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JR Thompson named KHEAA outreach counselor for Casey County

New representative will work with schools, adult education centers, state agengies and other groups. The new outreach counselor was formerly director of scholarships an academic advisor at Somerset Community College.
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By Tim Ballard
The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA)

FRANKFORT, KY - (27 Nov 2017) - JR Thompson is the new Casey County outreach counselor for the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

"I am eager to ensure that Kentucky students are provided the best service in our efforts to bring awareness about financial aid programs, KHEAA resources and anything that would help them achieve success after high school," Thompson said.

In addition to schools, Thompson will work with adult education centers, state agencies and other groups. He can be reached at or 502-229-1147.

"We are so pleased that JR has joined the KHEAA outreach team," KHEAA Director of Outreach Services Kim Dolan said. "He has a wealth of college access knowledge and a passion for helping students, which will make him a great asset to the South Central Kentucky region."

Thompson has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of the Cumberlands. Before joining KHEAA, he was director of scholarships and academic advisor at Somerset Community College

KHEAA is the state agency that administers the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES), need-based grants and other programs to help students pay their higher education expenses.

To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education, go to For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602; or call 800-928-8926, ext. 6-7214.

This story was posted on 2017-11-28 06:42:17
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