DeWeese Recognized at Board of Trustees Meeting

At Monday’s Board of Trustees meeting, David Schmidt presented Pratt Community College and Board Chair, Dwane DeWeese with a special Employer Support of the National Guard and Reserve Award recognition. The “Above and Beyond Award” from the Department of Defense is presented on behalf of the men and women of the National Guard and Reserve Forces, for outstanding service and continuing support of the National Defense. Schmidt served as the Command Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army Hospital in Kuwait where he managed medical care for over 10,000 soldiers in Kuwait during nine months of deployment in 2019-2020.  In addition to serving as PCC’s Coordinator of Career Technical Education, he is also Assistant Superintendent for Pratt USD 382. The special award acknowledges the tremendous support provided to Schmidt by PCC as an employer.  Schmidt expressed his sincere appreciation for the many care boxes of supplies and snack items sent to him by the college community during his deployment.  He noted that he was able to share items with his unit, who were extremely grateful for the college’s generosity and support.