FSCC Celebrates And Looks At Changes

The FSCC Meats Judging Championship Team: Zach Wood, Zach Steed, Reba Colin, Ryan Malone, Jacob Martin, Rachel Gold, and Coach Jenilee Martin. Taken from the FSCC Facebook page.

Celebrates champs

The Fort Scott Community College Meats Judging Team will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Thursday, November 16 at the Ellis Fine Arts Center on the campus.

The team is the 2017A-Division National Champion Meats Judging Team.

“We are incredibly proud of our students and our coach, Jenilee Martin,” FSCC President Alysia Johnston said. “They represent us well. In the last four years, they have won it three times.”

“This was a good bunch,” Coach Jenilee Martin said. “They went through a lot of adversity and came out with a good year.”

Changes: Martin To Resign

Martin, the three-time national championship coach of the team will be resigning  December 20, according to Kassie Fugate-Cate, director of strategic communication at FSCC.

She will take a position with the  Kansas State Extension Office in Hill City, after working at FSCC for four years, Martin told FortScott.Biz.

“I’ve worked with a lot of great people here,” Martin said. “I came back to FSCC because they cared about their students and the opportunities they give the students.”

“Students, faculty, and staff have taught me a lot of lessons,” she said. “It’s been a fun go.”

“We are saddened that she is going, but we know she’ll be successful wherever she goes,” President Johnston said.

Martin was also a one-half time admissions representative in addition to her coaching duties.

Johnston said the position to replace Martin will change when advertised, from a recruiter to an advisor position.

Changes: FSCC Hires New Administration Employees

Fort Scott Community College recently hired Kassie Fugate-Cate as the newly created position of Director of Strategic Communication. Previously she was an admissions representative at FSCC.  In addition, she will remain as Student Activities Coordinator. She started November 6 in her new position. Cate is a resident of Pittsburg.

“We combined positions to use our resources as efficiently as we can,” President Johnston said. “Kassie is getting her masters in public relations.”

Kassie Fugate-Cate is the new FSCC Director of Strategic Communications.

Amanda Downing is a new admissions representative, taking the prior position filled by Fugate-Cate. She started November 13.

Amanda Downing is a new FSCC Admissions Representative.

Also new to the administration at FSCC is Jordan Underwood who is the financial aid assistant that started this semester. Underwood hales from Crestline.

Jordan Underwood is the new FSCC Financial Aid Assistant.


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