Pratt Community College Board of Trustee April 20, 2020 meeting has been rescheduled to April 13, 2020.  Meeting will be in the Riney Student Center, Room 312 at 6:00 p.m.

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Pratt Community College President Dr. Michael Calvert updates the PCC community about college  operations moving forward.

"Please know that our administrative team is meeting on a daily basis to discuss this ever-evolving situation," said Calvert. "The utmost goal of our actions is to...

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Automotive Alumni Finds Career in Kansas City

21 February 2020

Pratt Community College Alumnus, Andy Westfall, was born and raised in Newton, Kan. Growing up, he was interested in anything that had a motor. He watched NASCAR on TV and attended as many motorsport events and car shows that he could. These automotive interests carried on into high school and his career field.

"English and writing were not my forte," said Westfall. "But, I could tear something up and put it back together."

DePew named interim Vice President of Instruction

09 December 2019

Monette DePew, Humanities and English instructor, has been named interim Vice President of Instruction at Pratt Community College. DePew assumed the role in the middle of the 2019 fall semester, taking on the responsibilities of supervising faculty as well as maintaining her role as instructor of Humanities and English. PCC President, Dr. Michael Calvert, agrees that DePew’s experience inside and out of the classroom along with many years of experience make her uniquely qualified for the position.

Pratt Community College Announces Plans for New Agriculture & Rodeo Complex

30 October 2019

BUILD OUR FUTURE, Pratt Community College’s (PCC) first comprehensive multi-million dollar-campaign, has secured an in-kind gift of 220 acres to develop the new PCC Agricultural and Livestock Education and Rodeo Campus. The gift of property allows PCC to expand two of its traditional educational and club programs.
 
“We are extremely grateful for this gift,” said Gregg Lesh, PCC Foundation Chair. “The College was looking at ways to expand or enhance these programs, as rural America is still very much seeking young professionals dedicated to agriculture.”
 

PCC’s Agriculture Program provides hands-on training and industry partnerships to guide student success

25 October 2019

Pratt Community College Agriculture instructor, Barrett Smith, has many goals for his classes this school year. His main goal, however, is to prepare students to have the skills to successfully transfer to a four-year institution or leave PCC with a job opportunity.

Ag Power students get paid while earning their degree

22 October 2019

The Pratt Community College Agriculture Power Technology (APT) Program gives students the opportunity to earn while they learn. The goal of the technical program is to provide students with the skills to enter into a career workforce ready. This is achieved by spending time in the classroom, on-campus APT shop and being placed in a paid internship for a large portion of the curriculum.

Ag Power Freshman signs work contract upon graduation

21 October 2019

Pratt Community College Freshmen Mitchell Becker, Agriculture Power Technology student, has signed a three year contract with Prairieland Partners upon completion of the program.

Becker grew up in Conway Springs, Kan. and says he has always had a knack for mechanics. He heard about the program from multiple sources including his friends and his brother, and decided to join the PCC program.

Skyland Grain gives $20,000 to PCC for student scholarships

18 October 2019

Pratt Community College received a $20,000 check from Skyland Grain, LLC to go towards scholarships for students. Skyland Grain, a program partner for the Crop Application certificate for nearly four years, has offered an occupational workforce program in conjunction with the Agriculture and Ag Power technical programs at PCC. Students have the opportunity to earn a Crop Applicator certificate and receive scholarship dollars to help cover tuition, books and more.

Ag student combines passion for agriculture and computers to set his career path

15 October 2019

A Pratt Community College student combines two passions to make his own career pathway. PCC Sophomore, Pake Sipes grew up in Stafford, Kan., which Sipes describes as a small agricultural community. Growing up in an agriculture community sparked Sipes interest to attend Pratt Community College and study Agribusiness. He chose to attend PCC because it is close to home, but yet he still has the chance to live on campus.

“I like the class sizes, and the information is interesting,” said Sipes.

PCC Pep Band grows with help of alumnus

18 September 2019

One of the primary goals of the Performing Arts Department for the 2019-2020 school year was the growth of the pep band. That goal is seeing some success already with nearly 30 members in the band.
 
Misty Beck, Pep Band and Performing Arts Director, is pleased with the growth of the band.
 
“Last year there were fewer than 10 in the pep band and this year we have nearly 30 players” said Beck. “I would like a couple more trombones and alto saxes to join the group, to help balance out the band.”
 

PCC grabs experienced instructor as Choir Director

18 September 2019

Long time music educator and chorus instructor, Beth Novotny, has joined Pratt Community College as Community Choir Director.
 
Novotny has 25 years of experience as a music educator, so it was no surprise she said yes when asked to direct the PCC Community Choir. Even though she is retired, she doesn’t stop teaching, learning, or performing.
 

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