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Fentanyl Presentation Draws Large Crowd February 21, 2024 Approximately 115 people attended the United Way of Dodge City Learn @ Lunch program at the Dodge City Community College (DC3) Library on Tuesday, Feb. 20. The presentation, which featured Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) Director Tony Mattivi, was titled “The Fight Against Fentanyl: One Pill Can Kill.” While attendees enjoyed food provided and sponsored […]
DC3 Students Attend Ad Astra Conference February 13, 2024 A group of Dodge City Community College (DC3) students and staff attended the 2024 Ad Astra Conference for first-generation college students, at Wichita State University, Jan. 26-27. Representing the college’s TRIO and Student Support Services (SSS) programs, the representatives from DC3 included (standing, left to right) Victoria Bautista, freshman, Dodge City; Destanie Larson, Kiowa County […]
DC3 Library Celebrates Black History Month February 7, 2024 The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Library is celebrating Black History Month with Read and CONQuer committee events during the month of February.Up first, at 4 p.m., on Feb. 8, is a Humanities Kansas presentation by Prisca Barnes titled “The Dockum Drugstore Sit-in,” which will focus on the African American students who fought to end […]
DC3 Releases Fall 2023 Honor Rolls January 29, 2024 Dodge City Community College (DC3) is pleased to announce the fall 2023 President’s and Vice President’s Honor Rolls.President’s Honor RollStudents selected for the President’s Honor Roll must maintain a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or above on a 4.0-scale and must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester.From Dodge City: Leah […]
Study Shows DC3 Adds Millions to Local Economy January 18, 2024 According to an economic impact study commissioned by the Kansas Association of Community Colleges (KACC) released in December 2023, Dodge City Community College (DC3) added a total income of $95.9 million to its nine-county service area during the fiscal year of 2021-22.This figure, which is equivalent to 2.4% of the region’s total gross regional product, […]
DC3 Holiday Concert at Windthorst Set for Dec. 10 December 1, 2023 Katherine Bowden, Percussion Assistant, conducts the orchestra and choir in a combined performance during the 2022 DC3 holiday concert at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, in Windthorst, Kan. [Photo by Lakin Scheck]The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Music Department will again present its annual holiday concert at 3 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 10, at the […]
DC3 Hosts Fall Student Art Show The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Fine Arts Department kicked off its fall 2023 Student Art Show on Friday, Dec. 1, with a reception in the DC3 Little Theatre Gallery. Following the reception, the artwork will remain on display in the gallery, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., until Dec. 11.Photos by Lakin Scheck
New DC3 Business Club Hosts Panel Discussion November 30, 2023 The newly formed Dodge City Community College (DC3) student business club, the BizConqs, hosted a panel discussion with three local business professionals in the DC3 Library on Nov. 11. The panel, which featured (left to right) Bill Cunningham, owner and operator of Dodge City’s two Best Western hotels; JD Kish, owner of a CPA firm […]
DC3 Begins New Mathematics Program November 8, 2023 This fall, DC3 is piloting a new sequence of mathematics courses that places students in credit-bearing classes their first semester. Above, Russel Rickers, Math Lab Coordinator, works with students in the college’s Math Lab on Wednesday, Nov. 8. [Photo by Lakin Scheck]This fall, Dodge City Community College (DC3) responded to a Kansas Board of Regents […]
DC3 Celebrates Native American Heritage Month October 31, 2023 The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Library Read and CONQuer Committee is celebrating Native American Heritage with events scheduled throughout November.Committee leaders for November are Dr. Jane Holwerda, Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Phil Hoke, Professor of Speech/Theatre. And the corresponding book for the month, which is a play called “The Thanksgiving Play,” was […]
DC3 Nursing Program Ranked No. 1 in Kansas October 16, 2023 On Thursday, Oct. 12, the Dodge City Community College (DC3) nursing program was ranked No. 1 by for its Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program. Out of the 19 Kansas nursing schools listed in the report, DC3 received an overall score of 100% and was named the 2024 Top Ranked LPN Program.According to, the […]
State Report Shows Increase in DC3 Enrollment October 5, 2023 Preliminary fall census day figures released by the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) on Sept. 27 show that Dodge City Community College (DC3) is the only community college in the state that has posted both 1-year and 5-year gains for headcount enrollment.For fall 2023, DC3’s current student headcount was 1,737, which represents a 2.4% increase […]
DC3 Library Celebrates Inclusion Month October 2, 2023 The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Library is celebrating Inclusion Month with a host of related events scheduled throughout October.Up first, at 4 p.m., on Oct. 12, the Library will host a discussion titled “Create Inclusive Spaces” with DC3 Psychology Instructors Eric Mercer and Steve Neely. Topics to be discussed include defining inclusivity, creating safe […]
DC3 Vocal Music Room Receives Upgrades September 27, 2023 In addition to new paint and floorcovering, the renovation of the DC3 vocal music room also included the installation of new Melhart risers. [Photo by Lakin Scheck]The vocal music room in the Dodge City Community College (DC3) Fine Arts building recently got a facelift with new paint and equipment.Associate Professor of Vocal Music, Kerry J. […]
DC3 Expands Conq Care Cabinet Program September 1, 2023 The DC3 Conq Care Cabinet program, which was organized in 2022 to provide food and other items to students in need, has expanded to four locations around the college’s main campus. Pictured above is the new cabinet that was installed in the DC3 Library on Aug. 28. [Photo by Lakin Scheck]As of the fall 2023 […]
DC3 Library to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month August 25, 2023 The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Library will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a host of related events scheduled throughout September.Up first, at 3 p.m., on Sept. 7, is Piñata and Poetry, which is an event where students will make a piñata together, and then place poems inside. After the piñata is opened, at an […]
Update on National Student Clearinghouse Data Breach July 13, 2023 National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), the nation’s largest provider of postsecondary transcript services, has recently identified a security breach. This breach, affecting several higher education institutions across the country, potentially includes Dodge City Community College, which utilizes NSC for federally mandated enrollment certifications and transcript services. It is important to note that no systems operated or […]
DC3 Adult Learning Center Hosts Graduation Ceremony June 30, 2023 The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Adult Learning Center (ALC) hosted its Class of 2023 graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., on Friday, June 30, in the DC3 Little Theatre. A total of 34 students received high school diplomas, although not all were in attendance. Following the ceremony, the graduates celebrated by throwing their caps into […]
DC3 Transfer Student Part of Winning Engineering Team Former DC3 student, Jose Rodriguez, of Dodge City, is now a fifth-semester engineering student at K-State. In addition, he is a member of the K-State engineering team, Wildcat Wind Power, which won First Place Overall at the 2023 Collegiate Wind Competition, in Boulder, Colo. [Photo Courtesy of Jose Rodriguez]Jose Rodriguez, a transfer student from Dodge […]
2023 DC3 Graduate Named Residence Life Supervisor Recent Dodge City Community College (DC3) graduate, Lindsey Crowell, took over as the college’s Residence Life Supervisor on June 1.Crowell, who is originally from Pueblo, Colo., graduated in May from DC3 with an Associate of Arts degree.“It has been very interesting to see everything that goes on behind the scenes to make everything run smoothly,” […]
DC3 and CHAD Host Open House May 22, 2023 DC3 and CHAD hosted an open house and hamburger feed on Tuesday, May 16, at the site of the newest CHAD house, which is 600 Avenue N. Pictured (front row, left to right) are Alex Mendez, sophomore, Dodge City; Cuber Marino, sophomore, Dodge City; Jesus Gamon, sophomore, Dodge City; Angel Marquez, sophomore, Dodge City; Tucker […]
Science Café Hosts Student Presentations May 16, 2023 The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Science Café hosted its third-annual Poster Session on Thursday, May 11, in the DC3 Library. At the event, students presented research projects on a variety of topics, which included “Testing Known Bacteria Against Different Mouthwashes,” “Fecal Contamination on Toothbrushes,” “Bacterial Samples from Dr. Bernatis’ 100+ Year Old House,” “Computer […]
DC3 Hosts Employee Recognition Banquet May 11, 2023 Dodge City Community College (DC3) hosted its 2023 Employee Recognition Banquet on Thursday, May 4, in the Great Western Hotel building at Boot Hill Museum. Employees who have been employed at DC3 for five, 10, 15, and 20 years were honored for their dedication to the college. Because the five-year designation was new at this […]
DC3 Security Officer Gives Ethics Presentation April 21, 2023 Dodge City Community College (DC3) Security Officer Dan Diamond gave a presentation to an Intro to Ethics class on Thursday, April 20. Diamond, who had served in law enforcement for more than 20 years—and formerly had taught ethics classes to his fellow officers—was asked by Nick Clohecy, DC3 Instructor of English, to share with students […]
DC3 Partners with KU for Student Transfers Dodge City Community College (DC3) was recognized by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Wednesday, April 19, for partnering with the University of Kansas (KU) Intelligence Community – Center for Academic Excellence (IC-CAE). The KU and DC3 partnership will facilitate student transfers to KU and KU-Edwards.Pictured (left to right) are Vice President […]
Rogers Named 2023 DC3 Distinguished Alumnus April 18, 2023 Sherry Curtis Rogers has been named DC3’s 62nd Distinguished Alumnus and will speak at the college’s upcoming graduation activities on May 12-13. [Photo by Gavin Peters]Sherry (Holden) Curtis Rogers, a Professor of Physical Science at Dodge City Community College (DC3), has been named as the college’s 2023 Distinguished Alumnus for its upcoming graduation activities scheduled […]
DC3 Math Program to Change to ‘Corequisite Model’ April 14, 2023 In this file photo, Colin Richter (front left), a freshman from Dodge City, and Angel Orozco Macias, a dual-credit student from Dodge City, work on an in-class math activity on Oct. 6, 2022. Next semester, DC3 will transition its mathematics program from a developmental model to a corequisite model, which will better prepare students for […]
DC3 Math Professor Retires After 21 Years April 11, 2023 DC3 Professor of Mathematics, Kent Craghead, will retire at the end of the spring 2023 semester, after 21 years at the college. [Photo by Gavin Peters]After 21 years at Dodge City Community College (DC3), Kent Craghead, Professor of Mathematics, is retiring at the end of the spring 2023 semester.“During my time at DC3, I have […]
DC3 Awards Scholarships at Construction Day March 31, 2023 On Thursday, March 30, Dodge City Community College (DC3) hosted a luncheon meeting for nearly 130 high school students from across the state as part of Construction Day. The event, which is planned by the Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation and the Community Housing Association of Dodge City (CHAD), encourages students to view construction as […]
Bertelsen Joins DC3 Board of Trustees Sheila Bertelsen was officially sworn in as a Dodge City Community College (DC3) Board of Trustees member at the group’s Thursday, March 30 meeting. Bertelsen, who will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mia Schraeder-Korbelik in September, was given the oath of office by Chief Judge—and 1998 DC3 graduate—Laura Lewis of the 16th […]
