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Connecting Students to Transfer and Career Success October 9, 2018 “The people at the Connection Center make you believe you can be successful.”– sophomore Jonathan Gonzales, criminal justice majorJonathan Gonzales admits that as a freshman he arrived on the Dodge City Community College campus with a good idea of where he wanted to end up, but with little direction and entirely uncertain if he was […]
Enrollment Numbers Reflect National Trends October 8, 2018 “These things are largely cyclical but they’re also a chance to find ways to deliver education more efficiently and effectively.”– Dr. Harold Nolte, DC3 presidentCommunity college enrollment is down nationwide. From an economist’s view, the explanation is simple: Readily available, well-paying jobs draw students of all ages away from colleges and into the workforce. Economists […]
Manufacturing Community Connections October 4, 2018 “Our manufacturers have opportunities you might not think about. We’re trying to show students all of the aspects that go into creating that manufacturer’s final product.”– Joann Knight, executive director of the Dodge City/Ford County Development CorporationIn recognition of the contribution manufacturing makes to today’s society, and to perhaps update public perceptions about modern manufacturing, […]

College Boosts Public Radio


KONQ 91.9 begins carrying High Plains and National Public Radio

October 3, 2018 “We’re proud to be able help HPPR spread valuable content that connects our institution with respected, intelligent programming.”– Dr. Harold Nolte, president, Dodge City Community College.Listeners have been able to pick up High Plains Public Radio signals in Dodge City for several years, but the reception was spotty and weak at best. Some listeners resorted […]
College Vice President Keeps Creative Spirit Alive September 28, 2018 “It’s having a reflective stance on our own lives, which I would hope we all do.”– Dr. Jane HolwerdaDr. Jane Holwerda is the vice president of Academic Affairs at Dodge City Community College, but she is a creative and reflective English major at heart.Holwerda has long kept that spirit alive, publishing dozens of poems, memoirs […]
DC3 Hosts State Choir Audition Workshop September 21, 2018 On Friday Sept. 21, the Dodge City Community College Little Theater was filled with voices of the future.High school singers from seven schools across southwestern Kansas congregated at DC3 preparing for State Honor Choir auditions in November. Kerry Kuplic, associate professor of vocal music, directed 85 singers hoping to get a shot at a state […]
DC3 International Club Recognizes Hispanic Heritage September 15, 2018 “It’s important to learn and talk about each other’s heritage. These events help students generate those conversations that may not normally happen.”– Jorge Estrella, Student Achievement and Resources Center directorThe Dodge City Community College International Club is organizing several events on campus the week of Sept. 15-21 in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month and National […]
DC3 Counseling Emphasizes Mental Health September 14, 2018 “We emphasize that they don’t have to try to decide by themselves whether or not their issue needs help… We say come on in and we’ll help them work through that.”– Gayla Rodenbur, DC3 director of counseling, testing, and trainingAs a two-year institution, a majority of the students arriving on the Dodge City Community College […]
Unique Cultural Event Comes to DC3 Theater September 7, 2018 It’s going to be interesting to see other points of view presented in a very different way.”– Pat Hamit, director of the Community Foundation of Southwest KansasAn opportunity to encounter a truly distinct music and cultural experience presents itself when “Tres Vidas” hits the stage at the Dodge City Community College Little Theater, Sept. 19 […]
DC3 Signs Understanding with FHSU August 24, 2018 Dodge City Community College and Fort Hays State University formalized the Articulation Agreement between the two schools in a ceremony on the DC3 campus Thursday.Dr. Harold Nolte, president of DC3, and Dr. Tisa Mason, president of FHSU, met with dozens of staff and faculty in the DC3 boardroom prior to signing the memorandum of understanding.The […]
Golfers Support DC3 Foundation August 17, 2018 “This is a great opportunity to give back to students, the Foundation, and the community and still have a great time.”– Charlie Esquibel, Centera Bank vice-presidentGorgeous mid-August weather greeted several dozen golfers and supporters of DC3 Friday as they hit the links at Mariah Hills for the 8th Annual Foundation Golf Classic.“We had really good […]
DC3 Awarded for Energy Efficiency August 9, 2018 Actual energy bills for DC3 have plummeted by more than $420,000 since 2015Just over three years ago, the Dodge City Community College Board of Trustees began an initiative committed to updating the college’s antiquated heating and air systems.At Tuesday’s board meeting, the college received an award for the energy efficiency improvements the school has made […]
