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Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Mission Statement/Status of Accreditation

Big Sandy Community and Technical College provides accessible quality educational opportunities for student success, promotes economic growth, and enhances the quality of life of its constituents. 


Big Sandy Community and Technical College, a member of the Kentucky Community & Technical College System, is a public associate degree granting institution serving Eastern Kentucky.


Big Sandy Community and Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree. Questions about the accreditation of Big Sandy Community and Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (www.sacscoc.org).

Academic Programs

Transfer Curricula

  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Science

Occupational/Technical Curricula

Occupational/Technical Curricula: The program listing represents broad groups of instructional programs offered by the college. Individual certificate (C), diploma (D), and Associate in Applied Science (A) degree curricula in each group are noted by C, D, and A in parenthesis.

  • Administrative Office Technology (C, D)
  • Agriculture (C)
  • Air Conditioning Technology (C, D, A)
  • Applied Engineering Technology (C)
  • Auto Body/Collision Repair Technology (C, D)
  • Automotive Technology (C, A)
  • Broadband Technology (C, A)
  • Business Administration (C, D, A)
  • Business Communications (C)
  • Business Foundations (C)
  • Civil Engineering Technology (C, D, A)
  • Community Health Worker (C)
  • Computer Aided Drafting and Design (C, D, A)
  • Computer and Information Technologies (C, A)
  • Computerized Manufacturing and Machining (C, D, A)
  • Construction Technology (C, D)
  • Criminal Justice (C, A)
  • Culinary Arts (C, D)
  • Cybersecurity (C, A)
  • Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene (C, D, A)
  • Diesel Technology (C, D)
  • Digital Printing Technology (C)
  • Education (C, A)
  • Electrical Technology (C, D, A)
  • Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic (C)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (C)
  • Energy Technologies (C)
  • Engineering and Electronics Technology (C, D, A)
  • Fire Science Technology (C, D, A)
  • General Occupational/Technical Studies (A)
  • Health Science Technology (A)
  • Human Services (C, A)
  • Industrial Maintenance Technology (C, D, A)
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (C)
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology (C)
  • Masonry (C, D)
  • Medical Information Technology (C, D, A)
  • Mining Technology (C, A)
  • Nursing (A)
  • Nursing – Academic/Career Mobility (A,D)
  • Nursing Assistant –Advanced (C)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)
  • Practical Nursing (C, D)
  • Plumbing (C)
  • Respiratory Care (C, A)
  • Surgical Technology (D, A)
  • Truck Driver Training (C)
  • Visual Communication
    • Design and Technology (C, D, A)
    • Multimedia (C)
  • Welding Technology (C, D, A)

Contact Information

Prestonsburg Campus
1 Bert T. Combs Drive
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
(606) 886-3863
bigsandy.kctcs.edu

Pikeville Campus
120 South Riverfill Drive
Pikeville, KY 41501
(606) 218-2060
bigsandy.kctcs.edu

Mayo Campus
513 Third Street
Paintsville, KY 41240
(606) 789-5321
bigsandy.kctcs.edu

Hager Hill Campus
150 Industrial Park Road
Hager Hill, KY 41222
(606) 789-5321
bigsandy.kctcs.edu

General Information

606-886-3863 or 1-888-641-4132
(Toll free – outside of Floyd, Johnson & Pike counties)

Office Phone number
Academic Center for Excellence (606) 889-4834
Academic Services (Program Information) (606) 889-4794
Admissions & Records Office (606) 886-3863 Option 2
Adult Education (606) 788-2887
Advising Center (606) 889-4775
Business Services 1-855-G0-BSCTC (1-855-462-7282)
Career Education & Workforce Development (606) 218-1276
Disability Services (606) 886-7391
Financial Aid 1-855-GO-BSCTC (1-855-462-7282)
Library (606) 889-4834
President’s Office (606) 886-7332
Public Relations (606) 889-4734
Registrar (606) 889-4827
Security (606) 886-7335
Student Services (606) 886-7364
Website (606) 886-7395