Rotary Club Donates Books to DC3 Library March 30, 2023 The Dodge City Rotary Club donated seven books to the Dodge City Community College (DC3) Library on Tuesday, March 28. The books, which range in topic, connect with the Library’s upcoming programs. For example, one of the titles, “The Myth of Normal,” will coincide with the Library’s celebration of Mental Health Awareness in April. Pictured […]
DC3 Library Celebrates Mental Health Awareness March 29, 2023 The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Library is celebrating Mental Health Awareness with a host of related events scheduled throughout the month of April.Up first, at 6 p.m., on April 13, is the April Science Café, which will be a presentation by Dr. Jennifer Bernatis, DC3 Professor of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) and […]
DC3 Cheerleaders Surprise Manor Resident March 22, 2023 Three current Dodge City Community College (DC3) cheerleaders surprised Manor of the Plains resident Dorothy (Stramel) Gabel with a DC3 blanket and a gift basket on Tuesday, March 21. Gabel, who attended the college during the 1956-57 school year, was a Conq cheerleader and also was involved with the College Chorus, Pep Band and Conq-Ettes […]
Lewis Automotive Donates Equipment to DC3 March 14, 2023 Representatives of Lewis Automotive Group announced an equipment donation to the Dodge City Community College (DC3) automotive program on March 2, which included two automatic transaxles with accompanying service tools, a toolbox, a technician’s creeper, a hydraulic body repair tool, and a hydraulic power steering analyzer. Through this ongoing partnership, DC3 and the Lewis family […]
DC3 Alumna Helps with Grammy-Winning Album February 28, 2023 Skyler Childress (left), a 2018 DC3 graduate, was credited as a sound engineer on Snarky Puppy’s album “Empire Central,” which won Best Contemporary Instrumental Album at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards. Also pictured (left to right) are sound engineers Michael Harrison, Matt Recchia (back), and Nic Hard. [Photo by Brian Friedman. Instagram: @bfreedphoto]People may not […]
DC3 Library Celebrates Women’s History Month The DC3 Library Women’s History Month events include a Zoom presentation by Dr. Nicole Perry (left) titled “Women’s Work for Women: The Kansas State Industrial Farm for Women” and movie and book discussion nights about “Hidden Figures.” [Courtesy Photos]The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Library is celebrating Women’s History Month with events scheduled throughout the […]
DC3 Library Celebrates Black History Month January 31, 2023 The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Library is celebrating Black History Month with events scheduled throughout the month of February.Up first, at 6 p.m., on Feb. 2, is a Zoom presentation with Dr. Beth Patin titled “Our Story is History: Desegregation in Alabama.” Patin, who is an assistant professor at Syracuse University’s School of Information […]
DC3 Releases Fall 2022 Honor Rolls January 6, 2023 Dodge City Community College (DC3) is pleased to announce the fall 2022 President’s and Vice President’s Honor Rolls. President’s Honor RollStudents selected for the President’s Honor Roll must maintain a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or above on a 4.0-scale and must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester. From Dodge City: Yannet […]
Purple with Purpose: DC3 Announces Fundraising Campaign December 1, 2022 In the past two years, Dodge City Community College (DC3) has made numerous improvements to its critical structures across campus such as new sidewalks, mezzanines, sound systems, directional signage, interior building renovations, and landscaping. And now the college is setting a new goal through its new Purple with Purpose fundraising campaign to create a new […]
DC3 Celebrates Native American Heritage Month November 29, 2022 November is Native American Heritage Month. And to help celebrate the occasion, the Dodge City Community College (DC3) Library organized a month-long series of events, which included native dance and art exhibitions, amongst other activities.“We were very excited to offer indigenous cultural perspectives through the lenses of art, literature, and dance,” DC3 Library Director Holly […]
DC3 Completes Floor Restoration in Old Gym October 14, 2022 Workers from 4-State Maintenance Supply, of Coffeyville, Kan., remove damaged hardwood from the floor of the old Dodge City Community College (DC3) gym on Sept. 28. [Photo by Lance Ziesch]The old gym at Dodge City Community College (DC3) is getting a facelift.The structure, which was built in 1970, had been closed for several years prior […]
DC3 Releases Statement Regarding Helicopter Program Resolution August 15, 2022 Dodge City Community College (DC3), after working closely with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), is pleased to announce an investigative matter has been resolved as of July 29, 2022. The investigation centered on alleged compliance violations during the college’s relationship with Universal […]
DC3 Releases Spring 2022 Honor Rolls May 26, 2022 Dodge City Community College (DC3) is pleased to announce the spring 2022 President’s and Vice President’s Honor Rolls.President’s Honor RollStudents selected for the President’s Honor Roll must maintain a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or above on a 4.0-scale and must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester.From Dodge City: Airam […]
No Cutting Corners: Cosmetology Student Preston Stebens Shares His Story May 24, 2022 DC3 cosmetology student Preston Stebens prepares to cut the hair of Jance Fadenrecht, age 3, on Feb. 9. [Photo by Christina Hall]At the age of 33, Preston Stebens decided it was either now or never in regards to following his dream of cutting hair full time. So, after discussing the idea with his family—and leaving […]
DC3 Dual-Credit Student Lands Job May 19, 2022 Colton Stein, a dual-credit student from Bucklin, graduated from high school on May 14 with a DC3 welding certificate. Three days later, he began a full-time job at Koch Industries in Dodge City. [Photo by Luke Fay]The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Tech Ed has made high school students a priority the past two years. […]
DC3 and CHAD Host Open House May 18, 2022 DC3 and CHAD hosted an open house and hamburger feed on Tuesday, May 17, at the site of the newest CHAD house, which is 811 First Ave. Pictured (front row, left to right) are Juan Castro, dual credit high school student, Dodge City; Jesus Gamon, freshman, Dodge City; Jorge Ambriz, sophomore, Dodge City; Eddie Hernandez, […]
Rodriguez Named DC3 Distinguished Alumnus May 9, 2022 Dr. Larry Rodriguez, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Scripps Research Institute, of San Diego, Calif., received his Associate of Science in Biological Sciences, from Dodge City Community College (DC3) in 2012.Born in Los Angeles, Calif., Rodriguez and his family moved to Dodge City in 1994. And he began his educational journey in USD 443’s […]
DC3 Spring Concert Returns to Windthorst May 2, 2022 The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Music Department hosted a Spring Concert Sunday, May 1, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Windthorst. The concert was conducted by Kerry J. Kuplic, Associate Professor of Vocal Music; Nancy Sapp, Visiting Director of Instrumental Music; and Joel Vinson, Band Director. The event featured performances by the […]
DC3 PTK Inducts Spring Members April 21, 2022 Pictured right to left (front row) are Olivia Ramos, PTK President, freshman from Dodge City, Kan.; Jennifer Katz, sophomore from Springfield, Neb.; Hailey Ellis, sophomore from Meade, Kan.; Damian Garcia, sophomore from Dodge City, Kan.; Juan Camilo Susa Cortes, freshman from Bogotá, Colombia; Alan Cervantes, sophomore from Cimarron, Kan.; Steven Brown, sophomore from Dodge City, […]
Capt. Colleen Brooks Visits DC3 Nursing Classes April 19, 2022 Capt. Colleen Brooks, seen above, provides specialized training on Monday, April 18, to DC3 nursing students on situations involving domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault. [Photo by Luke Fay]The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Nursing program was visited Monday, April 18, by Capt. Colleen Brooks of the Dodge City Police Department, who spoke with […]
DC3 Student Named to All-Kansas Academic Team April 11, 2022 DC3 student, Damian Garcia (right), was named to the All-Kansas Academic Team on April 1. Also pictured is DC3 Associate Professor of Vocal Music and PTK Advisor, Kerry J. Kuplic. [Photo courtesy of Cesar Garcia]The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Kappa Psi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society has named Damian Garcia to […]
DC3 and Chamber Partner for Bid Process Expo Kristi Ohlschwager, DC3 Assistant Vice President of Administration and Human Resources, shakes hands with Jesus Bautista Lara, who is the manager of Riddle’s Jewelry, during the Bid Process Expo on Tuesday, April 5. [Photo by Luke Fay]Dodge City Community College (DC3) and the Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce have partnered together to form the […]
Conq Care Cabinets Serve DC3 Students April 1, 2022 DC3 Phi Theta Kappa students, Kaden Stapleton (left), a sophomore from Jetmore, and Janik Buch (right), a freshman from Süderbrarup, Germany, work with Kerry Kuplic, DC3 Associate Professor of Vocal Music, to stock the Conq Care Cabinet in the DC3 Humanities building. [Photo by Guadalupe Hipolito-Medina]Dodge City Community College (DC3) has expanded its student outreach […]
DC3 Science Café Promotes Learning Outside the Classroom March 24, 2022 The DC3 Science Café allows attendees an opportunity to engage in scientific discussions outside of the classroom in a more informal, relaxed setting. After the first Science Café in November, DC3 started hosting the event monthly in January. [Photo by Luke Fay]Dodge City Community College (DC3) has established a new monthly event series called the […]
DC3 Professor Selected as Astronomy Ambassador March 21, 2022 Dodge City Community College (DC3) Professor of Physical Science, Sherry Curtis Rogers, was selected recently by the SETI Institute as one of the 2022 NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA).Founded in 1984, the SETI Institute is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary research and education organization whose mission is to understand the origins and prevalence of life and intelligence […]
DC3’s Spring Fling Returns March 15, 2022 With a few exceptions, Spring Fling—a crazy, competitive and fun week of spring activities—was celebrated nearly every year on the Dodge City Community College (DC3) campus from 1972 until at least 2011. And just in time for its 50th anniversary, the college is reviving the tradition with a full week of Spring Fling activities scheduled […]
DC3 Employee Retires After 33 Years March 2, 2022 Laura Graves from the Dodge City Community College (DC3) Adult Learning Center (ALC) retired in December 2021 after 33 years. Graves, who served in a variety of capacities during her tenure, began working at the ALC in 1988, when it was located on First Avenue. [Photo by Lance Ziesch]After 33 years, Laura Graves, an employee […]
DC3 Music Students Selected for Honor Band January 27, 2022 Six DC3 students have been selected for the KMEA In-Service Workshop honor band on Feb. 25, in Wichita, Kan. Pictured, from left to right, are Trevor Albert, a sophomore from Minneola, Kan.; Isaac Fuentes, a freshman from Rockdale, Texas; DC3 Band Director, Joel Vinson; Annia Llamas, a sophomore from Dodge City, Kan.; Esmeralda Gomez Garcia, […]
Former Professor’s Campus Beautification Efforts Pay Off December 17, 2021 Larry Burke at McLain Grove on May 7. [Photo by Lance Ziesch]Over the past 20 years, a good portion of the landscaping improvements on the Dodge City Community College (DC3) campus have been due to the efforts of former DC3 history professor, Larry Burke, who raised $44,000 for campus beautification initiatives during his tenure at […]
