• PCC baseball returns to Stanion Field on March 22 for a KJCCC double header against Butler CC. First pitch is at 1 pm.

PCC Welcomes Miss Kansas Pageant

22 May 2015

This year, Pratt celebrates 60 years of hosting the Miss Kansas Pageant. Pratt Community College is the longtime provider of the pageant’s unique venue and a major in-kind sponsor. The event, which brings hundreds of people into the community from around the state, has been held on campus for over half of its history in Pratt.The pageant is held in the college’s Dennis Lesh Sport Arena, and contestants spend the week residing in the college residence halls. 

​PCC Students Make a Difference at Pratt Area Humane Society

07 May 2015

As Pratt Community College students complete their final exams and prepare to return home for the summer, the Pratt Area Humane Society looks back at the impact their student volunteers have made on the organization throughout the year.
Susan Mayberry is a PCC employee and chair of the Rescue Committee for the Humane Society. She describes the many student groups that came to donate their time, and credits them with giving the animals much needed exercise and attention, including the cross country team members, who take the larger dogs for distance runs.

Electrical Powerline Students Receive Scholarships

05 May 2015

In a presentation ceremony on May 4, two Pratt Community College students in the Electrical Powerline Technology program were recognized for their hard work with scholarships from ITC Great Plains.
Jesus Villegas of Great Bend and Dereck Hahn of Garden City were each awarded $1,000 towards their college expenses by the energy company, which recognizes the importance of investing in the next generation of skilled workers.

PCC Hires World Champion as Head Rodeo Coach

29 April 2015

This April, Pratt Community College welcomes World Champion Steer Roper Rocky Patterson as the new head coach of the men’s and women’s rodeo program. Patterson stepped in as interim head coach earlier in the semester, and accepted the permanent position after forming good relationships with the current students and seeing potential in the incoming team.

“Rodeo is all I’ve ever known,” said Patterson. “I’m here to help the students every way I can in what is traditionally a very expensive and demanding sport.”

PCC Names Richwood Valley CC President as Outstanding Alumnus of the Year

27 April 2015

On May 8, the Pratt Community College Foundation will honor Dr. Jeff Jochems, the 2015 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year.

Honor Society Takes Initiative to Treat Cancer Patients

15 April 2015

On April 14, Pratt Community College held a bone marrow donor registration drive and fundraiser. The event drew in 39 students, employees and community members who gave DNA samples for testing, filled out health paperwork, and signed an agreement to donate peripheral blood stem cells or bone marrow if a patient match is found. 

Forum held for community to voice concerns about nursing program

10 April 2015

A forum for healthcare and business representatives from the Pratt Community College service area was hosted on April 6 by the college. The purpose of the forum was to brief the group about the impact of the recent accreditation visit by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), the national accrediting body. Thirty-five people attended the forum, including representative from health care agencies in Pratt, Medicine Lodge, Cunningham and Greensburg. Most of these agencies currently employee PCC nursing graduates.

Skaggs feels it's important to work while attending school

02 April 2015

After working in retail for more than five years, Abby Skaggs decided it was time to try a different part-time job while in school.

Skaggs, a sophomore at Pratt Community College majoring in Accounting and Business, was offered a tellers job as a teller at People’s Bank and decided to try it.

“I was looking for something different than retail,” Skaggs said. “I love the constant flow of people and that I put what I learn at the school to use on a daily basis.”

Frey give speech on dissertation

02 April 2015

“Age is a poor excuse not to do something.”

These words were life changing for Pratt Community College’s psychology instructor Joyce Frey, when a student used them as a retort against her instructions to work hard while young.

Since hearing those words Frey, who will be 70 in May, looked at her life and decided the student was right and is now working on getting her PhD from the Chicago School of Psychology with a degree in Systems and Organizational Psychology.

PCC Second in the Nation in Community College Shooting Sports

01 April 2015

March 24-29,  the  Pratt Community College Shooting Sports team traveled to the National Collegiate Clay Target Championship in San Antonio, Texas to compete against 76 teams from all over the nation and placed second out of the 10  two-year schools that attended.


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