African-American Students Honored at AASE Awards

Mar 30, 2018

Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Black Affairs Advocacy Committee honored 30 students for their outstanding achievements at the 37th annual African-American Students of Excellence (AASE) Awards program. The AASE Awards recognize African-American students who have completed at least 30 credit hours while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. 

“As the most diverse college in Kentucky, we take great pride in helping more underrepresented minorities reach their goals than any other higher education institution in the state,” said Professor Chip Thomas, Black Affairs Advocacy Committee chair.

Jefferson President Dr. Ty J. Handy joined Kentucky Senator Reginald Thomas in congratulating the students, as well as their families, for being awarded this honor.  Four-year transfer, technical, traditional and non-traditional students all received recognition.  “The support I have received from my professors and my classmates motivated me to excel in my studies and look forward to a brighter future,” Mohamed A. Mohamed, AASE award recipient, said. “I am very humbled to receive this amazing award.”

The Black Affairs Advocacy Committee at Jefferson serves as a resource to assist in addressing the needs of African-American students, faculty and staff. The specific duties of the committee include improving scholastic opportunities, assisting in recruitment of African-American students, as well as developing and planning programs that enhance diversity efforts throughout the college.