DC3 Workforce Development Adapts to Meet Area Needs December 15, 2021 DC3 tech students participate in an HVAC class in the Chaffin building on Sept. 28. [Photo by Luke Fay]Dodge City Community College (DC3) has undergone a technical education boom since 2019. The success of these programs can be attributed to good timing and a new vision by DC3 Vice President for Workforce Development, Dr. Clayton […]
The Dollars and ‘Sense’ of College Rodeo December 14, 2021 Unlike other student-athletes at Dodge City Community College (DC3), members of the rodeo team are financially responsible for their own gear, animals and competition fees.In fact, some rodeo athletes may have invested more than $50,000 in rodeo equipment and assets before they even step foot on campus. However, no matter how large the dollar figure […]
A Season Sweep for DC3 Baseball November 19, 2021 On Sunday, Nov. 14, members of the DC3 baseball team partnered with Ford County RSVP for the annual Fall Cleanup Day for Dodge City area senior citizens. [Photo by Annalynn Kirkhart]Dodge City Community College (DC3) baseball has yet to throw out the first pitch of the regular season, however that has not stopped this year’s […]
DC3 PTK Inducts Fall Members November 12, 2021 The DC3 Kappa Psi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society inducted new members on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Pictured (left to right, front row) are Kerry Kuplic, McKensy Torres, Guadalupe Hipolito, Maria Perez, Cassandra Brooks, Machala Hengen, Briana Hernandez, Edith Hernandez, (back row) Kaden Stapleton, Adrian Olivares Mejia, Brinn Peters, Morgan Wenzl, Ashleigh Musulin, and […]
DC3 Hosts Adult Learning Center Orientation October 26, 2021 The Dodge City Community College Adult Learning Center is located at 700 Avenue G. Its goal is to provide an opportunity for individuals to acquire lifelong learning skills that empower them to achieve education goals, community integration and employment objectives. [Photo by Lance Ziesch]The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Adult Learning Center (ALC) has been […]
DC3 Releases Additional Information Regarding the Incident in Chandler, Ariz. October 8, 2021 Dodge City Community College (DC3) is deeply saddened by the loss of instructor, Jessica Brandal, and student, Michael Papendick, who lost their lives in an incident on Oct. 1, in Chandler, Ariz.Because the families have asked for privacy during this time of grief, DC3 requests that the public honors their wishes. For those interested in […]
DC3 Releases Statement Regarding Incident in Chandler, Ariz. October 1, 2021 Dodge City Community College (DC3) administration received reports shortly after 9:30 a.m. CST, on Friday, Oct. 1, regarding an incident at the Chandler Municipal Airport, in Chandler, Ariz., at the site of the DC3 Flight Instructor Program. At this time, details are still forthcoming, and officials are working to notify the appropriate families of those […]
DC3 Receives Humanities Kansas Grant September 3, 2021 Humanities Kansas recently awarded $2,200 to Dodge City Community College (DC3) to support humanities projects at the upcoming 2021 Dodge City International Festival.DC3 Learning Resource Center Director, Holly Mercer, who will serve as the project’s director, said the college will have two different humanities events at this year’s International Festival, which will be on Sept. […]
New Balcony for DC3’s Humanities Building Nears Completion August 19, 2021 Construction workers install LED lights underneath the new Dodge City Community College (DC3) Humanities building balcony, on Wednesday, Aug. 18. [Photo by Lance Ziesch]The balcony restoration project for the Dodge City Community College (DC3) Humanities building, which began earlier this summer on May 17, is expected to be fully complete by Aug. 27.The Humanities building, […]
DC3 Flight Instructor Program Takes Off August 18, 2021 For its Flight Instructor program, Dodge City Community College (DC3) mainly utilizes Robinson R22II helicopters, and its flight students have access to a total of 18 helicopters, including three that are branded with DC3 colors and or logos. [Photo by Jennifer Jones]This summer, the Dodge City Community College (DC3) Flight Instructor program is boasting its […]
DC3 Summer 2021 Snapshot July 22, 2021 Dodge City Community College (DC3) continues to work diligently to provide improved quality and workforce-relevant education to its students. Just as recent changes were implemented, the coronavirus pandemic hit the world. DC3 has managed to grow and create new opportunities and award-winning programs, attracting more and more students to campus, despite this challenge.The National Student […]
HEERF III Funds Now Available At DC3! The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) is authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Public Law 117-2, signed into law on March 11, 2021, providing $39.6 billion in support to institutions of higher education to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.HEERF III has been created to assist students […]
LPN Program Ranked #1 in Kansas Every year, studies PN programs in each state. On July 20, 2021, Dodge City Community College was notified that our PN program has been ranked as one of the best in Kansas! Our 2021 ranking is….(drum roll please)….#1 IN THE STATE OF KANSAS!!!Nursing programs were assessed on several factors which represent how well a […]
Kansas Promise Act Funds Available at DC3 June 25, 2021 Select Dodge City Community College (DC3) workforce education programs will be available at no cost to eligible students beginning fall 2021, thanks to a new scholarship program designed to increase Kansans’ access to community colleges and technical schools.The $10 million program, which is called the Kansas Promise Scholarship Act, was passed by the Kansas Legislature […]
Food, Vaccine Distribution Coming to DC3 May 24, 2021 On Wednesday, May 26, free food boxes and COVID-19 vaccines will be distributed at Dodge City Community College (DC3) from 2-5 p.m., in the college’s south parking lot, near the Cosmetology/Child Development Center building.Known as Unidos Against COVID (or United Against COVID), the campaign is an initiative of Genesis Family Health (GFH) of Garden City.“The […]
DC3 Officially Dedicates Lake Charles May 14, 2021 Nearly 50 years after establishing Lake Charles, Dodge City Community College (DC3) officially dedicated the lake to its namesake, former college president, Charles McDonald Barnes, at a lakeside ceremony on May 7.At the 3 p.m. dedication event, various DC3 faculty and staff spoke, including Christina Haselhorst, DC3 Foundation and Community Relations Director; Lance Ziesch, DC3 […]
DC3’s SARC Is Committed to Student Success May 13, 2021 When students walk through the doors of the Dodge City Community College (DC3) Student Achievement and Resources Center (SARC), they can expect a calm, relaxed environment for tutoring, advising, studying and study hall.“The mission of the SARC is to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for DC3 students and to empower them to achieve their […]
DC3 and CHAD Host Open House May 12, 2021 Dodge City Community College (DC3) and the Community Housing Association of Dodge City (CHAD) hosted an open house on Tuesday, May 11, to show off this year’s CHAD house, which is located at 1601 Mulberry Circle.Through this hands-on partnership, which is in its seventh year, DC3 students build houses from the ground up, learning all […]
Barnes Named DC3 Distinguished Alumnus May 3, 2021 Dr. Roger C. Barnes, professor of sociology and chair of the Sociology Department at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio, Texas, has been tapped as the Dodge City Community College (DC3) 2021 Distinguished Alumnus for this weekend’s graduation activities.Barnes, who received his Associate of Arts degree from DC3 in 1971, will […]
DC3 STEM Students Showcase Projects April 28, 2021 Five Dodge City Community College (DC3) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) students demonstrated their research projects at the college’s STEM Projects Poster Session on Monday, April 26, in the DC3 Library.Out of the five STEM projects, two focused on water analysis. The first, which was conducted by student Leslie Rodela, identified different types of […]
Businesses Donate Materials, Labor for DC3 Rodeo Team April 16, 2021 Members of the DC3 rodeo team pose with banners representing two of the three donors who provided the new roping boxes at the DC3 Rodeo Practice Arena. The area businesses involved with the project were Blattner Feedlot Construction & Livestock Equipment, Cowboys ‘N’ Carpenters LLC and Mead Lumber. [Photo by Tyrel Moffitt].In March, during the […]
DC3 PTK Hosts Spring Induction Ceremony April 14, 2021 The Kappa Psi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society hosted its Spring 2021 Induction Ceremony at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, in the Dodge City Community College (DC3) Student Union Board Room.At the meeting, the following officers were installed: Kaden Stapleton, president; Monica Mejia, vice president of service; and Clara Bartlett, recording […]
DC3’s ‘Go-to Girl’ Retires April 9, 2021 Longtime DC3 employee, Ramona Shean, is retiring from the college’s Facilities & Plant Maintenance Department after nearly 30 years. [Photo by Justin Wilson].After nearly 30 years, Ramona Shean, the Dodge City Community College (DC3) Assistant Director of Facilities & Operations is stepping down. Shean, who started at DC3 on Nov. 1, 1991, will officially retire […]
DC3 Tech Hosts Reverse Career Fair March 29, 2021 DC3 diesel tech students meet with recruiters during the college’s Reverse Career Fair on Wednesday, March 24. [Photo by Justin Wilson]More than 50 Dodge City Community College (DC3) technical education students attended the first-ever DC3 Tech Reverse Career Fair on Wednesday, March 24, in the DC3 diesel and welding buildings.“A reverse career fair differs from […]
DC3 Science Lab Adds Virtual Cadaver Table March 23, 2021 Students in anatomy and physiology classes at Dodge City Community College (DC3) now have the ability to study the human body on a new virtual cadaver table.“The benefit to the college is that for less than the cost of building, furnishing, and maintaining a cadaver lab, we now have access to human cadavers,” Mary Scott, […]
DC3 Library Hosts Women’s History Month Display March 18, 2021 March is Women’s History Month, and the Dodge City Community College (DC3) Library is hosting a special display that showcases women pioneers and leaders from various fields and industries.The display, which is titled “Together We Roar,” features a mannequin with a white lioness head and a multicolored flower-petal dress. And it also includes a selection […]
DC3 Library Offers ACT Preparation Resources March 10, 2021 The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Library now offers American College Testing (ACT) preparation courses on Launchpad tablet devices to anyone in the Dodge City area.The ACT test, which is a standardized exam used for college admissions in the United States, was first introduced in 1959.“We provide the ACT Launchpad resources to anyone in the […]
OEM, RSVP Offer Emergency Response Volunteer Opportunities March 5, 2021 Because each year southwest Kansas communities are affected by manmade disasters or severe weather conditions—such as tornadoes, floods and storms—the Ford County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has launched an ongoing partnership with the Ford County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) to help grow volunteerism for Ford County’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program.CERT […]
DC3 Receives Funds for Band Instruments February 25, 2021 The Dodge City Community College (DC3) music department, due to a generous anonymous donation through the DC3 Foundation, purchased $17,765.49 in new band instruments during the month of February.“I am very proud of our donors for recognizing the needs across campus,” Christina Haselhorst, DC3 Foundation Director, said. “It can sometimes be difficult to find the […]
DC3 Revives Livestock Judging Program February 11, 2021 After a 15-year hiatus, the livestock judging program is back at Dodge City Community College (DC3).Brianna Stefan, who became the new DC3 livestock judging coach in January, said she thinks the return of the program is an “absolute asset” to both the college and the community, and it offers an opportunity to “regenerate the focus […]
