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MSU’s Eagle Scholars program hosts training

Morehead State University’s Eagle Scholars program held its summer faculty meeting Wednesday, June 13, with nearly 60 high school teachers expected to participate in the 2018-19 school year. More than 60 high schools and area technology centers will offer MSU dual credit classes this fall with more than 3,000 high school students participating in the program.

The Eagle Scholars program is designed to enhance student learning and to add additional academic rigor for its high school partners. The ability for students to maximize their high school experience, especially the senior year by taking college classes is a great benefit. Students are able to complete some general education courses and gain knowledge about what it takes to be successful in a college class. Research shows that students who participate in dual credit programs have a higher college GPA are more likely to complete their sophomore year and graduate from college on time versus students who do not take dual credit courses.

The Eagle Scholars program also allows MSU to identify the best high school teachers and have them attached to our academic departments. The teachers must meet certain benchmark qualifications to become adjunct instructors. The program essentially allows MSU classes to be taught at local high schools by local teachers.

Among those attending and the schools they represented were: Laura Hackney, Karen Scalf, Ashland; Courtney Gebbon, Ballard; Kim Halsey, Rachelle Thompson, John Ramey, Ballard; Shelly LeMaster, Cindy Worthington, Boyd County; Anita Montgomery, Bullitt Central; Zack Hardin, Carter G. Woodson; Amy Halbert, Sonya Slone, Floyd Central; David Wilkerson, Greenup County; Melissa Shearer, Linda Garrett, Henry County; Pam Puryear, Mary Adams, Lawrence County; Latissa Higgins, Locust Trace; Austin Maples, Krystal Howard, Willie Carver, Montgomery County; Lori Keeton, Morgan County; Jason McCord, Powell County; Barbara Lewis, Phelps; Mary Johnson, Angela Hensley, Raceland; Stephen Cyrus, Rowan County; Carol Stevens, Vanessa Stevens, Phillip Traina, Catherine Del Valle, Russell; Carol Rosensteel, Sheldon Clark; Tamara Cady, Simon Kenton; Linda Thompson, West Carter; Stephanie Maynard, Woodford County; and Dan Combs, Wolfe County.

School systems taking part are Bath, Boyd, Breathitt, Bullitt, Carter, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd, Jefferson, Jessamine, Johnson, Kenton, Lawrence, Lewis, Martin, Mason, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Oldham, Pike, Powell, Robertson, Rowan, Shelby, Wolfe and Woodford counties; as well as Ashland Blazer, Jackson, Lexington Christian, Raceland, Russell and St. Patrick’s independents.

Additional information is available by calling Joel Pace, director, at 606-783-2995 or you can apply at