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Lamons named Kentucky Colonel

ECTC Office of Cultural Diversity Director Jerisia Lamons recently earned the commission of Kentucky Colonel for her accomplishments and outstanding service to others.

Lamons was nominated by fellow Elizabethtown Rotary Club Rotarian Jeanie Chang who said the nomination wrote itself.  

“I couldn’t be more excited to have nominated you. You’re so deserving of this honor for all you do and the difference you make for so many,” Chang said to Lamons.  

Lamon’s community involvement includes service with United Way of Central Kentucky, Young Professionals Network, Way to Work, Hardin County Chamber of Commerce leadership, Women’s Club of Elizabethtown and more, all while serving ECTC in multiple capacities.  

“Jerisia excels in leadership positions and provides continuous support to diverse communities by providing unique programs to address social concerns and integration,” Chang said. “Jerisia’s mantra is ‘Do Your Part,’ and she lives this by example.”

The nomination concluded with words of Lamon’s character.

“Jerisia provides the possibility of social changes based on empathy, compassion, unity and understanding,” wrote Chang. “Her limitless energy inspires those around her to engage in meaningful ways centering the needs of others. She consistently models and builds resiliency, laying the foundation of how we respond, rebound, and recover to the evolving social needs of our communities.”

Upon receiving the award, Lamons said she was humbled and pointed to the work of others who inspire her.  

“I know that this award holds prestige and honor, being among the ranks of those who understand servant leadership and how it can benefit the community,” she said. “My mantra has always been to do your part. I derived this from my grandmother, who had an eighth-grade education but was wise enough to know how serving others benefits all involved. As humans, we all have strengths. Each of us can give back in some way. I hope my service will act as an example.”

The faculty and staff at ECTC are thankful for Lamons’ service and dedication to the college and her community. This honor is well-deserved.