DC3 Announces Fall 2020 Honor Rolls February 3, 2021 Dodge City Community College is pleased to announce the Fall 2020 President’s and Vice President’s Honor Rolls. Students selected for the President’s Honor Roll must maintain a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or above on a 4.0 scale and must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester.President’s Honor RollFrom Dodge City: […]
DC3 Nurse Education Center Dedicated January 28, 2021 More than 100 people attended the ribbon cutting and dedication of the new Dodge City Community College (DC3) Nurse Education Center at 308 W. Frontview St. on Jan. 21. Officially dedicated as the Floris Jean Hampton Nurse Education Center, the building is named after local legend Floris Jean (Snyder) Hampton, who spent nearly 30 years […]
DC3 Adds New Security Cameras on Campus January 19, 2021 New security cameras continue to go up around the Dodge City Community College (DC3) campus this week, and the installation is expected to be completed by Friday, Jan. 22.“These new security cameras, in conjunction with the new access controls, increase our ability to respond to potential threats exponentially,” Josh Thompson, DC3 Director of Security, said. […]
CHAD presents scholarships to DC3 students January 14, 2021 The Community Housing Association of Dodge City (CHAD) presented seven scholarships to Dodge City Community College (DC3) students on Thursday, Jan. 14.Presented to students in the Building Construction Technology class, these scholarships were awarded at 1601 Mulberry Circle, which is the location of this year’s CHAD building site. DC3 students receiving CHAD scholarships include: Angel […]
DC3 Library to Host ‘Art of Voting’ Exhibit January 4, 2021 From Jan. 14 through Feb. 28, Dodge City Community College (DC3) will be one of only six Kansas locations to host “The Art of Voting” pop-up exhibition. Based on an original exhibition created by the Watkins Museum of History in Lawrence, the display is designed to inform Kansans about the history of electoral engagement and […]
‘Nothing Ever Replaces Expertise’ November 27, 2020 Dr. Roger Barnes, son of DC3’s longest-serving president, reflects on his dad’s legacyFor Dr. Roger Barnes, Dodge City Community College (DC3) is far more than a two-year school he attended before transferring to the University of Kansas. It’s also like home, because he actually grew up with the college.PART THREE OF A THREE-PART SERIESLecture Series […]
‘Nothing Ever Replaces Expertise’ November 25, 2020 Dr. Roger Barnes, son of DC3’s longest-serving president, reflects on his dad’s legacyFor Dr. Roger Barnes, Dodge City Community College (DC3) is far more than a two-year school he attended before transferring to the University of Kansas. It’s also like home, because he actually grew up with the college.PART TWO OF A THREE-PART SERIESThe new […]
‘Nothing Ever Replaces Expertise’ November 23, 2020 Dr. Roger Barnes, son of DC3’s longest-serving president, reflects on his dad’s legacyFor Dr. Roger Barnes, Dodge City Community College (DC3) is far more than a two-year school he attended before transferring to the University of Kansas. It’s also like home, because he actually grew up with the college.PART ONE OF A THREE-PART SERIESIn 1959, […]
RSVP and DC3 Baseball Partner for Annual Clean-Up Day November 18, 2020 On Sunday, Nov. 15, the Ford County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and the Dodge City Community College (DC3) baseball team once again partnered for Fall Clean-Up Day, which is an annual service project that provides Dodge City area senior citizens with help around the house.Each year on Fall Clean-Up Day, volunteers assist area […]
DC3 Completes Little Theatre Seating Project November 17, 2020 Although delayed for a couple of months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the new seating project is now complete in the Dodge City Community College (DC3) Little Theatre.“The project kept being delayed because of unforeseen circumstances, which were related to COVID-19,” Russ McBee, DC3 Director of Facilities and Operations, said. “But, when the workers finally […]
DC3 Bids a Final Farewell to Second Avenue November 12, 2020 Although it has been 50 years since the Conquistadors left the building, the two-story red-brick school at 1000 N. Second Ave. is still referred to as the “old college” by many in the community. And now that the building is undergoing demolition, Dodge City Community College (DC3) bids the venerable old place one last goodbye.In […]
DC3 PTK Hosts Fall Induction Ceremony November 11, 2020 The Kappa Psi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society hosted its Fall 2020 Induction ceremony at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the Dodge City Community College (DC3) Little Theatre. At the meeting, the following officers were installed: Michelle Montalvo Gonzalez, president; Clara Bartlett, vice president of leadership; Cameren Bartlett, vice president […]
Ford County RSVP Hosts Appreciation Event November 6, 2020 The Ford County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) hosted a driver training and appreciation dinner in the Dodge City Community College (DC3) Board Room, at 6 p.m., on Oct. 9. “The drivers are required to have an annual training, so I wanted to celebrate my appreciation of them while they were attending a required […]
National Beef Gives Toward Nursing Scholarships October 29, 2020 Representatives from National Beef Packing Company LLC presented the Dodge City Community College (DC3) Student Nurse Association (SNA) with a check for $1,000 on Thursday, Oct. 29. The donation, which will be used toward DC3 nursing scholarships, was presented by National Beef employees Marilyn Treto (front row, right) and Araceli Alvarez (front row, left) at […]
DC3’s Halloween Event Marks 20 Years October 20, 2020 Saturday, Oct. 31, marks 20 years of Trick-or-Treat in the Halls at Dodge City Community College (DC3). However, because of COVID-19 concerns this year, the college has moved the popular event from the residence halls to the south parking lot between the Fine Arts and Cosmetology/Child Development Center (CDC) buildings.“This year we are planning to […]
Art Department Receives New Equipment October 7, 2020 Due to the generosity of several patrons, the DC3 art studios have recently received some much needed new equipment. Some of these upgrades include new exhaust booths, new tables and chairs, and a new kiln.The Art Department faculty and students would like to thank anonymous donors for providing the funds for the new kiln, which […]
DC3 Art Classes Are for Students of Any Age October 5, 2020 Although the Dodge City Community College (DC3) visual arts program is focused on preparing traditional students with a foundation in arts education, while also exploring career opportunities in the arts—non-art majors are welcome to take classes as an elective, especially if they are looking for a hands-on course.“Community members also are encouraged to enroll in […]
DC3 Receives More than $4 Million in Grants September 15, 2020 Dodge City Community College (DC3) recently received two sizeable grants for two of its on-campus student programs—one that seeks to help Hispanic students pursue technical training, and the second that serves low-income students, first-generation college students and students with disabilities.The first grant—which totals $2,783,647—was awarded to DC3 for a five-year Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Program […]
DC3 Takes Proactive Steps to Mitigate Virus Cluster September 14, 2020 On Wednesday, Sept. 9, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) released information statewide regarding COVID-19 clusters within the state of Kansas. This announcement identified clusters in specific towns, colleges and other private businesses—including an active on-campus cluster at Dodge City Community College (DC3).“The data released by the KDHE does not represent timely or […]
DC3 Awaits Decision on HLC Accreditation September 9, 2020 Last week, Dodge City Community College (DC3) was notified by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) that a decision will be made in early November regarding the status of the college’s accreditation. “As part of its usual accreditation cycle, DC3 prepared for a comprehensive quality review conducted by the HLC in the spring of 2018,” Dr. […]
DC3 Celebrates 85 Years August 20, 2020 The Dodge City Community College (DC3) campus is hosting an 85th anniversary celebration on Sept. 9 at 4:30 p.m. This event will honor the college’s nine decades of history—as well as commemorate its 50th year at its present campus—and will include remarks by U.S. Rep. Dr. Roger Marshall.Originally named Dodge City Junior College in 1935, […]
Winter Livestock Hosts DC3 Rodeo Team August 18, 2020 On Friday, Aug. 14, Winter Livestock hosted members of the Dodge City Community College (DC3) rodeo team for an evening meet-and-greet cookout at their Dodge City sale barn location.“The cookout was a chance for Winter Livestock to get to know this year’s rodeo kids, who are primarily agricultural kids,” Gabe Burrows, DC3 Head Rodeo Coach, […]
DC3 Foundation Announces Scholarship Winners August 13, 2020 The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Foundation recently announced scholarship recipients for the 2020-21 school year.“The Foundation supports more than 50 scholarships for full-time students,” DC3 Foundation Director, Christina Haselhorst said. “Scholarship awards range from $250 to $1,000, and students are eligible to apply for these scholarships each year through DC3 Financial Aid.”With many students […]
DC3 Rodeo Team Hosts Clinic August 12, 2020 On July 29, members of the Dodge City Community College (DC3) rodeo team attended a private on-campus rodeo clinic, which was presented by five-time world champion steer wrestler Luke Branquinho.Gabe Burrows, DC3 Head Rodeo Coach, said the clinic was a great one-on-one opportunity for DC3 rodeo athletes to learn bulldogging skills from Branquinho, as well […]
Jimmy John’s, DC3 Partner During COVID-19 August 6, 2020 The owners of the Dodge City Jimmy John’s, which is located at 1601 W. Wyatt Earp Blvd., are partnering with Dodge City Community College (DC3) to help provide a welcome back gift to faculty and staff as the college prepares for its first day of fall classes on Wednesday, Aug. 12.“As we set out to […]
Campus Talk to Focus on ‘Student Persistence’ August 5, 2020 Sean J. Glassberg of Educator Training & Consulting (ETC) will give a presentation to Dodge City Community College (DC3) faculty and staff titled “Active Teaching to Promote Student Persistence” as part of the Fall 2020 In-service on Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 9-11 a.m. The talk, which will be given in Room 212 of the Humanities […]
Miss Rodeo Kansas Hosts Clinic at DC3 August 4, 2020 Last week, the Dodge City Community College (DC3) campus once again hosted the Miss Rodeo Kansas organization, which is something the college has done since the 1990s. However, this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a four-day clinic was organized instead of the usual pageant.The clinic, which ran Wednesday through Saturday, was taught primarily by […]
National Beef Donates $10K to DC3 August 3, 2020 Representatives from National Beef Packing Company LLC presented Dodge City Community College (DC3) with a check for $10,000 on Friday, July 31, to help with the college’s ongoing COVID-19 response efforts.National Beef Human Resources Director, Onofre “Opie” Astorga, said National Beef is grateful to the college for how it has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.“National […]
DC3 Disc Golf Course Nears Completion July 23, 2020 A new 18-hole disc golf course is nearing completion on the Dodge City Community College (DC3) campus. Located mainly around the residence halls and Lake Charles, the new course will be open to students, faculty and staff—as well as members of the community.The course, which will be known as Conquistador Park Disc Golf Course, has […]
DC3 and CHAD Host Open House for Building Project July 15, 2020 Dodge City Community College (DC3) and the Community Housing Association of Dodge City (CHAD) hosted an open house on Tuesday, July 14 to show off their latest building project. Through this hands-on partnership, which is in its sixth year, DC3 students build houses from the ground up, learning all facets of building construction.“CHAD focuses on […]
