The Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College Upward Bound Math Science (UBMS) program has added a new staff member to its ranks.
Cory Clem began his duties as the instructional specialist in August. Clem works with the 60 Upward Bound Math Science students enrolled in the program, preparing them for the mathematics section of the ACT. He also makes regular visits to see UBMS students who attend Harlan and Bell County high schools.
Clem, a native of Hiram in Harlan County, is a 2010 graduate of HCHS and attended Southeast receiving an associate’s degree. He enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University earning degrees in mathematics and in education. While at EKU, he worked as a math tutor and also served as a teaching assistant for various college algebra classes.
“It’s a dream job,” he said. “I am happy to be able to come home and work for Southeast and its Upward Bound Math Science program. It was always my goal to be able to return one day to Southeast. I sincerely appreciate this opportunity.”
The Upward Bound Math Science program at Southeast is directed by Amanda F. Creech. The program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of the program, she said, is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science, and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers within the math and science professions.
For additional information about the program at SKCTC, contact Creech at 606-589-3115.