Fort Scott Community College, Board of Trustees
February Board Report
Alysia Johnston; President
Many of our sports teams and activities have begun to participate in competitions this semester.
We continue to practice mitigation procedures which include wearing a mask, maintaining a 6 feet distance when possible, minimizing the number of people at events, and other measures to
help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at our events.
We no longer print programs of the events; however, athletic virtual programs will be available at the games via QR code scan. The QR
codes will be available on our website and at the games.
Fort Scott Community College Athletic Department Attendance Policy
Beginning February 6, 2021 Fort Scott Community College will allow spectators to attend athletic events up to 25% fan seating capacity. This decision shall be reviewed March 1, 2021, at
which time the capacity limit may be increased, decreased, or remain steady.
Below are the capacity requirements:
• Indoor Sports: 25% fan seating capacity maximum
• Basketball – Two fans per FSCC student-athlete will be allowed on pass list. FSCC students will be allowed to attend up to the 25% capacity of the arena.
Total fan attendance not to exceed 62 total fans. No visiting team fans will be allowed.
• Volleyball – Three fans per FSCC student-athletes will be allowed on pass list. FSCC students will be allowed to attend up to the 25% capacity of the arena.
Total fan attendance not to exceed 93 total fans. No visiting team fans will be allowed.
• FSCC student-athletes are required to submit names on pass list 48 hours ahead of game time. FSCC students must present student ID in order to attend the games.
• Outdoor Sports: 25% fan seating capacity maximum where seating is clearly designated.
For those venues or areas without clearly designated seating, fans must remain socially distanced.
• No visiting fans will be allowed at FSCC outdoor events
All fans must wear masks for both indoor and outdoor venues.
• There shall be no concessions allowed
No outside food or drinks allowed.
Every effort will be made to ensure a 6-ft area marked off separating the teams and participants from the spectators.
The Kansas Board of Regents 2021 Community College Data Book was recently released. The Data Book includes information concerning the 19 KS community colleges and breaks-out each
college specifically. Sections 1-4 of the Data Book give cumulative information for all KS community colleges concerning finance, tuition & fees, students, and faculty & staff. The last section addresses individual institutional profiles. There is a lot of good information in the data book that allows us to take a granular look at some of our 55 numbers. https://www.kansasregents.org/resources/PDF/Data/2021_Community_College_Data_
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force
Fort Scott Community College Head Men’s Basketball Coach Michael Cook has been chosen as a NJCAA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Region Ambassador.
According to the NJCAA, “Ambassadors will develop a working framework to form EDI Region Committees and led their respective regions in EDI initiatives. Region Ambassadors will fill an especially important role the Region EDI Committees will play on a regional and national level.
Intentional focus will be to educate, empower, and engage our student-athletes, coaches, and athletic directors.”
Cook is currently the Chairperson of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Fort Scott Community College. He has been Head Men’s Basketball Coach for 13 years and also teaches several classes.
Bridge the Gap
The DEI Task force partnered with the FSCC TRIO program and local law enforcement on a Bridging the Gap project that encourages interaction between our students, Fort Scott Police
Department, and Bourbon County Sheriff’s Department. Personnel from both the Fort Scott Police and Bourbon County Sheriff’s Department are attending weight training with students (at
5:00 a.m.) as one of the Bridge the Gap activities.
Fort Scott Community College Head Baseball Coach John Hill III picked up his 400th career, beating Cloud Community College 2-1 in a three game series. Hill grabbed his 400th career victory Friday, Feb. 5 with 9-7 victory over Cloud. Hill is the career leader in wins at Fort Scott Community College. The Greyhounds beat Cloud 5-4 Thursday in the home, season and series opener. Greyhound baseball hosts a four-game series with Iowa Lakes Community College Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13 in Fort Scott.
After becoming the career leader in wins last season, surpassing Hall of Fame Coach Bob Eshelbrenner with 142 wins, Fort Scott Community College Head Men’s Basketball Coach Michael Cook entered the 2021 season with 148 wins. He picked up his 150th victory with a126-73 decision over Bethel JV on Jan. 30, 2021.
Cook’s victory total now sits at 151 as the Greyhounds defeated Craig Tyson Prep 103-67 Saturday, Feb. 6. Fort Scott basketball is 3-2 on the season and faces St. Louis Community
College Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. The Greyhounds host Baker University JV Friday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.
Washburn University Meet: Kailah Gilmore started the meet by winning the long jump & punching her ticket to nationals with a jump of 18’1”. This jump was a school record and NJCAA leading mark. Gilmore also finished 5th in the 60m final.
Trinity Sinegal places 2nd in the 60m & 3rd in the 200m. Punches her ticket to nationals in the 60m with a time of 7.72. She set two new school records in the 60m & 200m. Sinegal is now sitting 4th in the NJCAA for the 60m. Sinegal also finished 6th in the long jump.
Russell Mitchell breaks his own school record in the 60m Hurdles with time of a 8.20. Placing him 5th in the NJCAA.
Damazvia Dames wins the TJ with a jump of 36’5″. Dames set a new school record & punches her ticket to nationals! Placing her 4th in the NJCAA in the triple jump. Dames also finished 8th in the long jump.
