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HutchCC, Tyson Partner on Apprenticeship Program Sep 17, 2020

Hutchinson Community College (HutchCC) has been selected as the recipient of a $15,000 grant from Tyson Foods. The investment will allow HutchCC to offer its Mechanical Maintenance apprenticeship program to existing Hutchinson and South Hutchinson Tyson employees giving them promotional opportunities with the potential for higher pay.

”Tyson’s support of our apprenticeship program is greatly appreciated,” said Dr. Carter File, President of Hutchinson Community College.  “With Tyson’s support, we look forward to working with their employees to equip them with the skills necessary to succeed in the workplace”.

Additionally, this investment from Tyson Foods will enable HutchCC to potentially include community members in this program who are not currently employed by Tyson but who have an interest in enhancing their skillset and working for Tyson.

For more information on this and other Hutchinson Community College apprenticeship opportunities, contact Dave Mullins at mullinsd@hutchcc.edu.

Board Tours Dining Project, Approves Revised Calendar Sep 14, 2020

The September meeting of the Board of Trustees of Hutchinson Community College began with the Board receiving a tour of the nearly-completed renovation of the student dining facility.  The contractor is projected to have substantial completion by mid-September allowing the College to gain access and ready the space for student use on approximately October 1.
 
In other business, the Board approved a revised academic calendar for the spring 2021 semester. With the revision, spring break has been eliminated and the semester will end a week earlier than originally planned.  Commencement is scheduled for Friday, April 30.

The Board also received an update on its new strategic planning initiatives and recognized the College’s efforts to obtain recognition as a Tree Campus USA through the Arbor Day Foundation.

The next meeting of the board will be on Thursday, October 8.  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 Gives Final Approval to 2020-21 Budget Aug 17, 2020

The Board of Trustees approved the 2020-21 Hutchinson Community College budget at its monthly board meeting on August 13.

The board approved the budget after a public hearing to begin the meeting.  Julie Blanton, Vice President of Finance and Operations, presented the College’s budget proposal at the hearing.

The budget includes the partial restoration of the reduction that was implemented by the State in FY 2016 and FY 2017. Tuition and fees are each slated to increase by $2.00 per credit hour, while the $10.00 per credit hour reduction for Reno County residents remains in place. 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.

The Board also received an update on the College’s renovation of its student dining facility. The project is nearing its completion and the College expects to resume food service operations in the renovated space in September.

The next meeting of the board will be on Thursday, September 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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HutchCC Earns Tree Campus USA Designation Aug 17, 2020

Hutchinson Community College has been named a 2019 Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, the largest 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization dedicated to tree planting.

Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor colleges and universities for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.

“We are honored to earn this designation,” shared HutchCC President Dr. Carter File. “It speaks highly of the commitment our staff has to creating a premier campus that our students, employees and the community can be proud of.”

HutchCC achieved the Tree Campus designation by meeting the program’s five core standards: Maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance, and student-service-learning projects.

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