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saddened

Fairborn, OH

#1 Jan 9, 2011
It is so sad that most of the MCHS graduating class have to attend this community college. It just explains that the students from MCHS do not have the intellect or the training to attend a major university. I want to congradulate all those MCHS students who make it to a state university and have the "balls" to stick with it. The education you receive at PCC will not let you leave the poverty of the mountains. Perhaps if the high school had better teachers and the curriculum did not focus on sports these students could attend a college that would enable them to escape the poverty and the dynasties of the mountains. I just wish that the ball players and cheerleaders knew what little attention will be paid to them when they leave the halls of MCHS. It is so sad!!
school is school

Paintsville, KY

#2 Jan 9, 2011
I graduated from PCC with a 4.0 and high honors, then transferred to Morehead two years ago and will graduate from Morehead this fall. I loved attending PCC because it was cheaper. Why pay more for a class at an expensive University, when I can take the same class for less? A degree is a degree regardless of where it comes from. It will land you a job just the same. The only ones you need to feel bad for, are those who choose not to further their education. I think it's best to try a little something than nothing at all. So if that means people have to attend PCC, then at least they are trying. It's better to try, than to not try at all.
Funny

Salyersville, KY

#3 Jan 9, 2011
congradulate??? I am wondering where "saddened" got their education? LMBO
seriously

Louisa, KY

#4 Jan 9, 2011
saddened wrote:
It is so sad that most of the MCHS graduating class have to attend this community college. It just explains that the students from MCHS do not have the intellect or the training to attend a major university. I want to congradulate all those MCHS students who make it to a state university and have the "balls" to stick with it. The education you receive at PCC will not let you leave the poverty of the mountains. Perhaps if the high school had better teachers and the curriculum did not focus on sports these students could attend a college that would enable them to escape the poverty and the dynasties of the mountains. I just wish that the ball players and cheerleaders knew what little attention will be paid to them when they leave the halls of MCHS. It is so sad!!
So now you are going to get on here and put down someone because they did go to college. This is ridiculous! Why can't you give them praise just for attending college. What difference does it make where it is at. I have attended PCC and MSU both and I can honestly say that I prefer PCC any day. It is cheaper, and the classes are smaller. Maybe you should also consider the fact that maybe the kids work to pay for their school or maybe they want to stay close to their family. You really should think about what you have said. Wouldn't you feel shitty if someone now decided not to go to college just because all they can afford is PCC and now they are afraid they will be put down for that too.
UK Alum

United States

#5 Jan 10, 2011
How ridiculous that you would make negative comments regarding "PCC", I believe it now to be Big Sandy Community and Technical College. BSCTC is a good deal in many ways: low tuition, excellent teacher to student ratio, students can live at home, etc. Some of the most noteworthy professionals in our area attended PCC. On the national level, a great example of why one should begin their college career at BSCTC is Kenny Rice who does sports commentary for the major networks including ESPN and covers the Kentucky Derby each year to an international television and radio audience. He set his goals high early-on at PCC and attained them. He is just one of many who began at PCC. BSCTC is a good "prep school" before one plunges into a major university setting. I would recommend it to anyone coming from any high school in Appalachia. The transition can be overwhelming. I do agree with you in that I would like to see the focus on academics be on par with athletics in our high schools. Maybe contributors on Topix could learn to spell! LOL
saddened

Fairborn, OH

#6 Jan 10, 2011
seriously wrote:
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So now you are going to get on here and put down someone because they did go to college. This is ridiculous! Why can't you give them praise just for attending college. What difference does it make where it is at. I have attended PCC and MSU both and I can honestly say that I prefer PCC any day. It is cheaper, and the classes are smaller. Maybe you should also consider the fact that maybe the kids work to pay for their school or maybe they want to stay close to their family. You really should think about what you have said. Wouldn't you feel shitty if someone now decided not to go to college just because all they can afford is PCC and now they are afraid they will be put down for that too.
I don't think it is a matter of affordability. PCC is easy, on a high school level when compared with Western, Eastern, Kentucky or Morehead. I know that employers look at where you attend college. I did not attend PCC, but with a degree from Morehead, I was not able to otain employment outside of the mountains. The education although better than a MCHS degree is sadly lacking in potential. Cities like Lousiville and Lexington just laugh when these applications are sent. My point is not to "put down" those attending PCC, but instead assigning blame where it should be, on the inadequate preparation that MCHS gives its students.
newp

