(Topeka, Kansas) - "Recognizing reverse transfer as an important element of a seamless educational system, Kansas state universities, community colleges, technical colleges, Washburn University and Washburn Institute of Technology, agree to work together to develop a process to assist students to complete coursework for and attain all certificates and degrees for which they are eligible," was the opening statement of a document signed by all 32 public postsecondary institution presidents.
On June 18, the Kansas Board of Regents approved the tuition and fees increase at Wichita State University. Full-time undergraduate Kansas residents will now pay 4.4 percent more in tuition and 7 percent more in fees, increasing the total cost to $7,3226 for one year of study at the standard 15-hour course load per semester.
Other increases across the state include a 4.9 percent tuition hike at the University of Kansas, and a Kansas State University increase of 5 percent in tuition and 7.4 percent in fees.
Pratt Community College is pleased to announce the hiring of Kevin Kewley as the new Head Men’s Soccer Coach. Kewley began his tenure with PCC in 2010 when he founded the soccer program together with Head Women’s Coach Jerrid Schicke. He continued coaching through the 2012 season, after which he began as head coach at Barton Community College, where his team was the 2013 KJCCC conference co-champions. Kewley returns to PCC to commence the 2014 season with great enthusiasm.
“I am happy to be back in Pratt and am looking forward to strengthening the program,” said Kewley.
The Pratt Community College men's basketball team heads to the off-season celebrating the successes of the 2013-2014 season.
Head Men's Basketball Coach Jesse Shaw, pictured at right, was named National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) District VI Coach of the Year and Kansas Basketball Coach Association (KBCA) Junior College Coach of the Year.
The women’s basketball team has added seven Kansas athletes to the 2014-2015 roster. These seven athletes have had great high school careers and they are excited to embark on the journey of college basketball at Pratt Community College.
“After losing the majority of our starters and scoring, these freshmen will have the opportunity to come in right away and contribute to our success in 2014-2015,” said Head Coach Stephanie Thompson.
Join Pratt Community College on April 25 for the annual foundation auction, a fundraiser that supports the scholarship fund for PCC students. This year the theme is “Under the Big Top” and the evening festivities include dinner, raffles, a silent auction and a live auction, as well as a thrilling performance by PCC’s own vocal ensemble, Encore!.
The event will be held at the Pratt 4-H Center and doors open at 6 p.m. The meal including grilled chicken and pulled pork sandwiches, tossed salad, new potatoes, nachos and popcorn begins at 6:30 p.m.
The Pratt Beavers were scheduled to play a nine-inning game with the Mavericks of NOC Tonkawa, but PCC ended the game in the seventh with a score of 13-3.
It was a great day to be a hitter, and each of the players in the Pratt lineup had at least one hit, and five players had multiple hits. Gaige Webster was 4-5 with two doubles and scored three times. Justin Crouch was 2-3 with four RBIs and a home run. Scott Alvarez was 2-4 with a double. BJ Dean was 2-4 with five RBIs and two home runs. Avery Booth was 2-3.
The Beavers were able to end the weekend with a split series after dropping the first two games on April 5 against Colby.
In game one, too many free bases finally caught up with Pratt and they lost the game resulting from a leadoff walk and a PFP error in extra innings. The Beaver offense out-hit the Trojans, but it was just not enough. BJ Dean led the team with two RBIs that game.
Virgil Penner is the March “Featured Artist” in the Riney Art Gallery at Pratt Community College and he will be available on Friday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to noon to meet anyone interested in visiting with him about his artwork. This is an informal question and answer session that is open to students, faculty, staff and the general public.