Submitted by Heather Browne
FSCC Rodeo Team to Host 36th Annual Spring College Rodeo
The Fort Scott Community College Rodeo Team will host its 36th annual Spring College Rodeo Friday, March 3, through Sunday, March 5, at Arnold Arena. Students from Kansas and Oklahoma will compete in the exciting, action-packed event.
“We look forward to hosting the home rodeo each year. It’s a great opportunity for the students to show the community what they’ve been working on every day,” said FSCC Head Rodeo Coach Chad Cross. “We always enjoy seeing the community, alumni and parents come out to support our team.”
The FSCC Spring Rodeo will take place at 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 3; 8 a.m., 1 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4; and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 5. Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $5 for FSCC students, $3 for children ages 6–12, and free for children ages 5 and under.
The event will also feature a silent auction. Proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships for the rodeo students.
For more information, contact Chad Cross at 620-223-2700, ext. 7020.
FSCC Seeks Host Families for Adopt-a-Greyhound Program
Each year, students from across the United States travel to Fort Scott to study at Fort Scott Community College. FSCC is currently seeking local families to adopt a student for the spring 2017 semester.
“At times, it can be very lonely here for the students who are far from home,” said DeAnn Welch, FSCC Student Success Center Director. “These families serve as a family away from home to encourage and support the students.”
Per NJCAA rules, monetary transactions are not allowed—however, sponsoring families can have students over for dinner and support them at events. FSCC will host a meet-and-greet for the families and students at a later date.
Community members who are interested in adopting a student may contact DeAnn Welch at 620-223-2700, ext. 4300.
FSCC Students Honored at Phi Theta Kappa Honors Luncheon
Four Fort Scott Community College students were honored during the annual Phi Theta Kappa Honors Luncheon on Thursday, February 16, in Topeka, Kan. FSCC named Sirena Bruner, Cara Comstock, Ellen Jones and Skyler Smith II to the 2017 All-Kansas Academic Team.
Sirena Bruner attended the FSCC main campus and had a 3.90 grade point average. In addition to participating in Phi Theta Kappa, Bruner was a member of the Choir. She was named to the President’s Honor Roll. Bruner recently transferred to Pittsburg State University to major in psychology.
Cara Comstock attends the FSCC main campus and has a 3.84 grade point average. In addition to participating in Phi Theta Kappa, Comstock is a member of the Livestock Judging Team, President’s Ambassadors and Agriculture Ambassadors. She also serves as a work study student employee. She has been named to the President’s Honor Roll. Comstock plans to transfer to Kansas State University and major in agriculture education and animal science.
Ellen Jones attends the Miami County Campus of FSCC and has a 3.90 grade point average. She serves as her Phi Theta Kappa chapter’s vice president of service and also volunteers for FSCC’s Kids’ College. She has been named to the President’s and Dean’s Honor Rolls. Jones plans to transfer to Pittsburg State University and major in art.
Skyler Smith II attends the Miami County Campus of FSCC and has a 3.90 grade point average. He serves as his Phi Theta Kappa chapter’s vice president of leadership. He also serves as a member of the Miami County Campus Ambassadors, volunteers for FSCC’s Kids’ College and tutors. He received his chapter’s outstanding officer award and was named to the President’s Honor Roll. Smith plans to transfer to Emporia State University and major in English.
Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society, recognizes the academic achievements of two-year college students. Students who have completed 12 credit hours and earned a 3.5 or higher grade point average are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa. For more information about the Fort Scott campus chapter (Alpha Theta Omega), please call Susie Arvidson at 620-223-2700, ext. 3441. For more information about the Miami County campus chapter (Beta Rho Lambda), please call Buddy Jo Tanck at 913-294-4178.
Photo caption—Pictured from left to right: FSCC Board of Trustees member Robert Nelson; FSCC Students Sirena Bruner, Cara Comstock, and Ellen Jones; FSCC Board of Trustees member Liz Meyer; and FSCC President Alysia Johnston.
FSCC Announces Fall 2016 Semester Honor Roll
Fort Scott Community College proudly announces its fall 2016 semester honor roll students. A total of 252 students earned honor roll distinction. The Honor Roll requires a semester GPA of 3.5 to 3.74. The Dean’s Honor Roll requires a semester GPA of 3.75 to 3.99. The President’s Honor Roll requires a semester GPA of 4.0.
