Theresa Vail, the reigning Miss Kansas and member of the Kansas National Guard, was on campus recently to talk about women's issues and empowerment of young women. Vail shared personal experiences, including poor self esteem issues that caused her to attempt suicide as a teenager, in an effort to show women that self-confidence and self-empowerment are powerful tools to success.
Vail was on campus as part of Red Flag week, an event to raise awareness of domestic violence and domestic abuse issues.
Students in Hutchinson Community College Video and Game Animation courses have the opportunity to work on "real world" design projects and gain valuable experience in designing for a variety of applications and purposes, including informational videos, reenactment purposes and other opportunities beyond traditional video games.
In the Computer Aided Drafting special projects class, students have the opportunity to work with industry professionals on real projects. Some of the past projects included a door mechanism for Collins Bus; a building project for the Hutchinson Public Library and students are currently working on a house design for the HCC/HHS Building Trades program that will be built next year.
A groundbreaking was held on Friday March 21 for the new Jack Mull Family Football Complex and Bob & Lou Peel Weight Room. The complex will be located on the East side of the current Football Office facility, and it will provide office, training and meeting space for the football team and athletic department.
Members of the Student Government Association at HCC organized a Kick Butts Day in March to raise awareness of the dangers of tobacco use and encourage users to kick the habit.
The students hung t-shirts on clotheslines in front of Lockman Hall to serve as a visual reminder of the 200 people across the nation who would die from tobacco-related illnesses in the four hours of planned activities. SGA organizes a variety of campus activities throughout the year.