Linda Kompanik, director of the Logan County Public Library, was named Region 2 Supporter of the Year. Since becoming director, she has been an advocate of adult education. Space is provided at the library for the adult education office, English as a second language classes, one-on-one tutoring and small group classes. Space is also provided for adult education at the Auburn Branch Library.
Under Kompanik's administration, books that have been donated to the library or removed from its collection are evaluated for possible use in the Detention Center. Linda's understanding of the importance of adult education's place in the overall educational system led her to the advantageous concept of having this service join the library in an “under one roof” facility. As the library board seeks to find a location for expansion, the adult education program is included in its plan. The nomination by adult education staff was one way we could say “thank you” Linda for always being there for us.
Melanie Abney Baskerville, former student, now office manager for Adult Education, received a $500 scholarship for continuing education. She is pursuing an Associate's Degree from Hopkinsville Community College while working full time and raising a family.
Pam Morgan, coordinator of the Adult Learning Center, received the 2007 State Member of the Year award. She currently serves as membership secretary and this year completed a term for newsletter editor and was the cookbook editor for a fundraising project. She also received a $500 scholarship for professional development to attend the National Adult Ed Conference in St. Louis in the spring of 2008.