College News


March 18, 2014
Story by Joe Vinduska
Photo by Brandon Steinert

The Barton Foundation will host its Seventh Annual Clay Shoot from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at Camp Aldrich, 884 NE 110 Ave. in Claflin.  It is sponsored by Mossberg Sanitation Inc., Innovative Livestock Services, Murphy Family Enterprises, Hammeke Electric, Inc., Great Plains Inspection and Smith Supply, LLC.

March 13, 2014
Story and Photo by Joe Vinduska

Barton Community College will officially show off its newly remodeled Fine Arts Auditorium and foyer area by hosting an open house event from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 27.

The event will feature live performances from Barton students and comments from Barton administrators.  There will also be a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development.  Attendees will have the opportunity to tour all areas of the remodeled facility including the stage and backstage areas.

March 7, 2014
Story by Joe Vinduska

Barton Community College has announced its list of graduates who earned associate degrees and those who earned certificates for career training during the fall semester of the 2013 academic year.

Casity Dozler, A.S. 

Anthony Johnston, A.A.S.

March 4, 2014
Story and Photo by Joe Vinduska

Barton Community College and Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina have started a partnership by signing a transfer agreement Tuesday on the Barton County campus.  

The agreement is designed to make transferring to KWU seamless for Barton students.  The agreement guarantees students who graduate from Barton with an associate of arts or science degree and a 2.0 GPA or higher admission to KWU as a junior.

February 3, 2014

Story and photos by Joe Vinduska

Life for Debbie Tomlinson was not easy growing up.  Her mother died of lung cancer when she was young and she moved to Kansas from California with her abusive, alcoholic father.  She was beaten often and at the age of 15 she was kicked out of her house.  She bounced around from home to home and eventually wound up married and pregnant at the age of 17.  The lack of her home life stability coupled with her pregnancy caused her to drop out of high school, a decision she immediately regretted.

February 18, 2014
Story and photo by Brandon Steinert

The primary goals driving most educational pursuits are to discover to a rewarding vocation and earn a respectable living wage.

A traditional bachelor’s degree requires four-years, or more, of commitment. Barton Community College has a smorgasbord of offerings in the medical field that will help students reach those goals in two years or less.