DC3 Board Approves New Seating for Little Theatre July 8, 2020 The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Board of Trustees unanimously approved a proposal for all-new seating in the college’s Little Theatre at a special meeting on June 30.“This upgrade in facilities directly supports the efforts of the college to improve engagement with the community by creating a more pleasant and comfortable experience while listening to […]
DC3 Board Approves Lease of Chaffin Property July 2, 2020 At a special meeting Tuesday, June 30, the Dodge City Community College (DC3) Board of Trustees approved several items, including a lease proposal for the former Chaffin Inc. warehouse, located east of Dodge City, and also the hiring of two new welding instructors.The property, which is located at 100 Chaffin Rd., is comprised of 131,132 […]
DC3 Adds New Course Delivery Options June 30, 2020 As Dodge City Community College (DC3) returns to face-to-face classes this summer and fall, new methods of class delivery are being explored and implemented, such as hybrid-flexible (HyFlex) classes.“HyFlex is a synchronous instructional delivery system that combines a video platform, such as Zoom, Canvas, BigBlueButton or others, with in-person instruction,” Dr. Jane Holwerda, DC3 Vice […]
COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines & Protocols June 26, 2020 Dodge City Community College plans to re-open campus for face-to-face instruction starting 2nd Summer Session June 2020. As we prepare for students, faculty, and staff to return to campus, we do so with the following guiding principles in mind: Prioritizing the safety of the students and employeesTaking extra precautions with the most vulnerable and high-risk […]
DC3 Instructor Adds Research Opportunities for Students June 15, 2020 Dr. Anthony Aragon, Associate Professor of Biology, is receiving training this summer, which will enable him to add genomic-research opportunities for the students he teaches at Dodge City Community College (DC3).The program, which is called the Genomics Education Partnership (GEP), is a nationwide collaboration of more than 100 institutions that integrates active learning into the […]
DC3 Board Approves Assistant Vice President Position June 3, 2020 The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Board of Trustees approved a proposal for the creation of a new assistant (or associate) vice president of online and outreach learning at its May 27 meeting.Under the general direction of the vice president of academic affairs, this new position will provide leadership and management for departments and initiatives […]
DC3 Enters Phase 2 of Reopening Dodge City Community College (DC3) announced Monday, June 1 that it is now entering Phase 2 of its reopening plan.“Several areas of campus are now transitioning back to regular office hours,” Kristi Ohlschwager, DC3 Director of Human Resources, said. “Some of the areas currently returning to campus office hours, include fall coaches in athletics, and […]
DC3 Student Competes in Online Music Contest June 2, 2020 Dodge City Community College (DC3) music student, Hector Almendarez, recently competed in the World Music Trophy Competition, which is a voter-determined music contest through Facebook.Representing first his home country of Honduras, Almendarez won several preliminary rounds before representing the Americas against Africa in a 5,159-6,897 world final loss to Tanalt, a group from Morocco.“Hector has […]
DC3 Trustee Appointed to State Education Council May 29, 2020 Jim Lewis, a member of the Dodge City Community College (DC3) Board of Trustees, was recently appointed to the Future of Higher Education Council, which is a subcommittee of the Kansas Board of Regents.Lewis, a native of Topeka, owns Lewis Automotive Group, which is a family-owned car dealership with 12 locations around Kansas, including three […]
DC3 Board Approves 2020-2021 Fees May 28, 2020 The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Board of Trustees met for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 26. Among the approved action items were proposals for the 2020-2021 school year regarding student fees, a food-service agreement, and commercial driver’s license (CDL) program fees.Regarding 2020-2021 student fees, the Board voted 6-1 to approve a […]
COVID-19 Response Committee Guides College Decisions May 22, 2020 Dodge City Community College (DC3) is committed to providing a safe learning environment for students, employees, and the community—and this is especially true in the midst of the current pandemic. A notable example of this commitment is the creation of the college’s COVID-19 response committee.“We set up a special COVID-19 response committee in early March […]
DC3 Closes CDC Again After Positive COVID-19 Case The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Child Development Center, which recently reopened after a month of closure due to the governor’s Stay-at-Home order, closed for a second time today after an individual within the facility tested positive for COVID-19.“The CDC reopened during Phase 1 of Governor Kelly’s reopening plan in order to provide much needed […]
DC3 Acquires Space for Nursing Program Expansion The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Board of Trustees has approved a lease for an additional 12,150 square feet of off-campus classroom space to expand its nursing program.“The new location will provide opportunities for expansion of allied health and nursing programs,” Mechele Hailey, DC3 Director of Nursing and Allied Health, said. “For nursing, it will […]
DC3 Distributes More Than $400K in CARES Act Funds May 21, 2020 Dodge City Community College (DC3) will distribute $474,632 in federal funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to qualifying students in order to alleviate financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.“The disbursement from the U.S. Department of Education is intended to reach as many students as possible and assist with expenses […]
DC3 Purchases Trucks for CDL Program May 20, 2020 The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Board of Trustees have approved the purchase of two blue 2015 Freightliner Cascadia day-cab semi-tractors from Truck Center Companies (TCC) for $46,000. The purchase of these trucks will allow DC3 to double the size of its commercial driver’s license (CDL) program over the next year, Dr. Clayton Tatro, DC3 […]
DC3 Moves Forward with Academic Plan May 19, 2020 Contrary to reports, Dodge City Community College (DC3) has no plans to close or eliminate programs, which were affected by faculty nonrenewal decisions announced at the DC3 Board of Trustee meeting on Monday, May 11. In fact, these decisions were part of the college’s long-range strategic plan, which seeks to address student recruitment and retention, […]
DC3 Child Development Center Reopens May 15, 2020 The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Child Development Center (CDC) officially reopened to the public on Monday, May 4. However, precautionary measures have been implemented for the foreseeable future regarding drop-off and pick-up procedures.Drop-off and pick-up times, which will be assigned according to work schedules, will be staggered to maintain social distancing, and parents will […]
DC3 Virtual Showcases Highlight Student Talent In the wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, DC3 creative arts programs are utilizing innovative ways to showcase their student talent. One example is the first-ever DC3 online art exhibition, and the second is a student-produced literary magazine, which is in its fourth year.Virtual Art ShowRegarding the art show, Jennifer Nolan, DC3 associate professor of […]
DC3 Announces Expanded Workforce Schedule for Fall 2020 May 14, 2020 Dodge City Community College (DC3) announced a new expanded schedule for its workforce development programs on Wednesday, May 13.“Many of the changes to our tech ed course offerings have been revised to encourage high school enrollment,” Dr. Clayton Tatro, DC3 Vice President of Workforce Development, said. “And we are actually offering free tuition to high […]
DC3 Announces Tuition and Fee Changes for 2020-2021 April 22, 2020 Dodge City Community College (DC3) announced Wednesday, April 22 that new tuition and fee rates have been approved by the DC3 Board of Trustees. These new rates will begin with the Summer 2020 term.One of the biggest announced changes affects tuition and fees for online classes. These rates, which have been higher historically than face-to-face […]
DC3 Administrator Shares Memories of OKC Bombing 25 Years Later April 20, 2020 At the time of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, Dr. Glendon Forgey (who is now the DC3 vice president for administration and finance) worked for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Forgey’s office, which was located on the second floor of the Journal Record Building, had a window that directly faced the Alfred […]
Federal Work Study Funds to Be Disbursed This Week April 15, 2020 The recent transition to online classes, due to COVID-19 concerns, has resulted in the unexpected loss of income for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester for Dodge City Community College (DC3) students who were working on campus in federal work study (FWS) positions.“We know that many of our students were really counting on that […]
DC3 Suspends Testing Requirements for Enrollment Due to an extensive shutdown of available testing for current and future students related to the Kansas “Stay-at-Home” executive order—and because of the closure of national certification companies nationwide—Dodge City Community College (DC3) has suspended all testing requirements for enrollment and placement until further notice. “We know these are unprecedented situations for students who are […]
DC3 Offers New Official Email Addresses for Students April 7, 2020 ConqMail, which is the new official email system for Dodge City Community College (DC3) students, has arrived!“Thanks to the hard work by Paul Johnson and Tyson Culver, the DC3 IT Department is proud to announce that we have provided all active students—2018 to present—with an official college email address,” Mike Webster, DC3 director of educational […]
DC3 SARC Offers StudentLingo Online Workshops April 6, 2020 As Dodge City Community College (DC3) transitions to online classes in the midst of the current COVID-19 situation, the DC3 Student Achievement & Resources Center (SARC) is here to help students make the most of their new learning environment.Through StudentLingo, which is the online version of the SARC’s Student Success Workshops, a new module titled […]
Statement Regarding the Temporary Closing of the DC3 Child Development Center April 4, 2020 Dodge City Community College is honored to provide many essential services to Dodge City and Ford County. One of the most important services provided is daycare for working families through the DC3 Child Development Center (CDC).Most families with children attending the CDC were affected by the Stay-at-Home order for the State of Kansas by Governor […]
Hey Conqs! It’s Time to Enroll for Summer and Fall Classes! March 30, 2020 Although Dodge City Community College employees are now working from home, we are still working for YOU! We truly believe that your next step in higher education should continue even in the middle of these “stay-home” situations. So although in-person enrollment is not possible at this time, we can still help you with the process […]
DC3 COVID-19 Kansas Stay Home Order Update March 28, 2020 In accordance with Governor Laura Kelly’s Executive Order No. 20-16 directing a Kansas Statewide “Stay Home” order, effective Monday, March 30th at 12:01 AM the Dodge City Community College campus is closed and most students and employees should “Stay Home” and work with classes online or work remotely. Only employees that provide certain defined “essential […]
DC3 PTK Students Recognized March 26, 2020 Kyle Wolnik and Amanda Zayas were recognized on Thursday, March 12 at the All-Academic Awards ceremony in Topeka for their academic achievements through the Dodge City Community College Kappa Psi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. Nominees are selected by the chapter advisor for their outstanding academic and leadership achievements. Wolnik is a December 2019 graduate […]
DC3 COVID-19 Update March 25, 2020 The health and wellbeing of our Dodge City Community College faculty and staff is of critical importance to us as we navigate the waters of the current coronavirus situation. For the personal safety of you and your families, we are taking the following measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19:DC3 Conversation Day on April 9 […]
