Event Details:  

HOPFAME Student Recognition Ceremony

5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2023

Hopkinsville Community College, Emerging Technologies Building, Anderson Room

The Hopkinsville chapter (HOPFAME) of the Kentucky Federation of Advanced Manufacturing Education (KYFAME) will host a student recognition event on May 4.  The ceremony will include a signing ceremony for the new cohort, a recognition of current HOPFAME students, and a celebration of this year’s graduates.

The new cohort includes the following students who will graduate in May 2025:

Isaac Coulter of Hopkinsville

Hayden Hake of Elkton

Jesy Inman of Hopkinsville

Piper Krohn of Hopkinsville

Matt-Alex Ladd of Cadiz

Jay Sears of Trenton

Jessica Williams of Hopkinsville

The students listed below have just completed their first year of HOPFAME and will graduate in May 2024:

Christian Angel of Hopkinsville

Kaedyn Fillers of Elkton

Austin Hale of Hopkinsville

Noah Holt of Elkton

Jackson Jones of Elkton

Layton Mason of Hopkinsville

Curtis Nichols of Elkton

Skylar Wilson of Cadiz

The following students will graduate on May 5 with an Associate of Applied Science degree:

Tabitha Arroyo of Pembroke

Defabrien Brown of Hopkinsville

Chase Dawson of Nortonville

Andrew Greene of Cadiz

Dalton Johnson of Cadiz

Dylan Roberts of Elkton

Kevin Shaw of Elkton

Nicolas Williams of Hopkinsville

Company sponsors for these students include:






Plymouth Engineered Shapes


Toyoda Gosei

Treehouse Foods

White Drive

HOPFAME is a partnership of regional manufacturers, educational institutions, and community partners whose purpose is to implement apprenticeship-style training to create a pipeline of highly skilled workers in Industrial Maintenance Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Technology. This five-semester college degree program offers students meaningful higher education combined with continuous real-world experiences.


HOPFAME is the Hopkinsville chapter of the Kentucky Federation of Advanced Manufacturing Education (KYFAME), which is a partnership of regional manufacturers and Hopkinsville Community College who are working together to implement apprentice-style training to create a pipeline of highly-skilled workers.


For many Pennyrile Kentucky region and Fort Campbell residents, higher education begins at Hopkinsville Community College (HCC).  The college serves thousands of area residents each year as a comprehensive regional learning center providing academic and technical associate degrees; diploma and certificate programs in occupational fields; prebaccalaureate education; adult, continuing and developmental education; customized training for business and industry; and distance learning. As part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, HCC is a critical component to transforming the region’s economy by providing citizens with the education and training needed for high growth, high wage careers. For more information, visit Hopkinsville.kctcs.edu.

HCC is an equal opportunity employer and education institution.