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Board Approves Budget for 2020-21 Jul 27, 2020

The Hutchinson Community College Board of Trustees heard a report on the proposed budget for the next fiscal year at its July meeting.

Julie Blanton, Vice President of Finance & Operations, presented the College’s 2020-2021 budget proposal at the meeting.

The budget has been built based on expected reductions in state and local funding and the potential for decreased tuition and fees revenue.  County valuation is projected to increase by 2.06% allowing the College to budget a mill levy that is flat for the coming fiscal year. It is also anticipated there may be higher than normal delinquency rates in light of the economic situation created by the pandemic. Since 2010, the general levy has been lowered by approximately 2 mills and is the lowest it has been in the last ten years.

In additional board business, the Board approved payment of College bills, approved the academic catalog for the 2020-21 school year and set meeting dates for the coming year.

The next meeting of the board will be on Thursday, August 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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Board of Trustees Approves Revised Fall 2020 Calendar Jun 12, 2020

In response to challenges presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Hutchinson Community College Board of Trustees approved a revised calendar for the fall 2020 semester at its June 11 meeting.

The revised calendar moves up the start date of classes to August 12 from August 19, it eliminates the scheduled Fall Break Day of October 9 and it moves Finals Week to the week of November 30 instead of the previously scheduled week of December 7. Finals will be conducted online eliminating the need for students to return to campus after Thanksgiving break.

In other business, the Board received updates on its Higher Learning Commission accreditation process, the Student Dining Facility renovation project and a preview of its insurance coverage for 2020-21. 

The next meeting of the board will be on Thursday, June 25.  The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Shears Technology Center Justice Theater.  The public is invited to attend.

For more information on Hutchinson Community College, visit the college website at www.hutchcc.edu.

Practical Nursing Program Takes Commencement on the Road Jun 10, 2020

In the spirit of True Blue Excellence, the Hutchinson Community College Practical Nursing Program faculty and staff made its 2020 pinning ceremony a traveling road show.

Since the traditional face-to-face commencement ceremony wasn’t able to take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PN faculty and staff traveled 812 miles across Kansas to honor the PN Program Class 81 graduates.

“While the cancelation of the traditional ceremony was unfortunate, we felt this was a great opportunity to show our appreciation to our students as well as their family and friends for being there to support the students during these challenging times”, stated Sandy Pangburn, Practical Nursing Program Coordinator.

Over the course of four days they visited each graduate's home (while practicing proper social distancing and wearing masks) to deliver their pins.

Graduates were Jennifer Longbine (Abilene), Kelli Martin (Andover), Tara Jones (Colwich), Autumn Shomper (Enterprise), Elizabeth Carter (Fort Riley), Misti McNamara (Halstead), Alyssa Pankratz (Hutchinson), Jessica Walters (Hutchinson), Brooke Williams (Kinsley), Abigail Bernhardt (Lehigh), Kelsie Anderson (Lindsborg), Alicia Hanson (McPherson), Randall Dreier (Newton), Paige Myers (Nickerson), Sadie Garrett (Salina), Jenna Prater (Salina) and Ieshea Woodring (Salina).

For more information on Hutchinson Community College’s Practical Nursing program, visit www.hutchcc.edu/pn.

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Boards Tours, Receives Update on Dining Center Project May 15, 2020

In its final meeting of the 2019-20 academic year, the Hutchinson Community College Board of Trustees received a tour and an update on the renovation of the student dining facility in the Parker Student Union.  Julie Blanton, Vice President of Finance and Operations, and Gary Holler, architect with Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture, led the tour and provided an overview of the project. The Board learned the project is currently on target for an early August completion.

The Board also received an update on its strategic planning initiatives from Dr. Tricia Paramore and a report from Ken Baker, General Manager of Radio Kansas, on the success of their recent fundraiser, especially considering the current economic environment.  In addition, the Board received a curriculum report on updates for the 2020-21 academic year and approved several items of routine business.

A video archive of the meeting is available on the Hutchinson Community College YouTube channel.

The next meeting of the board will be on Thursday, June 11 at 7:00 pm.

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