Gateway's Hughes to Be Honored at Fundraiser for Covington Students
Thu, 06/05/2014 - 09:52 RCN Newsdesk
Gateway Community & Technical College president & CEO Ed Hughes will be honored at the Covington Education Foundation luncheon next week.
The event is Wednesday, June 11 at Drees Pavilion in Covington's Devou Park.
The organization is recognizing Hughes for his leadership at the college and his key role in Gateway’s plans to expand its campus in Covington by acquiring millions of dollars worth of real estate in the city’s downtown business district. City officials have said the Gateway investment is a vote of confidence in Northern Kentucky’s largest city and a move that will help revitalize the business district.
The school already operates its Urban Center in the former Two Rivers Middle School building and work continues at the former Marx Furniture and Abode Furniture buildings to accommodate additional classes downtown.
The luncheon is the primary annual fundraiser for the Covington Education Foundation, which raises money that is distributed to Covington students who need assistance to cover college costs.
The foundation’s board includes two members of the Covington Independent Public Schools Board of Education, Joyce Baker and Jerry Avery, as well as Superintendent Alvin Garrison.
Tickets for the fundraiser, which begins at 11:30 a.m., are $55.
Further information and reservations are available by contacting Trisha Brundage, who is the career coach and community liaison for the school district. She may be reached by phone at 859-292-3960 or by email at [email protected].
Photo: Ed Hughes