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Kansas members receive National FFA Foundation scholarships

The National FFA Foundation awarded $133,000 in scholarships to members across the state of Kansas. One hundred sixteen members were recognized for their scholarship awards during the third session of the 86th Kansas FFA Convention on May 29.

June 08, 2014 | | Education


More than 150 graduate in McPherson College Class of 2014

As the 142 McPherson College bachelor's students and - for the first time - nine Master of Education students marked their graduation at commencement, they heard both about the value of their talents and the value of their human weakness.

June 08, 2014 | | Education


Great Bend area students accept scholarships to Fort Hays State University

Area students have accepted scholarships to Fort Hays State University for the 2014-2015 school year.

June 08, 2014 | | Education




Ryan Hugh Dunlap Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Dunlap family recently awarded the fifth scholarship from the Ryan Hugh Dunlap Memorial Scholarship Fund. Ryan's family created a scholarship fund for students wishing to enter the fields of education and/or sports medicine. As a graduate of Great Bend High School, Barton Community College, and Southwestern College, Ryan was tirelessly dedicated to his students and athletes. His lifework was as an athletic trainer and physical education teacher. He took pride in the camaraderie of team sports and watching his student's succeed. With this scholarship, future students will be able to further their education in a similar ...

June 08, 2014 | | Education


NCK Tech Commencement

NCK Tech conferred certificates and degrees to 326 students during the May, 2014 Commencement ceremonies. Graduation exercises were held on the Beloit campus on May 16 and on the Hays campus on May 17. Veteran's Honorary Associates Degree. 204 students earned certificates and 122 students were awarded Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degrees.

June 08, 2014 | | Education


Kurtz named MHS salutatorian

Chance Kurtz was named the 2014 Mulvane High School senior class salutatorian. Kurtz attended school in Great Bend from second through eighth grade.

June 06, 2014 | | Education


Great Bend High School 4th Quarter Honor Roll

All A

June 01, 2014 | | Education


Washburn University announces Spring 2014 Dean’s Honor Roll

Washburn University has released the names of students who were named to the spring semester Dean's Honor Roll. To be named to the list, a student must be enrolled in at least 12 graded semester credit hours and attain a semester grade point average between 3.4 and 3.99.

June 01, 2014 | | Education


Student from Great Bend inducted in to criminal justice honor society

Washburn University student Randi McAfee, of Great Bend, has been inducted into Sigma Lambda, a criminal justice honor society.

May 28, 2014 | | Education


Political science department honors top students

The University of Kansas Political Science Department honored its top students at their Recognition Ceremony, with awards and induction into Pi Sigma Alpha last month at the Adams Alumni Center.

May 25, 2014 | Nick Grubbe | Education


Ryan Joseph Bealer Memorial Scholarship Fund

Colton Lagerman is the 2014 Ryan Joseph Bealer Memorial Scholarship recipient. Lagerman is a 2014 graduate of Great Bend High School and will be attending the University of Kansas this fall, majoring in Chemical Engineering. With friends, he enjoys building projects such as a large trebuchet and gas powered bicycles, having cookouts, and playing the occasional video game. Lagerman excels academically and participated in National Honors Society, Student Council, and the Future Business Leaders of America.

May 25, 2014 | | Education


Evers receives agricultural honor

Logan Evers of Great Bend High School was recently presented the school's highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by the Monsanto Company. He received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience. Logan's significant experiences and accomplishments have included maintaining a 3.98 GPA and Vice-president of the GBHS FFA Chapter. He also received a proficiency award in vegetable production.

May 25, 2014 | | Education


Local student completes capstone at McPherson College

Seniors at McPherson College had just one more step to take before they could receive their diplomas at graduation on May 25 - senior projects, presentations, shows or other final assignments.

May 25, 2014 | | Education


Local residents inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Ashley Parrott of La Crosse and Jessica Kraisinger of Otis, both students at Emporia State University, were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

May 25, 2014 | | Education


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4-H Scholarships for the 2015 year

The Barton County 4-H Holding Board announces the recipients of 4-H Scholarships for the 2015 year.

July 26, 2015 | | Education


Teacher unions and civil rights groups battle over future of No Child Left Behind

When the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a new education bill to replace the increasingly unworkable and unpopular No Child Left Behind law last week, one key amendment lay on the cutting room floor.

July 24, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


New Orleans charter challenged on kindergarten admissions testing

A New Orleans parent whose kindergartener took a test for admission to a selective public charter school wants to know more about the test and how it's used. And the state attorney general may be looking into it.

July 23, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


'The Tradition of Enquiry': Oxford education weekend Day Two recap

Saturday was the second day of Oxford’s education weekend, and scholars again brought their various expertise to fulfill the vision of what the tradition of enquiry has been at Oxford.

July 20, 2015 | Erika Mahterian Deseret News | Education


Local students earn a spot on 4.0 business honor scholars list at FHSU

Business students who earned a perfect 4.0 GPA during the spring 2015 semester have been named to the College of Business and Entrepreneurship Honor Scholar list at Fort Hays State University.

July 19, 2015 | | Education


Dr. Adam John appointed to Chief Executive Officer of eduKan Consortium

After extensive search by the eduKan Board of Directors, Adam K. John Ph.D. MBA, has been appointed to CEO of the award-winning consortium to support six community colleges in Kansas and manage the online technology platform.

July 19, 2015 | | Education


Morgan receives Bealer scholarship

The family of Ryan Joseph Bealer created a scholarship fund for Great Bend High School male graduates wishing to enter the engineering. The scholarship is a way to continue to honor Ryan and promote his values. Ryan gifted spirit and talents touched lives in memorable and unique way.

July 17, 2015 | | Education


New CEO appointed to lead eduKan

The new chief executive officer of the eduKan Consortium, Dr. Adam K. John, brings years of experience in higher education.

July 17, 2015 | | Education


Student-led campaigns pushing universities to divest in for-profit prisons

A student-led campaign led to Columbia University becoming the first university in the United States to divest from prison corporations.

July 16, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Education


GOP governors running for President tout, tweak and run from their education records

Some of the Republican Party’s most promising presidential candidates in 2016 are governors or former governors running on their executive experience. Unlike senators, whose experience typically consists of votes and position statements, governors have to govern, leaving a record of hard choices, hurt feelings and other debris behind. That record of choices provides a window into a candidate’s core values and leadership style that is hard to get from a senator.

July 16, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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