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On Saturday, November 19, U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) received the “KCTCS President’s Medallion for Distinguished Service,” by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) during the organization’s 12th Annual President’s Gala and Benefactors Awards Dinner. 

Each year, the event provides an opportunity for KCTCS to honor a select few Kentuckians who support the mission and objectives of KCTCS. In recognition of his success in serving and leading Kentucky’s fifth congressional district, KCTCS founding President Michael B. McCall presented Congressman Rogers with the award at a program in Lexington.

“I’m truly honored to receive this medallion and stand alongside the fine network of community colleges that span our Commonwealth,” said Rogers. “I’ve been proud to work with President McCall, local, southern and eastern Kentucky KCTCS faculty, and others in creating real educational and job-training opportunities. KCTCS leads our state in creating tomorrow’s workforce particularly in healthcare, aviation, technology, and emerging science fields, and I look forward to continuing to partner together.”

“The Kentucky Community and Technical College System would not be the premier system it is today without the unwavering support of Chairman Hal Rogers,” stated KCTCS President McCall. “Since our inception in 1998 he has been one of our strongest allies and supporters. His commitment to bringing jobs, better education and greater opportunities to the hardworking families who live in his district parallels the mission of our organization so it is only fitting we award him the KCTCS President’s Medallion for Distinguished Service.”

Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information visit