Shorter Pathways to Good Jobs August 1, 2018 “In a 21st century global economy, business and industry is putting a premium on skills-based education as opposed to the lecture-based model.” – Ryan Ausmus, DC3 dean of Workforce DevelopmentAs a modern, global economy grows and changes, traditional notions of higher education are evolving. The conventional four-year degree still commands respect and is the first […]
Renowned Educator and Author Leads DC3 Workshop July 30, 2018 “When we start teaching from the biography of the learner… we tap into something…”– Dr. Socorro HerreraEffectively communicating instruction to a widely diverse student population carries special challenges for instructors at Dodge City Community College.Consider the ubiquitous freshman literature class: How does a professor assign relevant, thought-provoking reading material to a class consisting of a […]
DC3 Tech Ed Numbers Promising July 25, 2018 Technical classes and concurrent enrollment continue to show positive results at Dodge City Community College. At Tuesday’s meeting, Ryan Ausmus, dean of workforce development, told the DC3 Board of Trustees about increases in grant funding received for the school’s technical programs.This year the college will receive $97,255 in Perkins funds, an increase of more than […]
DC3 Math Boot Camp Provides Basic Training for Incoming Students July 13, 2018 By Scott Edger “A high percentage of students who drop out do so simply because they are unable to complete their math requirement. The camp helps them overcome that obstacle.”– Russ Rickers, DC3 math lab coordinatorFor many students, math is the most intimidating subject they will take.Most bachelor’s degrees today require, at minimum, a college-level […]
DC3 Singers Perform in Ireland July 12, 2018 By Scott Edger “It was probably one of the best experiences of my life. It’s a great honor to be invited to travel overseas and do what I love.”– Kathryn Ludlam, DC3 sophomore Relatively few young singers get the chance to perform internationally – especially while they are still in college. Thanks to the burgeoning […]
DC3 Athletic Department Partners with Guymon Petro July 11, 2018 By Scott EdgerThe Dodge City Community College Athletic Department is proud to announce a new partnership with Guymon Petro Bar & Grill to bring the new DC3 Coaches Show to the community.Beginning August 20, Conquistador sports fans are invited to gather at Guymon Petro every Monday evening at 6:30 to be part of the live […]
DC3 Fleet Manager Shows Off Skills July 9, 2018 By Scott EdgerThe safety of students is paramount at Dodge City Community College, and that emphasis is extended to student transportation as well. Justin Hergert takes that responsibility seriously and to test himself he recently competed at the Kansas State Pupil Transportation Association Conference and Rodeo – held at the fairgrounds in Hutchinson. Hergert is […]
Years of Humor, Geniality Make Burton a Beloved Campus Fixture July 5, 2018 By Scott EdgerExiting the student union, an unsuspecting trio of office workers are startled into giggles when the man sweeping up trash gives them a mischievous hoot from around a corner.“You’re full of it today, David,” one of the ladies says to the man.“Ya, just wait till tomorrow,” he pokes back, prompting another surge of […]
DC3 Students Jump-Start Careers July 3, 2018 By Scott Edger “Knowing that you can accomplish something real so early in life makes you feel really good about yourself,”– Savannah Shiflet Thanks to hard work and dedication, plus some progressive legislation and the availability of night classes, two Dodge City High School seniors will be completing their technical training even before they finish […]
RSVP Gives Back to Volunteers July 2, 2018 By Scott Edger“It makes my day when I can go out and do something with RSVP.”– Burness MoffittFor Burness Moffitt, volunteering through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program is not just a service but an opportunity. Through RSVP, she was able to quickly make new friends and connections when she moved to Dodge City two years […]
DC3 Trustees Approve Anonymous Complaint-Filing Software June 28, 2018 By Scott Edger “If somebody notices an issue, they have this avenue to say something and they can feel very confident that it will be addressed and it won’t blow back on them.”– Dr. Scott Searcy, director of accreditationAt its June 26 meeting, the Dodge City Community College Board of Trustees took steps to advance […]
Foundation Donors Step in to Update Conq Corral June 26, 2018 By Scott Edger“This should be a nice place for them to go or hang out between classes, so when it was brought to our attention we took the opportunity.”– David Weece, owner, Ashley Furniture HomeStore & DC3 alumWhen students return to the Dodge City Community College campus in August, those looking to take a break […]