Keller Agre, Brian Aranda, Christian Bates, Brett Beckham, Kayln Beel, Makenna Berger, Addison Berry, Adam Biby, Ayrton Bicknell, Thomas Boatwright, Cheyenne Brewer, Kylie Bruner, Aidan Carter, Shannon Chulufas, Payton Coyan, Leslie Damian, Kitana Diediker, Michael Donahue, Lenna Dunagan, Trisha Elder, Dustin Erikson, Lauren Flater, Zachary Franz, Dominick Goodwin, Katie Gorman, Kaitlyn Graves, Sirr Green, Meghan Guss, Joshua Ham, Keith Hames, Luke Hamilton, Caleb Hanson, Frederick Harmon, Shantaja Heath, Clay Hokr, Boby Johnson, Benjamin Kiefer, Ryan Malone, Erin Mantz, Mitchell McCallister, Benjamin McConnell, Elizabeth McFarland, Nickolan McGaan, Rachel Merrick, Nathan Miller, Vershayda Moellman, Sean Moore, Sharon Morgan, Aris-Shea Nakagawa, Jackalynn Neher, Brady Newman, Jared Oshel, Kaitlan Palmer, Keyshla Perez, Lindy Pettibon, Megan Phillips, Haleigh Robertson, Charles Runnels, Alec Rust, Tanner Sarbaugh, Krystal Schroff, Macy Scott, Tristan Scott, Ashlee Setina, Josie Soares, Trey Sparks, Tabor Spurling, Jayson Stepter, Stevin Summers, Sarah Tavernaro, Kierstin Taylor, Katherine Thoden, Richard Thompson, Amanda Trull, Courtney Umphenour, Aaron Watts, Lindsey Watts, Mackay Williams, Owen Wilson, Aimee Wimp, Brenton Wrigley, Lane York and Carter Young.
Dean’s Honor Roll
Chase Abram, Robert Bailey, Andy Bien-Aime, Jacob Blevins, Chavis Brewer, Nicole Brooks, Bailie Brown Jared Brown, Patrick Broxterman, Jessica Cain, Seth Chandler, Jacob Cochran, Mataya Cook, Kylee Cronin, Danny Daniels, Stephanie Dill, Meghann Fountain, Abigail Gilligan, Allison Gilligan, Davis Goodbody, Madelyn Goode, Layne Graham, Madison Gray, Ethan Hart, Courtney Head, Genna Hull, James Humble, Codi Hunt, Michael Jenkins, Ellen Jones, Jenna Kakas, Deardin Kelley, Sarah Kelley, Austin Kern, Cameron Kilgore, Shane Kober, Brandon Krennrich, Kevin Land, Tiffany Lane, Donald Lawrence, Thomas Mayfield, Kaleb McCall, Janice Mccourt, Scott McMannus, Kayla Miller, Brolon Moton, Kristopher Nickelson, Jason Owens Tina Penner, Alexis Peterson, Nguyen Pham, Erica Pinneo, Mandie Ridge, Alexandrea Rooks, Nathan Rourke, Sydney Russell, Matthew Schick, Kyle Thompson, Michalyn Trimble, Jessica Turner, Grant Vollrath, Mark Waterbury, Kevin Weirich, Kassie West and John Westerfield.
President’s Honor Roll
Mariah Aebersold, Jason Alt, Grant Anderson, Heather Bahr, Brandon Baker, William Baker, Susan Benson, Bryan Booth, Taylor Brecheisen, Michaela Brewer, Karlee Brumback, Sarah Bunce, Haley Casey, Jessea Chapman, Abigail Cooke, Rilie Creollo, Michael Davidson, Zachary Davis, Brock Denomme, Shelby Denton, Austin Dimmett, Benjamin Ethridge, Briona Fields, Timothy Fredrickson, Destiny Garcia, Mitchell Gehrke, Anne Ghere, Dylan Giager, Christian Goben, Molly Graham, Zachary Gudenkauf, Colin Gulotta, Amy Hagan, Zachary Hager, Mariah Hamblin, Derek Hammer, Lanie Hastings, David Hawkins, Shelbi Heikes, Tyler Henninger, Wyatt Hoggatt, Heather Huesman, Shelby Hutchison, Dallas Johnson, Cinetia Joseph, Andrea Kaiser, Kady Laporte, Brian Larson, Brad Lewis, Scott Little, Lindsay Locke, Justin Logan, Cristin Lowry, Allie Martin, Johnathon McMurtrey, Lacey Miles, Lane Moran, Jenna Nevius, Johnathan Palmer, Tina Palmer, Mercedes Pankau, Michaela Pfaff, Kylie Pfeiffer, Joshua Ralle, Joshua Rawlins, Taylor Remington, Bethany Robison, Rick Runion, Carla Salas, Meghan Schasteen, Taylor Schilling, Cody Schlesener, Cole Schroeder, Kim Schwab, Tessney Shoemaker, Dacey Simpson, Larry Sinclair, Trenton Sinn, Mason Skiles, Mitchell Sloan, Skyler Smith, Tony Stone, Matthew Strathe, George Stubblefield, Grant Swickhamer, Alexandria Trager, Samantha Tucker, Mackenzie Tynon, Christopher Tyson, Rachel Walker, Cody Weber, Alexandra Whisler, Emily White, Daniel Whitmore, Kirstie Williams, Devonte Wilson, Jennifer Wisniewski, Caitlyn Wiswell, James Witt, Nicole Woods-Buyea, Tayler Yackle, Barrett Young and Jason Youngblood.
For more information, contact Tom Havron, FSCC Dean of Students/Athletic Director, at 620-223-2700, ext. 3500.