COVID-19 Plan March 18, 2020 Under the measured and cautious guidance of the Dodge City Community College COVID-19 Preparedness Team and the college administrative team, the college announces the following operational and instructional modifications to normal operations and academic calendars. Special thanks to students, employees, community members and parents who have patiently waited for this information while our campus has […]
Immediate Closure of the DC3 Wellness Center & Weight Room March 16, 2020 Effective immediately and based on guidance from health officials related to COVID-19 concerns, the Dodge City Community College Wellness Center and Weight Room are closed to students, employees and community members. Students enrolled in Lifetime Fitness or a weightlifting class should contact their designated instructor next week for further guidance on course completion requirements.At this […]
Anticipated Timeline for DC3 Campus COVID-19 Decisions March 14, 2020 Late afternoon on Friday 3/13/2020, President Nolte met with the Vice Presidents and set a decision timeline for the next few days. Decisions regarding campus operations and instructional delivery in the midst of the evolving COVID-19 concerns were determined. College officials will continue to monitor local, state and national conditions by communicating with Ford County […]
COVID-19 Campus Preparedness Planning is Implemented March 10, 2020 “Preparation and Planning, not Panic” is the emphasized theme and guiding roadmap for procedures and protocols being implemented on the Dodge City Community College Campus and at outreach locations off of the main campus. President Harold Nolte authorized the creation of a specific COVID-19 CAMPUS PREPAREDNESS PLANNING Steering Committee earlier last week. “Our top priority […]
More Than 100 High School Students Attend Construction Day March 9, 2020 On Thursday, March 5, a group of 113 area high school students toured local construction sites, met with contractors and learned about the DC3 Building Construction Technology Program, as part of the 2020 Construction Day.As part of the day’s activities, representatives from Building Solutions, LLC; Christian Brothers Construction, LLC; Conant Construction, LLC; M.R. Builder, LLC; […]
Dodge City Area Partners Host Ag & Diesel Day March 2, 2020 Forty-one Dodge City High School students participated in the first-ever Ag & Diesel Day on Thursday, Feb. 27 in Dodge City. Ag & Diesel Day is designed to expose students, who have shown interest in agriculture-related trades, to the wide variety of opportunities for education and employment in this area. As part of the day’s […]
Michael S. Williams February 28, 2020 Michael Shane Williams, 64, died Friday, Feb. 21, at Western Plains Medical Complex, Dodge City.Williams was born Dec. 6, 1955, at Lamar, Colo., the son of Terry and Anita (Atkinson) Williams. He was a Dodge City resident for more than 50 years. Williams was a graduate of Dodge City High School, Dodge City Community College […]
PTK Hosts Spring Induction Ceremony February 27, 2020 The Kappa Psi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society hosted its Spring 2020 Induction ceremony at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the DC3 Little Theatre.At the meeting, the following officers were installed: Jonathan Smith, president; Sarae Ricke, vice president of leadership; and Ashlyn Webb, vice president of scholarship. And the following […]
AO-K @ Work Program Awards Certificates February 18, 2020 Nineteen employees from Boot Hill Casino and Resort and United Wireless Arena completed the AO-K @ Work Program and were awarded certificates on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at Boot Hill Casino.The AO-K @ Work program, which is a partnership between the Dodge City Community College Adult Learning Center (ALC), the Kansas Board of Regents and Walmart, […]
Campus Conversation Talk Will Focus on ‘Student Persistence’ February 17, 2020 Sean J. Glassberg of Educator Training & Consulting (ETC) will give a presentation to DC3 faculty and staff titled “Active Teaching to Promote Student Persistence” at the next All-Campus Conversation Day on Thursday, April 9 in the Little Theatre.“Student persistence is directly related to motivation, in my humble opinion,” Glassberg said. “There is a variety […]
DC3 Announces Mid-Session Classes Mid-session classes are beginning soon for the 2020 Spring semester. You can find a complete list of classes that will be offered below. Enrolling is easy, call (620) 225-1321 to get started.
DC3 Hosts High School Junior Event February 13, 2020 Nearly 160 high school juniors, mostly from Dodge City High School, attended the first-ever Junior Experience at the Dodge City Community College campus on Wednesday, Feb. 12.The event kicked off at noon in the Student Activity Center with a catered Jimmy John’s box lunch and a special College 101 presentation, which gave juniors guidance about […]
New DC3 Board Members Begin Terms February 4, 2020 Due to inclement weather on Tuesday, the January meeting for the Dodge City Community College Board of Trustees was rescheduled for 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30. This first meeting of 2020, was also the first official meeting with the new Board members who were elected in November.The three new Board members, Jim Lewis, Dr. Kelly […]
KMOM Dental Clinic Returns to Dodge City January 31, 2020 A free dental clinic will be offered Feb. 7-8 at the Western State Bank Expo Center in Dodge City. During this two-day event, Kansas Mission of Mercy (KMOM) will provide cleanings, fillings and extractions, for both children and adults, at no charge.“Dodge City last hosted KMOM in 2015,” said Crissa Salmans, Ford County RSVP director […]
Donald Dean Webb January 27, 2020 Donald Dean Webb, 83, died Jan. 22, 2020, at Presbyterian Manor of the Plains in Dodge City. He was born on March 24, 1936, in Lincoln County, Kan. He was the son of Willie M. and Selma Frankie (Johnson) Webb.The Webb family moved to Michigan for a brief period to work in the freezing cold […]
DC3 Receives Humanities Kansas Grant January 23, 2020 Dodge City Community College (DC3) recently was awarded a $1,500 Crossroads grant from Humanities Kansas, for an upcoming exhibition titled “Roots and Renascence,” which will be an exhibit showcasing the contributions of DC3 alumni to the local and regional community.Founded in 1935 in response to the hardships and challenges of Ford County citizens during the […]
DC3 Announces Fall 2019 Honor Rolls January 21, 2020 Dodge City Community College is pleased to announce the Fall 2019 President’s and Vice President’s Honor Rolls. Students selected for the President’s Honor Roll must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale and must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester.President’s Honor Roll:From Dodge City: […]
DC3 Professor Completes Cultural Exchange to Colombia December 13, 2019 Maria Melendez Kelson, DC3 professor of English and literature, completed a week of cultural exchange with Latin American writers in Bogotá, Colombia, Nov. 9-16.The exchange, called the Lines and Spaces tour, was organized by the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program (IWP) and the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá.Lines and Spaces is a cultural diplomacy program, […]
New Employee Welcome Terri Nicholson is the newest chemistry and physical science instructor at Dodge City Community College.Born and raised in Salina, Kan., Nicholson completed her undergrad at Marymount College in Salina, where she earned a bachelor’s in biology with a minor in chemistry and a minor in mathematics. She earned her master’s in physical science, with an […]
New Employee Welcome December 12, 2019 Maria Melendez Kelson is a new professor of English and literature at Dodge City Community College.A native of northern California, Kelson has a bachelor’s in English from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, and a master’s in English, with an emphasis in creative writing, from University of California, Davis. She also has published two books of […]
New Employee Welcome Dr. Clayton Tatro is the new vice president for workforce development at Dodge City Community College. A passionate advocate for the role of the community college, Tatro brings more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in Kansas two-year higher education.A native of Glasco, Kan., Tatro has served as Dean of Learning Services at Garden […]
DC3 Inducts Three to Hall of Fame December 10, 2019 Dodge City Community College inducted three recipients to its Hall of Fame at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. The ceremony and reception, which was hosted for the first time ever in the DC3 Library, drew a crowd of 65 people.The first recipient was Eldon Becker, who was honored for Outstanding Career Achievement. During his […]
High School Students Compete in FFA Welding Contest at DC3 November 14, 2019 57 high school welders descended on the DC3 campus Wednesday, Nov. 13, for the 2019 Southwest Kansas District FFA Ag Welding Contest.The contest, which was judged by Mike Myers, Andy Ruiz, and Tim Burns, included participants from the following schools: Bucklin High School, Cimarron High School, Dodge City High School, Dighton High School, Kiowa County […]
DC3 Ranked No. 1 in Terms of ‘Cost and Financing’ November 12, 2019 In a new study released on Aug. 19 by, DC3 was ranked No. 1 in the “Cost and Financing” category of the 18 Kansas community colleges evaluated.“The DC3 ranking of No. 1 among Kansas community colleges in ‘Cost and Financing’ reflects the prudent stewardship and oversight of college operations,” said Dr. Glendon Forgey, DC3 […]
New Partnership Helps Diesel Tech Students ‘Get Ahead’ November 5, 2019 An agreement for a new partnership between DC3 diesel technology and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) was approved at the October DC3 Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 29.This new partnership, called the Get Ahead Program, is a nationwide cooperative effort between DTNA, participating diesel schools, and DTNA service network locations that offer diesel […]
New Flag Display Reflects Campus Cultural Diversity November 1, 2019 Recently, a new international flag display was unveiled in the DC3 cafeteria. This on-going project, which seeks to honor international students by displaying their home country flags, helps celebrate the diversity of cultures on the DC3 campus.Instituted by Dr. Glendon Forgey, DC3 vice president for administration and finance, the flag display is meant to show […]
Ford County RSVP and DC3 Baseball Partner for Annual Clean-Up Day October 28, 2019 Weather permitting, Ford County RSVP and the DC3 baseball team will again offer a Fall Clean-Up Day on Sunday, Nov. 10, for Dodge City area senior citizens who need help around the house.Each year, the clean-up day assists 20-25 senior households with small projects, which include minor repair jobs, winterizing homes, exterior caulking, cleaning gutters, […]
CHAD Presents BCT Students with Scholarships October 24, 2019 The Community Housing Association of Dodge City (CHAD) presented 11 scholarships to DC3 students on Thursday, Oct. 24.Presented to students in the Building Construction Technology class, these scholarships were awarded at 806 Westlawn Ave., which is the location of this year’s CHAD building site. This is the third time that CHAD has presented scholarships. The […]
Campus and Community Organizations Partner to Bring Unique Musical Theater Production to Town October 15, 2019 A musical examination of the lives of three legendary Mexican icons comes to Dodge City as the Core Ensemble once again brings its unique blend of culture, music, and drama to town for the production of “Los Valientes.” “Los Valientes” (The Courageous Ones) explores the artistic and political passions of Mexican painter Diego Rivera, the […]
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Now Available October 14, 2019 Dodge City Community College is committed to assisting all members of the DC3 community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the DC3 website at you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which contains […]
