Mendy D. Hulvey, chief of the Pittsburg Police Department, congratulated 59 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center on May 6.
Students attending area high schools and community colleges have been awarded scholarships by Washburn University. Students, who were able to attend, were recognized for their achievements at a recent banquet.
The staff at Sunflower's Incredible Years Preschool knows that a break from the daily routine is good for everyone now and then. But they also know they don't want to miss opportunities for children to learn.
Courtesy photo Crime Stoppers of Great Bend and Barton County awards two scholarships each year to Barton County students. For the 2011 year, the recipients are Cody Behrends from Great Bend High School and Kenda Smith from Barton County College. Presenting the scholarships are Stan Behrends, left, president of the local Crime Stoppers board, Sheriff Greg Armstrong and JP Postlethwaite, right, secretary/treasurer of the local Crime Stoppers board.
Each year the Great Bend High School Class of 1971 gives a scholarship to honor a deceased classmate. For the 2011 year, this scholarship is in memory of classmate Mona Youtsey. Class of '71 representative JP Postlethwaite said the final decision for this year's recipient was a tie, and two scholarships were awarded. The recipients for 2011 are Sean Keenan from Great Bend High School and Samantha Ware from Barton County College. ...
Barton County Sheriff Reserves present two scholarships to Barton County students each year. This year's recipients are Andrew Baker from Great Bend High School and Kenda Smith from Barton Community College. Pictured are, from left: Reserve Sgt. Dena Popp, Baker, Sheriff Greg Armstrong, Smith and Reserve Deputy JP Postlethwaite.
The names of more than 4,800 candidates for degrees at the University of Kansas this spring - representing 99 Kansas counties, 43 other states and 59 other countries - have been announced by the University Registrar.
At the invitation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Katelyn Zink of Quivira Heights High School, Bushton, was selected to attend the 28th Annual Governor's Scholars Awards Program on May 1, in Topeka.
More than 2,800 students are set to graduate from Kansas State University in ceremonies this spring.
Forty-one students were inducted as members of the Ichabod Chapter of the National Senior Honor Society of Mortar Board at Washburn University. Also inducted as honorary members were William Beteta, executive director, Heartland VIsioning, and Rick Ellis, director, Center for Community Service and professor, School of Applied Studies.
Fifth-year students at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy made the transition from student to pharmacist on April 26, when they officially donned their white coats.
Micca Schneider of Great Bend, has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). Micca will be honored during an Induction Convocation this fall on the campus of The University of Kansas.
In its 10th year, Sunflower Bank's ABC: Be True to our Schools program resulted in the greatest donation total in program history, including $4,489 to Great Bend area schools and students.
PRATT - Pratt Community College has selected Kayci Huslilg, from Great Bend, as one of 14 Resident Assistants for 2011-2012. PCC Director of Student Life Rena Rodriquez said there were several qualified applicants that went through the interview process. Resident Assistants must maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. They are student leaders on campus, assisting the Resident Directors with security of the residence halls, facility checks and assisting residents. ...
SHAWNEE, Okla. - Great Bend resident Leslie Rae Wrinkle received a bachelor's degree in nursing during Oklahoma Baptist University's 2011 Spring Commencement on Friday, May 13, in the university's Raley Chapel. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin presented the commencement address. Fallin is an OBU alumna, having attended classes on Bison Hill for two years. She earned a bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University. She became the 27th governor of Oklahoma on Jan. 10.
The College of Business and Entrepreneurship hosted the first-ever Startup Weekend in western Kansas on November 15-17 in McCartney Hall on the Fort Hays State University campus. Thirty-one participants, including FHSU students and alumni, pitched business ideas and formed teams to transform those ideas into functioning businesses.
The Kansas State Fair announced that Logan Evers, Great Bend, is the inaugural recipient of the Ron and Carolyn Holland Scholarship. Logan was chosen for exemplifying outstanding character, perseverance, work ethic, ingenuity and demonstrated scholastic achievement, consistent with the values endeared by the Holland family.
Jordyn Buntain, Great Bend, is a candidate to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at Washburn University commencement exercises at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 in Lee Arena, Petro Allied Health Center. Graduates will also be honored during a recognition and pinning ceremony at 3:30 p.m. the same day at White Concert Hall.
Kansas State University's WinterDance 2013 will feature ballet, modern, jazz, tap, a new West African social dance and more.
Great Bend Middle School announces the September and October Above and Beyond Winners. Each of student was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school Administrators.
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