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

PCC Hires World Champion as Head Rodeo Coach

29 April 2015

This April, Pratt Community College welcomes World Champion Steer Roper Rocky Patterson as the new head coach of the men’s and women’s rodeo program. Patterson stepped in as interim head coach earlier in the semester, and accepted the permanent position after forming good relationships with the current students and seeing potential in the incoming team.

“Rodeo is all I’ve ever known,” said Patterson. “I’m here to help the students every way I can in what is traditionally a very expensive and demanding sport.”

PCC Names Richwood Valley CC President as Outstanding Alumnus of the Year

27 April 2015

On May 8, the Pratt Community College Foundation will honor Dr. Jeff Jochems, the 2015 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year.

Honor Society Takes Initiative to Treat Cancer Patients

15 April 2015

On April 14, Pratt Community College held a bone marrow donor registration drive and fundraiser. The event drew in 39 students, employees and community members who gave DNA samples for testing, filled out health paperwork, and signed an agreement to donate peripheral blood stem cells or bone marrow if a patient match is found. 

Forum held for community to voice concerns about nursing program

10 April 2015

A forum for healthcare and business representatives from the Pratt Community College service area was hosted on April 6 by the college. The purpose of the forum was to brief the group about the impact of the recent accreditation visit by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), the national accrediting body. Thirty-five people attended the forum, including representative from health care agencies in Pratt, Medicine Lodge, Cunningham and Greensburg. Most of these agencies currently employee PCC nursing graduates.

Skaggs feels it's important to work while attending school

02 April 2015

After working in retail for more than five years, Abby Skaggs decided it was time to try a different part-time job while in school.

Skaggs, a sophomore at Pratt Community College majoring in Accounting and Business, was offered a tellers job as a teller at People’s Bank and decided to try it.

“I was looking for something different than retail,” Skaggs said. “I love the constant flow of people and that I put what I learn at the school to use on a daily basis.”

Frey give speech on dissertation

02 April 2015

“Age is a poor excuse not to do something.”

These words were life changing for Pratt Community College’s psychology instructor Joyce Frey, when a student used them as a retort against her instructions to work hard while young.

Since hearing those words Frey, who will be 70 in May, looked at her life and decided the student was right and is now working on getting her PhD from the Chicago School of Psychology with a degree in Systems and Organizational Psychology.

PCC Second in the Nation in Community College Shooting Sports

01 April 2015

March 24-29,  the  Pratt Community College Shooting Sports team traveled to the National Collegiate Clay Target Championship in San Antonio, Texas to compete against 76 teams from all over the nation and placed second out of the 10  two-year schools that attended.
 

PTK to host bone marrow drive April 14

30 March 2015

When most students think about enrolling for their college classes they don’t picture it happening in a hospital with their adviser lying in the hospital bed but this was just one of the many things that Pratt Community College ag instructor Lori Montgomery did while battling with cancer.

In August of 2005, Montgomery was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which is a cancer originating from white blood cells called lymphocytes. While she battling cancer for five years, Montgomery continued to work and be as active as possible. 

Kansas Community Colleges Agree to Global Reverse Transfer Agreement

26 March 2015

TOPEKA – The Kansas Association of Community College Trustees (KACCT) and the Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) announced the successful negotiation of a global reverse transfer agreement between all eighteen private colleges and all nineteen community colleges. The agreement is expected to significantly boost the number of Kansans who earn at least an associate’s degree, which has been linked to higher lifetime incomes, lower unemployment, better health outcomes, and increased community involvement.

​PCC to Screen “The Jayhawkers” Film

24 March 2015

On April 9, Pratt Community College will screen “The  Jayhawkers,” a 2014 film about KU basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain. The screening will begin at 7 p.m. in Carpenter Auditorium. The film’s writer, director and producer Kevin Willmott will be in attendance to speak about the making of the film and his perspective on the historical elements that created the backdrop for the story.
 

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