ECTC to honor 10 grads

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ECTC’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni event is Monday night

Educators, attorneys and an engineer are among the 10 Elizabethtown Community and Technical College alumni who will be honored Monday night with induction into ECTC’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni.


The 7 p.m. ceremony and dessert reception in ECTC’s Regional Postsecondary Education Center is open to the public.

“Higher education for these distinguished alumni began on the Elizabethtown campus,” said Dr. Thelma J. White, ECTC president/CEO in a school news release.  “While some continued their education at other colleges or universities, others elected to enter the workforce. All have been successful and have made significant contributions to society.”

Carolyn Thomason of Leitchfield, chairwoman of the ECTC Board of Directors, said the annual recognition program also celebrates the college’s positive impact on the 12-county region it serves, and beyond.

“Elizabethtown Community and Technical College enriches, improves and transforms the lives of citizens through quality, affordable academic and workforce development programs,” Thomason said.  “The college also helps transform the communities it serves by supporting critical economic development initiatives throughout the region.”

The 2012 honorees are:

  • Dr. Mary Ann Sorrell Chamberlain, Class of 1966, Lexington, retired principal and teacher.
  • David Ryan Clemons, Class of 1999, Bowling Green, senior manufacturing engineer, General Motors Corp.
  • LeeAnna Dowan-Hardy, Class of 1995, Cecilia, attorney, Dowan Law Offices and instructor, Sullivan University.
  • Gary French, Class of 1975, Elizabethtown, superintendent, Elizabethtown Independent Schools.
  • Tim Hagan, Class of 1981, Elizabethtown, general manager-Kentucky, Comcast.
  • Dr. Nathan Lewis Moore, Class of 1972, Paris, physician, Bluegrass Medical Clinic.
  • LaAnna Jo Simpson Mraz, Class of 1988, Elizabethtown, assistant executive officer to the commanding general, Army Human Resource Command, Fort Knox.
  • Stephen Bryce Shumate, Class of 1980, Radcliff, Radcliff Police Department.
  • Gregory Irvin Thompson, Class of 1985, Elizabethtown, attorney and partner, Thompson & Shreve PLLC.
  • Jan R. Roby Tronzo, Class of 1979, Bardstown, executive director, Nelson County Community Clinic.

Each honoree’s photograph will be permanently displayed in ECTC’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni in the Regional Postsecondary Education Center on the ECTC campus.

Sixty-five distinguished graduates/former students have been recognized since ECTC’s Distinguished Alumni Recognition Program was established in 2006.