Environmental Science Class Partners with KDWP on Ecology Project
November 23, 2021

Dave “Kip” Chambers’ Environmental Science class, in collaboration with biologists from Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks (KDWP), participated in a field trip to Lemon Park this Fall to evaluate the ecological interiority of a short stretch of the South Fork Ninnescah River. 

Students had an opportunity to assess the biological communities of the river by sampling fish, using electroshocking techniques and collecting macroinvertebrates using dip nets.

Students also conducted a habitat survey and performed basic water chemistry tests to assess the overall condition of the…

PCC Holding Auditions for the Wizard of Oz
November 19, 2021

Pratt Community College is holding auditions for The Wizard of Oz! The show runs in March, and is the Royal Shakespeare Company version that follows the movie. There are parts for all ages! Parts will include singing and reading.

Auditions are being held on campus in Carpenter Auditorium on December 7 and 8 at 7pm.

The Wizard of Oz show will take place April 1-3, 2022 and rehearsals will start in January!

For more information, contact Misty Beck and mistyb@prattcc.edu


PCC Performing Arts Presents A Christmas to Remember
November 19, 2021

The Pratt Community College Performing Arts Department will be rounding out the close of the Fall 2021 semester with a special performance.

Students, employees and members of the community are invited to enjoy “A Christmas to Remember” on December 3 and 4 at 7:30pm, and December 5 at 2:30pm.

Tickets for admission can be purchased at the door in Carpenter Auditorium for only five dollars!

The Pratt Community College Performing Arts Department is a participation-based program featuring vocal and instrumental music, music theatre, and technical production. Visit the …

PCC Faculty Bring Hands-On Science Show to Skyline Middle School
November 16, 2021

“I loved the woosh!”, said one Skyline student.

Melissa Jacobs’ sixth grade science class at Skyline Middle School was thrilled to observe Pratt Community College science instructors scrambling around the stage at their school in their crazy hair, showing the wonders of science just before Halloween.

This woosh, in particular, happened when ethanol vapor combusted inside a large plastic jug and rushed out.

Another favorite moment from the Science Show: elephant toothpaste. Students reacted when the formula quickly shot into the cold Kansas wind.


PCC Announces 2021 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
November 16, 2021

Pratt Community College Athletics had the honor of inducting nine former Tennis athletes into the PCC Hall of Fame on October 9, 2021. Those inducted were the 1959 & 1961 NJCAA Tennis National Champions and the 1985-87 All-Region Player.

Great Western Dining catered a meal and a ceremony was held on campus for the inductees and their families.

PCC’s Tennis coach Jeret Johnson was also in attendance as Athletic Director Tim Swartzendruber presented plaques to the inductees.

“I believe this is a tremendous honor and long overdue to have these two teams and…

KBOR Film Crew Visits EPT Program
November 16, 2021

A Cox Media crew was on  the Pratt Community College campus filming on behalf of the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) to showcase energy-related technical training and careers. 

PCC's Electrical Power Technology (EPT) program students were training on the "pole farm" with program Director Dave Campbell and instructor Jeff Hoffman.

EPT Students were in a regular afternoon lab session gearing up in safety equipment, climbing utility poles, training on the utility truck and practicing skills in managing power pole components.

KBOR is putting together a series of online…

Mel Hambelton Ford Visits Kingman Automotive Facility
October 19, 2021

Pratt Community College prides itself on being able to apply real-world insights and training when preparing students for the workforce.

It is a mutual benefit for students and businesses when they are brought together on campus through our technical programs. Students are able to meet with employers to ask questions about what it’s like on the job, and employers are able to offer insight into their evolving industries and find potential hires in the process.

Kelly Hamilton and Josh Proffit from the Mel Hambelton Ford dealership met with students at PCC’s Automotive…