Administration

Position Name Phone Number
Interim President Dr. Telly Sellars (606) 886-7332
Provost/Chief Academic Officer Dr. Denise King (606) 889-4794
Chief Financial Officer Michelle Meek (606) 886-7336
Chief Human Resources Officer Jackie B. Cecil (606) 889-4724
Chief Student Affairs Officer Jimmy Wright (606) 886-7347
Dean of Strategic Initiatives Myra Elliott (606) 889- 4715
Director of Community Education & Workforce Development Rachelle Burchett (606) 788-2863
Director of External Education Programs Joyce Wilcox (606) 788-2802
Director of Enrollment Management John Yancey (606) 889-4808
Director of East KY Science Ctr and Planetarium Chrysta Ghent (606) 889-4809
Director of Financial Aid Cathy Hurd-Crank 1-855-GO-BSCTC
Director of Grants Development Connie Estep (606) 789-4739
Director of Information Technology Casey Music (606) 788-2809
Director of Institutional Effectiveness Denise Atkinson (606) 886-7342
Director of Library Services Judy Howell (606) 889-4750
Director of Performing Arts/Executive Director of the Mountain Arts Center Joe Campbell (606) 889-9125
Director of Facilities/Safety & Security Randall Haney (606) 788-2817
Director of Strategic Communications Greta Slone (606) 889-4734

Faculty

This page reflects faculty names and their degree/credential as of July 1, 2022.  This information is updated annually.