Georgetown, KY

#7 Jan 10, 2011
saddened wrote:
<quoted text> I don't think it is a matter of affordability. PCC is easy, on a high school level when compared with Western, Eastern, Kentucky or Morehead. I know that employers look at where you attend college. I did not attend PCC, but with a degree from Morehead, I was not able to otain employment outside of the mountains. The education although better than a MCHS degree is sadly lacking in potential. Cities like Lousiville and Lexington just laugh when these applications are sent. My point is not to "put down" those attending PCC, but instead assigning blame where it should be, on the inadequate preparation that MCHS gives its students.
As everyone has basically stated, most students do not choose to go to a comunity college because it is easier. I know plenty of people who graduated and has great paying jobs that any university would offer. MCHS is not as great of a school as those in our surrounding areas, but you cannot blame them if a student doesn't choose to go to "Morehead" for example! People such as myself like Big Sandy, it is conveinent for living at home. While also, getting an education to secure your future.
However, I have a wonderful idea! If you haven't received a teaching degree, perhaps you should. Then you can go apply at MCHS and make it the way YOU feel it should be. That way you cannot hold it responsibile because some students perfer it over a university!
Totally disagree

Paintsville, KY

#8 Jan 11, 2011
saddened wrote:
It is so sad that most of the MCHS graduating class have to attend this community college. It just explains that the students from MCHS do not have the intellect or the training to attend a major university. I want to congradulate all those MCHS students who make it to a state university and have the "balls" to stick with it. The education you receive at PCC will not let you leave the poverty of the mountains. Perhaps if the high school had better teachers and the curriculum did not focus on sports these students could attend a college that would enable them to escape the poverty and the dynasties of the mountains. I just wish that the ball players and cheerleaders knew what little attention will be paid to them when they leave the halls of MCHS. It is so sad!!
Gee...I wish someone had told me this before I went to PCC.....then on to the University of Kentucky where I earned two bachelor's degrees...and I will say that several of my professors at PCC were much better than those I had classes under at UK. By the way, I then went to Morehead State University where I earned three master's degrees over the next 7 years....I guess my PCC days were a waste of time since I was not able to move on to a major university! GET OVER YOURSELF....perhaps the problem lies with you and not the school! I know MANY, MANY people who attended PCC/Big Sandy and are now doctors, lawyers, pharamcists, nurses and engineers....so I do not buy into your argument here.
UK Alum

United States

#9 Jan 11, 2011
I agree wholeheartedly. I had the same experience related to many PCC professors being superior to those at UK. What a great "stepping stone" to a great education! I noticed your Inez ISP-Dr. Lon Lafferty, PCC 1977, and the list goes on and on!
right guy

Salyersville, KY

#10 Jan 11, 2011
I just think it my own opinion that it is not right that the people that get granted scholarships including the valedictorian go to Pcc.Then just bank the money while others that choose to go to a university have to take loans and work to pay their tuition.
saddened

Fairborn, OH

#11 Jan 11, 2011
right guy wrote:
I just think it my own opinion that it is not right that the people that get granted scholarships including the valedictorian go to Pcc.Then just bank the money while others that choose to go to a university have to take loans and work to pay their tuition.
I am in complete agreement with this. The people whom they select for the Robinson's scholar throw away the scholarship money that would help people motivated to get an education. Seriously if you are a valedictorian, why in God's green earth would you go to a community college? You should be able to go anywhere for free and with little brain effort. Maybe some of those valedictorians are not legit?
saddened

Fairborn, OH

#12 Jan 11, 2011
Totally disagree wrote:
<quoted text>Gee...I wish someone had told me this before I went to PCC.....then on to the University of Kentucky where I earned two bachelor's degrees...and I will say that several of my professors at PCC were much better than those I had classes under at UK. By the way, I then went to Morehead State University where I earned three master's degrees over the next 7 years....I guess my PCC days were a waste of time since I was not able to move on to a major university! GET OVER YOURSELF....perhaps the problem lies with you and not the school! I know MANY, MANY people who attended PCC/Big Sandy and are now doctors, lawyers, pharamcists, nurses and engineers....so I do not buy into your argument here.
I sincerely appreciate your input in this situation and I applaud your educational commitment in obtaining those degrees from Morehead State University. I notice that your comments are at Inez, Ky. I am sorry that you did not escape the mountains, the poverty, and the misery.
what

Fairborn, OH

#13 Jan 11, 2011
school is school wrote:
I graduated from PCC with a 4.0 and high honors, then transferred to Morehead two years ago and will graduate from Morehead this fall. I loved attending PCC because it was cheaper. Why pay more for a class at an expensive University, when I can take the same class for less? A degree is a degree regardless of where it comes from. It will land you a job just the same. The only ones you need to feel bad for, are those who choose not to further their education. I think it's best to try a little something than nothing at all. So if that means people have to attend PCC, then at least they are trying. It's better to try, than to not try at all.
I hate to burst your bubble of self-esteem but my old coon dog could graduate from PCC with a 4.0. Are you getting a 4.0 from Morehead? A degree is not a degree in this job market, it matters where you went to college. Do you think someone is going to employ a Morehead graduate over a University of Kentucky graduate? I attend MSU, got a double major, a masters with a 4.0, but was unemployable outside Eastern Ky. I love Morehead and thought it was a good school so I am not putting it down.
what

