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Elizabeth Bible recollects on 50 years at PCC

27 March 2018

Elizabeth Bible began her journey at Pratt Community College as a student in the fall of 1954. She attended PCC until she graduated in 1956 with her Associate’s Degree in Art and Business. At the time, she had no idea she would dedicate the next 50 years as an employee of the college.

Former VP of Instruction Jim Stratford reflects on time at Pratt Community College

05 February 2018

Before serving as a Pratt Community College business instructor in 1974 then subsequently Vice President of Instruction until 2013, Jim Stratford was a student between the years of 1966 to 1968. During his 38 years as an employee and two as a student, Stratford has seen a lot of different changes with the college.

Stratford’s memories begin with the move to the current campus.

Double feature artists on exhibit for January and February

11 January 2018

During the months of January and February, the Delmar Riney Art Gallery at Pratt Community College will display the works of Featured Artists Brian Elkins and Carol Mott.

Pratt Community College Receives Grant from DuPont Pioneer

20 December 2017

Pratt Community College is pleased to announce that DuPont Pioneer donated $1,000.00 as part of the DuPont Pioneer sponsorship program. Part of the funds will be used to renovate the greenhouse on PCC’s campus that will be used by both the science and agriculture departments. PCC instructors Lori Montgomery and Trisha Jackson applied for the grant where over 200 applications were received.

“Lori and I worked hard to apply for this grant and are excited to receive it,” said Jackson. “The science and agriculture departments will benefit from the grant.”

PCC and WSU Sign 2+2 Engineering Agreement

27 October 2017

Representatives from Pratt Community College and Wichita State University gathered on Oct. 19 to sign a 2+2 articulation agreement in engineering.

Pratt Community College seeks coat donations

17 October 2017

Pratt Community College is teaming up with One Warm Coat to host a coat drive to collect clean, gently worn coats from Oct. 23 to Oct. 27 in the PCC common’s area. Students, employees, and Pratt community members are invited to make a difference in our local community by donating to the coat drive and helping PCC reach their goal of collecting 100 coats.

Smith hired as Agriculture Instructor at PCC

04 October 2017

Barrett Smith was hired as the new agriculture instructor this past August. He has been teaching students this fall semester in a variety of classes and topics such as Plant Science, Computers in Agriculture, Intro to Ag Business, Plant ID, and Sprayer Application Technology. He said his goal for every class he teaches is to help students love to learn.

“I like learning and I want students to enjoy learning,” said Smith. “It’s easier to enjoy learning while doing real world applications and learning how to apply knowledge outside the classroom.”

CoreCivic CEO credits time at Pratt Community College for success

14 September 2017

Damon Hininger is the President and CEO of CoreCivic Inc., a diversified government solutions company based in Nashville, Tenn. His day to day life involves running the publically traded company with more than 15,000 employees. In 2011, he was named one of Forbes Magazine’s “Top 20 Most Powerful CEO’s 40 and Under.” He is also a Pratt Community College Alumnus.

EPT Hotline School occurs on PCC Campus

13 September 2017

Several linemen from various rural electric cooperatives and municipalities around the state of Kansas are in Pratt for the annual Kansas Electric Cooperative (KEC) Hotline School hosted by Pratt Community College. The event allows linemen from across the state to receive hands-on training and refresher courses while simulating situations where they must work on electrical lines that are hot.

Kansas Art Guild featured in Delmar Riney Art Gallery

01 September 2017

During the months of September and October, the Delmar Riney Art Gallery will exhibit works of art from multiple artists in the Kansas Art Guild.

The Friends Community Art Guild was formed in May, 1977. The first meetings were held at Friends University with eight members present. Nona Bass, President, had just moved from Anaheim, California, to Wichita and was surprised to learn that there was no organization in Wichita for its local artists. She felt it was important that artists could meet and share ideas.

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