Parkwood Residents Enjoy Live Performance from Encore
April 16, 2021

PCC’s vocal group Encore took center stage to a captivated audience in one of their first “field trip” live performances off campus.

Parkwood Village is an assisted living facility located in Pratt, Kansas. About 20 residents enjoyed the performance by the students on the patio.

Performing Arts Director Misty Beck is glad to be back out there.

“It was so good to see so many familiar faces! We have missed our community outreach so much! What a blessing to be back at it. It was a little chilly out but the residents bundled up and several assured us it was worth it for…

Commencement Ceremonies 2022
April 15, 2021

Congratulations to our 2022 graduates!

This year's Commencement Ceremonies will be held at the Dennis Lesh Sports on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 1pm and 3pm.

The 1pm Ceremony is for AAS graduates and Certificate programs. The 3pm Ceremony is for AA, AS, and AGS graduates.

Cap & Gown pickup
May 9-12 in the Benson Commons Area between 3-5pm by last name.

Monday: A-I
Tuesday: J-R
Wednesday: S-Z

The ceremony will be live-streamed at and professional photos will be taken and available for purchase at…

33rd Annual Scholarship Auction Set For May 7, 2021
April 15, 2021

The 33rd Annual Scholarship Auction is set for May 7, 2021 at 7:00pm. The PCC Foundation will host the auction in a virtual format, with both a silent auction feature and live bidding.

Sponsors are lining up and great items are being added every day. You may register for the auction, view sponsors and view the auction items that will be available for bid on the auction website.

Proceeds from the auction fund scholarships for students to help make education more affordable for all.  
PCC offers departmental scholarships, athletic scholarships, summer student scholarships…

Ag Students Smoke Brisket and Make Jerky for College Credit
April 13, 2021

Smells waft down the halls of Gwaltney Hall as lessons in the AGR245 Elements of Meats class are in progress at PCC.

The smoky, savory smells of smoked brisket, that is. Smoking meat for college credit? Heck yes!

Ag instructor Lori Montgomery instructed students on the proper way to smoke and cut brisket for tenderness and a rich flavor. Students got to enjoy lunch at 9am as they studied muscle structure and different cuts of meat.

Smoked brisket in AGR245 Elements of Meats class in Ag program

Ag Instructor Lori Montgomery explaining how to cut different…

FFA Students Visit Ag Department at PCC
April 09, 2021

High school students from the Skyline Future Farmers of America chapter visited the Agriculture Program at PCC.

Ag Power instructor Ralph Williams met with students to give an overview of the industry and the shop where he trains Diesel techs.

Lots of smiles and laughs accompanied the hands-on activities provided by Ag instructors Lori Montgomery and Barrett Smith.

The students used a calving simulator to get a feel for the anatomy of a pregnant cow, and observed new technology in ways to predict calving schedules. They studied the different grades of wheat and got…

PCC Honors Bill and Cindy Keller at Stanion Field
April 09, 2021

The Pratt Beavers faced the Colby Trojans at home on Stanion Field with baseball season well underway.

The games didn’t have the winning numbers we wanted on the brand-new scoreboard, but there was still a buzz at home plate between games.

Long-time PCC donors Bill and Cindy Keller were invited to stand at home plate with Athletic Director Tim Swartzendruber, PCC Foundation Director Barry Fisher, Pratt Beavers Head Baseball Coach Todd Reller and PCC President Dr. Michael Calvert.

The Kellers, owners of Stanion Wholesale Electric, were recognized over the loudspeaker…

Board of Trustees Special Meeting April 12, 2021
April 08, 2021

The Pratt Community College Board of Trustees will be holding a Special Board meeting on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in the Riney Student Center, Room 312 to discuss the new track and field facility.