KU-DC3 Consortium Adds Diversity to US Intelligence Community June 25, 2018 By Scott Edger“DC3 brings to the table faculty with innovative teaching skills, and diversity of experiences and thoughts…and culture. We need more of that vibrancy in our national security agencies.”– Leslie VonHolten, ICCAE program coordinator for KU The term “intelligence officer” typically conjures images of grizzled, middle-aged white males in trench coats and fedoras, lurking […]
Hampton’s 90th Birthday Honors Decades of Service June 12, 2018 By Scott EdgerWhen Dodge City Community College Trustee Floris Jean Hampton’s ancestors settled in Ford County in the 1880s, they stressed the necessity of giving back to the community and endeavoring to improve the lot of all citizens. As pioneers in an isolated, often hostile environment, they realized the community would only be sustainable with […]
Renewed Focus at Student Achievement Resource Center June 11, 2018 By Scott Edger“Students develop more confidence and that will make them more successful.” – Jorge Estrella, DirectorAs new director, Jorge Estrella is bringing some changes to the Student Achievement and Resource Center on the Campus of Dodge City Community College.The first change is in the name. Previously called the Academic Success Center, the focus is […]
Dodge City Woman on Frontline of Medical Battle June 6, 2018 By Scott Edger“You deal with the effects your whole life. So many women have this disorder and nobody seems to be doing anything about it.” – Sara WilsonA full one in ten women in the United States are affected by a serious disorder known as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Limited awareness of the disorder – which […]
DC3 Rodeo Coach Leading by Example June 1, 2018 By Scott EdgerGabe Burrows has been the rodeo coach at Dodge City Community College for a year now, and the Hugoton native is a model of persistence and drive for his team.Burrows recently competed at the Redding Pro Rodeo in Redding, Calif., and showed he’s still got the stuff to compete with full-time professionals, taking […]
Killion Assumes RSVP Leadership By Scott EdgerVolunteer services in Dodge City and Ford County have a new advocate as Lisa Killion has taken over as director for the Ford County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.Community service and advocating for others is not new to Killion, who, prior to starting at Ford County RSVP May 14, worked to help students […]
Literacy Grant Awarded to Adult Learning Center May 31, 2018 By Scott EdgerThe Dodge City Community College Adult Learning Center has once again received a $10,000 grant to continue advancing educational opportunities available in the community.“We are really pushing the transition to postsecondary education, or increasing and improving career opportunities.”-Brandie Ferguson, ALC directorThroughout its 83-year history, the ALC has helped residents of Dodge City complete […]
2018 Spring President’s & Vice President’s Honor Roll May 25, 2018 Dodge City Community College is proud of its talented and diverse student body. We are especially honored to recognize those students who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and stood out among their peers with exceptional academic performance.President’s Honor RollSiobhan M. LongmoreErin M. SlatteryEmma R. WiebeCarlos HerreraGustavo L. BorbaTaylor W. LepardCortney M. HarrisSarah L. BayouthJessica […]
DC3 LPN Program Tops in State May 24, 2018 By Scott Edger“The quality of our program and our high pass rates are making our graduates a commodity,” -Mechele Hailey, Director of Nursing and Allied HealthThe Nursing program at Dodge City Community College has received the honor of having the top LPN program in the state of Kansas. The ranking comes from the nursing advocacy […]
DC3 President Harold Nolte Attends Gala On April 7, 2018 DC3 President Harold Nolte and Board President Gary Harshberger attended the Brilliance Advisory Committee and Navarro College Foundation celebrating the 10th year of Brilliance, scholarship fund raising gala, at the Waxahachie Civic Center. President Nolte was invited to be a guest speaker and is the former Navarro College Ellis County President […]
DC3 Progressing on HLC Recommendations May 23, 2018 By Scott Edger“We’ve got people who are really serious about working on the issues and have been working on the issues this last year…It shows we are being constructive about remaining in compliance with HLC expectations.At its May 22 meeting, the Dodge City Community College Board of Trustees heard from Dr. Scott Searcy, DC3 Director […]
Medical Flight Crews Train at DC3 May 22, 2018 by Scott EdgerOn Tuesday, the Nursing and Allied Health Department at Dodge City Community College hosted a training simulation lab for more than two dozen regional emergency medical flight crew.Advanced medical personnel from EagleMed, the medical air service serving Dodge City and the western Kansas region, convened both inside and outside the Allied Health building […]
DC3 Student Nursing Association Presents Friendship Feast With Donation May 14, 2018 On Friday, May 4th, the DC3 Student Nursing Association presented Friendship Feast with a check for over $200.00, raised by the students and faculty of the DC3 Nursing Program. Friendship Feast is a non-profit organization offering freewill donation meals to the public as is funded solely on donations and contributions from the community.“Some of the […]
