Breckinridge School Society
Established in 1924 to provide Morehead State Normal School with its own laboratory for teacher training, Robert J. Breckinridge Training School moved into its newly constructed three story home in 1930. Breckinridge provided a rare and unique education for students until it was closed in 1982. The spirit of Breck lives on in the hearts of all who attended and it was from this love that The Breckinridge School Society was established in June 1993.
Questions and Answers about The Breckinridge School Society:
Q. What is the Breckinridge School Society?
A. The society is an organization of alumni and other friends of Breckinridge School. It was organized in June 1993 in response to the outpouring of love and rekindled pride in the Breck Spirit which were so evident during the planning and execution of three All-Breck reunions in 1993, 1995 and 2000.
Q. Why was it established?
A. The Society was established as an alumni organization for former Breck students and seeks to help MSU serve Eastern Kentucky in the honorable name of Breckinridge School. As Breck became a model of strong, innovative teaching and highly motivated students during its 51 years of service, the Society seeks to assist MSU in reinforcing those same strengths in all of its academic programs.
Q. What are its purposes?
A. To sponsor programs that promote camaraderie among alumni and other friends of the school, to preserve the school's links with its proud past, and to encourage educational excellence at MSU.
Q. How do I become an active member?
A. By contributing a minimum of $100 annually to the MSU Foundation, Inc. in support of the Society, including the scholarship endowment fund.
Q. How is the Society organized?
A. The Society is a subsidiary of the MSU Foundation, Inc. and as such, is a tax exempt, non-profit corporation organized for educational, charitable or cultural purposes under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States. In addition, the society receives staff support from MSU's Office of Development and Alumni Relations.
Q. How is the Society governed?
A. A board of Governors is appointed and ratified by the Society at the Annual Meeting each year.
Q. When are meetings held?
A. Board of Governors meetings are held twice a year, generally in April and October. An Annual meeting of the Society's active members is held each summer. Both meetings are open to the public.
Q. Does the Society have a priority list of projects?
A. The first major project of the society has been the establishment of the Breckinridge Commemorative Scholarship Endowment. The Endowment Fund is currently providing several full tuition scholarships to descendants of Breckinridge Alumni.
Another project that will soon rise to the top of the priority list is the upgrading of the Breckinridge Virtual Archives and securing of a permanent and more accessible home for the memorabilia.
The Sun Dial, the official Breck Society newsletter, is sent annually as a means of communicating with nearly 1,500 Breck alumni and friends on the Society's mailing list.