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Science Café Hosts Student Presentations

Published May 9, 2022

The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Learning Resource Center (LRC) hosted a May Science Café on Thursday, May 5. This month featured student PowerPoint presentations from the college’s science and math classes. Presentations varied in research with experiments including “Microorganisms in Lake Charles,” the “Microbiome of the Dome,” and “Bacterial Growth from Shoe Bottoms.” In addition, Dr. Lana McDonnell, Professor of Speech/Communications, presented posters of DC3 students from her Humanities class.

Photos by Luke Fay

DC3 Recognizes Employees

Published May 4, 2022

Dodge City Community College (DC3) hosted an Employee Recognition Banquet Tuesday, May 3, in the Mariah Gallery at Boot Hill Museum. Ranging from 10 to 30 years of service, the employees recognized include (front row, left to right) Tyson Culver, 15 years; Richard Lucas, 25 years; Shirley Stanton, 25 years; Marsha Ewy, 15 years; Lynette Kessen, 15 years; Julie Taylor-Birney, 15 years; Jennifer Nolan, 15 years; Russel Rickers, 10 years; (back row, left to right) Cole Ballard, 15 years; Howie Smith, 30 years; Russ McBee, 15 years; Lisa Carpenter, 10 years; Lora Culver, 10 years; Devlin Goldworm, 15 years; Rodney Clayton, 10 years; Jeffrey Cole, 15 years; Kent Craghead, 20 years; Van Kenton, 15 years; Dylan Faullin, 15 years; and Chris Robinson, 10 years. Not pictured are Patricia O’Neal, 10 years; Patrick Shiew, 10 years; David Shultz, 10 years; and Lorna Ford, 20 years.

Photo by Luke Fay

Prospective Students Attend Tech Ed Showcase

Published May 4, 2022

Joe Coles, longtime southwest Kansas educator (pictured right), introduced Kansas State Representative Boyd Orr (pictured left) at the Southwest Kansas Entrepreneurship Tech Ed Showcase on April 21 at the Hy-Plains Feedyard in Montezuma, Kan. More than 150 prospective students learned about local tech ed programs such as construction, agriculture, welding, plumbing, and electrical.

Photo by Dr. Clayton Tatro

DC3 Tech Hosts Career Fair

Published April 26, 2022

Dodge City Community College (DC3) Tech hosted a Career Fair on Tuesday, April 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. At the event, representatives from seven area employers were on hand to discuss career paths with DC3 tech students. Businesses participating in the fair included American Implement, Central Plains Equipment LLC, KanEquip Inc., Lewis Automotive Group, Seaboard Foods, Trivista Companies, and Truck Center Companies.

Photos by Lance Ziesch

DC3 Hosts Spring Concert

Published April 25, 2022

Dodge City Community College (DC3) hosted a Spring Concert Friday, April 22, in the Little Theatre. The concert featured renditions of “The Avenger March,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” with performances by the DC3 Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble.

Photos by Luke Fay

Kansas Supreme Court Justices Visit DC3

Published April 8, 2022

Dodge City Community College (DC3) President, Dr. Harold Nolte (right), welcomes Kansas Supreme Court Justices, Melissa Standridge (left) and Daniel Biles (second from left) to the DC3 campus on Thursday, April 7. At a question-and-answer session in the DC3 Little Theatre, the justices discussed topics relating to the state’s highest court. Also pictured is discussion moderator Daniel Love.

Photo by Luke Fay

Let’s Go Conqs

Published March 17, 2022

The Dodge City Community College (DC3) pep band and cheerleaders—as well as many students, faculty, administration, staff and other fans—came out to support the Conqs on Tuesday, March 15, as they battled Snow College at the 2022 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Men’s Division 1 Basketball Championship, in Hutchinson, Kan.

The final score was an 82-65 win for DC3, which means the Conqs will now move on to the Elite Eight today at 2 p.m., when they face off against Northwest Florida State! Go Conqs!

#ConqNation #WeAreDC3 #BurnTheBoats

Photos by Lance Ziesch

DC3 Students Participate in Regional Undergraduate Showcase

Published March 15, 2022

From left to right is Dr. Lana McDonnell, DC3 Professor of Speech/Communications; Bethany Palmer; Rylan Hays; Aubrey Dewell; Guadalupe Hipolito-Medina; Joshua Smith, DC3 Psychology Instructor; and Jaden Driver.