Adam, Kelly J, Professor, MS, Southern Connecticut State University, 1993
Allen, Collista, Professor, MSN, University of Phoenix, 2013
Bailey, Leslie M, Associate  Professor, MA, Morehead State University, 2010
Baldridge, Harold, Associate  Professor, BS, University of Kentucky, 1968
Ball, Tammy, Professor, MSSW, University of Louisville, 1996
Bell, Daniel E, Professor, MA, Northern Illinois University, 1986
Bennin, Hope E, Professor, MA, University of Wisconsin, 1987
Borders, Sharon, Instructor, AAS, Prestonsburg Community College, 1994
Briggs, Angela D, Instructor, BS, Western Kentucky University, 2019
Brooks, Michael Aaron, Associate Professor, AAS, Big Sandy Community & Technical College, 2017
Carroll, Charlene, Associate  Professor, MSN, University of Kentucky, 1996
Cole, Elizabeth M, Professor, MA, University of Iowa, 1989
Compton, Joseph L, Professor, BS, Morehead State University, 2013
Conn, Stephania, Associate  Professor, MAE, Western Kentucky University, 2016
Connors, Kimberly, Instructor, MSN, Walden University, 2017
Daniels, Josh K, Instructor, BS, Murray State University, 2005
Davis, Brandie L, Assistant Professor, MA, Eastern Kentucky University, 2006
Dempsey, Jeremy, Professor, MA, Marshall University, 2005
Dickerson, Cindy, Professor, MA, Morehead State University, 2008
Durham, Roberta, Associate  Professor, BSN, Morehead State University, 2009
Elliott, Myra T, Professor, MSN, University of Kentucky, 1993
Fields, Carmen, Associate Professor, MA, Morehead State University, 2021
Fields, Michelle, Professor, MA, Marshall University, 1995
Fitzpatrick, John J, Lecturer, MS, Morehead State University, 2019
Gambill, Jessica, Associate  Professor, MA, Union College, 2004
Hall, Darcey Renea, Instructor, AAS, Big Sandy Community and Technical College, 2019
Hackney, Randal Clinton, Associate  Professor, MS, Morehead State University, 2007
Haney, Randell O, Professor, MS, Eastern Kentucky University, 2018
Harless, Irma Kay, Professor, MSN, Northern Kentucky University, 2020
Hicks, Jeffrey T, Professor, MA, Morehead State University, 2000
Howard, Jerry, Professor, MA, Union College, 2006
Howell, Judy K, Professor/Library Services Director, MSLS, University of Kentucky, 1994
Husted, Michael Jacob, Instructor, AAS, Big Sandy Community and Technical College, 2019
Jackson, Abigail Brooke, Instructor, MSN, Northern Kentucky University, 2021
Jackson, Patsy R, Professor, EdD, Eastern Kentucky University, 2019
Jacobs, Sabra P, Professor, MA, Bowling Green State University, 1989
Keathley, Heath, Associate Professor, AAS, Big Sandy Community & Technical College, 2013
Keaton, Jill E, Assistant Professor, DMD, University of Kentucky, 1990
Kinner, DeWayne, Assistant Professor, AAS, Big Sandy Community & Technical College, 2020
Lafferty, Natasha F, Instructor, AS, Pikeville College, 1998
Lewis, Lori Deanne, Professor, BS, Morehead State University, 2011
Linkous, Scotty W, Instructor, Diploma, Big Sandy Community and Technical College, 1994
Little, Conda G, Professor, MA, Morehead State University, 2001
Madden, Darrell E, Associate Professor, MBA, University of Kentucky, 1980
Matijasic, Thomas D, Professor, PhD, Miami University, 1982
Maynard Jr, John L, Professor, AAS, Big Sandy Community & Technical College, 2008
McClure, Jimmy, Professor, BS, Morehead State University, 2011
McGinnis, Leslie Adam, Assistant Professor, AAS, Big Sandy Community & Technical College, 2018
McKenzie, Cynthia L, Professor, MBA, Morehead State University, 2001
McKenzie, Keithen Douglas, Professor, MS, Morehead State University, 2003
McKenzie, Marsha, Professor, MA, Morehead State University, 2012
Meade, Leigh-Anna, Instructor, MSN, Walden University, 2018
Miller, Kathryn L, Professor, EdD, Morehead State University, 2015
Moore, Charles K, Professor, AAS, Big Sandy Community & Technical College, 2007
Mullins, Rebecca Ann, Professor, DA, Murray State University, 2019
Music, Lisa J, Professor, PhD, University of Louisville, 2013
Ousley, Tina Lee, Professor, MS, Morehead State University, 2004
Pack, Diana L, Professor, MA, Morehead State University, 2003
Pimienta, Gloria, Assistant Professor, PhD, Iowa State University, 2010
Ratliff, Teddie, Associate Professor, MSN, Kaplan University, 2012
Ray, Pamela, Professor, BS, Western Kentucky University, 2013
Redmiles, Lisa P, Assistant Professor, MAE, Eastern Kentucky University, 2011
Rosita, Gina, Instructor, MS, Mississippi State University, 2010
Saad, Sandra, Professor, MA, University of Kentucky, 1987
Saad, Toufic, Professor, MS, University of Kentucky, 1988
Shell, James, Instructor, Diploma, Mayo State Vocational Technical School, 1986
Skeens, Melissa B, Professor, BA, Morehead State University, 2010
Slone, Greta, Professor, MA, Trinity College, 2003
Smallwood, Patsy, Assistant Professor, AAS, Big Sandy Community & Technical College, 2016
Smith, Dwight P, Professor, MA, Bowling Green State University, 1979
Smith, Hubertien, Instructor/Librarian IV, MLIS, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2018
Smith, Matthew, Associate Professor, MA, East Tennessee State University, 2009
Smith, Timothy, Professor, MFA, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1993
Sofyan, Agus, Professor, PhD, University of Kentucky, 2004
Sykes, Pamela J, Professor, MS, Morehead State University, 2002
Thacker, Joshua, Professor, MAT, Morehead State University, 2008
Tharpe, Byron F, Assistant Professor, MA, University of Tulsa, 1997
Thompson, Paula B, Professor, MBE, Morehead State University, 1992
Turner, Garrison, Assistant Professor, MS, Ball State University, 2011
VanHoose II, Charles W, Professor, AAS, Big Sandy Community & Technical College, 2012
Varney, Lesley Dean, Associate Professor, BS, Eastern Kentucky University, 1980
Vierheller, Chenzhao, Professor, PhD, Ohio University, 1991
Vierheller, Thomas L, Professor, PhD, Ohio University, 1990
Wallen, Mary Stepp, Professor, DA, Murray State University, 2021
Watts, Randall L, Professor, MS, Eastern Kentucky University, 1991
Wells, Mark A, Professor, MA, Eastern Kentucky University, 1997
Williams, Robyn J, Instructor/Librarian IV, MS, University of Tennessee, 2000
Wright, Randall Keith, Assistant Professor, AAS, Big Sandy Community & Technical College, 2015