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Hutchinson Community College to Host Job Fair Mar 17, 2021

Hutchinson Community College will be hosting its Career Connections Job Fair Thursday, April 1, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.

Seventy-six area employers have registered to attend seeking employees for full-time, part-time and internship opportunities. A list of the employers currently registered is available at www.hutchcc.edu/careerfair. The fair is free and open to the public.

To help job-seekers prepare, many free resources are available at CareerZone - www.collegecentral.com/hutchcc. This resource is available not only to HutchCC students but to all community members as well.  Current HutchCC students attending the fair who complete a survey are eligible to win an Apple iPad, Apple Airpods or a gift certificate to the campus store.

Attendees will be expected to wear masks and practice social distancing while within the Sports Arena.

The Job Fair is made possible through support from these sponsors: Hutchinson Community College, Radio Kansas, Greater Hutch, the Substance Abuse Center of Kansas, The Bradbury Group, FEMCO, Tyson, Conklin Cars and First National Bank of Hutchinson.

For more information, please e-mail CareerZone@hutchcc.edu or visit www.hutchcc.edu/careerfair.

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Board Approves Resolution for Grant Opportunity Feb 12, 2021

After addressing several matters of routine business at its February meeting, the Hutchinson Community College Board of Trustees approved a resolution supporting an application to the United States Department of Agriculture for a Rural Business Development Grant for a Commercial Truck Driving Simulator Project.  The project consists of purchase of a commercial truck driving simulator for the College commercial driver’s license (CDL) training program, off-site training in operation of the simulator and onsite training to support operation and maintenance of the simulator.

In addition, the Board approved two new positions – a correctional education coordinator to work with potential corrections students wishing to take advantage of the United States Department of Education’s Second Chance Pell opportunity and a psychology instructor for outreach

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

Spring Dillon Lectures Rescheduled for Fall Feb 10, 2021

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Dillon Lecture Series committee has rescheduled its two spring 2021 lectures for the fall.

“While we’re seeing signs of improvement locally, we feel the responsible thing to do is move these two lectures to the fall”, stated committee chair Molly McVicker. “We’re optimistic that by then we’ll be in a better position to gather to enjoy these outstanding speakers.”

Col. Mark Tillman, former commander of Air Force One, is scheduled for September 21.  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.

Amanda Knox, scheduled for November 9, is an exoneree, journalist, public speaker, and author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, “Waiting to Be Heard”. Between 2007 and 2015, she spent nearly four years in an Italian prison and eight years on trial for a murder she didn’t commit. Amanda now works to shed light on the issues of wrongful conviction, truth seeking, and public shaming, and to inspire people towards empathy and perspective.

2021 is 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 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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