Dodge City Community College Foundation Receives Scholarship Donation for DC3 Lineman Program May 9, 2018 The Dodge City Community College Foundation announced today that they received a charitable grant from ITC Great Plains to provide scholarships for several students enrolled in the Dodge City Community College Electrical Power Technician program.  This program is designed to prepare students for a career as a lineman in the construction, maintenance, and repair of […]
GED Graduation – May 18, 2018 May 7, 2018 On May 18, 2018, at 6:00 PM, Dodge City Community College Adult Learning Center will conduct a graduation ceremony for its 11 GED students. The graduation will take place at the Little Theatre on the DCCC campus and a short reception will follow. The public is invited to attend.The Adult Learning Center has two GED […]
Dodge City Community College Selects Students of the Month May 1, 2018 The Kappa Psi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is proud to announce their May Student of the Month, Erin Slattery. Erin is the daughter of Ray and Brandi Slattery and is a Dodge City native, having graduated from DCHS. She holds a 4.0 GPA and is majoring in Early Childhood Education. In addition to her […]
DC3 Collegiate Leadership Team Competes April 24, 2018 The DC3 Collegiate Leadership Team traveled to Fort Hays State University on Saturday, April 14th, to compete in the Collegiate Leadership Competition. The team of six women was comprised of student athletes from Coach Zach Loll’s basketball team. Originally, 12 women went through leadership training and out of those 12, six were chosen to compete.“This […]
C3 Academic Success Center Receives Walmart Foundation Grant Award April 13, 2018 The Academic Success Center (ASC) at Dodge City Community College is proud to announce that they are the recipients of a Walmart Foundation Community Grant in the amount of $1,000. ASC Coordinator Lisa Killion, with the assistance of DC3 Assistant Professor of English Kathryn O’Neil, applied for the grant and were notified of the award […]
DODGE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS ATTEND SYMPOSIUM AT HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL April 11, 2018 On Sunday, April 8th, seven DC3 students attended the New England Science Symposium at Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The DC3 Bridges students are graduating in May of this year and transferring to K-State to do research with the Developing Scholars Program this summer. Professor Elizabeth Wallace accompanied the group. The students listened to […]
DC3 Quiz Bowl Competes On April 6th and 7th, the Dodge City Community College Quiz Bowl team competed in the Quiz Bowl State Finals in Salina, KS. While the team played well and answered a good number of questions, they ended the day with a record of 2-6 and a 7th place finish.Emma Wiebe was the top scorer for […]
DC3 to Host Economics Workshop April 4, 2018 Dodge City Community College will be hosting an Economics Workshop on April 12th, from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM and April 13th, from 8:30-1:00PM in the Little Theater. The workshop will be led by DC3 Economics Instructor Asmaa Yaseen. It will be open to the public and will focus on the discussion and exploration of […]
Phi Theta Kappa Announces Student of the Month March 28, 2018 The DC3 Kappa Psi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society is proud to announce sophomore Vanessa Hernandez as Student of the Month. Vanessa is from Dodge City and is the daughter of Gregorio and Maria Hernandez. She is majoring in Biology, with plans to transfer to Kansas State University. While attending KSU, Vanessa […]
DC3 International Club Offers Spanish Instruction to Community Members March 27, 2018 The DC3 International Club and their sponsor, DC3 Assistant Professor of Spanish Jorge Estrella, have developed a Spanish class for business owners and other community leaders. All that is asked, in return, is that participants donate money to the club. The classes run every Wednesday evening, from 6PM to 8PM, in a conference room in […]
Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) March 26, 2018 During April 2018, students in classes that were picked by chance at DCCC and other colleges across the nation will share their college experiences by completing the Community College Survey of Student Engagement administered during regular class times.If you are in a class that was chosen to be a part of the survey, I ask […]
DC3 Music Department to Hold Instrumental Concert March 19, 2018 The Music Department at DC3 will hold the school year’s first instrumental concert on Thursday, April 5th, at 7:30 PM in the Little Theater. The instrumental ensembles featured will be the DC3 Jazz Combo, the Chamber Ensemble, and the Symphony. Concert-goers will be treated to selections revolving around  the central theme of “Story Music,” including […]
