• PCC athletics launches new athletics website (Sept. 14)

Executive Director for PCC begins Oct. 17

07 October 2016

Pratt Community College is excited to announce the recent hiring of Barry Fisher as the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations. A Pratt community member since 1998, Fisher is ready to take on the role of strengthening alumni and community relations as well as initiatives related to college funding, grants, and scholarships.

Concert of Choirs held on Monday Oct. 10

03 October 2016

The Pratt Community College performing arts department is quickly approaching their annual Concert of Choirs performance. This event features 120 singers from not only the PCC choir but also Pratt High and Skyline.
“The performing art department feels strongly about collaborating with other groups in the community.” said Misty Beck, Director of Theatre, “We are proud to be able to host this annual event to make music with our friends.”
The choirs are under the directions of J.J. Rupe, PCC, Brandon Wade, Pratt High, and Bob Lee, Skyline.

PCC employees begin local leadership class

29 September 2016

Two Pratt Community College employees are committing to developing their personal and professional leadership skills as a part of Pratt Leadership 2000 plus. Megan Eaton, coordinator of marketing communications and community relations, and Stacey Davies, personnel assistant, recently began the Pratt leadership 2000 plus class. Eaton and Davies will be involved in one class a month from September to March. They will then complete a three day conference at the Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita, KS before graduating in May of 2017.

PCC campus hosted Hotline School

22 September 2016

Pratt Community College hosted the Kansas Electric Cooperative (KEC) Hotline School from Sept. 13 through 15. This event is available each year and allows linemen from across the state to receive additional training.
“Working with others and passing on their knowledge is very important to all the linemen that attended and to the students who observed.” said Dave Campbell, PCC EPT instructor.

PCC receives new equipment for EPT program

12 September 2016

Pratt Community College received a new truck for its Electrical Power Lineman Program. During the summer they found a 1999 Freightliner Fl70 4x4 with an Altec TA41M bucket unit that will be used to assist students in gaining the skills needed for the workforce. Dave Campbell, Electrical Power Technology (EPT) instructor, purchased this truck through a company in Tennessee because of its great condition and lower mileage.

PCC’s ag power program loaned $300,000 tractor

29 August 2016

As the start of the 2016 fall semester has begun, Ag power students received hands-on training with a Case Magnum 310 loaned from Straub’s International out of Pratt, KS. This tractor retails at $270,000 to $300,000 and allowed students to receive training on the highest quality of equipment. They spent two days learning and running checks on this tractor and will continue to train on different equipment throughout the year.

Phi Theta Kappa’s annual blood drive

25 August 2016

“Did you know that every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood?” said Natalie Bagley, American Red Cross representative. Bagley presented to Pratt Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa who are gearing up for their annual community blood drive to help fill this continuous need.

Pratt Community College ranked 14 in nation

23 August 2016

Pratt Community College was recently ranked number 14 on the 2016’s Best and Worst Community Colleges by Wallethub, a company dedicated to helping people efficiently attain top wallet fitness.

Hansen new Director of Nursing

16 August 2016

After working at the college for six years as a nursing instructor, Kim Hansen has been promoted to Director of Nursing.
Hansen is a graduate of Pratt Community College’s Nursing Program. She graduated from PCC in 2008 and has worked at Pratt Regional Medical Center before switching to nursing education in 2010. Hansen says that she truly enjoys the art of being a nurse and wants to help future nurses achieve their goals.

Skyland Grain visits campus and signs partnership

11 August 2016

Officials from Skyland Grain, LCC visited the Pratt Community College campus on Aug. 8 where they made their partnership official. Skyland Grain CEO David Cron and members of the Skyland team travelled from their headquarters in Johnson, Kan. and eastern administrative offices in Cunningham on Monday to visit the PCC campus and together signed a partnership agreement for the newest agriculture program launching this Fall.


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