DCHS Students Visit Campus as Part of Manufacturing Day Over 100 Dodge City High School students toured local manufacturing facilities as well as the Dodge City Community College Tech Center to recognize National Manufacturing Day, October 4.The event is a cooperative venture between the Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation, USD 443 Pathways program, Dodge City Community College Workforce Development, and several area manufacturers.Joann Knight, […]
The Singer and the Songwriter October 8, 2019 The diverse duo of The Singer and The Songwriter will bring their open-hearted original music and engaging live show to the Little Theater on the campus of Dodge City Community College, October 9 at 7 p.m.The Singer and The Songwriter is the musical duo of vocalist/songwriter Rachel Garcia and guitarist/songwriter Thu Tran. The duo has […]
Board Approves Purchase of New Personality Assessment and Inventory Software October 1, 2019 At the September 26 Dodge City Community College Board of Trustees meeting, trustees approved the purchase of new software designed to improve student experience as well as develop improved course design. Title V and the Connection Center will purchase Focus 2 software that will help students facilitate career choices and discover their learning styles. The […]
No One Fights Alone September 30, 2019 In May of this year, Alexa, Dodge City Community College nursing instructor Nikki Debnam’s 14-year-old daughter was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Then the following June, Nikki herself learned that she had breast cancer.Soon after, Alexa, a freshman at South Gray High School, underwent a complete thyroidectomy where doctors discovered that the cancer had spread to […]
2019 Senior Day Success September 24, 2019 Over 120 students registered for the first annual Dodge City Community College Senior Day.The event, held September 19 on the DC3 campus, promised to be significantly different than the typical college campus visit. Instead of being deluged with stacks of program cards and promotional brochures, high school seniors from more than a dozen schools across […]
Welcome Our New Employees September 13, 2019 Dr. David Aguado, the college’s newest Spanish and ESL instructor, was born in Cuba and has taught Spanish, English, ESL, Humanities, pedagogy, linguistics, literature, and writing in Latin America, Europe, Canada and the Unites States.He is fluent in Spanish, English, and German, and has a working knowledge of Portuguese and Italian.He earned a Master of […]
Hundreds of Students Attend DC3 Transfer Day September 12, 2019 A steady stream of students flowed through the Learning Resource Center on the campus of Dodge City Community College Monday for the second annual DC3 Transfer Fair.The Transfer Fair, hosted by the Connection Center and Title V, gave the hundreds of students who attended the opportunity to question representatives from nearly two dozen four-year universities […]
DC3 Library to Host Author Dennis Garcia September 6, 2019 Dodge City Community College has been selected to be part of author Dennis Garcia’s book tour through Kansas. Garcia is the author of Marine, Public Servant, Kansan: The Life of Ernest Garcia, the inspiring and unique experiences of Daniel’s first cousin, Ernest Garcia.Garcia will be in the DC3 Library from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM […]
DC3 Begins Conquistador Companions Program Being homesick or just plain lonely is a major concern for college students, especially freshmen. Loneliness and depression obviously negatively affect classes and socialization – potentially leading to dropout.Even students from right here in Kansas can be five or six hours from their families and friends, often for the first time. The Conquistador Companions program […]
DC3 & GCCC Sign Fire Science MOU September 4, 2019 Dodge City Community College President Dr. Harold Nolte and Garden City Community College President Ryan Ruda signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday that offers students in the DC3 service area a pathway to a career in fire science.GCCC offers the only fire science program in western Kansas. Students from the DC3 area can take their […]
Welcome Our New Employees September 3, 2019 Amber Fuller, the college’s new enrollment management assistant, was involved in a lot of theater productions in high school in Texas, and almost unintentionally, theater has given her a couple of fortuitous breaks in Kansas.She was born in El Paso, Texas where she graduated from JM Hanks High School. “I was definitely a theater geek […]
Improved Efficiency and Reasoned Decision Making Converts DC3 Budget from Deficit to Surplus Utilizing a sharp eye for detail, officials at Dodge City Community College have been able to convert what was a five percent budget deficit last year into a five percent surplus.Just one year ago, the college faced a significant budget deficit as well as admonishment from the Higher Learning Commission regarding low cash reserves.Rather than […]
Welcome Our New Employees August 20, 2019 Crissa Salmans has worked to help the very young most of her career.The new director for the Ford County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program graduated from Dodge City High School and earned a certification Early Childhood Education from Dodge City Community College as a non-traditional student.Much of her background is early childhood education. She began […]
DC3 Awarded $65,000 Grant to Help Local Businesses Reduce Turnover August 13, 2019 In an effort to boost retention in the region’s hospitality sector, a new grant through the Wal-Mart corporation has awarded Dodge City Community College $65,000 to help upskill the industry’s employees.The Acceleration Opportunity: Kansas @ Work program (AO-K@Work) is delivered in partnership with retail and service-sector employers with the goal of building awareness of worker […]
DC3’s Math Boot Camp Helps Students Succeed August 9, 2019 For students with very low levels of math proficiency, trudging through developmental math classes can be a long, tedious endeavor. And having to take several consecutive math classes that don’t actually count toward a degree can be discouraging to students already struggling with the subject.The Math Boot Camp at Dodge City Community College is designed […]
DC3 Flight Training at Full Capacity Following Approvals VA clears program for lift-off once againThe Veteran’s Administration and the Arizona State Approving Agency have granted Dodge City Community College permission to once again enroll veterans in the school’s helicopter flight program.According to Provost Adam John, students and officials knew the re-certification process was nearing a conclusion, so when approval was official, veterans signed […]
Burris Family Donates Conquistador Painting August 7, 2019 Last week, Laura Burris of Dodge City presented Dodge City Community College President Harold Nolte with a painting her late husband William received nearly 30 years ago.Laura isn’t clear exactly how he came by the painting, but her husband William, who passed in April, was always quite fond of the college, and said DC3 should […]
Remembering Dr. Richard Burke August 2, 2019 The late Dr. Richard Burke served as president of Dodge City Community College longer than almost anyone else who has held the job.Only Charles Barnes served longer than Dr. Burke at the helm of DC3. Working the three years prior to becoming president as a dean and program director, Burke influenced and changed Dodge City […]
DC3 and PCC Partnership Powers EPT Program July 24, 2019 Following the April meeting of the Dodge City Community College Board of Trustees in which the trustees voted unanimously to eliminate the college’s Electrical Power Technology program, negotiations began between DC3 and Pratt Community College.Dodge City Community College administration initiated discussions with officials from PCC administration and EPT faculty regarding assisting current DC3 EPT students […]
TRiO Levels the Playing Field for First Generation Students July 22, 2019 A Dodge City Community College program designed to help specific students who often struggle in higher education reported high rates of success over this past year.TRiO Student Support Services provides mentoring and community for nearly 150 students at DC3 who are first-generation college students, are from low-income families, or have disabilities.The DC3 TRiO program has […]
Accelerated Pathway to Teaching Interview July 21, 2019 On July 10, 2019, Lance Ziesch, audio/video technician with the DC3 Office of Marketing and Public Relations, sat down to discuss the new Accelerated Pathway to Teaching partnership between Newman University and USD 443. His guests were Tiffany Webster, administrative assistant from the Western Kansas Center of Newman University; Dr. Jane Holwerda, vice-president of academic […]
DC3’s SkillsUSA State Champion Goes to Nationals July 11, 2019 After Dodge City Community College student Alexander Cervantes took first place in the Kansas State SkillsUSA welding sculpture competition in Hutchinson last month, he didn’t realize the scope of what he had just won. The first state champion in DC3 history, Cervantes said that when a representative from the competition called and said he had […]
4-H Campers Plant Roots at DC3 July 2, 2019 Every year, 4-Clover 4-H campers congregate on the campus of Dodge City Community College with a mission to give back to the community.The annual camps, which bring together kids from seven southwest Kansas counties, have been going on in Ford County since the 1930s, when they were held at the old Boy Scout Camp at […]
DC3 STEM Days Engage Eager Young Minds June 18, 2019 Eager young minds are not sitting idle all summer, as Dodge City Community College’s STEM Days gave kids the chance to learn STEM in a fun, accessible way.DC3 held its final STEM day Friday, June 14, with nearly 150 students attending. The students participated in three 50-minute sessions – all with a similar theme but […]
Ford County RSVP and the Red Cross Partner to Protect Our Community June 10, 2019 A few years ago, volunteers from the Ford County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program started installing smoke alarms in at-risk homes. Lots of smoke alarms.Their project has been so successful that the American Red Cross honored Ford County RSVP with the organization’s Disaster Preparedness and Response Volunteer Award, June 8, in Hays.Once they saw the […]

Fusing Disciplines

Combining Art and Welding to Create an Award Winning Sculpture

May 15, 2019 When Robert Cervantes began the welding program at Dodge City Community College he didn’t plan for the highlight of his training to be an art project.Despite taking an art class almost as an afterthought, Cervantes’ creation from that course took first place at the Kansas State SkillsUSA Championship in late April.If not for strict financial […]
Adult Learning Center Holds GED Graduation Ceremony Twelve people graduated from Dodge City Community College’s Adult Learning Center GED Program on the evening of Friday, May 10, 2019.Director Brandie Ferguson says that while many people who complete the GED program do so for job opportunities or advancement, many others are preparing for further education or training.“We encourage transitioning to postsecondary education at […]
New Employee Welcome May 10, 2019 Shae Maniates finds the way that young brains develop fascinating.The new Testing Center Coordinator grew up right here in Dodge City – a 2012 graduate of Dodge City High School, where she performed with the color guard during halftime band performances.She has her sights set on a psychology degree, so in addition to juggling a […]
DC3 & CHAD Host Open House May 9, 2019 Tuesday’s open house in east Dodge marked the third year that the Community Housing Association of Dodge City and Dodge City Community College have partnered to build a new, moderately priced home.CHAD was actually able to build two units this year, thanks to a resourceful design from Dana Williamson of McMillan Architects in Dodge City. […]
RSVP Volunteer Appreciation May 3, 2019 The Ford County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program held its Volunteer Appreciation Event May 2, with more than 100 volunteers and workers attending the luncheon in the Student Union Ballroom at Dodge City Community College.The program’s goal is to help link adults aged 55 and older who wish to give their time and service to […]
A Healthy Partnership May 2, 2019 “The numbers have exploded.”
