Pratt Community College Named Top Ten Community College in the Country

22 September 2014

In September, Pratt Community College was named one of the Top Ten Community Colleges in the Country by, 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.

Men's Basketball Dominates Weekend Scrimmages

21 October 2014

The Pratt Community College men’s basketball team traveled to Johnson County Community College on Oct. 19 to compete in three scrimmages.

The first scrimmage was versus Highland Community College. PCC took the lead early, controlled the game throughout and withstood a late barrage of three pointers to take the win.

In the second scrimmage versus Kansas City Kansas Community College, the team took a sizable lead early, only to watch it completely diminish due to turnovers, but still took the win.

Men's and Women's Basketball Scrimmage in Texas

13 October 2014

On Oct. 11, the Pratt Community College women’s basketball team traveled to Frisco, Texas for a 55-team jamboree. They faced off against Jacksonville, Murray State, and Redlands Community College. Scores for the scrimmages were not recorded.

"I was pleased with our play for the first day out and I’m anxious to see what this team can do," said Head Coach Stephanie Thompson. "Unofficially we beat Jacksonville and Redlands, but lost to Murray State due to a struggle in the first half."

The girls will be back in action for another day of scrimmages on Oct. 18 in Wichita.

Men's and Women's Soccer Falls to Dodge City

13 October 2014

The Pratt Community College men's and women's soccer teams played at Dodge City on Oct. 10

"The girls played a tough game once again, but still came up short," said Head Coach Kevin Kewley. "Our offense is still not taking our chances in front of goal, and once again we were shut out. Ashley Contreras was close a number of times, but the Dodge keeper made several fine saves to deny her."

Dodge City scored late in the game to take the 1-0 victory.

Women's XC Finishes Second

13 October 2014

On Oct. 10, the number 10 ranked Pratt Community College women’s cross country team finished in second place at the Ollie Isom Invitational in El Dorado, Kan. The number nine ranked Butler defended its home course and defeated the Beavers by seven points.

PCC Volleyball Defeats Dodge City 3-1

09 October 2014

Pratt Community College Volleyball started out very strong last night in the Dennis Lesh Sports Arena against Dodge City Community College. They handily took care of set one 25-11 and offensively had outstanding attacking at .423 as a team.

That momentum was lost in set two, as Pratt committed 19 errors to lose the set 22-25.

Fortunately, Pratt was able to take set three, 25-22. They then were able to end the match after set four defeating Dodge 25-14.

PCC Volleyball Tied for Second in Conference

07 October 2014

Pratt Community College has played seven matches over the past week and compiled a 5-2 record in a short period of time.

Last week, PCC faced Garden City Community College on Sept. 29, and was able to utilize their aggressive serving and defense to sweep the match in three sets. They defeated Garden City 25-22, 25-15 and 25-20.

On Oct. 1, PCC ventured to Seward and was handed their third conference loss of the season. PCC was unable to get any offense started as Seward dominated the stat sheet from every angle. PCC lost the match 20-25, 16-25 and 21-25.

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.

Pratt XC Competes in Arkansas

06 October 2014

The Pratt Community College men and women’s cross country teams competed in the Arkansas Chile Pepper Festival on Oct. 4. 

Both teams are ranked #13 and finished in second place amongst the five junior colleges brave enough to take on the likes of Arkansas, LSU, Baylor, Lamar and several other NCAA D1 schools. Iowa Central Community College dominated the junior college field.

Former State Budget Director speaks on PCC’s campus

03 October 2014

On Tuesday, Sept. 30, Duane Goossen, former state budget director in the administrations of three governors, Republican Bill Graves and Democrats Kathleen Sebelius and Mark Parkinson came to Pratt Community College’s campus to speak about the state’s current budget situation.

“He was a great speaker,” said Michele Hamm, current PCC board president. “He spoke about the budget in a way that made sense to everyone.”

Between 80 and 100 people in the community showed up Tuesday night to hear what Goossen had to say about the budget.


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