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Dedication ceremony to happen Dec. 5

26 November 2014

Pratt Community College will have a building dedication ceremony on Dec. 5 to honor a longtime supporter of the college and unveil the sign for the recently expanded and newly renamed Dudrey Agriculture Technology Center.

This summer, the college added 1,650 square feet on the east side to what was formerly known as the Ag Power Building. The addition was possible because of money that was given to the college by Carl and the late Bonnie Dudrey.

“We knew that in order to be able to get more students in the Ag Power program, we had to have more space for them to be able to work,” said Kent Adams, Vice President of Finance and Operations.

Adams said that fall 2014 enrollment is up in the program, and that they hope to see that trend continue.

Along with the extra space, the building also has an overhead crane, which will allow students to easier work on equipment and larger doors to so they can bring in larger equipment.

The dedication ceremony will take place on Dec. 5 at 11:30 a.m. in the Dudrey Agriculture Technology Center and is open to the public.

“Carl and Bonnie have been fabulous donors and longtime supporters of the college,” Adams said. “They have allowed many students over the years to get scholarships that otherwise wouldn’t have had one.”

This year there are 17 students on Dudrey scholarships, which are given to students in technical programs.

Some additional money for the project came from an institutional grant.