Trustees Vote to Streamline Workforce Programs May 1, 2019 At its regular monthly meeting April 23, the Dodge City Community College Board of Trustees made a number of decisions to streamline operations and update the college’s technical workforce programs.A pair of programs were eliminated, making room to expand other offerings, and college officials negotiated changes that will result in significant annual savings.DC3’s Electrical Power […]
Quiz Bowl Team Ends Year on High Note April 25, 2019 The Dodge City Community College Quiz Bowl team turned in an impressive performance at the final competition of the year.The team finished in a tie for fourth place at the Kansas Collegiate Quiz Bowl State Championship in mid-April. The two-day competition was held at the Salina Area Technical College, with nine Kansas community colleges competing.The […]
A Statement from the President April 23, 2019 As community leaders work together to make the proposed University Center a reality, it is critical to address concerns which may be raised in the community regarding the project.The University Center project would allow students in southwest Kansas to work towards and obtain four-year degrees right here in Dodge City. Kansas universities would establish and […]
DC3/HPPR Project Culminates with Check Presentation April 15, 2019 Dodge City Community College administrators and trustees, officials from the Mariah Fund, and representatives of High Plains Public Radio met Wednesday, February 10th at the KONQ studios to culminate a project long in the making.DC3 partnered with HPPR to bring NPR and other network programing to college’s 91.9 FM radio signal late last year.Mariah Fund […]
From Arcane Fantasy to Contemporary Literature April 3, 2019 A new exhibit inside the Learning Resource Center on the campus of Dodge City Community College explores how magic became science, and how popular fiction mingles fantasy with real science.“Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine in Harry Potter’s World,” is a traveling exhibit produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.Alchemy, the process of transforming base […]
New Employee Welcome March 28, 2019 In mid-January, Amber Crook, the college’s new enrollment management assistant, was living in a suburb of Tokyo, preparing to return to Dodge City after a 17-year trek that took her around the world.Born and raised in Dodge City, Crook left soon after graduating high school. At Emporia State she was a decent student, but she […]
Soft Skills Gap Hard to Fill March 8, 2019 Every year thousands of recent college grads apply for entry-level jobs around the country. Most will sit for interviews in waiting rooms surrounded by other recent grads – all with essentially the same degree and technical qualifications. Employers say that colleges are turning out graduates who are technically very competent, and the vast majority of […]
DC3 Hosts Young Entrepreneurship Challenge March 7, 2019 Nearly two dozen bright young minds gathered in the Dodge City Community College Little Theater Tuesday for the annual Ford County Young Entrepreneurship Challenge.This is the third year for the YEC, which is presented by the Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation in association with Network Kansas E-Community Partnership. The competition awards over $3,000 in cash […]
College Trustees Reaffirm EDUKAN Agreement February 28, 2019 “Online is a dynamic way of delivering education and that’s what students are looking for.”– Dr. Harold Nolte, DC3 presidentDuring their regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, the Dodge City Community College Board of Trustees voted to reaffirm the college’s partnership and agreements with EDUKAN.EDUKAN is a consortium of four Kansas community colleges, started in 1998 to […]
New Employee Welcome February 19, 2019 Josh Van Valkenburg-Gernert joins the team as DC3’s new Sports Information Director.You could say he’s been in sports most of his life. The youngest of four boys, he watched his older brothers excel. He grew up in Maple Grove, Minnesota and graduated from Osseo High School. After a community college stint he eventually earned his […]
Furniture Donation Marks Start of Fine Arts Upgrades February 18, 2019 A couple weeks ago, the Fine Arts department at Dodge City Community College reached out to the DC3 Foundation for some help updating facilities and equipment.The Foundation responded and almost immediately found an anonymous donor who gave two brand new leather couches for the department’s new makeshift lounge on the second floor of the Fine […]
DC3 Hosts Fifth Annual Career Exploration Day February 15, 2019 More than 600 high school and middle school students from all over southwest Kansas funneled into the Western State Bank Expo Center Wednesday for the Dodge City Community College Career Exploration Day.The event showcases all of the DC3 tech programs in stations around the Center, and also featured exhibits by the rodeo team, student housing, […]
Grant Allows Much Needed Science Upgrades January 28, 2019 Mary Scott will be using a recently awarded $10,000 grant from the Procter & Gamble Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation to purchase new microscopes for the Dodge City Community College science department.Scott, a biology professor at DC3, is especially appreciative of the Foundation’s grant process. She says community colleges often fall into a gap […]
Welcome Our New Employees January 25, 2019 Marinita Aragon is trained as a social worker, but the college’s new accounts payable clerk never went into the field professionally.“In social work, you really need a master’s degree,” she said. “I graduated but then we moved and I didn’t pursue it further.”From Manzanola, Colorado, Aragon earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from Colorado […]
College Adds More Tech to Classrooms January 24, 2019 Thanks to Title V grant funds, and a lot of teamwork, the Connection Center at Dodge City Community College is moving forward with its goal to strengthen student success and retention.At Tuesday’s meeting of the Dodge City Community College Board of Trustees, Connection Center director Karen Gustavson told trustees how Connection Center staff, college maintenance […]
Welcome Our New Employees January 22, 2019 Lance Ziesch grew up close by and attended DC3 in the mid-nineties. His travels have taken him all over the world – through decaying Ukrainian hospitals, Hollywood movie studios, a quasi-American embassy – and ultimately landed him right back here.The college’s new audio/video technician graduated from Hanston High School in 1993 and then attended DCCC […]
One-of-a-Kind Performance Comes to DC3 January 18, 2019 Forget the image of a one-man-band – a guy in a hokey costume clanging cymbals between his knees and thumping an old bass drum, invariably strapped to his back, manipulating a series of cables and pulleys and connecting rods to play a hulking mass of instruments – also typically affixed to his back.Derek Brown blows […]
Miss Kansas Visits Campus January 14, 2019 Miss Kansas Hannah Klaassen was on the Dodge City Community College campus Friday to meet college staff and thank the school and community for their continued support of the Miss Dodge City and Miss Kansas organization.The college offers in-kind scholarships for winners of the Miss Dodge City/Cowboy Capital/Boot Hill Scholarship Competition each year.Klaassen was joined […]
Advocating for Tomorrow January 10, 2019 “We’re suddenly designing instruction for a very different set of experiences.”– Dr. Mark David MillironAs technology bounds forward in ever-increasing leaps, Dodge City Community College, like many institutions across the country, is becoming more aware that on college campuses today, building a productive student experience requires embracing tomorrow.Tomorrow includes new, student-centric technology and the ways […]
Grant-Funded Tech Helps ALC Deal with Escalating Numbers January 3, 2019 Space inside Dodge City Community College’s Adult Learning Center is at a premium. Preparation for GED testing was a primary focus of the Center in previous years, but a recent federal directive aimed at building career-relevant skills has created a broader focus for staff and students.A steady stream of English-language classes and an increased emphasis […]
Trustees Discuss Program Options, Enrollment Alternatives December 13, 2018 At the regular monthly meeting of the Dodge City Community College Board of Trustees Tuesday, some relatively common themes ran through the reports of several trustees.Colleges all over the state are struggling to wage funding battles while trying to remain affordable and accessible, according to Trustee Kathy Ramsour, who recently attended a Kansas Association of […]
DC3 Inducts Three Into Hall of Fame December 11, 2018 Dodge City Community College honored three distinguished individuals who have made lasting contributions to the college at the DC3 Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday.During the ceremony, held in the DC3 ballroom in front of nearly 100 guests, the college inducted DC3 alum and local businessman Greg Goff for Outstanding Volunteer Service, former Conquistador coach […]
DC3 Honors Loyal Supporters with Court Branding December 10, 2018 “The profound vision provided by these remarkable families is creating an enduring legacy of institutional excellence and community pride.”– Dr. Harold Nolte, DC3 presidentThe Goff and Burke families have been faithful advocates for the mission of Dodge City Community College for decades.That support encompasses everything from personal volunteer service and leadership to major financial contributions […]
Honor Society Welcomes New Members December 6, 2018 Membership in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society goes beyond recognition of academic success and a bullet point on a resume.While membership in Phi Theta Kappa does come with high academic standards – PTK requires a minimum 3.5 grade point average – it also implies that a student recognizes the value of leadership and service.Seven […]
Holiday Concert Returns to Windthorst December 3, 2018 Dodge City Community College’s vocal and instrumental music departments traditionally open their Holiday Concert at the Immaculate Heart of Mary church in Windthorst.For the last couple years however, unfortunate circumstances have prevented the annual performance inside the Gothic Revival cathedral which rests like an ornate solitaire atop the otherwise simple band of the Great Plains.Foul […]
Committee Tabs Trio for DC3 Hall of Fame November 29, 2018 In its long history, Dodge City Community College has seen many distinguished students, faculty and staff grace its campus. In 1986, the college established the DC3 Hall of Fame to recognize outstanding individuals who made significant contributions to the school and community, and elevated the reputation and honor of Dodge City Community College in the […]
Paving the Way for STEM & Medical Students November 14, 2018 Dodge City Community College is helping to pave the way forward for STEM and medical students by coordinating with outside agencies to provide scholarship and advanced training opportunities for dedicated students in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation is aimed at increasing the quality and quantity of students […]
RSVP Awarded Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas Grant November 13, 2018 The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is excited to announce that it has been awarded a grant by the Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas.The $2,000 grant from the CFSWKS will help maintain and expand the RSVP Medical Transport program, which provides much needed transportation assistance for dozens of our area’s seniors.“The Community Foundation’s gracious award […]
Revived Foundation Auction Surpasses Goals The Dodge City Community College Foundation auction surged to life on Nov. 2, as the community came on like a shot of adrenaline to reinvigorate the annual event – smashing fundraising goals for the evening, according to Foundation director Christina Haselhorst.“The people and businesses in Dodge City and from all around our area made it […]
Conq Baseball Bats Cleanup for Local Seniors November 8, 2018 Lise O’Neal knows first-hand that getting projects done around the house doesn’t get easier with age. Simple chores like cleaning out gutters or raking away piles of dead leaves and branches in the fall can be next to impossible for seniors and others with mobility issues. Finding a reasonably priced handyman for minor repairs like […]
New Gadget Carves Out a Niche in SMA November 7, 2018 Dr. Evil is not around, but over in the Science and Math Annex at Dodge City Community College, professor Sherry Curtis and the STEM club are making stuff with frickin’ laser beams.Technically, a Glowforge is called a computer numerical controlled laser cutter engraver, but that’s a lot of syllables so most people call it a […]
Competition No Trivial Matter for Quiz Bowl Team November 6, 2018 It may not be the most engaging spectator sport, but there’s no lack of spirited battles when the Dodge City Community College Quiz Bowl team competes.The team recently finished third overall at the Garden City tournament, which pitted them against other remarkable young minds from six colleges. Teams of four face one another in a […]
College Hosts First-Ever Transfer Fair October 30, 2018 “We want our DC3 students to come away from today with a real understanding of their options.”– Chloe Wurst, DC3 Title V advising specialistThe question of what to do next is a principal concern for most students on the campus of Dodge City Community College. On Monday, those students had the chance to learn about […]
Auction Set to Benefit Foundation Efforts October 26, 2018 There’s a sweet, brand new tractor up for bids next Friday, but it isn’t your ordinary agriculture implement. Then again, this won’t be an ordinary southwest Kansas ag auction, either.The Dodge City Community College Foundation’s Lights! Camera! Auction! will start rolling at 5:30 Nov. 2, inside the Student Activity Center on the DC3 campus.The aforementioned […]
Impromptu Performance a Snap for Williams October 22, 2018 In March of this year, Dodge City Community College football player Bailey Williams was home with his guitar in Tennessee, getting kicked out of Buffalo Wild Wings for jamming with his buddies in the restaurant foyer.Jump ahead just a few short months and Bailey and his guitar are on stage at United Wireless Arena in […]
Sampler Day Gives Students a Taste of Campus “They get to see exactly what we can offer them and we can present our programs from right here on campus.”– Devlin Goldworm, art professorFor more than a dozen years, the Fine Arts department at Dodge City Community College has held Sampler Day every autumn. The day is basically just what it sounds like… a […]
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 from a school which could be listed as the top Carribean medical schools 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 […]
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, it’s also important to remember that as well as feeling isolated, elderly people also have physical/medical issues to deal with – seniors tend to face high dental costs and even if you qualify for Medicaid, only 17 out of 50 states cover dental procedures. […]
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 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 (, 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. […]
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 […]