On June 19 – 20, PCC agriculture professor Dr. Bill Hunter attended the Irrigation Foundation’s 12th annual Irrigation Faculty Academy. Twenty-two college and high school instructors from 21 schools attended the event, held at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa.
The Pratt Community College soccer program is heading into its fifth year of existence and celebrating another success as a men’s soccer alumnus goes pro. Former forward Nik Bohne is the first to sign a professional contract and will play with the Wichita B-52s for the 2014-2015 season. Bohne is originally from Wichita and played at Pratt Community College during the 2011 – 2012 and 2012 – 2013 seasons.
(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.
Pratt Community College Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jesse Shaw is among those being honored for his athletic achievements by Northwest Missouri State University, where he played as a student. His 2003-2004 team will be inducted into the university’s M-Club Hall of Fame this October, along with former student-athletes, coaches and other title-holding teams.
Shaw's team that started their season 13-0, reached a number one national ranking for the first time in school history, finished the season 29-5, won the MIAA tournament and advanced to NCAA Division II Elite Eight.
At right, Ohio National Team Coach Kipp Kahlenbeck with PCC Wrestling Coach Ken Kepley
The mission of Pratt Community College is maximum student learning, individual and workforce development, high quality instruction and service, and community enrichment. One of the ways that PCC fulfills the mission of community enrichment is by looking for ways to provide facilities and expertise to organizations and institutions across the nation to help them grow and excel.
The Pratt Men’s Wrestling Team has just been named 2013-2014 NJCAA Academic Team of the Year for the second year in a row. This means that the team had the highest cumulative GPA of any community college men’s wrestling team in the nation with a 3.12.
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.
Twelve Pratt Community College wrestlers have been named to the 2013-2014 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) All-Academic Team. In order to receive this award, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.
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.
Doubling in size from this year to last, Pratt Community College’s farrier science program had 10 students receive certificates of competition in the program, and also become certified on the national level.
PCC’s Farrier Science program works through the Brotherhood of Working Farriers Association to certify students.
While becoming certified, students take classes to learn to shoe their own horses, equine classes to learn more about horses and business classes so they can run their own business.