Relay for Life to Host Hope Glow Event at DC3 Student Activity Center Relay for Life will be hosting a “Hope Glow” event at the DC3 Student Activity Center on Friday, June 1st, from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Hope Glow will celebrate cancer survivors with a reception and special introduction. There will be a “Messages to Heaven” balloon release, in commemoration of those taken by cancer, and […]
DC3 Bridges Program Students Enjoy Success March 15, 2018 DC3 Bridges Program students Vanessa Hernandez and Carmen Del Real, accompanied by Program Sponsor Elizabeth Wallace, traveled to Washington DC, February 22nd-24th, to present their LSAMP research that they completed last summer to the Emerging Researcher’s Conference. “We are all so extremely proud of these young women,” Wallace said.The Bridges Program also has seven graduating […]
Award-Winning Filmmaker to Guest Lecture at DC3 Award-winning filmmaker Peter Vincent Carlos, Professor of Cinema Arts at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO, will be presenting at Dodge City Community College on Tuesday, March 20th, at 9:00 AM in the Little Theater. Carlos has a rich history of working in the film industry, including having been a film producer, director, and editor. […]
DC3 Lady Conqs Participate in Collegiate Leadership Competition March 13, 2018 Members of the DC3 women’s basketball team will compete in the Collegiate Leadership Competition on April 14th, 2018. The Collegiate Leadership Competition is an annual competition comprised of students from 55 universities and colleges around the nation, in 5 regional competitions, who compete to learn and grow in leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities. The competition […]
DC3 Kappa Psi Chapter Receives 2018 REACH Rewards March 12, 2018 The Kappa Psi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has been selected to receive a REACH Reward, for 2018. REACH is an acronym that stands for Recognizing Excellence in Acceptance and Completion with Honors. Those chapters who achieve or exceed 15% for their membership acceptance rate are eligible to be selected.In recognition of their […]
DC3 PTK Advisor Honored March 7, 2018 DC3 Associate Professor of English and Phi Theta Kappa Advisor Brandi Spelbring was recently honored by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, receiving the Horizon Advisor Award. The award recognizes new advisors who are excelling in their roles and making a difference in their chapter. Since becoming advisor, among other things, Ms. Spelbring has recruited several […]
PTK ANNOUNCES STUDENT OF THE MONTH February 28, 2018 Itzel Moya-Perez has been selected as the PTK Student of the Month. Itzel is the daughter of Jose and Sofia Moya. She is a sophomore at Dodge City Community College, with a 3.85 GPA, majoring in Social Work. Itzel is the Activities Chair on the SGA Board. She has been on the President’s Honor Roll […]
ASC STUDENT OF THE MONTH Bernard Cutini Alvarenga has been selected as the ASC Tutor of the Month. Bernard is the son of Richard Alvarenga and Renata Alvarenga. He graduated from UP-Unia`o De Professopes/ Brazil, he is a freshman with a 4.0 GPA, and is majoring in Business. Bernand is a member of the Dodge City Community College Soccer Team. […]
PTK Student of the Month Rose Duong was selected as the PTK Student of the Month for January. Rose is the daughter of Dao Duong-Naham and Khang Duong of Dodge City. She is currently a DC3 sophomore, majoring in Biology, with a GPA of 3.75. After graduation, she plans to transfer to University of Texas. Rose is also the President […]
DC3 Alum Crowned Miss Dodge City February 27, 2018 Dodge City, KS–DC3 Cosmetology alum Baleigh Munsell, daughter of Doug and Lorrie Munsell of Ulysses, Kansas, was recently crowned Miss Dodge City 2018. Baleigh became involved with Miss America pageants at the age of 8, when she joined the Sunflower Princess mentoring program. Since then, other pageants that she has competed in include Miss Kansas […]
Dodge City Community College Students Honored at Kansas Academic Team Luncheon February 20, 2018 Dodge City, KS—Dodge City Community College students Itzel Moya Perez and Iram Gonzalez were honored with academic accomplishments February 15 in Topeka during the Twenty-Third Annual Kansas All-State Academic Team Luncheon. Representing the state’s 19 community colleges, a private college, and a technical college, these scholars were named to the 2018 All-Kansas Academic Team, sponsored […]
DC3 Building Trades Program Mid-Construction Tour February 15, 2018 The DC3 Building Trades Program and the Community Housing Association of Dodge City (CHAD) hosted a mid construction tour of the new home they are building at 1521 Mulberry Circle in Dodge City today. Students have received hands on experience with virtually every part of building a home. We are excited to see the progress […]
DC3 Building Trades Program January 30, 2018 The DC3 Building Trades Program and the Community Housing Association of Dodge City (CHAD) have teamed up and are in the process of building a new home. Check out the progress…..
