OCTC – 4th Annual Trail Blazer Event

March 4, 2021 @ 5:30 pm

Owensboro Community & Technical College is hosting the fourth annual Trail Blazer event on Thursday, March 4, 2021 with featured guest Julie Croteau, the first female to play and coach in NCAA men’s baseball. Croteau played Women’s Major League Baseball for the Colorado Silver Bullets. Her baseball glove and photo are on permanent display at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

“We originally designed this as an event to highlight women in alternative careers. It has developed into a really inspirational experience and even though we will be virtual this year, we did not want to pass up the opportunity for our young ladies to hear from Julie Croteau.” added Mike Rodgers, OCTC’s Chief Institutional Officer.

Croteau’s other notable achievements include: an appearance in A League of Their Own film, Coach of the US Women’s National Baseball Team, winning Gold at the World Cup in Canada in 2004 and in 2006 Managing the US Women’s National Team winning Gold in Taiwan.

She is currently serving as Director of Communications for BeWell at Stanford University.

Featured past guests included Ashley Parlett, a NASCAR mechanic; Nikki Eplion-Bryant world championship boxing titlist; and Katrina Kidd host of Texas Flip & Move, contractor and restauranteur.

Women of all ages are invited to join us for this inspirational story about setting goals and blazing your own trail. This free event is sponsored by the OCTC Foundation, Inc., the Kentucky Business & Professional Women’s Foundation, the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce and the Hopkins County Business & Professional Women.

A limited number of engagement packages are available and will be mailed to participants so please reserve your spot by visiting the link https://4thtrailblazerevent.eventbrite.com or e-mail cadie.underwood@kctcs.edu.


Owensboro Community & Technical College is one of the sixteen community and technical colleges that make up the Kentucky Community & Technical College System. OCTC serves the KY counties of Daviess, Hancock, Ohio and McLean. OCTC has three campuses in Daviess County and a Center and Annex in Hancock County. OCTC strives to serve the communities in the service area by providing associate degree education for transfer, state of the art technical education for students focusing on entering the workforce, customized business and industry solutions through the Workforce Solutions division, and adult education and business and industry testing through the SkillTrain unit.


The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is the Commonwealth’s largest postsecondary institution with 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses. We also are Kentucky’s largest provider of workforce training and online education. Through partnerships with business and industry, we align our programs to meet the needs of local employers. We help students fulfill their dreams of creating a better life through programs that lead directly to jobs or help them transfer to one of our four-year partners.