Macksville Students Earn OSHA 10 Certifications
January 20, 2022

Five high school students from Macksville, KS earned OSHA 10 safety certifications through Pratt Community College.

The students are enrolled in Welding and Ag Power Technology courses, and an OSHA 10 safety certification gives them an important start in industry.

Jessica Neeland oversees the program at USD 351 Macksville.

“OSHA-10 is a lifetime certification, meaning they will not have to renew it. This certification will open up new opportunities for these students even while they are in high school. After passing this course they also have a new understanding of…

PCC Faculty Meet with Students at Wichita Car Show
January 19, 2022

Pratt Community College Automotive Technology instructors had the opportunity to meet with high school students, their instructors and the general public at the Cars for Charities Rod and Custom Car Show at Century II in Wichita, KS.

PCC Faculty gave an entertaining back-and-forth banter as their presentation, discussing the opinionated pros and cons of the technology between a 1931 Model A Sports Coupe and a 2021 Mach E Ford Mustang.

PCC faculty Phil Spillman (left) and Daryl Lucas (right).

The Model A Sports Coupe is a personal vehicle, and first…

High School Automotive Students Earn ASE Certifications through PCC
January 06, 2022

Two PCC Automotive Technology students earned certifications from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) in Steering and Suspension.

Mitchell Partridge (left) is a senior at Norwich High School and Tanner Clark (right) is a senior at Kingman High School.

Both are taking Career Technical Education (CTE) courses through Pratt Community College, which allow students the opportunity to get a jump start on a career by earning college credit and certifications while still in high school.

PCC Automotive Technology instructor Tyler Wells…

Prosser Retires from PCC After 41 Years
January 04, 2022

Lorraine Prosser spent 41 years with Pratt Community College.

During her time at PCC, she held positions in the offices of the Registrar, Admissions, Financial Aid, and was most recently always a friendly face at the Switchboard, also known as PCC’s grand central station.

A retirement reception was held in her honor on campus to wish her well in her next chapter.

Lorraine plans to work on her health and spend time with family and loved ones. We are grateful to Lorraine and her many years of service at PCC!


Pratt Community College Fall 2021 Honor Roll
January 04, 2022

Pratt Community College has released the Honor Roll for the Fall 2021 semester.

The following honors and awards will be recognized at Pratt Community College:

President's Honor Roll 4.0
Dean's Honor Roll 3.5 - 3.9

Following below are the various honor roll designations alphabetically by last name.

President’s Honor Roll

Sharity Adams
Ian Akers
Kai Allen
Leah Baisch
Arius Burnett
Benjamin Burroughs
Evan Campbell
Brian Carbajal
Bryce Chavez
Jayden Crawford
Shelby Cunningham
Dayton Denton

High School Welding Students Earn Certifications in Kingman
December 20, 2021

Students in the Kingman High School Welding Program in conjunction with Pratt Community College, received their first round of certifications this semester.

They received certifications in OSHA 10 and Thermal Cutting (Oxyfuel, Plasma Arc, and Carbon Arc). They will also be receiving dual certifications with NC3 Lincoln Electric, and American Welding Society (AWS).

This is a great achievement for the students, as this will be a huge asset to them for future employment. The Welding Technology program at Kingman High School is led by instructor Jason Birkenbaugh.


PCC Hosts Area Officials at Legislative Luncheon
December 14, 2021

The purpose of the Legislative Luncheon on campus at Pratt Community College is to engage in conversations about important issues surrounding community colleges, and specifically PCC.

The Legislative Luncheon is held annually in December, hosting area legislators, both Senators and Representatives, and other community officials.  

Attendees at the December 2021 Legislative Luncheon included the PCC Board of Trustees, the college administrative team, USD 382 Superintendent Tony Helfrich, members of the USD 382 Board, USD 438 Superintendent Becca Flowers, and City Manager Bruce…