(Topeka, Kansas) – There are over 230,000 adult Kansans without a high school diploma, but earning a GED while also gaining a technical certificate is easier than ever before thanks to record-setting support from the state of Kansas and the Department for Children and Families. Now the challenge is to get the word out.
During the month of December, the Delmar Riney Art Gallery at Pratt Community College will display the works of Featured Artist Brian Elkins.
“Photography has been a hobby of mine since graduating from college in 2009,” said Elkins. “I began taking photos just as a way to document my travels for friends and family on social media, however, as I continued with photography, it quickly became a passion of mine. Through the course of the last few years, as I’ve evolved as a photographer, and as my cameras have improved, I’ve been able to teach myself new tricks along the way.”
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.
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.
“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.
(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.
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.
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.