The women’s 4x400m relay finished 4th while setting a new school record of 4:11.78. This relay included Rachel Booker, Jayda Jones, Kentayshija Pruitt, and Jada Sneed. Jordan Collins was the meet champion in the 200m with a time of 22.23.
Angelica Bernal set a new school record in the 800m with a time of 2:36.22
Our meats team has been doing an outstanding job and was high team overall at their last two National Contests.
Lone Star Classic Results
High Team Overall
1st Beef Judging
1st Overall Beef
1st Pork Judging
2nd in Beef Grading
High Individual Overall
High Individual Overall Beef (Judging and Grading)
2nd in Questions
3rd in Pork Judging
Second High Individual Overall
Second High Individual Overall Beef (Judging and Grading)
2nd in Beef Judging
4th in Pork Judging
5th in Total Placings
2nd in Pork Judging
3rd in Questions
5th in Beef Grading
7th High Individual Overall
5th in Beef Judging
5th in Pork Judging
5th in Questions
8th High Individual Overall
2nd High Alternate
3rd High Alternate
6th High Alternate
Livestock Judging Team
The team had a great trip north to South Dakota!
Sioux Empire Livestock Show Results
3rd high team overall
1st high team in sheep/goats
4th high team in cattle
6th high team in reasons
Logan Parker- 2nd high individual in sheep/goats
Chase DeVries- 6th high individual in sheep/goats
Esports wraps up season
Posted: Jan 05, 2021
Greyhounds in Playoffs
Madden 21 – William ‘Squilly’ Lewis – 5/3 record – #8 Overall
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Janus ‘Peregrine’ Belcuore – 6/2 record – #28 Overall
Regular Season Results
Overwatch Team – 3/5 record – #19 Overall
Valorant Team – 4/4 record – #15 Overall
Madden 21 – Garrett Peterson – 1/3/3 record – #32 Overall
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Ryan ‘Spycrab’ Hillman – 5/3 record – #35 Overall
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Dylan ‘GoodBoyDylan’ Graham – 5/3 record – #61 Overall
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Mark ‘Murikhi’ Adams – 2/6 record – #150 Overall
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Mackenzie ‘Lunar_Star45’ Peoples – 2/6 record – #151 Overall
Fort Scott Community College Ranks Among The Top Colleges In Kansas
Fort Scott Community College has been awarded top ranking status for Best Colleges in Kansas by Intelligent.com. Fort Scott Community College was listed among thousands of public institutions in the nation, and the comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 2,277 accredited colleges and universities. Each university is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.
The 2021 rankings are calculated through a unique scoring system which includes student engagement, potential return on investment and leading third party evaluations. Intelligent.com
analyzed 192 schools, on a scale of 0 to 100, with only 48 making it to the final list. The methodology also uses an algorithm which collects and analyzes multiple rankings into one score
to easily compare each university.
To access the complete ranking, please visit:
Black History Month
Black History Month Tribute Panel Exhibit
The Gordon Parks Museum at Fort Scott Community College, is hosting “Tribute Panel Exhibit” to celebrate Black History Month. This consists of over 80 different posters, photos, and
information of the some of the great and important Black innovators and Leaders throughout history. The exhibit also features some inspiring and moving quotes on display each day by
The “Quote of the Day” provides a great opportunity to promote educational activities throughout the month to keep black history and diversity at the forefront along with encouraging
opportunities to learn more.
For more information about “Black History Month Tribute Panel Exhibit” contact the Gordon Parks Museum at 620-223-2700 ext 5850 or visit http:www.gordonparkscenter.org/
Mayhew The Forgotten Cemetery Virtual Lunch and Learn Event
Fort Scott-The Gordon Parks Museum at Fort Scott Community College, hosted “Mayhew The Forgotten Cemetery” a presentation and discussion by Shirley Hurd and Ann Rawlins.
The presentation Explored almost 70 years of a predominantly African-American abandoned cemetery’s history in Fort Scott, KS brought back to life with displays of artifacts, research
notes, family history, maps, and aerial drone photos. The abandoned Mayhew Cemetery was active from about 1868 -1937. The Mayhew is located in Fort Scott, KS. There are no tombstones to mark the graves of at least 176 early Fort Scott and Bourbon County citizens
A Mayhew Cemetery project fund has been established by both Shirley and Ann, in memory of the Mayhew Cemetery. The donations will be used to build a memorial stone with all the names
engraved and will be located for the public to view. Donations can be accepted by Landmark National Bank, 2300 S. Main St. Fort Scott, KS, 66071 or online via the Fort Scott Area
Chamber of Commerce website. For more information about the donation: Contact Ann Rawlins at the OFGS with any questions 620-223-3300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shirley Hurd and Ann Rawlins are both members, librarians, and researchers for the Old Fort Genealogy Society in Fort Scott, KS
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• Emporia State Campus Visit 2/24
• 8-Week Courses Start 3/1
• MSSU Campus Visit 3/9
• Spring Rodeo 3/12-3/14
• Aggie Days 3/26