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Students become certified for class

11 March 2015

Pratt Community College agriculture instructors find it important for students to get certified in different areas they are learning about.

“It is important for students to achieve these certifications in animal handling, food safety and quality assurance. The agriculture industry and consumer is starting to demand it of its producers,” said Lori Montgomery, agriculture instructor. “It allows our students to leave here with a certification even if they don’t leave with their degree for some reason.”

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 Displays Work of Kansas Art Guild

06 March 2015

During the month of March, the Delmar Riney Art Gallery at Pratt Community College will feature works from the Kansas Art Guild (KAG).

The Friends Community Art Guild was formed in May 1977. The first meetings were held at Friends University with eight members present. Nona Bass, president, had just moved from Anaheim, Calif., to Wichita and was surprised to learn that there was no organization there for its local artists. She felt it was important that artists could meet and share ideas.

Pratt Community College Honor Societies Hold Inductions

05 March 2015

On March 3, Pratt Community College inducted 24 new members into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (PTK) and 11 into Kappa Beta Delta (KBD), the business honor society in a joint ceremony.

PCC Hosts Academic Olympics and Car Show

25 February 2015

On Feb 23, 650 students attended Pratt Community College’s annual Academic Olympics. The students came from high schools around the state and competed in various scholastic, technical and artistic categories.

Kansas Honors PCC Students on All-State Academic Team

13 February 2015

On Feb. 12, two Pratt Community College students were honored in Topeka as members of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society. Pratt native Shannon Neifert and Wichita native Callie Hobkirk were named by PCC’s chapter as their representatives on the 2015 Kansas All-State Academic Team.

Neifert will transfer to Bethel University this fall to study nursing. Hobkirk will transfer to Washburn in the fall to study Health Services Administration.

PCC Students Sign Completion Pledge

05 February 2015

Last week, 146 students at Pratt Community College signed a mass completion pledge, an event that was hosted by the college’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. The event is part of a national education initiative called the Community College Completion Challenge (C4) and asks students to commit to finishing their associate’s degree or certificates before leaving community college for transfer or to enter the job market.
 

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.

February Gallery Displays Work of Neil Goss

02 February 2015

During the month of February, the Delmar Riney Art Gallery at Pratt Community College will display the works of Featured Artist Neil Goss. Goss lives in Lawrence, Kan. where he concentrates his work around natural Earth processes while responding to human impacts upon those processes. 
 

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