• PCC basketball starts on Wed. Nov 1. Women tip-off at 6 pm. Men tip-off at 8 pm.

Biddy Basketball Hall of Fame Inducts PCC Athletic Director Kurt McAfee

27 March 2014

Pratt Community College Athletic Director Kurt McAfee was inducted into the Biddy Basketball Hall of Fame on March 26. The induction ceremony was held in KGSO Radio Studios in Wichita, Kan. and McAfee’s induction was carried live on KGSO Radio.

PCC Honors Dr. Ibeawuchi, Women of Character, Courage and Commitment

25 March 2014

To celebrate Women’s History Month and to illustrate her classroom curriculum, Pratt Community College instructor Rhonda Westerhaus invited a local author to come speak on campus.

On March 25, Dr. Shirle Ibeawuchi of Pratt spoke in the Linda Hunt Memorial Library about the book she co-authored, “The Dream," and the school she founded in Nigeria, which currently supports close to 150 students.

WEM students plant trees to feed wildlife

14 March 2014

The Habitat and Food Plot Production class planted 30 trees on-campus with the hopes of bringing animals to the area.

“They are wildlife oriented trees,” said Luke Laha, instructor. “They aren’t planted to look pretty but planted to feed wildlife, deer in particular.”

Laha’s class decided to plant trees so they could see that food for wildlife doesn’t’ have to be planted crops but can come from other food sources.

The class planted apple, pear, chestnut, oak, persimmon and crabapple trees.

Pratt county schools come together for concert

06 March 2014

The Pratt Community College Performing Arts Department will host the County Wide Choral Extravaganza on March 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Carpenter Auditorium.

The concert will showcase the musical talents of Pratt county students from PCC and Skyline High School. During the evening, the choirs will sing separately and together, with additional performances by their show choirs.

“It gives all the high school and college students in Pratt County a chance to sing together and create a sense of camaraderie,” said J.J. Rupe, PCC music instructor.

Technology, diversity implemented during class assignment

03 March 2014

Many teachers on Pratt Community College’s campus implement technology and diversity during their lectures and assignments.

Rhonda Westerhaus found a unique way incorporate both in her Children’s Literature class.
The class is watching the movie ‘Freedom Writers’ and then writing a blog about it and commenting on other students entries.

Administrators Attend National Legislative Summit

24 February 2014

Pratt Community College President Michael Calvert, along with PCC Board of Trustees members Darrell Shumway and Jeff Shumway recently attended the Community College National Legislative Summit. The Summit took place in Washington, D.C. from Feb. 10 – 13 and sponsored by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT).

PCC Students Honored at State Capitol

19 February 2014

On Feb. 13, two Pratt Community College students were honored in Topeka, Kan. as members of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society. PCC’s chapter, Phi Zeta, selected Diana Lara and Katelyn Kumberg, both of Pratt, as their representatives for the 2014 Kansas All-State Academic Team.

This is a distinguished group of scholars from community colleges across the state who are selected for their academic achievements and contributions to their college and community. These students will also be eligible for the All-USA Academic Team announced later this year.

PCC Alumnus Honored

17 December 2013

The American Association of Community Colleges recently selected former Pratt Community College student Joseph Searles III to receive the 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award. The award is given annually to former students from community colleges who are making outstanding contributions to their chosen career fields and to their communities. Searles and the other five Outstanding Alumni Award recipients will be recognized during an awards brunch at the AACC 2014 Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. next April.

Auditions for Aida

Elton John and Tim Rice's contemporary take on a classic. Ages 5 and up are welcome to audition.

Instructors Attend Seminars in Technology, Training and Psychology

14 August 2013

Though some people assume teachers take the summer off, many educators spend the summer improving their skills, knowledge and attitudes about their chosen profession in education. At Pratt Community College, this is especially true. Teachers Rhonda Westerhaus, Joyce Frey and Junnae Landry each attended workshops that involved them in their respective areas of Technology, Teacher Training and Psychology.

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