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T A S new look is emerging in smaller cities and toil-ni . ·
        over the United States. Every economic indicator assures us this coiiriip,   * ·
I E   is experiencing an unprecedented period of prosperity. More buildings, mei.;    
2 '{     highways, more hospitals, more schools, more factories, more of everything {S-ri 
j, ‘     is being built. , This is a prosperity which Kentucky’s smaller cities grij  
Q l   towns are sharing. And Kentucky's smaller towns ancl cities are being age;   * 
 - E l { ,   to exemplify the widespread prosperity. What has happened to the wall, i ` ·
 . I   g ’   flower municipality of our past? illustrated on the opposite page is partgi
  T { J   the answer, the University’s system of community colleges. Through Cem. 4
_ °       munity colleges, thousands of young Kentucky men and women have an
V   ,   unprecedented opportunity for training beyond high school. Kenneth Cayce
 , i i vi of Hopkinsville has written: "Our community is faced with the responsibiliti-
I - _   and challenge to grow culturally and economically in order that job opportii- A ¥
‘‘»  ;   nities will be afforded to those who have equipped themselves with the ability '” A
 . \ l   and knowledge which the community college affords them. This combination g
  y 1   of a rapidly growing community coupled with complete educational facilities i A
  i Q   through the community college level will certainly open up individual and .
 .       community opportunity which will allow our economy to keep pace with the
i  `- - 1 ·. rapidly growing national economy and population." ' As a nation we alwais
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  j   have had a remarkable preoccupation with growth. In the nineteenth century
 Q , j§ we tackled the development of the frontier with great enthusiasm. Today l
      without noticeable trembling, we face hub·to-hub and bumper—to-bumper
    traffic congestions, brave the sight of bulldozers ripping down trees and m0v·
 · y I y Q- ing earth for suburbia, and realize that just around the corner are populaticri   V.
i  _   ·   problems which will demand more of tomorrow's generation——educatiori¤lli‘. L§$?’$E;`i
  . _   spiritually and psychologically than is demanded of today's generations.
.§  Qi Growth is the central theme of the land grant system of American colleges Grid
T l _   universities. ln looking forward to a population of 250,000,000 by the YW
._    l985, G new concept of higher education has been utilized in making tF¤l¤·
y i  y ing beyond high school available to as many citizens as possible. This is lll? _
 I V my community college system a decentralized grassroots approach to lllgllel Xi-iis;
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    l V   €duCGtlOn. / lndustrially oriented cities and towns with community college
,_  _ y I   facilities are fast changing the Kentucky image. Enthusiasm abounds in Cm Hmm,
it V i v all munity college towns who feel confident of their municipality's futuf€. l'l» D ’°ll°°iSi
 _ . l 1   Strunk, chairman of the Somerset Community College advisory bo¤Fdi he .  
i`  »   Wl'lll'€l'lZ / HSOm€l'S€t Community College, to my mind, is the greClt€Sl l?OO$l fcriieii
P    our Community hos ever experienced. The coming of this school, C1 D¤ll Ol —
"  - tl the University of Kentucky, will have a tremendous impact on the are¤ GSU
.;    whole, it will upgrade our economy, add to the cultural image, Gndi mel T
t  ji importahntly, it will make possible two years of college for a greater iwmbel
_   . O yout S who otherwise would not be able to afford a college eduC¤Tl0*“- _
 °   believe that through higher education we can make areas such G5 Appclclchlc
 e - , {  self supporting."
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