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Homemakers Provide Schools Supplies to Many

Midway College Hires VP of Marketing and Communications

Midway College welcomes Ellen Gregory to its staff in the newly created position of Vice President of Marketing and Communications.


Gregory is a veteran communicator with nearly fifteen years experience in strategic marketing and public relations.  She comes to Midway from Preston-Osborne, a public relations, marketing and research firm in Lexington .


“We’re very happy to have a seasoned professional like Ellen join our team,” said Dr. William B. Drake, Jr., President of Midway College. “Her experience and leadership will help transform our marketing and public relations efforts.  Midway College has unique programs and advantages for all students – from traditional to online and advanced degrees. Hiring Ellen is an important step in making sure that we’re reaching our audience and educating them about the tremendous opportunities here.”


During Gregory’s twelve years at Preston-Osborne, she twice has been honored with the Public Relations Society of America’s Silver Anvil Award, considered the Pulitzer Prize in public relations.


 “It’s a privilege to work with the outstanding faculty and staff at Midway, and I’m looking forward to this new chapter in my life and career,” said Gregory.


Homemakers Provide School Supplies to Many

The Woodford County Homemakers recently worked together to purchase over 2,000 school supplies for needy Woodford County students.  Donations were also gathered from businesses, churches, and the community to coordinate backpacks filled with school supplies for over 400 Woodford County students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade.  The Homemaker clubs estimate the value of the project to be approximately $20,000.  Local 4-H members, the Kiwanis Club, and the district’s Family Resource Center also assisted with the project.


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Preston Interviewed by WTVQ

Versailles student and Kentucky Goodwill Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Dylan Preston was interviewed recently by WTVQ’s noon news anchor Kristi Runyon to draw attention to the Labor Day MDA telethon hosted by Jerry Lewis.  The spot was set to air throughout the holiday weekend.  Pictured are Preston (in wheelchair), Preston’s mother, Sharon Murphy (left), cameraman Chris Woosley, and Runyon.