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Board Wraps Up Calendar Year Dec 11, 2020

At the December meeting of the Hutchinson Community College Board of Trustees, the Board wrapped up its calendar year with a brief meeting.

Board chair Bob Snyder recognized the faculty, staff and students for their work in maintaining in-person classes for the duration of the fall semester.

For fiscal year 2020-2021 the Board approved the Master Agreement with the Hutchinson National Faculty Association which includes a 1.5% increase on base salary and $30 per month increase for Board Benefits. A salary increase for classified and administrative staff based on performance, market value and scope of responsibility, with the average increase not to exceed 1.5% and a $30 per month increase in the Board Benefit was also approved for classified and administrative staff.  In addition, the Board approved the president’s contract with the same base salary and Board Benefit adjustments as staff and administration.

The next meeting of the board will be Thursday, January 14.  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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Tillman, Knox Dillon Lectures Rescheduled to Spring 2021 Oct 16, 2020

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, the Dillon Lecture Series has rescheduled its two Fall 2020 lectures for the spring of 2021.

Col. Mark Tillman, originally scheduled for October 20, has been rescheduled for February 23, 2021. Col. Tillman was chosen as the nation’s 12th Presidential Pilot and served as commander of Air Force One for eight years under President George W. Bush. The retired colonel was responsible for “the flying White House” throughout both of Bush’s terms and has edge-of-your-seat stories to share about keeping the President safe on Sept. 11, 2001, and clandestinely flying the President in and out of Iraq on Thanksgiving 2003.

Exoneree, journalist, public speaker, and author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, “Waiting to Be Heard”, Amanda Knox was originally scheduled to speak November 17 but has been rescheduled to April 6, 2021.  Between 2007 and 2015, Knox spent nearly four years in an Italian prison and eight years on trial for a murder she didn’t commit. She now works to shed light on the issues of wrongful conviction, truth seeking, and public shaming, and to inspire people towards empathy and perspective.

Tickets to the lecture are currently on sale at www.hutchcc.edu/dls. School groups may register at www.dillonlectureseries.eventbrite.com; students of all ages are permitted to attend at no charge.

2021 will be the 40th season for the Dillon Lecture Series on the HutchCC Campus.  For more information on the Dillon Lecture Series, or to become a patron, call Robin Woodworth at 620-665-3505 or visit the college website at www.hutchcc.edu/dls.

Board Receives Update on Dining Center Oct 12, 2020

Hutchinson, Kan. – The Hutchinson Community College Board of Trustees made quick work of its October meeting agenda Thursday evening.

In addition to routine business, the Board received updates on the College’s Higher Learning Commission accreditation initiatives and the dining center renovation and expansion project. The dining center opened to students October 1.  Work is wrapping up in the lower level and it is expected to open for use within the next couple of weeks.

The next meeting of the board will be on Thursday, November 12.  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, Tyson Partner on Apprenticeship Program Sep 17, 2020

Hutchinson Community College (HutchCC) has been selected as the recipient of a $15,000 grant from Tyson Foods. The investment will allow HutchCC to offer its Mechanical Maintenance apprenticeship program to existing Hutchinson and South Hutchinson Tyson employees giving them promotional opportunities with the potential for higher pay.

”Tyson’s support of our apprenticeship program is greatly appreciated,” said Dr. Carter File, President of Hutchinson Community College.  “With Tyson’s support, we look forward to working with their employees to equip them with the skills necessary to succeed in the workplace”.

Additionally, this investment from Tyson Foods will enable HutchCC to potentially include community members in this program who are not currently employed by Tyson but who have an interest in enhancing their skillset and working for Tyson.

For more information on this and other Hutchinson Community College apprenticeship opportunities, contact Dave Mullins at mullinsd@hutchcc.edu.

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