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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PCC Nursing student awarded Laura Betzen-Oeding Memorial Nursing Scholarship

16 May 2017

Pratt Community College (PCC) student Kaitlyn (Katie) Millis was awarded the Laura Betzen-Oeding Memorial Nursing Scholarship at Commencement on Friday, May 12.
 
Millis, originally from Altamont, Kan., comes from a family of nurses including her mother and grandmother. That, along with what she saw and experienced from nurses taking care of her grandfather as he fought pancreatic cancer, helped her choose the nursing profession.
“That’s what it’s about- having such a deep compassion in caring for others that it truly does make a difference not only in their lives, but also in ours as a nurse and human being,” said Millis.
 
After graduation, Millis plans on working to pass the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) and then start a Bachelor of Nursing program in the fall, which the scholarship will help her accomplish. Eventually she has her sights set on continuing on with her education through a master’s program and possibly a nurse practitioner program.
 
“To be a recipient of the Laura Betzen-Oeding Nursing Foundation scholarship is a tremendous honor,” said Millis.  “I feel that it so much more than a financial award.  It is an honor to receive this award in Laura’s name and I will strive to continue to honor the legacy that Laura had set forth.”
 
This scholarship is given in memory of Laura Betzen-Oeding. Laura completed her nursing degree at Pratt Community College in 2000. She then continued her education at Wichita State University where she earned her BSN in 2002, and she was then a graduate student at Fort Hays State University in the Family Nurse Practitioner program.
 
The majority of Laura’s nursing career was spent at Via Christi-St. Francis caring for kidney failure and kidney transplant patients. In July 2011, Laura passed away in a tragic accident. In her memory, family and friends established the Laura Betzen-Oeding Nursing Scholarship.
 
Laura’s family and friends believe that she would have wanted the scholarship to go to a student who demonstrates a love for nursing, professionalism, and a kind, caring demeanor. Above all, Laura would have wanted the recipient to be a hard worker and exhibit common sense.
 
The scholarship is open to an ADN completion student at the Pratt campus, and the recipient is chosen by the Betzen and Oeding families and ADN nursing faculty. Further guidelines are that the student must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be in their second year at PCC.