From left to right is Dr. Lana McDonnell, DC3 Professor of Speech/Communications; Bethany Palmer; Rylan Hays; Aubrey Dewell; Guadalupe Hipolito-Medina; Joshua Smith, DC3 Psychology Instructor; and Jaden Driver.

Five Dodge City Community College (DC3) speech and psychology students presented course project posters on Wednesday, March 9, at the Posters on the Plains regional undergraduate showcase, which was hosted by Fort Hays State University.

The DC3 poster projects, which were based on concepts and theories from the students’ courses in Interpersonal Communication (SP 206) and General Psychology (PSY 101), accounted for five of the 19 posters that were presented at the showcase.

Students who gave presentations include: 1) Aubrey Dewell (SP 106), a freshman from Dodge City, who represented two students from SP 206 who were unable to attend, Abigail Billingsley, a sophomore from Colorado Springs, Colo., and Josie Davidson, a freshman from Weatherford, Texas, with a poster titled “Conflict Resolution in Communication.” 2) Jaden Driver (SP 206), a freshman from Aurora, Colo., with a poster titled “Managing Racial Stereotypes and Self Identity.” 3) Rylan Hays (SP 206), a freshman from Phillipsburg, Kan., with a poster titled “Rodeo in the Community.” 4) Guadalupe Hipolito-Medina (PSY 101, SP 206), a sophomore from Dodge City, with a poster titled “Social Media for Social Beings.” And 5) Bethany Palmer (PSY 101), a high school student from Offerle, Kan., with a poster titled “Religious Beliefs and Violence in White Supremacist Groups.”

DC3 Professor of Speech/Communications, Dr. Lana McDonnell, and DC3 Psychology Instructor, Joshua Smith, served as advisors for the event.

Photos courtesy of Joshua Smith

DC3 Presents Broadway Live Concert

Published March 11, 2022

Dodge City Community College (DC3) hosted the Broadway Live Concert Thursday, March 10, in the Little Theatre. The concert featured soloists and ensembles performing pieces from hit movie musicals and Broadway productions. The selections included songs from “The Princess and the Frog,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Wonderful Town,” and “Jesus Christ Superstar” to name a few.

In addition, the Kappa Psi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society collected nonperishable food and hygiene items from concert attendees for DC3’s new “Conq Care Cabinets.” The items donated will be placed in cabinets around campus for DC3 students in need.

Photos by Luke Fay

Chamber Hosts Coffee at Ford County RSVP

Published March 8, 2022

The Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a coffee at the Ford County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) office on Tuesday, March 8. At the event, Doug Hart was recognized for his 17 years of service as an RSVP bus driver. Pictured (left to right) are Annalynn Kirkhart, Ford County RSVP Director; Doug Hart, RSVP Bus Driver; and Bill Carr, Ford County Sheriff, who was the winner of the Dodge City Community College (DC3) gift basket. [Photo by Lance Ziesch]

Conqs Read Across America

Published March 8, 2022

Several Dodge City Community College (DC3) students, faculty and staff participated in Read Across America at Dodge City’s Linn Elementary and Ross Elementary schools on Friday, March 4. This all-day event, which is an opportunity for volunteers to read to children in elementary schools, included DC3 athletes from the basketball, football and rodeo teams.

Photos Courtesy of DC3

Conqs Cheer on Night to Shine Parade

Published February 16, 2022

The Dodge City Church of the Nazarene hosted the 2022 Night to Shine Parade at 5: 30 p.m. this past Saturday, Feb. 12. Dodge City Community College (DC3) students lined 14th Avenue cheering the prom attendees on as they drove past the college.

Photos by Logan Gleason

Area Gamers Compete in Tournament

Published February 14, 2022

The Dodge City Community College (DC3) eSports Club hosted the Smash City Valentine’s Open this past Saturday, Feb. 12, in the Student Union. Gamers from across the region visited campus to compete for a cash prize and an opportunity to win a general scholarship from the DC3 Foundation.

Tournament winners include: first place, Captain Squiggles ($100); second place, Tairnerar ($60); and third place, Ron Wees ($40). The DC3 Foundation also awarded a $250 general scholarship to DC3 eSports attendee Cyrus Dickerson, who is a DC3 sophomore from Dodge City.

