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HutchCC Students Achieve Success at SkillsUSA Nationals Jul 3, 2019

All eight students from Hutchinson Community College who attended the National SkillsUSA Contest in Louisville, KY June 24-28 earned top ten finishes in their respective competitions, including a national runner-up. 

Those qualifying for this honor were Isaac Hoffman (Hutchinson) in HVAC - High School Division, Adam Weldon (Kingman) in Industrial Motor Control - High School Division,  Shidarian Fonfield (Hutchinson) competing in the Masonry contest, the team of Alan Terrazas (South Hutchinson) and Emerald Brown (Abilene) in Mechatronics – College Division, Emily Gerhardt in Computer Programming – College Division and the team of Ethan Williams (Arlington) and Ryan Gawanda (McPherson) in Robotics and Automation  College Division.

The team of Ethan Williams and Ryan Gawanda was the national runner-up in the College Division for Robots and Automation.  This competition challenges two-person teams to demonstrate operation of a five-axis servo-robot along with a set of sensors and motorized devices to resolve a simulated production process problem. Teams set up and demonstrate operation of a robotic workcell from a word problem. Contestants are required to create a flow chart and sequence of operation. Teams are also judged on efficiency, speed and teamwork.

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Board of Trustees Recognizes Retirees, Wraps Up Fiscal Year Jun 28, 2019

The Hutchinson Community College Board of Trustees held its final meeting of the fiscal year Thursday evening.

The meeting opened with the recognition of two individuals for their service to Hutchinson Community College.  Sen. Ed Berger presented a proclamation to Dale Conard, who started the College’s Agriculture Diesel program in 1976 and is retiring after 43 years as the program’s coordinator.  Berger also recognized Rusty Hilst, who recently retired after 50 years of broadcasting athletics for Hutchinson Community College and Hutchinson High School.  Steve Kappenman, HutchCC’s Assistant Athletic Director, also presented Hilst with a proclamation and a jersey.

The Board approved the renewal of the College’s property and workers compensation insurance for the coming year and conducted several items of routine business including approval of the final bills to be paid for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

The next meeting of the board will be on Thursday, July 18.  The meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. in the Shears Technology Center Justice Theater.  The public is invited to attend.

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HutchCC to Host Enrollment Days Jun 25, 2019

Hutchinson Community College has scheduled three special enrollment days for students to enroll for the fall 2019 semester.

The open enrollment dates for any incoming student are on: Friday, May 31; Friday, June 21; and Friday, July 19.  All events are held on the HutchCC main campus in Hutchinson. Interested students must register for the event online at www.hutchcc.edu/enroll.

Students attending the enrollment days will receive advising, complete any necessary placement testing and have an opportunity to tour the campus and facilities.  There are two enrollment registration times on each of the open enrollment dates, at 8:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

For more information on the enrollment dates, contact Admissions at admissions@hutchcc.edu.

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Erin Beavers Named Dragon Educator of the Year May 29, 2019

Hutchinson Community College has announced that Erin Beavers, Professor of Chemistry, has been selected as the 2018-19 Dragon Educator of the Year.

Beavers was selected for the honor from nominees from all academic areas by the HutchCC Student Government Association (SGA). Instructors are nominated by Hutchinson Community College students, and then complete a selection process conducted by SGA.  Beavers received her honor at the College’s commencement on May 10.

Beavers teaches Chemistry I, Chemistry II and the labs associated with each as well as providing academic advising to students. She received her Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from Emporia State University in 2005 and earned her Masters of Science in Chemistry from Kansas State University in 2008.

It is Beavers’ second time being selected as Dragon Educator of the Year, having been previously chosen for the 2016-17 school year as well.

Other finalists for the award were Dr. Amanda Smith, psychology instructor, and Rachel Santine, speech professor.

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