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Slone presents at KCEA symposium

April 30, 2014

PRESTONSBURG – Greta Heintzelman Slone, associate professor of English at Big Sandy Community and Technical College, presented at the Kentucky Council on Education Abroad (KCEA) symposium on Wednesday, April 16, at Gateway Community and Technical College, in Florence.


Slone, a member of the Global Partnerships and International Study (GPIS) group at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, presented a photo journal from a former student, Jessica Culberston, who did a learning service project at a girls orphanage in India.


“I am always inspired and empowered when I see my students respond to the needs in the world,” said Slone. Culberston, who is currently pursuing a degree in Social Work and Social Justice at Missouri State University, is planning to work in China this winter. “Jessica has tremendous drive, courage and a heart for humanitarianism. She is wonderful example for us all!”


As the head of the Global Initiatives Committee at BSCTC, Slone is working on creating a service learning excursion abroad in the summer of 2015.


KCEA is a state-wide consortium on learning abroad, diversifying curriculum, and providing a globally aware college environment. KCEA includes colleges and universities from across the state.


For more information on KCEA or the global initiative efforts at BSCTC, contact Slone at (606) 886-4763 or email gslone0020@kctcs.edu.