A special thanks to Domino’s for sponsoring the event and for providing the players with pizza.

For more information about the DC3 eSports Club, please email DC3esports@conqmail.org or join them on discord at https://discord.gg/6J7FVkgXq8.

Story by Luke Fay
DC3 Marketing and Media Specialist

Photos by Jay Gooldy

Winter Storm Causes Campus Closure

Published January 28, 2022

Dodge City Community College (DC3) was hit with a significant winter storm on Tuesday, Jan. 25. The storm, which dumped up to 10 inches of snow in the Dodge City area, led to the closure of campus on Jan. 26.

Photos by Luke Fay

DC3 Begins Spring Semester

Published January 21, 2022

Spring 2022 classes began at Dodge City Community College (DC3) on Tuesday, Jan. 18. When semester enrollment is finalized, DC3 expects a 10% increase from last spring’s numbers.

Photos by Luke Fay

December: Out Like a Lion

Published December 16, 2021

High winds tore through the Dodge City area on Wednesday, Dec. 15, causing widespread roof, tree, and vehicle damage. According to the National Weather Service in Dodge City, the wind gusts peaked at 84 miles per hour at 1:11 p.m.

On the Dodge City Community College (DC3) campus, nearly every building lost shingles during the storm. However, the buildings hardest hit were the athletics storage building by the practice field, which had the west side of its tin roof peeled nearly to the ridge cap, the Fine Arts building, and Becker Hall.

Photos by Lance Ziesch

DC3 Hosts Holiday Concert at Windthorst

Published December 6, 2021

Dodge City Community College (DC3) hosted its annual Choral & Instrumental Holiday Concert Sunday, Dec. 5, 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 Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble, Choral Union, and Symphonic Band.

Photos by Luke Fay

DC3 Music Department Hosts Student Recital

Published November 20, 2021

The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Music Department hosted its Fall Music Student Recital Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Little Theatre. The show featured 14 musicians from the classes of Kerry J. Kuplic, Associate Professor of Vocal Music and Fine Arts Division Chair, and Nancy Sapp, Visiting Director of Instrumental Music.

Photos by Luke Fay

Crop Quest President Visits DC3 Class

Published November 19, 2021

Dwight Koops, President of Crop Quest, spoke to Dodge City Community College (DC3) agriculture students on Thursday, Nov. 18, about the use of fertilizer in the Kansas soil. [Photo by Luke Fay]

Dwight Koops, President of Crop Quest, spoke to Dodge City Community College (DC3) agriculture students on Thursday, Nov. 18, about the use of fertilizer in the Kansas soil. [Photo by Luke Fay]

DC3 Tech Hosts Career Exploration Day

Published October 20, 2021

More than 750 high school and middle school students—from 15 area Kansas and Oklahoma schools—attended the Dodge City Community College (DC3) Tech Career Exploration Day on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the Western State Bank Expo Center in Dodge City. The event, which was last hosted by the college in February 2019, included informational booths, demonstrations, hands-on exhibits, and games and giveaways.

Photos by Luke Fay

DC3 Celebrates Fall Homecoming

Published October 11, 2021

The 2021 Dodge City Community College (DC3) fall Homecoming Week culminated with a bonfire and pep rally behind Jackson Hall on Friday, Oct. 8, and with the football game versus Garden City Community College on Saturday, Oct. 9, at Memorial Stadium. The 2021 King and Queen, which were crowned at halftime on Saturday, are Keegan Jones, sophomore, Bruthen, Australia; and Nur Yaren Türkmenoglu, freshman, Istanbul, Turkey, respectively. Pictured (left to right, back row) are Türkmenoglu; DC3 President, Dr. Harold Nolte; Jones; (front row) and homecoming attendants,
Leighton and Jet Turley, who are the grandchildren of DC3 Board of Trustees member, Bill Turley.

