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Hutchinson Community College to Host Open House Oct 15, 2019

Hutchinson Community College is planning a Community Open House to be held Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Events include hands-on activities from many of the College’s academic departments along with food, games, giveaways and special activities including the homecoming football game that kicks off at 12 noon. While they last, free tickets will be available to the football game for Open House attendees.

“We’re proud to be a part of the community”, stated HutchCC President Dr. Carter File. “The open house allows us to saying ‘thank you’ for the tremendous support we receive while also showcasing many of the opportunities we have to offer.”

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Board Receives Updates on HLC, Student Dining Project Oct 14, 2019

The Board of Trustees of Hutchinson Community College opened its October meeting by welcoming the members of the College’s soccer team. The Blue Dragons currently have a 10-2 record and will be hosting Dodge City Saturday at 6 pm.
 
During the meeting, the Board also received updates on the College’s Higher Learning Commission accreditation initiatives and the Student Dining Facility Expansion Project.

In other business, the Board approved payment of the College bills along with bids for repairs to the track at Gowans Stadium and for the purchase of equipment related to its partnership with Fort Hays State University related to utilizing Unmanned Aerial Systems for crop management.

The next meeting of the board will be on Thursday, November 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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Dillon Lecture Series to Feature Author John O'Leary Sep 20, 2019

Best-selling author John O’Leary will be the third speaker in the 2019 Ray and Stella Dillon Lecture Series at Hutchinson Community College. O’Leary will speak on Tuesday, October 1 at 10:30 am at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.

When O’Leary was nine years old, he was almost killed in a devastating house fire. With burns on one hundred percent of his body, he mustered an almost unimaginable amount of inner strength just to survive the ordeal. The insights he gained through this experience and the heroes who stepped into his life to help him through the journey — his family, the medical staff, and total strangers — changed his life. Now he is committed to living life to the fullest and inspiring others to do the same.

His best-selling book On Fire contains his reflections on being that little boy, the life-giving choices made then, and the resulting lessons he learned. On Fire encourages us to seize the power to choose our path and transform our lives from mundane to extraordinary.

Tickets to the lecture are currently on sale at the HutchCC Campus Store in the Parker Student Union or on the Lecture Series website.

O’Leary will appear at a press conference for members of the media prior to the lecture.  The press conference is scheduled at 9:45 a.m. in the Media Interview Room of the Hutchinson Sports Arena.

2019 is the 38th 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.

Board Approves Master Agreement, Awards Contract for Dining Facility Renovation Sep 13, 2019

The Board of Trustees of Hutchinson Community College met the faces of student recruitment to start the September board meeting, Thursday, September 12 in addition to conducting several items of routine business.
 
The Board was introduced to the Student Ambassadors and the College’s admissions counselors as part of the monthly board meeting.  The Ambassador group, comprised of students from all areas of the college, assists the Admissions Office with recruiting and conducts campus visits and tours throughout the year.  The group also contacts current and prospective students to address questions about HutchCC.

Julie Blanton, Vice President of Finance and Operations, provided the Board with an update on the dining facility renovation and expansion and the bid process. Gary Holler with SJCF Architecture provided an overview of the plans for the project. The Board then approved the recommendation to award the bid, including the base bid and three alternates, for the project to Harman Huffman at a cost of $5,252,300.

In other business, the Board approved the Master Agreement with the Hutchinson National Faculty Association. The Board also approved a salary increase for classified and administrative staff for fiscal year 2019-2020, based on performance, market value and scope of responsibility, with the average increase not to exceed 3.1%. The Board also approved a $20 per month increase in the Board Benefit for classified and administrative staff.

The next meeting of the board will be on Thursday, October 10.  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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