DCCC Building Trades Program Mid Construction Tour Please join us!February 14th at 11:00 am at 1521 Mulberry Circle
ASC Tutor of the Month January 29, 2018 Chelsey Schartz has been selected as the ASC Tutor of the Month. Chelsey is the daughter of Janet Barnes-Jones and David Schartz. Having graduated from Riley County High School, she is a sophomore at Dodge City Community College, majoring in Business, with a 3.6 GPA. Chelsey is also the Secretary for both Choir Club and […]
The Red Bench January 24, 2018
New Focus For Adult Learning Center The Dodge City Community College Adult Learning Center (ALC) has been a part of the community for approximately 83 years.  The ALC has always been an educational facility focused on helping the residents of Dodge City obtain their GED and/or learn English.  Working under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the ALC was tasked with being […]
DC3 Receives Proctor & Gamble Fund’s Higher Education Grant January 11, 2018 DC3 Assistant Professor of English Kathryn O’Neil, with help from the DC3 Foundation office, recently applied to receive a grant from the Proctor and Gamble Higher Education Grant Program. The program provides support to accredited higher education institutions to help them better prepare students for success. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 are awarded for […]
Silver Tree: A New Holiday Tradition December 5, 2017 Four years ago, two Dodge City women who wanted to make a difference and give back to their community, came up with the idea of starting the “Silver Tree” program, which is akin to the Salvation Army Angel Tree, but is for senior citizens who have no family or are otherwise alone during the holidays.The […]
DC3 Vocal Music Department Performs Holiday Concert December 1, 2017 On Monday, December 4th, at 7:00 PM, the DC3 vocal music department invites you to attend their Holiday Concert at the First United Methodist Church, at 210 Soule Street, in Dodge City. “The music for this concert was drawn from different eras and styles, all of which highlight a different feeling of the season,” said […]
Help Keep Dodge City Warm “Help Keep Dodge City Warm: Blankets and Mittens for the families and children of Dodge City”Now that winter is upon us, Dodge City Public Library would like to help our residents in need of special warm items. The library is collecting blankets which will be given to Genesis Family Health (UMMAM). The blankets can be […]
Phi Theta Kappa Volunteering November 17, 2017 Thanks to Phi Theta Kappa volunteers who braved the cool, damp weather on Saturday, Nov. 11th, to clean up litter on West Comanche St. from 14th Ave. to Matt Down Lane. The group picked up eight full bags of trash and completed the project within an hour due to the great turnout of volunteers.
Silver Tree Program Accepting Donations for Area Seniors November 16, 2017 Many area seniors may feel lonely or forgotten, this holiday season. For this reason, the Ford County Volunteer Center is requesting donations to the Silver Tree program. The program collects small gifts, necessities, and other NEW, unwrapped items to deliver to seniors to bring them some holiday cheer. Examples of donations requested include: hats or […]
Phi Theta Kappa Student of the Month November 15, 2017 This month, the Phi Theta Kappa Student of the Month is Laura Soto. Laura is the daughter of Federico and Maria Soto. She is from Dodge City, having graduated from DCHS. She is a sophomore at DCCC with a 3.9 GPA.  Laura plans to transfer to K-State with an undecided major, doing research with the Developing […]
Academic Success Center Tutor of the Month Jasiel Anaya was selected as the ASC Tutor of the Month. She is the daughter of Valo and Marisela Pascual.  Jasiel is majoring in Engineering with a 3.9 GPA.  Her plans are to make the world a better/safer place.  In addition to her studies, Jasiel is the founder and former President of the DC3 Book Club […]
Four to be inducted into DC3 Hall of Fame Saturday, November 18th, four DC3 alumni will be inducted into the DC3 Hall of Fame. Since 1986, Dodge City Community College has recognized 56 total alumni, faculty, and friends for their exemplary contributions to the institution as well as the community. The three categories awarded are for Outstanding Service, Outstanding Volunteer Service, and Outstanding Career […]
DC3 STEM Club Tours Spirit Aero Systems November 14, 2017 On Friday, November 10th, the DC3 STEM Club spent half the day touring Spirit Aero Systems in Wichita, KS. Hunter Henderson, STEM Activities Coordinator, and 11 students were in attendance. They met with some of the senior management of the facility and got the chance to view aircrafts being assembled. “The students loved seeing the […]
