercation. In the
U.S., music has played a part in the wars at home and abroad.
Music seems to lend support to the national cause of the U.S. up until the Vietnam War. Public support of the government began shifting and protest groups arose apposing the war because of atrocities that came to light. Join Dan Wilkerson as he explores the music of the era.

League of Women Voters Education Forum

Education Forum: Visions for the Future – Christian County Public High Schools

Presenters include: Mary Ann Gemmill, CCPS Superintendent | Ross Tarrant, Inc., Lexington, KY | Jessica Darnell, CCPS Chief Financial Officer | Chris Bentzel, CCHS Principal | Dr. John Gunn, HHS Principal | Brad Hawkins, CCPS Facilities Director

Hopkinsville-Christian County League of Women Voters is hosting this forum to inform the public about the facility needs for the 2 high schools. There will be time allotted to share written comments and questions provided by the community regarding local high school facilities. Comments and questions may be submitted at the Forum or prior to the event by emailing [email protected] , or posting on the League’s Facebook page, or mailing to League of Women Voters, PO Box 495, Hopkinsville, KY  42241.