Hutchinson, Kan. – The April meeting of the Hutchinson Community College Board of Trustees began with introductions to several award-winning students.
The Board met members of the HCC Lady Dragon basketball team. The team won the Jayhawk West and Region VI championships this season finished second in the recent NJCAA Women’s Basketball Championship. The team fell to Trinity Valley Community College (Tex.), 65-46, in the NJCAA National Championship game, held at the Bicentennial Center in Salina on March 22. The loss was the first of the season for the team, which finished with a record-setting 35-1 record on the year.
The Lady Dragons have been in the national championship game twice in the past three years, and finished third in the nation in the other appearance at the national championship game.
Sophomore Emma Flynn (Lindsborg) was recognized as a Coca Cola Scholar for 2014 by Phi Theta Kappa. Selection as a Coca-Cola Gold Scholar was based on scores earned in the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition. This program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and is administered by PTK.
Freshman Zach Martin (Manhattan) was recognized for being named a 2014 Newman Civic Fellow by the Campus Compact organization. Martin is an honors program student at HCC, with an interest in a career in psycholinguistics. He is a member of the Honors Student Council and is involved with the HCC residence halls and has worked out with the HCC Blue Dragon Track and Field team. He has been an active volunteer with the Flint Hills Breadbasket, recording more than 200 hours of service with that organization. He has also chaired the student committee that is working with the HCC Faculty Senate to address issues of hunger on the HCC campus. He is a former Paul Harris/Rotary Youth Exchange Leader, and has been a member of the HCC Vice President’s Honor Roll.
The Board approved several routine bid items for parking lot paving and improvements and computer technology upgrades, and also approved a resolution for a management plan for the Quest Center by HCC.
The next meeting of the board will be on Tuesday, May 6. The meeting will be at 8 p.m. in the Shears Technology Center Justice Theater. The public is invited to attend.
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