Dodge City Community College Foundation Receives Generous Donation for Student Activities Center November 9, 2017 Dodge City Community College Foundation announced today they have received a generous donation for the Dodge City Community College Student Activities Center from Western State Bank.Western State Bank is a family owned bank doing business in Dodge City, Garden City, Scott City, Leoti, Colby, Goodland and St. Francis.  “Western State Bank is pleased to be […]
DC3 Hosts Careers in Corn November 7, 2017 On Tuesday, November 7th, Dodge City Community College will host Careers in Corn. This new program, supported by Western Plains Energy, LLC and Farm Credit Associations of Kansas, familiarizes students with the corn industry and its many available career paths. Anyone is welcome to attend, but primary participants are expected to be those students majoring […]
DC3 Hosts 4th Annual Career Expo November 6, 2017 On Tuesday, October 31st, Dodge City Community College held its 4th annual Career Expo at the Ford County Expo Center. A combined total of 1,181 high school and middle school students were in attendance from schools all across southwest Kansas and as far as Forgan, Oklahoma.The Career Expo originally began as a way to showcase […]
Dodge City Community College Foundation Receives Generous Donation for the DC3 Rodeo Program November 3, 2017 Dodge City Community College Foundation announced today they have received a very generous donation for the Dodge City Community College Rodeo Program from Mr. Jerry Nelson, Jr. with the Frontier Rodeo Company.Jerry Nelson, Jr. operates one of the most successful oilfield equipment businesses in the world, Maverick International based out of Beaumont, Texas. Mr. Nelson […]
Dodge City Community College Ranked #1 Best 2-Year Kansas College in 2017 October 30, 2017 Dodge City Community College has been given the title of the number one community college in the state of Kansas, for 2017, on learnhowtobecome.org. Learn How to Become is an organization whose mission it is to “help students understand what it takes to land their perfect career, from picking the right school to climbing the […]
ASC Tutor of the Month October 24, 2017 The ASC Tutor of the Month is Hector M. Cabrera Viveros. Hector is from Pubela, Mexico and is the son of Maria del Rosario Viveros Altieri and Hector M. Cabrera Ramirez. Hector is a sophomore majoring in Business with a GPA of 4.0. Hector is also a member of the DC3 Men’s Soccer Team. Upon […]
PTK Student of the Month The PTK Student of the Month is Iram Gonzaelez. Iram is the son of Nancy and Isaias Aquirre and a graduate of Dodge City High School in Jetmore. Iram serves the role, in Phi Theta Kappa, as Kappa Psi chapter President. Some of his other accomplishments include; achieving fitness goals in cross-fit, he earned his […]
Kansas Consortium Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence Partners with Dodge City Community College October 17, 2017 The University of Kansas has partnered with Dodge City Community College, Donnelly College and Seward County Community College to form the Kansas Consortium Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (KC-ICCAE). The Consortium is the recipient of a $1.5M Defense Intelligence Agency grant to build an intelligence- and national security-related curriculum, which contributes an increased pool […]
Carlos Herrera Named 2017 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise October 11, 2017  Jackson, MS – Carlos Herrera from Dodge City Community College in Kansas is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members named a 2017 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program helps new Phi Theta Kappa members defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs. […]
The Dodge City Community College Foundation Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement Pledges and donations will benefit the DC3 Foundation and DC3 Students.Dodge City Community College Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Our goal is to raise funds for the DC3 Foundation’s future as well as […]
DC3 Assistant Professor of English Has Essay Accepted for Publication October 3, 2017 Don Bates, DC3 Assistant Professor of English, has recently had a non-fiction essay accepted for publication in an Australian scholarly journal entitled, 34th Parallel Magazine. The essay, “Comets,” is about Bates’ attempts to view Halley’s Comet in 1986 as well as other comets that he has viewed over the years. Bates is an astronomy hobbyist, […]
DC3 and FHSU Partner to Bring Education Bachelor’s Degree Opportunity to Dodge City September 27, 2017 Beginning spring semester of 2018, the Dodge City Community College Teacher Education program is partnering with Fort Hays State University in an agreement that would allow current and future DC3 Education students to obtain their Bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State University while maintaining residency in the Dodge City area. The hybrid program will offer […]
