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Bryant named Talent Search associate director

Bryant-M.jpgMorehead State University’s Talent Search Program has named Summer Fawn Bryant as associate director.

“We are excited that Summer Bryant has accepted the position of associate director for Morehead State University’s Talent Search Program. Summer brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position. Her professionalism and expertise will assist us in providing exceptional services to our Talent Search students,” said Sharon Williams, program director.

Bryant attended Morehead State University and earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. This fall will mark her 10th year of service with MSU, having spent the past eight years as the TRiO academic coordinator for educational talent search. She is a member of the Kentucky Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (KAEOPP) and serves on the board of the Southern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (SAEOPP).

A native of Elkhorn City, she resides in Morehead with her husband, Benji and their son, Myles.

“I have had a long relationship with TRiO and am thrilled with the opportunity to continue my passion for empowering TRiO students,” said Bryant.

MSU’s Talent Search is a program to encourage students to develop academic skills to assure their success in post-secondary education. The program works with more than 1,600 middle and high school students in grades 6 through 12 within an 11-county area. The counties include: Bath, Carter, Elliott, Greenup, Johnson, Lewis, Magoffin, Menifee, Morgan, Powell and Rowan.

Those who participate in the program receive services in four major program areas: academic counseling, career counseling, financial counseling and personal counseling to ensure graduation from high school and successful placement in the postsecondary institution of their choice.

Additional information is available by calling Williams at 606-783-5487 or visit

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