Fairborn, OH

#14 Jan 11, 2011
Totally disagree wrote:
<quoted text>Gee...I wish someone had told me this before I went to PCC.....then on to the University of Kentucky where I earned two bachelor's degrees...and I will say that several of my professors at PCC were much better than those I had classes under at UK. By the way, I then went to Morehead State University where I earned three master's degrees over the next 7 years....I guess my PCC days were a waste of time since I was not able to move on to a major university! GET OVER YOURSELF....perhaps the problem lies with you and not the school! I know MANY, MANY people who attended PCC/Big Sandy and are now doctors, lawyers, pharamcists, nurses and engineers....so I do not buy into your argument here.
Wow with all those degrees and going from UK to Morehead, all I can wonder is why? Why didn't you go to University of Kentucky from the beginning? Could you not get accepted because of gpa or act scores? Are all these doctors, lawyers, pharmacists, nurses and enigneers praticing in Eastern Kentucky?
what

Fairborn, OH

#15 Jan 11, 2011
newp wrote:
<quoted text>
As everyone has basically stated, most students do not choose to go to a comunity college because it is easier. I know plenty of people who graduated and has great paying jobs that any university would offer. MCHS is not as great of a school as those in our surrounding areas, but you cannot blame them if a student doesn't choose to go to "Morehead" for example! People such as myself like Big Sandy, it is conveinent for living at home. While also, getting an education to secure your future.
However, I have a wonderful idea! If you haven't received a teaching degree, perhaps you should. Then you can go apply at MCHS and make it the way YOU feel it should be. That way you cannot hold it responsibile because some students perfer it over a university!
They don't prefer it lamao, they just can't make it anywhere else.
what

Fairborn, OH

#16 Jan 11, 2011
UK Alum wrote:
How ridiculous that you would make negative comments regarding "PCC", I believe it now to be Big Sandy Community and Technical College. BSCTC is a good deal in many ways: low tuition, excellent teacher to student ratio, students can live at home, etc. Some of the most noteworthy professionals in our area attended PCC. On the national level, a great example of why one should begin their college career at BSCTC is Kenny Rice who does sports commentary for the major networks including ESPN and covers the Kentucky Derby each year to an international television and radio audience. He set his goals high early-on at PCC and attained them. He is just one of many who began at PCC. BSCTC is a good "prep school" before one plunges into a major university setting. I would recommend it to anyone coming from any high school in Appalachia. The transition can be overwhelming. I do agree with you in that I would like to see the focus on academics be on par with athletics in our high schools. Maybe contributors on Topix could learn to spell! LOL
You have just proved my point. Look at the example you used, a sports commentator, wow couldn't you do any better? Is there a famous doctor, a brilliant lawyer, a state senator, a member of the house of representatives, a supreme judge or someone remotely great that you could use as an example?
saddened

Fairborn, OH

#17 Jan 11, 2011
Funny wrote:
congradulate??? I am wondering where "saddened" got their education? LMBO
Not from that poor little community college where most of the students intellectual capacity is the same as their shoe size. BSCT is a training school or a way for the lower students to get an additional high school education that they failed to get in high school.
shame on u

Salyersville, KY

#18 Jan 11, 2011
I'm glad the rest of the world don't think,and put down these kids like you do.at least they are in school.you shouldn't be saddened you should be ashamed..
why for

Georgetown, KY

#19 Jan 11, 2011
what wrote:
<quoted text> They don't prefer it lamao, they just can't make it anywhere else.
That was a dumb comment...where are you going to college at? Or where did you graduate from?
why for

Georgetown, KY

#20 Jan 11, 2011
what wrote:
<quoted text> You have just proved my point. Look at the example you used, a sports commentator, wow couldn't you do any better? Is there a famous doctor, a brilliant lawyer, a state senator, a member of the house of representatives, a supreme judge or someone remotely great that you could use as an example?
Until YOU can become a person who does one of these for a living, I would just say nothing at all! Are you a famous doctor, lawyer, state senator, or someone in the justice system? If not...where did you go to college?! Better transfer if ya cant make it in the big leagues huh?
Besides, not everyone has those ambitions! Not because they may not have the smarts either!

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