In September, Pratt Community College was named one of the Top Ten Community Colleges in the Country by SmartAsset.com, a blog that uses software and data to solve financial problems.
A college education is increasingly important in order to get and keep a job in the current information-oriented world, while at the same time, college costs are rising. SmartAsset evaluated approximately 700 public community colleges across the country in order to find the best investment.
This week, Pratt Community College Trustee Darrell Shumway was appointed to the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) new Trustee Advisory Committee.
The 26-member ACCT Board recently decided to form the Trustee Advisory Committee to provide new perspectives and insight on trustee education programs. They reached out to former board members and board chairs to serve on the committee, and ACCT Board Chair Robin N. Smith made the final selection, appointing 11 members from across the nation to the committee.
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.
(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.
The Pratt Community College men’s basketball team traveled to Arkansas City, Kan. over the weekend to play the Cowley County Community College Tigers on Friday night and the Northern Oklahoma College – Tonkawa Mavericks on Saturday.
The first game versus the Tigers began phenomenally as the Beavers jumped out to a 47-31 lead at the intermission. They would push it to 18 early in the second half before the walls came crashing down.
The Pratt Community College women’s cross country team signed their two fastest runners in school history. Fallon Spraggins (left) and Jamie Contreras (right), both with faster high school times than All-American Beaver Grasiela Navarro (who also re-signed with Pratt on Friday), are the top two runners of the impressive running program at Kingwood Park in Texas.
Contreras boasts personal best times of 18:56 (5K), 11:27 (3200) and 5:21 (1600).
Two Pratt Community College men’s soccer players were recently honored. Midfielders Greg Roller and Declan Fitzpatrick were named to the All-Region Second Team.
Players are selected and voted on by the Coaches.
"Declan and Greg fully deserved to be named to the All Region Second team," said Head Coach Kevin Kewley. "Both players are leaders on and off the field. Declan is just a freshman, so I look for him to be a vital part of the 2015 Beaver soccer team. Greg has had two great years here at Pratt, and is looking to play at the next level in 2015."
Last night the Pratt Community College women's basketball team took on Coffeyville in a rematch from their Nov. 13 loss at Coffeyville.
The start of the game looked as though the same result would take place; The Beavers had a difficult time getting the Raven offense to miss in the first half and couldn’t seem to rebound if they did. Down by 12 at the break, the Beavers came out with a much better defensive presence in the second half and held the Ravens to four points in the first 10 minutes of the second half.