[Photo by Logan Gleason]

[Photo by Logan Gleason]

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DC3 Presents Vocal Music Concert

Published October 8, 2021

The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Music Department presented its first concert of the school year at 7 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 7, in the DC3 Little Theatre. The Fall Choral Concert, which was conducted by Kerry Kuplic, DC3 Associate Professor of Vocal Music, included selections by the DC3 Concert Choir and Choral Union—and also featured vocal solos by DC3 students. [Photo by Luke Fay]

The Dodge City Community College (DC3) Music Department presented its first concert of the school year at 7 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 7, in the DC3 Little Theatre. The Fall Choral Concert, which was conducted by Kerry Kuplic, DC3 Associate Professor of Vocal Music, included selections by the DC3 Concert Choir and Choral Union—and also featured vocal solos by DC3 students. [Photo by Luke Fay]

DCHS and DC3 Partner for Manufacturing Day

Published October 6, 2021

A group of 139 Dodge City High School (DCHS) students attended the Manufacturing Day luncheon at the Dodge City Community College (DC3) Student Activity Center on Friday, Oct. 1. In addition to hearing remarks from DC3 President, Dr. Harold Nolte; Kitchens Inc. CEO, Scott Bogner and Kansas Manufacturing Solutions Vice President of Partnership Operations, Danica Rome; 55 of the students, all DCHS seniors, were presented with $500 scholarships to DC3. Before and after the luncheon, the students toured Broce Manufacturing Co. Inc., Curtis Machine Co. Inc., Roto-Mix LLC and Ellis James Inc. Fabrication. [Photo by Luke Fay]

A group of 139 Dodge City High School (DCHS) students attended the Manufacturing Day luncheon at the Dodge City Community College (DC3) Student Activity Center on Friday, Oct. 1. In addition to hearing remarks from DC3 President, Dr. Harold Nolte; Kitchens Inc. CEO, Scott Bogner and Kansas Manufacturing Solutions Vice President of Partnership Operations, Danica Rome; 55 of the students, all DCHS seniors, were presented with $500 scholarships to DC3. Before and after the luncheon, the students toured Broce Manufacturing Co. Inc., Curtis Machine Co. Inc., Roto-Mix LLC and Ellis James Inc. Fabrication. [Photo by Luke Fay]

DC3 Men’s Golfers Named Academic National Champions

Published September 30, 2021

The members of the Dodge City Community College (DC3) men’s golf team were recognized at the DC3 Board of Trustees meeting, on Tuesday, Sept. 28, for their recent Academic National Champions award from the Golf Coaches Association of America. Since 2012, the team has won six of these awards, with four of them being back to back. Pictured (left to right) are: Jacob Ripple, DC3 Athletic Director; Chris Robinson, DC3 Men’s Golf Head Coach; Luka Stanisavljevic, freshman, South Africa; Brent Reintjes, freshman, Wichita, Kan.; Carson Briggs, sophomore, Broomfield, Colo.; Woramett Bodhidatta, Sophomore, Thailand; Cholnan Nunya, sophomore, Thailand; George Fricker, freshman, England; Kitsakon Jairak, sophomore, Thailand; Evan Lindsey, sophomore, Magnolia, Ark.; Cole Streck, freshman, Great Bend, Kan.; Austin Goodrum, freshman, Andover, Kan.; and Davan Smith, freshman, Dodge City, Kan. Not pictured is Supakit Seelanagae, freshman, Thailand. [Photo by Christina Haselhorst]

The members of the Dodge City Community College (DC3) men’s golf team were recognized at the DC3 Board of Trustees meeting, on Tuesday, Sept. 28, for their recent Academic National Champions award from the Golf Coaches Association of America. Since 2012, the team has won six of these awards, with four of them being back to back. Pictured (left to right) are: Jacob Ripple, DC3 Athletic Director; Chris Robinson, DC3 Men’s Golf Head Coach; Luka Stanisavljevic, freshman, South Africa; Brent Reintjes, freshman, Wichita, Kan.; Carson Briggs, sophomore, Broomfield, Colo.; Woramett Bodhidatta, Sophomore, Thailand; Cholnan Nunya, sophomore, Thailand; George Fricker, freshman, England; Kitsakon Jairak, sophomore, Thailand; Evan Lindsey, sophomore, Magnolia, Ark.; Cole Streck, freshman, Great Bend, Kan.; Austin Goodrum, freshman, Andover, Kan.; and Davan Smith, freshman, Dodge City, Kan. Not pictured is Supakit Seelanagae, freshman, Thailand. [Photo by Christina Haselhorst]