JCTC recognizes Arla Foundations role in launching Bullitt campus

On Friday, June 17 Jefferson Community amp; Technical College recognized the Arla Foundation for its integral support in establishing the Bullitt County Campus.

The Arla Foundation, created by Dr. Mohana Arla, was instrumental in working with JCTC and the Kentucky Community amp; Technical College System to bring higher education to Bullitt County.

The Foundation, with the support of numerous community partners, contributed equipment, furniture, and building renovations to the leased facility being used by the campus. These contributions are valued at $529,977.

Friday s program included the unveiling of a plaque recognizing the Foundation s critical contributions.

Founded in 2007, the Bullitt County Campus, 505 Buffalo Run Road, continues to grow and offers a wide range of classes that lead to Associate in Arts and Associate in Sciences degrees. Enrollment at the campus has grown 244 percent since the opening semester.

Each day since opening that first class in Bullitt County, the lives of the students who attend here have been transformed, said Dr. Diane Calhoun-French, JCTC Provost and Vice President. Some have taken that first nervous step into higher education, others have boldly jumped right in, taking advantage of the campus s convenience.

Jefferson Community amp; Technical College is a comprehensive college offering associate degrees, diplomas and certificates in more than 70 academic and technical programs.

Enrolling more than 15,000 students, Jefferson has campuses in Bullitt County, Carrollton, Downtown Louisville, Southwest Jefferson County and Shelby County, and an extensive eLearning program.