Pratt Community College announces their hours for the Summer of 2017.

Summer hours begin Monday, May 22, 2017 and will extend through Friday, July 28, 2017. Operating business hours will be  7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday.

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Campbell receives Dennis Lesh Foundation Teacher Recognition Award

18 May 2017

At Pratt Community College (PCC), each year a faculty member is awarded the Dennis Lesh Foundation Teacher Recognition Award based on nominations by PCC students, faculty, and staff. This year Dave Campbell, Electrical Power Technology (EPT) Instructor, won the prestigious award.
 
Many of Campbell’s students submitted recommendations nominating him for the award. A consistent theme throughout the reasons for Campbell’s nomination included his outstanding knowledge of the industry, and his caring attitude towards students’ success as well as his willingness to go above and beyond to help students both in inside and outside of the classroom.
 
Fellow EPT instructor Jerry Haskell, who won the award last year, also spoke of Campbell’s dedication to the EPT career, education, and students.
 
“His (Campbell) long hours of looking for better ways to teach young men how to succeed in the lineman industry has contributed into making the program what it is today,” said Haskell.
 
Campbell believes students will be successful and learn better when you can have fun and create an environment where students want to learn.
 
“My teaching philosophy is to have fun with them,” said Campbell. “To create an environment where they want to learn. That’s half the battle. If they’re having a good and they’re learning at the same time then it’s the best of both worlds. I enjoy showing them the things I wanted to know as a young lineman. The questions I wanted to know and couldn’t get answered. I make sure that I teach them those things so they don’t have to learn them the hard way.”
 
Previous to coming to PCC in 2008, Campbell worked in the industry not only as a lineman but also as a safety and technical training instructor.
 
“I feel very honored,” said Campbell. “There are a lot of great teachers here (PCC). It’s a privilege to receive an award like this. I’ve enjoyed working at PCC these past nine years. It’s great people and it’s always interesting. Every day is a new adventure of some kind. The students are great and I’ve had some great classes over the years and they seem to just get better and better.”
 
The Dennis Lesh foundation Teacher Recognition Award of $1000 is awarded annually to a PCC teacher who is recognized as an excellent teacher, student advocate and exhibits general care and concern for the student body. The award is to be used to enhance the recipient's skills and abilities.
 
PCC offers one of the most comprehensive Electrical Power Lineman Programs in the nation. One of only three in the state of Kansas, it offers students a variety of convenient ways to attend classes through on campus courses, distance education and on the job training. The program is offered at three locations: Pratt, Coffeyville and Wichita.
 
Students in the program climb daily, get exposure to underground installation, learn electrical theory and safety, are taught about transformer hook-ups and basic line construction. They also get receive trencher/backhoe training.
 
The program does not keep a waiting list. The program fills classes on a first come, first served basis. However, classes do fill up quickly and we encourage students to pre-enroll as soon as possible.