MEN SOC falls 1-2 vs Dodge City (Oct 10)
WMN SOC falls 0-1 vs Dodge City (Oct. 10)
WMN XC finishes 2nd at El Dorado (Oct 10)
VB wins vs Dodge 25-11, 22-25, 25-22, 25-14 (Oct. 8)

Power-pack line-up speaks at PCC

06 October 2014

Representatives from all 19 community colleges in Kansas and legislators from the state came to Pratt Community College in mid-September for the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees quarterly meetings.

During the meetings, they had a reception at the Vernon Filley Art Museum and listened to many speakers, including Noah Brown, President/CEO of the Association of Community College Trustees.

Brown spoke about the role that community colleges play in America and how trustees can better advocate for the community colleges in their areas.

PCC to Host Diabetes Health Fair

24 September 2014

On Oct. 9, Pratt Community College will host a seminar entitled "Diabetes
& You." This free diabetes health fair is sponsored by the Pratt County extension office and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.

Participants will attend presentations to learn how to improve heart health, make smart food choices, and maintain normal blood sugar, and will be offered healthy snacks and opportunities to win prizes. Kathy Smith, ARNP and Certified Diabetes Educator, will be on hand to answer questions.

Accident prone bull rider hopes to stay accident-free this season

22 September 2014

Even knowing that he is accident prone, Brogan Naylor, Pratt Community College sophomore still says one of his favorite things to do is ride bulls and he has no intentions of quitting anytime soon.

Naylor, of Lucas, Kan., has had three surgeries due to bull riding and four due to accidents not related to bull riding.

His latest surgery happened last year after the Fort Scott Rodeo, when he got bucked off and the bull ran over him.

“I knew right away that something happened,” Naylor said. “It sounded like an elastic band popping and it hurt.”

Whetham uses stereotypes to motivate him

15 September 2014

“Most people who rodeo have been doing it since they were young and have been on horses all of their lives. I’ve only been doing it for four years,” said Ryan Whetham, sophomore. “At first knowing that information was intimidating, now it helps to motivate me.”

Whetham came to Pratt Community College on a rodeo scholarship to team rope and steer wrestle. Last year he received an Associate of Applied Science in Farrier Science, which is a one year horse shoeing school and this year he is pursuing a degree in Ag Business.

WOO students gain hands-on experience

15 September 2014

Pratt Community College’s Wildlife Outfitting & Operations sophomores recently traveled to Cedar Bluff Reservoir, in northwest Kansas, to put what they learned in the classroom to use.

The four sophomores and Luke Laha, WOO instructor, corralled geese that were on a pond by the wildlife area office into a pin so that they could pull the geese’s primary feathers and band them.

System-Wide Reverse Transfer Now in Kansas

07 July 2014

(Topeka, Kansas) - "Recognizing reverse transfer as an important element of a seamless educational system, Kansas state universities, community colleges, technical colleges, Washburn University and Washburn Institute of Technology, agree to work together to develop a process to assist students to complete coursework for and attain all certificates and degrees for which they are eligible," was the opening statement of a document signed by all 32 public postsecondary institution presidents.

PCC Tuition Steady Amid State University Increases

23 June 2014

On June 18, the Kansas Board of Regents approved the tuition and fees increase at Wichita State University. Full-time undergraduate Kansas residents will now pay 4.4 percent more in tuition and 7 percent more in fees, increasing the total cost to $7,3226 for one year of study at the standard 15-hour course load per semester.

Other increases across the state include a 4.9 percent tuition hike at the University of Kansas, and a Kansas State University increase of 5 percent in tuition and 7.4 percent in fees.

PCC Hires Head Men’s Soccer Coach

09 June 2014

Pratt Community College is pleased to announce the hiring of Kevin Kewley as the new Head Men’s Soccer Coach. Kewley began his tenure with PCC in 2010 when he founded the soccer program together with Head Women’s Coach Jerrid Schicke. He continued coaching through the 2012 season, after which he began as head coach at Barton Community College, where his team was the 2013 KJCCC conference co-champions. Kewley returns to PCC to commence the 2014 season with great enthusiasm.

“I am happy to be back in Pratt and am looking forward to strengthening the program,” said Kewley.

Men's Basketball Celebrates Success

28 May 2014

The Pratt Community College men's basketball team heads to the off-season celebrating the successes of the 2013-2014 season. 

Head Men's Basketball Coach Jesse Shaw, pictured at right, was named National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) District VI Coach of the Year and Kansas Basketball Coach Association (KBCA) Junior College Coach of the Year.

Women's Basketball Signs Seven

05 May 2014

The women’s basketball team has added seven Kansas athletes to the 2014-2015 roster. These seven athletes have had great high school careers and they are excited to embark on the journey of college basketball at Pratt Community College.

“After losing the majority of our starters and scoring, these freshmen will have the opportunity to come in right away and contribute to our success in 2014-2015,” said Head Coach Stephanie Thompson.

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