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PCC Seeks Rodeo Coach, Welcomes Former World Champion as Interim

10 March 2015

The Pratt Community College rodeo team is more than two-thirds of the way through the 2014-2015 season, a year that has brought many changes to the program.

The rodeo team is currently seeking a full time men’s and women’s head coach. The coach will organize, instruct and promote the team, as well as recruit for the next year. If the coach has experience in farrier science, they will also take over coordination and instruction of that program. The search is nationwide search and PCC hopes to announce a new coach by the first week of April.

Pratt Community College Produces Highest Paid Grads in State

06 March 2015

According to new data released by the Kansas Board of Regents, Pratt Community College students graduating with an associate’s degree between 2008 and 2012 have a higher annual wage than the average of associate’s degree and bachelor’s degree graduates in that same time from all Kansas public colleges and universities.
 

PCC Auto Department to Hold Car Show

04 February 2015

On February 23, the Pratt Community College Automotive Department will host their annual Car Show. An assortment of cars of all different makes and models will be on display in the automotive shop from 8 a.m. – noon, and there is no charge for admission. The cars are loaned for the event by community members who have ties to the department.

Students and community members are able to vote on which of the vehicles is their favorite and People’s Choice awards will be given out at the close of the event.

Legislators Visit PCC for Annual Luncheon

16 December 2014

On Dec. 15, Pratt Community College held their annual Legislative Luncheon where PCC administrators and trustees met with state legislators to share ideas, concerns and discuss issues of importance to education and community colleges.
 
In attendance were Senator Mitch Holmes of District 33, Representative J. Basil Dannebohm of District 113, Representative Jack Thimesch of District 114, Representative Kyle Hoffman of District 116 and Representative John Ewy of District 117.
 

Friends University, Pratt Community College Sign Articulation Agreement

25 November 2014

Friends University is partnering with Pratt Community College on an articulation agreement that allows students to seamlessly transfer credits from PCC to Friends University. 

“This agreement will allow a student who completes an associate's degree at PCC to be accepted as a College of Business, Arts, Sciences and Education student at Friends University,” said Dr. Darcy Zabel, interim president of Friends University. “It recognizes that PCC students have completed their general education requirements and are ready to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Friends.”

Auto alumni visits college

13 November 2014

Loving his experience at Pratt Community College in the automotive department, 2008 graduate Oree Klein comes back to visit whenever he’s in town.

“Anytime I am in town I stop by to see what is going on and see the growth of the program,” he said. “It is fun to talk with the students.”

Klein said his positive experiences in the program are what make him want to come back, along with his respect for the instructors.

“Daryl and Greg have a lot of knowledge and know how to teach it.”

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Holds Fall Inductions

23 October 2014

Fourteen students were recently inducted into the Phi Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Pratt Community College. 

Inductees included Hannah Eck, Johnathon McCoy, Mike Kiley and Shannon Neifert of Pratt, Jordan Ricke of Sharon, Karissa Pena of Holcomb, Terry Hole of Derby, Anthony Ford of Haviland, Jennifer Himelrick of Anthony, Raquel Tamez and Callie Hobkirk of Wichita, Amie Coleman of Stafford, Brooke Christie of Mentor and Lanina Spence of Baxter Springs.

Shooting Club off to busy start

22 October 2014

Pratt Community College founders made the mascot the beaver because students at PCC were hardworking and dedicated. One of the many groups on campus that are still that way today is the shooting club.

During the semester the group has gone to many shoots and fundraisers on the weekends and during the evenings.

One of the bigger events that the club helped with was the Wichita State 4-H Shoot, which had more than 100 high school 4-Her’s from all around the state.

PCC took 13 students to help score the event.

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 Community Coffee

23 September 2014

Residents of Pratt are invited to take part in an upcoming coffee and discussion with Pratt Community College President Michael Calvert. On Oct. 7, the Linda Hunt Memorial Library at PCC will host a casual meet-n-greet to facilitate dialogue between the college and the public.

“The purpose of this event is to build on-campus community between students, employees and community members alike," said Sandra Wagner, Director of Learning Resources at PCC. "We’re excited because of the great opportunity we have to share conversation with all of our partners.”

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