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HutchCC to Host Cornhusking Festival Oct 13, 2021

The Hutchinson Community College Agriculture Department is hosting its second Blue Dragon Corn Husking Festival on Tuesday, October 19 at its South Campus location.

The event will consist of a cornhole tournament from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, food service beginning at 4:30 pm and a corn husking competition beginning at 5:00 pm.  All of the events are free and open to the public.

HutchCC’s South Campus is located at 2100 East Wasp Road south of Yoder near the old Naval Air Station.

Those interested in entering either the cornhole or husking competition should pre-register by contacting Kent McKinnis at mckinnisk@hutchcc.edu or by calling 620-665-3484.

Dillon Lecture to Feature Air Force One Commander Sep 17, 2021

After an 18-month hiatus, the Dillon Lecture Series returns Tuesday with a speech by former Air Force One Commander Colonel Mark Tillman.  The lecture will be held Tuesday, September 21 at 10:30 am at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.

Chosen as the nation's 12th Presidential pilot, Colonel (ret) Mark W. Tillman served as pilot and commander of Air Force One from 2001-2009. Col. Tillman was at the controls of Air Force One through numerous national events. Most notably, he protected the President on September 11, 2001 by keeping him out of harms way and connecting the flying oval office to the nation's first responders.

Another historic event was being the first pilot to fly the Commander-in-Chief into a war zone. The challenge was unprecedented--transport the most targeted man in the world into the heart of terrorism. One mistake would have left the President open to attack and cost the lives of US service members. Col. Tillman personally orchestrated and executed the covert operation with flawless success. His planning, done in complete secrecy, allowed for a complete surprise to the entire world.

Col. Tillman's distinguished career spans 30 years in the United States Air Force. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in 2004 and promoted to Brigadier General by the President of the United States--the first military line officer to receive this honor. For political reasons this was not confirmed by the Senate, hence Tillman retired as a Colonel.

A man devoted to serving his country, this captivating storyteller will give you a first-hand account of remarkable moments in history.

Tickets to the lecture will be available beginning at 9:30 am Tuesday at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.

Tillman 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.

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 Approves 2021-22 Budget Sep 10, 2021

The September meeting of the Board of Trustees of Hutchinson Community College began with a pair of hearings, one pertaining to the College’s Revenue Neutral Rate and the other regarding the 2021-22 budget.

Following the hearings, the board approved the budget after a presentation by Julie Blanton, Vice President of Finance and Operations. The budget includes a slight reduction in the mill levy at 21.829, its lowest level in at least nine years. Tuition is slated to increase by $2.00 per credit hour, while the $10.00 per credit hour reduction for Reno County residents remains in place.

In other business, the Board approved several items of routine business, received an update on its strategic planning initiatives and approved the purchase of the former Sidney’s Hairdressing College building, which the school had been leasing since starting it’s own cosmetology program in 2017.

The next meeting of the board will be on Thursday, October 7.  The meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. in the Shears Technology Center Justice Theater.  The public is invited to attend. Board meeting agendas and meeting information can be found at www.hutchcc.edu/boardmeetings.

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Board to Hold Public Hearings Aug 20, 2021

The Hutchinson Community College Board of Trustees will begin its September 9 meeting with a pair of public hearings, one related to its 2021-22 budget and the other a Revenue Neutral Rate (RNR) hearing.

While the College is proposing a reduced mill levy rate of 21.829, the RNR hearing is required due to the fact this rate is slightly above the RNR rate of 20.999, which is based on projected Reno County tax collections.

The regular meeting of the board will immediately follow the hearings.  Board meeting agendas and meeting information can be found at www.hutchcc.edu/boardmeetings.

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