ASC Tutor of the Month The ASC Tutor of the Month is Millicent (Lissa) Setzkorn. Millicent is the daughter of Ted and Pam Setzkorn and a graduate of Hodgeman County High School in Jetmore. She was on the President’s Honor Roll in the fall semester of 2016, the Vice-President’s Honor Roll in the spring semester of 2017, and serves the […]
Candidate Forum On Tuesday, October 17th, Dodge City Community College will be hosting a trustee candidate forum. The forum will take place in the Little Theater, from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM. Question submissions will begin at 6:00 PM and end at 6:30 PM. Students from DC3 Student Government Association, Nursing Club, and International Club will be […]
DC3 STEM Student to Present at Conference Dodge City Community College STEM student Carmen Del Real will be attending the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) November 1-4 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ.Ms. Del Real has received the Student Travel Award from the ABRCMS, which entitles her to receive conference registration, 4 nights of housing, airfare, […]
DC3 Participates in National Suicide Prevention Week September 15, 2017 The week of September 10-16 was Suicide Prevention Week. This nationally recognized awareness campaign educates the general public on the warning signs of suicide, shines a light on mental health, and encourages those suffering with thoughts of suicide to seek help.The DC3 Suicide Prevention Committee organized several events on campus to contribute to the nation-wide […]
DC3 Unveils New Website and Academic Logo On Friday, September 8th, Dodge City Community College unveiled the face of its new website. The web address remained the same (dc3.edu), but the site itself was redesigned to be more contemporary and user-friendly. Along with the redesign, a new academic logo was also chosen for the college with input from faculty, staff, and students.Gardner […]
Shrine Bowl to be played in Dodge City for 2019 Shrine Bowl to be played in Dodge City for 2019 Dodge City, Kansas-The KansasShrine Bowl is proud to announce that Dodge City, Kansas, has been selected to host the 2019 Kansas Shrine Bowl All-Star Football Game.  The two-day event will be June 7-8, 2019. “This is an event we’ve been pursuing for some time” said […]
DC3 Board of Trustees Candidate Forum September 6, 2017 Press ReleaseDodge City Community CollegeDodge City, KS–On Tuesday, October 17th, in the DC3 Little Theater, a Board of Trustees Candidate Forum will be hosted by Dodge City Community College, the Dodge City Daily Globe, Rocking M Media LLC, and the Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce. The forum will be moderated by Retired District Judge […]
DC3 Students Enjoyed Experience at RiPS Camp August 17, 2017 Two Dodge City Community College students, Carmen Del Real and Vanessa Hernandez, attended this summer’s Research Immersion: Pathways to STEM (RiPS) camp at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. The 8-week camp provides professional preparation for students who are are underrepresented in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields.Del Real described her experience as enlightening. […]
DC3 Vice President Anthony Lyons Retires July 31, 2017 Dodge City, KS–Following 30 years of service to Dodge City Community College, Vice President of Workforce Development, Anthony Lyons, is retiring August 1, 2017. A passion for education led Vice President Lyons to begin his career at DCCC on September 1st, 1987. He was initially hired as an Admissions Representative and, from there, he has […]
DC3 Board Action Regarding Investigation July 14, 2017 PRESS RELEASE DODGE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGEDodge City, KS–During the fall semester of 2016, the College’s auditors mentioned the number of guns and amount of ammunition the College had purchased. Further inquiry by the current administration raised questions concerning the purchase and use of guns and ammunition as well as other equipment and expenditures. As a […]
DC3 Hosts Migrant Student Leadership Summer Series June 13, 2017 On Thursday, June 22nd, the USD 443 Migrant Department Middle School and High School students, and their younger siblings, have been invited to participate in a summer session, provided by the USD 443 Migrant Department in collaboration with Dodge City Community College, entitled Migrant Student Leadership. In past years, the students have participated in technological […]
DC3 Adult Learning Center Holds GED Graduation June 5, 2017 On June 2, 2017, the DCCC Adult Learning Center graduated seventeen students from their GED prep and high school Equivalency programs.  Students received their Kansas High School diplomas in the Little Theatre on the DCCC campus. A former graduate of the program, Juan Guerrera, gave the address, encouraging students to inspire those who follow. Over […]