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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.
 

Pratt Community College Prepares for Emergency Drills

18 March 2015

Aggressive persons, active killers, and other hostile situations repeatedly affect our communities and institutions. There is a history of conflict in our schools, businesses, and other public areas. People continue to learn lessons from these events, and find it necessary to put an active exercise program in place to ensure that we are prepared for these events.

PCC Performing Arts department presents Fiddler on the Roof

13 March 2015

The Pratt Community College Performing Arts Department will be performing Fiddler on the Roof for their spring show.

The play is based on Tevye (Dan Gillig), a Jewish milkman, who tells of the customs in the little Russian town of Anatevka. It is 1905, and life here is as precarious as a fiddler on the roof, yet, through their traditions, the villagers endure.

“This show has a very strong cast,” said Misty Beck, director. “We decided to go with a classic this year because we did something newer last year.”

Kansas Higher Education Celebrates No.1 in Nation

12 March 2015

(Topeka, Kansas) - On Wednesday, March 11, the Kansas Board of Regents met with Presidents and Board Chairs from Community Colleges and Technical Colleges across Kansas to celebrate the collaborative work that is being done in Kansas across our higher education institutions.

Governor Brownback was also in attendance, to recognize the recent announcement by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center which ranked Kansas as the national leader in the percentage of community college students who continue on to get a degree from a four-year institution.  

Our Middle Name is Community

12 March 2015

While education is our first priority, Pratt Community College is a true community college. Through community engagement and enrichment, our students, faculty and staff are dedicated to serving the community and providing opportunities for members of the community to enrich their lives through continuing education, cultural arts, sports and more.

Athletic Director Receives Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

11 March 2015

Kurt McAfee, director of athletics at Pratt Community College, was recently honored by the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity (Kansas State University chapter) with its 2015 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award.

The award is presented to graduates who have achieved high rank or honor in their professions, have a widespread effect on their communities, and are recognized for their achievements over the course of their careers.

PCC Wind Turbines Save Energy

11 March 2015

With the help of some major pieces of equipment, Pratt Community College remains a leader in renewable energy among Kansas institutions of higher education. PCC supplements their energy usage with wind turbines, one of the fastest growing segments of energy production.

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